Review: Fable by Adrienne Young

Fable by Adrienne Young
Fable
Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Series or Standalone: Fable #1
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 3 Stars

MY REVIEW

I picked up Fable as I was constantly seeing it talked about over on bookstagram. Given it was so hyped up, I went into this with pretty high expectations. Hype can be a problem as a book has to be amazing to live up to it. Unfortunately with this book, I don’t think it lived up to the hype. 

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Review: Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare

Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare
Twice Tempted by a Rogue
Tessa Dare
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
Series or Standalone: Stud Club #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 3 Stars

MY REVIEW

Twice Tempted by a Rogue is book two in Tessa Dare’s Stud Club series. While I liked this one, I didn’t find the story all that memorable afterward. However, I am liking this series and characters a lot more than the Wanton Dairymaid series, Dare’s first series.

Note this book does contain descriptions of physical/mental abuse, discussion of suicidal tendencies and forced prositution so it might not be for everyone. 

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Review: One Dance With a Duke by Tessa Dare

One Dance With a Duke by Tessa Dare
One Dance With a Duke
Tessa Dare
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Series or Standalone: Stud Club #1
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4 Stars

MY REVIEW

One Dance With a Duke kicks off Tessa Dare’s second series, The Stud Club. Before the “But Do The Bang?” Tessa Dare readalong, I had never read this series or the Wanton Dairymaid series. After not really enjoying the Wanton Dairymaid series, I was a bit hesitant about her second series despite being a fan of everything she’s published since Spindle Cove. However, this book felt so much more like the Tessa Dare books I know and love! It felt like a full 180 from her first series.

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ARC Review: A Scot to the Heart by Caroline Linden

A Scot to the Heart by Caroline Linden
A Scot to the Heart
by Caroline Linden
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 29, 2021
Series or Standalone: Desperately Seeking Duke #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 3.5 Stars

MY REVIEW

I have to say, I wasn’t sure what I was going to get with A Scot to the Heart. I liked the first book in the Desperately Seeking Duke series, About a Rogue, but I didn’t love it and the story wasn’t particularly memorable. However, A Scot to the Heart was a delightful story that I felt I instantly connected to and ended up really loving!

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Review: A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare

A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare
A Lady of Persuasion
Tessa Dare
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Series or Standalone: The Wanton Dairymaid Series
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 3 Stars

MY REVIEW

And that’s a wrap on the Wanton Dairymaid series! I can safely say, I’m glad to be done with this series as it was not my favorite. A Lady of Persuasion was better than the second book in the series, but not something I can see myself going back to read. 

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Review: Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare

Surrender of a Siren
By Tessa Dare
Publisher:Ballantine Books
Publication Date: August 25, 2009
Series or Standalone:The Wanton Dairymaid #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:1.5 Stars

MY REVIEW

I’m a big Tessa Dare fan and I don’t think I’ve ever disliked any of her books…until this one came along. I wanted to like it. I truly did. But Surrender of Siren just did not do it for me.

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Review: Dukes Are Forever by Bec McMaster

Cover of Dukes Are Forever by Bec McMaster
Dukes Are Forever
By Bec McMaster
Publisher:Lochaber Press
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Series or Standalone:London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads

Rating: 4 Stars

MY REVIEW

It’s hard to believe it, but here we are at the end of the London Steampunk: Blue Blood Conspiracy series. Yes, I know there is a short novella afterwards, but Dukes Are Forever is the last full book in the series and I’m having a hard time saying goodbye. What a stunning conclusion!

Warning: there are a few spoilers ahead for the earlier books in this series!

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Review: You Only Love Twice by Bec McMaster

Cover of You Only Love Twice by Bec McMaster
You Only Love Twice
Bec McMaster
Publisher:Lochaber Press
Publication Date: August 14, 2018
Series or Standalone: London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


MY REVIEW

Ever since we met Gemma in Mission: Improper, I was dying to get to her book. She’s one of the few truly new characters introduced in this series and I loved her from the first time we met her. A former assassin, turned spy who can kick some serious butt? Sign me right up.

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Review: The Mech Who Loved Me by Bec McMaster

Cover for The Mech Who Loved Me by Bec McMaster featuring a blonde woman in a pale pink dress holding a notebook and a man with dark hair and a metal arm in a vest and shirt. Big ben and a bridge is in the background
The Mech Who Loved Me
By Bec McMaster
Publisher: Lochaber Press
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Series or Standalone:London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4 Stars

MY REVIEW

I am so addicted to this series! When I saw the library didn’t have this book available immediately after I finished Mission: Improper, I did what any sensible person would do. I bought the ebook box set for the whole series.

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Review: Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster

Cover of Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster
Mission: Improper
By Bec McMaster
Publisher: Lochaber Press
Publication Date: August 11, 2016
Series or Standalone: London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #1
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

When I found out there was a spinoff series to the London Steampunk series, I was excited yet also nervous. I loved the London Steampunk series so much – would the spinoff live up to my expectations? After reading Mission: Improper I think it is safe to say it the series will – and it might even surpass those expectations.

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