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- Publisher: Publishers Lunch (July 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 10, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073FVZ53P
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,059 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Buzz Books 2017: Romance: Exclusive excerpts from forthcoming romance titles by Tessa Dare, Alexandra Ivy, Eloisa James, Gena Showalter, Joanna Shupe, Meredith Wild and many more Kindle Edition
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel. See more
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The Duchess Deal: I loved this so much that I tried to get my grubby paws on an ARC, but no luck. It went right on my wishlist now. The chemistry between Emma and the Duke snaps and pops like a downed power line. And some of the dialogue made me laugh out loud. I can't wait for this one to come out. 5 stars
Into the Night: A really well done romantic suspense with good solid characters and what looks to be a twisty plot. I didn't wishlist it, but it's well written so you may want to. Download a sample and decide. 4 stars
Mess With Me: This was EXCELLENT. The character of Sam was really well developed, not especially lovable in the excerpt but very memorable with lots of room to develop. I didn't preorder only because I already have a mile-high TBR stack. 5 stars
The Scotsman Who Saved Me: Don't think that this is a Scottish Highlands story, it isn't, it's set in the US. It starts with the MacEnroy brothers stumbling over a couple that's been tortured and killed, their child missing. This fascinating story hooked me right away. 4.5 stars
Minor quibble: The only thing Scottish about that cover is the scrap of tartan she's holding.
Pretend You're Safe: I admit, I read this one just because, well, Alexandra Ivy. It's classified as romantic suspense, but there was no romance in the piece they included. It's about a serial killer whose bodies start to appear after a heavy rain. The woman he's fixated on, he leaves her things and apparently he's local. 4 stars
Wilde in Love: Georgian period? I'm in. What I got to read mostly focused on the relationship between Alaric and his surviving brother, North, which was pretty fascinating. There was just a glimmer of what was coming with the romance between Alaric and Willa. This is one to watch. 4 stars
A Good Day to Marry a Duke: I fell in love with this new-to-me author immediately. Daisy and Lord Ashton generate enough electricity to power a small city at their first meeting. Amazingly fun dialogue. 5 stars
Hot and Badgered: Raise your hand if you don't read shifter romances. Me too. I'm right there with you. But this book. Will. Change. Your. Mind. Just read it. I read the summary and thought, 'well, I like snark' and 'I like outrageous, strong female characters too.' Fiine, I'll give it a try... Next thing I knew I was whining 'What do you mean it's not out until next year??' 5 enthusiastic stars
Monster in the Closet: The snippet hooked me hard, but there was no romance in it at all. Bsed on what I read, I'd call it a mystery, not romantic suspense. Check the reviews and download a sample before you decide on this one. Great cover, BTW. 3.5 stars
A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred): This one I loved, and wishlisted immediately. Lady Nora needs a fake fiance so she can get herself back to England, to her 'true love' artist, and self-made Julius needs Nora for an entree into society. Though the ending is a foregone conclusion, the writing is smooth, and the fact that the MCs are keeping secrets from each other ensures a fun read. 5 stars
Misadventures of a City Girl: Not only am I tired of the gratuitous sex scenes in romances lately (I skim them, but still), but this story didn't offer anything new. Neither the characters nor the story were all that interesting based on the BB snippet. 2.5 stars
These are the ones that piqued my interest. Please note that I skipped most of the contemporary stuff because my TBR stack for that is already way too high, the Austens because I don't read Austen anything, ditto for Sherlock, but that's teh beauty of BBs. You can just read the stuff that interests you ;)
*This in no way influences my review*
In order to offer a completely fair review, I've broken it down into two parts...
5 Stars for concept:
I love the entire idea behind these Buzz Books and plan on making them must haves as I see them become available from now on. This volume offers 18 excerpts from romance novels that are upcoming releases from between 8/22/17 and 3/27/18. The excerpts are from a wide variety of romantic sub-genres and include at times just a prologue to as many as three chapters. I had a blast discovering new authors and upcoming titles that I wasn't even aware were coming out. Highly recommended.
3 Stars for overall content:
There were quite a few titles in this volume of Buzz Books that I instantly wanted to purchase. A few of the big ones to look out for included:
(Excerpts I gave 5 stars to)
-- The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare - 8/22/17
-- Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter - 8/29/17
(Excerpts I gave 4 stars to)
-- Into the Night by Cynthia Eden - 12/26/17
-- Wilde in Love by Eloisa James - 10/31/17
-- A Good Day to Marry a Duke by Betina Krahn - 11/28/17
-- The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren - 1/2/18
-- Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose - 8/29/17
-- A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe - 10/31/17
There were others that piqued my interest and maybe it just didn't have that hook because the excerpt was shorter than I'd hoped or some that weren't my cup of tea, but overall this was a great batch of excerpts with tons to look forward to.
Overall I give this 4 Stars
If for no other reason, you should pick this one up because it offers a FREE glance at a variety of upcoming titles for you to be on the look out for.
Side note: No where could I find a page count for this book. It makes sense considering it's excerpts taken from a ton of different sources, but according to some conversion tables I found for Kindle location to page count, it is roughly 435 pages for anyone wondering.