Friday, July 28, 2017

*REVIEW: "My Hellion, My Heart" by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan (Historical Romance)

by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan

Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Select Historical
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Publication Date: July 24th 2017

Series: Lords of Essex, #3
Standalone: Yes

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Description from Publisher:
He fought battles for crown and country. She waged war for his heart.

Lord Henry Radcliffe, the scarred but sinfully sexy Earl of Langlevit, is a beast. The only way Henry can exorcise the demons of his war-ravaged past is through intense physicality. In and out of bed. An endeavor that has no shortage of willing participants.

Intent on scandalizing London, Princess Irina Volkonsky is a hellion and every gentleman’s deepest desire...except for one. Irina knows better than to provoke the wickedly forbidding earl, but she will stop at nothing short of ruination to win the heart of the only man she’s ever loved.

But when one scandalous kiss makes dangerous passions ignite, neither of them can fight their sizzling attraction. When a sinister plot emerges to threaten them both, they will have to fight one last battle, this time for the ultimate

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This was somehow sweeter than either of the previous books in the series, perhaps because Henry suffers from PTSD from war and Irina from being kidnapped. I really loved the way they both resisted one another for so long, and how very flippant and playful Irina was. The way she balked tradition was a lot of fun.

The suspense was a nice addition, though I wasn't especially surprised at how it came about. It was much less of a focus than the other books.

The chemistry and affection between Irina and Henry is immediately present, but in a really wonderful way, not an InstaLust way. It didn't take long at all to get the sense that they truly cared about one another and were a perfect match.

This is definitely standalone, though I think the scenes with Lana & Gray and Briannon & Hawk were an extra treat. Regardless, the strong women present throughout is so incredibly well-done and I absolutely adored them all and their introductions. Irina may be the most buxom of them all! And the men who appreciate that strength are made that much better.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Amalie Howard
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.

She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and the sequel, Bloodcraft, was a national silver IPPY medalist. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children.
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About the Author: Angie Morgan
Angie is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult and middle grade books written under two other names (Page Morgan and Angie Frazier), and is now thrilled to be taking a much-anticipated leap into the world of adult romance. My Rogue, My Ruin is the first of three books in her new Lords of Essex series, co-written with good friend and fellow author, Amalie Howard. Angie lives in New Hampshire with her husband, their three daughters, and a menagerie of pets.
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