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    1. Winning Hand (Silhouette Special Edition , No 1202)
    by Nora Roberts
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    Asin: 0373242026
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Sales Rank: 33486
    Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A continuation of the Macgregor family
    Fans of Nora Robert's Macgregor series will not be disappointed. This is Mac Blade's story- the son of Serena Macgregor and Justin Blade (don't forget to read their story). Darcy Wallace is a librarian running away from her small town life and marriage to a local bully. She ends up in Vegas- penniless, homeless and like a fairy tale, ends up winning almost 2 million dollars w/ the last of her money.
    Darcy is very likable and her naivete in Vegas bring's out the hero's protective instincts- shielding her from the press, her ex-fiance, and people who would take advantage of her new found wealth. It is a predictable love story, but i thought that was the charm- the two characters (esp Mac) struggle through their feelings, their differences and end up together.
    It was nice to bring back old favorites -Serena, Justin, and of course, Daniel Macgregor himself. His matchmaking attempts are so funny and the basis of this series. However, even if you have never read any of the Macgregor books- this one can stand alone. Its a must read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!
    The latest in the MacGregors does not disappoint. Nora Roberts tells the story of a down on her luck girl who decides to take a different direction in her life. Darcy winds up in Las Vegas and one lucky pull on a slot machine makes her a millionaire. Darcy's money allows her to experience a life she has never dreamed of before complete with georgous casino owner Mac MacGregor. But is this innocent young girls ready to pick up and leave Kansas? Find out read, The Winning Hand. A great place place to start reading about the MacGregors - it's a stand alone book but it also gives you a look at how old favorites such as The MacGregor, Serena and Justin are getting along.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love the McGregor Series!!!
    Another great Nora Roberts story. Poor Darcy walks away from her overbearing fiance and not only wins at the slot machine, but wins an even large hand ---- "Mac" McGregor. Great story.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Charming
    This is a fun story about a young woman who couldn't get a break at home and finds that her bad luck is holding out on her trek to Las Vegas. Broke and alone, Darcy Wallace takes a chance on a big money slot machine and wins over a million dollars.

    I enjoyed reading about Darcy's enjoyment of all the things she'd missed up to that point and the way she unexpectedly finds herself and the life she's always wanted. I also enjoyed reading about the participation of the MacGregors in Darcy's new life. Darcy and the MacGregors are charming characters.

    My only problem with the story was the lack of character development for Mac. I had a hard time understanding what motivated him to do the things he did. The story would have been much better if his character was explained better. For that reason, I've only given this book 3 stars but I liked Darcy and the MacGregors enough to enjoy reading the book and will read it again.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Gambling on love
    Darcy Wallace leaves behind the things which have made her life boring and predictable to seek adventure and excitment. When she reaches Las Vegas, she finds more than she bargained for, and before she knows it a slot machine has made her a millionaire. She meets the owner of the casino, Robert MacGregor Blake and soon they are in love. Neither one of them is willing to admit it, though, and Mac is not sure that he's ready for a permanent relationship. They go through the usual withdrawal in their relationship, which is a Nora Roberts trademark, but this only convinces them of their love for one another. Climb aboard for another adventure in the life and loves of the MacGregor Clan, complete with Daniel, the interfering but always well-meaning grandfather. ... Read more


    2. The Greek's Innocent Virgin : The Greek Tycoons (Presents)
    by Lucy Monroe
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    Asin: 0373124643
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Sales Rank: 32112
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Greek tycoon Sebastian Kouros thinks he knows all about Rachel Long: she’s a scheming money-grabber who deserves nothing from him or his family.Rachel has come to Sebastian’s island to claim her inheritance – but although the bitterness between them is ripe, neither is expecting their searing sexual chemistry. Sebastian takes Rachel to his bed, but it appears she’s not the virgin she claims to be. Perhaps now is the time to take her as his mistress, and discard her when he sees fit…

    Only Rachel is telling the truth – she’s an innocent and a virgin… ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars bleah
    I guess I have to be the odd woman out this time.I saw nothing likeable about either character, finding both one-dimensional and uninteresting.Every horry old Harlequinism is here:the unredeemably bad mother, the misunderstood heroine, the fabulously wealthy alpha-alpha-alpha hero, the exotic locale, the bad dialogue.I know the author wanted to show the hero's growth from chauvinist to sensitive good guy and the heroine's spine by running away from a bad situation until the hero changed.But the author couldn't sell me on either.I bought this book on the strength of other books by Lucy Monroe.I know LM is capable of much better storytelling than this formulaic, uninspired nonsense.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Passionate and innocent love story worth reading
    Rachel was truly the innocent virgin.She'd been in love with Sebastian since her early teens.However, years later circumstances of her mother's and step-fathers death bring her back to Greece to face her past and this Greek alpha who is mourning his Uncle's death.
    Their mutual attraction is strong and they come together.However, this Greek mistrusts her and her motives.He hurts her badly causing Rachel to return to the States.

    Theirs is a love story with many lessons to learn.When Rachel learns she is not only pregnant and suffers from an illness, she must contact Sebastian.Their lives take on a new meaning because of the baby and their relationship takes many twists and turns.

    I'm astonished at the depth Lucy puts into her characters.I could feel Rachel's pain through the entire story as well as Sebastian's pride and passion.It's a love story you won't want to miss.

    Presents Book Summary:
    Greek tycoon Sebastian Kouros thinks he knows all about Rachel Long: as far as he's concerned, she's a scheming money-grabber who deserves nothing from him or his family.
    But the searing sexual chemistry between them can't be denied. Sebastian sees an opportunity to seduce this girl who plays it so sweet and innocent. He'll discard her when he sees fit....
    Only Rachel isn't a gold digger at all - she is innocent and she's a virgin....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lucy Monroe is among the best!
    This is yet another beautiful book by Monroe. Her style of writing is so heart touching that it's almost as if you're living in a true romance. The hero is very proud and sexy and yet when he realizes his mistake, he does everything to make it up to her and the heroine is very sweet and innocent but when he hurts her, she gives him a hard time before eventually giving in. Very good read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lucy Monroe has written another gem
    Lucy Monroe blends another beautiful story of passion and seduction.

    Rachel Long has returned to Greece to bury her estranged mother and stepfather. Rachel never fit in with her mother's larger then life lifestyle. One bright spot in her mom's marriage was Sebastian Kouros, her stepfather's nephew. Sebastian was always protective and a good friend to Rachel.

    Sebastian has watched Rachel grow and blossom into an enchanting young woman. He tries not to let his negative feelings about her mother cloud his judgment. Sebastian takes Rachel to his island home to help her grieve. What happens is a night of passion that neither will forget.But doubts rear their ugly head and Rachel flees.When her health is at risk Rachel reaches out to Sebastian.

    Lucy Monroe writes such delicious alpha males and Sebastian is one to a T. But once he realizes his mistake he sets out to make things right.Rachel is a delightful heroine, you can feel her pain and sorrow.She may be shy and quiet but she can hold her own with her Greek tycoon.
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    3. Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis) (Silhouette Special Edition)
    by Nora Roberts
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    Asin: 0373243790
    Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Sales Rank: 22824
    Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars First class book on third generation Stanislaski
    Considering Kate is a tale of the Natasha Stanislaski and Spencer Kimball's youngest child and her story reminds me of the way her parents met -- in her mum's toy store, with the hero buying a gift for his child. Brody is a sensitive guy with a young son to raise. Jack is precocious and is Brody's weak spot whom he's extremely protective of (don't you just love that in a man). Anyway, to cut a long story short, Kate hired Brody to renovate the building she bought to start her ballet school, and falls for him in the process. Kate makes most of the moves as Brody is afraid of being in another relationship after his wife died. The scene about her confronting him on whether they are in fact "dating" or not is hilarious. I've always enjoyed reading about a yelling session and this is a particularly good one with an even better ending.It's good to revisit the characters from Nora Roberts' previous novels on the Stanislaski family although Considering Kate works perfectly well as a stand-alone. I hope there will be a story on Brandon, Kate's older brother who is a ball player next!

    5-0 out of 5 stars How Great To Meet Up With The Stanislaski Family!!
    Considering Kate is a follow up from the Stanislaski series that Nora Roberts wrote a few years back (but is now re-released). Kate Kimball, the daughter of Natasha and Spencer (from Taming Natasha), is a ballet dancer, who has come home to open a dance school. Brody O'Connell is the contractor who fixes up the building for Kate's school. Kate and Brody automatically hit it off, but Brody is leary of a relationship because he is a widow with a 6 year old son, Jack, to take care of. Kate is flirtatious and pushes Brody to take her out, Brody on the other hand is trying to resist her, although he wants her. In Considering Kate all the characters are winners. You will fall head over heels for little Jack, not too mention the rest of the family. Considering Kate is a great read, and a great follow up. I really got into the whole family and at times found myself laughing and tearing up, which I think a good book should make a person do!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Love this writer!
    In my opinion no other writer can come close to this one however there are a lot of writers whose books (stories) I enjoy just as much. This writer and her books are excellent!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Book Six!
    This is Book Six in the Stanislaski series. Here you meet Kate...Natasha and Spence Kimball's (Taming Natasha) little girl all grown up. Retired prima ballerina, now back home in West Virginia where she grew up (her parents still live in the same house) Now she has purchased an old run down building that she hopes to turn into a dance school where she hopes to be the best teacher just like her Dad...

    She runs into Brody O'Connell in her mothers toy store (which is cool because that's how her parents met!) and finds out he is single with a six year old son Jack and widowed. She hires Brody to turn the building into her dreams and hopes and finds out that Brody himself fits into her happy long life dreams and hopes and wishes. He is perfect!

    The Stanislaski series is one of my personal fav's by Roberts and I was sad for this quick read to end. Enjoy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Considering Kate by Nora Roberts
    This is a great book. I could not put it down once I started reading it. It is about a woman who gives up her ballet to become a ballet teacher to children. Kate falls for the construction worker who helps build her dance studio. I would reccomend this book to all. ... Read more


    4. The Admiral's Bride (Silhouette Intimate Moments, 962)
    by Suzanne Brockmann
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    Asin: 0373079621
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Sales Rank: 246079
    Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars It's good but not as good as the others
    Suzanne Brockmann always does a wonderful job with characterization and plot advancement and this story doesn't disappoint in those areas, but The Admiral's Bride is definitely the weakest link in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series. I just couldn't get into Zoe and Jake and I didn't really care for the story line. I own every book written by Suzanne and I will continue to support her work, but I just found this one a little disappointing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dynamite story!
    Suzanne Brockmann's work just gets better and better, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not a big military/suspense fan, but Ms. Brockmann does such a terrific job with her characters, and never lets the suspense elements of the story overshadow the romance (which is why I'm reading the book, after all!) that I've yet to read one of her books that I haven't enjoyed, no matter what the storyline.

    Zoe and Jake are simply wonderful characters, and Ms. Brockmann's sensitive handling of the age-difference issue was superb. Jake's conflicts regarding his attraction to Zoe while still in love with his dead wife were truly heart-wrenching, and the resolution believeable and oh-so-satisfying. Loved the characters, loved the book.

    Thanks, Suzanne!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Romantic Times Review
    Is there any-thing more exciting than another S.E.A.L. book from the fabulous Suzanne Brockmann? Absolutely not. This time, a legendary hero commands an undercover operation to penetrate a militant militia compound and prevent a terrorist attack. But he will need the help of THE ADMIRALS BRIDE (5), a lovely secret agent. Wielding her pen with exquisite precision,Ms. Brockmann makes us feel the hopes and fears of an extraordinary man and his equally extraordinary love. An experience no romance fan should miss

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love Has No Limits
    Absolutely enjoyed the flow. The female character was strong and easy to relate to. The subject of age difference was done with a true to life flow. Truly enjoyed the fact that no matter your age you can still be happy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Older man and younger woman, but it works
    I don't normally go for the older man/younger woman type books, but Ms. Brockmann's handling of the situation worked. And I can't think of a guy more deserving of finding love again than the widower, "Admiral."

    I'm glad to see a few of Brockmann's original Tall Dark & Dangerous series are being republished, namely books 1 & 2, Prince Joe and Forever Blue. I hope they'll continue and republish all of them. I'd buy them again. Admiral's Bride is #7 in the series. If they don't... and if you can get your hands on this one, it's worth it. Although it's not absolutely necessary, I recommend reading Brockmann's "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (book #6 in the series) to get a bit more of the Admiral's history before reading this one. While it's Crash's story, the Admiral and his first love, Daisy, are featured heavily in it. ... Read more


    5. Fire and Desire (Arabesque)
    by Brenda Jackson
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    Asin: 1583145087
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
    Publisher: Arabesque
    Sales Rank: 41754
    Average Customer Review: 4.95 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars In my opinion, this is Mrs. Jackson's best work yet!
    I really think Brenda out did herself with this one! "Fire and Desire" has to be the best romance novel I have every read, and I have read a lot. Trevor and Corinthians are my ideal couple. They try their hardest to fight their feelings for one another to the very end until their love over shadow's everything else. I will not tell you the story but I will tell you that I did not put the book down after I picked it up, but that's all of Brenda Jackson's books. I may be very bias because I am a fan of Mrs. Jackson, but this book is a must read. I have already reread it about eight times! Go ahead and order it now!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fire and Desire- Yeah Baby!!!
    Yes, that is what this book is about- fire and desire! I have been waiting for Corinthians and Trevor's story since being introduced to them in Whispered Promises. Was it worth waiting for? YES! This latest Brenda Jackson novel brings together two people many have been asking about for a long time. Where do these two finally get together? In a setting that epitomizes their romance (steamy and hot), the jungles of Brazil, this book sizzles! The only sad thing about this book is that it ended. I also enjoy the family updates on my old friends -- Dex and Caitlin and Clayton and Syneda, Lorren and Justin. I couldn't put it down! It also introduces many new characters who I know I would like to know even better, Drake Warren, Netherland Brooms and the especially scrumptious Ashton Sinclair. Everyone may love a Lindsey, but I enJoy a Jackson!! This is definitely on my "read more than once" list!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Play With Fire If U Don't Have Desire
    Cornithians Avery never could believe the information that Trevor Grant gave her, but when Corinth meets Trevor she never expected the fire to be where it was. After two years of fighting for the reality of what happen that nite at the hotel room a fight for love begins and onlys ends when the desire is settled.

    Brenda Jackson begins a story of passion fill with conflict & desire.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS ON FIRE!!!
    I can't begin to explain what I feel for this book. Brenda Jackson has out did herself with this book. I kinda read her series backward too. I started with FIRE AND DESIRE and then I read WHISPERED PROMISES. Even TRUE LOVE is connected to the Madarais family one way or another.
    I'm sixteen years old and like most teenagers, we barely have time to eat three meals a day let alone read an entire book. But I did read this book. It took me about 36 hours combined, and it was 36 hours well worth it. The passion and words shared between Trevor and Corithians had me up until 2 in the morning.
    I enjoyed reading STRICTLY BUSINESS where I learned that they had a boy and named him Rio. Altogether, Brenda Jackson is an exceptional writer. Keep up the good work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Trevor is THE MAN
    All I can say is I loved this book and some Trevor. ... Read more


    6. The Marriage List
    by Dorothy McFalls
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    Asin: 0451214994
    Catlog: Book (2005-05)
    Publisher: Signet Book
    Sales Rank: 800877
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    7. Identity: Unknown (Tall, Dark And Dangerous) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, 974)
    by Suzanne Brockmann
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    Asin: 0373079745
    Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Sales Rank: 330563
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Romantic Times Review
    It's a month of rockin' sockin' adventure for Intimate Moments beginning with IDENTITY: UNKNOWN (4.5), the latest splendid entry in Suzanne Brockmann's fabulous S.E.A.L. series. Amnesia plays havoc with a Navy S.E.A.L.'s deep cover assignment when he regains consciousness in a homeless shelter with no memory of how he got there. Fortunately, a job apparently awaits him on a guest ranch run by a feisty woman who insists on believing the best about him. Ms. Brockmann once again wields her pen with compelling mastery as she blends characterization and suspense into a seamless whole for your reading pleasure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's Like "Bourne Identity" Only Better!!
    "Identity:Unknown" is one of the best books in the Tall Dark and Dangerous series. It has remarkable characters and tons of action. Good job, Suzanne Brockmann. Now, I can't wait to read Lucky's story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mitch - vow!
    This is an amnesia story where the reader knows all the time who the hero is (good). In this book Mitch has to fight with his own demons and nightmares and trust a woman at same time. It has lines to other TDD- books. Lucky is one of the main side characters, because Mrs. Brockmann was clearly writing his story (get Lucky) in her mind allready. I liked the swimming parts and horseriding. It shows that SEALs learn to adapt under the situation if has to. As a person this Mission Man was my kind of a hero. The cover was excellent and the guy inside had his rough moments but he made it clear and chose the woman he loved. This book was like an old western where a lonely rider finally finds his goal and stays behind. As of these Star Wars lines (yes, Obi-Wan) when the other guys were wondering if Mitch has gone to the Dark side of the Force... I loved it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Unknown SEAL
    US Navy Seal Mitchell Shaw can't remember anything, but a couple of clues lead him to work in a ranch for Becca Keyes.

    As Mitch works to unravel the mystery of his identity, he begins to fall in love with Becca, and the feeling is mutual.

    Not the very best SEAL book, but I liked it a lot.

    4-0 out of 5 stars SEALs are soooo sexy!
    I loved this book, as well as every other book in the series. I think navy SEALs, as romance characters, are so sexy. I especially loved the return of all the previous characters. The only problem I had was that there wasn't enough of Joe and Victoria Catalonotto, but other than that, it's a must read. ... Read more


    8. The Sheikh's Bartered Bride (Presents)
    by Lucy Monroe
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    Asin: 0373124473
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Sales Rank: 86101
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars For Love or Country?
    Lucy Monroe pens a lovely story about an innocent young woman who falls in love, only to find out her husband may not be the romantic sheikh or her dreams...or is he?

    Catherine Benning grew up shy and self-conscious, never feeling good enough for her family or for love, instead feeling like a burden and an embarrassment.Yet when she reaches adulthood, things change, and she slowly comes out of her shell, enjoying a career and a hobby that she believes she shares with the man of her dreams.

    Sheikh Hakim bin Omar al Kadar knows his obligations.To fulfill an agreement to bring an advanteous opportunity to his country, that obligation may be to marry the daughter of an American businessman.

    Once they meet, the two become involved in a whirlwind courtship, one that does them both good.Catherine blossoms even more as she falls in love with her sheikh, and Hakim begins to see that marriage is more than an obligation but a partnership filled with respect, companionship and affection.However when Catherine realizes the truth behind their meeting, will Hakim be able to convince her that she's the one he really wants?

    Lucy takes two very popular personality types of the Harlequin Presents line and breathes new life into both.While shy and innocent, Catherine is not afraid to speak her mind and refuses to cower when arguing with her alpha husband.Hakim may be a powerful sheikh, but he respects his wife and treats her as a woman, not as as property. You will fall in love right along with them, maybe even wanting a sheikh of your own.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Passion and Surrender.....that's what it's all about!
    Lucy Monore has done it again!This is an incredible love story, one which begins as an arranged marriage, and evolves into a passionate love affair.Secrets create and put up road blocks in the relationship with an incredible resolution.I highly recommend this East meets West love story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another awesome read
    Lucy Monroe has penned another gem of a story in The Sheikh's Bartered Bride.

    Catherine Benning has been daydreaming about her fantasy man, a mysterious sheikh. Next thing she knows a handsome sheikh walks into the library where she works.

    Sheikh Hakim bin Omar al Kadar has come to claim his bride. But he has to woe her first since she has no clue that his intentions are part of a business deal. Hakim didn't expect to be so attracted to his soon to be bride.

    Catherine is swept off her feet by Hakim. He makes her feel special and she has fallen in love with her fantasy man. But will this love survive once she finds out the truth.

    Catherine and Hakim are a couple whose passion leaps off the page. They bring out the best in each other and help each other to grow.

    I just adored this book. Lucy Monroe's heroes are such strong alpha males and Hakim is no exception.But they also have a tender side that tugs at your heart.Catherine is the perfect heroine for Hakim, she has had problems growing up but is strong for it.

    This book is a must read.
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    9. Lord Will and Her Grace (Signet Regency Romance)
    by SophiaNash
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    Asin: 0451214730
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-05)
    Publisher: Signet
    Sales Rank: 47368
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    From Booklist After a romantic assignation gone awry nearly costs him his freedom, notorious rake William Barclay repairs to the safety of a friend’s home in Burnham-by-the-Sea. Will expects to be dreadfully bored, but then he meets Miss Sophie Somerset. With her reputation tattered by London’s sharpest tongues, Sophie hopes her stay in the quiet seaside town will provide a brief respite from the task of finding the aristocratic husband she needs if she wants to inherit a title and fortune. Sophie’s first encounter with Will, who is nothing like the fortune-hunting fools with whom she is familiar, leaves Sophie a bit confused and very irritated. So when Will wagers that he can tutor Sophie in the art of attracting a suitable husband before she can teach him how to capture a lady’s interest, Sophie cannot refuse the challenge. What begins as a game soon becomes something else entirely. With a zesty sense of humor, saucy wit, and sizzling sensual chemistry, Nash puts her own distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot, and the results are simply dazzling. —John Charles Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a sunny day.
    Miss Sophie Somerset is twenty-nine years old. Her deceased uncle has made her heir to a title and fortune, but only if she weds a proper aristocrat by her thirtieth birthday. Since she grew up as a vicar's daughter, the title and wealth would be nice; however, if she can't find true love in time Sophie would not really miss it. Fortune hunters have been after her, but she has no interest in them. Her behavior at the Season's balls has placed her in the gossip columns almost daily. Having enough, Sophia retires to Burnham-by-the-Sea, a small seaside village.

    Lord William "Will" Barclay is the younger son of a marquis. After seducing so many females he should have been an expert at avoiding the marriage hungry ladies. Yet having slipped up and been caught, Lord Will flees London. In Burnham-by-the-Sea, he learns about Sophie. Perhaps he will not be bored after all.

    **** In this regency romance, the heroine is a bit hard to believe. She does not seem to care for anything practical, such as money, and seldom considers how her actions in the present may affect her future. The hero is VERY easy to believe. The author did a terrific job of proving to the reader that he is a playboy and that he enjoys the title. If you are looking for a romance to enjoy while sitting outside on a sunny day, this is it! ****

    Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Witty and entertaining
    Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Somerset went to London to find a husband who satisfies the conditions set forth in her late uncle, the Duke of Cornwallis's, will. If she does so before her next birthday, she will meet the unusual requirements that allow the duchy to pass to a female. But despite her status as a potential heiress, Sophie, who is very tall and curst with an ample bosom, does not take. Not only that, she is embroiled in one indiscretion after another. None of them were her fault, but her reputation is in tatters, and she retreats to the seaside with her cousin.

    After narrowly evading an attempt to compromise him into marriage, Lord William Barclay, the younger son of the Marquis of Granville, seeks refuge in the most remote locale he can think of, the seaside home of his old friend Charles Mornington. Tired of the antics of females, Will is delighted to hear there are no eligible young ladies in the district, save for a disgraced heiress who recently arrived from London. While he can't help but sympathize with her plight--repairing a ruined reputation is demmed near impossible--he's been involved in too many scandals of his own to assist her. Unless, of course, she's interested in a discreet, simple dalliance.

    Sophie's and Will's first encounter is not an auspicious one. Both have visited the linen draper's shop--Sophie dressed in her oldest, most comfortable gown and boots, Will, who escaped in his nightshirt and dressing gown, is attired in his valet's colorful raiment. Sophie looks like a washerwoman; Will, like the most foppish of fops. Sophie wants a coat and pantaloons to wear while fishing; Will needs an entire wardrobe. Neither is pleased to learn that the village's only tailor won't return for a fortnight. Will guesses who Sophie is, but her assumptions about him are far off the mark. Their second meeting, at the Morningtons' home, where Sophie and her cousin have been invited to dinner, isn't much better. Will and Sophie's third encounter is even worse . . . and even more intriguing.

    LORD WILL & HER GRACE is a delightful tale of two people who fall in love when they least expect it. Will is a charmer, but he's not the scoundrel he appears to be. He has a serious side few people have ever seen, and even fewer know that the half-French former soldier repeatedly risked his life for the Crown. Sophie is a social misfit--a Welsh clergyman's daughter with little knowledge of the ton and its ways, and even less interest--but she needs an aristocratic husband in order to secure her title and fortune. Will fits the bill in all respects--or would, if he weren't a notorious rogue. At first glance, Will and Sophie are a most unlikely pair, but at heart, they are perfectly matched. A diverse cast of secondary characters adds depth and texture to the tale. The most colorful of the bunch--literally and figuratively--is Will's foppish valet, Jack Farquhar. He and his pug, Miss Tickle, are responsible for some of the story's most humorous moments.

    Sophia Nash's wit and talent shine through in LORD WILL & HER GRACE. I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A 5-Star read from a talented author!
    Sophia Nash knows what I like and she serves it up with great style and wit in LORD WILL AND HER GRACE!This is the third book I have read from the author and it's her best offering yet, though I love every one she has written.Her immaculate use of the time period always impresses me, and I believe it rivals my other favorite author Mary Balogh.However, her writing style is all her own, and this particular story is a feast for those who love romance, the Regency, and a bit of fun.She cleverly uses elements from the popular sitcom WILL AND GRACE, but fashions them into a unique plot that serves both the characters and the Regency that I love so well.I also find the author as audacious as the characters she writes for she is not at all reticent in introducing the conventional Regency audience to a healthy dose of lovemaking, as she has in all her novels, while retaining the overall Regency flavor that keeps us devoted to the genre.I find this new perspective on the Regency refreshing, and it's another reason I look forward to her books.

    My own personal enjoyment of any book relies on its characters, and Ms. Nash chose two very unlikely ones to fall in love in this story.Regardless, Lord William Barclay and Miss Sophie Somerset, a reported rake in need of a fortune and an heiress running away from fortune hunters and sporting a bruised reputation, keep themselves and us amused throughout.Lord Will initially pursues the fair Sophie because he is bored and desperate to escape his present circumstance.However, he discovers that she is made of stronger stuff and then the fun truly begins.I loved the chemistry between the couple.Ms. Nash is one of the best at creating sexual tension and pulling it tighter as she weaves her well-told tale.Desire fairly crackles each time Will and Sophie are together, and while she always uses humor in her stories, this one is the wittiest of the three, and therefore the most diverting, to use the Regency vernacular.

    I highly recommend any book written by SOPHIA NASH and especially LORD WILL AND HER GRACE.Ms. Nash brings the Regency period alive in her books and breaths life into the characters they inhabit it.I've heard her earlier books have all won awards for excellence, and I have no doubt that this one will reap its own surfeit of awards.The icing on the cake is its cover.I absolutely love it.It's my favorite of all her books. I'm convinced that Ms. Nash's talent will have us reading her books for years to come.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I think my book was missing pages...
    The book that I just finished CAN'T be the same one that I've read such good reviews about - it just can't!Perhaps my book was missing the 50 or so pages that covered Will and Sophie falling in love.To me, it seemed as if theymet each other three times - once at the drapers, once at a dinner party, and then when they meet for "lessons" (though I don't know why they were draw to each other enough to do that) - and suddenly they were in love.Huh?He knew he loved her because she kissed innocently, not like the fallen woman he was expecting, and she fell in love with him because he whipped off the contraption that was keeping him from feeling her up?Really?That's it?
    It was all I could do to get through this book.There was a part in the middle where it seemed that the book was picking up and I might actually like it.But sadly, that feeling passed quickly.Will and Sophie spent more time apart than together in this book and what little time they spent together didn't help me buy into the fact that they were in love.I TRIED to buy into it, but couldn't.

    Maybe I am just missing something.I've seen very few bad reviews for this book out there on the internet, but I just don't understand why people like it so.Perhaps I am missing the "fun" over the Will & Grace spoof: Sophie believes Lord Will is gay but makes out with him anyway and falls in love.Oh, and don't forget the gay valet, Jack/Jacqueline and his pug, Mrs. Tickle (who goes to a masquerade and yes, they put the pug in a costume).Then there is the oversexed and condescending lady's maid, Karine.But nevermind, they were rather annoying characters so yes, let's forget them.

    I will grant that this book is different in that it is not just kisses and hand-holding.The initial sex scene between Sophie and Will was very well written.There was also a waltz scene that was enjoyable to read.But when the characters weren't having sex or dancing the waltz, I just didn't care what happened to them.And sadly, neither activity happened more than once until the very last pages of the book.By then, I didn't care if Will finally caught Sophie or ended up catching a cold.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Regency I've Read All Year!
    Lord Will and Her Grace is simply the best Regency romance I have read in ages. Why?Because it is fresh, hilariously funny (the story parodies characters from TV's popular Will & Grace sitcoms) and dare I say it--sinfully sexy.It's the story of Lord Will, a rake in every sense of the word, who is hiding out in the tiny seaside village of Burnham-by-the-Sea to escape a forced marriage to a girl he supposedly seduced.There, in the least likely of places, he meets Sophie Somerset, the woman who will eventually steal his heart.Sophie has also come to the seaside village to escape the fortune hunters of London, and one in particular whose schemes left her own reputation a little tarnished. Soon both are yearning for the other's company, though neither will admit it.This leads Will to make a bet with Sophie, one she is only too eager to accept--but one that will change both of their lives forever.

    Sophia Nash is an author bound for bestsellerdom.It's no wonder her second book, A Passionate Endeavor, is a 2005 RITA finalist for Best Regency Romance (the award is the romance industry's equivalent to an Oscar nomination.)That book was excellent, and well deserving of the award--but Lord Will & Her Grace is even better. ... Read more


    10. Mr. November (Men To The Rescue) (Harlequin Temptation, No. 856)
    by Lori Foster
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    Asin: 0373259565
    Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Sales Rank: 97819
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Story Worthy of a Hero
    Heartwrenching. Emotional. Hot. That sums up the last of the “Men to the Rescue” trilogy from author Lori Foster. And saving the best for last, she delivers a story worthy of the man in the hero’s shoes.

    Josh Marshall, firefighter and man about town, never missed a chance to razz his best friends when the love bug caught them. But when the tables are turned and the hunky fireman falls head over heels for the woman bent on including him in her charity calendar, it’s a whole different story. He knows that below Amanda Barker’s frosty exterior is a woman waiting for the right man to awaken her passion and he knows that he’s the one.

    Amanda has a secret. One that keeps her from enjoying life to the fullest, that drives her to help others, that keeps her from getting close to any man. She’s absolutely sure that Josh Marshall will prove no different. She’s heard about his past; he’s known as quite the lady’s man. But he’s out to prove her wrong. And with the right woman, we watch Josh grow into a caring, sensitive and very patient lover.

    The axiom “The bigger they are, the harder they fall” is certainly true in Josh’s case and when it’s his turn at the altar of love, he doesn’t like it one bit when his friends, Mick and Zack, razz him the same way he’d done to them on many occasions. His testiness makes him believable and endearing.

    The dialogue’s snappy and the love scenes are hotter than hot. And Ms. Foster has no equal when it comes to creating friendship, camaraderie and the sometimes wackiness that exists between men who are closer than brothers, bonded together, in this case, through their professions.

    In the Dear Reader section in the front of the book, Ms. Foster tells us about her research for the story and how it led to meeting the man who heads up the South Florida Firefighter’s Calendar Project. At this time in our history, when the loss of many of these brave men in New York City is still so vivid in our minds and weighs heavy on our hearts, the chance to help others who have been victims of fires was one I couldn’t pass up. (...)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but i wouldnt rush to get it.
    The book was fairly good. The humor in it was very "Fosteresque", which is a good thing in case you haven't read anythign from Lori Foster. However, I found that i enjoyed Treat Her Right much better than Mr. November. Josh is a very likable character, Amanda, on the other hand, isn't. I'm not saying she's a bad character, she isn't, she's rather sweet and i would dare to say that some of you would even indentify with her, to a certain extent, but i found that after viewing Del (Caught in the Act) and Wynn (Treat Her Right), as 2 very independent, sexy, caring and strong women, seeing Amanda was a dissapointment. But she is not as bad as she could have been. The story is nice, but its nothing from the other world. I say it could have been better, but then again I'm a very difficult audience. I recomend it, if you have nothing else to do, or not another book to read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Touching and sexy!!
    Firefighter Josh Marshall wants Amanda Barker! And she wants him--to pose for her calendar. When they get together to talk it over, Josh sees beyond Amanda's cool, uninvolved exterior. He knows that she is emotionally scarred from something in her past and that she is fighting her feelings for him because she thinks she doesn't deserve anything good in her life.

    Josh's heart breaks every time her pain surfaces and once he realizes he loves her he accepts his fate & determines to make her happy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good story, but Foster is in a rut
    This book is the last in a series about modern-day heroes: firefighters, cops,paramedics. Firefighter Josh has watched his 2 friends succumb to love, when prissy Amanda enters his life with a mission. The mission is to persuade hunky Josh to pose for a beefcake calendar to benefit the local burn center. Amanda has her own reasons for focussing on this charity, which has affected her life, particularly her love life: guilt over a fire at her home when she was a teenager. I won't give the plot point away except to say that the result is that she feels she is sexually frigid and at age 24 is still a virgin.
    While the story on its own merits 4 stars for a category romance, I almost gave it three stars for Foster's seemingly endless reliance on two basic characerizations. The man in Foster's books always seems to be gorgeous and oversexed and "falls in love" with the woman for no reason apparent to us, the readers. The woman is a seemingly-repressed virgin (or "born-again virgin") who nonetheless wears sexy lingerie underneath her less than exciting clothing and is willing to engage in massive amounts of sex the first time out. Moreover, the first-time sex is often not just your garden-variety sex. In the case of this book, Amanda performs oral sex upon Josh's command before her first time at intercourse. Although Josh expresses remorse to himself the next morning on this very topic, I found this scene to be extremely unrealistic for a virgin who had been frigid for 7 years and had no experience in this area. If the scene had occurred later in the relationship (even the next day), it would have been more believable. However, Foster seldom has her couple engage in sex before the reader after the deflowering episode. Unless Foster gets out of her well-worn track, (that is very similar to Diana Palmer), I will get bored with her.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A real Man
    Love Lori Fosters books. Mr. November is the first romance novel that portrays a real man's reactions in bed instead of the traditional female fantasy version of men's reactions in bed. Josh is a fantastic character and I recommend you get to know him first in Caught in the Act and Treat Her Right. ... Read more


    11. True Love (Arabesque)
    by Brenda Jackson
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    Asin: 1583141448
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Arabesque
    Sales Rank: 168008
    Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "True Love" Unveiled!
    The saga continues! In this book, Brenda Jackson tells the readers of Nicholas Chenault's and Shayla Kirkland's story. Nicholas was first introduced in the book, "One Special Moment," Sterling Hamilton's and Colby Wingate's story. Nicholas is Sterling's brother; they have the same mother, but different fathers.

    Nicholas and Shayla are one great couple. Love for each of them was literally "love at first sight." However, Nicholas' love is put to the test just as Shayla's love for Nicholas is tested. Will true love win or will deception and mistrust triumph in "True Love"?

    Brenda Jackson has weaved another enthralling page turner! The story makes you want to reat it nonstop! "True Love" is definitely another notch in Ms. Jackson's belt!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brenda!! You've Done It Again Girl!!!!
    Shayla was determined to get revenge for the hurt her mother suffered. She was a very educated and well rounded young woman. She knew she had what it takes to destroy Chenault Electronics and TJ Electronics. What she didn't count on was falling in love with Chenault's CEO Nicholas Chenault.

    Nicholas was tired of the same ol' same ol'. He had not been involved with a woman for about a year. Nick always loved his own space. At least that was before he met and embraced Shayla. Shayla did things to this man that no woman has ever done.

    This story has so much drama in it, if I continue, I might give away the real good parts. I will say that Nicholas and Shayla went through alot to be together. There was 2 other romances in this book that were just as enjoyable and their romances didn't detour you from the plot of this story. You discover a family secret that should have been buried with Shayla's mother, and a few other things that will not only shock you, but shocked Shayla as well.

    If you have ever read any of Brenda Jackson's books, you know the book is the BOMB! Get it, read it, you won't regret it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars True love wins in the end !!!
    I loved this story as well the other stories I've read by Mrs. Jackson. Thank you for bringing up Nicholas and Shayla's story.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK but...
    a bit too much distraction. I mean the story line is followable, but once my heart goes to one scene, the story jump to someone elses story. You know, Trent. And by the time we get back to Nick the feeling is fresh and new. Basically everyone is linked to everybody in the company. so, it is really like the operasoap kinda story. U could say this after you read the conversation.. very dramatic and hmm.. too simple!

    Read it. Not too bad really, but not the best either.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hot and Steamy
    Brenda Jackson has succeeded in writing another GREAT book. Nicholas and Shayla were wonderful to read about. Their joining was a very heated one and Ms. Jackson gave us all the description. She shows us without trust there can be no love. I cant wait to read another one of novels. I tell you I am hooked. ... Read more


    12. Viscount Vagabond and The Devil's Delilah (Signet Regency Romance)
    by Loretta Chase
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    Asin: 0451212231
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
    Publisher: Signet Book
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    Now fans can "Live the romance. Read Loretta Chase" (Christina Dodd) with two delightful stories together for the first time. ... Read more


    13. Thorn's Challenge (Silhouette Desire)
    by Brenda Jackson
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    Asin: 0373765525
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
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    Sales Rank: 133954
    Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Storyline from Publisher
    One sizzling kiss from Thorn Westmoreland was not enough to convince Tara Matthews to risk her heart in love again...or was it? The beautiful pediatrician and the hard-riding motorcycle tycoon mixed like oil and water. Why, then, couldn't Tara burn the sexy racer from her head or the memory of his passionate caresses from her body?

    Thorn had wanted Tara since the day they'd met. He'd planned to seduce the prickly lady doctor and indulge in a no-commitment-required affair. But before he could savor the success of his sultry seduction she'd turned the tables on him. Now instead of working her out of his system, he was striving to win her love....

    4-0 out of 5 stars My Love Is A Challenge
    THORN'S CHALLENGE by Brenda Jackson is the third delightful installment of the Westmoreland Family series. Initiated by Delaney's Desert Sheikh and A Little Dare, respectively, THORN'S CHALLENGE showcases Thorn Westmoreland who is appropriately named because he is a thorn in everyone's side, especially his family. Moody, cantankerous and temperamental, Thorn is a professional motorcycle designer and racer who withholds himself from others to prepare for the big money making races.

    Thorn's challenge is none other than the feisty Tara Matthews, resident doctor and best friend of Thorn's sister Delaney. Tara was introduced in Delaney's Desert Sheikh and because of a love gone wrong, Tara now has no time for romance or one night stands. Thorn's motives are all wrong as he sets out to tame Tara with a deal that will either make or break both of them and the entire Westmoreland family.

    I truly enjoy Brenda Jackson's connecting books because she sets the stage for the next book with subtle hints of hits and misses that will pique your senses. The remaining brothers, Stone, Chase and Storm, are endearing and hilarious and it will be a treat to see their stories unfold.

    Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves
    of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a surprise, I loved this!
    This book is definitely a keeper, man I would love to have a Thorn in my life. Speaking of which the model is gorgeous, who is he? (smile) No on a serious note, I liked Thorn's story better then Dare's and Delaney's for some reason. I do not know if it was because of the fact that Thorn was describled as being so damn sexy or what. Regardless, I had read some of Brenda Jackson's other stories and did not care for them that much, my sister passed along this copy to me and I was hooked line and sinker. I have to admit that it gave me great pleasure to see a black couple on the cover for once too for the Silhoutte series. It was a real treat, Ms.Jackson, what about the twins' stories?

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Prick of Love
    "Thorn's Challenge" definitely has a prick of love involved. The Westmoreland clan has teased Thorn for approximately 2 years regarding Tara Matthews, whom they named as "Thorn's challenge." Thorn is a motorcycle builder and once thought he was in love, but got pricked when the woman was not all that Thorn thought she was or should have been. Love life for Tara had not been any better. Tara was left at the altar by the man she thought she loved and loved her in return. However, life has its ups and downs and its thorns to bear.

    Tara meets Thorn and the other Westmoreland through friendship with their sister, Delaney. Once Tara and Thorn meet electricity sparks and they are destined for some thorny challenges in their lives. They both must overcome the obstacles love has placed in their lives. However, their mounting feelings for each other are becoming hard to cover up. Over the months and years since their meeting, their love grows and soon there is no denying that Tara and Thorn are meant to be together and that they have to let love overcome any challenges they are up against. Tara and Thorn fight their desire, but once the torch is ignited, the flame of love grows and grows into a full fledged romance.

    Tara is indeed Thorn's challenge and Thorn is the match to light Tara's fire.

    Great book, Ms. Jackson!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Ride Of A Lifetime
    Having been hurt once by love Thorn Westmoreland and Dr.Tara Matthews have both decided love is not an imprortant factor in life. Thorn devotes all of his time and energy working on his special built motorcycles, spending time with his brothers, nephews, and getting ready for the next race. Dr. Matthews life is centered aroud the children in Pediatrics along with many other civic groups. Nothing has prepared Thorn and Tara for the instant love/hate that allow them to be close but yet so far apart.

    Ms Jackson once again keeps us on edge while turning pages to see what the end is going to be. Dealing with several real issues in a relationship. The third book in a series of twelve, if you have not read them please read the first two Delaney's Desert Sheikh and A little Dare. I am waiting for the stories on Stone, Chase, Storm, Reggie, and the rest of the Westmorelands. I believe this series will be as popular as the Madaris family series. ... Read more


    14. Seducing Mr. Heywood (Signet Regency Romance)
    by JoManning
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    Asin: 0451215001
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-03)
    Publisher: Signet
    Sales Rank: 27295
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Upon her husband's death, a shocked Lady Sophia learned that custody of her children went to a humble country vicar. Although he knows of her tarnished reputation, the clergyman believes children need their mother-and soon, he needs Lady Sophia too. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Regency
    Seducing Mr. Heywood by Jo Manning
    May 13, 2005 (Edited May 16, 2005)


    In SEDUCING MR.HEYWOOD, a widow, Lady Sophia Rowley, starts out as a woman with a reputation among the ton, but finds that she has maternal instincts and longs to take care of her children and bond with them after many years of being the negligent mother. She's gone through two husbands who abused her in some way, and the third was a very elderly but kind man that understood her needs, allowing her to run free in London.He too has passed on, and she is now left a widow, wondering if she will marry again. Upon his death, the local vicar, Mr. Heywood, has become the guardian over her two sons.

    Lady Sophia decides she likes Mr. Heywood, although the shy and inexperienced vicar is a far cry from the men she had been seen with in the past. It seems that Lady Sophia has had a change of tune, and is ready to settle down.And the vicar soon realizes that the rumors about Sophia may not all be true, and sees a different side of the widow that the rest of the world did not.

    A subplot involving Sophia's estranged father, Tom Eliot, the Earl of Dunhaven, spices up the story line with an attempted kidnapping, among other things, giving the novel an exciting twist.

    I loved this regency - it had a lot of humor in it, a bit of intrigue and a lot of excitement with the arrival of Sophia's father.I would recommend this romance to all who may have been avoiding regencies in the past.It's books like this that make me want to read more of this genre.

    Overall, THE SEDUCING OF MR. HEYWOOD comes highly recommended as a very enjoyable regency. This reviewer will gladly read another historical romance by Jo Manning.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Role Reversal In A Most Original REGENCY
    Setting - Rowley Hall, Yorkshire, 1811 --- The very notorious Lady Sophia Rowley, thrice married, thrice widowed and smarting from the loss of her latest lover she had intended on making husband number four, was not in the best of moods.On the advice of her solicitor she had come home to Rowley Hall to make the acquaintance of the vicar of St. Mortrud's, Mr. Charles Heywood, whom her late husband had appointed guardian of their two sons.To say the least, their first meeting could in no way be termed favorable, - but I'll let the reader delight in THAT inauspicious moment. In spite of her bad humor, and Charles' mortification it would be days before they would once more, accidentally meet and Sophia, thought to make the very handsome vicar her next lover while she rusticated in the country.

    Charles had always admired the beautiful woman from her portrait during his many visits and had it not been for the confidences shared with him by the late baron of how Sophia had been sold into a brutal and hideous first marriage by her despicable father, he might have the same unfavorable opinions of her that others had. Armed with that knowledge, and as their friendship developed he began to admire the intelligent and tenderhearted woman that was kept hidden behind the jaded and brittle mask she donned to hide her vulnerability.There seemed to be a real chance at happiness for both of them if only they could survive the vicious manipulations that the re-emergence of her obnoxious father would bring back into her life.

    I found this to be a divine read.I absolutely loved how Sophia the once-jaded and totally selfish heroine (from THE RELUCTANT GUARDIAN) finally came to her epiphany realizing her self worth as a caring, loving mother and found her true love in such an unlikely candidate. It was also a very original read in that the female/male roles were reversed where she was the rake, so to speak, and he the innocent.In addition, I found the many varied characters were so very well defined that the reader could feel a part of the entire ensemble.

    Of particular note, is the way the author conveyed warm and loving feelings for the character of the deceased Baron Rowley.Due to his unselfish regard in maintaining for his sons the illusion of a mother's love, he thoughtfully paved the way for her re-emergence into their life. I thought that this very cleverly done to have such a warm and wonderful feeling for a character whom you never really meet in the story but who plays such a seemingly big part due to the fond remembrances and good deeds he'd done during his life.Bottom line - With elegant prose, fresh and charming dialogs, and lovely regency touches the author had me totally enchanted from start to finish in this wonderfully feel-good romance.--- Marilyn Rondeau, for www.historicromancewriters.com



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    15. Texas Two - Step (Heart Of Texas) (Harlequin Romance, No 2)
    by Debbie Macomber
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    Asin: 0373833431
    Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
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    Sales Rank: 240809
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Meant For Each Other!!
    If you've read and enjoyed first in the Heart of Texas series than you'll enjoy this one. Glen and Ellie made the book so interesting that I couldn't put it down until I had finshed it. It also had me laughing in places. This was well written and the humor had it's place in the story. Glen was funny in his attempts to get Ellie from having anything to do with Richard romantically. This is a book that you won't be able to put down. It's so well written that you can understand the struggles that Glen has within himself over his friendship with Ellie and his wanting to change that relatioship to something more. Debbie Macomber has done a great job with the characters and the unfolding storyline. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read and those who haven't read any Debbie Macomber books. ... Read more


    16. Once Upon A Sofa (Zebra Regency Romance)
    by Myretta Robens
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    Asin: 0821778501
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Zebra Books
    Sales Rank: 207442
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    When I read a romance, I look for good characters first and foremost.Next I look for a good plot.This book had both.Both Sidney and Isabel make the best of the situation in which they find themselves, and they grow as a result of their experiences.The major plot developments were not obvious, which is a blessing in a period romance, and it all came together in a satisfying way.What more could you want?

    By the way, don't believe everything you read in a back cover blurb.This one gets it all wrong. ... Read more


    17. Mackenzie'S Pleasure (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 691)
    by Linda Howard
    list price: $3.99
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    Asin: 0373076916
    Catlog: Book (1996-01-01)
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Sales Rank: 72904
    Average Customer Review: 4.95 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Mackenzie's Pleasure
    This is my favorite book of Linda Howard. I thought Zane was extremely sexy! What a man. The book was great. Barrie was a wonderful character in the book. Something about this book just grabbed me and I could not put it down. Chance and Nicky just made me laugh. I will be the first in line to buy Chance"s book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Joy a true pleasure!!!!!
    This was the first book of Linda Howard or Beverly Barton that I have read -- well it sent me flying to my usual book store looking for any thing else they have written --- Linda Howard's Mackenzie's Pleasure Zane & Barrie's story -- was so moving, and enjoyable, I never put it down once I started, I have since read Mackenzie's Mission Joe's & caroline Evans' story and am now searching for the stories on Michael, Joshua & Maris, I have just put Chance's story in my cart (...) great reading --- romance like this is truely a pleasure.

    4-0 out of 5 stars SIM#691
    MACKENZIE'S PLEASURE - Linda Howard

    HER HERO
    Barrie Lovejoy needed a savior. The terrorist group holding her hostage surely wouldn't tolerate her silence much longer. Instead they would silence HER -- forever. Then out of the darkness HE arrived. Grizzled and dangerous, he led Barrie from her captors straight into his sheltering arms...

    HER HUSBAND

    Navy S.E.A.L. Zane Mackenzie was the best. No mission had ever gotten the better of him -- until now. Saving Barrie Lovejoy had been textbook -- except for their desperate night of passion. And though his job as a soldier had ended with her freedom, his duties as a husband had only just begun. For he would sooner die than let the enemy harm the mother of his child.

    5-0 out of 5 stars KEEP IT - KEEP IT - KEEP IT --- WOW!
    Zane Mackenzie is everything you want to see in a Navy SEAL -
    Dang! but he is hot!
    Finally we get a young woman that is worthy of the hero.

    Barrie Lovejoy takes the only out to driving away the emotional and physical trauma she was subjected to in her kidnapping.

    Zane Mackenzie, in the tradition of his father and brothers is man enough and sensitive enough to deal with Barrie.

    When Zane is wounded in portecting Barrie, she becomes distaught at being forced to leave Zane behind without knowing if he would live.

    I loved finding about Wolf and his family, especially Michael and Josh [why don't they have stories of their own?] Poor Joe, 5 sons and no daughter. It took Barrie and Zane to pull a fast one.

    There is just something about these Mackenzie men that puts your hormones on red alert. We need more of these guys and more women like Barrie.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- definitely all are keepers - what a collection of men.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love Those MacKenzies!
    Another satisfying story about a MacKenzie brother. I enjoyed every word. And Barrie was a good match for Zane. Linda Howard is a master story teller.

    I also like Beverly Barton but didn't care as much for Defending His Own as I have some of her other books. Secret baby stories bore me so that's probably the reason. Also, I don't much care for stories where something happens to a character as a teen and he/she holds it against the world forever. Good grief! We all grow and mature. Some of these people never do. Along with the secret baby, this is an over-used and unnecessary plot device. It creaks. ... Read more


    18. Rogues' Reform (Harlequin Romance)
    by Stephanie Laurens
    list price: $6.99
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    Asin: 0373834586
    Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Sales Rank: 247181
    Average Customer Review: 3.41 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
    This is 3 novels that were originally Harlequins released in the U.K.; (1) 'The Reasons for Marriage', (2) 'A Lady of Expectations', & (3) 'An Unwilling Conquest'. They are all Regency romances about the Lester family. I read the 1st one last spring, the story of Lenora the oldest sister & honestly don't remember it all that well. I do remember that although I enjoyed it, it didn't impress me enough to go ahead & start the second one.
    Well, maybe I'm just in a different frame of mind, but I totally enjoyed the 2nd one, A Lady of Expectations. It is not really what I expected from SL, but since I was not all that impressed with her 'Once Upon....' books, that's quite alright. This one was a light read, the sensuality was much more subtle but totally enjoyable. The humor wasn't lol funny, it was also subtle - but made me grin often. It did contain the big 'communication problem' & misunderstaning plot - but this one didn't annoy me like most of them do.
    I loved Jack (our hero); his determined wooing of Sophie was wonderful. His personality was so easy to fall in love with; although he was totally confused by Sophie's abrupt change of attitude, he still treated her with respect & I just loved the very mature way he handled everyone around him. Sophie was a mature & very responsible lady & with one goofy exception, she also treated Jack with respect & tried to maintain their friendship even when she thought she couldn't possibly marry him.
    Also included in the story was a cute side story about Sophie's cousin & her beau, along with a small problem to handle. I do wish that the other 2 Lester's had been a little more prominent in the story, but at least there were a number of secondary characters that added a good touch to the story. I think I'll be putting this one on my keepers shelf. If you can enjoy subtle humor, sweet romance instead of sex, & small problems instead of huge ones, then I believe you'll enjoy 'A Lady of Expectations'.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 3 Fun Filled Stories!
    Rogue's Reform was a magnificent book with three wonderful stories in it. As usual Laurens manages to pull off strong, but likeable heroines who are just the thing to tame the tigers. Her heroes are dahsing and strong, and infinetely loveable.

    The Reasons for Marriage: Jason Montgomery, Duke of Eversleigh needs to aquire a wife. After listing the characteristics this woman must have, he settles on Lenore Lester. If only he could get her to agree...

    A Lady of Expectations: Ever since he saw her dancing, Jack Lester knew that Sophia Winterton was the one for him. However, his desire to hide the truth about his new increase in finances could put a damper on their relationship...

    An Unwilling Conquest: The truth about his fortune out, Harry Lester runs from the matchmaking mamas of the ton, to Newgate where he rescues the widow, Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe. However, Harry might need a push and a shove into marriage...

    This trilogy about the Lester family would perk up anybody's day. All three stories are sweet, and will leave you with a warm feeling inside. I recommend it highly and wish you happy reading!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Writing style is awful
    I thought this book was awful. I read the first 2 stories and had to give up. Not only were they boring, the dialog was terribly repetitive. Every time the hero said something to the heroine, he finshed with "My Dear". She always smiled "serenely". Facial expressions for both of them were limited to "raising one brow" - which they did over and over and over.
    EVery once in awhile I try a new author and more often than not I go scurrying back to Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, Suzanne Forster, Elizabeth Lowell, Kristin Hannah, and a few others.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Delightful reissue of three old Harlequin/M&B titles
    The three novels in this collection were all published by Mills and Boon, the UK imprint of Harlequin, in the mid-90s, and I had actually read them then and noted Laurens as one of the better exponents of the Regency short novel. As a result of re-reading them in this collection I have now ordered her Bar Cynster series; I can only hope that it's as good as these and that she hasn't fallen into the trap of sacrificing sex scenes for historical accuracy.

    The collection concerns three members of the same family: the Lesters, who have fallen on hard times. Jack, the oldest and heir to the estates, Harry, and their sister Lenore.

    My favourite of the three is The Reasons For Marriage, in which Lenore finds herself the choice of Jason, Duke of Eversleigh. She can't imagine why he's sought her out and wants to marry her, but to Jason it's simple: she isn't a silly debutante, and she understands the demands of running an estate and a large house. She's not interested in spending months on end in London either, so he thinks he can leave her in Eversleigh Abbey while he enjoys himself elsewhere. Lenore agrees eventually, and assumes that there is no chance of love in a marriage like this in which Jason has made his reasons for wanting her so clear. But during an idyllic honeymoon, she begins to hope that perhaps his feelings have changed... And so does Jason, but he lacks the courage to put his feelings into words.

    There is some wonderful angst in this book, made even better by the very satisfying lead-up to the ending. I loved it!

    Then there's A Lady of Expectations, Jack's story. Jack is no longer poor, but as yet the secret isn't out. He wants to find a bride before all the marriage-minded mamas find out about his new-found fortune and descend on him with predatory intent. One day, out riding in the country, he spies a beautiful young woman with golden hair, and determines to make her his. Sophie is attracted to him too, but her guardian makes it plain to Jack that he is not to rush her. She is to have her Season first, before he ties her down. Sophie, however, believes that the reason he is holding back is that he desperately needs to marry money, and she has none. Some misunderstandings, lots of romance and a degree of sensual tension, and lots of traditional Regency atmosphere - lovely!

    Finally, there is Harry's story, An Unwilling Conquest. Harry, having watched Jack walk willingly into matrimony, is determined to stay well away from eligible young women and their matchmaking mamas. So he heads off to Newmarket, only to find himself rescuing a couple of damsels in distress. Lucinda, a beautiful young widow, arouses his protective instincts, and he finds himself, very reluctantly, offering his services to her in the conduct of her business. In fact, not only offering, but insisting! And he can't help finding himself irrestibly attracted to her. Perhaps a discreet affair will do? But then he discovers that he's actually taken her virginity. When he offers to marry her purely as recompense, however, Lucinda rejects him out of anger and hurt. She loves him, but will he ever come to love her in return?

    A great Laurens anthology, which is well worth acquiring.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy the Same Books Twice!
    This trilogy contains two books previously published under the title "A Convinient Marriage" back in 1996. Don't buy the same books again! They were so boring, that I actually got more than 20 pages into the first story, before "deja vu" hit me! ... Read more


    19. The Sultan's Bought Bride : Princess Brides (Presents)
    by Jane Porter
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    Asin: 037312418X
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Sales Rank: 129578
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    20. Surrender (Arabesque)
    by Brenda Jackson
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    Asin: 1583141456
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
    Publisher: B & T Books
    Sales Rank: 104849
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars SURRENDER ~IS~AWESOME!!~~
    In this latest installment of the Madaris family stories, Ms. Jackson manages to bring a fresh new story with two very interesting people in Colonel Ashton Sinclair and Netherland Brooms. The sensual tension between the two is so strong you can feel it through the pages of the book.

    The title lets you know that someone is going to have to SURRENDER, because although Ashton is in love with Netherland, she has vowed to never get involved with a military man since she grew up an army brat, moving around. It takes an awesome man like Ashton to change her mind.

    In SURRENDER Ms. Jackson manages to tell a very captivating love story, full of romance and passion, and bring you up to date on characters from her previous stories in the Madaris family as well. She also manages to introduce a few new characters, all without missing a beat or taking away from the storyline. I started reading this book around 11 p.m. and found myself up reading all night because I could not put it down.

    SURRENDER has the depth to stand alone, but after you read it, you will definitely want to read the previous books in this dynamite series. A list of the previous titles are listed in the front of the book. It wil be well worth it. This one is a definite keeper for the bookshelf.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars are not enough!
    The long awaited story of Ashton and Netherland has finally bloomed into a remarkable book. Be prepared to lose sleep when you start reading because you will not want to put it down.

    The first time Ashton met Netherland he was determine to have her for his wife. But being a military brat Netherland swore that she would never give her love to someone in the military. But once she met Ashton her vow was tested to the ultimate level.

    I can't give the full details but I will tell you that you will not be disappointed with this book. The love scenes are HOT, you are caught up with previous characters. You get to guess the sex/name of Trevor and Corinthians baby, meet new Madaris members as well as new friends of the family.

    I personally can not wait for Alex and Christy's story. Mrs. Jackson leaves your mind wondering if they will ever get together.

    Thank you Mrs. Jackson for books that will keep you wanting more and for helping me lose sleep.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Surrender...Surrender It All
    Ashton Sinclair an Colonel in the Marines when he meets Neatherland Brooms he falls in love and decides right then and there that he wants him and will not stop until he has her. Neatherland Brooms has sworn off men in Ashton's brand but when Ashton decides to play for keeps he plays hard ball.

    Ashton & Neatherland begin a battle of love the outcome is full of passion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
    I am so floored by Mrs. Jackson's writing that I have made it a point to get every book in the Madaris Series. Surrender was so good I passed it on to my mom and I have read the book at least four times since I bought it. You don't have to believe in the characters backgroung to be drawn in the web of love that Mrs. Jackson so eloquently created with this book. If you want a book that is really touching and hard to put down I suggest you by Surrender.

    1-0 out of 5 stars HoRrIbLe!
    This was by far the worst romance novel that I have ever read. It was a total MeSs! One of the main things that I really hated, is how the author introduced all 1,000 characters (I'm exaggerating, but hopefully you get my point) by first, middle, and last name and their family members names, i.e., brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents....... Shouldn't a romance be focused on one couple? I sure thought that it should. But no, this novel had about twenty different couples going through twenty different obstacles! Further more, would someone please tell me, why this author expects the reader to be stupid enough to imagine a man in the U.S. Marine Corps, while wearing his military uniform, to have hair hanging from under his cover that touches his shoulders! The story had no potential from the very beginning. It was unrealistic and a waste of time and money. It was so far fetched that I couldn't even picture the main characters. Don't waste your money! ... Read more


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