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Charlene Raddon

Author of Forever Mine

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Includes the name: Rachel Summers

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Summers, Rachel



For a star rating and complete review, visit Ind'tale Magazine online. Oct 2013 issue
LiteraryChanteuse | 3 other reviews | Jan 27, 2016 |
Roslyn was starting to question her beliefs about the paranormal, and Whip, her adversary, was getting pretty damn stiff standing in-between the walls spying on her.

The Scent of Roses is an engrossing and intriguing romantic mystery, which will kidnap the reader's attention from the very first page.

Roselyn Delaney is a strait-laced and strong minded woman who abandoned her home in Salt Lake City, to find her husband, Josiah. Their marriage had only been one of convenience, but still, she loved him. He had rescued her from the leader of a religious cult, the Strongites, by marrying her, and she was grateful to him for that.

It was dark when Roselyn came upon Josiah’s residence – the Rose House. She was shocked to learn that not only had her husband taken another wife, but that he'd been murdered. Furthermore, Roselyn discovered that she had just run right smack into the man who was accused of killing her husband – Whip Kincaid.

Roselyn was convinced that Whip Kincaid was her husband’s killer, and Whip Kincaid was sure that Roselyn had more to do with the murder than she was willing to admit. So if spying on the stuffy, Miss Prim and Proper was the only way he was going to extract information from her, then so be it. What he didn’t count on was actually falling in love with her.

It appeared that everyone, particularly the butler, was trying to coerce Roselyn into thinking that the Rose House was haunted, but she wasn’t that easily swayed. There was no such thing as ghosts; she believed, or at least she was hoping that was the case. Little did she know that the accused murderer, Whip, was lurking in-between the walls of the Rose House, and spying on her. In time, they would both help each other uncover the real murderer. But that alliance would not come to be until they both suffered several heated battles with one another.

I loved this book, the storyline, and the characters. Charlene Raddon has seamlessly woven together several character subplots, giving the story depth and intrigue. The Scent of Roses is an exceptionally well-written book, and so delightful, that readers will be glad they didn’t pass it up. I highly recommend giving The Scent of Roses a read!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover
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Peg_G | 3 other reviews | Mar 30, 2015 |
Originally posted to Bunny's Review

I laughed so hard while reading this I woke other up in my house. I can just picture this happening on the big screen. A man dropping his trousers for a mire slip of a girl who he thought was a young guy. People only see what we allow. Dressed as a boy Jenna fooled lots of people. During that time very few women wore trousers. It was scandalous.

While reading I wondered who was taming who. Was Jenna taming Branch or was Branch taming Jenna? In the end I think the each tamed the other.

For some laughs with romance entwined this was a wonderful read.

The bunnies and I give this book carrots.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own and do not reflect those of the author, my clients or tour companies I work with. This is not a paid review. To form your own opinion please support the author and acquire your own legal copy of the book.
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kybunnies | 4 other reviews | Oct 19, 2014 |
What happens when two headstrong people meet? Sparks fly. Well sparks definitely fly in Taming Jenna by Charlene Raddon. Not only do sparks fly but there is a smoldering fire then an intense raging fire between Jenna and Branch. I love stories of "headstrong"/"obstinate" women, partly because that is how everyone described me as I was growing up.

Jenna is not just a strong, intelligent young woman challenging how women are viewed but she also has this vulnerability that she tries to deny. Part of growing up is realizing how your childhood has influenced who we are but knowing that it does not have to define us. It is nice seeing this transformation in Jenna.

There are some very steamy, enticing love scenes. Charlene Raddon, the author, does a great job of creating a sensual experience while not being vulgar. She does not cross the line. If you read this book, your husband or significant other might be thankful. Well, that is if he has any of Branch's qualities. Wink! Wink! In addition, there is some violence in this book. It is described but it is not graphic.

This book will grab your attention in the first few pages, and it never lets go. It is an adventure full, sensual experience that you will love, a wonderful historical romance novel. I give this one 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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KelliG | 4 other reviews | Nov 19, 2013 |



½ 4.4

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