Monday, April 30, 2012

The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey

So, Friday I spent majority of my time in the car; ok about nine hours. What was I suppose to do? I had decided I was going to listen to a book on my iPhone. What a great way to get a book done, right? Let me just point out that it's cheaper to buy a book in book form and super cheap for e-readers. With that said I bit the bullet and bought an audiobook. After a while the radio starts to sound the same. So, before we left Utah I went through iTunes to see what I want to listen too. I came across The Devil Who Tamed Her. Read the synopsis and thought what the heck.

Ophelia Reid to pretty for words ends her engagement a second time with Duncan. Raphael Locke, heir to a dukedom is friend with Duncan and they make a bet to see Ophelia could be tame. Rafe accepts the challenge and kidnaps Ophelia and try's to change her.

Ok, I know it's not the best plot. Hey I didn't mind the book and I found it quite amusing at times. After listening to the book I went and look at the reviews on it and most of them were pretty low. However, here's my take, I liked it. I would probably listen to it again. However, you don't have to take my word after all it is my opinion.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Heir of Deception by Beverly Kendall

The past couple of days have been jam packed, while I have been trying to migrate north to Montana. During this time I had taken the task of reading An Heir of Deception by Beverly Kendall. I started reading it late on Thursday night and couldn't put it down. However, I knew that I must for we were traveling 10 hours north the next day. Got onto Montana Friday night and got half way through the book. Saturday I was determine to finish reading.

Starting with the prologue, we basically see Alex Cartwright left at the altar. His life fell apart right there. We jump five years into the future with Charlotte Rutherford coming back from the Americas believing her twin sister is on deaths door. To her astonishment Catherine was not. While visiting her sister Alex finds out Charlotte has return and not alone. Angry and hurt Alex basically forces Charlotte into a fake marriage to gain access to his son. Yes, rocky roads ahead. Will there fake marriage become a real one or stay as it is for the sake of their son? Can Charlotte gain the trust she lost from Alex or is all hopeless?

I read the book and found out the answers and Loved it. I was absolutely amazed I couldn't put it down. It was an emotionally moving story worth the wait, so take a chance on An Heir of Deception.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Scotsmen Prefer Blondes by Sara Ramsey

It's always fun finding new authors that capture an audience, and you find this with Sara Ramsey. Her series The Muses of Mayfair is highly entertaining. Granted I have started with the second book, I foresee this series being fun read. With that said let me share with you all why I like this book.

We start off with Lady Amelia Stauton at a house party with her friend Miss Prudence Ecthingham who was invited to possibly become the next Lady Carnach. Malcolm McCabe, the Eral of Carnach is looking for a meek quite bride, which Prue would fit. However, other parts of him lead him to Amelia. The match between him and Prue don't come fruition due to a compromising situation in the library with him and Amelia. How else would you have? So, the starts to unfold from there.

You have two strong personalities dueling to have control over one or the other. So, come and read Scotsmen Prefer Blondes and see if they come to an agreement or about ready to kill each. With strong personalities who knows what happens? I personally I like characters with some spunk and they both have that.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Married to a Stranger by Louise Allen

This is the third installment of Danger and Desire series. This where we learn about what happen to Callum Chatterton. In the first book, we learn that Daniel drown in the sea. So, we have Callum dealing with the aftermath of the wreckage. We would know that Callum was suffer from PTSD, however, back then it wouldn't diagnois and they would get over it.

Well, Callum has decide to do his duty and take care of his brother's bethrothed. What better way to do that than to marry her? Sophia Langley has been engaged to Daniel Chatterton 10years. By the way, is a long time to wait for a guy. I don't know if I would do that. Hey, if she hadn't, then we wouldn't have a story here. One problem she fell out of love with Daniel sometime ago. I guess that's a good thing that he had not come back, I guess.

However, Callum doesn't know this, but he pursues her. She final accepts his proposal. However, laden with the guilt that she didn't love his brother final tells him the truth after they were married. Eek! Rotten luck, right, not so fast, surprisingly it works. However,they have to work out trust issues after all it is a marriage of convience. Does it turn into love or is just as it is a marriage of connivence?

I love the third book. Who doesn't love having a marriage of convience, coping with the death of a brother, and secrets that could destroy them all? So, go on and finish the series by reading Married to a Stranger.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seduce by the Scoundrel by Louise Allen

We continue the saga of the Danger and Desire series. We start the book with Miss Averil Heydon wash ashore found by a motley crew of men. However, was reacued by Captin Luc d'Aunany. Luc is torn with the duty to find out who is the traitor and nursing the girl back to health.

The mission a success, yet somewhere along the road he loses his heart, but doesn't recognize that it's gone. Isn't that always the case. Growing up with a lost identity he was sure who he really is, half French and half British. Deciding that he wants to regain his French roots decides torrey a French girl. However, he can't let go of Averil. Should he sacrifice his dream for love? During all this we meet Averil cold-hearted betrothed Lord Brandon. Will our to find love with each other or continue with the path that have been living with for ages?

Seduce by the Scoundrel was a pretty good read. At times it kind of drag. It could have been me. However, I must finish the series, because I'm committed. So, I hope that the last book will give me a satisfying ending.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ravished By the Rake by Louise Allen

Ok, let me start off that it has been a crazy month and I just need a quick read to get through this time. I have to say that Harliquien novels are for that. I saw that Louise Allen came out with a new series. It's not really new since it has been publish in England before here. Who cares, right?

I guess I should get to the nitty gritty of this book and not focus on when it was originally published.

Allen's current series is called Danger and Desire. Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? There is a lot a danger in this series that is for sure.

The stories starts us off in India. Where we meet most of the important characters in the series. Which you have Lord Alistar Lyndon, Lady Perdita Brooke, Miss Averil Heydon, and the twin brothers Daniel and Callum Chatterton. However, being in India by itself is dangerous, but is not where the danger lies. The danger lies somewhere off the coast of England. For the most part there journey is hunky dory until they are just a couple hours away from England when a might tempest comes and destroy there vessel. The following people's course is alter forever.

The first book focuses on Alistar and Dita. They have know each other year, since childhood to be exact. There past comes creeping back after the storm and truths come out. However, each is unwilling to except what the other wants or offers. One wants the happily ever after, while the other just wants to live life of convience. Why bother with love when it's a farce?

The question that lies is can Alistar melt his heart of stone that he has forge for eight years to give Dita the happily ever after she's looking for? Or will he let his inner cynic win?

A great read for the danger that starts on the high seas. So go and enjoy Ravished By the Rake. I plan to continue reading to see what happens to the others.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wrong Kind of Paradise by Suzie Grant

Let me start I really like the adventure romance story that Suzie Grant writes, I mean she really knows how to captive a reader. With that said let me get on with my review.

We start our journey somewhere in Caribbean Sea in 1689. Of course we would start there after all it is a pirate story. We meet Captin De'haviland's daughter (the pirate), Angel De'haviland, who is head over heels in love with her dad's friend. Yeah, we know this is going to go over well dad. Dad's friend is none other than privateer Blac Barclay who happens to be 12 years her senior. Age really doesn't matter when your love, right.

Life takes an unexpected turn, when her father is capture by Lieutenant Charles Worthington. She comes to find out that the man she loves and friend to her father is the one who betrayed them all. Oh no, this cannot be. Angel's course of life is change in a blink of an eye, because of untold secrets that might have saved her from heartache. However, that's just speculation. So, we see her stealing Barclay's ship and set sails to rescue her father.

Now we have a steaming hot mad Barclay who's determine to capture the alluring hellion that stole his ship. Determine to capture and teach her a lesson she would never forget.

A swashbuckling tale of deceit and mystery, which happens to be a fun read for a pirate adventure. Will we find our heroine forgive the man she loves or continue the crash course she set out for? I know the answer, but I think you should find out yourself and read Wrong Kind of Paradise.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Don't worry I'm still reading

Ok, these last couple of days have been a trial. I have been reading and I will have a new post about a book in a couple of days, so no worries. However, will see how well it goes. Currently I am operating on my iPhone, which is pretty impressive. If there is a ton of errors, bare with me. I'm currently going through the moving processes. We are heading to Great Falls, Montana in about 10 days, so no computer for about that long. I will survive. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

Ok, the last book in the How to Series. It's always sad to see a series come to an end; however, it is always fun to see what the author will come up with net.

At the end of How to Seduce a Scoundrel, we see Will Darcett teasing Amy Hardwick and silly little things. However, Marcus doesn't think much about it at the time. Now we jump ahead another year where How to Ravish a Rake begins. The Devil of Darcett decides to compromise Amy so he can marry her. Well, it doesn't happen because he gets cold feet at the last minute. Surprise to see that he has a conscience. He goes to his brother to tell him that he got himself tangle in debt. So, he is stuck in England till the debt is paid off.

Well, Will and Amy get locked in the wine cellar, and force to marry. Both Amy and Will have secrets that they don't want one or the other to know about. Off to a rock start to marriage. How will they manage. Will they make a marriage of convince or actually make a go of a real marriage.?

I liked the book. Its sad to see the end of the series. I hope that we see more books that are as entertaining as this series was.

Monday, April 9, 2012

How to Seduce a Scoundrel By Vicky Dreiling

The next installment of Vicky Dreiling's How to Series, How to Seduce a Scoundrel. We all know that a scoundrel has codes that they must live by, especially the one says you don't go after best friend's sister. Now a days we would call it the "Bro-code", don't date my sister and we won't have a problem. Funny how the best friend in the story never follows the "Bro-code".

So, in the first book we meet Tristan's little sister Lady Julianne Gatewick. She's in the background of How to Marry a Duke, which is perfectly fine, because that's not her story. In the first book we are also intruduce to his best friend Marcus Darcett, the Earl of Hawkfield. Now we jump forward to the next year Tessa, Tristan's wife is pregnant and is in confinement therefore can't be left behind. So, Tristan entrust his sister care to his best friend, who better to protect his sister than his best friend, right?

Julianne is excited to be in the care of her true love. Her hopes and dreams are about to come true until she hears the words utter from Hawks mouth "she's practically a sister." Everything comes crashing down in her poor little world. Don't you hate that. The course is set that she is going to seduce the scoundrel that broke her heart.

The battle lines are drawn. However, there is one problem Hawk has no clue that the lines are drawn. The battle of wits begin. Who will win? What will win? Does true love conquer all?

I love this book. The book is quite hilarious, especially with a very outspoken Aunt. So continue the saga that started with How to Marry a Duke and move on to How to Seduce a Scoundrel. Who knows you might learn a thing or two?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling

I was so excited to get Vicky Dreiling's new book this past week that I was about to start reading it. However, I changed my mind on, which is my prerogative. So, I opened up my Kindle to start reading, but had a change of heart. I said to myself, "No, lets start from the beginning. Let's start with the book with the book that introduces us to the Amy Hardwick." So, today I'm talking about How to Marry a Duke.

Oh my goodness, I forgot how much fun this book was. I mean I liked it at the time I read it, but I love it now. I mean everyone has seen The Bachelor on ABC or at heard about it. Take that show and place it in Regency time and you have a hilarious book in your hand.

So we first meet our to characters at a ball. A ball how fun right. We have the matchmaker, Tessa Mansfield (would be like Chris Harrison) and you have Tristan Gatewick, the Duke of Shelbourne (the Bachelor). However, I just don't really see Chris Harrison falling for the candidate. We have things that lead to a chain of events that gives us The Bachelor "regency style". Tessa finds 24 girls for the Duke to court. If you ever watch The Bachelor you know that it's a train wreck waiting to happen. Just to let you know this is a fantastic train wreck to read. You laugh, you cry, and in the end you have the happy ending you crave from your romance novel. Along the way you learn how the past shapes these two characters lives and changes there course in life.

It's a marvelous book to read.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Winner of Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel

I'm sorry that it took me so long to announce the winner of the Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel. However, I have the winner and Samantha will be getting contAct with you via email. The moment you all have been waiting for...

Shelia congratulation!

Pariah by Catherine Gayle

The second book in the Old Maids Club. In the story we focus on Bethanne Sheltons story and how she meets Lord Roman Sullivan, a son of the Marquess of Herringdon.

I love Bethanne story first off. The story line really fits her character. Poor Bethanne is burden down by so many secrets that she really needs help. Along comes Lord Roman and the best way to describe him would be baggage laden war hero. They both need to learn trust in order to make there love come alive.

If you have read the first book you really need to continue on and read Bethanne's story. Hers is such a heart warming story that really shows the true meaning of love.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Try again Post: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel

So Monday, I posted my review on Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel, expecting at least my friends to comment. Nope didn't happen. Well, we decided to try again. So, this might read a little differently from the original and you can always go back to see the original post.

After posting the original, I started thinking what would I say if I got to re-write what I wrote. Hmm. First of all I would say that Drew
would be one of my favorite scoundrels. He would be in the top 5. Lana an heiress looking for a respectable guy. Come on who wants that?

In the story Drew can't forget there kiss, and figures the only way to get the girl out of his system you get more action. Makes sense, right. I really did love this book. First of all who doesn't love scoundrel. Second of all there is deceit that caught me by surprise. An excellent read.

Since we are doing this all again Samantha Grace has offer give a copy of her book and it gets better a bookmark to go with this fantastic book. Now all you have to do is comment on my blog, leave your name and your email address. Then tomorrow night I will randomly pick a winner. Sounds simple.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a book that I couldn't put down.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wallflower by Catherine Gayle

Sometime last year I bought this book. I loved the book when I read it and I was excited that there were more to come. So, I went the authors website to find out when the next book was going to come out. No sign of when it was coming, except for soon. Ugh. (I'm not a very patient person.)

Well, last week Catherine Gayle just published book 2 of the Old Maids' Club. I have been so excited to get my hands on it. Then I went "hold up" to myself. I couldn't remember the first book. Oh no. I felt so horrible. A book I loved and I couldn't remember why I loved it. (Hanging my my head in shame.) Before I could start book 2 I must go and re-read the first one.

Its my normal practice to re-read books when the next book comes out, unless there is more than 10 or they were release pretty close together. So, I started re-reading Wallflower, then I notice things start to come back to my memory.

At the start of the book you meet the adolescent girls of Tabitha, Josephine, and Bethanne. However, the first book focuses on Tabitha. She would be the middle cousin in this trio. She has grown up with the stigma that she would never find love because they would only want her dowry and she is a little plump. There is nothing wrong with having a little extra padding. Except when growing up in an era where being tall and willowy was the thing to be. However, Noah deLancie, the Marquess of Devonport starts paying a little attention to her, and she can't understand that one. He loves a curvy girl. So, watch Noah almost botch things up with Tabitha.

A great read. Who doesn't love a compromising situation and a duel?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Samantha Grace

Let me start by saying I love this book. The two main characters are a fun combination that you know is going to be good. Come on when you you start the book you first meet Alana Hillary climbing out of a library window from the second floor trying to escape some Lord and Andrew Forest just happens to be there to help her.

All scoundrels have there code of honor of staying away from innocent girls, however when it comes to the right girl they tend throwout there code of honor, which tends be a little shake at times. Drew happens to find that in Lana. A true scoundrel to the core, especially when you enlist the help of a younger sister to capture the girl you want.

While reading this book I couldn't put it down. I mean it was fantastically well written. So, if you are looking for a new scoundrel to love you might want to pick up Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel, and fall in love with Drew and Lana's story.

Well, here is your chance to get your own personal copy of the book. Ms. Samantha Grace has offer to a lucky commenter a copy of her book. All you have to do is tell me what's a favorite in the romance book (and if you don't have one that's ok), leave your name and email. I will post the winner tomorrow morning 8am PST.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Ball of Nerves

Ok, tomorrow is so exciting and scary at the same time. I feel my heart in my throat. My stomach is doing somersaults. All this for tomorrow. What you ask is going on tomorrow? Well, tomorrow I review Samantha Graces book and what I thought of it. That's not what has upset my stomach or having my heart pound a hundred miles per hour. Its the idea of trying to get my little blog out there to other people. Having people reading my blog and commenting there, I know that's what you want for a blog. However, this makes me nervous. What if I fail? I put my blog up for the chance a for person to come across it and that is ok, no harm or foul. For those people who might or could comment on my blog tomorrow get a chance to win a book from Samantha. See, this is where my nerves comes into play. What if, only my two friends who like to read comment because they want the book? Very nerve racking. I mean come on I'm not the greatest writer in the world, so this is extremely scary for me.

I just hope that its just not a total flop tomorrow, because I would feel real bad for Samantha for offering a book and only two people comment tomorrow. Scary, scary, scary thought. So, I just hope it goes well tomorrow. I hope that tomorrow blog is a success and hopefully I get more followers. If not, I guess I can crawl under my rock and continue to do what I did before; which is write what I like about the story and hope someone will read it and try the book.