Tuesday 30 April 2019

Review: Lady At Last

Lady At Last Lady At Last by Annabelle Anders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have a weakness for historical romance and am always happy to give new authors a try. This is especially true when the books are full-length stories, not novellas, as I often find myself reading the latter in the genre. Hence, I was more than willing to dive into Lady At Last by Annabelle Anders.

Although Lady At Last is the fourth book in the Lord Love a Lady series, it works perfectly fine as a standalone novel. There were references to characters that were clearly references to their stories, but it was done in such a way that it did not take away from Lady At Last. In fact, it was done in such a way that when I go and read the prior books in the series – something I plan to do, as I need more – I do not have very many spoilers. It’s always great when such a thing happens, as I often find starting a series partway through, even when each book is a standalone, results in numerous spoilers.

With Lady At Last, we have a story that grips from the very first page. In no time at all, I fell in love with our main characters. They were so much fun, and the connection was instant. My love for them only grew as the story developed, with each new element leaving me more addicted to their story. Each time I thought we were reaching the point where things would come together, a new problem was thrown in the way. It made for a lot of fun, making it extremely difficult to put the book down.

Without a doubt, Annabelle Anders is an author I need to read more of. If her other books are like this one, I’m going to have a new historical romance author addiction.

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Blog Tour: Lady at Last.

Lady At Last (Lord Love A Lady series, book 4) by Annabelle Anders.
Publication date: April 30th, 2019
Genre: Historical romance

She can't make a baby without a husband! Or can she?
After witnessing the miracle of birth, self-determined spinster Miss Penelope Crone is having
second thoughts about swearing off marriage. She wants – no, she needs – to experience the
blessed event herself. Dear God, she’s practically thirty! Time is running out!
Hugh Chesterton, Viscount Danbury, is relatively intelligent, good looking, unmarried, and most
importantly, close at hand. With a little décolletage, a sway of the hips, and a few drinks of
brandy, Penelope is certain she can extract a respectable offer.
If only she’d accounted for the power of passion.
Because unchecked lust takes over, leaving Penelope in a most precarious predicament. And
Lord Danbury –– the goose-brained jackanapes –– is proving far less attainable than she’d
Is Penelope to be cast out of society or will Lord Danbury take a leap of faith and save her from
ruin? He'd better act fast if he's going to make her his lady. His Lady At Last...


“Are you willing to tell me who the real father is, then?”
Glancing over at her, he realized that she was staring off into the woods, her hand still on
her abdomen. “You probably have no wish to hear of this, but I can feel them moving around
now. They feel like crowded fish, swimming about inside of me.”
He looked down at her hand now. “Is the man married, is that it?”
She paused and then nodded slowly. “Yes, he is.”
At last, they were getting somewhere. “Do I know him?”
“Yes.” Her voice was a mere whisper.
“Does he know you are carrying? Will he know that my heir is his child?”
Penelope looked over at him somewhat wistfully. “He knows, but he does not believe it is
Ah, so she truly had been pinned into a corner.
Feeling mollified, albeit slightly, Hugh reached out and assisted her onto his curricle. Not
the most auspicious beginning of a marriage, but at least he did not feel like strangling her. He
picked up the reins and signaled to the horses. As the curricle jerked into motion, he felt a small
hand on his arm.
She grasped onto him for safety.
It reminded him that he was no longer responsible for himself only.
No, he had a wife.
And other… obligations on the way.

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Married to the same man for over 25 years, I am a mother to three children and two Miniature
Wiener dogs.
After owning a business and experiencing considerable success, my husband and I got caught in
the financial crisis and lost everything; our business, our home, even our car.
At this point, I put my B.A. in Poly Sci to use and took work as a waitress and bartender.
Unwilling to give up on a professional life, I simultaneously went back to college and obtained a
degree in Energy Management.
And then the energy market dropped off.
And then my dog died.
I can only be grateful for this series of unfortunate events, for, with nothing to lose and
completely demoralized, I sat down and began to write the romance novels which had until then,
existed only my imagination.
I am happy to have found my place in life.

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Release Blitz: Off Limits.

Title: Off Limits
Author: Nicole R. Locker
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


“I absolutely enjoyed this entertaining feel-good love story … fast-paced, filled with drama, pain and loss, all mixed perfectly with sooo much love … definitely not-to-be-missed!” - Goodreads reviewer

It’s the cardinal rule of the Girl Code: never date a friend’s ex. Laynie Duluth knows that Gideon Roth is completely off limits. After all, he and her best friend, Priya, dated for two years back in college. And there’s no statute of limitations on the rules of Girl Code. Problem is, somebody forgot to tell Gideon.

When Laynie wakes up in Gideon’s hotel room bed, wrapped up in a naked, deliciously attractive Gideon after a night of explosive, earth-shattering, mind-blowing sex, she knows she’s got to fess up and come clean with Priya.

Only that’s not easy knowing what she knows about her best friend, and it becomes even harder when she learns Priya might just have a secret of her own to come clean about.

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Nicole R. Locker is an author of slow-burn, contemporary romance with strong, intelligent women and the Alpha Heroes brave enough to chase them. She’s a resident of Lubbock, Texas, with a Master of Science in Psychology and a love for pit bulls, Pilates, and romance novels. (And men with Irish accents!)

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Release Blitz: Falling for the Beast.

Title: Falling for the Beast
Series: A Modern Fairy Tale Duet #2
Author: Skye Warren
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


FALLING FOR THE BEAST is the second book in A Modern Fairy Tale duet.

He can never turn back into a prince...

A troubling revelation puts Blake's newfound career in jeopardy--and even worse, puts Erin's impending graduation at risk. He can't risk her future no matter how much he wants her.

She will never have a happily ever after...

A dark legacy threatens everything they've worked to build. When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect each other--and their love.

Since their forbidden beginning, Erin and Blake's relationship has been marked by deep sensuality and intense emotion. The couple is tested at every turn. They're running out of time. Blake and Erin will have to trust each other to forge their own sexy ending. 

Author's Note: This book was previously published as a serial in multiple parts, including Beauty Becomes You and Loving the Beast. They've been collected into this volume and revised for new readers.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat. 

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Release Blitz: Return of the Prince.

Title: Return of the Prince
Series: The Royal Elite Prince Duet #1
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


I’ve been a prince in exile, but I’m finally going home, tarnished crown and all. This time, I won’t let anyone keep me away…

Not Ariel, the woman I left behind. Not the killer on my tail. Hell, not even my cousin—the king—can stop me.

Unlike my conniving brother, I have no designs on the throne. Let better men rule.

But I do have a score to settle.

Everything was going just fine until Ariel is assigned to my protection detail. Little Miss Hates My Ass will ruin everything.

One look at her and I know it’s not over between us. All I have to do is convince her I never forgot her…and not get dead in the process.

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Releasing May 21, 2019


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USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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Release Blitz: Fluffy.

Title: Fluffy
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent

It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.
I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.
Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.
See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.
Until it was too late.
The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day.
The perfect job!
Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.
They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.
The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.
Oh, man…
And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.
By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with a naked star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.
My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?
Having all my dreams come true.

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“I can't tonight. I have a date,” I blurt out, remembering David. The dating app. The asshole who isn't an asshole.

Yet. I haven't met him, so that judgment remains withheld.

“A date?” Will asks, intrigued.

“Yes. A date. You know, that thing where you go out with someone who has no intention of really getting to know you and you spend the entire time eating bread that doesn’t taste as good as your date claims and trying to decide whether to initiate rescue-text sequences with your mom.”

“That’s your idea of a date?”

“That is my actual experience of every date I’ve had since college.”

“You’re dating the wrong guys.” He holds my gaze for just a little too long. I look away.

“I have to keep fishing in the pond if I ever want to catch a different one.”

“If that’s the way you talk to your dates, I am beginning to understand why they all turn out so badly.”



“Don’t accuse me of being a bad date. I’m a great date! I Google the guy in advance and read his LinkedIn profile. I make sure I don’t wear super-tall heels in case he lied about his height on his dating profile. I pretend to care about all his hobbies and don’t reveal that I’m secretly tallying all the micro-aggressions he’s sending my way during appetizers and wine. And if he makes it to dessert, well–” I falter.

“You never make it to dessert, do you?” Will asks, eyebrows up. He drops them quickly, wincing.

“I–well–it’s not that I don’t. He doesn’t!”

“He ditches you?”

“No! No! It’s just that he always has a thing.”

“A thing?”

“A work emergency. Or a dog with a twisted bowel. Or a grandma in the ER.”

“How many guys used the twisted-canine-intestine thing?”

“Three.” I sit down and sag against his teenage desk, elbows sliding forward, fingers deep in my hair. “I looked it up. There’s an entire subreddit devoted to inventive ways to get out of a bad date.”

“And yet here you are.” He leans against the edge of his desk. “Trying again.”

“I’m a masochist.”

His eyes gleam. “Maybe you should start your dates with that line. ‘Hi. I’m Mallory Monahan. I’m a masochist.’ You’d definitely make it to dessert.”

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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Release Blitz: Claiming Tuesday.

Title: Claiming Tuesday (The Next Generation, #4) 
Author: Riley Edwards 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: April 30th 

Tuesday Knowls is done. Once burned, twice shy. Twice burned? Game over. On the outside Tuesday has it all. She comes from money, she’s a beautiful runway model, her smile comes easy, and she’s quick to laugh. But looks can be deceiving. Inside, she’s lost and lonely. So when the smokin’ hot firefighter swoops in with his sweet talk and promises, she decides to be the one who uses, for once.
Jackson Clark is a man who knows what he wants. And he wants Tuesday. He sees past the beautiful façade she shows the world straight to the pain she hides. When Tuesday offers him a friends with benefits arrangement—minus the friendship—he has no choice but to accept her offer. He’s willing to do anything to get close to the elusive woman and show her he’s worth the risk.
When Tuesday starts getting presents from a secret admirer, she goes into a tailspin. She’s been down this ugly road before and she knows how it can destroy her life.
Can she really trust that Jackson is the good guy in this mess? And, if he is, will she realize in time that not only will he protect her heart, but he might just save her life?

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Riley Edwards is a bestselling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children.
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