One for the Rogue book review

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One for the Rogue is the third in Charis Michaels’ The Bachelor Lords of London series. In this one, Beau, the lord, is fighting the title for all he’s worth. As the younger son, he was never groomed to take on the role.. Then it turned out his elder brother is not the legitimate heir after all.

Half in jest, the elder brother asks Emmaline, Dowager Duchess of Ticking, to school the new viscount in the ways of nobility. She herself was schooled on nothing else until her parents married her off at age 19 to a duke some 40 years her senior. He died son after, and now poor Emma is at the mercy of his odious heir.

To complicate matters, Emma has lost both parents and is now caring for her brother who, though a man, has the mentality of a child. She plots an elaborate scheme to escape, but the current Duke throws up roadblocks that only a fellow noble can counter.

Several of the characters from the other two books play prominent roles in this one, particularly the indomitable Lady Frinfrock, a soul sister of the Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey if ever there was one.

While I love to read about this era, I am really glad I don’t have to live with the same constraints they had based on class and gender.

 

 

 

The Virgin and the Viscount book review

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MY REVIEW:

The second book in Charis Michaels’ Bachelor Lords of London Series has a more somber tone than the first. And in this one, nobody is who they seem.

Bryson Courtland is quite happy when his father expires in a freak accident allowing him to become Viscount Rainsleigh.. He has been toiling for years to restore the family reputation. Now all he needs is a wife equally above reproach.

Lady Elisabeth looks the part and has the right family background. Only one tiny problem. Her life’s work has been running a charity that raises eyebrows. Oh, and she’s met Bryson before under horrible and horribly embarrassing circumstances.

Michaels has provided several surprising plot twists and wraps it all up in a heartwarming finale. She also lets us  renew acquaintances with several characters from her earlier book.

I’m hoping the companion/chaperone gets her own book.

 

About THE VIRGIN AND THE VISCOUNT

 In the next sparkling romance in debut author Charis Michael’s Bachelor Lords of London series, a proper viscount meets his match in a beguiling virgin who can’t help but break all the rules.

The Virgin 

Lady Elisabeth Hamilton-Baythes has a painful secret. At the innocent age of fifteen, she was abducted by highwaymen and sold to a brothel. After two days, a young lord discovers her and enacts a brave rescue to get her out. Now she’s a grown woman, working to save other girls from the horror she saw that night and never forgetting the young man who rescued her.

The Viscount
Bryson Courtland, Viscount Rainsleigh has overcome an abusive boyhood, neglectful parents, and a bankrupt title to be one of the wealthiest noblemen in Britain. He works tirelessly to be upright and forthright and proper to a fault. Now he requires only one thing: A proper, forthright, proper wife.

The Unraveling
When a charity event puts Lord Bryson and Lady Elisabeth face-to-face, Bryson has no memory of the wounded girl of long ago. All he can see is a perfect candidate to be his future wife. Elisabeth has never forgotten him, but she worries that the brave boy who saved her so long ago has become a rich man with an unfulfilled life.

As a whirlwind courtship reveals the truth, Bryson must accept that Elisabeth is actually a shadow from his dark past, while Elisabeth must show that love is the noblest virtue of all.

 

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About CHARIS MICHAELS

 Charis Michaels is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A&M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

 

Where to buy THE VIRGIN AND THE VISCOUNT

Avon: http://avonromance.com/book/9780062412935/the-virgin-and-the-viscount/

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The Earl Next Door book review

The Earl Next Door
The Bachelor Lords of London #1

By: Charis Michaels

Releasing March 1, 2016
Avon Impulse

I give highest marks to Charis Michaels for her new book The Earl Next Door. She has used plot elements and obstacles to the HEA that are out of the ordinary.

We first meet a Maggie Smith-esque marchioness who takes Piety under her wing and forms an unlikely friendship with Piety’s elderly black servant. Piety has fled from New York to London with only Tiny for company to escape not just the requisite one, but a pack of repulsive sibling suitors not to mention a harridan of a mother.

In his former life, Trevor, the earl of the title, was the right hand man of a Greek slumlord when not caring gently for his late invalid mother. He’s doing his best to rid himself of human attachments, bad and good. Or he was until Piety shows up in his music room.

Loved the couple, the supporting cast, and the plot.  A very well-done debut.

Michaels also introduces us to the hero of the next installment of her Bachelor Lords of London series. Can’t wait.

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About the book:

Charis Michaels makes her Avon Impulse debut with the first book in her new historical romance series, The Bachelor Lords of London…featuring a brooding earl and the American heiress who charms him.

 American heiress Piety Grey is on the run. Suddenly in London and facing the renovation of a crumbling townhouse, she’s determined to make a new life for herself—anything is better than returning to New York City where a cruel mother and horrid betrothal await her. The last thing she needs is a dark, tempting earl inciting her at every turn…

Trevor Rheese, the Earl of Falcondale, isn’t interested in being a good neighbor. After fifteen years of familial obligation, he’s finally free. But when the disarmingly beautiful Piety bursts through his wall—and into his life—his newfound freedom is threatened…even as his curiosity is piqued.

Once Piety’s family arrives in London, Falcondale suddenly finds himself in the midst of a mock courtship to protect the seductive woman who’s turned his world upside down. It’s all for show—or at least it should be. But if Falcondale isn’t careful, he may find a very real happily ever after with the woman of his dreams…

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Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/158555-the-bachelor-lords-of-london

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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-earl-next-door

 

 

Author Info

CHARIS MICHAELS is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A&M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

 

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Website:  http://charismichaels.com/

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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/charismichaels

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14174160.Charis_Michaels