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Audiobook Review- Duchess of My Heart by Maya Banks

Duchess of My Heart

Title: Duchess of My Heart (The Vault collection, book #1)

Genre: Historical Regency Romance Audiobook

Author: Maya  Banks

Narrator: Tim Campbell

Source: Audible.com

Publisher: Tantor Audio, 2019

Length: 7hrs 46 min

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Violence Rating: 5+ (violence against women)

Description from Audible:

Jillian’s marriage was a nightmare, the news of her husband’s death an answered prayer. She refuses to bow to the ton and pretend to mourn. And her best friend, Case, will be by her side as she defies society’s rules and has her first taste of freedom.  

Justin, eighth Duke of Whittington, is determined to save his family name from the scandal his brother Case is creating, but the lovely Jillian is not the foe he expected. Both vulnerable and vexing, he’s never met another woman like her. But as sparks fly between them, Justin realizes he must help save Jillian from her past before they can ever have a future.  

Contains mature themes.

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This is a very violent Historical romance so be prepared. If that does not put you off then you are treated to a very well written book. The characters are well developed and even though I felt sorry for Case I was so pleased with the HEA. The narration is by one of my favorites,Tim Campbell, who does a fabulous job with the voices of all the characters.

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Audiobook Review- Just The Tip by LJ Shen and Helena Hunting

Just The Tip audio

It was supposed to be a temporary thing.

A gig in Paris while I tried to find my dad.

Then I met him. Ho.

The man.

The suit.

The professional escort…? I mean, he did go on two consecutive dates during one of my shifts – and I ended up being the third.

It was supposed to be a one-night stand, but it turned out to be forever.

Here was what I wasn’t ready for – Ho held more than just my destiny and my heart. He held the key to unravel the mystery of my dad, too.

**

This is a five star audiobook. It’s also short so you can listen to it in a day.

I loved this short (but not sweet) steamy?….. no it was scorching , audiobook. The narration was terrific. I am now a fan of Jason Clarke and that swoon worthy British accent. I will look for more from LJ Shen and Helena Hunting. If you want some fun, sexy, well written and performed entertainment then I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Recent Release Review- Always The Wallflower by Emily EK Murdoch

Always The Wallflower

Title: Always the Wallflower (Never The Bride book#5)

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Author: Emily EK Murdoch

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Publisher: Dragonblade, Aug 6, 2020

Pages: 164

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon:

Always the wallflower and never the bride – imprisoned by fear to watch life at the sidelines…

Lady Letitia Cavendish is a Cavendish, but only a cousin of the current Duke so even her name isn’t enough for potential suitors to court her. She’s a wallflower, terrified of putting herself forward, and so life continues on without her.
But at two and twenty, things are getting desperate.

The most confident rake in town, Edward Wynn, is a handsome devil – and being the Viscount of Stulsemere doesn’t hurt. When, despite his best efforts, he’s partnered with the most boring lady at Almack’s, he resigns himself to twenty minutes of silence.

And is astonished. Lady Letitia is nothing like what he expected, and after she storms off and leaves him standing, Edward has to know more.

He’s determined to understand her. She’s torn between remaining invisible and finally making a good match. Personalities collide and compromise seems out of reach as the unexpected happens.

What will society say as the biggest rake courts the wallflower of the season? Can Letitia ever take a step towards a happily ever after?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order. Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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This is a novella, only 164 pages so it is easily read in an evening and if you are a Regency Romance fan than that makes for a satisfying evening. Letitia is so painfully shy when meeting new people that there seems little hope of her ever making a match. But in spite of their first meeting Edward observes her vibrant interaction with those she is familiar with. This intrigues him to know her better.

I truly enjoyed this book and though the novella format often makes it too difficult to develop the characters Ms. Murdoch did an exceptional job in helping us to see Letitia and Edward for who they really are. I recommend this book to all romance fans.

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