The Duke's Brother and An Ocean Away by Heather B. Moore (Review Briefs)

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The Duke's Brother
by Heather B. Moore
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 74 Pages
August 8th 2017 by Mirror Press


THE DUKE’S BROTHER, a regency romance novella by USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore 

"Unique, entertaining, and just right for any Regency lover." --Melissa DeMoux, DESERET NEWS 

Mr. Gregory Clark is having an awful day, and it only gets worse when he’s ran over by … a woman. Mabel Russell reluctantly visits her sister in London for the Season, even though she’d rather stay in the country cataloging insects and aphids. When she runs into Mr. Clark, quite literally, she’s afraid to show any interest, especially since he’s a member of the dreaded Ton. But getting to know Mr. Clark becomes an unexpected delight. 

*Note for readers: THE DUKE'S BROTHER was previously published in A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency Collection

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My Review

THE DUKE'S BROTHER is a story full of humor, charm, witty banter, and sweet romance. This one is sure to bring lots of laughs as well as contented sighs as it leads the reader to a happily-ever-after ending.

This is the second time I've read this story (you can see my original review here). I didn't realize when I grabbed this that is was one I'd already read. Regardless, I enjoyed this just as much the second time through.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I was looking for a story just like this when I grabbed this novella and enjoyed this short, sweet, and fun story!

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An Ocean Away
by Heather B. Moore
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 55 Pages
January 17th 2017 by Mirror Press


From USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore comes AN OCEAN AWAY: 

Gina Graydon knows the last thing she’ll attract on her holiday in France is an eligible bachelor. Tall, outspoken, and with a weakness for laughing at the wrong moment, not to mention being much too occupied with reading gothic romances, Gina decides she’d rather live in her fictional world. Besides, the only man who pays attention to her at the resort hotel happens to be her father’s worst enemy. And that is far from romantic. Reading in a secluded garden, and dreaming about the perfect kiss, all keep Gina much too busy to consider Mr. Edmund Donaldson any sort of hero. 

AN OCEAN AWAY was originally published in the Timeless Romance Anthology: European Collection, and it's a companion novella to the USA Today bestselling romance HEART OF THE OCEAN.

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My Review

AN OCEAN AWAY is a story about a girl who is trying to escape her overbearing parents and the man who finds her refreshingly charming. It's full of romance, charming characters, and a few fun twists. Romance readers may enjoy this one.

I really liked the characters in this story! Gina is slightly on the shelf due to her overbearing and manipulative parents. She also has these girlish dreams and reads Gothic novels to escape her reality. I thought her climbing down and up balconies quite fun as well as the amusement Edmond finds from it as well. Edmond is definitely a little more world-wise than Gina, but an overall good guy. He's self-made and business smart while also being quite handsome (of course). They're a good match. My only issue with this one was the romance was a little too much, as well as some of the drama. I wanted a more depth and development.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this one for the most part, although I also wanted more depth from the characters and story.

I've read and absolutely loved Heart of the Ocean, which this is a companion novella to.

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Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host/NetGalley/, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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