Sunday, September 2, 2018

Once Upon a Lady


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Respectable Lady Katherine Baxton, striving to meet the requirements of her station, has become the ultimate dutiful daughter. And now, the Duke of Blackthorn’s betrothed. Far from a love match, Kate is nevertheless determined to do as expected and marry.

That all changes the night she panics at her impending future and runs, stumbling upon a private grove, a mysterious tree . . . and a half-naked man. The youngest son of a viscount widely thought to have purchased his title, Jackson Cooper demonstrates his disdain for the aristocracy by affording himself every luxury available—drinking, wenching, and gambling—while eschewing anything representing the ton. Jackson has little care for his reputation and no desire to marry. His escape from London is all but complete.

Until fate—in the form of a beautiful, mysterious lady—interrupts his plans, enticing him with the very thing he never wanted.

Another Soul Mate Tree book that is as sweet as they all are. The perfect read when you need a little reminder that there are nice things in the world. This is once again, not my genre. Even though it’s defined as Fantasy/Paranormal, I would call it more Romance/Paranormal. It does have a touch of the historical times to it. A time when even a wife did not refer to her husband by his first name in public. A time when one’s father determined what your best marriage would be. More of what would do the family most good and which Duke or Earl would help to better and financially secure the family. Sort of like a cattle auction.

I’ve said that this is not my genre, but it is probably obvious I enjoyed the book. If I were to be truthful which is after all what these reviews are supposed to be, I did enjoy it. I always say this isn’t my genre, but as I said previously, this was a sweet book but also a well-written and well-edited book.

The Soul Mate Tree books are a series of many different titles written by different authors. All seem to have very good reviews and all I have read have been enjoyable.

***This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are definitely my own.

Read an excerpt...
“What is your name?” As much as he longed to forever think of her as his private wood sprite, he needed more.

Her voice held a touch of hesitation. “Kate.”

He wrapped her name around his mind and held it tight, all the while knowing, illogical or not, she would always be his seductive nymph.

“This is unwise.” His base desire cursed him for injecting prudence into the moment . . . and in opposition, his common sense decried his lack of better judgement for having her in his arms.

He ignored both.

Kate remained silent as he lifted his hand and traced his gloveless finger over her cheek, mesmerized by the smooth silk of her skin.

As much as he wanted to pull away, flee before it became too late, he was lost.

He curved his hand around the back of her neck, urging her closer. Their eyes remained locked as he lowered his head, drawn to the inviting promise of her lips. Instinctively, Jackson knew the moment he acted on the sweet provocation, everything would change. I don’t give a damn.

He needed to possess her.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Addie Jo Ryleigh writes historical regency romances that feature rakish heroes and strong feisty heroines.

Addie Jo has lived in the same cold-winter-hot-summer area of Minnesota her entire life. Sharing in the raising of her three extremely rambunctious boys is her very understanding
husband who endured being dubbed “The Duke” by his co-workers. Keeping Addie Jo company while she writes (besides her wonderfully loud children) is her yorkipoo, Bella, who is never far from Addie Jo’s side. And recently the newest addition to their family, a black lab puppy named Max.

Addie Jo has always had a love and passion for romance books and became engrossed in historical romance (particularly Regency) soon after graduating from Lurlene McDaniel’s young adult books. Currently, Addie Jo reads any genre that has a great emotional story that keeps her reading into the early hours of the morning.

Addie Jo has a bachelor degree in accounting and is a financial coordinator when not playing chauffeur for her hockey-playing boys, cuddled up with a good book, or writing her next story.

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  1. Thanks Victoria. Best of luck on the Giveaway

  2. Thank you for your kind review and for hosting <3

  3. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description and the opportunity to learn about another great book. My family enjoys hearing about books they will enjoy and I enjoy surprising them with the books they love. I appreciate the giveaway as well.

  4. Great review and excerpt - made me want more! I love reading historical romances.


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