Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer Review

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right (Impossible Bachelors, #2)Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second book in the Impossible Bachelors series was charming. I didn’t love it as much as I loved When Harry Met Molly, but I thought it was a good addition.

Poppy was a likable heroine. I thought the rules of the Spinster Club were understandable and I could totally get behind them. Nicholas was handsome and definitely roguish. He didn’t have the boyish charm of Harry, but he seemed more adult if that makes any sense haha.

I did like hearing from Harry again. I wish we could have seen Molly other than the mention of her and Harry at the ball, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless. I will continue to read the rest of the series.

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Sex with the Queen by Eleanor Herman review

Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate PoliticsSex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics by Eleanor Herman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I recently read Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by the same author. I really enjoying looking at the various queens and I was introduced to a few I hadn’t heard of before. I liked that Herman divided the chapters up by time instead of talking about a certain queen in every chapters like she did with the Kings book. The only thing that may have turned me off was the use of the N word. It just seemed jarring and kind of took my out of the experience.

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Mary Boleyn: Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of KingsMary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What I knew of Mary Boleyn came from biographies on Anne Boleyn. I looked forward to reading this book seeing as it was written by Weir.

I enjoyed the book, but for some reason I couldn’t really connect with Mary like I did with Anne. Maybe it’s because of the lack of information on her, but the text felt like it was missing something. The parts I most enjoyed were the first index where it talked about Mary’s children and their connection to their cousin Elizabeth.

The book had all the facts, but I felt it was missing something that I can’t quite put my finger on. It didn’t feel very personal. But I can understand what with the lack of information on Mary Boleyn, how this may have had something to do with it. I’m still looking forward to reading The Life of Elizabeth I by Weir though!

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After the Abduction by Sabrina Jefferies (Slight Spoilers)

After the Abduction (Swanlea Spinsters, #3)After the Abduction by Sabrina Jeffries
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book as I so often do because of the cover. The updated cover not the same one as this edition. I know it is a horrible habit of mine, but it hasn’t come back to bite me in the ass just yet. I vaguely recall reading the blurb and finding it interesting, I bought the book along.

Once I started reading it, I thought the the whole twin escapade and the whole secret identity was interesting, but I got bored of it pretty quick. I was more interested to find out what would happen when Juliet found out that Sebastian did parade as Morgan and he was the one that actually kidnapped her. I thought Jefferies did a good job it.

I also thought Sebastian was written very well. I could understand his reasons for not wanting to come out and say the l-word. Some many heroes are written to be love-phobic, but I could never understand a lot of their reasons other than the default: men don’t want to commit. Sebastian did actually want to marry Juliet rather earlier on. But (view spoiler)[ he just didn’t want to come and say he loved her and Juliet didn’t want a marriage of convenience. They argued frequently over the whole trust issues, which I found to be realistically done. (hide spoiler)]

I give it 4 star. Really enjoyable, but the whole twin act sort of got on my nerves. I didn’t know that this book was apart of a series, so I’ll be going reading the rest of them sometime in the near future!

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The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt review

The Leopard Prince (Princes Trilogy, #2)The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my second Elizabeth Hoyt novel and as soon I settled into, I remembered why I loved The Raven Prince so much. Hoyt is adapting making the hero and heroine jump off the page. I was really rooting for George and Harry and I was really invested in their love story. The story felt raw and all too real.

I also liked how Hoyt weaved in the story of the Leopard Prince with George and Harry’s. The mystery was so-so, but I don’t think it detracted from the story at all.

I will be checking out the rest of Ms. Hoyt’s back catalog. I just cannot get enough!

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By Grace Possessed by Jennifer Blake Review

By Grace Possessed (The Three Graces, #2)By Grace Possessed by Jennifer Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my second Jennifer Blake novel and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first Three Graces novel.

The love story between Cate and Ross was done really well I thought. It didn’t seem to be too rushed, which really irks me in all types of genres, not just romance.

The only thing that I could possibly complain about is that Blake would start explaining things about certain people like Elizabeth Woodville or someone else. I can understand why she did since not everyone might not be familiar with this time period and hell even I found myself learning something. But I felt it could have been done in a better way rather than just an info dump. But other than that I really enjoyed the story.

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