Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review-Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain- 5*

Title: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress
Series: Matchmaker Trilogy #3
Author: Theresa Romain
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: * * * * * 
Publishers: Sourcebooks Casablanca
(Jan 6, 2015)
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1402284052
FTC Disclosure: Book provided by the author

One good proposition deserves another...
Heiress Augusta Meredith can't help herself-she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade.
Augusta persuades Joss to keep her secret in exchange for a secret of his own. Weaving their way through the treacherous pitfalls of a polite world only too eager to expose and condemn them, they begin to see that being true to themselves is not so long as they're true to each other...
I didn't realize until after I'd finished this book that it was in fact the third book in the series. Definitely did not feel like I'd missed anything by not having read the earlier books, but I do intend going back and reading them as this book was fabulous. I liked that the setting was in Bath rather than the London ball rooms. I loved reading about the places and activities that took place there as well as the more relaxed feel of the parties.  
I loved the banter between Joss and Augusta. They had me chuckling out loud frequently as they snarked at one another. The fact that both main characters were working upper middle class rather than the usual upper class, Lord or Lady, was also a plus for me. It was a very refreshing change of pace. 
While there was a rather quirky romance, there was also a small mystery involving blackmail that while not real in depth did add yet another layer to the story. Romance plus mystery plus snarky main characters added up to a very satisfying recipe for a late night read.

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