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Review: A Well-Kept Promise by L.G. Rollins

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A Well-Kept Promise by L.G. Rollins
(A Lockhart Sweet Regency Romance, #5)
Regency Romance
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Synopsis
It is a truth universally acknowledged that two conniving minds are better than one.

Lady Venetia Lockhart has one goal—to prove to her family she is healthy enough for the London Season next year. But between an inattentive family and unwanted suitors, Venetia finds herself struggling to just make it through the hunting season.

Edmund Dawkes, Marquess of Ashbrook has his eyes on the lovely Miss Weatherford. However, despite his best efforts, she doesn’t seem to notice him at all.

With Venetia wanting to avoid all attachments and Edmund seeking to make one, they strike up an instant friendship—and an instant scheme to help one another. After all, what could go wrong with a strategy involving a lady’s glove, a fake love letter, and a few secret conversations? However, when their actions only complicate already strained relationships, and a budding romance gets in the way, can Venetia and Edmund sort through the rubble of their carefully thought out plans and find their way to one another?

What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We have reached the final story of the Lockhart siblings. This series wrapped up so wonderfully, I am very happy with how the entire series has come to an end. This is Venetia’s story and just like all of her siblings love does not come without its challenges. If I am completely honest Venetia was not my favorite of the Lockhart children; however, with this story I grew to like her very much, and of all of the love interests that the siblings have had I think I like Edmund the best. So it surprises me to say that I think that this is my favorite book in this series.

This book can be read as a standalone; however, I would suggest you read the series from the beginning.

You know when the writing is good in a book when you feel butterflies along with the characters. I find it amazing how invested the author can make you feel regarding these characters.

What may be my favorite thing about these characters is their strength. Both of our main characters have challenges that they have to overcome to live the lives they want.

My Rating: /5

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Review: A Farewell Kiss L. G. Rollins

A Farewell Kiss L. G. Rollins
A Lockhart Sweet Regency Romance
Regency Romance
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Synopsis
She loves him. Which is why he can never know the truth, even if it means saying good bye.

Quintin Lockhart has been in love with Esther since they were children. After an extended trip to India, she’s finally back on English soil. But it becomes painfully obvious after their first meeting that Esther isn’t ready to fall into his waiting arms.

Esther Collingwood’s trip abroad was not at all the lovely adventure she’d been hoping for. Backed into a corner one fateful night, Esther saved herself the only way she could, sacrificing another woman’s happiness in the process. Unable to forgive herself, Esther determines she doesn’t deserve her own happily ever after.

Struggling to understand the change he sees in Esther, Quintin tries desperately to show her that he still cares. But Esther, drowning in heavy shame, refuses to listen to her own heart. When all that happened in India comes to light, will Esther be able to work through the darkness inside herself and find happiness with Quintin once more?

What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Quintin is the third son in the Lockhart family and his father gave him an estate that he could run that would be separate from his brothers holding. Unfortunately, the estate was mismanaged for years before Quintin took it over and as a result, he has been barely turning a profit, which is better than the state it was in when he took it over 4 years ago. Which is not the best place to be in when you want to ask for the hand of your childhood sweetheart.

One thing that I have realized is that the Lockhart boys have a tendency to find women that are wonderful and smart and very underappreciated by their families. Which makes me adore them even more. Quintin is my favorite out of all of the Lockhart siblings and has been since he first made his appearance. There is just something about him that makes my heart melt. He is sweet with such a kind heart and from the first book he has not wavered in his devotion to Esther. Even though she has been away with her family in India for the last two years. Quintin’s goal has been to make a place that she would be happy to call home.

As much as this story is about Quintin it is also about Esther discovering that we are not the sum of our bad judgment. This is a story about self-forgiveness and healing. In a lot of ways, this is a story that I know a lot of us need at times. We can be our own worst enemy, but never are we too far gone that we can not be forgiven, but we have to learn to forgive ourselves first.

Not only is this book meaningful but it made me feel all the feelings I loved it. I could not put it down and I finished it in one day.

There is one more sibling to go and I can not wait to get her story!

My Rating: /5

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Review: A Heart In The Balance by L.G. Rollins

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A Heart in the Balance
A Heart In The Balance
by L.G. Rollins
Lockhart  #3
Regency Romance
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Synopsis
Lady Cassandra Lockhart is determined no one will taint the night her brother announces his engagement—not gossipy ladies nor backhanded Peers. When she sees a gentleman slip from the ballroom, Cassandra assumes the worst; he is off to rendezvous with a young lady. Such would surely spell disaster for the night. Certain she alone can protect her family’s good name, Cassandra hurries to stop him.

Lord Nigel Southcott is nervous over meeting his informant tonight. Still, at the predestined hour he slips from the ballroom and out toward the trees and shadows. Only too late, he realizes it’s a trap set by the infamous Le Renard. Equally as surprising is the beautiful stranger who comes to his aid.

To protect Nigel, Cassandra agrees to keep him hidden, knowing full well that doing so puts herself in danger of gossipmongers and French spies alike. Her reputation is on the line, and his very life—yet between the secrets and stratagem, a connection forms. Le Renard, though, is not willing to give up his prey so easily. Will Nigel and Cassandra’s wit and blossoming love be enough to save them? Or will the growing subterfuge swallow them both?

What I thought
This book was received from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am in love with this author’s writing, it just pulls me in every time.  I had such a hard time putting this book down. This is the third installment of the Lockhart Regency Romance series.  This series follows the Lockhart siblings (there are 5).  Each book builds on the last but they can be read as standalone; however, I would suggest that you start with the first one.

This book is Cassandra’s story and I loved watching all the sass the back and forth between Nigel and Cassandra.  I am not sure who’s POV I enjoyed more. This book was everything that I was hoping for and so much more.

These are wonderful proper romance books and just what I needed during this time.  I am so excited to read the next story and cannot wait for it to come out.

My Rating: /55 Stars

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