ARC Review: The Lady’s Last Mistake by Cara Devlin
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
1w ago
The Lady’s Last Mistake Cara Devlin Publisher: First Cup Press Publication Date: June 15, 2024 Series or Standalone:Bow Street Duchess Mystery #8 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: pregnancy/childbirth; physicial abuse; assault; death in childbirth (mother & child); medical content; injury/illness; kidnapping; murder “We’ve both been broken,” he said. “But we don’t have to stay that way.” I’ve been DYING for Cassie and Grant’s story since we met them early on in the Bow Street Duchess Mystery series. And what a treat it is to be back in t ..read more
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ARC Review: The Prince’s Bride by Charis Michaels
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
3w ago
The Prince’s Bride Charis Michaels Publisher: Avon Publication Date: May 21, 2024 Series or Standalone: Hidden Royals #2 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Physical abuse; injury (dog bite); fire; references to sexual assault, murder, death of a parent,  illness I think this is my new favorite Charis Michaels book, as this book was such a TREAT. I absolutely adore the spin Michaels puts on real historical figures of royals in exile from France in this series as she draws inspiration from actual historical events but makes the story complet ..read more
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ARC Review: My Season of Scandal by Julie Anne Long
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
1M ago
My Season of Scandal Julie Anne Long Publisher: Avon Publication Date: April 23, 2024 Series or Standalone:The Palace of Rogues #7 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Death of a parent (off-page); bullying; references to child abuse, pregnancy, abandonment, fire I’ve been trying to figure out how to put my feelings into words for over a week now, as this book was so magical. It’s been living rent-free in my head since I finished it, and I think it might be one of the most romantic books I’ve read in a long time. And just when you think The Palac ..read more
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ARC Review: Taken to the Grave by Cara Devlin
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
3M ago
Taken to the Grave Cara Devlin Publisher: First Cup Press Publication Date: March 23, 2024 Series or Standalone:Bow Street Duchess Mystery #7 Links: Amazon – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Murder; death; death of a parent; physical violence; kidnapping; references to torture; BDSM I’m still in deep denial that Taken to the Grave is the final book in the Bow Street Duchess Mystery series—I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters! I may or may not have been crying at the end of the book as I didn’t want to say goodbye. But Cara Devlin gives Audrey and Hugh a worthy send-of ..read more
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4 Reasons to Read the Veronica Speedwell Series
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
3M ago
If you know me, you know I absolutely ADORE the Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn. When I returned to blogging and launched my Instagram, one of my goals was to get as many people as possible to read this series, and I’m proud to say I’ve done that over the last 3 years! If you haven’t read this series yet, now is the perfect time to do so, as the ninth book, A Grave Robbery, was published today! Need more convincing? Here are 4 reasons you should pick up the Veronica Speedwell series: 1. Fascinating, compelling characters The characters are the heart and soul of this series.  ..read more
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ARC Review: A Grave Robbery by Deanna Raybourn
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
4M ago
A Grave Robbery Deanna Raybourn Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: March 12, 2024 Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #9 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Body horror; murder; death; fire/fire injury; physical abuse; toxic relationships; sexism; references to forced institutionalization; animal abuse I’m absolutely obsessed with the Veronica Speedwell series. Even nine books in, I’m still so giddy and excited to see these characters and learn what adventure Deanna Raybourn has in store for our intrepid lepidopterist Veronica Speedw ..read more
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7 Book Couples to Fall in Love with This Valentine’s Day
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
4M ago
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the day for love, and what better way to celebrate than by finding new couples to fall in love with. As a romance reader, I love reading about love. Give me all the swoon-worthy emotions that lead to a happily ever after!  Here are just a few of my all-time favorite couples who get a happily ever after!  King and Penelope from The Duchess Hunt by Lorraine Heath The Duchess Hunt is one of my all-time favorite historical romances! I absolutely love the romance between the Duke of Kingsland and his secretary Penelope Pettypeace. The mutual pining in this ..read more
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ARC Review: In Want of a Viscount by Lorraine Heath
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
4M ago
In Want of a Viscount Lorraine Heath Publisher: Avon Publication Date: February 20, 2024 Series or Standalone:The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction #3 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Death of a parent (off-page); infidelity (not main couple); sexism; bullying Oh my god, this book made me so giddy! It’s so swoon-worthy and romantic, and I am absolutely obsessed with Rook and Leonora. I’ve been lukewarm on the Chessmen series – the previous two books have been missing that special something that makes Lorraine Heath’s books magical. But this book ..read more
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ARC Review: Nature of the Crime by Cara Devlin
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
5M ago
Nature of the Crime Cara Devlin Publisher: First Cup Press Publication Date: January 20, 2024 Series or Standalone: Bow Street Duchess Mystery #6 Links: Amazon – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Murder; kidnapping; sexism; references to trafficking Nature of the Crime was another FANTASTIC entry in the Bow Street Duchess Mystery series, and I loved every second of reading it. I truly couldn’t read it fast enough, as I’m obsessed with this series and its characters.  I will keep this review as spoiler-free as possible for previous books in the series, so apologies in advance ..read more
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ARC Review: Say You’ll Be Mine by Naina Kumar
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by Dani @ Overflowing Shelf
5M ago
Say You’ll Be Mine Naina Kumar Publisher: Dell Publication Date: January 16, 2024 Series or Standalone: Standalone Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads – StoryGraph Rating: MY REVIEW CW: Misogyny; emotional abuse; references to sexual harassment and infidelity  Say You’ll Be Mine is such a delightful fake-dating contemporary with characters I absolutely loved. Seriously, this book is so stinking cute! Fake dating in contemporary can be very hit or miss for me, but this one worked because Karthik and Meghna had fantastic chemistry. And secretly underneath it all, I think they bo ..read more
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