My Thoughts The last book in the Pleasure Wars series, Beautiful Distraction tells the story of Olivia Cranfield and Malcolm Graham and happens concurrently as the third book Beauty and the Earl. I have been waiting to read this book because I was really intrigued by Olivia and Malcolm. Olivia, a courtesan and Violet’s friend, decides to go with her to Bath after her previous protector has left her. Once there, she helps Violet ensnare the Liam, the Earl of Windbury by distracting his best friend and companion Malcolm Graham. What starts out as a steamy affair turns into love as […]
My Thoughts “A surprisingly steamy read!” How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days is the first book that I read from Kate McKinley and it won’t be my last! I really had no expectation when I started reading this book. In fact, this is the second read this year that I read a book of the same title. That should be something of a negative, right? Wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! For a novella, it felt like a full-length story to me. In that I mean that the characters are fully developed AND a lot happened in the story. I […]
My Thoughts “Amazingly twisted…” I read Dorothy Must Die first and this book second. Although you don’t need to read this book first, I recommend that you do so as this book will answer a few questions you might have on Dorothy. The story starts a little slow, we are seeing Dorothy on their farm in Kansas doing farm chores and missing Oz. She had told her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and her best friend about her adventures in Oz but they wouldn’t believe her. It is now 2 years after her trip to Oz and Dorothy has turned 16. During […]
My Thoughts No Ordinary Mistress is Robyn DeHart’s first book in her series Masquerading Mistresses. This is a novella and I was a little bit surprised how well the story flowed despite it being a little bit short for my taste. The two protagonists: Emma Masterson and Remington (love that name, BTW) Hawthorne, Earl of Latham are spies for the Crown. To complicate things, there are (were) partners. The story opens two years before when both Emma and Remy (Remington) were on assignment together and both had a falling out. Emma, being an independent woman that she is, did not want […]
Finally, we read about Dr. Graves and the true reason he became fascinated with being a physician. This novella is a short and sweet story about Dr. William Graves and Winnifred, the Duchess of Avendale who we meet in In Bed with the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James #1). She is Catherine Mabry’s friend who was abused by her husband, the Duke of Avendale. This story starts a couple of years after Avendale was found “dead” (the reason for this can be read in In Bed with the Devil). In this story, Winnie has finally found confidence and courage and […]
I’ll start with reviewing my favorite story of the three novellas, The Sweetest Sin. I absolutely adore the two protagonists Landon and Julianna who were eloped five years ago. It should have been a happy ending but their marriage was annulled when Julianna’s father, Lord Trevington, caught up to them and forced her to marry the Duke of Breckinhill. The story, however, starts when five years later, Julianna, now a widow goes to Landon for help to save her sister Evelyn who their father has used to pay off his gambling debts. Naturally, Landon asks that she become his mistress […]
I read this book in a few short hours and I thought it was okay. I decided to buy this novella because I had already read the first book in the series, When in Paris… and I was very interested about Rebecca and Scott’s story. We first meet the two in the When in Paris… where there appeared to be tension between the two.