Ashton Blakely, the Duke of Summerton, cannot stop his aunt from meddling in his affairs. So rather than let her select a most disagreeable mate, Ashton decides to fire the first volley by holding a ball as a scheme to bag the ideal wife: a deferential girl eager to produce and raise an heir, leaving Ashton to his beloved hunting lodge and titled friends. But when Ashton falls for the one woman who isn’t willing to play his game, all his plans scatter like buckshot. Suddenly, the chase is on!
Caroline Hawkins has no interest in marriage. In fact, she has devoted her life to defending women from the indignities visited upon them by their husbands. She only chaperones her beautiful younger sister to Summerton’s ball in the hopes of saving her family from bankruptcy. She certainly doesn’t expect to catch the Duke’s eye . . . nor is she prepared for the heat that rises every time she thinks of his powerful build or his dark, tantalizing gaze. Caroline can run, but she cannot hide—for Ashton has already captured her heart.
Though he’s fiercely loyal to his friends, Michael Carver has managed to avoid romantic entanglements by cultivating a reputation as a rake and a gambler. Believing himself incapable of intimacy, the Earl of Blandon avoids anything more than lighthearted flirtations or trysts with married women—which leaves more than enough time to slip out into the wilderness for a little fishing. All is well until Michael agrees, as a favor, to keep his best friend’s stubborn yet alluring sister-in-law company.
After one failed engagement, Beatrice Hawkins would rather become a spinster than risk her heart again. Her family, however, is relentless when it comes to finding her a suitable match. So when the roguish earl suggests they join forces to feign courtship and throw everyone off their scent, Beatrice only hopes the ton will take the bait. But at the hunting lodge where Michael takes her to escape prying eyes, Beatrice finds herself lured in by the unexpected charms of a man who has so much love to give—even if he doesn’t know it yet.
(All information obtained from authors website.)
Since the age of 13, Pam Labud wanted to be a writer. So much so, that she asked her Mom and Dad for a typewriter for Christmas that year. Now, a multi-published author, who’s first book was a 2006 Double RITA finalist, she has finally realized that dream.
In addition to writing Historical and Paranormal romance novels, she also writes short erotic novella’s
When she’s not writing, Pam works as a heart nurse, is married and shares her home with two daughters, 6 dogs and 5 cockatiels.
Pam enjoys watching crime t.v. shows, reading romance fiction, suspence and Manga, and loves anime.
Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Animes Full Metal Alchemist (both first series and Brotherhood), Black Butler, Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Random House Loveswept for providing us with a copy of these books so there we could bring you this review.
This is the first time I have come across this author and am pretty excited with the books that she has introduced me to. I enjoyed both books immensely and will admit to having a bit of a need to cry at bits and pieces of it. It really does show two sisters who have strong minds and are not afraid to confront the men that they love into seeing themselves into the way they see them. Though neither Beatrice nor Caroline are intent on ever getting married as they see themselves as more independent woman and way ahead of their time in the way that they think. They are lucky enough to come across two men who love the fact that they are strong willed. Then you have Ashton and Michael two soldiers that come across them, but even if they thought they were tough these woman prove to be tougher and stronger then them. It broke my heart to know that both these men had fathers who did them nothing but bring down their views of themselves. Even though Ash’s father died when he was still young he did the worst damage to his son with the way that he was. I wanted to crawl in the book and comfort him. Then you have Michael to with the love of Bea finds that he isn’t what he was told all his life he would be. I can’t wait to find out what happens with the other two men in the Hunt Club.
I enjoyed both these book and give them a combined total of 4.5 independent kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri