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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean | Book Review

  The third book in the Rules of Scoundrels series, is about Temple (the boxer and enforcer of The Angel) and Mara, the girl who was believed to be dead AND the reason why Temple was banished from society. I had great expectations in this book since I have been quite intrigued about Temple since I read about him in A Duke by Any Other Name (Rules #1).  I was dying to find out who would be his salvation but I was a little bit surprised that MacLean paired him with Mara the person he was believed to have killed. […]

• Posted March 19, 2014 • 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

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

Princess in Love by Julianne MacLean | Book Review

Princess in Love by Julianne MacLean | Book Review

I read this book after I read the last book of the series, The Prince’s Bride because I was intrigued by the mention of Princess Rose in the book (where her HEA wasn’t even mentioned).  I actually bought this book last year but didn’t get around to reading it until after I read the final book in the trilogy. I’d like to start with Rose and Leopold as a couple.  I was actually intrigued by their relationship when I read the prologue.  In it, Leo was in jail for treason and for plotting to kill the king (Rose’s brother) with […]

• Posted May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

Never Trust a Scoundrel by Gayle Callen | Book Review

Never Trust a Scoundrel by Gayle Callen | Book Review

This is the first book that I read by Gayle Callen and it was a bit of a let down. I had decided to read this when I saw that it was on sale and bought it on a whim.

Grace Banbury goes to London to try to salvage what is left of their inheritance when her mother gambles away everything in a card game. When she arrives in London, she discovers that their town house is empty and devoid of any servants and she also meets Daniel Throckmorten, the newest owner. Daniel, thinking that she is her brother’s mistress, starts to make a proposition.

• Posted May 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara | Book Review

A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara | Book Review

This is Ashlyn Macnamera’s debut novel so she is definitely a new to me author.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love to read new to me authors.  In fact, I have discovered a lot of awesome authors this way.  However, this story just missed the mark.  I read the book knowing this was going to be about Miss Julia St. Claire but instead, I was reading about the sister Sophia meeting another guy!  I mean, I just barely started reading and by the time I reached Chapter 3, I was totally confused about where this story was headed. True, […]

• Posted March 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Book Review

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer | Book Review

MY THOUGHTS What more is there to say about Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight? I understand that it is a very popular book, but this book didn’t capture me as it should have. I struggled while reading this book. First, I didn’t really get the obsessive love/relationship Bella had with Edward. The times that Edward was watching Bella while sleeping without her knowing really creeped me out. I thought it wasn’t very romantic (although some might view it as romantic) and it felt stalker-ish. Next, I hated that these breed of vampires glittered in the sunlight. This really re-wrote the vampire lore […]

• Posted August 22, 2012 • 0 Comments