Review: Once A Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #2) by Eliot Grayson

Rating: 4.25🌈 Once A Gentleman is a M/M Regency romance by Eliot Grayson, the second in the author’s Love in Portsmouth series. This reminded me why I loved the Regency novels so with characters at near constant flash points with each other , starting from the moment Kit Hewlett fell awkwardly into the arms of… Continue reading Review: Once A Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #2) by Eliot Grayson

Review: Obsidian Island by Arden Powell

Rating: 3 🌈 Based on the description, Obsidian Island easily fits into the historical gothic horror genre that’s wonderfully scary stuff to read. Especially if it’s well written, with a subliminal message of dread building along with suspenseful actions flowing through the storylines. Coming from the author of the wonderful Flos Magicae Universe stories, I… Continue reading Review: Obsidian Island by Arden Powell

Review: Much Ado About Lady MacBeth by Rebecca Cohen

Rating: 4🌈 Rebecca Cohen dives back into Elizabethan England with Much Ado About Lady MacBeth. A enlarged, rewritten version of a short story, it takes place in the same universe as Cohen’s historical Crofton Chronicles. Those are favorite books of mine featuring a certain Earl and actor Sebastian, who is very present here! It’s wonderful… Continue reading Review: Much Ado About Lady MacBeth by Rebecca Cohen

Review: The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

Rating: 2.5🌈 I was looking forward to this book based on the blurb and some of the reviews, but it was definitely not the story I anticipated. Btw, spoilers ahead. First of all there is no solid world building here. The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Olivier was lacking in a consistent foundation for its storylines.… Continue reading Review: The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

Review: A Scandal for Stratton (The Lords of Bucknall #6) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Rating: 4.5🌈 I had known that A Scandal for Stratton was going to have it difficult as far as the expectations went as it’s preceding story, An Affair for Aument set the bar so very high for any book that followed it. If I could have given that novel a 10 I would have, it… Continue reading Review: A Scandal for Stratton (The Lords of Bucknall #6) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Review: The Gangster (Magic and Steam #2) by C. S. Poe

Rating: 4.5🌈 Special Agent Gillian Hamilton, healed from the events that occurred in The Engineer, is back home in New York City. And he’s anticipating a very special New Year’s Eve celebration if everything goes smoothly. But this is Gillian , so no. He’s actually not healed yet, not completely and hasn’t said anything. His… Continue reading Review: The Gangster (Magic and Steam #2) by C. S. Poe

Review: The Botanist’s Apprentice ( Flos Magicae #1) by Arden Powell

Rating: 4.25🌈 The Botanist’s Apprentice is the first in Arden Powell’s Flos Magicae series about a world where magic and magical studies exist, if somewhat uneasily. A slow burn romance builds around the shared love of two mens passion and study of deadly plants. That’s such a fascinating idea that’s gets even more marvelous when… Continue reading Review: The Botanist’s Apprentice ( Flos Magicae #1) by Arden Powell

Review: Winter’s Dawn (Flos Magicae #3) by Arden Powell

Rating: 5🌈 What an extraordinary story. It takes place in an alternate England, where magic and its users are to be strictly regimented, constrained by laws and prevailing ruling opinion. Anything or anyone with opposing viewpoints or uses of magic are quickly apprehended, accused of treason, and sent off to the impenetrable Blackwood Gaol to… Continue reading Review: Winter’s Dawn (Flos Magicae #3) by Arden Powell

Review: An Affair for Aumont (The Lords of Bucknall Club, #5) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Rating: 5 🌈 An Affair for Aumont is my absolute favorite of this fantastic series, The Lords of Bucknall Club, by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry. If I didn’t already know there was another book in the series with an expected release date, I would have thought this was an incredible series finale. That’s because… Continue reading Review: An Affair for Aumont (The Lords of Bucknall Club, #5) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Review: The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch (The Wyandot County Mysteries #1) by Marshall Thornton

Rating: 4 🌈 Marshall Thornton is a great writer and a favorite author of mine. So I was happy to see a new story in a brand new series just released from him. The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch has many of the terrific elements I expect from a Marshall Thornton book. It… Continue reading Review: The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch (The Wyandot County Mysteries #1) by Marshall Thornton