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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
“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. […]
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….
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.