Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review + Giveaway- LUCK BE LADY (Rules for the Reckless, #4) by Meredith Duran

Publisher: Pocket Books
Pub. Date: August 25, 2015
Source: Print ARC
Genre: Historical Romance 
Rating: 4 Stars

Romance sizzles between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord in this fourth sexy novel in the Rules for the Reckless series from the USA Today bestselling author of Fool Me Twice.

The Wallflower

They call her the “Ice Queen.” Catherine Everleigh is London’s loveliest heiress, but a bitter lesson in heartbreak has taught her to keep to herself. All she wants is her birthright—the auction house that was stolen from her. To win this war, she’ll need a powerful ally. Who better than infamous and merciless crime lord Nicholas O’Shea? A marriage of convenience will no doubt serve them both.

The Crime Lord

Having conquered the city’s underworld, Nick seeks a new challenge. Marrying Catherine will give him the appearance of legitimacy—and access to her world of the law-abiding elite. No one needs to know he’s coveted Catherine for a year now—their arrangement is strictly business, free from the troubling weaknesses of love. Seduction, however, is a different matter—an enticing game he means to ensure she enjoys, whether she wishes to or not...

Luck Be A Lady...what to say, what to say? My goodness, it was hot! Historical romance is beginning to become one of my go to books. I love the dialogue and the mannerisms of all the characters. Carherine Everleigh is the type of woman who takes no shit from anyone. She's strong, independent, and doesn't feel the need to all. That is until Nicholas O'Shea comes into the picture. Catherine has a proposition for dear Nick, to marry her before she lose the family company to her brother. 

It's not as easy as it may seem. Nick is an underground crime lord and what he wants is Catherine. Body and soul. Catherine being the woman that she is, is not going to make it easy. Her marriage to Nick is purely business. But Nick will stop at nothing to get inside her in all the ways that count whether it's the last thing he will do. He knows Catherine is a stubborn woman but she can't deny the attraction they have together. Will these two be able to make everything work? Or will they crumble and fall?

Man oh man. I really loved this one. Catherine was such a lovely character but sometimes her feminist attitude bugged me. I get that she could do everything herself and wanted no help from any man, least of all O'Shea, but it's not going to kill a girl to ask for help every now and then. Of course her brother didn't make matters any better since he was a huge douche nugget. I don't fault her for hating him; he was one shady character. 

Overall, I adore this book and this author. She's shot herself up onto my auto-buy list just because. I want more historical romances just like this one. With a hot hero who knows how to handle a spit-fire woman. Thank goodness I have the other books by her! If you haven't ever had the chance to read Duran's works, check below for the giveaway. I will be giving away books 2,3, and 4, and they will be signed! Now that's a deal. 

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One Daring Widow

In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing -- for something, or someone, to whisk her away ...

One Reluctant Suitor

Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble -- and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother’s choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious -- and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn’t quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity -- when their hearts have needs of their own?

Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits—and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family’s past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She’ll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information.

Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance. More beautiful than Lucifer, twice as feared, and thrice as cunning, he’ll use any weapon to punish those who fooled and betrayed him—even an impertinent maid who doesn’t know her place. But the more fascinated he becomes with the uppity redhead, the more dangerous his carefully designed plot becomes. For the one contingency he forgot to plan for was falling in love…and he cannot survive being fooled again.

The third searing novel in the Rules for the Reckless series by Meredith Duran, the USA Today bestselling author of sexy and evocative Regency romances in the tradition of Sarah MacLean.

Catching the Lady Red-Handed

Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah Marshall has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at Eveleigh's, London’s premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach—until a gorgeous and enigmatic viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft.

Chasing One Red-Hot Passion

Christian “Kit” Stratton, Viscount Palmer, is society's most dashing war hero. But Kit’s easy smiles hide a dark secret: he is haunted by a madman’s vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh’s Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him. But one tempting touch may be their undoing—for what Kit needs threatens all Lilah holds dear, and losing her may destroy Kit.

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About the Author:
MEREDITH DURAN grew up enamored of British history. At thirteen years old, she made a list of life goals that included writing romance novels, trying sushi, and going to London to see Holbein’s portrait of Anne Boleyn. Now she is happy to report that all three goals have become her favorite things to do. When not studying, doing fieldwork in India, or working on her next novel, Meredith can be found in the library, browsing through travelogues written by intrepid Englishwomen of the nineteenth century.

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  1. The Shawshank Redemption

    Betul E.

  2. My favorite movie is actually the BBC mini-series or Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I have it on discs, and watch it several times a year. Thanks!

  3. Gah! Rom-Com is Love Actually; Tear Jerker is An Affair to Remember; Silly Movie is Airplane; and serious movie is On the Beach. Sorry, couldn't pick just one

  4. The long-time favorite for me is Roman Holiday. It's a great love story, even without the HEA.

  5. when Harry Met Sally

    Make Kay

  6. My favourite movie is Braveheart. I love it!


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