Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2019

Blurb Reveal: The Wrong Gentleman by Louise Bay

Release Date: February 19th

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I’m an all-or-nothing man—100 percent focused on whatever has my attention.

First it was serving my country in the Special Forces. Then it was building my business. Right now it’s the hot blonde at the bar who’s about to become another notch on my bedpost.

But women never keep my attention for more than a night.

Until I peel off Skylar Anderson’s clothes and her mask starts to crumble, showing me glimpses of the girl she’s hiding. She’s funny, sexy and vulnerable and throws me out of bed before I can catch my breath and suggest breakfast.

When I start my last undercover job on a yacht, turns out, she’s one of the crew. I try, but I can’t look away.

Her high ponytail shows off her kissable neck that tastes like summer.

Her short uniform reveals the killer legs that were wrapped around me last night.

And her provocative smile? I know what that mouth is capable of.

I want to explore her body, discover her secrets and sail off into the sunset with her.

I might want to go all in for Skylar, but she should stay away from me. I’ve got secrets of my own and they can only bring her trouble.


Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2019

Blog Tour: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart #CatastropheQueen


 Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart



One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters...

Catastrophe Queen, an all-new hilarious office romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!

It’s not you. It’s me.
No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.
Everything I touch turns to cr*p. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my s*x-mad parents. Yay, me!
Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.
On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.
Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.
Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.
Or is it?


Where to start....? 

You know the kind of book that not just keeps you up at night but when you finally reach the last page, you realize that your face feels a bit funny because you haven't stopped smiling the whole time? That's what this book did to me. I loved it. I really loved it, every single page of it. Even afterward I couldn't stop smiling because I kept thinking of Mallory and Cameron. Okay, there were also times when I laughed out loud so perhaps you shouldn't read it in public...on second thought: Don't read it in public, some people might also find your permanent smile a bit scary.

Mallory and Cameron were wonderful and authentic characters and the sparks, oh my...this was so sweet and funny. And I loved that I never ever felt as if one of them was taking advantage of the other one, both were always looking out for the other one and I loved their verbal sparring. I laughed so much ... Oh, and don't forget Mallory's family! Sure, Cameron's family was nice and open-minded and great but Mallory's... Geez...they cracked me up...those discussions? Every one of them is a character that you won't forget easily and despite their being somewhat intrusive and getting on everyone's nerves (in the case of Mallory's Aunt Grayce and her grandfather) you just have to love them. Most times. Ah, well, I forgot...her parents and last I found a briliant explanation why someone would need Alexa, right?

I laughed a lot, I smiled constantly and I definitely know that I will read and re-read this book many, many times . It's charming, and funny and I loved it.

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I took my coffee from the counter and scanned the room for an empty table. There wasn’t one, which killed my chances of wasting more time before I went home.
With a sigh, I checked my phone for the time and headed for the door. I was going to end up at home earlier than I’d planned, and I needed to check with my mom to make sure there wasn’t anything kinky happening somewhere in the house.
I’d considered bleaching my eyes enough in the last few weeks, thank you.
I was fairly sure I was safe because my grandfather and great aunt were coming to stay to celebrate Grandpa’s eightieth birthday. It was still a miracle my exhibitionist mother shared DNA with either of them. Unlike her, they were reserved, polite, and didn’t flash their flesh in the hopes of getting out of a speeding ticket.
Really, it was no wonder I was a walking disaster.
I pulled up my messages and clicked on my mom’s name. My thumb was poised to type the burning question of whether or not it was safe to come home when I glanced up.
And saw the car screeching to a stop, mere inches from me.
I screamed and stepped back. My heel caught on the curb, sending me toppling backward, and both my coffee and phone went flying. My cup slammed against the sidewalk, splattering hot liquid everywhere right as I managed to save my phone from certain death by concrete.
My heart was beating so fast it should have exploded, and adrenaline raced through my veins. I gripped my phone against me so tightly that the edges pressed painfully into my skin.
Oh my God.
I’d just almost died.
Maybe slightly dramatic, but I probably wasn’t far wrong. I didn’t even know I’d stepped into the road. When had that happened? Had I really been in that deep into my own little world that I hadn’t even checked for traffic?
Dear God.
How was I still alive?
The back door to the sleek, black car that somehow hadn’t run me over swung open. From my vantage position on the sidewalk, the first thing I saw was a pair of shiny, black shoes attached to legs wearing perfectly-pressed, light gray dress pants.
I dragged my gaze up from the feet, over the door of the perfectly clean car, and stared at the most beautiful man known to humankind.
Thick, dark, wavy hair covered his head, curling over his ears. Lashes the same dark shade of brown framed impossibly bright-blue eyes that regarded me with a mixture of shock and concern, and my ovaries about exploded when he rubbed a large hand over full pink lips and a stubbled, strong jaw.
Miss—I’m so sorry. Are you okay?”
Scrambling to my feet as he approached me, I tugged down the leg of my pants and grabbed my pursed. “Yes. I mean—it was my fault. I wasn’t paying attention. I’m sorry.”
He let go of the car door, showing broad shoulders and just how well that gray suit was tailored to him, and picked up my coffee cup. “All the same, I think we can share blame. Are you sure you’re not hurt?”
Just my dignity, and by this point, I was running low on it anyway.
I shifted, taking a step back. “I’m fine, really. Thank you.”
Can I replace your coffee? Give you a ride anyway to apologize?” His expression was so earnest, his concern so genuine that I almost gave in.
I had almost walked into the front of his car, then proceeded to embarrass myself in front of everyone on the street.
No, no, it’s fine. I’m not far from home.” I clutched my phone and purse straps a little harder. “Again, thank you, but I should be going.”
He nodded as if he understood. “Uh, miss? Did you drop something there?”
My eyes followed the direction Mr. Dreamboat was pointing. On the side of the road, tucked against the curb, was a pair of white, cotton panties with flamingos on them.
My white, cotton panties with flamingos on them.
Swallowing, I met his bright eyes and shook my head. Dear God, please don’t let me blush. “No. I’ve never seen them before.” I backed up a little more. “Thank you for not running me over.”
Mr. Dreamboat grinned, his eyes brightening with his smile. “I’d never be able to forgive myself if I’d been responsible for running over someone as beautiful as you.” He glanced toward my panties, then winked at me.
There was no doubting that I was blushing this time around.
You could fry eggs on my cheeks.
So I did the only thing any self-respecting, twenty-five-year-old woman who’d just almost      been run over, tripped, and dropped her dirty panties could do.
I ran.
But only like two blocks, because I was in heels, and I had the fitness levels of a hippo.
Then I grabbed a cab.

Montag, 28. Januar 2019

Secret Nights by A.M. Hargrove #SecretNights

 Surprise Release!



*Please note: This book was previously published as Dirty Nights, The Novel. The title and cover have been changed and the novel itself has undergone updating and editing.
They both had secrets dirty enough to tear them apart …

What started out with a mysterious stranger saving me from a horrific fate,
turned into a beautiful affair with a man covered in scars he wouldn’t acknowledge.
Reese’s perfection was marred by hidden shadows behind his gorgeous blue eyes.
I was desperate to learn what had caused him so much pain.
How could I intrude on his secrets when I had plenty of my own?
Only my story was so ugly, it was buried deep, and I had no desire to reveal it.
Discarded like trash by my father and left with my druggie mom, I was forced into things no one should have to bear.
But I learned to survive.
In Reese, I found ways to overcome the pain in the warmth of his bed.
Every night, my body and soul screamed for more.
I’d return and share things I’d never shared with any other man.
I feared if he ever discovered the real me, I’d be out of his life faster than a speeding bullet.
Shame forced me into silence, knowing this fairy tale wouldn't last.
But I was in too deep to let go.
When that tragic day came and he discovered my truths, he also learned something else … that I was a survivor and I’d fight for what I wanted.

This is a full-length, stand alone, new adult contemporary romance USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Hargrove. 

This book made me cry and I was shocked and I .....okay, let's start at the beginning... This book is set in the world of the West brothers, though we don't meet any of them only friends of Pearson's. Like Pearson's story, this one is about drugs and addiction and abuse and it's not pretty, believe me. When we meet Reese and Skylar both of them are in a pretty bad place. Both of them will have to fight hard - and they'll have to trust people in order to get their lives back on track.

Skylar, well, her life definitely hasn't been easy and when things started to look better for her, I was so happy...and then I was devastated and ... well... It wasn't easy for Reese to come to terms with everything that had happened but love conquers all and everything. I really loved those two together. Yes, their chemistry was amazing but also apart from that they were good together and supported each other and learned to love unconditionally.

Skylar's parents made me so furious, how anybody can do that to his child... I'll never understand it and my heart broke for all the Skylars out there who never had a chance.
I was a bit irritated by the rather unprofessional behavior of their psychotherapist but despite that, I really loved this book.


Sonntag, 27. Januar 2019

A Cowboy and a Promise by Pam Crooks

 A Cowboy and a Promise by Pam Crooks


In general, I really enjoyed reading this story about Ava and Beau, the city girl and the cowboy who find love and happiness together. 

A promise she made to her dying friend brought Ava right to the middle of nowhere in Texas where she is supposed to finish her friend's project. While she is trying to find her way around the farm, building a very special resort, she gets to know her hosts' three sons. Even though Beau and Ava lock horns over her work right from the beginning, they start to care for each other. Their chemistry is off the charts and I really enjoyed every moment with them - up to the point where it started to feel rushed. You knew that they were in love but they were still getting there. At least that's what I thought and then - came the first declaration. Sure, they didn't have much time left due to Ava's impending departure but it felt too early anyway.  

Some action, lots of romance and very likable characters - I really liked this book and will definitely read other books by the author as well.


Samstag, 26. Januar 2019

Lock 'N' Load (Federal K-9 #1) by Tee O'Fallon


Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon...

CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t dare act on his attraction. He’s a loner and always will be. Keeping away from Trista is a must-do directive. Until he doesn’t have a choice...

During a routine assignment, Trista stumbles across a cryptic exchange. She doesn’t think much of it...until someone tries to murder her—twice. Both times, Matt had been there to save her. But now she has to hide. And her new bodyguard, Matt, and his K-9 are the only hope she has against the powerful forces that want her dead.

Somehow this book had been on my reader for some time now and I missed it... Unbelievable but what a pleasant surprise now, when I stumbled upon it and was drawn in from the first page on.
I have soft spot for all books K9 related because...well, I love the action and I love dogs and I love well-written romantic suspense and this book has it all in abundance! What a ride it was!

Computer-genius Trista's life is about to be turned upside down when a couple of spies and agents are out, trying to kill her and she has to rely on a K9 -Officer and his partner to keep her safe. And she definitely is no dog person, really, she is much more of a cat person but with everything that's going down, this might be the least of her worries ...
Matt has his hands full trying to keep his little genius safe because petite she may be but she is not the type to give in and wait for things to happen. Nope, Definitely not. She is more of a hands-on-go-for-it kind of woman, no matter what the risk.
Apart from this whole thing with agents and spies and so on trying to kill the woman he has fallen for (hard), Matt also has some demons of his own to fight. Sometimes even the strongest might need some help - and when the price is the woman you love, well, this is something worth fighting for, right?

Captivating, full of action with many twists and turns, this is another amazing book by Tee O'Fallon!


Freitag, 25. Januar 2019

The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley, #1) by Devney Perry


One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.

Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.

Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

I think, the fact that since I've read this book on the 22nd and today, the 24th, I'm almost done with the third book in this series, might be some indication whether I liked the book or not. Maybe.
As much as I liked Tattered, the first book in Devney Perry's Lark Cove series, it was The Coppersmith Farmhouse that made me fall for her books, completely and absolutely.

Despite the fact that Jess' manner of running roughshot over Gigi and his attitude whenever she doesn't agree with his decisions (usually when it comes to her jouse, her life, her place, her...everything) really made me mad, the fact that you could feel how much he wanted to be with her and how much she meant to him, made me grit my teeth, grumble and read on.

Gigi- or rather Georgia is so charming and sweet and has such a loving, bubbly personality that you just have to love her and cheer her on when she finally finds someone to spend her life with and be happy. Even if this someone tends to behave like a caveman when he wants to stake his claim.

Gigi and her daughter Rowen want to start a new life somewhere in a small town in Montana and this might just turn out to be the best thing they could ever hoped for. Okay, they didn't count on encounters with dealers and kidnappers and ...well, let's just say that at this moment Prescott, this very small town in Montana isn't as peaceful and boring as it usually is Gigi and Rowen might find themselves right at the center of everything that goes down these days. Jess, as the sheriff of Prescott and his friends are working hard at keeping Prescott and - of course- Gigi safe. but well, their job may just get a bit harder....

This was an amazing beginning of a wonderful series, I laughed and swooned and chuckled and loved every page of it. Gigi, Jess and her friends are interesting and authentic characters and I loved them all.


Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2019

Work in Progress by Staci Hart




I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.

Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss.

And with lips like his, I don’t stand a chance.

I. Freaking. Loved. This. Book!

Okay, I loved A Little Too Late and Living Out Loud,  I didn't like Piece of Work as much as those two and was pleasantly surprised by Player (okay, it was amazing!) because I simply couldn't put that one down. I read the first page and was hooked. I loved it  - and I was worried that the next book wouldn't be as good as that one because Player was one of my Top Reads in 2018 soooo... I worried.

And now I still can't get those two out of my mind, even though I finished this book last week. Amelia and Thomas were such a sweet couple and their book was so heart-warming and funny and Melia was so cute There were some scenes in this book, every time I think of them, I still chuckle or swoon or see little hearts everywhere. Oh, and some, well, let's just say that I'm not that amused. Putting it mildly. The writing was so vivid and captivating, it was just amazing! And I loved the story as well. It was well-plotted and simply perfect - even though I dreaded the moment that I saw coming when.... and I hated it but, well, all is well, that ends well, right? And the memory of Amelia's first positive reaction to Thomas' new story was so cute and sweet and - well, those images just keep coming back, I guess, I'll have to reread the book soon!

I also loved to meet the other couples again and I'm dying to read Katherine's story in Well Suited! This series just keeps getting better and better!


Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2019

From Smoke to Flames by A.M.Hargrove



From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes the 3rd stand alone book in the West Brothers Novels.

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate. Ours was a mile wide.

To put it bluntly, my life sucked.
When I finally got up the courage to divorce my jerk of a husband, never in a million years
did I imagine his prick of an attorney would gain him full custody of my daughter.
My scant two weekend visits per month killed me.
And my ex made it as difficult as possible on me every single time.
So imagine my shock when said attorney’s name appeared at the top of the list
at the in-patient substance abuse clinic where I worked as a counselor.
My list.
The first thing that occurred was I completely lost my Zen.
Then my blood boiled.
Then his chart flew across the room and slammed into the wall.
How could this possibly be happening?
Karma couldn’t be this cruel.
How in the world could I be an empathetic abuse counselor to the cocky Pearson West, who destroyed my life?
I would rather become an addict myself, or better yet, strangle him first.

This is a full-length, contemporary, single-mom, enemies-to-lovers, romance. 

 I struggled a lot when I was writing this review and I must admit that it was close to getting three stars but as I loved reading it and really enjoyed reading it on the whole, I ended up with four stars.

The Wests are an amazing family who take care of their own and who are reliable, warm and always there when someone needs their help. So, naturally, when Pearson West, the third of the West brothers is in rehab trying to be free from his addiction to painkillers ...and everything that came after them, his family is there for him as well. Though it's not only his family but also Rose, his counselor, who is at his side, well, at least when they got over their (very) rocky start... It's not every day that the man who has helped your ex get full custody of your child turns up as your patient in an in-patient substance abuse clinic. Being friendly and empathetic is not very high on your list in a situation like this.
Fortunately, Pearson is a West and a trustworthy and honest as the rest of the family and things change. They might even change for the better.

I loved to read about Pearson's battle against his addiction and his way to sobriety. It was good to see him find his way and to see the support he got, not only from his family but from many others as well. Getting sober was never easy and as a character he was authentic and strong, despite his weaknesses.

What I struggled with though, was the lack of professionalism when it came to Rose and his relationship with her, be it as his counselor or in private. Yes, they tried to maintain some kind of distance and so on but honestly, there shouldn't have been a relationship of any kind at this point and of course, Rose's attitude at the beginning wasn't right either. She should never have accepted him as a patient.
The other part that really annoyed me were the clickety shoes. Yes, it was sweet and funny at the beginning, well, right at the beginning when it was Grey's story and it was also funny when it was mentioned the first time in From Smoke to Flames but, honestly, it was simply too much. Those shoes and the terrible dancing were mentioned far too often and with everybody laughing about the girls or being upset, it just didn't feel right.

Despite all that, I enjoyed the story which was once again well-written and captivating and I'm really looking forward to the next books by A.M.Hargrove.


Do you want to know more about the West Brothers?

We first get to know them in Grey and Marin's book  From Ashes To Flames


From Ice To Flames was Hudson and Milly's story.


Dienstag, 22. Januar 2019

Teaser: A Single Glance by Willow Winters

The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley

 Isn't this cover absolutely gorgeous? 

And so is the rest of the book...


When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.

Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.

Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.

Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.

He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips through his fingers.

But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.

And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.

That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.

The Hookup - well, this book certainly got me hooked and not only on this book but I had to go straight back online and get another book by the author!

I can't even say what exactly made this book so special, I think I fell for the hero and the heroine right from the start even though the hero's problems sometimes made me a bit annoyed. He was hung up on a memory and I was furious that he didn't see, well...
Izzy was just someone that I'd love to get to know and hang out with. I love her attitude, the way she cares for others and her inner strength that made her overcome everything that she experienced in her childhood and hold on to the good things that happened.
I loved to see Johnny getting drawn in by her and never really understanding what hit him. He tried to resist, he really tried. And failed.

Those characters, as well as the minor characters, are multi-layered, interesting and authentic, they are not perfect, they are flawed and they certainly don't hold back on the f-bomb front and there's also explicit sex, so if you mind any of those things, well, this might not be the book for you. Otherwise, I can just say that this book drew me in from the first page on and I simply couldn't put it down. Needless to say that I had a really really short night that day...

And now I simply can't wait for the second book in this series, The Slow Burn (Moonlight and Motor Oil #2) which will go live on April 30th!


Montag, 21. Januar 2019

Preorder Sale: Work in Progress by Staci Hart

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Her fake husband is a Work In Progress

Work in Progress, an all-new fun and flirty standalone from Staci Hart, is coming January 24th!

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I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.
Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss. 
And with lips like his, my heart doesn’t stand a chance.

Cover reveal: See You Again by Heidi McLaughlin

A powerful love story of second chances for two people who are both running from the past, by the New York Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl.
It’s been fifteen years since Brooklyn Hewett has stepped foot in Southport.
After the accident that took Austin—the love of her life—away from her, Brooklyn fled, hoping to leave the pain behind her for good.
Raising her fourteen-year-old daughter has been the focus of her life ever since.
But when Austin’s mom asks her to renovate the Southport Inn, with an option to buy, Brooklyn knows it’s an opportunity too good to refuse.
Bowie Holmes should have been with his best friend the night he died. Instead, he was doing the unthinkable—and he’s never forgiven himself.
Fifteen years later, Bowie gets the job of a lifetime when he’s hired to help rebuild the Southport Inn.
There’s just one problem. One very big problem.
The designer is none other than Brooklyn Hewett, the one woman he despises more than anyone . . . and the one woman he has never been able to forget.
 Coming June 18th!


Samstag, 19. Januar 2019

Eine Sehnsucht im Herzen von Patricia Cabot

Historische Romantik von der New York Times Bestseller-Autorin
Der stolze Earl und die schöne Witwe …
Schottland, 1833: Nach einer kurzen Ehe verstirbt Emma Van Courts Mann und lässt sie ohne einen Cent auf der schottischen Insel Faires zurück. Die junge Frau versucht sich als kläglich bezahlte Lehrerin durchzuschlagen, doch neben den Geldsorgen sieht sie sich zahlreichen Verehrern gegenüber, da nach einer erneuten Heirat eine beachtliche Erbschaft auf sie wartet. Dabei möchte Emma eigentlich nur eins: endlich wieder Sicherheit und Frieden.
Gleichzeitig erfährt James Marbury vom Tod seines Cousins und reist sofort nach Faires, um bei Emma sein zu können. Die ist nicht gerade begeistert, den jungen Earl zu sehen und möchte ihn am liebsten wieder zurück aufs Festland schicken. Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten bietet James sich als vorübergehenden Ehemann an, um Emma von ihren Verehrern zu befreien. Allerdings hegt er insgeheim schon lange Gefühle für sie und hofft, auf diese Weise endlich ihr Herz erobern zu können. Um sich selbst zu schützen, willigt Emma schließlich ein. Doch auch sie verbirgt ein Geheimnis vor James …


 Neugierig geworden?

 Hier geht es zur Leseprobe!
Ein weiterer historischer Liebesroman aus der Feder von Patricia Cabot, der mir insgesamt wirklich gut gefiel, wobei man nicht zu sehr auf historische Akuratheit pochen sollte. Es ist ein sehr unterhaltsames und fesselnd geschriebenes Buch, das mit liebenswerten Charakteren und einer spannenden Geschichte überzeugt.

Als James sich auf den Weg machte, um nach dem überraschenden Tod seines Cousins, bei dessen Witwe nach dem Rechten zu sehen und den Leichnam seines Cousins nach Hause zu überführen, ahnte er noch nicht, dass diese Fahrt seine Leben auf den Kopf stellen würde. Hoffte er es? Vielleicht.
Da Emma, die Witwe des besagten Cousins, nicht nur mit Geldsorgen zu kämpfen hat, sondern auch aufgrund einer Erbschaft ziemliche Scherereien mit unerwünschten Verehrern hat, wird es noch recht turbulent - und James bekommt vielleicht doch noch seine Chance. Oder?

Auch wenn das Ende ein wenig knapp gehalten war, gefiel mir diese kurzweilige und erfrischende Geschichte gut.