2.5 stars. Sometimes you read a book where you know the story-line is stupid but you hope that the author surprises you and do justice to it. This was...more2.5 stars. Sometimes you read a book where you know the story-line is stupid but you hope that the author surprises you and do justice to it. This was one of those books but it didn't come together as I would have liked. The hero seemed weak to me for accepting the heroine's abuse and the heroine was TSTL for believing her sister. This one should have been better.(less)
This one started off okay in the beginning. I liked the older man younger heroine theme. The writing was very choppy though, so it took away from some...moreThis one started off okay in the beginning. I liked the older man younger heroine theme. The writing was very choppy though, so it took away from some of the enjoyment of the book. It's kind of hard to get into a book when one minute the hero and heroine is talking and the next minute he's moving back and forth between her legs, and then WALAA they just had sex without the reader even knowing what the heck was going on! So yeah, really bad writing stopped this one from being any good. (less)
3.5 stars. A better than average book just because of the authors hilarious prose and the wonderful fire cracker of a heroine! I'm a sucker for a hero...more3.5 stars. A better than average book just because of the authors hilarious prose and the wonderful fire cracker of a heroine! I'm a sucker for a heroine in pursuit and this heroine delivers! The book would have gotten a higher rating if the author didn't get carried away with too much history, remedies, and secondary characters, but it was still a better than average read.
Miranda our heroine was on a mission to be ruined by the hero and after learning the nity grity from a few naughty books with pics, she finally got her chance to use her skills on her wedding night and delivered one of the cutest and funniest love scenes. Here's a sample...
He was laid out before her like a scrumptious feast. Miranda was briefly at a loss as to where she would begin. But she had made an extensive study of such matters, complete with illustrations and diagrams. She flung off her nightdress and divested her companion of the remainder of his clothing, then embarked upon the kiss That Kindles Love, after which she nibbled his earlobes and licked his nipples and in general sampled everything in between; brushed her long hair along the length of his body, during which she had ample opportunity to acquaint herself with the excellent working condition of his masculine parts; and then embarked upon The Climbing Of a Tree. The marquess made his own contributions to these endeavors, and Miranda learned what very nice sensations resulted from caresses on the inside of the elbows, and the toes and knees. When his lordship pressed his lips to the soft skin of her inner thighs, however, she gasped and groaned and ceased to think at all. After a brief rest, they moved on to Butterflies in Flight, and Karma's Wheel, and concluded at length with the Crab Embrace. More explicit details will not be included here, lest they cause the reader to require a dose of lettuce-water.
3.5 stars, (above average) This was a nice read that kept my interest. It was actually better than I anticipated. The hero and heroine had great chemi...more3.5 stars, (above average) This was a nice read that kept my interest. It was actually better than I anticipated. The hero and heroine had great chemistry. The political issues got a little tedious at times but it's what drove the plot so I can't complain too much. This is another one of those books that has a continued ending but I'm not sure if I'm going to scramble to read the sequel just yet. I am not a fan of books that has these types of endings. I don't have the attention span to read 800 pages of the same couple especially when they are already married and love each other. All in all, this was not a bad book and I'm glad that I finally read it .(less)
2.5 stars.This book was so boring! It took me about a month to read it! I just don't see what everyone else sees in Mary balogh. This is a highly rate...more2.5 stars.This book was so boring! It took me about a month to read it! I just don't see what everyone else sees in Mary balogh. This is a highly rated book and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how such a boring book could be so popular. The pages of inconsequential drivel just went on and on boring me to tears. The beginning was okay since I loved when the heroine is in pursuit and the hero is fighting against it, but they got together so quickly that the whole purpose of it was defeated. This book is way over rated IMO.(less)
What can I say about this crazy book? First of all, it was a little weird reading a contemporary that was written in 1984. The heroine was wearing jum...moreWhat can I say about this crazy book? First of all, it was a little weird reading a contemporary that was written in 1984. The heroine was wearing jumpers and lounge pants and I felt nauseated. It didn't even have the appeal of an historical where you appreciate the dress and different setting. The hero was one mean son of a gun! His revenge was OTT, and he didn't lighten up until the last few pages. There is no relief for the reader where the hero gives you some insight into his feelings because the story is told only in the heroine’s fawning POV.
Usually in forced seduction scenes, the heroine succumbs to the hero and you are spared feeling the outrage of rape, but in this book the heroine did not succumb or enjoyed the hero’s attentions. It felt a lot like rape when it was over,(especially since the heroine called it that) and how could you root for such a scumbag after that? I couldn't - and since there was no POV from the hero to help, it left a dirty taste in my mouth. I wanted this guy to suffer and grovel for a very long time, but of course he didn't. He had a TSTL heroine ready to kiss his feet for wanting her- so no need to grovel unduly! I give this book 3 star only because it wasn't boring. (less)
2.5 stars. I don't know what is was about this book, but it did absoulutely nothing for me! It had all the themes I love but still fell short of engro...more2.5 stars. I don't know what is was about this book, but it did absoulutely nothing for me! It had all the themes I love but still fell short of engrossing me in the story. I think it has alot to do with the way the author writes. Her style is too simple for my taste. It also annoyed me that the hero thought the heroine was cheating when she wasn't. And it was way annoying that she didn't say it was a lie. She just let him think that she had lovers while he treated her horribly and cheated on her. I'm sorry to say this story did not draw me in as I would have liked. (less)
2.5 stars. I enjoyed the first half of this book because Minerva and Sylvester from the last book was apart of the plot. Annabelle the heroine was too...more2.5 stars. I enjoyed the first half of this book because Minerva and Sylvester from the last book was apart of the plot. Annabelle the heroine was too anti-heroine and did not have any likable characteristics. I actually like it when the heroine is not perfect and is realistic with a flawed personality but I also want her to have a few redeeming qualities so that the reader can still root for her, and it was extremely hard to do that with Annabelle. (less)
3.5 stars. After all these years of being a huge Susan Johnson fan, I finally read Blaze!! To tell you the truth, the reason why I didn’t read this bo...more3.5 stars. After all these years of being a huge Susan Johnson fan, I finally read Blaze!! To tell you the truth, the reason why I didn’t read this book before is because I was never really a big fan of the Native American Indian romance. The storyline just never appealed to me. I hate reading historical settings in which a set of ignorant people feel like they are superior to others because of the color of their skins. I know it's never really the hero or heroine, but it still annoys.That’s why I stayed away from American historicals for so long. I just recently got a back bone and started venturing in that territory. I still can’t deal with slavery being involved in my romance though. I know it’s naive but I read to get away from all the crap that goes on in this world and that’s one period I hate reading about. I have a tendency to sympathize with the injustice of the secondary characters in that setting more than the leads and it takes away from the romance for me. Anywho, this is SJ we are talking about here, so I knew no one was gonna make my hero feel like he was less than. And Hazard certainly lived up to the expectations! He was magnificent! I said this before and I’ll say it again, no one writes a hero like SJ! Talk about a drop dead gorgeous hero!
This was a nice read. Not a five star read for me, but it kept my interest. I loved Hazard and I loved Blaze and the chemistry between them was scorching hot, but 500 pages was a bit much and the storyline was a little unrealistic. I never really understood how keeping Blaze captive helped him with his claim and I especially didn’t buy that her father and all his male companions, in that day and age would have let her go up into an Indian’s cabin alone to negotiate a deal. Puleeze! Also, I wished that the hero didn't have other kids because he never saw them or mentioned them much, so it seemed like he didn't care about them, and it only put him in a bad light in my eyes. I wanted to smack him! What about your 3 other kids dude?! And did anyone else notice that him and Blaze didn't get married for real! Tell me if I missed something, but It was only in the Indian custom that they were married and all he had to do was say she was his wife! No ceremony, no paper signing,no nothing! Get the heck outa here! I want a real wedding my friend! All in all though, I’m glad that I gave this book a try and I loved seeing the old SJ in action once again and you were right Karen, it reminded me why I loved her.