Do you know why I love Victoria Dahl's novels? Her heroines always take charge of their sexuality, they're not afraid to want sex. They know what theyDo you know why I love Victoria Dahl's novels? Her heroines always take charge of their sexuality, they're not afraid to want sex. They know what they want and they take it. I love seeing that in a heroine. On top of that, Dahl writes some really sexy romances. Take charge heroines and steamy sex? I'm in!
When Flirting with Disaster started, I wasn't sure if I was going to like Isabelle; in the opening chapter, she seemed so prickly, so different. It didn't take long before I liked her though. She's strong and confident and has a few artistic quirks. Like with all of Dahl's characters, there's more to Isabelle than meets the eye.
Of course I liked Tom. He's strong, too, and loyal. I loved that he was always thrown for a loop when Isabelle said something shocking to him.
The scenes between these two . . . wow. Steamy, full of sizzling chemistry and lively banter. I marked up a lot of passages on my Kindle and I may have panted a time or two . . . Okay, I definitely panted a few times.
I also love how Dahl creates strong bonds between the heroine and her friends. I loved the interactions between Isabelle and her girl friends, too. They made me laugh and smile.
Victoria Dahl knows how to write extremely sexy, smart, and banter-licious romances, and I devour each one, anxious for more!
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I first found SE Jakes last month, when I stumbled upon Catch a Ghost. From page one, I was hooked, a It's official; I'm addicted to Prophet and Tommy!
I first found SE Jakes last month, when I stumbled upon Catch a Ghost. From page one, I was hooked, and I loved their story. I waited as long as I could to start Long Time Gone, as I knew that the remaining books in the series would not be out until late this year. But the other day, I gave in; I needed my Prophet and Tommy fix!
How do I explain my love of this book? Where do I start?
Well, the reunion scene as the hurricane hit (literally and figuratively) gave this book a very hot start! And the laundry room scene has become permanently stamped into my mind. I can't go near my washer and dryer without blushing and perhaps even drooling while staring into space like an idiot . . .
In fact, I should warn you that reading this series in public can be very dangerous, unless you are better able to hide your flushes and squirms and low moans . . . * ahem * Not that I would know anything about this, of course!
I knew from CAG that these two men were explosive together. LTG only cemented that fact again, and I enjoyed every steamy scene! But there is more to their story than just (extremely hot) sex!
The banter between these two is just as sizzling and exciting as their physical chemistry. I can't tell you how many times I laughed. Now, that's not to say this is a funny book. However, if you enjoy sarcasm and dry wit and all that, then Prophet, especially, is perfect for you!
Much like book 1, Long Time Gone is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end, both in terms of emotions and mysteries. I loved getting to know Prophet and Tommy even more; Jakes doesn't lay out their characters and pasts in one big scene, but rather slowly unravels their secrets and depths as the books unfold. Which probably explains why I find these books so addicting! There's always something new, always a turn in the plot that I didn't see, or a secret that I never would have guessed. Jakes does a wonderful job at keeping me on my feet, keeping me fully submerged in the story until I have to blink a few times to pull myself out of the book and realize, hey, I'm still sitting in my house, and sadly these two sexy alpha males are not right in front of me. * sigh *
My only regret in reading this book is knowing that I now have to wait a few months before I can get my hands on the next one! To tide me over I'll be rereading CAG and LTG, as well as reading the related novella, which covers Cill and Mal. I'm not sure that I'll love them as much as I do Prophet and Tommy, but who knows! If nothing else, I know I will still enjoy their books, as I love this author's writing!
Extremely sexy (to the point that your e-reader will no doubt spontaneously explode) and thrilling, with a good dose of banter and sarcastic wit, not to mention two of the sexiest alpha males alive, Long Time Gone is sure to become a favorite for readers looking for an m/m series with not only heat and raw emotions, but action and complex plot lines, too. In other words, this series has it all!
4 1/2 STARS!
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4.5 Stars, will have review up soon. Another great read from my new favorite contemporary author! :) I highly suggest picking up her books, all of the4.5 Stars, will have review up soon. Another great read from my new favorite contemporary author! :) I highly suggest picking up her books, all of them. You will not regret it! ...more
How often do you read a book that grabs your insides and twists them—hard? How often do you find a book that changes your mind about a character? HowHow often do you read a book that grabs your insides and twists them—hard? How often do you find a book that changes your mind about a character? How often do you find yourself worried sick about the outcome of a book? It's rare for me to find such a book, but when I do it's an instant keeper, one that I can't stop thinking about, long after that last page is turned. Dare You To is such a book!
I can't say that I am surprised that I loved this book. After all, McGarry already proved her talent with Pushingthe Limits, which I adored. In PTL, I was unsure that I would ever like Beth. Okay, let's be honest—I was certain I would always hate her; she was, simply put, such a hard bitch. But as DYT began, and more of Beth was revealed, bit by bit, I came to realize why she acts the way she does. Before too long, I was anxious for her to realize what her life could be if only she'd put the past behind her and start living her life the way she wants.
And as Ryan started to steal my heart (which he did!), I was cheering for him and Beth. They deserved their chance at a HEA, screw what the world thinks of them together.
I really connected with Beth and her relationship with her uncle, Scott. Why? Because, like Beth, I was close to my youngest uncle as well. Much like Scott, my own uncle was a pre-teen when I was born. And there the similarities end; my life wasn't a copy of Beth's, nor was my uncle's a copy for Scott's (other than the fact that both were good men who loved their family). But that strong bond between them touched me, reminded me of my own childhood. I lost my uncle, four years ago this month, and to this day it still kills me inside to know that he's no longer here. What does this have to do with the story, or the author's writing talent? Nothing, really. But I think it's important that a good book has this affect, allowing you to find such connections while reading. Regardless of anything else Beth did or went through, this is what I will always connect with her over, and yes, even envy her for, as she still has years ahead of enjoying her uncle's company.
4.5 STARS! Truly, I can't even begin to explain how much I loved this book, nor can I tell you why. But I can tell you this: McGarry has a fan for life! Two books so far and both have broken my heart, twisted me into knots with worry...yet in the end, put a happy smile on my face. Emotional, and all to realistic at times, Dare You To is going at the top of my list of favorites. I will be buying myself a copy to keep alongside PTL, and I cannot wait until Isaiah's story is finally here. Until then, I think I need to read a few lighter novels. Every time I pick up a novel from this author, I cry even as I find myself thoroughly enjoying the journey. Thank you, Katie McGarry, for another amazing story!
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A die-hard fan, if MarquitOriginally posted on TBQ's Book Palace Check out my full review, I've highlighted a few quotes/passages there! :D
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A die-hard fan, if Marquita Valentine's name is on the cover, I already know I'm going to love the book. Drive Me Crazy is no exception! I was thrilled to receive an eARC of this book, and I couldn't wait to dive into it, even though I had other books already lined up.
Welcome back to Holland Springs, this time a few years before Valentine's previous books took place. Carter Ambrose and Melanie Ann Smith have known each other since childhood, but in many ways they're nothing alike. Melanie thinks she's not good enough for Carter, plus what man would fall in love with his sister's best friend? But she can't help her feelings for him, and when he comes back to town to start his own shop, she decides it's time to show him how she feels—at least a little bit. He's crazy for her, but is it just lust or something more?
Carter was a flawed hero, I'll admit, but I still loved him. He was a jerk at times, and often opened his mouth without first engaging his brain (and admits it). But then again, what guy doesn't at some point or another? What I did like was the fact that he often knew where he had made the mistake, and wanted to fix things with Melanie. He'd say something in one chapter that would make me want to slap him, but as soon as his dirty talking started...oh, I was a goner! I melted for him all over again, just like Melanie. :)
Melanie was a great heroine. She knew what she wanted from life, and she was set on working for it, even with her father's gambling and troubles always getting in her way, and other people's judgment of her pushing her back down. She was strong, but not too strong, and she had, as Carter would say, a sassy mouth, which I enjoyed.
4.5 STARS! Wow, with ever new book Marquita Valentine writes, I think that I have found my new favorite...until the next one comes out. I've yet to be disappointed by one of her books, and I don't think it's possible, to be honest. If you want a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read, be sure to pick up Valentine's books—all of them. Trust me, you'll thank me later! :) Drive Me Crazy had me smiling and blushing, and just having a great time while reading it. I loved Carter's dirty talk, couldn't get enough of it, really, and I can't wait to see how Valentine's next book turns out. Impatiently waiting, and in the meantime I'll revisit all her other books. For Carter's story, I think all my bookmarks will be around the smexy scenes. Nothing wrong with that! :) ...more
I loved this book! It wasn't a typical historical, but I've come to expect this from Lauren Hawkeye.Originally posted on TBQ's Book Palace
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I loved this book! It wasn't a typical historical, but I've come to expect this from Lauren Hawkeye. Instead of visiting the balls of the London ton, I was taken back to the times of the gladiators, and I loved every shocking, raw moment of it!
Lilia was a wonderful heroine, very strong, but not so strong that she can't learn to lean on someone else when need be. I found her story very interesting, I guess I never thought about a woman as a gladiator. In fact, as this is written from the 1st person, I was a bit taken back when, around 4 or 5 pages in, I realized that this mighty gladiator was, in fact, a woman. Entirely my fault for not reading the summary first. ;) Oh well, it may have surprised me, but in a good way.
Christus..ah, what a wonderful hero. So dangerous. So tortured. Such a strong man, forced into slavery and treated like a caged lion, brought out to fight, to stare at, but not worthy of anything. I almost cried when he told Lilia about his past. He so deserved a HEA, Lilia as well, and I was happy to see them reach it.
“Have you thought that, by letting someone in, you will be stronger than you are alone.”
I can't tell you how much I loved this quote. Not only did it fit so beautifully, as Lilia was so hesitant to let someone in, thinking that the only way she could stay strong was by keeping that wall up. But this quote...it really hit home with me, perhaps due to some personal issues I've had lately. Regardless, I thought this simple quote, while perhaps not the sexiest one in the book, was the perfect one to describe Seduced by the Gladiator. And when he then tells her a few paragraphs later that she needs to accept that she's no longer alone, she's his...I melted!
4.5 STARS! Emotionally gripping, physically demanding, Seduced by the Gladiator is a perfect read! But be warned—it is not for the faint of heart. It's gritty, raw and rough, sticking to the real Rome of the past. If you prefer your historicals to be more tepid, look somewhere else, because this one is not for you. But if you want to try something new and exotic, this is the author to keep your eye on. Two gladiator books so far and I'm hooked, fascinated by the love stories she weaves during such a hard, but shockingly intriguing era! For a wickedly sexy and wonderfully intense story, be sure to pick this one up! Fair warning though: read this one at home... I wanted to finish reading it so bad, I took it with me. Let's just say that as steamy as this is, I could not stop myself from blushing, wondering if the people sitting next to me where reading over my shoulder...If so, they sure got an eyeful! :) ...more
My first time reading Sarah M. Anderson...and I loved it! :) Mystic Cowboy is a wonderful story aboutOriginally posted on TBQ's Book Palace
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My first time reading Sarah M. Anderson...and I loved it! :) Mystic Cowboy is a wonderful story about a man who's trying to remain true to himself, and his people, and a woman who's trying her hardest to make a difference in the world, one sick person at a time. When Rebel sees a vision of his people all dead, he asks Madeline for help; she may not believe in the spirit world and visions like he does, but she realizes that he does believe, and isn't that what matters? Together, they must find out what the ranchers just off the rez are doing...before it's too late.
I loved Rebel! He's trying so hard to be the right person—his tribe needs a medicine man, which he can be, while the outside world wants a Native America artist, one they can more or less parade around like a prize show dog. He doesn't want to be that person...but if it means he receives money to help his whole tribe, how can he say no? But it's just a part he plays, it's not who he is, and it never will be. He's already tried his hand at being that man, and it didn't work out... Nope, his duty is to his tribe, keeping them alive and well, and helping to keep the traditions of the Lakota alive as well. Really, what's not to love in a hero like that? He puts so much of himself into helping everyone else!
Madeline is, in a way, much like Rebel. She gives and gives, often until there is no more to give. She works hard, very hard, to heal the people of the rez. With no supplies, no room, and very few people to help, she manages to do it. And while many of the people may look at her as an outsider at first, I think by the end, after seeing how well she does her job, they start to see her as more than that. It may not seem like they'd match together (two people who give everything they have to everyone else) but they do. Rebel takes care of her, and when she sees that he is the one who needs the support, she'll be there for him. Will their relationship be easy? No, of course not. But it's real, and they're willing to work through it, for love, and that's what matters.
4 STARS! A sexy tribal cowboy for a hero, a cast of wonderful characters to help bring the story alive, and a heroine who won't take any crap, Mystic Cowboy kicks off Anderson's new series and left me wanting more! I especially look forward to Nobody's story. Oh my. Dark, quiet, mysterious...and with an air of “deadly” about him, I'm dying to know more! :D ...more
I really need to stop jumping into the middle of a series. After finishing Haunted Laird I knew thatOriginally posted on TBQ's Book Palace
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I really need to stop jumping into the middle of a series. After finishing Haunted Laird I knew that this was such a series where I should have read the previous books. I felt a little lost, and many things were mentioned in passing that had happened in the first books. Despite this, I still liked this book, and I think I'll go back and start the series in order some day soon.
Cursed Scottish warriors? Um, yes please! :) Padon definitely made my heart pound a little harder, and all but made me melt a time or two. Every time he called Lynn “mi wee one”, a sigh escaped my mouth. I want my own Padon!
I do wish that we could have seen a bit more of the relationship between Padon and Lynn... It felt rushed, as if within the few days that they knew each other, everything was set and they knew they'd be together forever. No problems, no questions asked. On the one hand, I like the whole “I just met you but I can't live without you”, but on the other hand I want more than just insta-love holding the couple together. I'd like to know how things are going to work out for Padon, suddenly living in modern times, and he was born a few hundred years ago. His new life will not be a walk in the park!
3 STARS! This was my first time reading any of Tara Nina's books, but I don't think it will be my last! I have book one, which I picked up while it was a freebie from BN a while back, and I may have to start it soon. I liked the idea behind this series, and I loved the spicy heat to the story, but I think the only thing missing was a bit more connection between the hero and heroine before their HEA. All in all, a good book, and one that I read quickly. ...more
Wow. Just wow.... Spark drew me in from the very first page and I was instantly hooked--I want more! I didn't start the series with Storm, like I shouWow. Just wow.... Spark drew me in from the very first page and I was instantly hooked--I want more! I didn't start the series with Storm, like I should have, but I plan on buying it, as well as the novellas, and read the series in order. And yes, that will including a reread of this book while I wait for the next release! :)
Brigid Kemmerer has become a new favorite author of mine and I look forward to reading more of her work. I enjoy her writing--there's something compelling about it.
Gabriel is a great hero, very tortured and full of problems and I loved falling for him along side Layne. When he started to open up to Layne, and see her for who she really is...*sigh* I melted!
I loved Layne as well, she was a heroine to root for, and I felt for her. Her brother, Simon, was also a favorite of mine. And let's not forget Hunter and Gabriel's brothers--such a lucky town, all these hot guys in one spot! :D
4.5 STARS! Spark is truly a great book, which kept me reading even when I should have been doing other things. Sexy and addicting, I highly recommend this series. I found the paranormal element to be very interesting, but loved that the story was about the characters and their struggles, too, not just their powers. I can't wait to return to this world!
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Jennifer McQuiston's debut, What Happens in Scotland, is an entertaining historical, and one that is,Originally posted on TBQ's Book Palace
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Jennifer McQuiston's debut, What Happens in Scotland, is an entertaining historical, and one that is, in my opinion, a little different from most historicals. How many do you know of where the hero and heroine meet during a drunken night (which is an unusual state for both of them), pretend marry, wreck havoc on the town, and then get married for real? Only to wake up in the morning with no memory of any of it? And add on some family issues, on both sides, and a man trying to kill the hero (and steal the heroine) and you have a recipe for crazy, but in a good way. :)
I giggled a few times, while Georgette was trying to piece together the events; the way that a few of the men worded what happened, it sounded like she had done some very horrible, and intimate, things with them. Come to find out that instead it was all very innocent. On a side note, I was very happy to see her standing up for herself and taking control, something that she did not have when she was married before.
James...ah, what a wonderful hero! He's tough, but he's honest. He works hard for his money, and doesn't want it just handed to him. And he has a beard. Oh yes. ;)
4 STARS! Overall, a lovely debut, and one that I truly enjoyed. I can't wait to see what McQuiston offers us next (Cameron's story, I hear, which I look forward to!). There may have been a few bumps along the road, but not enough to keep me from enjoying this one. If you want to have a (scandalous) good time, be sure to pick up What Happens in Scotland! ...more
This was my first time reading Caroline Linden's work, and The Way to the Duke's Heart was actually a good book. I was intrigued by the blackmail and family secrets, and I flipped the pages to find out how everything turned out.
I liked the hero and heroine—they may not be in my top 10 list, but I still enjoyed reading their story. Tessa was very strong, very intelligent, and I respected her for that. I also came to respect Charlie for understanding her, and not just seeing a beautiful woman, as many other men have seen.
The romance was great, very passionate, and I loved every minute of it. I was happy when Charlie realized that he had made a mistake when he was younger, thinking himself in love with Maria; the fact that it took finding Tessa, and realizing that he not just wanted her, but needed her, to realize that he had never really loved Maria...I loved watching him come to terms with this!
4 STARS! A wonderful historical, with just the right amount of mystery and romance, but also with a dose of wit and sexy, The Way to the Duke's Heart is a great choice for any fan of the genre! Now I'm only sorry that I didn't wait and read the previous two books in this trilogy, but I will definitely be doing so soon. I look forward to seeing what Linden will write next! ...more
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Years ago, Angela Knight created the Mageverse series. Now, after 8 books, it all ends in Master of Darkness. Any fan of this series will be sad to see it end, but happy with the way it turned out. Knight has done it yet again, creating one hell of a sexy novel, one with a fantastic storyline, a magical world (or two) and great characters!
I loved everything about Master of Darkness! I've been a devoted fan since book one, and I look forward to rereading this entire series for years to come—a sure sign of an amazing author!
If you have yet to enter Knight's Mageverse world, you don't know what you are missing! This series is a must read—sexy, unique, any fantasy lover's dream! However, I must warn that this is a series that needs to be read in order; so if you decided to start these books—and you should!—start from the beginning and work your way up to Master of Darkness. You won't regret it!
When your father is Warlock, the evil sorcerer trying to destroy the entire Mageverse world, life is anything but easy. Miranda's been tortured by him her whole life, and at the age of four he even put a spell on here which limits her magic and makes her fear him (and any other Alpha Males). She's nothing like Warlock though, and she wants only to kill him before he finally destroys everything she loves—and then kills her.
Justice may be a Dire Wolf now, but he's still a cop at heart—protecting the innocent no matter what. Miranda has become his life, the one woman he wants to create a Spirit Link with, and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Can he save her, defeat Warlock, and come to terms with his new powers—before they kill him?
Master of Darkness may be the finale for this series, but I see a spinoff series starting (soon, I hope!). Angela Knight is a very talented author, and I look forward to her future books, regardless of the series they belong to! ...more
Quinn Loftis continues her Grey Wolf series with Blood Rites. In this installment novel, Jacque and Fane's journey continues as they struggle through various trials that keep popping up--trials that keep them from bonding.
But there's another story (or two...) emerging in this book as well. Jen, Jacque's loud (but funny) best friend, plays a stronger role. It appears that she is not exactly human after all... Decebel, the Beta of Fane's pack, seems to have a case of “stubborn-jealous-protective-male-itis”for her. And let me tell you, the banter between the two is great!
Blood Rites grabbed my attention more than book one. By the end of this book I was, I'll admit, more interested in Jen's story than Jacque's. I'm really looking forward to reading Jen and Decebel's story in future books!
However, I was happy to see Jacque and Fane finally complete their bonding. The words they spoke to each other during the ceremony were enough to make me choke up a bit, as well as dream of my own man to love me like that! Werewolf genes completely optional, but appreciated! :)
4 STARS! So far this series seems to be getting better by the book. I can only hope this stays true for the next book. Although if it is “only” as enjoyable as Blood Rites, you won't hear a complaint from me! For a different YA paranormal series, be sure to pick up Loftis' books—you won't be disappointed!...more
I'll be honest—I had problems with Prince of Wolves. The writing was a bit awkward to read, and rather than feeling like I was in a story, it was more like I was being told that I was reading a story (does that even make sense?). I felt like the word choices didn't match the story being told, or the characters in it, and this bothered me, made the novel difficult to enjoy.
However, despite these flaws, I still found myself flipping the pages, curious to see how things turned out. I didn't mind the basic storyline, and even found it a bit unique (personally, I've yet to read a shapeshifter book for YA were the mated-pair theme comes into play so strongly). But the writing did stand in the way a bit, keeping me from loving this book.
Jacque's character didn't seem very solid to me; one moment she would say something this way, and the next she'd say it in a completely different way. The slang, the cliches and just odd words just didn't fit her, or her friends. At least in my opinion! Fane was okay, but again, not great as a character—I felt like I was missing something from him, too.
Now Jacque's two best friends didn't exactly steal the show, either. Jen has a wicked (literally--dirty) sense of humor, but most of the time I felt her jokes and wit were buried under all the writing issues. I wanted to like her, and the things she said, but more often than not she was just in the background, barely there. Sally...well, I can't really tell you much about Sally. For whatever reason, nothing comes to mind—so either she wasn't properly “explained” or the description didn't stick.
3 STARS! Still, when I finished Prince of Wolves, I found myself wanting to pick up Blood Rites, to see what happens next. In spite of the issues I may have with this one, I think this series is going to become a bit of a guilty pleasure. Books that I can't help but wanting to finish, even if they might not be 5 star candidates. And that's okay with me because 3 stars isn't anything to be upset about in my opinion, and the fact that I do wish to read the rest of the series eventually is a pretty good sign! ...more
For the first time in months, I was drawn into a story, completely captivated by its tale. Rift is a fantastic novel, a work of fantasy and sexy romance, and a book that reminded me why I love reading!
As much as I adored Rift, I will admit that it has a few flaws, a few areas of the book where the story slowed and the pace seemed bogged down. But it wasn't long before the action started again, and for this, and many other reasons, I still loved it enough to mark it as a favorite!
Ember is a great heroine, strong and determined and believable. Barrow was also great, a hero I wanted to meet—and perhaps fall for myself. :)
Even many of the other characters were entertaining. Kael, for example, had a great personality and sense of humor, and I'd love to read more of it in the future!
4.5 STARS! Simply put Andrea Cremer's newest is an amazing read. Filled with action and fantasy galore, it lead me to a world I didn't want to leave! And the romance between Ember and Barrow was sexy, yet sweet, and made me wish for my own Barrow to love. I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel—I am dying to read more of Ember's tale, to see how everything turns out...and yes, to see more Barrow, too! Oh, totally random—but the cover and designs on the pages are simply beautiful! I loved seeing the Stonehenge image before each chapter; it only added to the overall magical feel of the novel. ...more
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As much as I love fantasy novels, reading a gem of a contemporary like Nightingale Way reminds me why I really read books, romances in particular: to feel, to experience. This book didn't need shifters or magic to keep me interested. Instead a story was told to me, a story about love, second chances, life and healing. A story that touched me, a story I could relate to, though I've never been in any of the situations that Cat or Jack were in. A story that made me laugh, made me cry, and made my heart break. But most importantly, this story showed how love can truly heal—love not only from a lover, but friends, family and neighbors as well.
Nightingale Way is the first book I've read from Ms. March, and for that I am truly sorry. I loved her writing, her characters and the connection between all the residents of this small, quaint Colorado town. I will be putting March's books on my auto-buy list, and I'll be setting aside some time to read the previous books in this series, followed by a reread of Nightingale Way. I am anxious to learn more about Eternity Springs, especially regarding the four couples who have already been healed by this town. Not to mention the town's secret past... :)
If you are looking for a great romance, one of those rare books where you want to simply crawl inside the novel and never leave, this is the one for you! Nightingale Way is sweet, romantic, charming, and even provides more than a few laughs. Just be sure to have a few tissues around; this well-written tale provides the reader with a captivating emotional ride. Come join the fun in Eternity Springs, and let the magic of the community heal you, body and soul!
Sometimes love simply isn't enough to hold a marriage together. Or is it...?
Jack Davenport and Catherine Blackburn married for love. But after a few years life began to drive a stake through their marriage. Between his dangerous job, one that he is more dedicated to than anything else, and Catherine's issues with her mother (Jack's boss), thing's turned rough. But when Cat lost their first child, it pretty much sealed their fate—divorce.
Now, more than 5 years since they separated, Jack's job has brought them back together. After uncovering a local dog fighting ring, and reporting it on her infamous blog, Catherine's life is suddenly in danger. Hiding in Eternity Springs while the arsonist is found, Cat finds herself slowly coming to terms with the fact that she still has feelings for Jack. And it appears he does as well. Can they work through their past, work around his job and the death of their marriage and baby to reunite? Or will the past tear them apart—for good....more
Wolf Line I only my second time reading Vivian Arend's work, but I can promise it won't be the last one! I really enjoy her writing style, her stories and the characters she's created. Plus, Arend definitely knows how to write some great sexual tension!
I do wish I had read the previous books in this series first. Although the books seem like they can be read as a stand alone, reading the series would not only explain a few things but also prove a bit more enjoyable. I will be going back for the first books later on, I am curious about some of the other characters and their stories.
The story in Wolf Line is pretty simple, but done well. It has a bit of a misunderstanding between Jared and Keir, which took a while to straighten out, and there's a small side-plot regarding who took the jewels on the cruise ship. Overall, it was a good book, one that I will be recommending to others.
4 STARS! For a light, sexy romp with shifters, Wolf Line is the perfect choice! Steamy, but with a nice dose of romance as well, this book has a little bit of everything. If you are a fan of shifter romances, I highly suggest you pick up Arend's; they have a certain style and voice to them that most other books do not.