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Third Son's a Charm

Third Son's a Charm - Shana Galen I love unexpected laugh out loud moments like this...
He: "Have you ever worn a cravat?"
She: "No."
He: "They're deuced uncomfortable."
She: "And you think my corset and hairpins poking me all day are comfortable?"
He: "I have no idea. But I feel as though I can't breathe or swallow in this." He lifted the strip of linen, which looked quite limp. "Do you want to see how it feels?"
She: "Very well. You won't ask to borrow my corset later, will you?"
He: "Absolutely not."
She: "Good. I had an uncle who --"

Lady Lorraine may be one of my favorite heroines lately just because she's so not the lady of the ton that she is supposed to be. She chases her dog, climbs down a tree, throws herself at a man, talks about corsets with a man without blushing or apologizing... She's fun. A little bratty in the beginning of the book but she grew on me fairly quickly.

The Rogue Pirate's Bride

The Rogue Pirate's Bride - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

The Making of a Gentleman

The Making of a Gentleman  - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

The Making of a Duchess

The Making of a Duchess  - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

I Kissed a Rogue

I Kissed a Rogue - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

The Rogue You Know

The Rogue You Know - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three - Janet Evanovich I expect certain things when I read a Stephanie Plum novel... I expect Stephanie to be awful at her job, I expect her to wreck or blow up at least one car, I expect her to love Morelli and be freaked out about commitment, I expect her to be in lust with Ranger and freaked out about that, I expect Granny to do and say some things that make me cringe, and I expect Lula to be Lula. Mostly, I expect to laugh and forget my life for a few hours.

This is not great literature. This is fun, ridiculous, escapism. If you are expecting more than that, you will likely be disappointed. I see that several reviewers have been unhappy with the last few books in the series. The books are written using a pretty obvious equation and expecting it to change now, twenty books in, is likely an effort in futility.

If JE writes another fifty Plum novels exactly like this one, I'll read them all, they'll make me laugh, and I'll happily look forward to the next one.

Earls Just Want to Have Fun: A quirky and fun Regency romance (Covent Garden Cubs Book 1)

Earls Just Want to Have Fun: A quirky and fun Regency romance (Covent Garden Cubs Book 1) - Shana Galen This is the 7th book I've read by Galen and I have loved each and every one of them more than the last. And this one! Brought me to tears! Galen writes both action and passion scenes equally well. I finished this book about 4 minutes ago and I'm off to start the next in the series right now.

Grace's Hope

Grace's Hope - Cissie Patterson This is the second book by Cissie Patterson, and the first in the Journey to Freedom series. I look forward to the second book in the series which should be out in a few months.

Tricky Twenty-Two

Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich I expect certain things when I read a Stephanie Plum novel... I expect Stephanie to be awful at her job, I expect her to wreck or blow up at least one car, I expect her to love Morelli and be freaked out about commitment, I expect her to be in lust with Ranger and freaked out about that, I expect Granny to do and say some things that make me cringe, and I expect Lula to be Lula. Mostly, I expect to laugh and forget my life for a few hours.

This is not great literature. This is fun, ridiculous, escapism. If you are expecting more than that, you will likely be disappointed. I see that several reviewers have been unhappy with the last few books in the series. The books are written using a pretty obvious equation and expecting it to change now, twenty books in, is likely an effort in futility.

If JE writes another fifty Plum novels exactly like this one, I'll read them all, they'll make me laugh, and I'll happily look forward to the next one

Love and Let Spy

Love and Let Spy - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

True Spies (Lord and Lady Spy)

True Spies (Lord and Lady Spy) - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (Jewels of the Ton)

Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (Jewels of the Ton) - Shana Galen I am so glad I found this author! I am loving each 0f her books more than the last.

If You Give a Rake a Ruby

If You Give a Rake a Ruby  - Shana Galen My third Galen novel and they just keep getting better and better. On my way to Hoopla to check out the next book in the series!

Lord and Lady Spy

Lord and Lady Spy - Shana Galen I loved this book. I never saw the movie Mr & Mrs Smith so I don't know how closely it follows that particular storyline but I thought it was very well written. I loved both of the lead characters and I thought they were developed well. The action was exciting, the love scenes were steamy without being gross or sickeningly sweet.

When You Give a Duke a Diamond

When You Give a Duke a Diamond  - Shana Galen I've not been a huge fan in the past of regency era novels. This book however has made me a fan. I read it in about 7 hours basically only putting it down a few times. It was. So. Good. It was good enough that I'm going to break my own rule of only reading books on Kindle Unlimited and I'm going to buy the second book in the series right now so I can get started. If it is half as good as When You Give a Duke a Diamond, it will be well worth the price.