2021: #18 – The Duchess Deal (Tessa Dare)

Of course, this book starts with a ridiculous premise. The Duke of Ashbury, a man scarred inside (by rejection) and outside (by war), proposes marriage to the first acceptable woman who crosses his path. He really has no interest in marriage, but needs to produce an heir and believes that no woman of standing will have him. Emma, the seamstress who created his ex-fiancé’s wedding

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2021: #17 – The Silence of the White City (Eva Garcia Saenz de Urturi)

This is the first book I’ve read from Spanish author Saenz de Urturi, and it’s a strong one, despite a slow start. She spends a lot of time place-setting and establishing our main characters. Things start rolling about halfway through, and the ride gets a bit wild. It all starts when our investigators, Unai and Estabeliz, are called to a crime scene exactly like a

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