Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review of London's Perfect Scoundrel

London's Perfect Scoundrel (Lessons in Love #2)
Suzanne Enoch
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4 of 5 Stars

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A determined young lady vows to give one of London's infamous rakes his comeuppance -- but when the rogue turns the tables, who truly learns a lesson in love?
The ton gossips call him "Saint" -- but the Marquis of St. Aubyn has well earned his reputation as London's perfect scoundrel.
Evelyn Ruddick knows she should avoid him at all costs--but the strikingly beautiful lady wants to aid the children of the Heart of Hope Orphanage, and he heads the board of trustees. Evie is determined to teach the charming, arrogant man a lesson in compassion, but it won't be so easy--especially since his touch is setting her desire aflame, making Evie yearn to submit to his passionate instruction...
The idea of joining in her "project" is unthinkable, but this enchantress refuses to give up! So what else is there for a self-respecting rake to do but seduce the lady? Yet soon it is he who is being seduced by Evie's tender heart and fiery blushes. Could the temptation of long, passionate nights in her arms bring about the impossible? Could the disreputable Saint at long last be reformed?


I read Suzanne Enoch's Lessons in Love series years ago and forgot how much I enjoyed the characters.
Evelyn Ruddick and her friends have devised a plan to reform on how to reform a rake. But being her brother's political pawn, she never thought she have the opportunity to put her plan into action. Goodness knows she can't do anything that would upset his political career. Evelyn's character is super sweet, she had great heart, and all wants to help those less fortunate than herself. Riding by the Heart of Hope Orphanage, she decides to dedicate her time to teaching the children - secretly, of course, since her brother would have a heart attack. Never did she suspect the owner of the orphanage would be London's worst scoundrel, "Saint" the Marquis of St. Aubyn.
Saint has no desire to deal with the orphanage, in fact, he's made arrangements to sell the property to the crown and to relocate the children. But when the "proper chit" Evie approaches him about working with the kids, he can't help but seize the opportunity to get her in his bed.
I loved the main characters. They were wonderful together and balanced each other out. The romance and sexual tension was slow building and steamy. What kept me from giving this book a perfect 5 of 5 was a particular kidnapping situation - hard eye roll - it was just too much.
Overall, great story and I've now got a huge crush on Saint.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Hi everyone,
Today's teaser is from my favorite Rulers of Darkness novel, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). I'm in love with Hadrian and I think Eva is great for him. 
I wish you happy reading!

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~ The door slammed behind her, the force shaking the room.
Quicker than a blink, cool fingers wrapped around her throat as he dragged her toward him. Their bodies collided and a violent thrill of excitement frayed her nerves.
“I told you to leave,” Hadrian roughly whispered in her ear.
“You also invited me into your room,” she countered.
He spun her about and they went crashing to the bed. Hadrian moved over her, his hand leaving her neck to wrap her braid about his fist. He trapped her with his chest, pushing her into the mattress. Heat licked between her thighs as his hips settled over hers. Eva gasped for breath. God, this male was raw sexuality.
“A monster haunts these halls, little one,” he hissed. “A bloodthirsty, half crazed demon that likes to make snacks out of little ladies like you.”
Eva shivered as he ran his tongue over his fangs.
“If you’re trying to scare me off, it isn’t going to work.”
He bent his head and inhaled a deep breath, his lips hovering over her pulse.
“You want my bite, don’t you?”
Eva closed her eyes and swallowed hard. God help her, she did. From the moment they met, she wanted to feel his fangs sink into her flesh, to feel his tongue sweep over her pulse as he gently sucked.
Hadrian tugged on her hair, exposing her neck even more as his tongue lightly caressed the line of her throat. Eva moaned, slipping her arms around his shoulders. Damn, this man knew how to fire her blood. His lips teased their way up to her sensitive earlobe. Her fingers curled, her nails dug into his shoulders, drawing a hard growl from him.
In a flash of movement, he was across the room. His back turned to her.
“Run along,” he grated.
Eva moved from the bed, her legs weak. “No,” she said squaring her shoulders. “I really must speak with—”
“I’m not in a talkative mood, little one. I suggest you go.”
Standing her ground, Eva lifted her chin in defiance. “Why haven’t you kissed me?”
Hadrian turned, his eyes full of indecision. His gaze focused on her lips.
She had not seen him move, though he now stood behind her. “I have kissed you,” his fingers skimmed over her neck to her shoulder, “here,” his hands brushed the sides of her breasts, “and here.”
A shiver raced up her spine as she held her breath hoping he would cup her breasts. Good lord—how could Hadrian make her so hot that her blood nearly boiled? How could he make her thoughts fade away until there was nothing but him?
“H–Hadrian,” she said, her voice a soft whisper.
His lips tickled her ear as he spoke. “Yes, little one.”
Her head lolled back against his shoulder as she struggled to regain her composure. She had been angry. She had wanted—Hadrian’s lips caressed the tender flesh below her ear. Eva tried to focus, but her mind was consumed with a mess of erotic thoughts. Would he take her now? Would he lay her back on the bed?
“Eva,” he rasped against her ear, “you need to leave.” His voice sounded torn, full of desire and yet still determined to push her away and end this.
No! This could not end. Not now. She wanted more, needed more. And she had come here with a mission. She had followed him because she had questions…right?
Hadrian felt his control slipping. His hands shook as he pulled away from her.
Eva slowly turned to face him and he had to look away. Her eyes glowed and reflected her need for him, her arousal and sweet vanilla scent was overwhelming. His fangs grew to lethal points, slicing his lower lip as his cock hardened and strained against the confines of his jeans.
How could he still crave her blood? He had fed.
Was Eva destined to be his next victim? Gods, he craved to kill her. His demon roared, delighting in the thought of draining her and slashing his own vein for her—
Make her mine.
Her heartbeat was a steady rhythm in his ears. It would be so easy. All he had to do was reach out…~ 

Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness. 

Passion can be lethal...

Caressed by Moonlight

Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian's dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar's life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian's reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover...or his prey? His savior...or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Twitter Thursday

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 Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)


~ Searching for her, obsessing over her was insanity at its finest.~

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.

Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.

While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review of The Rake

The Rake (Lessons in Love #1)
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by Suzanne Enoch
4.5 of 5 Stars


Three determined young ladies vow to give three of London's worst rakes their comeuppance ― but when these rogues turn the tables, who truly learns a lesson in love?
Once upon a time, the notorious Viscount Dare charmed Lady Georgiana Halley out of her innocence ― to win a wager, no less! ― and now he must pay dearly. The plan is simple: She will use every seductive wile she knows to win Dare's heart...and then break it. But his smoldering gaze once again tempts Georgiana to give in to desire ― and when he astonishes her with a marriage proposal, she wonders: Is he playing yet another game...or could it truly be love this time? (Goodreads)

 When I first read this trilogy, it was years ago. I recently re-read Lessons in Love and quickly remember how much I loved these books. The trilogy starts with The Rake and is a second-chance at love story, which I enjoy. It is a nice break from the norm – characters meeting and instantly falling in lust/love. Georgiana and Tristan have a rocky past, which leads Georgiana to develop a “club” with two of her friends (the subsequent heroines of the trilogy). The ladies decide they will write list of rules, ‘Lessons in Love,’ and implement them.
Six years ago, Tristan played a cruel trick on Georgiana and broke her heart. Now, she is going to teach him a lesson. I enjoyed their snipping back and forth and I completely understood why Georgiana felt she needed to even the score with Tristan, but it was really hard to dislike the devilish rake. He admittedly made a mistake when he was young and stupid and was well aware that he deserved her jibes.
The romance was sweet and there were a few times it made me smile and give a little laugh. This book really has everything that I enjoy in a romance: relatable characters, realistic relationship struggles, good humor, emotional tension/connection between the characters and charters/read, and steamy scenes. This a MUST read for historical romance fans.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Caressed by a Crimson Moon
(Rulers of Darkness #3)

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years. 
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

~ The hall was lined with wood paneling decorated by sharply detailed paintings. Each featured a portrait of a man and was accompanied by a gold placard with his name. These were the kings of the Validus Clan. The name of the last painting read Hadrian Lucretius, but the image had been savagely shredded. Stepping closer, Eva reached up, trying to place the pieces back together, wanting to get a look at the vampire.
A cool hand clamped over her mouth, stifling her scream as she was hauled back. Eva fought for freedom, twisting around, she jabbed her elbow in her attacker’s side then kicked back, connecting with his shin. He growled in response and spun her about, trapping her with his body. His hands slammed into the wall, cracking the wood, on either side of her head. 
“Little girls should not wander alone in the dark.”
She closed her eyes and swallowed hard. His voice, it was dark, threatening—pure sex. He leaned his head down, his lips brushed her ear and, God help her, she shivered. Whether it was from fear or something entirely sexual, she did not know. Confusion, terror, and desire fought for control of her brain, as she remained pinned between the large, solid male and the wall.
“Bad things prowl in the dark,” he whispered against her ear and Eva’s knees went weak. His words were heavily accented, his voice deep. It echoed with evil and was laced with lust. “Bad things, like me.”
Eva tried to speak, knowing she should demand he release her, or scream, but nothing came. One of his hands dropped from the wall to encircle her wrist, the pad of his thumb gently brushed over her erratically beating pulse. 
“Your scent,” he said, his voice rough, the sound sending waves of need crashing over her.
His fingers lightly traced up her arm to cup her nape, tickling her sensitive flesh. Eva’s breathing grew shallow as her body began to burn. Desire?
Yes. Oh, god, yes.
The menacing male drew closer, his second hand dropping to her shoulder, pressing her firmly against the wall. Danger, it radiated from him, yet desire flickered in his cold, black eyes. Instinct took hold of her. Eva wrapped her arms around his waist. Her hands pressed flat against his lower back, urging him closer. She arched her back trying in vain to close the space between them. “Sweet…warm vanilla.” His cool breath caressed the tender flesh of her throat, sending chills all the way down to her toes.
Was he going to bite her? ~

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