Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Book Review for A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean



A Scot in the Dark
by Sarah MacLean

5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition,Paperback,Hardcover

Published by : Avon

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Historical Romance 



Blurb

Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren
Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.
Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke
The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.
Tartan Comes to Town
Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .

Our Review

Let's start off by saying this has been a really fun series to read so far.I just loved this story it has filled with scandal,humor,romance and a hot hunky Scot and a fierce beautiful temptation for you to enjoy. I could not wait to see what would come out of Lillie's mouth next.I just loved Lilly's loyal friends they added that touch of humor that every book needs.

I love it when a character such as Lily who owns up and takes full responsibility for her action's leading to her own ruination.I alway seek out to find a  favorite character in a story to rave about and my pick is Lily for this story.


I loved everything about Lily she was firey,fierce,loyal, and beautiful on the inside and on the out.What a spitfire Lily turned out to be.Lily never let that tall dark bruting Scot best her!


I just love how the lovely Lily went toe to toe with her Duke.Lily's encounters with Alec always put a smile on my face.I looked forward to those encounters as you never new what mischief she would brew up next.


From the very beginning of this story you new that Alec and Lily's relationship would be utter turmoil. As prideful and fierce as Lily was she was touched by sadness and loneliness.Her main goal is to find love and happiness in her marriage and not duty.Lily only wants to marry for love. Alec on the other hand let a troubled childhood cloud his judgment when dealing with Lily from the very beginning.Alec's good intentions to help Lily also seemed to go a rhy always.I believe he truly wanted what was best for her but jealousy and protectiveness always got in the was of those so called good intentions.


As the story starts to unfold you realize that Lily is just what this wounded Duke needs.Alec needs someone to shake him up and Lily is just that right person to do it.Alex needs to let go of his past in order to have the future he so craves in order to find love and happiness for himself.


From the very beginning of this story I was rooting for Lily to find the happiness she deserved.Overall this was an enjoyable read that had great character's.These character's took you on a journey to find love and happiness as well as forgiveness which I was glad to have followed there journey with them.Does love conquer all in even in scandal?


Looking forward to the next story in this series.I can't believe we have to wait until the Summer of 2017 to read Seraphina's story.(Bevingstokes Duchess of Haven)


A recommended read to all .We are giving Lily's and Alec's story 5 stars.What a fun enjoyable read.

ISBN-13: 9780062465849






About the Author




A life-long romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances, and the author of a monthly column at The Washington Post celebrating the best of the romance genre. She lives in New York City.





Grand Finale Blitz: Boots and Bedlam by Ashley Farley (Adult Romance)

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Book Tour Grand Finale for
Boots and Bedlam
By Ashley Farley

We hope you enjoyed some holiday cheer, spending time with a close family, and a little chaos thrown in. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out...

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

BOOTS AND BEDLAM is a little more light-hearted than the previous two in the series. Although not totally. I had to throw in plenty of family drama to keep you reading. More than anything, I’d like for my readers to finish the last chapter with a warm feeling, a feeling like they can accomplish anything for the sake of family. I hope you’ll watch my book trailer. It really captures the tone of the novel.


Christy's Cozy Corners - Excerpt

He wrapped his arms around her from behind. “More fireplaces means better snuggling for us.”

Falling Leaves - Excerpt

Sam cleared her throat. “I’d like to meet this Sophia before you start planning the wedding.”

She knew three things about Jamie’s girlfriend. Sophia Rainey was a beautiful redhead from California who made her sorority her priority. Jamie had been seeing Sophia for eight months, but so far Sam had yet to meet her.

Mel's Shelves - Jackie Sweeney Hart



Books The Magical Fruit - Excerpt

“You look great. You needed to gain some weight. But that’s not it. There’s something else, something that’s not physical.” Sam’s mouth fell open and her eyes grew wide. “Do you have a boyfriend?”

Annie’s cheeks turned a vibrant shade of pink.

Nicole's Book Musings - Review

"I really enjoyed this one. What could be more exciting then a wedding on Christmas Eve. . . . I really like the cover and I'm a sucker for a Christmas setting. This book had the right amount of angst, love, and humor. A well rounded story."

underneath the covers - Faith Sweeney Evans



Rockin' Book Reviews - Review

"A good story with believable characters. It was so good to read a story that is so true to life. . . . The story flowed well and kept me interested. I would refer it to all teens through adult age readers. I think everyone could learn something from it and enjoy the story as well."

fuonlyknew - Excerpt

The back door in the kitchen creaked open. Seconds later Eli entered the room, stopping short when he saw her sitting on the floor in tattered jeans, a USC sweatshirt, and a baseball cap pulled low, hiding much of her face. “Don’t take this the wrong way. I think you look hot in your work clothes. But I hope you’re not planning to wear them out to dinner.”

Reading Is My SuperPower - Review

"Boots and Bedlam is a lively and romantic Christmas novella that reminds us of the strength of family and the heart of the season. While some serious issues are addressed in the story, the mood stays positive and cozy yet doesn’t take addiction lightly. A couple of surprising twists have me eagerly waiting for the next Sweeney book!"

Katie's Clean Book Collection - Review

"I wasn't expecting to get such a heavy story with this one--remember Christmas wedding? . . . That aside, I love the messages found within these pages: love conquers all, Christmas is a time for miracles, and kindness matters. The lengths people were willing to go to in order to put this wedding together warmed my heart and soul."

Book Lover in Florida - Samantha "Sam" Sweeney



Heidi Reads... - Excerpt

“What exactly do you have in mind for me tonight, Lt. Marshall?”
“You'll have to wait and see.” He scooped her off her feet and carried her outside to the car—her Jeep judging from the squeaky passenger door and the smell of mildew inside.
“Where are we going?” she asked when he set her down on the seat.
“Stop asking so many questions. You'll find out when we get there,” he said, and slammed the door.

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Boots and Bedlam (Sweeney Sisters #3)
Boots and Bedlam
(Sweeney Sisters #3)
by Ashley Farley
Women's Fiction, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 166 pages
October 18th 2016

‘Tis the season for chaos.

Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amidst the chaos—dealing with real estate, planning a wedding, running a seafood market, honoring traditions, and contending with teenagers—even the weather rears its head when the weatherman forecasts a white Christmas. Never has family support been more needed, but will it be enough to restore order and save the day?

Escape to the Lowcountry this Christmas where romance, intrigue, and holiday merrymaking await you.

Other Books in the Series

Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)
Her Sister's Shoes
(Sweeney Sisters #1)
by Ashley Farley
Women's Fiction, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 380 pages
June 24th 2015

Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, HER SISTER'S SHOES portrays three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.

In the after-gloom of her dreaded fiftieth birthday and the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.

Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.

In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.

For fans of Elin Hildebrand, HER SISTER'S SHOES is a contemporary women’s novel that explores and proves the healing power of family.


Lowcountry Stranger (Sweeney Sisters #2)
Lowcountry Stranger
(Sweeney Sisters #2)
by Ashley Farley
Women's Fiction, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 284 pages
July 1st 2016

Family Drama, Southern Style.
There's a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay.

The memorable Sweeney sisters from Her Sister’s Shoes have returned with more suspense and family drama to hold you spellbound until the dramatic conclusion. As she approaches the next stage of her life as an empty nester, Jackie is torn between expanding her fledgling design business and spending these last precious months with her boys before they fly the coop. Her own worst enemy, Sam is terrified of making a commitment to Eli Marshall, handsome police officer, true love of her life. Her resolve is tested when a ghost from her past shows up after nearly two decades. Faith nurtures her seven-year-old daughter who is recovering from the trauma of her abusive father. Is the threat in the past, or is there more danger on the horizon? The sisters seek guidance from their mother, Lovie, a true Southern matriarch who shows them how to respond to adversity with grace and dignity.

Things are heating up in the Lowcountry. The Sweeney sisters remind us, once again, that being a part of a family is about more than sharing the same DNA.



Ashley Farley is the author of the bestselling series, the Sweeney Sisters Series. Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.


After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshiped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

Ashley loves to hear from her readers. Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley or twitter.com/ashleywfarley.

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