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Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

I’ll start with reviewing my favorite story of the three novellas, The Sweetest Sin.  I absolutely adore the two protagonists Landon and Julianna who were eloped five years ago.  It should have been a happy ending but their marriage was annulled when Julianna’s father, Lord Trevington, caught up to them and forced her to marry the Duke of Breckinhill.  The story, however, starts when five years later, Julianna, now a widow goes to Landon for help to save her sister Evelyn who their father has used to pay off his gambling debts.  Naturally, Landon asks that she become his mistress […]

• Posted August 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

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

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

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

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Let me just say that I fell in love with Cross and Philippa the first time I read their verbal sparring. Both of these characters are so likable and the chemistry between the two pretty much jumped off the page! Pippa is really naive, adventurous, and too serious for her own good that I was practically laughing at her notions and thoughts. I also thought she was the perfect match for Cross who I see as a sensitive man despite his sordid past and reputation….

• Posted May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”

That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.

• Posted April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS Giles and Minerva are the perfect pair! The third book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series is one if my favorites. Miranda starts falling in love with Giles as a young child during her parent’s death, however, falls out of love when Giles gave her the set down in her teens. Because of this, Minerva started writing serials with Giles as the villain. Giles had to put a stop to it as she was starting to allude to Giles’ undercover duties to the Crown. Although Minerva denies her feelings for Giles, she hasn’t stopped loving him I […]

• Posted August 22, 2012 • 0 Comments