#review Dealing Her Final Card by Jennie Lucas

Dealing Her Final Card by Jennie Lucas is a Harlequin Presents/Modern romance. True to the genre, it follows a conflict generating beginning, followed by the hero sweeping the heroine off her feet and finally, him being redeemed by love.

It was an engrossing read. The credit goes to the author who has great writing flair. I found the initial premise quite medieval but once you get over that, and a bewildering middle, it settles back into the brisk pace the beginning promises. Lots of twists and dark shades keep you riveted.
*a bit of a spoiler here*
The end was quite creditable to the hero but didn’t favor the heroine. I found my opinion of her plummeting. The set up for the next book also made the ending a bit weaker than it should be.
I give it four stars because it didn’t take long to finish and provided an entertaining read.

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Last day to get Against All Rules free at Amazon. Don’t miss it. Bestseller in world literature> Asian and contemporary urban fiction categories at Amazon.com, and contemporary romance category at Amazon.in, Against All Rules has enjoyed appreciative reviews from Harlequin authors and book bloggers and reviewers. It is growing in popularity at Kindle Unlimited as well.

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#Spotlight His Runaway Royal Bride by Tanu Jain #Tornadogiveaway #giveaway

Name of the Book: HIS RUNAWAY ROYAL BRIDE
Author: Tanu Jain

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1. Reet Singh 
2. Shree 
3. Shilpa Garg 

The Story:

When Maharaj Vidyamann Veer Singh of Samogpur’s beautiful young wife vanished three years ago everyone assumed she was dead. When Veer discovers she’s actually alive and well, he’s determined to bring her back home to do her duty…
Meethi loved Veer passionately but felt shackled in the role of his wife. Will they overcome the obstacles to find happiness in marriage?




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About The Author 

 

Tanu Jain 
 
Tanu Jain is a bookaholic turned writer. A doctorate in English Literature, she hid the fact from friends and family for years that she was an aspiring writer of one of those steamy Mills and Boons. She had sent off manuscripts (returned with polite regret) much before M&B came to India. Two M&Bs (His Captive Indian Princess, 2013 and His Runaway Royal Bride, 2014) later she is currently working on her third book. Strength, kindness, honesty, optimism and love were drilled into her as a child by her parents and the first M&B that she read made her realize that these were exactly what romance novels were about! So, writing a romance novel was both emotionally and morally satisfying!
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#spotlight Bootie and the Beast by Falguni Kothari #Tornadogiveaway #giveaway

Name of the Book: BOOTIE AND THE BEAST
Author: Falguni Kothari

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2. Reet Singh
3. Aditi Saha 

The Story:

Opposites attract!
Diya Mathur (Aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and party princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet! But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diyas reputation is in ruins! Theres only one place to escape the rumors – Texas, under the protection of her life-long friend and secret love, Krish Menon (Aka the Beast).
Financial whiz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings beauty Mathur to her knees! He has no idea, of course! They have shared a bond since childhood – a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading-but with Diya back in his life and under his roof Krish finds his latent desire for her explodes! And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman especially Diya, everything changes. Krish might finally realize how much he wants his Beauty but he wont get her until Diya has finally tamed her Beast!
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Falguni Kothari  
 
A Mumbaikar at heart, Falguni Kothari lives in New York with her family and a sweet as chocolate Maltese named Truffles. She loathes cooking and flying and holds a fervent hope that teleportation become a viable travel option within her lifetime.When she is not playing Domestic Goddess, Soccer Mom or Canine Companion, she is found embroiled in some or other scandal—sorry, creating stories—on her ever-faithful laptop. She loves tales of all kinds and is partial to sassy ones with happy-ever-after endings.

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#Spotlight There’s Something About You by Yashodhara Lal #Harlequin #Tornadogiveaway


Name of the Book: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
Author: Yashodhara Lal

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2. Sankalpita Singh
3. Nandhini

The Story:

This is not your typical boy-meets-girl story. Okay, they do meet, but there are some complications.
Trish is twenty-eight. She’s unemployed, overweight, single and snarky. She knows all that. And if one more person – just one more person – tries to fix her, she might explode. Sahil is thirty-five. He has superpowers. Well, kind of. He seems to think so, anyway. He’s also hot (okay, in a geeky kind of way, but still). And he plays the guitar, helps the underprivileged and talks about his feelings. Aren’t guys like that supposed to exist only in fantasies?
When Trish and Sahil meet, magic happens. Real magic, you know, like fireworks, electricity, that sort of thing. But here’s the problem. Trish doesn’t want anyone in her life. She has enough to deal with – dependent parents, flaky neighbours, bitchy editors, the works. And yet, Sahil is determined to be in her life.
From the bestselling author of Just Married, Please Excuse and Sorting Out Sid, here is another zinger of a book.
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Yashodhara Lal 
 
Yashodhara Lal’s USP is in taking the ordinary and making it hilarious. She graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and has over 12 years of experience in the Marketing Domain across two large corporations in FMCG and media. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Vijay, and the three small children they call Peanut, Pickle and Papad – all of whom never fail to provide her with material for her entertaining blog at http://www.yashodharalal.com.’Just Married, Please Excuse’ is her first book. ‘Sorting Out Sid’ is her latest work of fiction.

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#Tornadogiveaway Book no. 40 Rescued By Love by Shilpa Suraj #Harlequin #romance

 

Name of the Book: RESCUED BY LOVE

Author: Shilpa Suraj

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The Story:

When Naina Ahuja is kidnapped as hostage days before her father, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, must sentence a terrorist, the stakes are very high. Lt Col Arjun Rathore and his team are the only ones who can be trusted with the mission of saving her.
During their arduous trek back through the hostile terrain of Ladakh, Arjun and Naina spend days in danger of losing their lives – and their hearts. Back in safety, the real world and its very real problems threaten – as do their own perceptions of the differences between them.
They must separate – but will life rescue their love?
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Shilpa Suraj 
 
Shilpa was a year and a half when she was first introduced to the world of books. Her mother would park her with a picture book on the floor of the kitchen while she finished her cooking for the day. While it’s no longer the kitchen floor, you can still find her tucked away in a cosy nook somewhere with her nose buried in a book. While books in all genres interest her, it was romance that captured her heart. While racing through every romantic fiction book she could beg, borrow or buy, her over active imagination started to work overtime and weave its own stories. Years in the corporate world followed by a stint of entrepreneurship crystallised her belief that all she really wanted to do was give life to the stories bubbling inside of her. She briefly managed to tear herself away from the world of fiction to find her own personal happily ever after and now spends her time happily focusing on the two loves of her life – family and writing romances.

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Spotlight on The Cure Was Love by Reet Singh #Tornadogiveaway #TheBookClub

If you haven’t heard of the Tornado Giveaway, it’s time you did. It is huge! You can take part in it and support authors while winning free books. What could be better?
I’m spotlighting here The Cure Was Love by Reet Singh. Read https://summeritarhayne.com/2014/10/28/bookreview-the-cure-was-love-by-reet-singh/ and also check out this guest post by Reet Singh at this blog.
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Name of the Book: THE CURE WAS LOVE

Author: Reet Singh

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2. Devika Fernando

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The Story :

For three months, Simi Gill gets to do what she loves – train to be a doctor and learn more about medicine. As a bonus, she gets to forget about the shallow boyfriend who dumped her, and worse, who hurt her. Living it up in New York, far from her home in India, she is saved by the delicious Rudy Bhatnagar, not once, but two times in one night!

A talented surgeon with a heart of gold, Rudy can’t stop himself from thinking about Simi Gill. He tries very hard – for having had his heart broken before, he’s not sure he can risk it again. But fate has other plans. Thrown together by bizarre circumstances, they survive booze and babysitting with aplomb. Will they realize they’re perfect for each other or will they let precious love slip through their fingers?

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Reet Singh 

Reet has a romantic soul, partly genetic but certainly attributable to the romantic fiction she devours by the kilo. When she’s not watching romcoms, or doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook, or playing Scrabble, she can be found in the kitchen putting together her ‘world-famous’ one-pot meals.
Married for three decades, her prototypical tall, handsome, and sensitive hero-husband still makes her heart skip a beat. Writing about love and happy endings feeds her romantic soul; hearing from her readers thrills her.
Having a mother that read to her, she paid it forward, telling bedtime stories to her sons and nieces until they grew too old too fast. As a reaction to them growing up before she knew what was happening, she began writing for older children, and has published children’s books on Amazon, for Kindle.
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#Bookreview #Harlequin #historical Wicked Rake Defiant Mistress

Wicked Rake Defiant Mistress is a Harlequin historical romance by Ann Lethbridge.

The beginning was really grab -your-throat type intriguing. It wasn’t very clear why the heroine had to take the very desperate steps and lie all the time but still the author generated enough interest to hook the reader. As I read on, I realised that every time the story settled, a fresh, quite unforeseen twist was added. This worked to quite an extent but also took the story far away from its original fresh idea. Sometimes one did feel like shaking some sense into the characters but on the whole I liked the wrap up. I had the feeling the author intended this story to be something else but then the latter part was added to mold the characters to the expected form in the genre. The character of the hero also changed quite a lot and the change was so sudden, almost like an afterthought. It looked like he was moulded to fit the title and the genre expectations.

For the writing and the original idea, I rate this book four stars.

Guest post – why a military hero – Shilpa Suraj

Today I have on my blog Harlequin author Shilpa Suraj talking about her army officer hero in the new book Rescued by Love. Please welcome her.

Take it away Shilpa
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Why a military hero?

Growing up, every girl spends hours dreaming of her Prince Charming. As the years go by, her list of his character traits and attributes grows and grows. Honor, integrity, chivalry, valour, charm, courtesy, passion, intensity, dedication…the list is now endless. If there are ever men who can tick off almost every requirement on that list, it’s military men. They are the embodiment of every romantic fantasy a girl has nurtured growing up.

Arjun, the hero of Rescued by Love, was a dream to write. Quite literally. A reader wrote to me soon after the book released asking if he was inspired by someone in real life and if yes, then could she meet him? Honestly, if Arjun was real, I’d keep him for myself.  Hide him away from the world so no one, not even Naina, the heroine, could steal him from me. He checks every box on the fantasy wish list with enviable ease. He lives by a personal code that most of us would tremble to attempt and treats all the relationships in his life with care, dignity and respect. He’ll do the right thing no matter what the personal cost to him and will take a bullet for another human being for no other reason than the fact that he is sworn to protect. He adores his family and values their happiness even at the expense of his own. He loves with a depth of passion and a core of integrity that seems almost impossible.

All wrapped up in six pack abs and a mouth-wateringly smart uniform. What’s not to love?

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#Bookreview: The Cure Was Love by Reet Singh

The Cure Was Love is the second romance by Reet Singh.

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Blurb

For three months, Simi Gill gets to do what she loves – train to be a doctor and learn more about medicine. As a bonus, she gets to forget about the shallow boyfriend who dumped her, and worse, who hurt her. Living it up in New York, far from her home in India, she is saved by the delicious Rudy Bhatnagar, not once, but two times in one night!

 A talented surgeon with a heart of gold, Rudy can’t stop himself from thinking about Simi Gill. He tries very hard – for having had his heart broken before, he’s not sure he can risk it again. But fate has other plans. Thrown together by bizarre circumstances, they survive booze and babysitting with aplomb. Will they realize they’re perfect for each other or will they let precious love slip through their fingers? 

The story revolves around medical student Simi and her constant run-ins with dishy surgeon Rudy. Though the characters are in the medical profession, this is not a medical romance.
Reet Singh has depended rather heavily on the factor of coincidence in setting up the story. But Simi and Rudy are such engaging characters that you don’t mind that at all! In fact the sheer factor of enjoyable interaction between them – and yes, also his family – carried me through this book. While the knowledge of writing craft was nudging at me that the scenes lacked tension or the story didn’t have a definite trope, the reader in me was off whizzing through the pages and rooting for these lovable characters.

Having finished swotting over editing a manuscript, I was just in the mood to wind down and this fit the bill perfectly.

I give it five stars. Pick this up if you want a light, fun read to relax with.