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Tuesday
Jan212014

OFFICIAL BOOK REVIEW: Sapphire's Are an Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen 

 

She is the spy from the three jewels. She has managed to keep her background a secret but will Andrew expose her when he learns her secrets?

Lily Dawson is the Countess of Charm. She is known as a courtesan in the ton and most sought after. She is thought to be one of the three mistresses of the Earl of Sinclair. She actually works for the Foreign Office. Her task is to get close to the Duke of Ravenscroft as it is believed that he is Artemis and has the list of names of England’s spies who are being targeted for assassination. Lily takes her work seriously, as seriously as her father did, before she was thrown out of the family. During the course of the story we hear more about Lily's story but it is Lucifer who uses that information against her to gain what he believes is his.

Lily tries to keep on task but Andrew keeps putting the pieces together and discovering what the next step is for Lily and appears where he shouldn’t be, much to Lily’s continued frustration. At times she does find him useful but mostly he interrupts her thoughts and inhibits her progress. In the end, Lily does give in and allow Andrew to assist her to find the answers she needs.

Andrew, Earl of Darlington, is upset and angry. He is prepared to expose Lily especially when he believes she is the reason his father's behavior has become more decadent since his mother's death a few months previously. When his plan goes awry, Lily calls him a fool and that she can't believe that she loved him. And he is astounded. He had believed himself in love with her friend Juliette but he eventually starts seeing Lily in a new light. Very slowly and with much interference in Lily's plans, Andrew realizes that he does love Lily and he almost loses her. He is also amazed at her ability to defend herself from many of the men.

I liked that the three women are so different in traits and personality as it makes the stories unique. This story completes the series. In the end, for the reader who has been following this series you do find out who Artemis is and where the rubies are. This book is probably the most action packed as Lily is an agent and she is the only one who can get close to the Duke and get the information that is required.

This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer

Reviewer Comments:

She is the spy from the three jewels. She has managed to keep her background a secret but will Andrew expose her when he learns her secrets?

Lily Dawson is the Countess of Charm. She is known as a courtesan in the ton and most sought after. She is thought to be one of the three mistresses of the Earl of Sinclair. She actually works for the Foreign Office. Her task is to get close to the Duke of Ravenscroft as it is believed that he is Artemis and has the list of names of England’s spies who are being targeted for assassination. Lily takes her work seriously, as seriously as her father did, before she was thrown out of the family. During the course of the story we hear more about Lily's story but it is Lucifer who uses that information against her to gain what he believes is his.

Lily tries to keep on task but Andrew keeps putting the pieces together and discovering what the next step is for Lily and appears where he shouldn’t be, much to Lily’s continued frustration. At times she does find him useful but mostly he interrupts her thoughts and inhibits her progress. In the end, Lily does give in and allow Andrew to assist her to find the answers she needs.

Andrew, Earl of Darlington, is upset and angry. He is prepared to expose Lily especially when he believes she is the reason his father's behavior has become more decadent since his mother's death a few months previously. When his plan goes awry, Lily calls him a fool and that she can't believe that she loved him. And he is astounded. He had believed himself in love with her friend Juliette but he eventually starts seeing Lily in a new light. Very slowly and with much interference in Lily's plans, Andrew realizes that he does love Lily and he almost loses her. He is also amazed at her ability to defend herself from many of the men.

I liked that the three women are so different in traits and personality as it makes the stories unique. This story completes the series. In the end, for the reader who has been following this series you do find out who Artemis is and where the rubies are. This book is probably the most action packed as Lily is an agent and she is the only one who can get close to the Duke and get the information that is required.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Read Chapter Sample: PROMISE ME TEXAS by Jodi Thomas

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PROMISE ME TEXAS by Jodi Thomas

Berkley books | ISBN: 9780425250747

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Apple | Books a Million

On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth about the powerful senator she's about to marry. Convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse, the train wrecks, and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw.

Andrew McLaughlin doesn't believe in loving; he loved deeply once and thinks he'll never survive another loss. Aboard a train heading toward Dallas, in the moment before it crashes, he saves a beautiful woman and is injured in the fall. When he wakes up, he finds that she’s claimed him as her fiancé—and now they’re both on the run, and destined to do everything it takes to make an unexpected promise of love come true.

Read Excerpt:

Chapter 3

Andrew McLaughlin struggled in and out of consciousness.  If it hadn’t been for the pain below his eye, he would have thought he was dreaming or living inside one of the stories he sometimes jotted down in his journal.  

A band of robbers.  A train wreck.  A beautiful lady curled up beside him.  

He’d been alone for so long the nearness of her was well worth the pain.  He could feel her breathing as her body rose and fell softly against his side.

    “Are you awake?” she whispered.

He felt the brush of her words near his ear but didn’t move.

    “Yes,” he managed.  He didn’t want to open his eyes and find he’d only been dreaming.  He wanted her near so he could memorize how she felt and smelled and moved.  One more memory, one more to save.

    “Thank you for saving my life.”

    “You’re welcome.”  He hadn’t given it much thought.  He’d been leaning on the corner of the platform preparing to jump before the robbery started when she’d almost bumped into him coming out of a freight car.  A moment later, the accident occurred and grabbing her had all been instinct.

    His confused mind wanted to ask her whether if he saved her, could he keep her, but she’d only think him out of his head and she wouldn’t be wrong.

    “I have to know your name.”  She nudged him lightly on the shoulder.  “They’ll ask me.”

    “Andrew,” he answered.  “Andrew McLaughlin.”  He was floating, feeling like his mind might go underwater and disappear any moment.  He wasn’t sure if he was talking to her, or simply hallucinating.  “What’s your name?”

    “Beth McMurray.”  Laughter filtered through her words.  “And, if you’ve no objection, Andrew, I’ve told people you and I are engaged.”

    Hallucinating, he thought, definitely hallucinating.  She might be a dream, but the pain in his muscles told him the wreck and the fall from a moving train had been real.  “I had a friend with me.  He may still be on the train.”

“I’m sorry, Andrew.  I saw the body of the man you climbed on the train with.”  She touched his chest as if to offer comfort.  “He’s dead along with most of the others.  Was he a good friend?”

    “No,” Andrew answered, “but, he was the only friend I had left.”

Without moving away, she told him of the wreck on the other side of the tracks.  He finally looked at her wondering how long it would be before she left.  She had pretty eyes, though, and a voice he could get used to hearing.

Only, she’d leave.  Everyone did.

    Maybe that was why he’d given her his real name, a name he hadn’t used in years.  Not that it mattered.  No one knew him by any name.  He’d changed it so often he wasn’t even sure sometimes what had been his family name.

    His earliest memory was of his mother dancing with a man as he watched from the stairs.  She’d stopped when she saw him and laughed saying, “Andrew, this is your new father.  We’re changing last names.”  And so it went throughout his childhood.  Every year or so, she’d change names and he was expected to go along.  It really didn’t matter because the names, like the men, were only temporary.  

    Between husbands his mother always went back to McLaughlin, so when she died, he went back to it as he packed his bag and left one of a long list of houses that weren’t home.

    “Beth,” he said when she finally stopped talking about all she’d seen.  “How long have we been engaged?”
    “Since we were children, dear.  I’ve always loved you.”

    He could hear others moving closer so he played along.  “Oh, yes, I remember.”

    Her hand moved along his arm.  “Just rest, Andrew.  The doctor from town is here to check your wounds.”

    Andrew put his fingers over hers.  “Don’t leave me too soon,” he whispered as two men knelt down beside him.  One, stout in build, wore a badge.  The other older with hard eyes carried a black bag.  Andrew had no doubt who they were.

    “I won’t leave,” she promised as she moved behind the men.

    Andrew felt the cold air where she’d been pressed against him as the doctor turned him on his back in the wet grass.  

    “He’s lost a lot of blood, Harris,” the older one said as he checked the bandages Beth had tried to put on.  “We need to get him on the wagon fast.  I can’t do much for these cuts out here.  They’re deep, but once they’re stitched he’ll live.”

    The doctor opened his bag as the sheriff walked away complaining about the train robbers.

    Andrew heard the woman called Beth telling the doctor his name and that they were headed to Dallas to marry.  He brushed his thumb over the two rings he wore on his left hand.  One ring to remind him he’d once known a real love and a smaller one next to it on his little finger so he’d remember to never fall again.

 

Monday
Sep162013

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Monday
Sep092013

Check out this article entitled " 10 Steamy, Fantastically Ridiculous Romance Novels Starring 'Savages' "

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10 Steamy, Fantastically Ridiculous Romance Novels Starring 'Savages'

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