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New York’s Finest
February 14, 2015
LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement!You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? The one with the anger management issues and the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy.Well, I have a confession to make…


THE HERMITAnnie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much.

Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy.
Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite…

When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together.
What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is?

The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 100k word novel, and is a standalone.

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Friends Without Benefits - Penny Reid

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What I Did For a Duke - Julie Anne Long Edenbrooke - Julianne Donaldson Lord of Darkness  - Elizabeth Hoyt The Five Kisses (Pride Meets Prejudice #1) - Karla Darcy Married By Morning - Lisa Kleypas The Governess Affair (The Brothers Sinister) - Courtney Milan

Top Three Favorite Regency Romances

I only started reading romance novels last year (in fact, it's been about 13 months). In that time I've read A LOT of books. I wanted to take a minute to document/note some of the books I've enjoyed starting with regency romance.


These three, of all the ones I've read, have really left an impression...


1. What I Did For A Duke: This book completely surprised me. It is definitely in the top three romances I've ever read. The title is so... meh. And it started out so... eh. But, the story is epically swoon-worthy. Basically, you have this older Duke (older for a romance novel, so 40) and he sets his mind to seducing the younger sister of a rival. This younger sister, in case you haven't yet gleamed, is the heroine and the Duke is the hero. For a time, the hero and the heroine form a friendship. Then, they for an attachment. Then, they fall in love. The story - how they move from one step to the next - is really, really lovely. The character of the Duke is probably one of my most favorite heroes in romance (right up there with Mr. Darcy and Captain Wentworth). He is multifaceted, strong, vulnerable, and realistically drawn with faults, worries, fears, and humor. The heroine is nearly as realistic and evocative, truly a *young* person who is struggling to understand what is real, what is important/matters, and what is fleeting. I've already read it three times!


2. Edenbrooke: So... this book is a "clean romance"; meaning, there is no explicit sex. Also, the heroine is a bit naive but still retains her likeability. The hero, unlike most romantic heroes of today (contemporary and historical alike), is unfailingly honorable. I LOVED that he was unwavering in his honor and, ultimately, that's what makes this books so special and romantic. There is a scene in the book that, no matter how many times I've read it, makes my stomach and chest twist with painful delight. I shall call it "the letter scene" and leave it at that...


3. Lord of Darkness: Really, I could have selected any number of Elizabeth Hoyt's books. She is... she is amazing. And, her books are amazing. She has an uncanny ability to draw fantastically relateable heroines and flawed yet completely desirable heroes with such consistency (from book to book). All her books are a must read. Lord of Darkness stands out for me because the heroine wants to kill (that's right, murder) the hero at first. And the hero is another one of those unfailingly honorable characters that make me sigh and - I freely admit it - swoon. Love Elizabeth Hoyt and I love her books!


I also have to give an honorable mention to Courtney Milan, Lisa Kleypas, and Karla Darcy. I've read a number of their books and always found them to be high quality/enjoyable reads.


Ok, how about you? Care to share your top regency romance???