(Goode Girls #4)
From the first moment he sensed her presence…from the first glance into her angelic face…from the first time he saved her from harm, Gabriel Sauvageau finally knew peace. Broken and disfigured from years of torment and torture in the fighting pits, Gabriel has only known how to bring pain and death to those who dare attack what he considers his…and Felicity Goode may not realize it, but she has most certainly been claimed…
Anxious, broken, hollow, weak…these words are on constant repeat in Felicity’s mind. Never being as strong as her twin, she is even less so now that her twin married and is currently traveling with her husband. Felicity knows she must continue on without her sister by her side, and after an attack on her life, she must acquire a bodyguard. But just the thought of meeting with strangers has her anxiety elevated to the point she feels a panic attack on the rise…until she bumps into a mountain of a man…one whose very presence brings her a sense of peace. Felicity immediately offers this beastly of a man the job…her very own avenging angel…
Love always has a way of finding broken souls and mending them together…Gabriel and Felicity’s romance is one of true acceptance…of true love…of a tale as old as time…
Dear Reader, I DID NOT WANT THIS STORY TO END!
That being said, I wish I had read it slower…much, much slower in order to savor each delicious bit of Gabriel…but alas, I devoured Tempting Fate in one day. If you are new to the Goode Girl series, I’d recommend reading in order to better enjoy the characters. However, if you are a fan of the Beauty & the Beast storyline, you’ll LOVE LOVE LOVE this installment, and will most likely go back and read the other installments for more snippets of my (yes, MINE!) beloved Gabriel! Highly recommend & wish I could give more than 5 Stars!!
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**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **
The warmth, love, and cheer of Christmas are in every page of Jenny Hale's story.
The atmosphere couldn't be warmer than the cabins in the mountains of Tennessee with white snow draped over the evergreens.
Here's the problem... Lila is a wonderful woman who followed her sweetheart to Nashville and promptly got dumped. Her job sucks, and she doesn't know what to do next. Fortunately, she has a fabulous group of girlfriends. That's not enough because they're all moving on in their lives with work and family.
One last grand Christmas week together is what Lila has.
The girls rent a spot at Fireside Cabins. The cabin is worn, the host is lonely and in need of spirit, and the coffee shop has a handsomely, cranky bachelor ignoring his customers.
Theo owns the coffee shop, but closes himself from feeling, well, anything. He could be a thoughtful and caring man, if he didn't have to hide.
Lila sees all the beauty and anguish in the merry week of Christmas with friends, and needs to fix it. That's what she does. And Theo is on the list of needing fixing.
A delightful holiday romance. Hale gives me goosebumps of cheer and many other Christmas stories to read.
by Lexi Post
Do you like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? How about a steamy Scottish Christmas Carol series? It all starts with Pleasures of Christmas Past.
When present-day American social worker Jessica Thomas is assigned her first case as a spirit guide, she’s excited to serve as the Spirit of Christmas Past for her client and prove she knows her profession well. Unfortunately, her mentor, the very hot, very single, and very Scottish Duncan Montgomerie has little faith in her ability and plans to catch her when she falls. As far as she’s concerned, he’s going to be waiting a very long time.
Bachelor Duncan Montgomerie
hails from late 18th century
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Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.
But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”
Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.
(Scots & Swords #3)
Kathryn Le Veque
“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching—they are your family.”—Jim Butcher, Dresden Files
Welcome to the Ludus Caledonia, an elite training compound where worthy men may sign on years of service to become highly trained warriors. Magnus Stewart has hidden the truth behind his royal bloodline and has fought his way to becoming the top gladiator known as “The Eagle”. Magnus is a proud man that struggles with opening up to his fellow fighters about his past, but when he’s in need of assistance to protect the woman he loves, Magnus discovers he’s not alone in this world…the Ludus Caledonia has become his family…a clan of powerful fighters who would lay their life down to defend one of their own…
Diantha de Mora remembers Magnus from her youth. Both being held hostage for political reasons, their younger years were filled with misery and loneliness. While Magnus was released from his bondage, Diantha finds herself betrothed to a man that is beyond cruel. Seeing a way to save herself, Diantha escapes and flees to the Ludus Caledonia begging Magnus to help her get back to her homeland. An agreement between them is reached, and over the next few weeks, Magnus finds the chip on his shoulder whittled down by this beautiful woman that sees so much more in him than just a fighter…
Is it possible for these two lost souls find a home with each other and in all places a fight club?
Dear reader, I’ve so enjoyed Kathryn LeVeque’s Scots & Swords series, and in her third installment, we have a sweet romance between Magnus and Diantha, where true love does indeed become legendary!
“I love ye…Ye have been mine since the beginning of time and ye’ll be mine until the end of all things...” If you are a fan of her medieval romances, be prepared for the same epic adventure and swoon worthy hero! Highly recommend!
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1823 near London.
Nicholas Chilcott, Earl of Layton, must relieve his mind of the accusations of his late father as a traitor. Nicholas's cousin, Simon, has other ideas such as relieving Nicholas of his duties, even if it means by death.
Traveling to Weymouth looking for evidence of his father's
Kate Winston pens the records of the church under the new vicar who has planned to marry her out of his necessity. She wants nothing to do with him. The previous vicar, God rest his soul, had lovingly cared for her since her parents demise. Now she must survive without a family and few friends. Her wit and determination make her a strong character and ready to deal with an Earl looking for information.
Nicholas does his best to fit in and befriend the locals by giving a helping hand in trades he's never done along with traveling in perilous conditions. With Kate lending a hand in dangerous ways, their hearts seek each other out.
Yet, Nicholas doesn't want to mix Kate up in his family mess, and Kate feels she won't fit into his royal circle.
Their story is a delightful read with matching wit and strength between lovers from different backgrounds.
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!
Dancing with Danger
(Goode Girls Romance #3)
“I desire you like I have no other woman. I would take as many nights as you would offer, but I’ll settle for just one.”
Mercy Goode is a strong willed and intelligent woman and deemed overly much by would be suiters. Beyond caring what the ton thinks of her and her opinions, Mercy does what she pleases, and currently, it’s playing amateur detective determining who murdered a friend of hers. Having a penchant for attracting trouble, Mercy is discovered at the scene of the crime and becomes accosted and arrested by the local authorities. But she swiftly discovers she’s not alone, and is somewhat rescued by a man whose very presence sets her soul on fire…Raphael Sauvageau…
Raphael Sauvageau has been drawn to Mercy Goode since the first day they met, and finding her being struck and injured by another has his blood raging seeking vengeance. Although he finds himself intrigued to find her investigating the same crime, Raphael knows he must set her aside to keep his promise to his brother. But Mercy is like no other he’s ever encountered, and he must have her…at any price…for any length of time he has left on this earth…
Mercy and Raphael are fire and ice dancing along a dangerous path to discover who killed their mutual friend…will Mercy finally find the man willing to love her just as she is…will Raphael finally find redemption in Mercy’s arms…or will fate spin the wheel denying them whatever chance they could have found loving one another…
WOWZA! Another home run for Kerrigan Byrne! While the third in the series, this story could be read stand alone. However, I would recommend reading in order to better understand the characters. Now, let’s get to the next installment to the Goode Girls, because I already know I’m going to be head over heels in love with Gabriel!!! Give it to me now!
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