Monday, 29 October 2018

For The Duke's Eyes Only (School For Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell

39989316If adventure has a name . . . it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history's forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.

Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He's in it for the fortune and glory. At least that's what he wants the world to think. He's sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.
But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day's work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all.
The grand adventure!

Cover:  Fairly standard historical romance cover.  I like that it’s quite simple.  I do like the old fashioned, cheesy, bodice ripping covers, but sometimes it’s nice to have a nice, simple cover that is reading in public friendly.

I read the first book in this series, What a Difference a Duke Makes, earlier this year and fell in love with it!  It quickly became one of my all time favourite historical romances, and I couldn’t wait for the next instalment.
India is a delightfully different kind of romance novel heroine- she’s brave, smart and intrepid.  She’s an archaeologist, she loves to unravel the mysteries of the past and donates her discoveries to museums for everyone to enjoy and learn.  She’s fiercely independent and often wears breeches!
Daniel, Duke of Ravenwood is her sworn enemy.  They provoke each other at every turn.  He portrays himself as a rake, out for himself, and selling any archaeological finds for his own gain.
Plus, he broke India’s heart.
I really loved the historical references to ancient Egypt- Cleopatra’s tomb and the Rosetta stone to name two.
I loved how much Daniel loved India but he has his reasons for staying clear of her, and hurting her.  He desperately wanted to see and be near her, but he also wants to protect her.  Of course India doesn’t make that easy for him.
I definitely thought these two characters were a good match for each other, and I’m really looking for to the next book in this series.  Lenora Bell has definitely become one of my go-to historical romance authors.
4.5/5 stars.

Thursday, 25 October 2018


“There was him, Tanner Ayers, the White Prince of the Ku Klux Klan. And me, Adelita Quintana, Princesa of the Quintana Cartel. I hated him. He hated me… things only got complicated when that hatred turned into more… when that hatred turned into love.”

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Waiting On Wednesday 'The Darkest Star'

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book that I'm waiting for is The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the first book in her Origin series- which is going back into the world or the Lux, which is one of my all time favourite series.  Cannot wait for this to be released.
Released 30th October.
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Waiting On Wednesday 17/10/18 "Kingdom of Ash"

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.

This week the book that I'm waiting to be released is Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas, the final book in the Throne of Glass series.  One of my all time series, and I'm both excited for this book, and dreading it as I don't think I'm ready for it to end.
Released 23rd October.
33590260The Final installment to the Throne of Glass series.

Captured by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin is trapped inside an iron box in a secret location, with seemingly no hope for escape. As she endures months of torture, her friends scatter to different fates. Without Aelin to protect them, soldier Aedion and shapeshifter Lysandra need to defend their homeland at all costs. Also left to forge their own paths in order to change history are Chaol, the witch Manon, and the golden boy Dorian-while Aelin's mate, the fae male Rowan, searches the world over for his lost love.

As Aelin gathers the strength to save herself and fight the ultimate battle of her life, all of their destinies hang in the balance. Some ties will bond even tighter together, others will be severed forever, and mysteries will be revealed in this action-packed, heart wrenching series finale.