Friday, 15 February 2019

[Romantic Covers] Brothers Sinister series, by Courtney Milan



Welcome to Romantic Covers!
Here, I’ll show you some variations of the covers of the books I’ve read, or am currently reading.





























Today’s covers are a bit different. This is the Brothers Sinisters series, written by Courtney Milan.

On the left, the US covers all have strong, bold dress colours; on the right, the Portuguese (PT) covers, have a softer look, with the dresses looking more historical (with the exception of the last one, which has a more modern look). Both sets keep the covers very much alike.




Let me know which one is your favourite, and please comment about what you like (or dislike!) about each cover ๐Ÿ˜Š

Friday, 8 February 2019

[Review] Mr. Hunt, I presume, by Valerie Bowman



Title Mr. Hunt, I Presume
Series: Playful Brides #10.5
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publisher: June Third Enterprises, LLC
Number of pages: 110
Publication date: February 8th 2019


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Synopsis:
He never forgot her…

When General Collin Hunt is ordered to take a much-needed holiday, he resigns himself to rest and recreation at his brother’s country estate. But when the only woman he ever loved—and selflessly gave up—shows up as his sister-in-law’s governess, his carefully ordered life is turned inside out.

She’ll never forgive him…

When Erienne Stone defied her family and fled her life of privilege, she never expected to be reunited with the man who’d abandoned her more than a decade before. But Lucy, Duchess of Claringdon, is a hard woman to say no to, even when Erienne’s heart is in danger of breaking all over again.

A meddling matchmaker may be the key to their second chance…

After a decade of pain and heartache, can two star-crossed lovers trust the truth in their own hearts?


Review:
I received an eARC at no cost from the author, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you.


I should have known better –why do I keep doing this to myself? I love Valerie Bowman’s books, and I know what novellas are, and yet I keep reading them.

Novellas/short stories don’t work for me. The beginning is always great and then everything is done in a jiffy. And it works for some people, it just doesn’t for me.

If you like novellas, this is a good one. It’s a sweet story, a reunited lovers trope. It has characters that we already know and love from previous books in the series.

The writing, as always, is entertaining and funny, romantic and pleasant to follow.

This is a typical case of “it’s not the book, it’s me”. So, go for it, if novellas are your thing!



[Romantic Covers] If I Only Had a Duke, by Lenora Bell



Welcome to Romantic Covers!
Here, I’ll show you some variations of the covers of the books I’ve read, or am currently reading.





























Today, we have the covers of If I Only Had a Duke, written by Lenora Bell. On the left, the US cover, with a couple enjoying some one-on-one time, with the lady in a beautiful emerald green dress; on the centre, the UK cover, again with a softer, more romantic look, sporting a young lady in a light blue summery dress; and, on the right, the Portuguese (PT) cover, with a pink dress front and centre, and a nice garden in the background.




Let me know which one is your favourite, and please comment about what you like (or dislike!) about each cover ๐Ÿ˜Š

Friday, 1 February 2019

[Romantic Covers] How The Duke Was Won, by Lenora Bell



Welcome to Romantic Covers!
Here, I’ll show you some variations of the covers of the books I’ve read, or am currently reading.





























Today, we have the covers of How The Duke Was Won, written by Lenora Bell. On the left, the US cover, with a romantic couple and a beautiful red dress; on the centre, the UK cover, with a softer, more discreet look, that still says “historical romance”; and, on the right, the Portuguese (PT) cover, with a model in a dark blue dress, and a nice view of the sea.




Let me know which one is your favourite, and please comment about what you like (or dislike!) about each cover ๐Ÿ˜Š