Red Pump Romance Reviews

NEW Red Pump Final2I read Ms. Sands’ Devil of the Highland series a couple of years ago, so I was eager to read a book from her newest series, English Bride in Scotland. I loved her heroine, Joan, from the beginning. Her tenacity and strength were admirable. Alone, with no family left, she was willing to fight bandits, even chasing them down, to keep them from stealing the scroll she’d promised her mother on her deathbed to deliver to the lady of clan MacKay. And I’m probably splitting hairs, because there were several flaming love scenes on the way to their initial destination, but she stood her ground and refused to become Cam’s permanent mistress, knowing her choice would result in being alone and losing the man she loved. She had enough pride and self-value to take nothing less than marriage.

Cam Sinclair is a true hero. When he arrived on the scene, Joan, dressed as a boy, had suffered a beating and would have lost the fight if he hadn’t interceded. Ultimately, they save each other – Joan is a skilled healer and tends to a severe wound he receives during the altercation. Soon after, Cam realizes the boy is actually a lass, and their mutual attraction ignites into a fierce flame.

Cam’s weakness is his short-sightedness. He lost his first wife and baby during childbirth, has sworn never to marry again, and is so caught up in his own agenda he doesn’t realize that he’s disrespecting Joan by not offering marriage when he asks her to return to his home with him. Yet, fate intervenes when the scroll is finally delivered to Lady MacKay.

As I’ve said before, I’m not a spoiler, so you’ll have to read the book to find out the numerous unexpected twists and turns that keep you on your toes. However, I would definitely suggest the e-book over the audible version. I didn’t care for the narrator who’s reading rhythm was very distracting and continuously took away from the book content.

Overall, a very enjoyable book – I must now go back and read book #1 in the series!

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To Marry a Scottish Laird gets 4 Red Pumps!

 

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New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn’t fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she’s never known?

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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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Fantastic Friday

Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin

MEDIA KIT DreamsofPerfection2_850What if perfection isn’t truly perfect?

Best-selling romance writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married, Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming in sight.

Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is Josh is in love with Darcy.

But when Darcy finds herself looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have come true. Or have they?

All books by Rebecca Heflin.  Clink on the cover for the Amazon Link.

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About the Author:

Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.

Awards:

2013 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Winner (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Award of Merit (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Georgia Romance Writers Published Maggie Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Shooting Star Award (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)

2013 Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers’ Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)

2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)

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Thursday Thunder

Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda Neville

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Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family’s estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she’s taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.

Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can’t bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn’t about to forgive his absence so easily—even if his presence stirs something in her she’d long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

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About the Author

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Miranda Neville grew up in England. During her misspent youth she devoured the works of Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy, and any other historical novels she could lay hands on. As a result she attended the University of Oxford to study history, ignoring all hints that economics might be a more practical subject. She spent several years writing catalogs of rare books and original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby’s auction house in London and New York. Much of her time in this job was spent reading the personal correspondence of the famous. This confirmed her suspicion that the most interesting thing about history is people.

Since moving to Vermont, she has worked in Special Collections at Dartmouth College and as an editor and journalist on Behind the Times, a small, idiosyncratic (and now defunct) monthly newspaper. She is the owner and editor of a weekly advertiser in the Upper Valley, a job that leaves her enough time to write fiction.

Her first book, Never Resist Temptation. was published by Avon in 2009. The first two books in the Burgundy Club series will be published in 2010.

She lives with her daughter, Becca, a college student and confirmed drama queen, and two cats who are never on the right side of any door.

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Other books in the Wild Quartet Series. Click on the cover to link to Amazon.

Second Seduction of a LadyImportance of Being WickedRuin of a Rogue

 

 

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