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Review: Noble Satyr

Review: Noble Satyr
Noble Satyr by Lucinda Brant.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 46 mins.
Publisher: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd.
Bennet Sisters Scale: ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน - Lydia. Though not a Regency romance, it is Georgian and I feel warrants inclusion. Filled with drama, intrigue, grandeur, and scandal, Noble Satyr is more intelligent and refined than many of its ilk, but only the youngest Bennet shares its fervour.

Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance, Roxton Family Book 0 by Lucinda Brant is the first book in a plush and engaging family saga.
Audible Summary: &…
Short & Sweet Review: Miss Darby's Duenna

Short & Sweet Review: Miss Darby's Duenna

Miss Darby's Duenna by Sheri Cobb South.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 27 mins.
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South.
#BennetSistersScale: Lizzie - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Charming and spirited, with plenty of humour, and women who must save prideful men from themselves.

Miss Darby's Duenna by She…
Competition: Win all 3 Garret Brothers Audiobooks by Tracy Sumner!

Competition: Win all 3 Garret Brothers Audiobooks by Tracy Sumner!

Following my review for the historical seaside romance, Tides of Passion, Garrett Brothers Book 2 this week, the author, Tracy Sumner, has given us 10 chances to win the FULL SERIES! If you'd like to get your hands (and your ears!) on these sultry American historical romances, then enter via R…
Review: Tides of Passion

Review: Tides of Passion

Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 53 mins.
Publisher: Tracy Sumner.
๐Ÿ”ฅSteamy content!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Tides of Passion, Garrett Brothers, Book 2 by Tracy Sumner follows spirited suffragette Savannah Connor to a small Southern coastal town, where she immediately lock…
Review: Through Each Other's Eyes

Review: Through Each Other's Eyes

Through Each Other's Eyes by Aleena Ashe.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 56 mins.
Publisher: Aleena Ashe.
#BennetSistersScale: Lydia - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Lively and highly unconventional, rewriting any rule that stands in its way.

Through Each Other's Eyes by Aleena Ashe is a fantastical re-i…
Review: SOPHIE: A Regency Romance

Review: SOPHIE: A Regency Romance

SOPHIE: A Regency Romance by Jenny Hambly.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 52 mins.
Publisher: Jennifer A. Hambly.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน A sweet, clean romance, in which the characters are strongly principled, God-fearing, and loyal, and everything is wrapped up very neatl…
Review: Cunning Devil

Review: Cunning Devil

Cunning Devil by Chris Underwood.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 33 mins.
Publisher: Chris Underwood.

Cunning Devil, Lost Falls, Book 1 by Chris Underwood is a new urban fantasy series, set in the quiet town of Lost Falls, where secrets - and far worse things - lurk beneath the sleepy…
Review: The Audiobook of the Year 2019

Review: The Audiobook of the Year 2019

The Audiobook of the Year 2019 by No Such Thing As A Fish.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 2 mins.
Publisher: Penguin Audio.

The Audiobook of the Year 2019 by Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray, and James Harkin takes the listener on a fun, fact-finding trip back thr…
In Conversation: Bless Thine Inheritance Special with Author Sophia Holloway & Narrator Matt Addis

In Conversation: Bless Thine Inheritance Special with Author Sophia Holloway & Narrator Matt Addis

It was recently my pleasure to review Bless Thine Inheritance by Sophia Holloway, a traditional Regency romance with a very unusual heroine. The book's protagonist, Celia, not only has to contend with an ambitious Mama, but the devastating injury and chronic incapacity that follows a horse rid…
The Best-Loved Listens of 2019

The Best-Loved Listens of 2019

Somehow, despite the relentless intrusion upon my listening time by the real world, I listened to over 100 audiobooks this year, amounting to almost 1000 hours of audio. The full list is available on Goodreads, but here I have handpicked my top twenty audiobooks and top ten narrators from this yea…
Blog: Your Own Harshest Critic

Blog: Your Own Harshest Critic

Having spent this past year reviewing, promoting, critiquing, and consulting here in my somewhat-tea-stained corner of the internet, I've spent many hours sharing my opinion of the audiobooks I've encountered in 2019.
There have been some I've loved, and others that I've struggled …
Review: Elis & John Present the Holy Vible

Review: Elis & John Present the Holy Vible

Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been by Elis James.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 43 mins.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited.

Elis and John Present The Holy Vible by Elis James and John Robins is a jovially rambling, warm, open, and very fu…
Review: Betrothed to the Dragon

Review: Betrothed to the Dragon

Betrothed to the Dragon by Kara Lockharte.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 46 mins.
Publisher: Smartia Publishing.
๐Ÿ”ฅSteamy scenes!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Betrothed to the Dragon, Dragon Lovers, Book 1 by Kara Lockharte is an action-packed, steamy paranormal romance that turns its heroine's world upsid…
Review: Christmas in the Duke's Embrace

Review: Christmas in the Duke's Embrace

Christmas in the Duke's Embrace by Amanda Mariel.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 6 mins.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Though rather too melodramatic to be a Jane, it is mostly defined by its overwhelming sweetness and neat, perfect ending.

Christmas in the Duke's Embrace…
Review: Never Doubt a Duke

Review: Never Doubt a Duke

Never Doubt a Duke by Regina Scott.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 31 mins.
#BennetSistersScale: Lizzie - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Sweet and tender enough to be a Jane, but with far more chutzpah and spirited independence.

Never Doubt a Duke, Fortune's Brides, Book 1 by Regina Scott is a charmin…
Short & Sweet Review: A Bride for Bode

Short & Sweet Review: A Bride for Bode

A Bride for Bode by Marisa Masterson.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 48 mins.

A Bride for Bode, The Proxy Brides, Book 21 by Marisa Masterson is a nice, faith-led love story about a couple who do not meet until after their wedding.
Audible Summary: "Bode needs this opportunity to p…
Review: The White Light of Tomorrow

Review: The White Light of Tomorrow

The White Light of Tomorrow by D. Pierce Williams.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 4 mins.

The White Light of Tomorrow, First Earth Series, Book 1 by D. Pierce Williams is a galactic adventure which borrows much of its imagery from the knights and villains of the past, and resurrects th…