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Four Dukes and a Devil by Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash & Tracy Anne Warren

Overview
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Title: Four Dukes and a Devil
Author: Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash & Tracy Anne Warren
In: Four Dukes and a Devil (Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash & Tracy Anne Warren)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary romanceHistorical romanceParanormal romance, Regency romanceShort story collections
Dates read: 14th November – 17th December 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Anthology
Publisher: Avon Romance
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: Could I, uh, get a glass wine?

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Synopsis

Fall in love with the unpredictable and irresistible dukes (and one dog named Duke) of Four Dukes and a Devil. Join New York Times bestselling authors Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, and Tracy Anne Warren, along with USA Today bestselling author Elaine Fox and RITA Award winner Sophia Nash, for tales of noble danger and devilish desire.

Delicate young ladies must be protected from him.

First he steals her clothes, then he steals her heart.

Most would be terrified of this powerful vampire—but not him.

He’s “the catch of the century”. . . but she’s the only one he can’t have.

A young miss demands a kiss. But he won’t rest once she’s touched her lips to his.

With four dukes and one devil, there’s no limit on love.

Thoughts

I’ve had this collection on my shelf for a little while. And wow! Why did it take me this long? I completely loved all five novellas. They managed to run the gambit of romance genres and all featured good, strong women who you were completely gunning for the entire time. Five different couples, five different authors, five different settings, one really good adventure. This is the first collection in a long time that I have wanted to read cover to cover instead of taking a break in between like I usually do…

One of the things I loved about this collection is that although all five stories are romances of a sort, they’re from completely different genres. To start with there is a historical romance, then a contemporary one, then a romantic journey that features vampires and a demon. And finally, two regency romances to tie it all out. An intriguing mix, one that I would never have thought would work so well. But wow. It was impossible to put down and impossible to forget.

I now have many stories to put on my wish list… some are to expand on the series which this collection introduced me to, some just because I need to read more by some of these authors. Regardless, I have one more Night Huntress tale that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and four new authors to obsess over.

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Catch of the Century by Sophia Nash

Overview
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Title: Catch of the Century
Author: Sophia Nash
Series: Widows Club #3.5
In: Four Dukes and a Devil (Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash & Tracy Anne Warren)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Historical romance, Regency romance
Dates read: 17th December 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Avon Romance
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: There was only the cook to find, and a maid-of-all-work.

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Synopsis

All Victoria wants to do is get her charges safely to their destination. Then a chance encounter means that she’s thrust into the presence of the “catch of the century”. Will they succumb to their emotions or have a little more self control?

Thoughts

Unlike the first three stories in this collection, it took me a little while to fall in love with it. When I did, it was amazing. But it did take a chapter for me to become emotionally invested. However, once I did I was completely hooked. And actually a little mad when the story ended. I have now discovered that I really love regency romances, and I can’t wait to find more stories in this series!

I’m a stubborn, painful woman. Often to the detriment of myself. Which made me fall completely in love with Victoria. She’s stubborn and independent. Unwilling to give up her sense of self and ideas of identity just because a good looking man deigns to smile upon her. Definitely my kind of woman. But, she’s also so stubborn that there’s moments when she’s kind of unwilling to see beyond her own thoughts to what might end in her happily ever after. I also love that she’s the stubborn, independent woman of the group mentioned, yet she’s also the one who comes from the lowest class background. A good little mix in there.

I read this at the end of a long day. I was exhausted, and feeling kind of low, and just really needed something sweet and happy to act as a pick me up. Catch of the Century did this perfectly. It also helped to remind me that sometimes I should try new genres and authors. I didn’t imagine that I’d love Regency romance so much (which is stupid, because I LOVE Jane Austen). The sweet nature, happily ever after and focus on relationships was exactly what I needed. And I am so grateful that I had this to look forward to when I was feeling overwhelmed.

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