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A Wicked Pursuit: A Breconridge Brothers Novel (The Breconridge Brothers)  by Isabella BradfordA Wicked Pursuit: A Breconridge Brothers Novel by Isabella Bradford. $ 1.99 at AMZN | Google

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In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers—London’s most scandalous rakes—are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart . . . to a lady who’s not all what he expected.

As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry—and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride’s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season. But a fall from his horse puts a serious crimp in his plans. Abandoned by Julia before he can propose, the unlucky bachelor finds himself trapped in the country in the care of Julia’s younger sister.

Harry has never met a woman like Lady Augusta. Utterly without artifice, Gus is clever and capable, and seems to care not a fig for society. After a taboo kiss awakens passion that takes them both by surprise, Harry realizes he’d almost given his heart to the wrong sister. While London tongues wag, he’ll use his most seductive powers of persuasion to convince the reluctant Gus that she belongs with him—as his equal, his love, his wife.

From the top rated three star review “This isn’t the type of romance that I typically go for, I prefer something with some intrigue, suspense or conflict. A Wicked Pursuit has none of that. It’s a light and sweet read. “

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Jubilee, Texas Series: Jubilee, Texas Novels 1, 2, and 3 by Lori Wilde. $ 1.99

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There’s no description for this box set. There are a few reviews on Amazon that says if you like Wilde, you’ll enjoy this Collection.

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Shine Not Burn by Elle CaseyShine Not Burn by Elle Casey. $ .99

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A full-length new adult/adult crossover romance novel of 101,700 words. HEA ending, not part of a series. ***CONTENT WARNING: Due to adult sexual situations and language, this novel may not be appropriate for readers under 18.***

IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS. I can’t be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much.

Andie’s just days away from tying the knot, but there’s just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she’s already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won’t issue her a marriage license until it’s all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she’s going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she’s thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick … before her fiance finds out and everything she’s been working toward goes up in flames.

Is it okay if it’s the girl who is the cheater? I can’t tell these days but it seems like infidelity stories are getting more popular. Casey wrote on the Kindleboards that she writes a book a month. That’s a lot of words in a year.

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Drawing Conclusions (Guido Brunetti Series #20) by Donna LeonDrawing Conclusions by Donna Leon. $ 1.99.

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Donna Leon’s latest New York Times bestseller “is one of her best” (Booklist, starred review)

Twenty years ago Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti and his creator, Donna Leon, first introduced readers to the delights-and dangers-of Venice. Now they have millions of devoted fans. In Drawing Conclusions, a young woman arrives home and senses that all is not right in the apartment below. When she investigates, she finds her neighbor lying lifeless on the floor. The autopsy shows that the widow’s death was due to a heart attack, but Brunetti is convinced that things are not as straightforward as they seem. With her signature combination of humanity, nuanced detail, and psychological insight, Leon’s twentieth Brunetti mystery reaffirms her place in the pantheon of crime fiction.

Obviously the real question is whether anyone can start with book 20 in a series. PW writes “Leon’s fine 20th Commisario Guido Brunetti mystery (after 2010’s A Question of Belief) explores violence against women and the treatment of the elderly…Leon provides a vivid view of Venice, balancing the city’s “glory days” with the reality of “the flaking dandruff of sun-blasted paint peeling from shutters.” Compassionate yet incorruptible, Brunetti knows that true justice doesn’t always end in an arrest or a trial.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Maite
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 15:19:20

    Re: Brunetti
    I read one of the Brunetti books and only realized it was part of a series because there wasn’t a “stop-and-introduce” moment for Brunetti’s colleagues, wife, kids, friends, etc; while suspects did get them. Ya know, the moment when the main character notices physical characteristics, makes quick judgements on personality, etc.
    I don’t even remember the title, so I can’t check which book number it was, but I did like it. On the other hand, it was the one thing that looked promising and could be read in two nights in a hotel “left books” section (a thousand blessings on whoever came up with those), so I didn’t have that many expectations.

  2. Kaetrin
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 23:50:16

    That Casey book sounds a little like the plot of Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon. (Although there was no Las Vegas marriage in that movie IIRC).

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