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The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters Book 2) by Erica Taylor – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters, #2)The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Perfect Duchess (The MacAlisters Book 2) by Erica Taylor is an enjoyable and easily read historical romance story. There is danger and kidnapping, lies and deceit, blackmail and attempted murder, scandalous affairs and intrigue that made for an interesting journey. I am not usually a lover of historical romances but Erica has done a great job with this series and has managed to hold my interest. There are a lot of twists and turns that keep you on your toes and the story flows nicely.

Andrew has had a lot put on his shoulders at an early age. Unfortunately his character along with it but when Lady Clara once again appears in his life he slowly realises that he is allowed to have more. He doesn’t need to be what he thinks everyone expects.

Clara has been made the town gossip by someone who should love her but somehow despises her. If it weren’t for a certain Duke and his family she would be dead or a social outcast.

This is a charming romantic read that is a little scandalous and intriguing. I am excited to read more about the rest of the MacAlister clan.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters #3) by Erica Taylor – Review by Emily Walsh

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter
ByErica Taylor
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters #3) by Erica Taylor was an engaging, steamy read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read by this author or in this series, needless to say but I’m a little hooked on this series. I’ve always been visitor to historical fiction but never stay longer than a few books here and there. This book opens in a bar setting, already telling you this isn’t going to be your normal historical fiction. This series, has sparked a new reading fire, and I’m liking it.

Fast pace and steamy, we’re tossed into the love affair right out of the gate, and it moves fast, fun and a little hot. I love the straightforwardness of Sarah, she’s isn’t just a proper lady. She’s got sass and bight. She saw what she wanted and went after it. William was pretty okay as well, but I really enjoyed Sarah’s character as a whole.

I will say that after the love affair, things did slow down a little bit. And that misunderstanding, was a little too predictable, and well, as much as I love Sarah, and that first half of the book, I just wish the second half had the same hot steamy engagement. I don’t know if it was done to up the word count, but I felt like I was wading through mud to get to the point where Sarah and William finally got to be together again.

Overall I very much enjoy this story, so please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you need to get your hands on not only this book but the others in the series.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters Book 3) by Erica Taylor – Review by Michelle Austin

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter by Erica Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Improper Encounter was a good 4 star read and book three in The Macalisters series.

Sarah is a widow who is looking for a man to warm her bed. She was challenged by Lady Lydia Hartford, her widowed sister-in-law. They had a reward on the line. The winner is free from anything Radcliff for six whole months.

This is how she meets William. William is on his way to London when he stopped for the night. Intrigued by Sarah, he went along with her little game. These two end up traveling together and start to fall in love. Sarah is finally starting to feel happy again. When William disappears and reappears as a Duke with a pregnant wife, things change drastically.

Is he really married and if so why? Can Sarah and William figure things out and have a HEA?

Overall this was a fun read, I had some LOL moments with the bantering between them. The secondary characters were good, I liked seeing some of the other characters from previous books in the series. You can read this as a stand alone, however it’s best to start with book one. Erica Taylor does a great job of pulling you right in with her writing. I would like to see more from these two since it felt like it ended quickly, we do get a HEA which I was happy with. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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An Improper Encounter (The Macalister’s Book 3) by Erica Taylor – Review by Emma Morreale

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was skeptical and excited to see that this book was going to focus on Sarah. From what I’ve read of her in the first two books, she seemed like she was the most obsessed with societal rules and I wasn’t sure I liked her too much. She seemed like no fun at all but after this book, I see her in a whole new light. Sarah became a mother to her siblings when their mother passed and left them all orphans. She knows that any mistake she makes will have negative consequences for her sisters that have yet to marry and she will do nothing to risk the future of her siblings. Even if that means denying herself happiness.
I really loved Sarah’s interactions with William Gordon. This showed the realest and most true parts of who she is and who she won’t show the rest of the world. William seems to be a perfect match for her and wants to do anything he can to make up for the love she never had with her late husband. But everything goes wrong in the worst possible way and I honestly think this book threw me for a loop wayyyyy more than the other two.
My husband actually got irritated with me because I was ignoring him in order to finish this book.

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The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters Book 2) by Erica Taylor – Review by Samantha Scannell

The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters, #2)The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a good book. The second book I read in the series and this is not a normal series I would read but it was good. Kept me interested and wanting to see what happens. It was slow at some points which is why it only got four stars,but the author is so very talented. She has good eye for detail that will draw you into something even if you are hesitant. Good job! I can’t wait till the next book!

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The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters Book 2) by Erica Taylor – Review by Michelle Austin

The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters, #2)The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Perfect Duchess was a good 4 star read.
This is Andrew and Clara’s story.

We start out at Andrew’s birthday party where he sees Lady Clara, she has been the only one that has gotten his attention in the past few years. When he searches her out for a dance he finds her being insulted by one of his guests, so he quickly rescues her.

Lady Clara knew she was taking a chance by going to the party. People believe she was involved in her sister leaving Andrew at the altar. The insults that she took were terrible, but she held her own and gave it right back.

If they think they can chase me away, they are severely mistaken -Lady Clara

When Andrew starts to court Lady Clara, things get even more interesting. When Clara finds out that she is in danger from her own brother, Andrew offers her a solution. Will she take it?

All of the secondary characters were great. There are some twists and turns and secrets revealed. We do get a HEA but it was definitely not an easy journey. If you’re looking for a good historical read you will like this one. Erica Taylor does a great job of pulling you in with her writing.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters #2) by Erica Taylor – Review by Emily Walsh

The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters Book 2)The Perfect Duchess
ByErica Taylor
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Perfect Duchess (The Macalisters #2) by Erica Taylor was an engaging, hooking historical fiction that keeps you flipping the pages.

Not my first read by this author, but in truth, the first book of this series actually takes place before this one. So in saying that, I highly suggest reading this book first, then go back and read book one. If I myself knew that these books were written out of chronological order, I would have done that; because the first book is full of spoilers for book one. So though I still enjoyed this story, I felt I knew it well before reading it.

Outside of this book taking place before the first, I very much adored this read. That opening scene was, for me, what dreams are made of. There’s just something about two people locking eyes across a crowded room that just makes me all mushy on the inside. From that moment I was hooked not only on this book, but this future couple. This book doesn’t just focus on the romance, there’s a spotlight on Andrew’s close relationship with his siblings, and the hunting dark tone around Clara’s brother and his disdain for her.

Told in dule POV we get inside both their heads, and that adds a little something extra, rounding out an already endearing story. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will fall hard for this unconventional romance, set in a time when social standards were everything. Things have to be handled with care, and the Duke has to be a bit cunning to get what he wants.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1) by Erica Taylor – Review by Jenni Bishop

A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters, #1)A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1) by Erica Taylor is an historical romance and an enticing read. I usually don’t like historical romances but I did enjoy this one. Erica’s attention to detail and writing and her multi layered characters and plot made for an interesting read that kept me on my toes. This story is full of mystery and intrigue, romance and secrets and the teasing and witty banter between the main characters had me laughing out loud.

Susanna is a breath of fresh air and definitely a forward thinker who likes to push the boundaries. The strict social rules of her time only apply when she says so. She is sassy and sweet and witty and sarcastic and has found one person who can keep her from a life of boredom. Now she finds herself caught up in intrigue that could end in the worst of ways.

Ian is looking to find the person who stole his sister. The one who is responsible for so much heartache. When he comes face to face with one mysterious woman, he finds himself thinking of things he has no place thinking about. One woman that can help take his pain away but the one thing he should not have and needs to push away only he can not stay away no matter the cost.

I enjoyed Erica’s story telling and look forward to reading more from her.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3) By Erica Taylor – Review by Laura Furuta

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters Book 3)
By: Erica Taylor
5 out of 5 stars

The story An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters Book 3) by Erica Taylor is a historical romance book. It is a story that I loved reading just as much as the first two books in the series. It is set in a time that there are rules of society and how one lives their lives. To go against the rules can cause scandal and leave a permanent mark on a person. It is in this time period that Lady Sarah Hartford meets William Gordon. I loved Lady Sarah’s character. She is a woman who is strong and independent. I loved reading about how the romance between her and William starts. Lady Sarah begins to feel like she has found happiness. William then disappears and reappears married, a duke, and with a pregnant duchess. While trying to keep their relationship a secret both Lady Sarah and William try to uncover the truth from lies. Read this book to find out what happens. This is a story that hooked me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I had finished the last page. It took me on an emotional rollercoaster that continually went up and down. I found myself caring about Lady Sarah and William with each chapter that I read. I also enjoyed reading about the other characters in the story. Some of them are familiar as they have been brought forward from the first two books in the series. There is bantering and flirting that goes on between Lady Sarah and William as well as some steamy scenes that make the temperature in the room rise. Don’t miss out on a wonderful story that has some amazing characters. I highly recommend both the book and the series.

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An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters Book 3) by Erica Taylor – Review by Heather Lovelace

An Improper Encounter (The Macalisters, #3)An Improper Encounter by Erica Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Erica Taylor does a masterful job continuing her regency series and staying true to the characters already introduced in the previous series’ books. The writing style is full of wit, flawed characters, playful banter, a feisty heroine, and headstrong leading man. Familh continues to play such a large part in both main characters’ storyline development. Like Austen, the characters are prideful and bound to duty. And like Austen, these characters step boldly off the page and into your heart. Loved this book and series. Hoping there are more to come!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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