Updated: Nov 15


A charming love story that stands out from other historical romances. This is an unusual story of a family that is very uncommon for the times they live in and how they live their lives within societies bounds.

The main heroine Samantha cracks me up in a good way. This woman is very feisty and certainly does want to do things that push the bounds of society and could cause the downfall of her whole family. But I enjoyed what she did because it opened Eli to another type of life than what he was used to with his grandfather.

Eli on the other hand grew the most from his interaction with Samantha. He learned to open himself up and laugh again. The lessons he taught Samantha were lessons all of us could use in our lives at one time or another. Also, his character is stellar without coming across as soft sided.

Secondary characters, White’s betting book and the men who signed the bet adds the needed spark to this story to keep it more entertaining. I will be interested in reading the next book to the series as Samantha’s who family is very entertaining and interesting.

I give this book 4 STARS and recommend it for anyone who wants a very enjoyable read.

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The author Rhenna Morgan starts this new Haven Brotherhood series with a dramatic opening exciting this reader with the introduction of the very hot and sexy Jace Kennedy along with his equally sexy brothers. Not to leave the women out she created a strong memorable leading lady who though very strong willed has a hidden soft heart.

Vivienne starts off as a power house in a suit and I enjoyed Jace’s influence on loosening her up as the story advances. How the author creates this scenario is priceless and I know the readers will enjoy this book as much as I did. There are times in the book that I felt the author needed to expand on Vivienne’s tough facade in certain situations but it doesn’t distract from the storyline.

Jace’s character felt just about right in his toughness, mystic and his vulnerability. He added the push needed to open up Vivienne’s personality and the strength for her to deal with her sister.

The storyline for me has a feeling of a MC genre but more complex and exciting. There is still some hidden mystery for me as to what these men are truly involved in but I love how close their family is and how they fight to keep it sacred. I look forward to the author expanding this series and allowing the reader to feel the richness of these men and the women they come to love. I also hope that a book on redemption for Vivienne’s sister Callie will be part of this series. I think there is a worthy story behind her screw ups.

I give this 4 STARS and look forward to more books to this series.

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Intrigue and romance make a great couple in this fast-paced historical romance by author Meredith Duran. The plot is intricate, filled with twists and turns as well as deep-seated emotions to keep the reader on the edge of their seats.

Crispin is not a nice man…at least that is what he wants us to believe. HIs character is complex and at times heart breaking. I liked him from page one when he was at his worst and as he changed it turned into love for who he was becoming.

Jane hides a warrior inside her reserved demeanor and watching her unravel into the real Jane was a treat. I liked her take control personality and how she treated Crispin throughout the book. She definitely got my attention from the start with her needlepoint scene and later when she had a heated talk with his family.

This book caused the engagement of all my emotions. I was fearful, angry, sad, hopeful and even cried in many of the scenes in this book. It has some truly dynamic scenes where the reader will see glimpses of Crispin’s past life and how it affects him and caused him to be the man he was in the present time.

I give it 5 STARS.

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