Review: The Duke Buys a Bride by Sophie Jordan

Reviewed by Sara

The Duke Buys a Bride is an Historical Romance by author Sophie Jordan. The male main character and aforementioned Duke, is Marcus Weatherton the fifth Duke of Autenberry. While running away from his life in London to a long forgotten Scottish property, he comes across Alyse.

Alyse was raised by loving and educated parents. Unfortunately, due to their untimely demise, Alyse is auctioned as a wife to an older member of her village. She works as the housekeeper and care provider for his children until that man is ready for a “real” wife and arranges to auction Alyse. Alyse is frightened, but arranged with a childhood friend that he would buy her and they would leave for London. Unfortunately, Alyse’s friend never shows up and when Marcus first sets eyes on her, she is alone on the auction block at the mercy of the local townsmen. Marcus is immediately struck by Alyse’s bravery and places the winning bid. Marcus’ plan is to install Alyse as the housekeeper of his Scottish estate, but over the course of their journey and against the better judgement of both Marcus and Alyse, the two fall in love. [Read more…]

Review: Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan

Reviewed by Jen

Fury on Fire is book 3 in the Devils Rock series by Sophie Jordan. I did not read books one or two, but I didn’t really feel the lack. It seems the series surrounds three guys who served time together in prison. The hero of this book, North, was there for 12 years. His crime? Accidentally killing the man who raped his cousin.

As the story begins, North is two years out of jail and hasn’t truly recovered from his time there. He thinks he’s damaged goods and doesn’t see any hope for living a normal life. He does not consider himself relationship material. But he has sex with a new woman every night and apparently he’s so hot and so good, no one minds that there are no strings attached. [Read more…]

Review: A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan

good debutanteReviewed by Jen

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a romance involving a step-brother and sister pairing.  It could easily get squicky.  Not only did this romance avoid any gross-out factor, I found it very engaging. There is just the right amount of longing and self-denial, mixed up with some delicious sexual tension.  It really worked for me. [Read more…]

Review: How to Lose a Bride in One Night

Reviewed by Jen

Annalise has never been the kind of woman who turned heads. She grew up the daughter of single woman in difficult financial circumstances. She is a bit pudgy; she has a limp from a childhood injury; and she could use a little work on her self esteem. But her life seemed to turn around when her long lost father came back into her life. Yes, she was still illegitimate and her aforementioned problems were still there, but a big dowry can go a long way to changing a girl’s prospects. As the story begins, Annalise has just been wed to a duke and she is ready to start her new life… when her new husband tries to kill her on her wedding night and throws her body in the river. [Read more…]