Review: Never Rescue a Rogue – E-Arc

I received an E-Arc from the publisher for an honest review!

Summary:
Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain―not a hidden attraction. Diana loves the freedom of working at the newspaper too much to give it up for marriage, and Giles is happily married to his bachelor lifestyle. But they do have one thing in common―the secrets they can’t risk escaping.

When Giles’ father, the curmudgeonly Duke of Harpenden unexpectedly turns up his toes, it’s only a matter of time before someone comes crawling out of the woodwork who knows the true circumstances of his only son’s birth. As the threat of blackmail becomes real, Giles must uncover the truth of his parentage first, or else he and all those who depend upon him will be ruined―and dogged bloodhound Diana is his best hope at sniffing out the truth. As Giles and Diana dive into his family’s past, the attraction that the two of them insisted wasn’t there proves impossible to ignore. Soon, the future of the Sinclair estate isn’t the only thing on the line…

My Review:
Oh my gosh! I got an e-Arc from the publisher one morning. That was such a nice surprise since I was having such a long week. I know I haven’t updated the blog much, lots of things going on!! But this book was such a gem to read.

I’ve read the first book “Never Fall for Your Finance” and loved it. This one meets the same level! Another lovely adventure with the Merriwell Sisters! This book had all the feels. Granted there is an attraction between Diana and Giles. You feel the emotion build up but do they get together? It kind of reminds me of Bridgerton from Season 2. Historical Rom Cons rule!

I will say Diana is such a lively, independent character who takes no grief and is always determined to find the truth. She banters with Giles, hence the attraction and power builds up between them. Giles on the other hand shows himself off as not important and reckless in a way to the public, but to his friends he is a true gentleman and holds honor dear to his heart. To me he seems wicked cool. I love the interaction between the two.

Giles learns of his father’s death and then there’s a question mark hanging over his head of who is his mother. He begins his search to find out the truth. Diana gets involved to help Giles with this mystery. While in this process, Gile’s long lost Uncle Gervais shows up wanting take over the estate! Who will get the estate and the title duke?

I can see this story into a movie. That would be awesome to see.

I did laugh a few times while reading this book! There was a few kisses involved as I squealed with delight because I wanted Giles and Diana to become a couple but do they? I will admit the cute steamy part in the book was sweet and adorable! You have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about.

There were some new words that popped up in this book that made me actually looked them up because I had no clue what they meant but the flow of the writing and story being told was well done. It held my interest a great deal.

So if you are looking for adventure, humor, a friendship turned to lovers attraction rom con, then you gotta pick this book up! Plus it’s historical too! I’m so happy to have read this book! Thank you to Kejana Ayala for this surprise.

A line from the book that I enjoyed:
“Loved her with all of his stupid, misguided noble heart.”

Arc Review : Aria’s Traveling Book Shop

Aria's Travelling Book Shop Cover

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop

By Rebecca Raisin

Released: April 8th 2020

HQ Digital

Blurb:
With her merry band of Van Lifers, Aria heads to France in her travelling bookshop, best friend Rosie by her side for a summer they’ll never forget!

Hopeless romantic Aria vowed never to love again after losing her husband, TJ, but fate has other ideas and keeps throwing the bespectacled, book lover Jonathan in her path. When a memento from TJ turns up it brings Aria’s past back to the fore.

Nomadic by nature, Aria can’t see how love could work anyway when home is always at the end of a new patch of road…

A long, hot summer travelling off the beaten track, surrounded by newly loved up couples reminds Aria of what she’s missing.

Will she bookmark her love life at the point her husband left, or she will begin a new chapter under the sizzling sun of the Cote d’azure…?

 

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing!  I have not had an arc review in such a long time and you can imagine that I was so excited to do this.   Today is the day for my review.   I got a copy of this arc for an honest review!  So a big thanks to the author Rebecca Raisin and Harper Collins in London.

The summary is mentioned up above and you get the idea what the story is. I am going to express my thoughts and feelings about this story.  So here I go.

Basically Aria travels with her friends: Rosie and Max.   They all travel by vans.  I thought this was pretty interesting concept.  I would love to see how this actually works.  I kept picturing one of those vintage campers or my local book mobile for Aria’s van.   Aria’s relationship with Rosie is awesome.   I love the playful banter they have between them and that they have such an awesome relationship.    You will love this!  I even laughed between the two conversations on a few things.

As the three began to head on out for another adventure to France, they also have a few other van lifers following.  One of them is Tori who Aria does not like.  I did not even like Tori and how this character comes across.  I also admit that maybe there is something else going on with Tori that isn’t known yet.

The story goes on as it grabbed my attention from each page.  I crave it.  I wanted to know what was going to happen to Aria’s love life.  Well I got my wish!   I loved the back story of her husband TJ which is also sad.  I can only imagine what it would be like to live through that kind of experience.   I could completely understand how Aria would not love again.  She had a great love and that is it.  She did not want to lose or hurt TJ if she moved on.

Enter Jonathan!

Well now he kept popping throughout the book which nice.  Every time Aria and Jonathan would mingle, I felt I was watching fireworks slowly getting to the magic.  It was amazing and fun.   I love how they just clicked.   I loved the reaction of Aria when she finds out Jonathan is a writer.   I was cracking up at when she went to a reading of his and had to fake a scene.  It was totally awesome.   Such a great storytelling moment!

Aria eventually talks to Rosie about her feelings of Jonathan and TJ.   Rosie gives her some feedback but the other character that helps Aria is TJ’s mother, Mary.   Mary gave Aria  TJ’s diary that he left.  Aria learned more about her husband TJ and even realized that it was okay to let go.  The diary moments were so touching.   There was some unresolved feelings between Mary and Aria because of how TJ passed.    In time Mary realizes how brave Aria was to respect TJ’s wishes.   Eventually Mary tells Aria it is okay to move on and ass her “What would TJ’s wish be for you?”   This made her think.  I really like how  Aria and Mary reconnected again.

Does Aria make a move?   Well….

Jonathan and Aria end up talking for quite a bit.  I loved this because it showed that they had the same interests and that communication was important!  They just clicked.  While they talked, Jonathan told his side of relationship.  That was an eye opener and I could see why Jonathan would be hesitate to go into a relationship.  I was in shock at some of it.    Both were a bit afraid to love again but they took the chance on each other.   Aria gets her happy ending!   I loved how this was wrapped up sweetly.   It was not a heavy, passionate romance.  It was a well thought, funny, sweet romance.   I really liked this story quite a bit.  I hope you will pick this book up today and give it a shot.

 

Author Info:

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Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

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