There are no words to express my love and gratitude for Megan for creating such a wonderful short story about the sisters Diana and Carrie. In losing...moreThere are no words to express my love and gratitude for Megan for creating such a wonderful short story about the sisters Diana and Carrie. In losing myself in their world, I've grown more in love with mine and all that I blessedly share with my best friend. Ainsi, à partir du fond de mon coeur, merci Mlle Megan.(less)
I just checked my library and it seems despite owning the whole series, I've only really read just one other Sullivan book (Which I really lo...more4.5 stars
I just checked my library and it seems despite owning the whole series, I've only really read just one other Sullivan book (Which I really loved and gave 5 stars to. See: Let Me Be The One)
There's something about Bella Andre's writing that makes me come back for more. I guess it's the way I'm able to emotionally connect with both her heroes and heroines and the rest of the lovable, sympathetic, and crazy bunch of characters that make up the Sullivan Family. It happened again with Brooke and Rafe; thoroughly enjoyed the all the push/pull, the anticipation, the coming together, the healing and the love. I also fell in love with the setting, this time, the entire time I was reading it, I was wishing I was somewhere lakeside too. Hee. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the four follow-up books, and in the meantime, I know I'm going to have a great time going back to the beginning, reading about the rest of the Sullivans.
I really like the story I just read. I felt for Eve and her broken heart, and thought she was a strong character for holding it together all this time...moreI really like the story I just read. I felt for Eve and her broken heart, and thought she was a strong character for holding it together all this time. Surprisingly, I ended up liking Brian a whole lot too, and felt his sincerity and his passion and love for Eve. Interesting to read about a married man who falls in love with another, but who doesn't do anything about it except walk away -- cruel as it was (to take their words for it), it was the right thing to do. ("I didn't want it to feel wrong, because it's so fucking right between us.") Same with Eve, who didn't succumb to her feelings then. I love it when they were finally open and honest with each other, and though her heart was bruised, I loved that Eve was able to say that he's worth the risk and she's worth taking the chance. I really felt invested in these two and was glad for their happy ending!(less)
Tessa Dare is a master at writing scenes that would cause you to have a permanent grin, leave you breathless with excitement, make your heart melt, an...moreTessa Dare is a master at writing scenes that would cause you to have a permanent grin, leave you breathless with excitement, make your heart melt, and definitely leave you craving for more. Beauty and The Blacksmith is no exception, as it is chock-full of moments that left me sighing, chortling, fanning myself (oh, so hot!) and clutching my heart, all at once.
We first met Diana and Aaron in the first book of the Spindle Cove series, A Night To Surrender, and it’s such a treat to finally get to know these two amazing individuals on a much deeper level. Aaron is an exceptional man; it’s difficult not to fall for this loyal, hardworking, kindhearted and passionate person. Diana is equally outstanding; a woman, who has so much to give, firmly resolved to live her life and be happy. These two complement each other, and every so often, I hear myself sighing because of how perfectly they fit. They don’t always have perfect moments, goodness knows how many times I died laughing because of one mishap or another, but in each moment, even the ones that left a twinge in my heart, it was very clear how much love these two have for each other.
It was such a joy to see more of the crazy cast of characters in Spindle Cove (reading this seriously felt like coming home!). Loved reading more of Charlotte, that very spirited and unrestrained youngest Miss Highwood. She is such a force to reckon with. Love, love, love her. Very touching, that moment with Aaron.
Watch out for the revelations, pay attention to the powerful words and savor the expressiveness in each statement. So beautiful. Beauty and the Blacksmith is such a decidedly sweet and deliciously sizzling story. Definitely a must read!
DNF for me. What happened to the characters?? I kept on reading hoping to see more of the hero and heroine's evolution, but I had to put it away at th...moreDNF for me. What happened to the characters?? I kept on reading hoping to see more of the hero and heroine's evolution, but I had to put it away at the end of Chapter Seven when the heroine seriously considers doing the very stupid thing she wants to do (what would it have cost her to sit down with her father and have an actual mature conversation about how she feels and to ask him himself about his opinion of the bar?). No. Just no. (less)