Big Duke Energy by Kerrigan Byrne; Christi Caldwell; Amalie Howard; Janna MacGregor; Stacy Reid
Title: Big Duke Energy
Author: Kerrigan Byrne; Christi Caldwell; Amalie Howard; Janna MacGregor; Stacy Reid
Series: Seasons of Sin Anthology, book 1
Publisher: Oliver Heber Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
No. of Pages: 577
Date of Publication: 29 March, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
I love anthologies and when I saw that some of my favorite historical romance authors were in this title, this was an automatic “want to read” from me. After reading this, I will also say that a couple of authors I hadn’t previously read are now authors who I will definitely be reading more by. ❤️
All the stories were a great length, enough to get you invested and enough to want to read more. While I do adore anthologies, I will certainly admit that they can be hit or miss, this contained all hits for me and I enjoyed each and every story.
Big Duke Energy is book 1, in a new series - the Seasons of Sin Anthology Collection, and after such a fun intro I’m already looking forward to reading book 2!
eARC kindly provided by Oliver Heber Books and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.
Sebastian Moncrieff is a villain, a traitor, and a pirate, who has recently inherited an Earldom he never wanted. As a man who’s committed every sin imaginable, he knows his only chance at redemption is the one woman who ever reached through to his soul of ice. He’s kidnapped Veronica Latimer once before, and was enchanted by everything about her... This time, when he takes her, he’ll have to admit that she’s kept his heart captive since the moment they met. But can he convince her to forgive his past in order to claim a future?
l Lieutenant Thaddeus Phippen has lived a lifetime away from the only love he ever knew, a powerful duke's daughter. He's now returned from fighting Boney's forces, ready to put aside tragic battlefield remembrances and the memory of past heartbreak of love lost. Or that was the plan...until Thaddeus finds himself face-to-face with the one woman he soon finds he can't ever forget... Is the divide between former lovers too great to forge a future together...or can they at last have a love to last a lifetime?
Lord Wulfric Bane, the Duke of Westmore knows that blood is thicker than water, that duty is more important than personal desire, and that some things, like falling in love, are never meant to be. Cossetted and coddled Lady Jocelyn Capehart has been bred to be the perfect lady. On the outside, she is demure, sweet, and biddable, but on the inside, a vixen longs to break free of her cage. A chance meeting at a sultry club leads to one sinfully explosive night that neither of them can forget.
Martin "Duke" Richmond bows to no one, including any duke who protests what he publishes in his sensational gossip rag, The Midnight Cryer. However, he is occasionally open to negotiation when it comes to special requests from his wife. Estranged from her husband for five years because of the incendiary gossip he prints, Amelia Richmond finds escape from her lonely existence by volunteering at a foundling home, helping society's most powerful people avoid her husband's rancor gossip, and sleeping with her husband every Wednesday. Not an entirely unwelcome chore. When Martin goes on a rampage against one of the most powerful dukes in the British Isles, Amelia must use her wit and best persuasive techniques to rein him in. When her chance for a happy marriage appears within reach, Amelia finds herself falling for him once again, which is bad...very bad.
Ethan Benedict, Duke of Bainbridge, has been an object of fear, fascination, and salacious gossip for years. To many, his reputation would make him an unlikely savior of a baby left on his doorstep. But Ethan saw the child as perhaps a pathway to redemption. What he did not anticipate was for his jaded heart to soften toward the mysterious young woman who infiltrates his household and secretly cares for the child.