I liked this but I did have some issues with it. I thought Nicholas was an asshat most of the time and Olivia was too ac4 stars - Contemporary Romance
I liked this but I did have some issues with it. I thought Nicholas was an asshat most of the time and Olivia was too accepting and forgiving. The ending and epilogue were a bit too rushed. I didn't like that there wasn't any answer/resolution given as to who had (view spoiler)[leaked the big story of Nicholas's past to the press that partially caused their fight and breakup. There also wasn't any further mention of the fact that Olivia was forced to give back the necklace Nicholas had given her and not that she left it intentionally. (hide spoiler)]
I adored the H/h and their dazzlingly witty, sexy banter and snarky, steamy interactions, and the first 45-50% or so of5 stars – Contemporary Romance
I adored the H/h and their dazzlingly witty, sexy banter and snarky, steamy interactions, and the first 45-50% or so of the book was absolutely fantastic. Then it took a seriously twisty turn that I didn’t like when the hero finds out his (view spoiler)[bitchy, snobby, lying, cheating ex-fiancée’s adorable daughter is actually his. The conniving ex trying to manipulate and get him back and the whole suddenly I’m a father plotline (hide spoiler)]nearly took over and derailed the story and the romance, but luckily things got back on track.
I just loved the H/h together, and their playful Dear Ida advice column exchanges were particularly delightful and utter perfection and really made the book standout for me. The ending was sweet, fabulous, and hilarious (view spoiler)[(Graham’s Poopface in Manhattan Dear Ida email made me laugh out loud) (hide spoiler)] and left a big, fat satisfied smile on my face. So overall, this was a very enjoyable read!
I really enjoyed this, but I think my expectations might’ve been too high to give it a full 5-stars. I adored Rhys and H4.5 stars – Historical Romance
I really enjoyed this, but I think my expectations might’ve been too high to give it a full 5-stars. I adored Rhys and Helen and loved them together, but I wanted even more of their romance. All the excessive descriptions of everything (characters, details, events, customs, rooms, clothes, etc.) was somewhat distracting and hindered the pace of the story at times. I felt like the big secret and potential obstacle to their HEA was a bit contrived and went on for too long, and then the resolution and ending seemed rushed.
This wasn’t my favorite LK historical, but I liked it more than Cold-Hearted Rake. Rhys was such a swoonworthy romantic hero and so wonderfully besotted and doting of Helen. The secondary characters were all great, and I really hope she writes stories for Dr. Gibson, West, and Severin, in addition to the upcoming book for Lady Pandora Ravenel. I’m so excited that she’s being paired with Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent in Devil in Spring! I can’t wait!
Loved this one! A fun, fabulous, and steamy enemies to lovers romance featuring a seemingly uptight, controlled, nerdy,5 stars – Contemporary Romance
Loved this one! A fun, fabulous, and steamy enemies to lovers romance featuring a seemingly uptight, controlled, nerdy, health nut, marathon-running forensic anthropologist/professor and an independent, curvaceous, bombshell, cupcake-loving small-town baker/bakery owner who drive each other crazy but discover they have explosive chemistry when they’re forced to spend more time together due to their mutual family ties and friendships. Boy oh boy was James and his (view spoiler)[dirty talking, dominant bedroom ways (hide spoiler)] an unexpected, hot surprise! Yowza! James and Gracie made a fun, sexy couple, and the secondary characters were great and really added to the story. A very entertaining 5 stars!...more