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Nine Rules to Break when Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

My Thoughts I initially read Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake a couple of years ago and DID NOT finish it! Gasp!  I know, right?  Then last year, I picked up One Good Earl Deserves a Lover and I was hooked!  I immediately went back and read her backlist and I am so glad that I did. The story takes place 10 years later when Callie, wanting to be free and taking a page from her brother, creates a bucket list.  Naturally, she immediately visits Gabriel in his townhouse in the middle of the night to ask for […]

• Posted April 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

My Thoughts “Love conquers all” A Rogue by Any Other Name is the first book in the Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean and this book starts the series with a bang! The story spotlights Lady Penelope Marbury who was once engaged to the Duke of Leighton in Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart (Love by Numbers #3) and Michael Lawler, the Marquis of Bourne who has fallen from society’s grace and is now a partner in London’s most exclusive gambling hell, The Angel. Years after being jilted by the Duke of Leighton, Penelope is now reaching her 28th […]

• Posted March 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

Warning: This review may contain spoilers “Amazing. Unique.  I couldn’t put it down!” Let me just start with WOW!  Just. WOW!  I can’t help but gush about this book.  I had initially heard a lot of good things about it and I decided to give it a go.  Little did I know that I would immediately be sucked into a weird and different world.  These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is the first book in the Starbound Trilogy. The story, set in the future where space travel is possible, focuses on the struggle and growth of two amazing characters: […]

• Posted March 5, 2014 • 3 Comments

The Trouble with Princesses by Tracy Anne Warren | Book Review

The Trouble with Princesses by Tracy Anne Warren | Book Review

This is the first book in the series that I actually read and finished (not counting the audiobook  that I listened to for The Princess and the Peer that I didn’t finish).  That being said, Tracy Anne Warren is one of my favorite authors.  For some reason, I just couldn’t get past Emmaline’s story and stopped listening altogether.  I guess it must be because I was “reading” an audiobook which I am not used to reading.  I may have to rethink the whole series and read the other two books sometime next year. The book can be read as a […]

• Posted December 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries [Book Review]

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries [Book Review]

This is the second time that I read ‘Twas the Night After Christmas and I am amazed at how touched I still am with it.  In fact, certain parts of the book have brought me to tears.  Normally, I am not a fan of reading about children in the books that I read but the presence of the child actually enhances the story and I think Lord Devonmont would not find his redemption without the child. This story was the right choice to release in hardbound last year.  The story is typical Sabrina Jeffries style with lots of emotion and […]

• Posted November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

I started reading this book because I knew I wanted to read it before seeing the movie (and I did the right thing!  More about the movie in different post). This book was a slow start for me.  In fact, I had to force myself to finish reading it in time for the movie.  It wasn’t that I did not enjoy it, I did but the first few chapters did not catch my interest at all.  I remember starting to read this a few years back but I couldn’t push through. That being said, once I got into the story, […]

• Posted September 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

  Ridiculously Short Plot An heiress is “killed” by her titled husband (a Duke, no less) on the eve of her wedding for her inheritance but was found and rescued by a third son (who is an Earl, on his mother’s side). Main Characters Annalise Hadley Owen Crawford Themes Rags to Riches Marriage of Convenience Murder after marriage Setting London, England Favorite Quote/Line “Poison can leak into any man’s heart. If it is not purged it is just as lethal as any dagger” Recommendations All in all, I thought it was an OK read and it is not something that […]

• Posted August 14, 2013 • 0 Comments