Friday, 23 January 2015

Historical Romance Friday x2 reviews

Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage his properties. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter in rural obscurity while stewarding the estate. Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen's hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.

When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas's eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, and he will take on family, the meddling duke, and Gwen's own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady's happiness. 

My thoughts:
This book takes place before the Windhaven books, and now when you mention it, I do remember Gwen from that first book. I remembering wondering what her deal was.

But read this one before, afterwards, where ever. Cos I have not read a single book in the series to which this book belongs. Some Lords thing, oh well, it did not matter. It truly is a good stand alone book.

Douglas lost two brothers in a year, older brothers who made a mess of the family money. Now he wants to buy a new estate but needs advice. He was a nice man, he wanted to do the right thing. He loved deeply.

Gwen could have been broken, but was not. She stayed strong for her daughter. I did like that in her and her need to protect her child.

They fall in love. But oh no, the family of her daughter's father shows up. What do do? But do not worry, love always win in the end.

Conclusion:
Nice. 

Cover
Ugh, no

ebook, 384 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Lonely Lords #8
Historical romance
Own

When Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn, discovered the woman he loved was carrying another man’s child, he refused to marry her. In retaliation, her father ruined Devlyn. When Sophie Hamilton, the man’s eldest daughter, comes to him with an unexpected offer, Devlyn seizes the chance for vengeance. What he doesn’t bargain on is how revenge could cost him the one thing he wants the most. Sophie’s love.

All her life, Sophie’s tried to earn her father’s love to no avail. Even her one chance for happiness was crushed beneath his tyrannical thumb, leaving her firmly on the shelf at forty-one. Sophie accepts her fate until she impulsively uses her father’s criminal activities to escape a life of servitude and right a wrong at the same time. She never really expected the Devil of Devlyn to actually accept her rash proposal, and she certainly hadn’t planned on falling in love with a younger man.

My thoughts:
The thing that was different in this one was her age, ok, brace yourselves...she was OLDER, and not just by a year, but by like, what was it, 9? I know, scandalous! 

Sophie hates her dad, her sister, her home.
Quentin hates her dad, and her sister.
Sophie comes to him and tells him that he can get revenge, and her.
He is all, hm, a trick? But I can do her, and I do want that revenge.
So tadaa, they marry. He introduces her to the pleasure that she wanted.

But oh no! Her sister does NOT like that he turned her down but married Sophie.
Her father is not happy.
Her brother is not happy.

I liked this one. Sophie wanted to live and to get away from her bitch of a sister and her effing dad.

Quentin was known as the devil. But he was a nice guy. Sophie's sister wounded him deeply but he still falls for Sophie and does some chasing.

Conclusion
There is a bit of drama (her bitch of a sister!), they get it on, they start to fall for each other and they live happily ever after.  Nice.

Cover
Something is off with the neck, but otherwise good

ebook, 244 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Maroli SP Imprints
Historical romance
Own


34 comments:

  1. hahhah! I always feel weird looking at historical romance covers. :)

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  2. I do enjoy a good historical romance!

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  3. I wish I liked historical romance more. The first cover is hideous.

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    1. I love them for they are pure escapism :)

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  4. Eh, I'm not a fan of historical romance. But thanks for the great reviews!

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  5. I like a historical romance occasionally, but neither of these sounds outstanding.

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    1. Truth be told, I really enjoy them but I almost never find them outstanding. They do not need to be for me

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  6. LOL - that first cover is so sleazy!

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  7. I don't read much historical romance, but when I do (this isn't a meme... I swear) I usually find myself enjoying it. Might need to pick these up.

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  8. That second one sounds good!

    "But I can do her, and I do want that revenge." Ha!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  9. I'm reading Grace B.'s contemporary romance sometime this week, I hope I enjoy her enough to check out her historicals next.

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    1. I meant to read it but my NG copy, sigh, I can't request from them when they give me pdfs

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  10. I have a couple of Burrowes books I need to get to. I read one and it was nice though took me a bit to get into for some reason.

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  11. I want to read a Burrowes book. This sounds good.

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  12. It sounds like 2 interesting books to read!

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  13. I really should pick some of her books up. Your reviews were fun and made me smile

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  14. I love a good historical romance and don't read enough of them. These both sound really good so on to the TBR list they go. Great reviews!

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    1. I got them as freebies once upon a time :)

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  15. Both sound good to me! Ha, the guy on the first cover looks like trouble.

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  16. Love's Revenge sounds like something I would like, evil sister included.

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  17. I love a good standalone. These both sound good! Gotta love a nice HEA, especially one that comes after drama rama.

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