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Articles / September 2, 2019

Lady Derring Takes a Lover Lady Derring Takes a Lover by Julie Anne Long is $1.99! This is the first book in The Palace of Rogues series and Carrie gave it a B-. Carrie really loved the heroine and the introduction to some awesome and strong women. However, she felt the romance was rather weak and there was a plot twist she didn’t quite care for. A mistress. A mountain of debt. A mysterious wreck of a building. Delilah Swanpool, Countess of Derring, learns the hard way that her husband, “Dear Dull Derring,” is a lot more interesting—and perfidious—dead than alive. It’s a devil of an inheritance, but in the grand ruins of the one building Derring left her, are the seeds of her liberation. And she vows never again to place herself at the mercy of a man. But battle-hardened Captain Tristan Hardy is nothing if not merciless. When the charismatic naval hero tracks a notorious smuggler to a London boarding house known as the Rogue’s Palace, seducing the beautiful, blue-blooded proprietress to get his man seems like a small sacrifice. They both believe love is a myth. But a desire beyond reason threatens to destroy the armor around their hearts….

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
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Articles / September 2, 2019

B The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett September 3, 2019 · Simon Pulse Teen FictionHistorical: EuropeanYoung Adult The Lady Rogue is a charming, magical, and exhilarating adventure across 1930s Romania. If the premise seems reminiscent of Indiana Jones, there’s a good reason for it. With treasure-hunting galore and reckless protagonists getting themselves entangled with ancient magical artifacts, The Lady Rogue is a madcap romp like no other. I wasted away a sunny afternoon recently, swaying on a hammock in my backyard while Theodora Fox and her love ex-best friend Huck Gallagher chased down her missing father and a missing ring purported to belong to Vlad the Impaler. What makes up a madcap romp? Boisterous, impulsive, and headstrong seventeen-year-old heroine who willfully breaks the rules and tears across Europe to rescue her treasure-hunting father who is caught up in a nefarious job? Check. A ridiculously attractive teenage boy who clearly has Romantic Feelings but is determined to supress them for Mysterious and Stupid Teenage Boy Reasons (I would like to state for the record that Huck is an idiot but I love him anyway)? Check. A terrifying magical ring that may or may not (it’s “may,” absolutely “may”) have belonged to…

Well Met by Jen DeLuca
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Articles / September 2, 2019

Well Met is a charming but slight romantic comedy about a person finding new self-esteem and purpose with a romance on the side. The romance is probably supposed to be more central but although I enjoyed it, it is the least interesting part of the story. Emily put her college degree on hold and supported her boyfriend through his law school years with the agreement that he would support her in turn once he got his degree. As soon as he got his degree he dumped her. At about the same time, Emily’s big sister, April, was in a car accident. She needs extensive recuperation. Emily moves in with April to help her and April’s daughter, Caitlin. Caitlin participates in the local Renaissance Faire every year, and she has to have an adult chaperone. Emily steps in and quickly learns to love the rehearsals and community – with the exception of Simon. Simon runs the Faire and Emily thinks that he is a humorless snob and that he hates her. Simon seems to think that Emily doesn’t take Faire seriously and he is very critical of her. Then Simon puts on his pirate outfit and persona and a sexy, funny, romantic…