An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

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TITLE: An Offer from a Gentleman

AUTHOR: Julia Quinn

PUBLISHER: Piatkus

NO. OF PAGES: 358

GENRE: Romance, Historical Romance

DATE READ: May 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

Like  Cinderella, Sophie Beckett has the evil stepmother, the evil stepsister and the wants-to-help-but-doesn’t-know-how-to stepsister. She dreams of a different life with dances, dresses and gentlemen. One night, her fellow servants conspire to let her have a taste of her dreams by allowing her to attend the Bridgerton’s masquerade ball. There she meets Benedict Bridgerton, the dashing gentleman determined to find the mysterious lady who captured his heart and left without telling him her name at the strike of midnight.

REXY’S RATING:4 stars

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The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

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TITLE: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2)

AUTHOR: Julia Quinn

PUBLISHER: Piatkus

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GENRE: Romance, Historical Romance

DATE READ: May 7-8, 2015

SYNOPSIS:  *from Goodreads*

..This time, the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry—he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do notmake the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

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The Duke & I by Julia Quinn

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TITLE: The Duke & I (Bridgertons, #1)

AUTHOR: Julia Quinn

PUBLISHER: Piatkus

NO. OF PAGES: 339

GENRE: Romance, Historical Romance

DATE READ: May 1, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely—and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it’s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it’s his devilish smile, certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her… but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke… for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love…

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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MAY AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn is the pseudonym used by Julie Pottinger (born Julie Cotler), a best-selling American historical romance author, who says she chose her pseudonym so her Regency romances would be on bookshelves next to those of the successful romance writer Amanda Quick. Her novels have been translated into thirteen foreign languages, and she has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List nine times.

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Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts

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TITLE: Hot Rocks

AUTHOR: Nora Roberts

PUBLISHER: Jove

NO. OF PAGES: 320

GENRE: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

DATE READ: May 1, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

Laine Tavish runs from her past in her new life as the proprietor of the antique shop “Remember When’. When an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon makes her acquaintance, it’s up to her to dig up why he’s a figure from her past life. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that may bring consequences that can shake her whole life.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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