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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy


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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.


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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?


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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.


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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out


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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.


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23 comments posted.

Re: The Autumn Bride (9:37am January 31, 2013):

Anne I LOVE everything you write :P Bride By Mistake was one of my fave reads last year. LOVED it.
None of my friends are in to romance or historical romance so when I'm reading that I kind of have to go to online book groups through blogs or Goodreads. TBH though I kind of absorb the book quietly and look towards book groups for recommendations for future reads or to see how they rated current releases. It makes my to be read list miles long, but I'm not complaining.

Re: Deck the Halls With Love (8:48am January 30, 2013):

"If it includes love, I should think it would be a very wonderful life, indeed."
What a wonderful line. Just bought Lords Of Temptaion on Kindle (It's on sale for 5.69) and can't wait to get started.

Lisa Kleypas and Stephanie Laurens always write really long series where almost every character gets their story. Which I love. Two of my favorite characters who got their own story and HEA were Beatrix and Captain Phelan in the Hathaway series installment Love In the Afternoon.
I love when you get to read about all the characters in that fictional world and especially when the original characters do a little matchmaking because they want everyone to be as happy in love as they are :P

Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (8:37am January 18, 2013):

This sounds great! I love stories where the two leads dislike each other from the get go but end up falling in love and getting their own HEA.

Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (8:49am November 27, 2012):

I love Christmas, and just the holiday season overall. And I love romance, so what could be better then combining the two :)

Re: Sweet Deception (9:31am August 13, 2012):

Oh I love the covers for Sweet Enemy and Sweet Deception. I've had both on my tbr lists for a while now.. and hope to get to them soon :)
My husband is the stubborn one in the family. I'm usually really good at letting things go or giving leeway when needed. The hubby is so stubborn when he argues, if he knows he's losing the argument, will all of a sudden try to draw parallels to an argument he can win. The most frustrating thing ever, but I usually end up laughing at his obvious tactics lol

Re: Lady Amelia's Mess And A Half (2:53pm June 28, 2012):

oh my fave has to be Aline and John from Kleypas' Again the Magic. A lady and a servant young and in love. The lady's family has plans for an advantageous marriage and threaten the servant's life if she doesn't follow their wishes. He gets sent away thinking she doesn't love him. He of course makes tons of money and a name for herself and comes back in to her life vengeful. Sort of reminds me of An Affair To Remember (Regency style). It's Lisa Kleypas, so of course they eventually get their happy ending after all the angst :P

Re: The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine (9:22am June 22, 2012):

I read a ton of historical romances..being my favorite genre. So, it's so nice to read something that does it a bit different and changes it up. Keeps it fresh and interesting and definitely will make it stand out amongst the others.

Re: The Casanova Code (9:55am June 18, 2012):

what does it say about me that I would want it to say (If I weren't married of course)
Wanted: brooding bad boy that only I can make smile and lighten up lol

Re: More Than A Stranger (3:24pm June 2, 2012):

How could you possibly pass up the chance for so such an amazing trip? Go go go go :) Have an amazing time an explore. I think maybe try to veer away from super touristy spots though. Go places that locals suggest or stay in the countryside away from major cities if you can. You may not see all the strapping men you picture but the scenery should more then make up for it, and you'll be able to hear about its history from it's people and be able to better picture what it was like. And if you are lucky enough to run in to Gerard Butleresque men in kilts....take pics and share lol
oooo also see if you can figure out when they might have certain celebrations or festivals. You might find people celebrating the old ways and wearing traditional garb and whatnot.
Hope you go and have an amazing time

sharocks13@yahoo.com

Re: A Gentleman Says "I Do" (11:46am May 25, 2012):

oh revenge plots where pesky love and passion get in the way. Catalina and Iverson's story sounds interesting.

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (11:59am May 23, 2012):

I dig the Physical Warrior hero type with a mix of the sexy nerd. A hero I most recently fell in love with was Jim Owens from The Other Guy's Bride. He was strong and a fighter who could protect, but he was also very smart. On top of that he was funny, there was a part at the beginning of the book where he pretended to be this lawless cowboy ruffian because that was what the heroine stereotyped him as.
I think my fave is also where they're a little broody and dark at the beginning of the journey but then they heal and love by the end.

Re: Under Fire (12:10pm May 11, 2012):

I'm a military brat. Growing up I remember my dad (he was in the Navy) being shipped out quite often. My parents had married in the Philippines and he moved her over here right before he got deployed. How she was able to deal with a new country, where she had no family here and knew no one, I have no idea. She raised my sister and myself when he was overseas and when he served in Desert Storm, and I know she must have been scared but she was so strong.

I remember when my dad retired, during his retirement ceremony he made a speech where he thanked my mom for everything she did for him and the family. It was the first time I ever saw my dad cry (in public no less).

My mom has to be one of the strongest women I have ever known.

Re: Karma (8:38am May 8, 2012):

It depends on the mood. Sometimes I want a lighthearted read that will have me smiling the whole way. Other times I want something heavily angsty that has my heart in my throat praying for a hea. The one thing I always want is perfect banter between the 2 main characters. Whether it's funny, witty banter or meaningful banter I have to feel the connection between then and enjoy their interactions.

Re: The Proposal (6:31pm May 4, 2012):

I love reading books in series. I love getting to anticipate stories for secondary characters and getting a more in depth image of their world.

Re: Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (10:57pm May 3, 2012):

I must say I've been blessed to have a pretty peaceful life. Sure there have been snags here and there, but nothing overly terrible or dramatic. Life with my hubby has always been so easy and it everything just feels so natural and in place. I love him to bits... even though neither of us had to walk through fire for the other. We both are just lucky.
Sometimes though... being pushed to the limits or facing an impossible choice will show you who you really are. I'd like to think if I ever had that problem I would be strong and do the best I could.
But for now, I love my peaceful love and life.

Re: Enraptured (11:02am April 26, 2012):

The nerd in me says Darth Vader of course... lol or oooh Kathy Bates in Misery she was so creepy and good in that role. Or even Keyser Soze (Kevin Spacey) in Usual Suspects. He was such a mystery, so clever, and he got away with it all.

Re: The Zen Man (5:26pm April 18, 2012):

I totally have to go with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock in the modern day take of the story, tv series on PBS (English version). If you haven't checked out the show I recommend it two thumbs up.

Re: Sweet Enemy (10:34am March 7, 2012):

I've heard so many good things about Sweet Enemy. Can't wait to get to it on my tbr list :)

Anticipate?? Have to go w/ what a lot of others have said, The First Kiss. I can't wait to see how it will happen. Passionate, sweet, super dramatic.... Then it's always amazing to see how the kiss affects the hero.

Re: Dire Needs (9:40am March 5, 2012):

I love reading series for the same reason. I love reading more about the characters and then secondary characters getting their own stories. Almost all the historical romances I've been reading lately are all series. I love reading a book, loving it, then having to go out and buy the rest of the series immediately because I love it that much. I love Kenyon and her Dark Hunter series and recently I've been reading Stephanie Laurens and The CYnsters.

Re: The Rogue Pirate's Bride (11:12am February 24, 2012):

Awww romance. How can you not love something with a guaranteed HEA?? The passion and even the drama just pull me in. Other then in soap operas, when do relationships like this really exist? Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and he's romantic, but we didn't have to go through hell and back to be together. Romance will always be my favorite, because I'm a super sap at heart and as girly hearts in my eyes as I can get.

Shana, loved Making of a Duchess and Gentleman. Can't wait to get to Rogue Pirates Bride on my to be read list. :)

Re: Fever (8:16pm January 25, 2012):

I know it sounds oversimplified and all Nike... but best way to meet a goal is just do it. Starting is the hardest part for me. Then just staying focused and just trying to avoid anything that might deter me. Yeah harder said then done huh :P Great interview and great giveaway.

Re: Bride By Mistake (5:53pm January 10, 2012):

Marriage of convenience stories always pull at my heartstrings. The angst makes it hard to get through sometimes but the happily ever after makes it worth it. The struggles the couple has to go through, and the reader knowing how perfect they would be together if they just let it happen, always pulls me in.
If I had an arranged marriage I would definitely be the bride that runs away and meets a handsome knight in shining armor who would protect me from the terrible arrangement lol :). Bride by Mistake is on my definite tbr list.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (6:39pm December 22, 2011):

Happy Holidays!! There are times that I start reading a book and the next thing I know I look up and hours have passed because I've just lost myself in the pages. Time waster, maybe, but time well spent definitely :)

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