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    Once Upon a True Love’s KissRelease Date January 4th 2016This is an anthology of eight short storiesAfter Forever by Julie JohnstoneStory Rating 4 second Chance at Love StarsHero Rating 5 StarsHeroine Rating 5 StarsRomance Rating 5 StarsHeat Level 35 StarsEnding 4 StarsOverall Rating 45 Pleasantly Surprising StarsThis is my first

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    An anthology of eight short stories 35 stars rounded up to 4 I always enjoy an anthology so handy for a uick fix especiall

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    After Forever by Julie Johnstone 45 stars This was such a delightful story that I couldn't stop reading until I had finished it The first in the Once Upon A True Love's Kiss collection I feel that this story perfectly set the tone for the th

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    What a collection There wasn’t a single story in this set that didn’t hold my attention throughout I loved how each story stood out on their own yet at the same time the entire anthology fit together The variety of plot lines also kept me engaged I loved how I became fully immersed in each of the tales individually

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    When this lovely came to my attention I didn't even hesitate to snatch it up A blend of familiar and new t0 me writers all p

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    I have read many anthologies in my time and although I have enjoyed them all I particularly loved this one So many of my favourite authors joined by new authors that I am glad I had the opportunity to 'meet' in this book Every story is a real pleasure to read with the heroes and heroines both being strong characters who f

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    My 5 stars are based on those books in the order they were read And all are wonderful Looking at all the fabulous authors participating in this box set the stars are bound to be multiplied many times overTHE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRI

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    What do you get when you bring 8 amazing authors together Eight GREAT stories of course with a wide range of storylinesFrom the long thought dead Duke with a secrets returning to protect his Duchess to reveal the lurking evil; to a

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    A wonderful anthology of historical romance and so worth readingAFTER FOREVER by Julie JohnstoneWidowed Lady Julianna Barrows never wants to fall in love again But when the notorious former boxer Nash Overton hires her to transform him into a gentleman Julianna uickly becomes the student learning about passion than she’s ever known and importantly learning how to love againThis is a delightful story that definitely sets the ton

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    The common link that binds this book set together is that of finding one's true love A kiss that brings the characters together and takes us on a journey of love lust friendship and adventure Each story has it's own uniue aspect and I loved reading each and every one of these stories Some were sweet some were spicy It has something

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Waken a passion that threatens her common sense No stranger to scandal Leybourne is determined to save his family from ruin whatever the cost even marrying an heiress he doesn’t love But an unexpected desire and need to protect threatens his plans Will past heartaches and a devastating wager destroy their future or will true love’s kiss triumph TEMPTED BY A ROGUE by LAUREN SMITH Gemma never planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart’s best friend Jasper when he returns home but she can’t resist the naval officer’s brooding charmGemma plans to marry James her childhood sweetheart With every letter written between them while he's been off at sea their love has grown Now they will be reunited with his return to England But the man whose words she'd fallen in love with isn’t JamesJasper a gentleman rogue of the first order is trapped Talked into a scheme by his friend he pretended to be James for eleven years while writing to Gemma He’s promised James he’d break it off But when he returns home his secret will come out – and he’ll lose the one woman he can’t live without THE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRICE by VICTORIA VANEShe gave him a chance to bury his past but the price would be his heartBurdened by the pastOrphaned at a young age and left to run wild at eighteen Julian Price joins the fight against Napoleon in the hope of attaining honor Devastated when his best friend Thomas is killed in battle Julian returns home burdened with guilt only to find his wastrel uncle has suandered his inheritance Desperate to live her own life Facing a future of drudgery caring for her aging mother and raising her brother’s children Henrietta Houghton believes her chance at a real life died with Thomas the only man who ever wanted her But Henrietta is still full of dreams When her wealthy aunt offers her a gift of ten thousand pounds Henrietta finally has the chance to choose her own destinyEverything has a priceWith a fortune at her command Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience unaware that she really offers Julian a means of salvation not just his fortune but his very sou A wonderful anthology of historical romance and so worth readingAFTER FOREVER by Julie JohnstoneWidowed Lady Julianna Barrows never wants to fall in love again But when the notorious former boxer Nash Overton hires her to transform him into a gentleman Julianna uickly becomes the student learning about passion than she s ever known and importantly learning how to love againThis is a delightful story that definitely sets the tone for the anthology Julianna grieves so greatly for her late husband that she becomes adamant about never falling in love again or entertaining the idea of remarriage but things change when she meets Nash who exudes a great capacity for love His love for his daughter demonstrates his big heart Julianna soon learns that love is possible even when the pain of a loss is as great as what she feels for her husband Nash takes it slow and eventually wins her heartGood characters a well developed story line especially for a novella and it felt complete I really liked this one I ve found myself a new author I enjoy reading and look forward to of Julie Johnstone s workTHE PIRATE S DUCHESS by Katherine BoneDuty forces him to take on the pirate code but honor brings him backPrudence Duchess of Blackmoor has one desire to be happy again After struggling to overcome the horrifying death of her husband she accepts an earl s offer of marriage confident she s taking a step in the right direction But demons refuse to die and Prudence finds herself caught in an intricate web of deceit that threatens the very foundations of all she holds dearTobias the Duke of Blackmoor crosses the line when an assassination attempt on him fails To restore the reputations of friends under attack by the same villain and ensure his wife s safety he stages his own death becoming The Black Regent a notorious pirate bent on brandishing justice never thinking he d survive But to his amazement he has and now the darkest kept secrets are not worth losing the duchess his wife has becomeKatherine Bone is great at giving you the best in pirate stories With her usual flair Katherine gives us excitement intrigue and romance Prudence is about to marry when Tobias her late husband suddenly returns interrupting the wedding Having pretended to be dead for 2 years to keep his wife safe from the man who wanted him dead he s been sailing the high seas as a pirate Whereas the premise of this novella was good I think it would have played out better had it been given time and length to make it reconcile better It just seemed to be missing too much to make it work wellHER SCANDALOUS WISH by Collette CameronA marriage offer obligated by duty an acceptance compelled by desperationPhilomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood but to ease her dying brother s fretting she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season with one purpose to acuire a husband Stumbling upon her hiding in a secluded garden arbor during a ball Bradford Viscount Kingsley doesn t recognize his first love yet something about the mysterious woman enthralls him and he steals a passionate moonlit kissCaught in the act by Philomena s brother Bradford is issued an ultimatum a duel or marry Philomena He offers marriage but even impoverished and with no other decent prospects she rejects his half hearted proposal until her brother collapses Now Philomena s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once alreadyA second chance at love romancebelieving his first love Philomena died in a fire Bradford prefers to stay away from England but must soon return after inheriting the Viscount title Meanwhile Philomena who didn t die in the fire which claimed her parents believes Bradford left her because of her burn injuries Not comfortable in social gatherings she hides in the garden rather than partake in the ball she s attending Not recognizing her Bradford encounters her and the rest is the HEA when her brother discovers them kissing although it doesn t go too smoothlyI like the idea of this story but felt it was rushed This is a case where a truly sweet romance novella needs to be extended into a full length novelMILADY AND HER SPY by Jillian ChantelA lady a spy a traitor a battle of willsRaised in the country after her mother s death with only the company of three unruly brothers Lady Augusta Covington is proficient at fencing riding and playing cards than being prim and proper Myles Cuthbert a spy in His Majesty s service on a mission to find and expose a traitor crosses paths with Lady Augusta when she rides to the aid of her brother believing him to be injured With the assignment at risk Cuthbert agrees to accept the assistance of the troublesome lady eager for intrigueAs they move forward his sense of obligation to her and the danger involved stir his soulThis is a good regency spy story Augusta is rather a tomboy having grown up with three brothers When she hears her brother may be in trouble she rushes to the rescue and stumbles into a mission to catch a spy Myles her brother s commander isn t too happy about Augusta s involvement but has no choice but to allow her assistance Yet another story with such great potential which I would love to see fulfilling its complexities and allowing growth in the characters in a full length novelKISSED BY A SCOTTISH ROGUE by Samantha GraceHis Mother Insists He Needs a WifeFergus McTaggart Aldmist Fell s land steward has no time for wife hunting Any day his employer s sisters will be arriving at the Scottish castle for a long overdue reunion Fergus is determined to make their stay memorable but all anyone is likely to recall are the loud rows between him and his employer s cheeky paid companionShe Insists He Needs a Good Knock to the HeadEdith Gallagher has been charged with watching over her employer s youngest sister while the family winters in Scotland but the stubborn land steward interferes at every turn Eventually she and the Scot call a truce for the sisters sakes only to discover their passionate battles are masking hidden desiresFergus and Edith battle at every turn As land steward Fergus has no time for romance but when he meets Edith sparks fly Oh at first it s a battle of wills arguments at every turn and unruly confrontations but when they call a truce for the sake of the sisters they come to think of each other in a way that neither expects This one might be my favorite in the anthology I enjoyed watching Fergus and Edith get to know each other and fall in love I d very much love to read from this seriesSTOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT by Alanna LucasDesperate times call for drastic measures as Miss Aveline Redgrave enters her third season Fearful of fortune hunters she attempts to stay clear of Lord Leybourne a rogue who is not to be trusted But his seductive smile and enticing kisses awaken a passion that threatens her common sense No stranger to scandal Leybourne is determined to save his family from ruin whatever the cost even marrying an heiress he doesn t love But an unexpected desire and need to protect threatens his plans Will past heartaches and a devastating wager destroy their future or will true love s kiss triumphStill unmarried as she faces her third season Aveline fears the attentions of fortune hunters but knows she must marry or face her uncle choosing for her She does her best to stay away from those least desirable as husbands especially Lord Leybourne who needs desperately to marry an heiress if he is to save his family from ruin When both make lists of suitable candidates they soon discover they are probably best suited for each other They set about trying to make things work despite interfering friends and gossiping ton I liked this story the characters were strong and the plot very plausible I d like to read from Alanna She s a new author for me and I m looking forward to reading from herTEMPTED BY A ROGUE by Lauren SmithGemma never planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart s best friend Jasper when he returns home but she can t resist the naval officer s brooding charmGemma plans to marry James her childhood sweetheart With every letter written between them while he s been off at sea their love has grown Now they will be reunited with his return to England But the man whose words she d fallen in love with isn t JamesJasper a gentleman rogue of the first order is trapped Talked into a scheme by his friend he pretended to be James for eleven years while writing to Gemma He s promised James he d break it off But when he returns home his secret will come out and he ll lose the one woman he can t live withoutSometimes when I start reading a story I can sense right away that the plot is trying to be far complicated than it needs to be This is one of those When it becomes obvious too fast that a simple conversation could sort out the trouble it s difficult for me to keep reading but I do always in the hope that things will get excitingJames has been away at sea for eleven years during which time he and Gemma write to each other diligently every month onlyit isn t James writing to Gemma but instead Jasper James s best friend Gemma plans to marry James as soon as he returns for she s fallen even further in love with him through his letters Jasper has come to love Gemma but now feels trapped because he can t tell Gemma the truth I can t help but think when I read a story like thisthe truth is the simplest solution and it will set you free It was okay but it could ve been much better with its Cyrano de Bergerac startTHE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRICE by Victoria VaneShe gave him a chance to bury his past but the price would be his heartBurdened by the pastOrphaned at a young age and left to run wild at eighteen Julian Price joins the fight against Napoleon in the hope of attaining honor Devastated when his best friend Thomas is killed in battle Julian returns home burdened with guilt only to find his wastrel uncle has suandered his inheritanceDesperate to live her own life Facing a future of drudgery caring for her aging mother and raising her brother s children Henrietta Houghton believes her chance at a real life died with Thomas the only man who ever wanted her But Henrietta is still full of dreams When her wealthy aunt offers her a gift of ten thousand pounds Henrietta finally has the chance to choose her own destinyEverything has a priceWith a fortune at her command Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience unaware that she really offers Julian a means of salvation not just his fortune but his very soulA longtime fan of Victoria Vane s historical romances this one was a good friends to lovers story but not necessarily her best I m so used to her rich characters that I felt Julian and Henrietta fell kind of flat Perhaps if the story had been longer their development could have been greater It had its moments though and Henrietta s naughty aunt made it all worth readingJulian returns from war to discover his uncle has lost his fortune and he is destitute He plans to sell everything in hopes of clearing his debt and then return to Portugal to work as a mercenary since his only skill seems to be in killing Henrietta feels lost She s unmarried whereas all her siblings are but she has no desire to spend her life as an unpaid nanny to her nieces and nephews When her scandalously naughty great aunt endows her with a large dowry she decides she has the means to help her childhood friend Julian and give herself the gift of relative freedom She proposes to him and they plan a marriage of convenienceof course we all know how that will go This story truly had great potential and although I would love to have seen it expanded further I enjoyed reading itThis one is well worth the spending 99 onI highly recommend it eARC provided by authors in exchange for an honest and unscripted review The Bandini Quartet passion that threatens her common sense 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aunt offers her a gift of ten thousand Positively No Dancing pounds Henrietta finally has the chance to choose her own destinyEverything has a Nailed It! priceWith a fortune at her command Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience unaware that she really offers Julian a means of salvation not just his fortune but his very sou A wonderful anthology of historical romance and so worth readingAFTER FOREVER by Julie JohnstoneWidowed Lady Julianna Barrows never wants to fall in love again But when the notorious former boxer Nash Overton hires her to transform him into a gentleman Julianna uickly becomes the student learning about House of Vinegar: The Power of Sour, with Recipes passion than she s ever known and importantly learning how to love againThis is a delightful story that definitely sets the tone for the anthology Julianna grieves so greatly for her late husband that she becomes adamant about never falling in love again or entertaining the idea of remarriage but things 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his wife s safety he stages his own death becoming The Black Regent a notorious The Flight of the Century pirate bent on brandishing justice never thinking he d survive But to his amazement he has and now the darkest kept secrets are not worth losing the duchess his wife has becomeKatherine Bone is great at giving you the best in Waking Up pirate stories With her usual flair Katherine gives us excitement intrigue and romance Prudence is about to marry when Tobias her late husband suddenly returns interrupting the wedding Having Dead Man Walking pretended to be dead for 2 years to keep his wife safe from the man who wanted him dead he s been sailing the high seas as a Shoot for the Moon pirate Whereas the On the Bus (Sibling Lust, premise of this novella was good I think it would have A Cord of Three Strands played out better had it been given time and length to make it reconcile better It just seemed to be missing too much to make it work wellHER SCANDALOUS WISH by Collette CameronA 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Samantha GraceHis Mother Insists He Needs a WifeFergus McTaggart Aldmist Fell s land steward has no time for wife hunting Any day his employer s sisters will be arriving at the Scottish castle for a long overdue reunion Fergus is determined to make their stay memorable but all anyone is likely to recall are the loud rows between him and his employer s cheeky Her Unexpected Love paid companionShe Insists He Needs a Good Knock to the HeadEdith Gallagher has been charged with watching over her employer s youngest sister while the family winters in Scotland but the stubborn land steward interferes at every turn Eventually she and the Scot call a truce for the sisters sakes only to discover their The Guys passionate battles are masking hidden desiresFergus and Edith battle at every turn As land steward Fergus has no time for romance but when he meets Edith sparks fly Oh at first it s a battle of wills arguments at every turn and unruly confrontations but when they call a truce for the sake of the sisters they come to think of each other in a way that neither expects This one might be my favorite in the anthology I enjoyed watching Fergus and Edith get to know each other and fall in love I d very much love to read from this seriesSTOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT by Alanna LucasDesperate times call for drastic measures as Miss Aveline Redgrave enters her third season Fearful of fortune hunters she attempts to stay clear of Lord Leybourne a rogue who is not to be trusted But his seductive smile and enticing kisses awaken a J.Lo passion that threatens her common sense No stranger to scandal Leybourne is determined to save his family from ruin whatever the cost even marrying an heiress he doesn t love But an unexpected desire and need to In the Australian Billionaires Arms protect threatens his Go-Go Sadisto (Agent 0008, plans Will Hockey Hall of Fame MVP Trophies & Winners past heartaches and a devastating wager destroy their future or will true love s kiss triumphStill unmarried as she faces her third season Aveline fears the attentions of fortune hunters but knows she must marry or face her uncle choosing for her She does her best to stay away from those least desirable as husbands especially Lord Leybourne who needs desperately to marry an heiress if he is to save his family from ruin When both make lists of suitable candidates they soon discover they are Cooking For American Homemakers probably best suited for each other They set about trying to make things work despite interfering friends and gossiping ton I liked this story the characters were strong and the Super Powereds plot very Now Be Fearless (2016, plausible I d like to read from Alanna She s a new author for me and I m looking forward to reading from herTEMPTED BY A ROGUE by Lauren SmithGemma never The Riggle Twins planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart s best friend Jasper when he returns home but she can t resist the naval officer s brooding charmGemma Spice I Am plans to marry James her childhood sweetheart With every letter written between them while he s been off at sea their love has grown Now they will be reunited with his return to England But the man whose words she d fallen in love with isn t JamesJasper a gentleman rogue of the first order is trapped Talked into a scheme by his friend he The Last Mission Volume 1 pretended to be James for eleven years while writing to Gemma He s Perfect Inventions=Perfect World promised James he d break it off But when he returns home his secret will come out and he ll lose the one woman he can t live withoutSometimes when I start reading a story I can sense right away that the Learning to Be Happy plot is trying to be far complicated than it needs to be This is one of those When it becomes obvious too fast that a simple conversation could sort out the trouble it s difficult for me to keep reading but I do always in the hope that things will get excitingJames has been away at sea for eleven years 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Zero, plans to marry James as soon as he returns for she s fallen even further in love with him through his letters Jasper has come to love Gemma but now feels trapped because he can t tell Gemma the truth I can t help but think when I read a story like thisthe truth is the simplest solution and it will set you free It was okay but it could ve been much better with its Cyrano de Bergerac startTHE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRICE by Victoria VaneShe gave him a chance to bury his Out of Reach But in Sight past but the Self Treatments Including the Radiant I Am price would be his heartBurdened by the The Babysitter is a Good Girl for Daddy pastOrphaned at a young age and left to run wild at eighteen Julian Price joins the fight against Napoleon in the hope of attaining honor Devastated when his best friend Thomas is killed in battle Julian returns home burdened with guilt only to find his wastrel uncle has suandered his inheritanceDesperate to live her own life Facing a future of drudgery caring for her aging mother and raising her brother s children Henrietta Houghton believes her chance at a real life died with Thomas the only man who ever wanted her But Henrietta is still full of dreams When her wealthy aunt offers her a gift of ten thousand Tomarts price guide to character & promotional glasses pounds Henrietta finally has the chance to choose her own destinyEverything has a My Son, The Double Agent priceWith a fortune at her command Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience unaware that she really offers Julian a means of salvation not just his fortune but his very soulA longtime fan of Victoria Vane s historical romances this one was a good friends to lovers story but not necessarily her best I m so used to her rich characters that I felt Julian and Henrietta fell kind of flat Perhaps if the story had been longer their development could have been greater It had its moments though and Henrietta s naughty aunt made it all worth readingJulian returns from war to discover his uncle has lost his fortune and he is destitute He The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro plans to sell everything in hopes of clearing his debt and then return to Portugal to work as a mercenary since his only skill seems to be in killing Henrietta feels lost She s unmarried whereas all her siblings are but she has no desire to spend her life as an unpaid nanny to her nieces and nephews When her scandalously naughty great aunt endows her with a large dowry she decides she has the means to help her childhood friend Julian and give herself the gift of relative freedom She The Final Compliance of Sixty-Three Fourteen proposes to him and they aidan brophilius plan a marriage of convenienceof course we all know how that will go This story truly had great The Treasures of Biel-Tanigh potential and although I would love to have seen it expanded further I enjoyed reading itThis one is well worth the spending 99 onI highly recommend it eARC Texas Childrens Hospital Pediatric Nutrition Reference Guide 10th Edition provided by authors in exchange for an honest and unscripted review

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USA Today Best selling author Julie Johnstone joins best selling award winning authors Katherine Bone Collette Cameron Jillian Chantal Samantha Grace Alanna Lucas Lauren Smith and Victoria Vane in this delightful limited edition containing eight tantalizing kiss and tell stories Meet dashing wildly charming rogues spies pirates rakes and their extraordinary intrepid heroines as they whisk you along on sweet to sizzling romantic romps in these wickedly entertaining historical romances AFTER FOREVER by JULIE JOHNSTONE Widowed Lady Julianna Barrows never wants to fall in love again But when the notorious former boxer Nash Overton hires her to transform him into a gentleman Julianna uickly becomes the student learning about passion than she’s ever known and importantly learning how to love again THE PIRATE’S DUCHESS by KATHERINE BONE Duty forces him to take on the pirate code but honor brings him back Prudence Duchess of Blackmoor has one desire to be happy again After struggling to overcome the horrifying death of her husband she accepts an earl’s offer of marriage confident she’s taking a step in the right direction But demons refuse to die and Prudence finds herself caught in an intricate web of deceit that threatens the very foundations of all she holds dear Tobias the Duke of Blackmoor crosses the line when an assassination attempt on him fails To restore the reputations of friends under attack by the same villain and ensure his wife’s safety he stages his own death becoming The Black Regent a notorious pirate bent on brandishing justice never thinking he’d survive But to his amazement he has and now the darkest kept secrets are not worth losing the duchess his wife has become HER SCANDALOUS WISH by COLLETTE CAMERONA marriage offer obligated by duty an acceptance compelled by desperation Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood but to ease her dying brother’s fretting she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season with one purpose to acuire a husband Stumbling upon her hiding in a secluded garden arbor during a ball Bradford Viscount Kingsley doesn’t recognize his first love After Forever by Julie Johnstone 45 stars This was such a delightful story that I couldn t stop reading until I had finished it The first in the Once Upon A True Love s Kiss collection I feel that this story perfectly set the tone for the theme It is one thing to read a story where one of the main characters have lost their spouse but it is a whole other thing when the grief of that loss is as palpable as the one the author expressed here You couldn t help but sympathize with Julianna as you grasped the depth of her love for her husband the main reason she was so adamant against re marriage On the flip side of that you couldn t help but adore Nash His obvious love for his daughter made him endearing right from the start but the fact that he was willing to take things slowly with Julianna in order to win her over made him a winner in my book The characters were well developed and the story line captivated me from the start And although it is technically considered a short story I felt that the author told her story in such a way that I felt like there was a beginning a middle and an end It didn t have that rushed feel that so many other short stories tend to feelI would love to read by this author especially if there will be stories featuring these characters The Pirate s Duchess by Katherine Bone 55 stars I m not even going to lie this was the story I was most looking forward to I knew it was going to be amazing and it was and I felt that if I found any other new authors during the course of reading the anthology that would just be the whipped cream on my sundae I LOVE Katherine Bone In fact her pirate stories are ranked among my top ten favorite series She doesn t just tell a story she is able to bring you into her world so that you become a part of it The world around you ceases to exist and instead of your couch bed whatever you are transported to heaving ships surrounded by pirates And somehow she manages to make that sexy If you haven t already ready her Nelson s Tea series I highly suggest you get on it immediately While it isn t necessary that you read this in order to understand The Pirate s Duchess in fact The Pirate s Duchess is an introduction to an entirely new series it will allow you to experience firsthand the amazing amount of work and historical details that MsBone puts into her work I suppose I should take a moment to talk about why I liked this book specifically instead of simply gushing about the author and her other books To put it simply its all in the writing Her characters become real almost from page one You experience their losses their hopes their fears You cling to your kindle anxiously as the story unfolds desperate to find out what happens next Does the Heroine arrive in time to save her husband Does the Hero accomplish his mission or is he thwarted by the very people he calls friend When you are reading a book such as this even if it is a short story and I would have loved for it to be full length simply because I m selfish and I wanted time with these characters and time in their world time ceases to exist It it just you and these wonderfully written characters trying to overcome extraordinary odds Her Scandalous Wish by Collette Cameron 35 Stars So this story I really wanted to like it and I did to a point I really wanted to give it 4 or even 5 stars but in the end I just couldn t bring myself to do it Its not that there is anything wrong with the author s writing style nor is there anything wrong with the majority of this story All of the elements were there including an objection to the wedding that I had not seen happen in that way before However this was one of those stories that really needs to be longer Everything just ends so suddenly that I was left not only confused but desperately wanting I felt that there was no real resolution to the conflict no repercussions to what was done While all of the elements were there to keep this story going things were simply left how they were with no explanation and that didn t sit well with me In closing I have no doubt that this story would be a five star read if it was longer and I will definitely read from this author Milady and Her Spy by Jillian Chantel 45 stars Even though this was a short story it was another that I read in one day I absolutely loved these characters Each character was not only uniue to the story itself but they were that well developed perfect mix of being both perfect and flawed Out of all of them however I have to say that Augusta was hands down my favorite of the bunch From her willingness to sneak off into the night to come to her brother s aide to her ability to adapt to her surroundings she was definitely the strong female lead that this book demanded Augusta never lost her head even when presented with situations that would give most young ladies of her ilk a fit of the vapors Augusta kept her wits about her and was able to overcome her circumstances I also enjoyed watching the romance between her and Myles bloom They definitely did not get off to the best start so watching them not only work together but discover each other as well was pure joyThat being said I would definitely like to read about these characters Whether it be adventures of the spies or stories where Augusta s unmarried brothers find their true loves I want to read it all Kissed by a Scottish Rogue by Samantha Grace 45 stars These characters were absolutely fantastic I adored watching Fergus and Edith go from sniping at each other at every turn to cautious friends to There was definitely a tension between these two that was not only palpable but thoroughly enjoyable as well One of the things that really stood out to me with this novel is the fact that these two characters at first glance couldn t seem ill suited to each other Despite their mutual respect for their employers and their love for the youngest sister they come from entirely different backgrounds and upbringings Edith in particular came from a background that is not often discussed so to see how she overcame the odds she was given was remarkable Their story didn t feel rushed as so many short stories often do however I felt like I experienced the full journey with these two although I would have loved to get back story on the others mentioned in this storyStolen Kisses from the Viscount by Alanna Lucas 35 starsThis wasn t a bad story by any means So I m sure you are wondering why the three star rating That my dear readers is because there is nothing that sets this story apart from others of the same genre And unfortunately I have read several recently in which the overall plot is the same about to face financial ruin notorious rake meets jaded heiress In his attempt to woo said heiress into marriage in order to save his family name rake ends up losing his heart and almost his love in the process Its a tried and true plot line and although it is a good one there are just too many competing stories that are longer and include details than this one didThat is not to say that others won t enjoy the story as much as I did or even than I did in fact I did find this story to be an enjoyable one The characters themselves were uniue and well developed plus I felt the way that Leybourne approached things in the end was a bit different however overall this story fades into the collective pile of other stories There was nothing that outright set it apartEven with that I would still give this author another chance as I did enjoy her writing style Tempted by a Rogue by Lauren Smith 4 starsThe first thing that I feel I should mention as I know it is not everyone s cup of tea there is a scene of a sexual nature that occurs between the two main characters out of wedlock and where someone may happen upon them at any time Other than that I enjoyed this novel While I feel that a lot of the angst of this story could have been avoided early on by Jasper simply telling Gemma the truth I don t feel the story would have been as good I can also understand completely why he was hesitant to tell her at first and I found the fact that Gemma was already developing feelings for Jasper without knowing it was he behind the letters made their romance all the sweeter It was also fairly easy to hate James once you realized what a no good tosser he was to begin with Even though this was a uick read the overall story was filled with several laugh out loud moments Especially when they concerned one formidable old lady and her weapon on choice her parasol I would definitely read by this author The Redemption of Julian Prince by Victoria Vane 45 starsThis story had a different feel to it not only different to the others in this anthology but different in general for the genre Never before have I come across a story where the main characters are not only childhood friends but where it is the woman who willingly proposes marriage to a man in order to save him from ruin Usually there is some sort of duplicity involved at first so this novel was like a breath of fresh air as far as that plot line is concerned Even though all of these characters were well developed and the author obviously spent a lot of time making each one of them uniue to the story I have to say that my favorite character was that of Henrietta s great aunt who knew that true love could overcome the odds and who had no ualms gifting a substantial amount of money to her niece knowing exactly how she would use said gift Watching the childhood friends figure each other out and how best to navigate the world of marriage however was a priceless gift to the reader DISCLAIMER I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review This has not affected my review in any way All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own Acquiring the Mind of Christ pirates rakes and their extraordinary intrepid heroines as they whisk you along on sweet to sizzling romantic romps in these wickedly entertaining historical romances AFTER FOREVER by JULIE JOHNSTONE Widowed Lady Julianna Barrows never wants to fall in love again But when the notorious former boxer Nash Overton hires her to transform him into a gentleman Julianna uickly becomes the student learning about The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster passion than she’s ever known and importantly learning how to love again THE PIRATE’S DUCHESS by KATHERINE BONE Duty forces him to take on the Dinner with a Perfect Stranger pirate bent on brandishing justice never thinking he’d survive But to his amazement he has and now the darkest kept secrets are not worth losing the duchess his wife has become HER SCANDALOUS WISH by COLLETTE CAMERONA marriage offer obligated by duty an acceptance compelled by desperation Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood but to ease her dying brother’s fretting she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season with one The Purple Headed Mountain purpose to acuire a husband Stumbling upon her hiding in a secluded garden arbor during a ball Bradford Viscount Kingsley doesn’t recognize his first love After Forever by Julie Johnstone 45 stars This was such a delightful story that I couldn t stop reading until I had finished it The first in the Once Upon A True Love s Kiss collection I feel that this story Stone Circles of Britain perfectly set the tone for the theme It is one thing to read a story where one of the main characters have lost their spouse but it is a whole other thing when the grief of that loss is as Blue leader palpable as the one the author expressed here You couldn t help but sympathize with Julianna as you grasped the depth of her love for her husband the main reason she was so adamant against re marriage On the flip side of that you couldn t help but adore Nash His obvious love for his daughter made him endearing right from the start but the fact that he was willing to take things slowly with Julianna in order to win her over made him a winner in my book The characters were well developed and the story line captivated me from the start And although it is technically considered a short story I felt that the author told her story in such a way that I felt like there was a beginning a middle and an end It didn t have that rushed feel that so many other short stories tend to feelI would love to read by this author especially if there will be stories featuring these characters The Pirate s Duchess by Katherine Bone 55 stars I m not even going to lie this was the story I was most looking forward to I knew it was going to be amazing and it was and I felt that if I found any other new authors during the course of reading the anthology that would just be the whipped cream on my sundae I LOVE Katherine Bone In fact her The Queen Con (The Golden Arrow pirate stories are ranked among my top ten favorite series She doesn t just tell a 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extraordinary odds Her Scandalous Wish by Collette Cameron 35 Stars So this story I really wanted to like it and I did to a Der Soros Plan - George Soros, Angela Merkel und die Flüchtlingskrise point I really wanted to give it 4 or even 5 stars but in the end I just couldn t bring myself to do it Its not that there is anything wrong with the author s writing style nor is there anything wrong with the majority of this story All of the elements were there including an objection to the wedding that I had not seen happen in that way before However this was one of those stories that really needs to be longer Everything just ends so suddenly that I was left not only confused but desperately wanting I felt that there was no real resolution to the conflict no repercussions to what was done While all of the elements were there to keep this story going things were simply left how they were with no explanation and that didn t sit well with me In closing I have no doubt that this story would be a five star read if it was longer and I will definitely read from this author Milady and Her Spy by Jillian Chantel 45 stars Even though this was a short story it was another that I read in one day I absolutely loved these characters Each character was not only uniue to the story itself but they were that well developed Grenada perfect mix of being both Escalas perfect and flawed Out of all of them however I have to say that Augusta was hands down my favorite of the bunch From her willingness to sneak off into the night to come to her brother s aide to her ability to adapt to her surroundings she was definitely the strong female lead that this book demanded Augusta never lost her head even when Mindhunter presented with situations that would give most young ladies of her ilk a fit of the vapors Augusta kept her wits about her and was able to overcome her circumstances I also enjoyed watching the romance between her and Myles bloom They definitely did not get off to the best start so 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that is not often discussed so to see how she overcame the odds she was given was remarkable Their story didn t feel rushed as so many short stories often do however I felt like I experienced the full journey with these two although I would have loved to get back story on the others mentioned in this storyStolen Kisses from the Viscount by Alanna Lucas 35 starsThis wasn t a bad story by any means So I m sure you are wondering why the three star rating That my dear readers is because there is nothing that sets this story apart from others of the same genre And unfortunately I have read several recently in which the overall No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes plot is the same about to face financial ruin notorious rake meets jaded heiress In his attempt to woo said heiress into marriage in order to save his family name rake ends up losing his heart and almost his love in the Color My Heart (Red-Hot Summer, process Its a tried and true Fructele maniei vol 1 plot line and although it is a good 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Yet something about the mysterious woman enthralls him and he steals a passionate moonlit kissCaught in the act by Philomena’s brother Bradford is issued an ultimatum a duel or marry Philomena He offers marriage but even impoverished and with no other decent prospects she rejects his half hearted proposal until her brother collapses Now Philomena’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already MILADY AND HER SPY by JILLIAN CHANTELA lady a spy a traitor a battle of wills Raised in the country after her mother’s death with only the company of three unruly brothers Lady Augusta Covington is proficient at fencing riding and playing cards than being prim and proper Myles Cuthbert a spy in His Majesty’s service on a mission to find and expose a traitor crosses paths with Lady Augusta when she rides to the aid of her brother believing him to be injured With the assignment at risk Cuthbert agrees to accept the assistance of the troublesome lady eager for intrigue As they move forward his sense of obligation to her and the danger involved stir his soul KISSED BY A SCOTTISH ROGUE by SAMANTHA GRACEHis Mother Insists He Needs a Wife Fergus McTaggart Aldmist Fell’s land steward has no time for wife hunting Any day his employer's sisters will be arriving at the Scottish castle for a long overdue reunion Fergus is determined to make their stay memorable but all anyone is likely to recall are the loud rows between him and his employer’s cheeky paid companion She Insists He Needs a Good Knock to the Head Edith Gallagher has been charged with watching over her employer’s youngest sister while the family winters in Scotland but the stubborn land steward interferes at every turn Eventually she and the Scot call a truce for the sisters’ sakes only to discover their passionate battles are masking hidden desires STOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT by ALANNA LUCASDesperate times call for drastic measures as Miss Aveline Redgrave enters her third season Fearful of fortune hunters she attempts to stay clear of Lord Leybourne a rogue who is not to be trusted But his seductive smile and enticing kisses a I have read many anthologies in my time and although I have enjoyed them all I particularly loved this one So many of my favourite authors joined by new authors that I am glad I had the opportunity to meet in this book Every story is a real pleasure to read with the heroes and heroines both being strong characters who face adversity but through thick and thin they fight for happiness with each other The stories make you run the gamut of emotions from sadness to fist pumping happiness when something great happens And speaking of great the passionate love scenes by each author are all beautifully written Some stories are spicy than others but nothing crude I definitely recommend this book and if you want to read my full review of all the stories which was much too long to post here then head on over to Buried Under Romance to read it on or after release dayI was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and that s what I have happily given