HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Honey and Flame by Gemma Snow

Honey and Flame (Masters of Mayfair, #3)

Title // Naslov: Honey and Flame

Author // Avtorica: Gemma Snow

Release Date // Datum izdaje: October 6th 2020 (6. oktober 2020)

Genre // Žanr: Historical romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

Tempted. 

Ever since she was old enough to walk, Marianna Dalton, daughter of the Marquis of Barrington, has been the prime example of prim and proper ladyhood, at her mother’s insistence. That is, until she poured a bowl of clotted cream over the head of a potential suitor, ignored her mother’s lecture on a woman’s role, and decided to be bold. 

And there’s no better place to be bold than a country house party. 

And no one better to be bold with than Nathaniel Colborne, Earl of Kendall, and her older brother’s best friend. Colborne is a scientist working to develop more effective honey harvesting methods, and he’s not a man to shy away from a hands-on experiment. 

Marianna becomes just that experiment, as they share late-night library visits, the ambrosia of sweet honey, and secret books of poetry inspired by Bacchus himself. Colborne tempts, promises, and seduces with his words, until Marianna can think of nothing more than demanding he act on those filthy vows and offer some relief to the elemental need burning hot between them. 

But all Marianna wanted was a chance to step outside the world she has always known, and this imagined bacchanal beneath the shadows was never meant to see the light of day. For what’s between them to go any further than scandalous missives and whispered fantasies, Marianna and Nathaniel must be willing to look at the evidence and act upon their findings…before the party ends, the letters burn, and they miss their chance forever.

My thoughts:

Out of all three currently released book (1-3), this one was pretty mild. It wasn’t as spicy as the first two and it had more erotic elements in the letters Nathaniel exchanged with Marianna than in the actual story.

So yeah, I requested the book because I loved the heat the previous books had but this one didn’t have it enough.

It was still a pleasant read, though. I liked it. 4 stars.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARC provided via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne

All Scot and Bothered (Devil You Know, #2)

Title // Naslov: All Scot and Bothered

Author // Avtorica: Kerrigan Byrne

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 29th 2020 (29. september 2020)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.

IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY

Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips…Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women…and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?

My thoughts:

Have I ever mentioned how much I loved Kerrigan Byrne’s writing? She is quickly becoming one of my favourite historical authors.

In this book we’re following the story of Cecelia, who is a gambling parlor owner, and Cassius, who wants to arrest the very same owner since the very beginning not knowing it’s Cecelia behind the mask.

But someone out there threatens Cece’s new secret and the only one who can help is the man who wants nothing to do with gambling…

I love how caring Cassius was even though Cecelia is a temptation to his beliefs. He still took her under her wing and did the same with the child she’s taking care of after the previous owner (her relative) died.

The tension between them is escalating quickly and when it reaches the tipping point… oh my, I won’t spoil that one! 🙂

My only problem with this book and the reason why I’m giving 4 and not 5 stars is that I feel like the heroine had secrets even after the hero shared all of his. It just didn’t feel right, it felt like she was leading him on.

Also, at the end of the book is not exactly known how the hero knew where she was. I wish the author would reveal how he found her.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

EROTICA (erotični roman)

Master & Marquis by Gemma Snow

Master and Marquis (Masters of Mayfair, #2)

Title // Naslov: Master & Marquis

Author // Avtorica: Gemma Snow

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 15th 2020 (15. september 2020)

Genre // Žanr: Erotica, erotični roman

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Blurb:

Promised.

Declan Dalton, the Marquis of Barrington, fell in love with Lady Elisa Remington when they were childhood companions running roughshod over the countryside, and he has dedicated his life to being the man she deserves ever since.

He’s traveled to the continent, fought for his country, managed his estates, and tried, in vain to stay as far away from her as possible. Because Elisa is worthy of so much more than a man like him, a man with dark, hidden, dangerous desires, a man with a secret room in his noble estate…a place where only the most hedonistic find their pleasure.

But when a war injury sends him home a decorated hero, Declan cannot keep his distance from Lady Elisa. He offers for her hand, intent on protecting her from the erotic passions surging within him—passions far more potent when she’s near.

Elisa is no man’s fool.

She has loved Declan for long enough to know he has a secret. And once she learns exactly what the Marquis is hiding, she’ll stop at nothing to prove her love for him. All of him. Because when the truth comes to light, it might just turn out that Lady Elisa’s own desires are far closer to the Marquis’ than he could have ever imagined.

And she’s willing to do whatever it takes for him to believe it…

My thoughts:

Okay, I have to admit I’ve read the second book before I have had my hands on the first one.

Just like Leather and Gold, I liked this one too.

I like how different this book was from other historical romances I usually enjoy. I was looking for something short and spicy and I’m glad I came across this book on BookSirens.

The same thing that bothered me in the first book, bothered me here too. I was hoping for more information regarding their relationship. There’s a huge gap between first two chapters. At first, they are in Society, almost strangers in the next, they are in a marriage. I would love to know how that happen. I would love the interactions between them that led them to being married. I really missed that.

In the following chapters, the story follows Elisa and Declan meeting each other’s fantasies in a series of very spicy, hot and sizzling chapters. I admit, when I started the book I almost didn’t want it to finish. It was really well written and I’m looking forward to see more about some other characters!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARC provided via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

EROTICA (erotični roman), HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Leather and Gold by Gemma Snow

Leather and Gold (Masters of Mayfair, #1)

Title // Naslov: Leather and Gold

Author // Avtorica: Gemma Snow

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 15, 2020 (15. september 2020)

Genre // Žanr: Erotica, erotični roman

Blurb:

Forbidden. 

If there was a single word to describe the desire Emmeline Westington Wright, widowed duchess of South Framley, felt for Captain Alexandre Pierron Simonnet, that would be it. Forbidden. Captivating. Tempting. Dangerous. 

She sent him away eighteen months ago, ostensibly in search of her errant brother, the Marquis of Fulton. But when Captain Simonnet returns to South Framley and the duchess’s estate, she must admit to herself that the errand was nothing more than a way to keep the devilishly handsome captain on the other side of the world…and her own wicked desires at bay. 

Now he’s returned home. And it could destroy them both. 

Because despite herself and her raging need, Emmeline’s want goes deeper than a salacious affair. And if she’s willing to share her secret room and most intimate needs with the man who knows and understands them and her better than anyone, she might just share something even more essential—and even more scandalous: her heart. 

But not even a duchess can hold an explorer’s attention for too long. Can she?

My thoughts:

In this short novella we meet Captain Simonnet and Emmeline. She’s a widowed duchess and as her rank would have it, anything she’ll do will be judged. So she can’t afford an affair with the handsome captain even though she suspects only he will fulfill her hidden fantasies.

Because what she wants is something deep, forbidden.

They are like cats and mice but when they agree on one night together and Emmeline shares her secret room, all bets are off.

It is a smutty novella so if you’re in for that, you’ll love it.

I personally miss maybe more mentions of the ton and what they thought of their relationship but since this book is more focused on the smut and not so much on the Society itself, I’m okay with that.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARC provided via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

EROTICA (erotični roman)

Watch Me by Stacey Kennedy

Title // Naslov: Watch Me

Author // Avtorica: Stacey Kennedy

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 15th 2020 (15. september 2020)

Genre // Žanr: Erotica, erotika

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Blurb:

It’s her choice to play his game. If she says yes, there will be more on the line than just her pleasure.

Zoey Parker has a three-step plan for revenge. First, gain entrance to the ultra-exclusive, upscale sex club, Phoenix. Second, act out her wildest fantasy in front of powerful old rivals, proving that they didn’t break her. Third, disappear and never return. The only kink in her plan? Rhys Harrington, the owner of Phoenix and the one man she needs to stay away from…

Rhys’ high-end clients pay extravagant amounts to watch his stars indulge their desires. Rhys’ only rule? Watch, don’t touch. But one look at Zoey and Rhys decides to participate in the show himself. And when an undeniable passion ignites between them, Rhys knows he wants more. Except Zoey is determined to run… and he is determined to find out why.

When Rhys discovers Zoey’s secret, he shocks her by offering his protection… and a no-strings-attached relationship. But Zoey knows there will be more on the line than just her pleasure. Because Rhys’ sizzling touch doesn’t only capture her body, it also commands her heart.

My thoughts:

It’s been a long time since I read an erotica book.

Zoey has a secret. The only way to get get rid of it is to get an invitation to the exclusive club. She never expects for a club owner to notice her. But notice he did.

Rhys may like kinky stuff but he’s also kind and caring and he immediately takes a liking to Zoey. When he discovers her secret he will do anything to protect her and be there for her.

I love how he didn’t tell her what to do but was supportive enough that she got stronger and healed for her to do the right thing.

My first read by this author and I admit, it got me really curious about the next book – Archer and Elise’s book. From what I’ve seen, it will be hot 😉

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.