Beauty and the Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy #1)
THE FORCE OF THOSE EYES HIT FRANKIE MOOREHOUSE LIKE A GUST OF WIND
But she quickly reminded herself that she had dinner to get ready, the staff of White Caps B&B (such as it was) to motivate. She didn't have the luxury of staring into a stranger's face.
Although, jeez, what a face it was.
And wasn't it just her luck that the owner of that face, Nate Walker--with his rebel...more
Frances "Frankie" Moorehouse is her family's last stand. She's been taking care of her younger sister Joy and her grandmother Grand-Em (who suffers from dementia and requires a lot of TLC), worrying about his absent brother Alex, and managing t...more
Beauty and the Black Sheep is my first Jessica Bird read, even though I’ve been a huge fan of J.R. Ward for years, and I have to say that I loved this book almost as much as I love her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Almost. I just can’t find anything or anyone to top those tormented Brothers and their battle to save the race.
But I digress…
In Beauty and the Black Sheep we are given a very sweet, feel good romance and characters who are so real and so honest in their actions and reactions that w...more
I'm a big fan of J.R. Ward's BDB series, and I also love contemporary romance. So when I found out the "WARDen" had written contemporary romance as Jessica Bird, I of course just had to check them out. This is the first book in her Moorehouse Legacy Silhouette series, and it's a pretty good read.
Frances "Frankie" Moorehouse is struggling to keep her family's rundown, historical B&B in the Adirondacks in upstate New York running, and although cocky chef Nate Walk...more
I don't generally read a lot of Harlequin but I am a huge fan of JR Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood which is how I discovered her alter ego Jessica Bird. I enjoyed this, her debut novel and could definitely hear Ward's voice in the writing, particularly when it comes to her sexy yet somewhat tortured male characters. And although this is a predictable...more
Ten years ago Frankie's parents died in a boating accident leaving her to raise her younger brother and sister and care for Grand-Em who suffers from dementia (I loved Grand-Em) To help pay the bills Frankie's turned the family's 6th generation mansion into a Bed & breakfast/restaurant. Unfortunately without the money for upkeep the walls are literally c...more
I'm watching this.. Not much info on it yet but I'm sure its a re-release of one of Ward's earlier Harlequin Jessica Bird books.
They're all really good, You can see the BDB taking shape in her (strictly) romance heroes.
Ten years ago Frankie's parents died in a boating accident leaving her to raise her younger brother and sister and care for G...more
This book was very good plot wise. I loved the idea and execution of it. Nate, a drifter chef looking for a place of his own to buy, stumbles upon White Caps Bed and Breakfast when his car breaks down. There he meets Frankie Moorehouse, the struggling owner of White Caps. They fall into a relationship and eventually into love. And Nate gives up his chance for a restaurant to stay at White Caps with Frankie and help her repair the B&B she loves. A perfectly interesting plot. And I lo...more
At first comforting in its predictability, but the one-dimensional characters got on my nerves and some of the issues just seemed so contrived and far-fetched. JR Ward/Jessica Bird usually throws in some steamy smexing but this was not the case here, either. Meh.
-Note: I'm intentionally comparing her books here.-
Unlike her Black Dagger or Fallen Angels series, The Rebel is a contemporary romance novel, set in our world, without any vampires, angels etc. but one interesting-enough hero and a heroine that ha...more
The same happened with Nate, the hero in this book. I loved the guy. And he reminded me of Butch O'Neil what with his capped front tooth and his dark physical appearance. Frankie, the heroine, was ok, I liked her alrigh...more
I love this story, but I love anything J.R. Ward writes.
This is about Nate and Frankie. Frankie owns a failing bed and breakfast that has been in her family for years. She's having a hard time making ends meet when Nate comes to her door because his car broke down. He has his knives with him .....NO NO NO not daggers, actual knives. He's a chef. A very good chef. He comes in to use the phone and smells somethi...more
I picked up the first book in the Moorehouse Legacy series knowing that the author, Jessic...more
I had higher hopes for this one after reading An Irresistable Bachelor but was a little disappointed. Frankie annoyed me to be honest and the end was so rushed. Still, I will get the others when/if they are re released - I think Joy's story would be a good one.
This story started off slow, it would pick up steam here and there and then drop off again until about 3/4 into the book.
Frankie drove me nuts throughout most of the book, I just wanted to tell her to shut up most of the time. Nate was alright but not Jessica Bird/J.R. Ward's best Hero.
The other problem I had with this book was that it just ended. A serious epilog is needed here. Considering that most of the story I really didn't like the Heroine and the Hero was above average, but...more
While the books summary held promise, I felt that the book was just okay. It was predictable and at times a little boring. I felt there were some parts of the book that could have moved a little faster while some parts should have slowed down. The ending especially was very rushed. Everything get...more
Finished this light (especially for the woman who is now J.R. Ward) breezy read. There were several things I appreciated about this book
* Real people, real emotions
* The cruel reality that is Dementia: not JUST for forgetting but those too, brief bittersweet moments of lucidity.
* The mostly ignored feelings of the f...more
Frankie runs a bed and breakfast in her family home. She, her sister and gram with dementia now live in the servants quarters while serving guests who stay in the front of the house. Frankie burns chicken and has a ceiling drop on her head. Rebel is a testament to thos...more
She's a good writer, it's just the story that I wasn't feeling. It was really all too coincidental. I liked Frankie and Nate enough, it was just a little too contrived how everything went down. You need a cook and a handsome AND single, cook lands on your doors...more
This is a re-worked Jessica Bird novel, which was originally title Beauty and the Black Sheep. It's a cute story. Frankie Moorehouse is having a hard time keeping her families B & B, White Caps, open. To make matters worse, she's behind on the mortgage, the summer seasons coming and her chef has just abru...more
First half I kept imagining ways to
Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and...more