If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot A courtesan gets blackmailed into helping an ex-spy capture a traitor Main Characters Fallon/Maggie Warrick Fitzhugh Themes Undercover Agent/Spy Rags to Riches Setting London, England Favorite Lines “It’s about time you came to bed,” Warrick said. It was too dark to see his pocket watch, but he gauged the time close to five in the morning. “I’ve been waiting for hours.” “Oh, how rude of me,” she said, her voice quite low and husky in the shadowed room. He could hear her fumbling about and realized she probably sought her tinderbox. “To keep an uninvited man waiting.” […]

Posted July 30, 2013 0 Comments

In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath | Book Review

In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot Lady Catherine Mabry strikes a bargain with Lucian, the Devil Earl to have someone killed and they fall in love in the process. Main Characters Lady Catherine Mabry Lucian Langdon, Earl of Claybourne Themes Oliver Twist Murder plots Amnesia/PTSD Setting London, England – 1851 MY THOUGHTS I haven’t read this book in quite a while and re-reading it again made me fall in love with Lucien all over again!  I felt that this book was fresh (even though I had read it before) and perfect for my mood last week (which is why I am currently re-reading […]

Posted July 18, 2013 0 Comments

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart | Book Review

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot Ala Jack the Ripper mystery romance with a blind girl as the witness of a gruesome crime. Main Characters Mia Danvers Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington Jack the Ripper Themes Rags to Riches Mystery Jack the Ripper Blind Main Character Favorite Line ‘You are proposing to me? Marriage?’ Mia asked. She shook her head. ‘Even though you freely admit that I am not duchess material.’ She came to her feet. ‘I suppose I should be flattered, but I am not. That was a terrible proposal and I kindly decline. Good day, Alex.’ And with that, she […]

Posted July 8, 2013 3 Comments

Betrothed by Elizabeth Elliott | Book Review

Betrothed by Elizabeth Elliott | Book Review

Another favorite!  I obtained this book while browsing a local second hand bookstore back in the Philippines and bought it when it became available via ebook.  Sadly, I left my paperback in the PH and hopefully, it will still remain in good shape. This book starts off with Baron Guy of Montague arriving at Halford Hall and spotting Lady Claudia.  Guy is immediately intrigued by her and plans to make her his bride.  That is, until Baron Lonsdale hatches a plot to keep Guy from obtaining Halford Hall at a fair price.  Unfortunately, this plot ends up with Guy and […]

Posted July 2, 2013 0 Comments

Taken by the Duke by Jess Michaels | Book Review

Taken by the Duke by Jess Michaels | Book Review

Book one of Jess Michaels’ new Pleasure Wars series is a steamy erotic Romeo and Juliet type of romance perfect for your summer reading!  I got the ARC from the author herself and loved it!  I have read it twice already and I am still getting blown away! The books starts with Christian Rothcastle is in hot pursuit of Liam Windbury and his sister Matilda.  The chase ends when there is a serious accident with both men injured and Matilda, dead.  Christian holds Liam responsible for his sister’s death,  vows vengeance and the feud is back, as hot as ever. […]

Posted June 29, 2013 0 Comments

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

  What the Duke Desires is the first book of Sabrina Jeffries’ new series, The Duke’s Men.  I had pre-ordered this book at B&N (it was frustratingly hard to download with the Nook which is a whole other ballgame and does not detract from my enjoyment and review of this book) and was  able to read it on release day. The Duke of Lyons, a second son who became the heir when it was reported that his older brother, Peter died in the continent when he was kidnapped when they were children.  He receives a mysterious note from Tristan Bonnaud hinting […]

Posted June 25, 2013 0 Comments

Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas | Book Review

Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas | Book Review

I have read and re-read this book multiple times and it has never failed to entertain me.  I love the story and to be honest, I have read at least once in each book cover design.  Here are the covers: This is a unique story, I thought and I never expected the twist in the end when it was revealed who the real Hunter was.  When it was revealed that the stranger was Hunter’s half brother, I felt that it was a little bit unsettling to a certain extent but I still enjoyed reading this story. The story starts off […]

Posted June 18, 2013 0 Comments

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare | Book Review

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare | Book Review

“Her,” he said. “I’ll take her.” When I read that part I fell in love with the whole story!  I thought it was going to be the usual “rags to riches” story but it turned out to be a very entertaining Saturday read! The Duchess of Halford kidnaps her son and brings him to Spindle Cove to meet a woman – any woman who she says she can easily turn into a duchess.  Griffin, the Duke of Halford, wants none of that and picks the most inappropriate and most impossible person to turn into a duchess, serving girl Pauline Simms.  […]

Posted June 14, 2013 0 Comments