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The Perfect Spinster by Annabelle Anders

I have received a free e-copy of the book The Perfect Spinster by Annabelle Anders to review. You may find out more about the author on her website.

The Perfect Spinster by Annabelle Anders

Here is the book blurb.

FIRMLY UPON THE SHELF…
Miss Olivia Redfield labors under no misapprehension that anything other than spinsterhood lies in her future. Not for lack of dowry, or breeding, or education, but because of one tiny flaw…. one might even call it… a curse. Removed from society for this ill-fated defect, she’s resigned herself to caring for others in a somewhat dreary existence. Until, that is, she falls for the charming but unattainable, Lord Kingsley.

TOO MUCH TIME ON HIS HANDS…
Gabriel Fellowes, Earl of Kingsley is doing a favor for a friend by overseeing the dangerous–– but promising––mine on the border of Viscount Hallowell’s property. With time to spare, he finds himself irresistibly intrigued by the viscount’s daughter, Miss Olivia Redfield, and delights himself in their mutual provocation. In no position to promise more than a dalliance, but unable to stay away, Gabriel takes the unprecedented step of befriending a woman.

IS FRIENDSHIP EVEN POSSIBLE…?
Their flirtatious attachment threatens to erupt in passion, but duty and honor forbid anything more. Will love be defeated when tragedy strikes, or can Olivia and Gabriel overcome Society’s dictates and put the notion of Olivia’s curse to rest once and for all?

The Perfect Spinster is book 2 in The Not So Saintly Sisters series, but works fine as a stand-alone read too.

I was drawn into this book from the bizarre scene described in the first chapter. Olivia and Gabriel, Lord Kingsley meet again in the most unusual of circumstances on the eve of Olivia’s sister Louella’s wedding to Lord Stanton, having not seen each other for about 10 years. Gabriel initially seems to have forgotten Olivia, who he used to taunt with the derogatory nickname “Lazy-eyed Livvy”.

Olivia has been banished with her maid Mary to the Dower house by her parents, just because they believe her lazy eye to be a devil’s eye curse, even though they made the condition worse, by making her wear a patch on her bad eye instead of the good eye. She has resigned herself to spinsterhood and has been occupying herself by being a good neighbour, currently helping out with the 4 motherless children of local miner, Luke Smith. But should the daughter of a viscount accept lowly Luke’s marriage proposal?

Gabriel and Olivia become friends, but is that all they want to be?

The Perfect Spinster is available on Amazon, currently priced at £4.13 in Kindle format and is also available in paperback. A delightful romantic read, which has been sensitively written. I’m certainly adding book 1, which is about Olivia’s sister Louella to my wishlist.

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Taming a Defiant Duke by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Taming a Defiant Duke by Tammy Andresen to review.

Taming a Defiant Duke by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

A surly duke and a desperate lady….

Can one difficult duke ruin all her future plans? The answer is most decidedly yes.

Emily Mayweather is desperate to provide a future for herself after her father’s death. But she hasn’t lost her pride and she won’t be ordered around by a surly arrogant duke no matter how much he blusters. Nor will she feel sorry for disrupting his perfect orderly life. Soon enough he can go back to being his grumpy self and besides, he’s the one who inserted himself into her affairs. Then there’s the issue of his handsomeness. It’s a problem. He goes around looking all dark and alluring until she can barely remember her own name, let alone properly set him in his place. But she has to remember because she’s already learned her lesson once. He doesn’t want her and he never will.

Future Duke of Manchfield, Lord Barret Maddox, is up to his eye sockets in reports, plans, and papers. Bar was determined to be the perfect duke in his father’s absence or bury himself trying. He’s already chosen the lady who would stand by his side, so that was a start. His bride to be would make the perfect duchess, not only that but she saw his worth, which was more than he could say for Miss Emily Mayweather. One unpleasant run-in years ago and she seems to think he’s solely responsible for all her troubles. That’s how she acts, anyhow. So why is it that every time Emily steps near him, all he can see is her? The answer was simple enough. She’s always had been too beautiful for his liking…and now she’s in trouble. Even though she doesn’t want his help, he can’t leave her to fend for herself. He’ll just have to keep his hands in check. And his heart? Well, that might be another matter…

This is book 8 of 9 in the Taming a Duke’s Heart series. These books are all suitable to be read as stand-alone reads. This is the second time that I have dipped into this series, having previously read and enjoyed book 5, Taming a Savage Gentleman.

Bar, Lord Barrett Maddox is trying to manage the family’s dukedom whilst his parents are in America, but the stack of paperwork is just growing and growing. In the meantime, he has put his plan to propose to Lady Elizabeth Anders on hold. He opens a letter dated 3 months ago from Miss Emily Mayweather to discover his father’s distant cousin, Vicar Mayweather had died leaving debts. He hasn’t spoken to Emily who he had a crush on, for about 5 years. A vicar’s daughter did not fit his vision of the future, but he can’t leave her to lose her cottage, so he sets off to Dover.

Meanwhile, 3 months having passed, Emily has made a plan to sell the cottage at auction the very next day and then seek herself a position. However there is a problem, her hateful cousin Reginald Crotchet has purchased several of her father’s debts and she now owes him £1000 or he will consider it a dowry to become his wife. She can’t let Bar know, in case he insists upon her marrying Reginald.

What will happen at the auction? Reginald has also turned up there. And should Emily consider Bar’s employment offer.

Taming a Defiant Duke is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.28 in Kindle format. This is a nice light romantic story.


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Make a Viscount Beg by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Make a Viscount Beg by Tammy Andresen to review.

Make a Viscount Beg by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

An unrepentant rogue and a desperate lady…

The Viscount of Averstone had made a bet that he would collect a kiss from Lady Adelaide Ducat. Chase didn’t have much honor, but when it came to chasing skirts, he kept his word. Besides, he’d learned long ago that had little else to offer a woman except for a few stolen kisses. But the longer he pursues the little minx, the more he can see that her brave façade hides real danger. Can he leave her to face it alone?

Lady Adelaide Ducat hated the Viscount of Averstone with a passion that sang in her blood. The man was a wretch, a rake, a rogue, and so annoying that she’d like to… well, she desperately wanted to… she ought to….kiss him until he begged for mercy. Wait. That wasn’t right. She’s got bigger problems to worry about, like what her scheming mother was planning or how she’s going to care for her dying father. She needs a husband to help her not a rogue who would only distract. So why can’t she stop thinking about how good his lips would taste?

Can a single kiss change their minds forever?

Make a Viscount Beg is the final book in the How to Reform a Rake series featuring the Ducat sisters, but also works well as a stand-alone read too.

However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free. It helps put later stories into context.

The story begins with Lady Adelaide Ducat telling Lord Charles Averstone (Chase) that she has no intention of ever kissing him. But he is still intent on collecting the kiss that he had bet on. Who will outmanoeuvre whom? And is there yet more danger pending?

Make a Viscount Beg is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.29 in Kindle format. Another nice short romantic read, which although part of a series, works fine as a stand-alone read too. And it brings the series to a satisfactory conclusion with an unexpected ending.

Here are the links to my reviews of the earlier books in this series.
How to Reform a Rake
Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him
Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs
Never Trust an Errant Earl
Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Rogue Scot by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Rogue Scot by Tammy Andresen to review.

Rogue Scot by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

His heart has been turned to stone…

After the death of his twin brother, Matthew Sinclair has no room in his life for love. Especially not for a spoiled little tart who thinks she is too good for him. Lady Bridget McDougal is half English and all snob. The woman can’t even manage to say thanks when he saves her life. Nor does she express any gratitude as he changes his plans to deliver her safely home. He can’t wait to drop the little princess off and be done with her forever.

Matthew Sinclair is a heathen and a rake, a degenerate and a lout. She’d keep going but why waste her breath? He does nothing but sneer and brood and act as though it was her fault their ship wrecked on rocks and his precious schedule was interrupted. Can she help it that she nearly died as her father shipped her off like an unwanted sack to her English relatives? She will be so glad when this entire ordeal is over.

Except when another storm hits with a vengeance, she can admit one thing. She’s safest when next to Matthew Sinclair. Would she be even more protected in his arms?

Rogue Scot is the fourth story in the Brethren of Stone series which I have been enjoying reading. It is set in the Scottish highlands in the late 1700’s.

The story starts with Captain Matt Sinclair and some of his crew rowing from their ship in a storm to rescue those in distress on another ship which has hit the rocks. But Lady Bridget McDougal won’t jump as she can’t swim, so Matt has to climb aboard and carry her off the sinking ship. Although she is glad to be rescued, Bridget’s first impression of Matt is dislike, as his look reminds her of her father who hated her, whilst Matt just thinks she is ungrateful.

Matt now has a dilemma. He has a shipment to deliver but what he is going to do with all the extra passengers including Bridget and Mary. He will have to take the two women back to Bridget’s father in North Berwick. But Bridget wants to continue her journey to London where her aunt will help her find a husband.

So where do we go from their first impressions of each other? And what happens when there is another storm?

Rogue Scot is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.28 in Kindle format. No surprise that this is yet another nice short romantic story from Tammy.

Here are the links to my reviews of the earlier titles in this series.
The Duke’s Scottish Lass
Scottish Devil
Wicked Laird
Kilted Sin


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight by Tammy Andresen to review.

Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

A bluestocking and a rake…

Lady Victoria Ducat has an orderly life filled with academic pursuits and the care of her ailing father. She has no use for a drunken rake like the Earl of Kissinger. Just because he is handsome, charming, and he makes her knees weak doesn’t mean she’s going to give up her principles. So what if Lord Kissinger looks at her the way no man has before? She’ll just ignore the heat in his gaze and the breathless want it brings. She had a plan and she’ll stick to it, which is a far sight better than getting her heart broken…isn’t it?

Kenneth Kissinger, known to his friends as Key, is happy living his life outside of polite society, drinking and gaming to his heart’s content. He has no use for debutantes and even less for a bluestocking and a wallflower like Lady Victoria. Except those plump lips call to him. Without a word, they promise sinful delights. Her actions speak as well, as she puts the needs of everyone in her family before her own. What would it be like to have the love of a woman like that?

But as fate, a bet, and family drama toss them together temptation becomes more difficult to deny. Can they resist temptation or will they share the kiss that has been foretold?

Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight is book 4 in the How to Reform a Rake series featuring the Ducat sisters, but works fine as a stand-alone read too.

However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free. It helps put later stories into context.

Lady Victoria Ducat has made a plan to remain unmarried and to look after her father who is sadly losing is mental faculties, leaving her sisters free from the responsibility. This will also allow her to continue with her academic pursuits studying nature. But should she collect just one kiss from Lord Kenneth Kissinger (Key) to have as a memory to look back on in spinsterhood, or is he too lacking?

Key doesn’t wish to kiss Victoria as he is too worried about the prospect of ending up married, but he can’t believe she finds him lacking. Women just fall at his feet. It almost makes him want to grab her and kiss her right now.

What a stand-off. Where will things progress?

Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.27 in Kindle format. As per usual, another nice short romantic read from Tammy, which although part of a series, works well as a stand-alone read too.

Here are the links to my reviews of the earlier books in this series.
How to Reform a Rake
Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him
Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs
Never Trust an Errant Earl


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Never Trust an Errant Earl by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Never Trust an Errant Earl by Tammy Andresen to review.

Never Trust an Errant Earl by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

A surly rake and a desperate lady…

Lady Cristina Ducat might not be as clever as her sisters, but she knows when action is required. Her mother seems set on arranging an unwanted marriage for Cristina, but Cristina has plans of her own. She’s got the perfect man all picked out. The problem? The Earl of Clearwood, Sirius Renwall, keeps getting in her way. Not only is Si annoying beyond measure with his dark and brooding demeanor, but he makes her heart beat in the most curious and exhilarating way.

Lady Cristina is a spoiled brat. Si wants nothing to do with her, or with the bet he made weeks ago that requires him to collect a kiss from her. So what if she’s stunningly beautiful? Who cares that she’s in trouble? Except…Si does care. For the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her brash façade hides a heart that loves fiercely. The question then becomes, is her love strong enough to fight back the demons that have plagued him since the last time he gave away his heart? Or is he destined to have his heart for the second and final time?

Never Trust an Errant Earl is book 3 in the How to Reform a Rake series featuring the Ducat sisters, but works fine as a stand-alone read too.

However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free. It helps put later stories into context.

The book starts with Si, Earl of Clearwood attempting to withdraw from a bet to kiss Lady Cristina Ducat whom he views as a spoilt princess when she interrupts her own sister’s wedding, having run away from home. Cristina is in love with Lord Hubert Jameson but her mother is trying to arrange a marriage for her with another man. Her sisters escort her back home before their mother realises her absence. Meanwhile Cristina arranges invitations to a social event, so they can meet Hubert. Si gets roped into attending too.

Cristina is not at all happy to see Si in the carriage, but as the evening progresses their views of each other start to improve. Where is this all heading? And who will Cristina marry?

Never Trust an Errant Earl is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.31 in Kindle format. Another nice short romantic read, which although part of a series, works fine as a stand-alone read too.

Here are the links to my reviews of the prequel and books 1 and 2 in this series.
How to Reform a Rake
Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him
Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs by Tammy Andresen to review.

Meddle in a Marquess's Affairs by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

Rakes make the worst husbands…

Not that Rex Baluster, the Marquess of Highwater would want her anyway. But when he arrived at Lady Camille Ducat’s door shot and near death, she didn’t hesitate to help him. She had no reputation to preserve after all. She’d given that up when she ended her engagement to another rake. And though her heart beat wildly every time she looked at Rex, she knew that to involve herself with such a man would only lead to heartache.

When the Duke of Longley asked him to help right a wrong, Rex agreed without question. He wasn’t like most lords, having grown up as a street urchin in London’s notorious Docklands. He talked best with his fists. Nor was he afraid when he was wounded. Somehow, Rex had always assumed his end would be as violent as his beginning. What he didn’t expect was for a beautiful angel with the gentlest touch he’s ever known to nurse him back to health. If only he were the type of man who could be a good husband to Lady Camille.

The more time Rex spends with Camille, however, the harder it is to deny his feelings. Can they put their pasts aside? Rakes, after all, make the BEST husbands.

Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs is book 2 in the How to Reform a Rake series featuring the Ducat sisters, but works fine as a stand-alone read too.

However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free. It helps put later stories into context.

The story starts with Rex, Marquess of Highwater getting shot in the stomach by Lord Michael Ralston, Lady Camille Ducat’s ex-fiancé. Camille, with her reputation already in tatters since the end of her engagement, insists on nursing Rex back to health herself, against all advice. However Rex is still a rake, even if seriously injured. Where will this all head?

Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.28 in Kindle format. Once again, Tammy delivers another nice short romantic story.

Here are the links to my reviews of the prequel and book 1 in this series.
How to Reform a Rake
Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Kilted Sin by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Kilted Sin by Tammy Andresen to review.

Kilted Sin by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

All’s fair in love and war. Now they just have to decide which this is…

Laird William Sinclair is a good man. Like all his brothers he helps those around him, takes care of the less fortunate. So why does Gemma McClaren think she can take advantage of his kind nature and just ride off? He’s good but he isn’t a saint. And he’s certainly not above teaching that tricky little imp a lesson she’ll never forget.

Gemma McLaren has learned the hard way that men are scum. She won’t ever fall prey to one again. Yet, even she feels a little guilty when she steals a handsome laird’s money and horse. He hadn’t actually done a thing to harm her…yet. Her guilt quickly evaporates when he tracks her down with two small children in tow and demands she repay him by becoming nanny to the children. If she doesn’t, he’ll report her to the authorities.

What choice does she have? Except Gemma hasn’t the first clue how to care for children or handle a very large and angry laird. And honestly, she didn’t’ come to the Highlands to play with wee bairns no matter how cute. Nor does she want to notice how her heartbeat quickens every time Will steps into the room. She’s got a debt to settle and a life to reclaim.

Kilted Sin is the third story in the Brethren of Stone series which I have been reading. It is set in the Scottish highlands in the late 1700’s. And I have to say, this is the first one which I feel Tammy can actually justify her usual style of cover design showing Laird William’s bare torso.

This is because it starts with Will stripping off, about to take a swim in the loch when a strange female turns up cheekily calling out “I didn’t expect to see the moon so early in the day”. He manages to grab his shirt as she approaches nearer. She is very saucy, mesmerising him with her words and touch, before she pushes him backwards into the loch. By the time he has the water out of his eyes, he sees her riding away on his horse, holding onto his trousers, which contained all the money he had left. Personally I was surprised it was trousers, not a kilt. All that remains for modesty to walk home, is a sopping wet shirt and his boots.

So that was our introduction to Gemma McLaren, a widow who has come to Aberdeen from Kirkaldy in order to claim her inheritance from her late husband Sean who had abandoned her 3 years ago.

Meanwhile Will arrives home to find 2 very young orphans, Fiona and Ewan have been dropped at his door. They don’t want him to send them back to the orphanage. What a day!

So how will things turn out, when Will next encounters thief Gemma? What will happen to Fiona and Ewan? And what is Gemma’s inheritance?

Kilted Sin is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.31 in Kindle format. Yet another nice short romantic story from Tammy.

Here are the links to my reviews of the prequel and books 1 and 2 in this series.
The Duke’s Scottish Lass
Scottish Devil
Wicked Laird


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him by Tammy Andresen to review.

Don't Tell a Duke You Love Him by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

He was too dangerous to be denied…

The Duke of Longley was a rake and should be left well enough alone. At least that is what Lady Lily Ducat’s mother continually said. As far as Lily could tell, she was correct. His Grace had a devilish air about him and a brooding silence that no debutante should attempt to tame and certainly not grow an affection for. He was too much man and beyond redemption. Except once they are tossed together after a winter storm, she is dangerously close to declaring her love because in the dark of night, he was all Lily could see.

Maximillian Masters learned long ago to stay far away from dewy eyed maidens. He was too cynical, too experienced, and much too adverse to marriage for such a lady. Which is why he must never see the lovely Lily again no matter what some ridiculous gypsy predicted. Except, when he is stranded and at the mercy of winter, Lily is there and the more he sees her, the harder it is to deny temptation.

This is a standalone romance but is part of a five book series with a prologue:

How to Reform a Rake
Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him
Meddle in a Marquess’s Affairs
Never Trust an Errant Earl
Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight
Make a Viscount Beg

This is the first main title in the “How to Reform a Rake” Regency series and I received it at the same time as the introductory novella, so having had my appetite whet, I was very pleased to be able to read it immediately afterwards.

The book starts with Max, the Duke of Longley parting on bad terms with his four best friends after a night with the fortune teller. He is fuming because they have inveigled him into a bet to claim a kiss from innocent Lily Ducat. He vows to avoid her. But his carriage gets stuck in the snow again, this time outside the Mayfield Canterbury estate, where lo and behold half the Ducat family are staying for Christmas, including Lily.

He is forced to stay, so ends up accompanying them all to fell a Christmas tree. But Lily falls into a stream, hidden under the snow. Max rescues her. Meanwhile Lily’s mother is eying him up, with another of Lily’s sisters in mind. Where will this all end?

Don’t Tell a Duke You Love Him is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.33 in Kindle format. A nice short romantic read, which although part of a series, works fine as a stand-alone read too.

However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free.


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

How to Reform a Rake by Tammy Andresen

I have received a free e-copy of the book How to Reform a Rake by Tammy Andresen to review.

How to Reform a Rake by Tammy Andresen

Here is the book blurb.

Five rakes and a brothel…

A rogue’s reform can have the most unlikely beginning. When a duke and his friends are forced to stay at the only available accommodations in a snow covered Canterbury, their lives take a dramatic turn. A gypsy convinces them to tempt fate and enter a bet.
The terms? They must each collect a kiss from one lady of worth. What could be the harm in that? After all, once a rake always a rake. Right? The trouble is, these ladies have rules and plans of their own.
How to Reform a Rake is a short prologue. Find out how fate ensares the Duke of Longley, the Marquess of Highwater, the Earl of Kissinger, the Earl of Clearwood, and the Viscount of Averstone in this five book series.

This is a very short novella to introduce the new “How to Reform a Rake” Regency series by Tammy and best of all, you can get it totally free.

The story begins with five inebriated friends deciding they are going to spend Christmas together in Dover. They set off with hangovers the next morning, but due to the weather only get as far as Canterbury that day. All the inns are full, so they decide to stay overnight at the brothel. There they enter a pact with gypsy Vadoma to each collect a kiss from a Ducat sister based on a deck of cards.

How to Reform a Rake is available on Amazon, currently for free. I read this in less than 30 minutes. It is just a very short taster, setting the scene to whet your appetite and leave you wanting to read the series.


About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.