Friday, January 1, 2016

MONTHLY RECAP: December 2015

Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers, #4)
Dukes Prefer Blondes (Dressmakers #4) by Loretta Chase
Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can't see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax's nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford.
Though he's unexpectedly found himself in line to inherit a dukedom, Radford's never been part of fashionable society, and the blonde beauty, though not entirely bereft of brains, isn't part of his plans. But Clara overwhelms even his infallible logic, and when wedlock looms, all he can do is try not to lose his head over her.
It's an inconvenient marriage by ordinary standards, but these two are far from ordinary. Can the ton's most adored heiress and London's most difficult bachelor fall victim to their own unruly desires?

1. It Takes Two to Tangle (Matchmaker Trilogy #1) by Theresa Romain (historical romance) -- 4 stars
Hero was injured in the war and is trying to court a widowed countess, but ends up falling for her companion.

2. Rain Shadow (Bluewater Bay #10) by L.A. Witt (M/M contemporary) -- 3.5 stars
A mature romance between a bodyguard and a marriage counselor.

3. In the Clear (Winter Rescue #1) by Tamara Morgan (contemporary romance) - 4 stars
The hero has been in love with the quirky heroine for years and is also hiding a secret life.

4. What Happens in London (Bevelstoke #2) by Julia Quinn (historical romance) -- 5 stars **re-read**
My favorite non-Bridgerton JQ romance.

5. Letters from Home (Love Beyond Reason #1) by Beth Rhodes (contemporary romance) -- 3 stars
The heroine is in the military and is spending her holiday leave trying to find the man who wrote her love letters while she was overseas.

6. 'Twas the Night After Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall #6) by Sabrina Jeffries (historical romance) -- 3.75 stars
Holiday romance with an earl who falls for his mother's widowed companion.

7. Emma, Volume 1 (Emma #1) by Kaoru Mori (historical manga) -- 4 stars
Just the beginning of an upstairs/downstairs Victorian-era romance.

8. Dukes Prefer Blondes (Dressmakers #4) by Loretta Chase (historical romance) -- 4.25 stars
Love story between a spoiled, but socially aware lady and a self-proclaimed "obnoxious" barrister.

9. Dust of Snow by Indra Vaughn (M/M contemporary) -- 3.75 stars
Sweet office romance with a holiday theme.

10. On the Clock (Market Garden #8) by Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt (M/M contemporary) -- 3.5 stars
Very hot romance between a male prostitute and his super-rich client.

11. A Wicked Way to Win an Earl (Sutherland Scandals #1) by Anna Bradley (historical romance) -- 3.5 stars
An earl is trying to prevent his brother from courting the daughter of the woman who scandalously jilted their father decades ago, but ends up falling for her himself.

12. Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4) by Penny Reid (contemporary romance) -- 4 stars
Emotional story of a woman who returns to her hometown for family issues and falls for a sexy, poetry-writing game warden.

Dukes Are Forever (The Secret Life of Scoundrels, #1) It Takes Two to Tangle (The Matchmaker Trilogy, #1) What Happens in London (Bevelstoke, #2)
'Twas the Night after Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #6; The Duke's Men, #0.5) Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers, #4) In the Clear (Winter Rescue #1) 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 of 2015
Dancing in the Duke's ArmsOnce Upon a Marquess (The Worth Saga #1)Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove, #4.5)Sleeping with Her Enemy (49th Floor, #2)The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1)
Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #1)Running Interference (Cleveland Clash, #1)Season for Temptation (Holiday Pleasures, #1)A Pirate for ChristmasSlamdunked By Love (One-on-One #2)
Ninja at First Sight (Knitting in the City, #4.75)Upon a Midnight Dream (London Fairy Tales, #1)Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1)The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1)Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)
Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1)The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

Jilting the Duke (The Muses' Salon, #1)Stuck Landing (Bluewater Bay, #11)One-Eyed Dukes are Wild (Dukes Behaving Badly, #3)The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors, #2)Getting Him Back

Emma, Vol. 02Emma, Vol. 03It Takes a Scandal (Scandalous, #2)Wicked Temptation (Nemesis, Unlimited, #3)This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)

1 comment:

  1. wow look at you go!! I love the ARC's you got. Jealous of Jeffries book though. I love her writing style. I really want to get The Rogue Not Taken though. Good job on your challenges. Very impressive.


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