HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Kiss of a Duke by Erica Ridley

Title // Naslov: Kiss of a Duke

Author // Avtorica: Erica Ridley

Release Date // Datum izdaje: November 6th 2018 (6. november 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

Lady chemist Penelope Mitchell took England by storm with Duke, a perfume for men that has women swooning at their feet. To prove the same aphrodisiacal potency of her upcoming version for ladies, the new perfume must cause a rake to fall in love with her in ten days. And she has just the man in mind…

Sexy pleasure-seeker Nicholas Pringle—known as “Saint Nick” for his wicked ways—wants to end the absurd cologne that has every young buck believing himself a ladies’ man. How hard can it be to charm a spinster into changing her mind? But when Penelope does the charming, this rakish scoundrel must decide between losing the war… or losing his heart.

 

My thoughts:

Oh, this book was so much better than the previous one!

I love how the pages turn basically themselves, I was so engrossed in the story, I couldn’t stop reading!

Nick came into the village to stop the spreading and produce of the cologne named Duke. He’s immediately smitten by the lovely chemist and can’t stop visiting her. Penelope wants to test the new cologne before it hits the market and what better than to test it on Nicholas?

Such a charming story that for a moment, I forgot this all happens in the village called Christmas! (where they celebrate Christmas all year long according to the first book)

I was very much relieved this book wasn’t so story focused on Christmas as book one. If you need a great, fast read that will make you swoon, I recommend this one!

4.5 stars.

 

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.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

One Night for Seduction by Erica Ridley

One Night for Seduction (Wicked Dukes Club #1)

Title // Naslov: One Night for Seduction

Author // Avtorica: Erica Ridley

Release Date // Datum izdaje:  April 16th 2019 (16. april 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

Buy here // Kupi tukaj: Amazon 

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Blurb:

When the Wicked Duke dares the Duke of Colehaven to find a suitor for an unmanageable ward, Cole immediately accepts. He’s on a winning streak, and besides, how unmarriageable can a pretty young lady be? He appoints himself bodyguard and duenna, only to discover his own desires may be the greatest danger of all.

Supposed wallflower Diana Middleton lives a double life, bringing dishonest businessmen to justice. Shaking off a meddling duke should be child’s play. Yet the more they lock horns, the more she wants to lock lips. Her scandalous secrets would derail his political career. But surely there’s no harm in one little seduction…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Ko zviti vojvoda izzove vojvodo Colehavna, da najde snubca za neobvladljivo varovanko, Cole nemudoma sprejme. Trenutno zmaguje, poleg tega pa, kako nezrela za zakon pa sploh je lahko prijetna mlada gospodična? Sam se imenuje za njenega telesnega stražarja in gardedamo, le da odkrije, da je njegovo hrepenenje lahko najnevarnejše od vsega.

Diana Middleton živi dvojno življenje, s tem ko prinaša nepoštene poslovneže pred roko pravice. Znebiti se vojvode, ki se stalno vmešuje, bo mačji kašelj. Toda bolj kot se kregata, bolj se krešejo iskrice. Njene škandalozne skrivnosti bi lahko uničile njegovo politično kariero. Toda najbrž ni nič narobe, če se malo prepustita skušnjavi…

 

My thoughts:

I already read books by Erica Ridley so I knew she doesn’t disappoint. She didn’t this time either.

Colehaven wants Diana married but the problem is, she doesn’t want to. If she’s married, she couldn’t do what she loves – which is making the life of the common people easier by visiting dishonest people who are selling things above their price. That’s why she’s always in the background at the balls. Literally, her gowns are the same colour as the wallpaper so nobody would notice her.

I love how this story progressed and that they each had goals they wanted to achieve. I also love how different Colehaven was from the typical rogues, he was actually nice to everyone.

But even though the writing and the story make me give this book 5 stars, there was something missing. See, Colehaven made a bet and at some moment, Diana found out about it but yet, there was no questioning whether Colehaven loves her for who she is or because he wants to win. He did drop the bet but not once does it say that Diana knows, the bet is no longer going around. That’s what I was missing in this story. So, I’m kind of thinking of 4.5 stars to 5 stars. It’s not a big deal, I know, but I wish this was explained.

 

ARC provided by an author and her Review Crew in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Knjige te avtorice sem že brala tako da sem vedela, da me ne bo razočarala. Tudi sedaj me ni.

Colehaven želi videti Diano poročeno toda ona se noče poročiti. Če bo poročena, ne bo mogla opravljati dela, ki ga obožuje in sicer zagotavljati lažjega življenja običajnim ljudem s tem ko obiskuje nepoštene ljudi, ki prodajajo svoje izdelke po višji ceni kot je pričakovano. Zato se na plesih zlije z ozadjem. Dobesedno, njene obleke so iste barve kot tapete zato da je ne bi nihče opazil.

Všeč mi je, kako se je zgodba odvijala in da sta oba imela svoje cilje, ki sta jih želela doseči. Všeč mi je bilo tudi kako drugačen je bil Colehaven od ostalih pripadnikov visoke družbe, saj je bil dejansko prijazen do vseh ljudi ne glede na sloj.

Toda čeprav bi aradi dobrega pisanja in zgodbe dala 5 zvezdic, je ena stvar, ki mi je manjkala. Colehaven je namreč sklenil stavo in v nekem trenutku Diana za to stavo udi izve ampak še vedno ni bilo nobenega dvoma v to, ali Colehaven ljubi njo, takšno, kakršna je, ali zato, ker si želi zmage. Res je, da je opustil stavo ampak niti enkrat ni napisano, da Diana ve za to, da stava ni več veljavna. To sem pogrešala v zgodbi. Zato malo opletam med 4,5 zvezdice in 5 zvezdic. Ni velike razlike ampak upala sem, da bi bilo to razloženo.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena iz strani avtorice in njene skupine Review Crew v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

 

 

TOP 10

10 Best 2018 books I’ve read

Hey!

Okay, so there are just two days until the end of this year and many bookstagrammers and bloggers are or will be posting their favourite books of 2018. Since this year my blog is a little bit more active (I started it in November 2017 but I only posted like two posts) I decided to do that too.

I think it will be a fun way to do a little recap, to remember what I read this year.

My Goodreads says I have read 113 books until this day. I’m reading probably the last book of 2018 now (it’s Bossy Brit by Kendall Ryan) because hellooo, I don’t want my number to end on 13 (I know, I’m superstitious… and weird).

Many of those books were translated books, meaning I have them borrowed from the library and since it takes time to translate it, a couple of those books were published before 2018 worldwide.

If you want to know which books I read in 2018, head over to my Goodreads account (link on the top of the page) and check it out.

Shall we begin?

(note: the books are not mentioned in any particular order!)

10

Dirty Headlines by L. J. Shen

Dirty Headlines

Release Date: September 4th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

 

My rating:

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9

Lord of Vice by Erica Ridley

Lord of Vice (Rogues to Riches, #6)

Release Date: August 31st 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

BLUUURB

Vice merchant Maxwell Gideon is wickedly handsome, sinfully arrogant, and devilishly ruthless. Rumor has it, his gaming hell has the power to steal souls and grant miracles. Truth is, Max only owns half of The Cloven Hoof. He’d buy out his silent partner if he knew the man’s identity. But it’s hard to focus on business matters when a fallen angel tumbles right into one’s lap…

Miss Bryony Grenville has a well-earned reputation as an unrepentant hoyden. But even the gossipiest of the pinch-faced matrons ruling High Society could never imagine the daughter of a baronet secretly financing the ton’s most infamous gambling parlor. Its maddening, sexy proprietor doesn’t suspect a thing… and two can play at temptation!

 

My rating:

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My review:

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8

Up in Flames by Jennifer Blackwood

Up in Flames (Flirting with Fire, #2)

Release Date: October 9th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Sloane Garcia has butted heads with Reece Jenkins ever since he was a colossal jerk of epic proportions on a night she’d rather forget. So what if he’s overconfident, ultramasculine, and hard muscled? When she finds out he’s on the auction block at the annual firefighter’s charity event, she decides to give this cocky firefighter a dose of his own medicine. Now that she’s won the hunk, he’s on call—to do whatever Sloane wants.

Sure, Reece and Sloane had a rocky start, but he had his reasons. None of that matters now that he’s the bachelor at her beck and call, tasked with granting her four wishes in four weeks. He runs into burning buildings for a living, but nothing will be as tough as dousing the flames Sloane ignites in him. What started out as just a game might end up with Reece losing the one thing he swore he’d never give up: his heart.

 

My rating:

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7

Cowboy SEAL Christmas by Nicole Helm

Cowboy SEAL Christmas (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #3)

Release Date: September 4th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Single mom and Revival Ranch’s on-site therapist Monica Finley has dedicated her life to helping brave servicemen and women, but former Navy SEAL Gabe Cortez is the one man whose shell she just can’t crack. Yet with the holidays fast approaching, she may finally have a plan. In a bid to get Gabe to open up, she’ll ask for as much help as possible―cutting down the Christmas tree, stringing lights, the whole nine yards.

Who could possibly be a Grinch with so much holiday cheer in the air?

Gabe has always hated Christmas―the holiday never fails to remind him just how alone he truly is. But the more time he spends with Monica and her young son, the more he finds himself drawn to their cozy little family…and the more he begins to realize his long-suppressed Christmas dreams may finally be coming true.

 

My rating:

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6

Once Upon a Player by Christina Phillips

 

Once Upon a Player (British Bad Boys, #2)

Release Date: July 13th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Violet

When my mum gets sick, I volunteer to fill in for her and clean some hot jock’s penthouse. I’ve heard all the rumors about him, so the plan is get in, clean some toilet bowls, and get out. After my last experience with a “sports hero,” I’m done with that sort of guy.

But Lucas Carter is full of surprises. He wants to help me clean and is nothing like the toad the press has made him out to be. Resistance may be futile for some girls, but not me. Then he asks me to help him with the interior design of his new place. I can’t say, no. It’s going to look great on my resume.

Unfortunately, spending time with Lucas is dangerous. He’s so charming and sweet, but I can’t let myself forget––once a player, always a player.

 

My rating:

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5

Hard Sell by Lauren Layne

Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2)

Release Date: September 4th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a “boy wonder,” but he’s every inch a man. Ask any woman—any night. But when Matt’s latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: keep his assets zipped, get a “real” girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

For PR genius Sabrina Cross, the best fixer in Manhattan, playing Matt’s steady is going to be a challenge, even if it’s just for show. They already have an explosive history, she can’t stand the cocky party boy, and worse—she can’t stop thinking about him. So who’ll dare to break her “no touching” rule first? Because when that happens, Matt and Sabrina’s game of let’s pretend will get so hot it could set both their reputations on fire.

 

My rating:

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4

Taming Him by Kennedy Fox

Taming Him (Bishop Brothers, #1)

Release Date: January 30th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.

Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He’s every girl’s wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn’t follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it’s to say, let’s just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he’s married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there’s an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That’s what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.

Even if it’s only temporarily.

Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

 

My rating:

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(Lol, yeah, I know it’s an extremely short review ;))

 

3

Going Down On One Knee by Christina Hovland

Going Down On One Knee (Mile High Matched, #1)

Release Date: October 15th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

BLUUURB

Number-crunching Velma Johnson’s perfectly planned life is right on course.

That’s a lie. Sure, she’s got the lucrative job. She’s got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma’s Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully one who’s hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He’ll be exactly like, well… her sister’s new fiancé.

Badass biker Brek Montomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek’s sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.

Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.

Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister’s wedding.

Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn’t even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life—so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan…

 

My rating:

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2

Cowboy Charm School by Margaret Brownley

Cowboy Charm School (Haywire Brides, #1)

Release Date: September 4th 2018

Genre: Historical (Western) Romance

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Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding, but the groom—notorious criminal Frank Foster—is a danger to any woman. So he busts into the church, guns blazing…only to find he has the wrong man.

Bride-to-be Kate Denver is appalled by her fiancé’s over-the-top reaction to the innocent mistake and calls off the wedding—for good. Guilt-ridden, Brett’s desperate to get them back on track. But the more time he spends with Kate, the harder he falls…and the more he yearns to prove that he’s her true match in every way.

 

My rating:

4,5st

My review:

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1

Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster

Love Like Ours (Sugar Lake, #3)

Release Date: September 11th 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty — and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs — if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

 

My rating:

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Well, that’s it! It was really hard to choose from all my books because many were published before but I think I manage to find ”the best of the best”. I do realise there are many great books out there who were published this year but unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to read it. Many are probably still on my Kindle app but since I’m more of a ”in a moment” kind of girl, I read only the ones that I kind of ”crave” in a particular moment 😉

Have you heard of any of those books listed? Or of the authors? Many, I admit, were new to me but through the year I find a lot of new authors and I’m so excited to see their new books!

What’s your top 10 of 2018?

 

Till next time,

Nina

 

P.S.: I know many books listed are rated with ”just’ four stars but don’t let that fool you, they are great either way! I’m just a little picky, that’s all 🙂 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Once Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley

Once Upon a Duke (12 Dukes of Christmas #1)

Title // Naslov: Once Upon a Duke

Author // Avtorica: Erica Ridley

Release Date // Datum izdaje: October 9th 2018 (9. oktober 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

Buy here // Kupi tukaj: Amazon – B&N

Blurb: 


Due to the terms of an estranged relative’s will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he rights his family legacy, he’ll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won’t rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he’d left behind…


Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming rakehells like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole her first kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he’s back—and so are all the old feelings. Noelle knows he won’t stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?

Povzetek iz zadnje strani: 

Zaradi pogojev oporoke pokojnega sorodnika mora vojvoda Silkridge ponovno obiskati mrzlo, neusmiljene gore, kjer je izgubil vse, kar je kdaj ljubil. Kmalu ko bo dobil nazaj svojo zapuščino, se namerava vrniti v London kamor spada. Vsekakor ne bo obudil prepovedano iskrico, ki žari med njim in privlačno lepotico, ki jo je pustil za sabo…

Noelle Pratchett je imuna na očarljive malopridneže kot je arogantni vojvoda.  Ukradel je njeno srce, njen prvi poljub in eno noč ter se nikoli vrnil. Sedaj je nazaj – tako kot tudi čustva. Noelle ve, da ne bo ostal. Toda kako lahko ohrani oklep okoli svojega srca, ko pa vsak njegov žgoči pogled ogreje njeno srce?

My thoughts:

I’ve read Ridley’s book before and I’ve loved it.

This one, however, left me almost as cold as the mountains described.

It was annoying to read in every chapter how much Silkridge wanted to be gone as soon as he get the heirloom and how much he hates Cressmouth. Oh and by the way, everyone calls Cressmouth Christmas because apparently it’s Christmas all year long. Everyone in the village is cheery, supportive and so on. Seriously?

I mean I’ve read books before where everyone are happy and without problems (for example, Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold series) but at least there’s SOME drama. 

In this book there’s almost to no drama at all. 

When I read the blurb I expected that the main characters had a one night stand or something but apparently all they did was one kiss! It feels misleading to me because I so wanted something to happen! Something exciting!

The book dragged. I felt like I was reading a novel but after finishing I realised it has less than 200 pages. I’m not sure if I’ll read the other books in this series. Maybe they are better than this. I was really disappointed.

3 stars.

Moje misli:

Par mesecev nazaj sem že brala eno knjigo te avtorice in bila mi je zelo všeč. Ta pa ne preveč, pustila me je zelo ravnodušno.

Nadležno je bilo brati o tem, kako želi Silkridge preprosto pobegniti iz mesta takoj ko dobi nazaj obesek ter kako sovraži mesto. Mimogrede, prebivalci mesto kličejo Christmas (Božič), ker je očitno božič tam vse leto, dan za dnem. Vsi v mestu so prijazni, ustrežljivi in podobno. Resno?

Mislim, saj sem že brala knjige, kjer so bili vsi prijazni do vseh (npr. serija Fool’s Gold avtorice Susan Mallery je odlična), ampak tam se vsaj kaj zanimivega dogaja.

Tukaj ni bilo skoraj nič dramatičnega.

Ko sem prebrala povzetek, sem mislila,d a sta glavna junaka imela avanturco za eno noč ali kaj podobnega in ko sem brala, sem ugotovila, da vse kar sta naredila to noč, je bil en poljub! Malo se mi zdi zavajajoče, ker sem res upala, da se bo kaj zgodilo.

Knjiga se je res vlekla. Ko sem jo brala, sem mislila, da je dolžine enega romana, ampak se je izkazalo potem, da ima vsega nekaj manj kot 200 strani. Ne vem, če bi prebrala še druge knjige te serije. Res pa je, da so morda bolj zanimive kot tale, ker me je res razočarala.

3 zvezdice.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Lord of Vice by Erica Ridley

Lord of Vice (Rogues to Riches, #6)

Title // Naslov: Lord of Vice

Author // Avtorica: Erica Ridley

Release Date // Datum izdaje: August 31st 2018 (31. avgust 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

Buy here // Kupi tukaj: Amazon – B&N

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Blurb: 

Vice merchant Maxwell Gideon is wickedly handsome, sinfully arrogant, and devilishly ruthless. Rumor has it, his gaming hell has the power to steal souls and grant miracles. Truth is, Max only owns half of The Cloven Hoof. He’d buy out his silent partner if he knew the man’s identity. But it’s hard to focus on business matters when a fallen angel tumbles right into one’s lap…

Miss Bryony Grenville has a well-earned reputation as an unrepentant hoyden. But even the gossipiest of the pinch-faced matrons ruling High Society could never imagine the daughter of a baronet secretly financing the ton’s most infamous gambling parlor. Its maddening, sexy proprietor doesn’t suspect a thing… and two can play at temptation!

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Lastnik igralnega salona Maxwell Gideon je pregrešno čeden, aroganten in neizmerno trdosrčen. Njegov salon naj bi kradel duše in delal čudeže. V resnici si Max lasti le polovico Clooven Hoofa. Saj bi kupil ostalo od svojega tihega partnerja, vendar kaj, ko ne ve njegove identitete. Zelo težko pa se je osredotočiti na posel, ko padli angel pade naravnost v njegovo naročje…

Gospodična Bryony Grenville ima sloves kot ženska, ki je brez sramu. Vendar tudi najbolj opravljive matrone visoke družbe si ne bi nikoli predstavljale, da bo hčerka barona na skrivaj financirala najbolj razvpit igralni salon. Njegov nori, seksi lastnik ne sumi ničesar…in dva se lahko igrata s skušnjavo!

 

My thoughts:

Lord of Vice included everything I like: hot, but infuriating hero and intelligent heroine. I love how the author put two people from different social circles but yet, so alike, together. They are perfect for each other even though they both have their own insecurities. Both are very stubborn and while Max looks like a devil on the outside, he’s the angel on the inside. Max doesn’t know how he’ll fit in her world and Bryony is afraid she’ll never fit into his, especially because being the owner of the gaming parlor is not something the ton would approve. They both want a place to belong.

But of course, the question is: Can their love survive everything?

This was my second book by Erica Ridley and I loved it. I love how well they both complemented each other. Ms Ridley knows how to write a book that will absorb you completely in its pages. I recommend this book to anyone who loves independent, smart women who know how to challenge a man, who is their worthy opponent and the perfect match in any way.

While I did love their witty conversations, sometimes I missed more romance. This is why I’m giving Lord of Vice four stars. I still need to read other books in the series but I can’t wait to read other books by talented Ms Ridley in the future! I am so glad to find another amazing author of historical romances!

 

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.

 

Moje misli:

Lord of Vice vključuje vse, kar imam rada v knjigi: privlačnega, vendar mrkega glavnega junaka in inteligentno, malce posebno glavno junakinjo. Všeč mi je, kako je avtorica postavila skupaj dva človeka iz popolnoma različnih družbenih krogov vendar po drugi strani karakterno tako podobna. Popolna sta drug za drugega, čeprav imata vsak svoje negotovosti. Oba sta zelo trmasta in čeprav Max na zunaj zgleda kot hudič, je na znotraj pravi angel. Max ne ve, kako se bo lahko vključil v njen svet in Bryony se boji, da ne bo nikoli spadala v njegovega, še posebno zato, ker biti lastnica igralnega salona ni nekaj, kar bi družba odobravala. Oba si le želita nečemu pripadati.

Vprašanje pa je, ali lahko njuna ljubezen premaga vse?

To je bila moja druga knjiga te avtorice in bila mi je zelo všeč. Glavna junaka sta se odlično dopolnjevala. Erica Ridley ve, kako napisati knjigo, ki te bo posrkala med njene strani. Knjigo priporočam bralcem in bralkam, ki obožujejo neodvisne, pametne ženske, ki znajo izzvati svojega moškega, ki je njihov enakovreden nasprotnik in popolna izbira.

Čeprav sem naravnost oboževala pogovore med Maxom in Bryony, saj so bili polni humorja, sem na trenutke pogrešala več romantike, zato knjigi dajem 4 zvezdice. Ker je to zadnja knjiga v seriji in popolnoma samostojna, moram prebrati še ostale 4, vendar komaj čakam, da preberem tudi naslednje knjige od te avtorice. Res sem vesela, da sem našla še eno avtorico zgodovinskih romanc, čigar knjige in stil pisanja so mi všeč!

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.