Sunday, October 18, 2020

Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy (Review)

I was excited to read Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy, because I read her very first book and I loved it. Honestly I had high hopes. Don't get me wrong it was pretty good read. I really like the beginning of the story, because we had so much sexual tension between Hunt and Leela. Both of them trying to fight their feelings. Hunt trying to marry Lady Victoria, which happens to be Leela's step-daughter. However, they are more friends than step-mother and step-daughter. 

The pacing of the story was going great for the first half of the story. However, the pacing slows down when a certain event happens. I felt that the latter half of the story felt like filler. I actually put the story down for sometime. I felt myself trying to finish the story. I wanted to scream at Hunt, there is a reason for Leela to turn you down you dolt. 

Overall, it was a pretty good story, but to me it felt like it was starting drag. I'm intrigued by other characters story. Hunt was a dolt at times. Leela was a strong heroine. I liked that she didn't simper when things didn't go her way, but made them happen. It's a pretty good start to a new series. 

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3 1/2 Stars

Monday, October 12, 2020

This Scot of Mine by Sophie Jordan (Review)


Finally decided that This Scot of Mine by Sophie Jordan need to be read. I have to say this was an interesting read, and of course I'm jumping into a middle of the series. A couple of reasons why I chose this book: 1) The author is amazing. I have enjoyed previous books of hers. 2) THE COVER. That is probably the main reason. I'm sucker for a red dress on the cover. SUCKER! Moving on my reasons for picking this book, and writing what makes this interesting read. 

We have Lady Clara who decides that she needs to cuckold her vile fiancée, and makes him believe she's with child from another man. Vile fiancée believes her, and disgraces her. Now she needs to run up north where she will be safe from ridicule of the Ton. Her whole family believes she's pregnant, and they are trying to figure out who to marry her off. All Clara wanted was peaceful life in Scotland, and be the amazing aunt everyone wants. Marcus has other plans for her, and he finds the perfect gent for the part, Laird Hunt MacLarin.

Hunt believes that his family is cursed. Each of the previous Laird MacLarin never saw the birth of their babes, so he has decided to never get marry or have bairns. He has a sweet deal going on with barren widow, why mess it up. However, he gets an opportunity to be a father without being the natural father to Lady Clare's bairn. Actually pretty ingenious, except for the fact she's not pregnant. 

This is where the story gets interesting. Boy does some crazy stuff happen, and due to a curse. There could have been a curse, but some of things could be explain through logic. However, logic does take a backseat in this story, because we have a CURSE. It's interesting how they break the curse. I'm still not sure on that, but he it was a pretty good read. If you are looking for cursed fellow, and fake pregnancy, you don't have look to far with This Scot of Mine. Honesty I couldn't put it down. I needed to know if he lives or dies. It was a pretty fun read, and I felt bad for Lady Clara.

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Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Saturday, October 3, 2020

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

I finally finished The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Now I need to slap myself, because when I originally started reading this I was almost done. Seriously! Almost done🤦. Shame on me. Anyway, time to focus on my thoughts about this story. 

We get to know Poppy Bridgerton. Oh she can be a troublesome young girl with her curiosity. She stumble upon a something she shouldn't have encounter, which led her to be kidnapped. Which beginnings our story. Andrew James Rokesby is known as a privateer in society. However, he's secretly working for the crown. Now he's stuck with Poppy, because she stumble upon a secret that could effect national security. Okay, the main thing that jumps out at me is Stockholm Syndrome. However, she doesn't completely sympathize with Captain James peril. She doesn't know the whole truth of the situation. Poppy does fall in love with Captain James, and vice versa. Andrew's conscious does eat at him with the issue of Poppy. 

The Other Miss Bridgerton was a pretty good read. I had fun with Poppy and Andrew as they journey to Portugal. Andrew saw that Poppy was a special young lady that wouldn't really fit into society, but would fit for him. It was worth the time. 

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4 Stars