Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes

Posted January 6, 2015 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 8 Comments

A Single Kiss_Grace BurrowesA Single Kiss
by Grace Burrowes
Series: Sweetest Kisses #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 6th, 2015
Format: Paperback/eBook, 384 pages

Book Description:

Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm’s domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts.

Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah’s secrets put her heart and Trent’s hopes in double jeopardy.

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Excerpt

James stood beside Mac at the window in Mac’s office, watching the head of the domestic relations department escort his newest associate to her car.

“Why isn’t that idiot sneaking in a little kiss here and there?” James asked. “He’s not even touching her. Didn’t offer his arm, hasn’t got his hand on her back.”

“Some of us appreciate a more subtle approach,” Mac said. “Some of us with a little discretion and tact.”

“I about sat her in my lap at lunch earlier this week. She said I was flirting my eyelashes off, and laughed at me.”

“Laughed?” By a little blue Prius, Trent handed Hannah her briefcase. “You have my condolences, James. You must be losing your touch. We depend on you to carry the Knightley standard into the bedroom of western Maryland, but it looks as if at long last – well, one hopes it’s long last-”

“Shut up,” James smacked Mac’s shoulder for good measure. “It’s just as long and lasting as it ever was, but Hannah Stark has been inoculated against my devastating charms by the only thing that has ever protected a female from falling for me.”

“Common sense?” Mac drawled. “A functioning brain? A sense of humor? An accurately calibrated ruler?”

“She’s fallen for him,” James said, gesturing towards the parking lot. “We have reason to hope.”

About Grace Burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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New Release Review: A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sherri in Historical Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments

New Release Review: A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe
A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe
Series: Somerfield Park #1
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November, 4 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
Source: NetGalley

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Book Description:

Book Description:
When his father, Lord Somerset, tumbles off the roof, Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is called home from his Grand Tour to take the reins of the estate while the marquess recuperates. Somerset is in serious financial difficulty, which can only be remedied by marriage to an heiress, Miss Sophie Goodnight, lately arrived from India with her nabob father.

Unfortunately, Richard believes he has already lost his heart to Lady Antonia Pruett. And Miss Goodnight isn’t too keen on becoming Somerset’s purse with feet, so she foils their families’ attempts to throw her and Richard together at every turn. To make matters worse, the reason Lord Somerset fell off the roof in the first place is a secret that threatens to upend all their lives.


Reviewed by: Quiana
Richard Barrett and Sophie Goodnight find themselves on the cusp of an arranged marriage. An arrangement that is the brainchild of their meddling families. Richard’s family estate is in near ruins and the family is low on income, but Sophie’s family is rich; which would make them a match made in heaven. Right?

What I loved most about this book were Richard and Sophie. Two people from different worlds, but when they truly start to get to know one another, something wonderful develops between them: love. But first they have to overcome their own personal baggage. While willful and independent, Sophie has decided to guard her heart. And honorable and loyal Richard is in love with another woman, and is reluctant to marry Sophie for money. And on top of that, there’s a scandal brewing around the Barretts. But in spite of the surrounding drama, Richard and Sophie find themselves growing closer and closer.

Overall, I must say that I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I could ask for in a delightfully entertaining historical romance novel. There was romance, mystery, scandal, blackmail, a bevy of intriguing and colorful characters, and a couple of twists thrown in for good measure. Once I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down.

Review: What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte

Posted October 15, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte

What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte Series: The McCauley Brothers #4 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 4, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 384 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Mike McCauley had his soul mate for a precious time before she died giving birth to their son. She left him with the best boy a guy could want, so why is everyone playing matchmaker? He’s sick of it . . . until he meets Delilah Webster. For some reason, the foul-mouthed, tattooed mechanic sets his motor running. He sees the loving woman buried within. But the closer they get, the more the pain of past wounds throws a monkey wrench into a future he’s not sure he can handle. Reviewed by: Quiana What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte is book 4 […]

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Review: In Your Corner by Sarah Castille

Posted June 10, 2014 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: In Your Corner by Sarah Castille

In Your Corner by Sarah Castille Series: Redemption #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fiction Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on July 1, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 304 Source: Author Also in this series: Against the Ropes, Crushed Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: “You have to go. I won’t be able to control myself. I’ve wanted you so bad for so long and after I’ve been in the cage…I can’t think straight.” He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip. Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding. “Mine.” His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control. He rules in the ring Two years ago, Jake and Amanda […]

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Review: Frisky Business by Tawna Fenske

Posted April 28, 2014 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Frisky Business by Tawna Fenske

Frisky Business by Tawna Fenske Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 6, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Marley Cartman is fed up with arrogant rich guys who treat her like garbage, so she vows to only date men with modest paychecks and a little dirt under their nails. Her new boss, William Barclay, is exactly the kind of man she’s trying to avoid: an eccentric millionaire with duct shape shoes and an unexplained vendetta against her. But as Will and Marley butt heads over grumpy badgers and phallic artifacts, they discover that sometimes the opposite of what you want is exactly what you need. Quiana’s Review: Frisky Business was a humorous and fun tale about Marley and Will: two characters who are still dealing with the after effects of bad […]

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Review: The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone

Posted March 26, 2014 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone

The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #3 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 01, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 321 Source: NetGalley Also in this series: The Summer He Came Home, The Christmas He Loved Her Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: He can’t wait to leave… Mac Draper finally has everything he’s always wanted: An amazing career. A New York City apartment. He’s this close to being free of his past forever. But a mind-blowing encounter with the sexy yet tough-as-nails Lily St. Clare has him delaying his plans to put Crystal Lake in his rearview mirror for good. She’s finally found a place to stay… For Lily St. Clare the charming small town of Crystal Lake is her haven – a place she can hide from her famous, back-stabbing […]

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Review: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

Posted November 29, 2013 by Ginny in Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys Series: Amoveo Legend #5 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 3, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 320 Source: NetGalley, Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Tatiana Winters, from the Timber Wolf clan, is a spirited veterinarian who wants nothing to do with the Amoveo—the ancient race of shape-shifters who live secretly among humans. But when the Amoveo Prince’s horses fall sick, Tatiana reluctantly heads to his ranch to help. When she meets Dominic Trejada, a handsome warrior from the Tiger Clan, they instantly clash and sparks ignite. But when danger stalks near, they will have to find a way to trust each other if they want to stay alive. Great Quote: “Mate. That one word ran through his head over and over like an ancient mantra. This woman, the […]

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Review: The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

Posted October 10, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Military Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 1st, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 353 Source: NetGalley, Publisher Also in this series: The Summer He Came Home, The Day He Kissed Her Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: All he wants this Christmas is her. In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it’s also time to come home and face his past. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother’s widow, Raine. Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and […]

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Review: Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes by Gina Lamm

Posted September 4, 2013 by Ginny in Historical Romance, Reviews / 7 Comments
Review: Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes by Gina Lamm

Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes by Gina Lamm Series: Geek Girls #2 Genres: Historical Romance, Time Travel Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 3, 2013 Format: ARC Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley Also in this series: Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Leah Ramsey has always loved historical romance novels and dressing in period costumes. So when she has a chance to time travel and experience the history for herself, she jumps at it—figuring it can’t be too hard to catch the eye of a duke. After all, it happens all the time in her novels. Avery Russell, valet and prize pugilist, reluctantly helps Leah gain a position in the Duke of Granville’s household . . . as a maid. Domestic servitude wasn’t exactly what she had in mind, but she’s determined to win her happily […]

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Review: Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille

Posted August 28, 2013 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille

Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille Series: Redemption #1 Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 3rd 2013 Format: ARC Pages: 368 Source: Publisher Also in this series: In Your Corner, Crushed Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more… Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless. All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. […]

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