There was a two year period in my life where I had and didn't want to do anything but read romance novels. The only author I had read was Nora Roberts and more recently, Lisa Kleypas. I went to a used bookstore and saw a very lovely cover of a historical romance called Married to the Viscount. After reading the blurb I decided to try it. When I went up to pay for my book the lady at the register told me that it was part of a series and that I would enjoy it more if I started at the beginning. I could tell she was a real book lover because she let me have the previous four books in the series for a low price.
Excited, I couldn't wait to get back to the house to read. I started A Dangerous Love in the fall of 2008 and immediately fell in love with Griff and Rosalind's story. I finished A Dangerous Love in one day and the next day started Daniel and Helena's story, A Notorious Love where two other characters caught my attention: Juliet Laverick, Rosalind and Helena's younger sister, and the unknown man crazy enough to abduct her. I just had to start reading After the Abduction and to this day, it is one of my absolute favorite Sabrina Jeffries books. There's just something about the mystery, angst and passion in After the Abduction that never really let me go. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly if you're a fan of Sabrina's, another of my favorite books is also part of this series. It's the book I originally saw in the book store, Married to the Viscount. Gosh what is it about those angsty, impossible circumstances romances that speak to me? Spencer and Abigail were such an impossible but perfect pairing.
It is in book 2 (To Pleasure a Prince) where a character by the name of Louisa North, sister of Marcus North the hero, was introduced and her story began. While secondary in nature Louisa's misadventures with a future Duke sets the stage for her own story in the very popular (and highly entertaining) School for Heiresses series.
As the last book in the Heiresses series was released, I wondered if Sabrina would be able to recreate that magic in her next project, The Hellions of Hallstead Hall. By now, I was starting to notice that while each series was separate from its predecessors, there was always that one character that tied them together and who sometimes even got their own book in the next series. Louisa North bridged the Brotherhood and Heiress series while Oliver Sharpe, Lord Stoneville bridged the Heiress and Hellions series.
What the Duke Desires was a excellent start to a new series and introduced a whole new cast of characters that I can't wait to read more about! 2013 not only saw a new series begin but I also had something truly awesome happen: I got invited to be part of Sabrina's street team, Sabrina's Dames and Dukes! Shy as I might be at times this was not something I was going to pass up so yay me!!
This month (January 21 to be precise), the second book in The Duke's Men series is released and I have been fortunate enough to read it (review will be posted later this month) so I can honestly say that if you love Sabrina Jeffries' books, you're going to want to get When the Rogue Returns. There's definitely a few twists and turns in that story that kept me reading until the wee hours of the night. Plus, the cover is just gorgeous and so beautifully blue! Definitely one of the most visually appealing covers I've seen, great job to whoever did the cover.
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