22664678Heroine: Isabelle Rochon thought this reenactment ball would be spectacular. She did the research, came dressed in a period-correct gown, and finds the evening less than enchanting. The women are dressed slutty, the dancing is a boor, the lights too bright, and her coworker crush turns out to be an ass. Where’s the magic? Clearly her expectation for the evening were to high, but wouldn’t this ball have been just the thing in the past? Sigh.

Hero: Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount, espies the lovely Isabelle Rochon in her exquisitely French and modish attire and is intrigued. He’s in luck that she’s talking to his cousin so he can finagle an introduction. She’s a delightful distraction and he rues his growing reputation because he feels it precludes him from pursuing her… but then he strikes on just the thing… she can be part of his scheme for revenge on the men involved in his sister’s ruination.

Review: Lord Montagu is the kind of perfectly charming and sincere man Isabelle has been looking for – but when she finally realizes what happened and that she’s back in time she’s heartbroken because she can’t have him. She takes his cousin in her confidence and shows off her phone (and calculator app) to prove her story… but alas the battery dies before she can show him (when she’s ready to trust him… after all Bedlam is not a nice place she hears).

Pro: A focus on the progress of the times – it wasn’t all balls and parades in the park, there was also science and differential engines, and flying mechanical horses (that didn’t work).

Con: The heroine was too hesitant to snap the hero up… Lord Montagu would have been whisked off his feet before he had a chance to rise up from his bow. ;)

One of the best time travel romances I’ve read. Definitely recommend.

Rating: ★★★★½

Buy: Must Love Breeches: A Time Travel Romance (Must Love Series Book 1)

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Strollers & Stilettos CoverBook Summary:

What happens when real life gets in the way of Happily Ever After?

Chronic list-making, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux Westhorpe, envisioned a fairytale ending once she married hotel magnate, Alec Westhorpe—complete with a steamy, extended honeymoon and an eventual family.  What she didn’t expect was a baby on their doorstep and a family-phobic husband.

When reformed playboy, Alec Danthers Westhorpe, married the woman of his dreams, he thought he’d finally found peace. But a long-hidden secret threatens to jeopardize what he holds most dear.

Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

Excerpt:

Jaya blew a strand of hair out of her eyes.  “You’d think it would be easier to find a nanny.  It’s not.  You should have seen the big-boobed husband-stealer that strolled on in here today though.  Low cut top, tight skirt.  Looking around, admiring my ring.” She shook her head. “She’s delusional if she thinks I’m hiring her.”

“I thought you trusted Alec,” Micha teased.

“I do. But I also know some single white female shit when I see it.”

Micha tsked. “Language, Jai. We have an impressionable baby in the room.”

Jaya smirked as she flipped her off.

Ricca asked, “So how is Alec adjusting?”

“If by ‘adjusting’ you mean never actually touching or holding the baby, then really well.”

Micha raised a brow. “So I guess it’s safe to say he’s not changing diapers?”

“Yeah, no.”

Micha slid her a glance. “Okay, real talk?”

Jaya groaned. When Micha said real talk, it usually meant Jaya wasn’t going to like what her friend had to say. “Shoot.”

“Now, remember I’m on your side, and what you believe, I’ll have my fiancé investigate, but you have to admit it’s probably alarming for Alec to find this baby on his doorstep who looks a lot like him. Down to the chin and the eyes.”

“Yeah well, she also looks like Max too,” Jaya said stubbornly.

Ricca nodded. “True. It’s possible.”

“Or,” Jaya added with more confidence, “this is some elaborate scam for money as the extortion note would suggest. She’s not his.”

Micha sighed. “Okay, look, the real question here is if you think he was capable of sleeping with anyone while you guys were apart.  I mean, have you guys talked about it?”

Jaya tried to suppress the shiver of doubt that rolled down her spine. “I—we—look Alec didn’t.”

Micha shook her head. “Wait, he said he didn’t or you inferred he didn’t? Because those are two separate things.”

This was the last conversation Jaya wanted to have right now. “He doesn’t’ remember, okay? And it doesn’t matter to me. We’re together now.  We weren’t then. Anything that may or may not have happened is long over.”

Micha crossed her arms. “Except the evidence of what may or may not have happened is living in your spare room. You need a definitive answer. The Jaya Trudeaux I know doesn’t bury her head in the sand.”

Jaya and Ricca stared at her.

Micha laughed.  “Yeah okay, maybe a little. But I think you guys should at the very least do a paternity test.”

“For your information, we are. But it’s to definitively exclude him. Even if he did sleep with someone, there’s no way he’d do it without a condom. Besides, I believe he didn’t sleep with anyone.”

Ricca took her hand. “Yes, sweetie, but wanting something to be true isn’t the same as making it true. I’m inclined to believe him because I saw him when he came back for you.  That was a man on a mission, determined to have the woman he loved back. But you can’t discount the possibility.”

They had a point.  It could be a possibility, yet every time she thought about the idea of him sleeping with someone else, it made her vaguely ill.  But she also knew him. Even if they had been apart and he had been with someone else, he wouldn’t have been careless. Not after his childhood.

“I hear what you guys are trying to say. And I appreciate the concern. But I know him.”

She only hoped she was right.

NanaMaloneAbout the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana meantime works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

Nana is the author of 20 novels. And the books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

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Giveaway Details

Nana will be giving away a digital copy of Sexy in Stilettos, the first book in her In Stilettos series.

Sexy in Stilettos CoverBook Summary for Sexy in Stilettos: 

What’s worse than having to watch your sister marry your ex fiancé? How about when that fiancé fires you from the family business?

Hyper-organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. It’s a strategy that’s served her well until she finds herself in failure alley with no fiancé, no job and her thirtieth birthday looming. Maybe it’s time to change her methods. Starting with an unlikely date to the wedding from hell.

The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is his formidable step mother. When she calls him home to help find his wayward brother, he never imagines an uptight, list making, sass-talking woman would make him think about putting down roots.

Can Jaya put the lists down long enough to enjoy the ride that is Alec? Will Alec stop running long enough to recognize true love?

Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

Buy: Sexy in Stilettos

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