I'm sorry to see this series end, but at least it ends on with a good book. I love Samantha Grace's writing style and hope her next series will be jusI'm sorry to see this series end, but at least it ends on with a good book. I love Samantha Grace's writing style and hope her next series will be just as good, if not better, then this one. Her writing brings to life the beautiful English countryside and the lush life lived by the characters she fleshes out.
Lady Vivian Worth is my favorite kind of heroine. She rides astride, shoots firearms, goes swimming and reads scandalous books. She's the exact type of girl I would want to be friends with. Luke Forest is, as Vivian points out, perfectly imperfect. Even though he's a duke he doesn't act as one and takes a quick liking to Vivian. They made a cute happy couple.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book and think anyone who likes the historical romance genre will love it. You don't have to read the books in this series in order to read this one, but in order to experience the full impact of the stories I would suggest you do....more
Well, this was definitely the most emotional book of the series. It was like riding a roller coaster with Poppy and Winston. They were so good togetheWell, this was definitely the most emotional book of the series. It was like riding a roller coaster with Poppy and Winston. They were so good together through the first two books then the attack happened to Winston and it tore them apart. I was glad to see that they could work through all the drama and half-truths and figure out what their relationship really meant to each other. This is a really good series and I can't wait to see where it's headed with the addition of the new person the sisters just found out about. Recommend this book, but to get the full impact of the story it should be read in order....more
This was the second book in a series set in London in the 1880's about a group of unusual sisters. I read the first book and was instantly taken in byThis was the second book in a series set in London in the 1880's about a group of unusual sisters. I read the first book and was instantly taken in by the world that was created so when I saw Netgalley had the second one up I was so excited to read it.
This book was about Daisy, the middle sister, who has recently finished her period of mourning for her much older husband. She was looking for a bit of excitement at a friend's party and ends up in a mess she wasn't ready for and a man she wasn't expecting. Ian helps her after her attack and decides that keeping her safe has become the most important thing to him. Too bad she doesn't make it easy on him.
I loved this book and all the characters in it. We were introduced to a new type of supernatural, Ghost-in-the-Machine, and of course revisited a few from the last book. I loved the romance between Daisy and Ian and all the action (in and out of the carriage) was top-notch. I also liked the little peek into the relationship of Winston and Poppy and am eagerly waiting on their book. ...more
This isn't the typical historical romance, that's for sure which is a good thing. First off we have Jonas Merrick, who is described as not a very goodThis isn't the typical historical romance, that's for sure which is a good thing. First off we have Jonas Merrick, who is described as not a very good looking man with scars on his face making him even uglier to the members of the ton. But they don't accept him anyway considering he was born a bastard. Then there's Sidonie, a lovely girl who gets caught up in her sister's gambling debt to Jonas. That's some sisterly love for you because I don't think I could've stepped in for a week of who-knows-what to cover debts with a man who is so feared.
I really liked the story and loved that it was a different take on the genre. There weren't that many characters, but the ones that were in the book were really great. We met two friends of Merrick's that were considered bastards also and I can't wait to see how their stories will play out. This was a great start to a new series that I definitely will be looking forward to reading....more
So the reason for the 5 star rating is because this was a completely different approach to the historical romance genre. Instead of the young girl makSo the reason for the 5 star rating is because this was a completely different approach to the historical romance genre. Instead of the young girl making her entrance into the ton and being seduced/bartered off/caught with the rake of the ton this book changed it up by having the lead female being a well-known courtesan of the ton and the male lead was a man with little experience with that type of woman. Of course the two get thrown together by a series of small misfortunes by which without we'd have no book.
I really liked both MCs and thought they made a really good match. Juliette is exactly what Will needed to shake-up his very structured life. With her he found a partner to stand up to him, brighten up his day and love him unconditionally. She found the stability she needed and the promise of a family she craved. I also liked the secondary characters and can't wait to read their stories.
Anyone who loves historical romance knows Ms. Galen and knows she can write one hell of a book and this new series is no exception. Give it a try...you'll be glad you did. ...more
I think this one is my favorite of the series so far. The change of scenery from Texas ranches to the Colorado gold mines was a nice touch. ConsiderinI think this one is my favorite of the series so far. The change of scenery from Texas ranches to the Colorado gold mines was a nice touch. Considering the last two books of the series were pretty much the same plot this one was like a breath of fresh air. Pete really got on my nerves though so hopefully his book, which is next, we'll find him lighten up a little. I think Pearl was the perfect choice for Sean and I'm glad he got his HEA. ...more
I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I started this book, but I am so happy I read it. It was a fresh approach to the paranormal genre. It kept meI wasn't sure what I was expecting when I started this book, but I am so happy I read it. It was a fresh approach to the paranormal genre. It kept me guessing through the whole book and drove me a little crazy cause I wanted more clues about what was under the mask! Every time I thought I had it figured out some little clue would change my mind.
Miranda Ellis is afflicted with the gift of fire, though it's an unstable gift that caused the downfall of her family's fortune. Forced to marry a man she knows only by the rumors that are spread throughout London, she's not sure what to think of the masked man. Lord Benjamin Archer on the other hand is very taken by Miranda and has been for a number of years. The two must learn to live together and soon find friendship is easy, it's the other emotions that are hard to deal with. Add in a secret cult, the murders of old friends and one mysterious woman and this book is a great start to a new series that I can't wait to read more of....more