Reviews by Jessica Grogan

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Beguiling Her Enemy Warrior

Beguiling Her Enemy Warrior is the third and final installment in Lucy Morris’ Shieldmaiden Sisters series following three Viking sisters as they find love while fighting against the same enemy. This is the youngest sister Helga’s story, which takes place at the same time as the events of book ...

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A Match to Fool Society

Laura Martin’s A Match to Fool Society is the third in her Matchmade Marriages series. It features Jane Ashworth, an aspiring author, and Tom Stewart, a rake who has just become guardian to his young nephew. They form an alliance: Jane will assist Tom in caring for his nephew and in exchange he ...

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Lady Meets Earl

Lady Meets Earl is the second title in Christy Carlyle’s Love on Holiday series. It features James Pembroke, a man who was down on his luck when he unexpectedly inherited an earldom, and Lucy Westmont, a woman who has always put helping everyone around her above her own wants and is eager for a ...

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The Gentleman of Holly Street

Lotte R James’ The Gentleman of Holly Street is the third installment in her Gentlemen of Mystery miniseries. After enjoying the first two titles in this series, I found this one was a chore to get through; there’s too much telling and too little showing, too much repetitive internal monolog ...

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Tempted by Her Outcast Viking

Tempted by Her Outcast Viking is the second book in Lucy Morris’ Shieldmaiden Sisters series and features shieldmaiden Brynhild and former thrall Erik. Long ago Erik and Brynhild were friends, until Erik viciously rejected Brynhild in order to protect her from his father and owner, Ulf. When Brynh ...

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The Scoundrel Falls Hard

Sophie Jordan’s The Scoundrel Falls Hard is the third title in her The Duke Hunt series, and although it references characters from the previous two books it can be read as a standalone. It features Gwen Cully, a down on her luck village blacksmith, and Kellan Fox, the son of a con artist whom Gwe ...

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Escaping With Her Saxon Enemy

Second in Sarah Rodi’s Rise of the Ivarssons series, Escaping with Her Saxon Enemy features Lord Ashford – Ash - Stanton and shield maiden Svea Ivarsson. Ash once robbed Svea of her chance for revenge against Lord Crowe, the man who assaulted her and changed her life forever, and she has despise ...

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Violet and the Bow Street Runner

Violet and the Bow Street Runner is the second in Emily Larkin’s Garland Cousins series but can be read as a standalone. The titular Lady Violet Garland has the unique ability to fly, given to her by her family’s faerie godmother (see the Baleful Godmother series). She uses this ability to help ...

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The Marquess of Yew Park House

The Marquess of Yew Park House, the second in Lotte R. James’ Gentleman of Mystery series , features the titular marquess, Henry Spencer, Marquess of Clairborne, and his neighbor, widow Genevieve de l’Omont. Both are trying to outrun their pasts when they meet, but they learn that is simply not ...

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Marriage or Ruin for the Heiress

Lauri Robinson’s Marriage or Ruin for the Heiress is the first in her new miniseries The Osterlund Saga.  This book is set in Chicago during the Great Depression and features a hero and heroine who are both determined never to fall in love.  This is a delightful and easy read, with the tiniest b ...