124. The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

This was a tough book to get into. I picked this for the storyline and Katewriting. The hard part of reading this book is when Edward (Ned) Granville Earl of Ashby and his friend and secretary John Turner make a spur of the moment bet and switch identities. It really got confusing in spots when they switched back and forth. I would have a hard time to live back then as women were properties and had way too many rules to follow. Phoebe was doing well until her father drowned after a bad business deal. She was made a governess as she was dropped from the Ton and had to work for a living. There are so many twists and changes in this story it makes it hard to keep it straight. Don’t let this make you pass this book up. I liked it and so should you. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

121. Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent. Not an under 18 book!

This is so Not a kids book. I knew it crossed lines but even I had to put this down when those disturbing moments came along. Louisa is a widow whose husband was injured during the war. She goes to a Madame as she is still a virgin. She wants to marry, have children and yet loved her husband so much she doesn’t want to let the Ton know he couldn’t have regular sex. I can’t go into how many ways this book surprised me with wicked twists-literally. If you don’t like rough sex and hardcore BDSM don’t get this book. If it is your kind of read then you will enjoy following Louisa and Geoffrey as they fix her problems. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

120. Why Lords Lose Their Hearts by Manda Collins

I have found a new author. Manda has a nice book here. She came up with a very plausible story line. She has created some very special people in this series. I haven’t read the first stories but it didn’t upset this book. Perdita was in danger from her husband. Her sister and a friend tried to get her husband, a Duke, to take the knife away from her throat. It ends up with him dead. 2 years later she is being scared with attacks and news stories. Archer, 3rd son of a Duke, has loved her forever and becomes her protector. She refuses to hide. You have to read how Archer protects her and how they flush out the villain. Please read and enjoy this book.

119. Rogue With a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch

What a lively book. I do like a wild Highlander story and boy did I get it with this story. Suzanne should be proud of this story. It’s Highlanders so you know there is arguing and fighting. Two people aren’t-Arran MacLawry and Mary Campbell. Their families are sworn enemies but find they like each other. I can’t imagine living back then when the Laird of the Clan told you who to marry. They run away and there begins all the twisty, turny spoilers for this book. I won’t ruin it for you. Most It is easy to figure out but the big one I wasn’t ready for. Pass the word-Read this book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

119. The Soldier’s Email Order Bride by Cora Seton

Cora did a good job with this book. I don’t know about Military life. I can only guess how one would feel. This is a plot that could play out everywhere on any given day. Ella was moving up in her world of Stars in the movie business. She was up for an Oscar and getting married too. Then it crashed around her and she ran. Austin was a mess when he couldn’t save his best friend. To top it off to save his home he and his 3brothers have to marry and get heirs to get their home back. Austin puts out a Wife Needed email. Ella saw it and went to hide with Austin. There are a lot of ups and downs in this story. I laughed. I cried. I really liked this book. I can feel rereads coming on. Thank you Cora. Grab this book quickly!

117. Taken. By Sylvia Day over 18 readers anthology

Sylvia has done it again. This is a six novella series. She has developed a great story with some special people. The men are Military-retired from Special OPS. They work in a rough bar and keep their eyes and ears open to pass on information to the Government. So besides the bar jobs she does what she does best and writes some of the longest bedroom scenes I’ve ever read. This is not recommended for under 18 readers. I would say to adults who like spice that this is a good read. Enjoy! I got this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

116. Only With You. By Lauren Layne. Over 18 Story

Lauren writes the best storylines in her books. She can write some of the darnedest dysfunctional families and friends. Sophie is in Vegas for a party and is dressed Vegas style. She gets stuck in an elevator with a guy when it stops and the lights go out. She flips out and when it goes again he thinks she is a hooker. She meets Gray again when he dates her sister and somehow after moving to Seattle she takes a job from him when her sister talked Gray into it. The smiles and disagreements spark up the story. Gray is uptight and close lipped and the total opposite of Sophie. Please read this book to find out how it ends. Enjoy this read! I got this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

115. Desired. By Stacey Kennedy. Over 18 readers

I enjoy reading stories from Stacey. I feel like her people are my friends too. While this is a series the stories feel like they are stand alone books. If you are uneasy with BDSM step back. Stacey has a way of explaining what is happening that makes the book. Kyler is a Master Dom who is looking for a sub. He is at a friend’s wedding when he connects with Ella. She has an unhappy past and doesn’t want a new relationship. They feel the sparks and Kyler wants her to try his lifestyle. She promised herself to live like she is dying so she agrees to try. Then her past comes back to haunt her. I don’t give spoilers so if you like this review try the book. I got this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

114. Trapped at the Altar. by Jane Feather

I enjoy reading Jane’s books. It has been awhile but this one was still hard to put down. I am not a big fan of these stories where everyone is summoned to the King or Queen. Then you have to watch who is telling tales today. Ariadne was an independent girl. She looked after herself. Her grandfather meant for her to marry Ivor. She loved Gabriel. Her grandfather dies and she is forced to marry Ivor. They have been friends since they were children. Then they are to go to London and get into the Royal graces. This was a good story line. There are turns here and there. They make the story interesting. Give this book a chance. Enjoy! I got this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

113. Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Roeve and Sarah McIntyre

This story is a Hoot! It was written for kids but it is a cute read for parents too. Oliver’s parents are explorers. He is 10 and has traveled and learned amazing things. They came home. They found floating islands. They leave to explore one and they disappear. Oliver follows and meets many new friends. Mr. Culpepper is an Albatross. Iris is a mermaid and Cliff is a small Rambling Isle. I don’t want to give up spoilers but it was nice to see a youngster helping parents. There was a cool finish and it proves that even the most afraid person or island can become brave too. Phillip and Sarah did a great job! P.S. Don’t forget the Sea Monkeys! I got this story for an honest review for NetGalley.