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Review: Engaged at the Chatsfield

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Engaged at the Chatsfield
Engaged at the Chatsfield by Melanie Milburne

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



This was just okay and mostly that's owing to the main character, Juliet. Even in romance, I need a heroine that I can root for & even if not like, care about. Juliet was far too lacking in self-confidence, awareness and general self-esteem for me to cheer for her plight. The premise of Juliet telling the women at the hen party...

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Review: Ruthless People

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Ruthless People
Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Summary:   To the outside world, they look like American Royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two Bosses, cultures, and hearts.

Ruthless Peopleis a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, following the life and marriage of Melody Nicci...

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Review: Hollywood Sins

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Hollywood Sins
Hollywood Sins by NK Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Adra was quite a character to follow. She quite literally comes full circle and that made for a satisfying read. To begin, she was quite likable but became an emotional vacuum somewhere around the 35% mark and I did not like her at all until somewhere around 85%. I liked Lili and felt that Peter was a good friend but selfless and supportive to the...

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Review: Hollywood Sinners

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Hollywood Sinners
Hollywood Sinners by Victoria Fox

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was a fun and swiftly moving book that I would definitely recommend for the beach or vacation. That it moved along quickly was a mercy because there are a hundred chapters (which is a great endorsement to e-read this one). Soaptastic and if I’m honest, downright over the top in the drama department. Sometimes, that’s just what I want and...

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Review: The Scandalous Love of a Duke

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The Scandalous Love of a Duke
The Scandalous Love of a Duke by Jane Lark

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I’d read the first in this series earlier in the year and quite enjoyed it so I was excited to give this one a go as well. John Harding is the son of the main characters of the first book, Ellen and Edward. Theirs was quite an angsty tale and John and Kate were not a disappointment in that department.

I didn’t quite get why John was...

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