★★★★½ Okay, I have to bump this up a notch just because I should have been reading something else, but I thought I’d see what ShoSho was laughing abou★★★★½ Okay, I have to bump this up a notch just because I should have been reading something else, but I thought I’d see what ShoSho was laughing about... and started reading about Ryan and Brianne ...and couldn't put it down. I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I’m a sucker for a “Snowbound” plot. Yes, without revealing any spoilers, this one does qualify. LOL! ...more
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I had to get used to the narrator, Clarinda Ross, but I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would,★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I had to get used to the narrator, Clarinda Ross, but I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would, considering some of the reviews. I set it aside but was glad I picked it back up. Maybe it could have used a little more romance, but I knew that going in, so I was fine with the level. And I didn't mind all the info on weddings. I was worried Jaclyn was turning in to a bit of a witch herself, like the victim, Carrie, at least towards Eric, but she was hurt and she got over it. ...more
Ryan McPartlin as Luke Dante (though Luke's eyes are a little greener)
★★★★✩ (Review of audiobook.) First time I’ve “read” this author and first time IRyan McPartlin as Luke Dante (though Luke's eyes are a little greener)
★★★★✩ (Review of audiobook.) First time I’ve “read” this author and first time I’ve heard this narrator, Justine Eyre, who does a nice job of reading.
Even though I picked this one up mostly because I needed Mississippi for my 50 States Challenges (and audible.com was having a sale!), I liked both of them well enough to continue this well-written series. A few things the author had to overcome to win my admiration: the villain is über-evil and typically after the lead female agent; plus, I’m not one for second chances at love. Nevertheless, Ms. Eden manages to hold my attention and pull all these off with aplomb. In addition, the love scenes are surprisingly H.O.T. and the suspenseful moments outside of the bedroom motel room are gripping as well.
★★★★☆ I enjoyed this one. I did it as a “buddy read” – making it all that much more fun and kicked it up another half star. It was fThe Army Push-up.*
★★★★☆ I enjoyed this one. I did it as a “buddy read” – making it all that much more fun and kicked it up another half star. It was funny and sweet. But don’t let the title fool you. It had some emotional depth to it, too. Some great quotes in this one, but I really liked this one, from one secondary character to another just home on leave:
“…get naked or I swear to God you’re going back with one less uniform.”
I had to look up quite a few Army abbreviations, so a glossary of some type would have been appreciated. The editing was also “spotty” – I would read for awhile without noticing anything, then several errors in a row would crop up.
However, I’d definitely read something by this author again.
Last chapter ends with Etta James singing “At Last”, so enjoy the song on , if you like.
★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Oh, I had to be bad and get this one! I know I only gave the hardcover of thisDaisy needs some protection.
★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Oh, I had to be bad and get this one! I know I only gave the hardcover of this one four stars, but it has some of my favorite themes along with one of my favorite authors, so I splurged and got the audiobook. I’m so glad I did, as Deborah Hazlett does a great job narrating. She handles this fast-paced Romantic Suspense with ease and perfect diction, while her pace, volume, and tone do not fluctuate. The male voices aren’t quite perfect, as her voice isn’t deep enough, but such is the case with most female readers. Still, she gets the accent and inflection of humor - and worry - just right; ditto on the accents and differentiating them, too.
Linda Howard has a habit, sometimes, of getting her characters in the sack too soon – for me, anyway. (Maybe I’m turning into a prude in my old age.) Even so, she turns me around every time. The characters are fun together; I can so easily picture them.
Daisy Minor, small town librarian, and Jack Russo, Chief of Police, make an enjoyable and charming couple - though you wouldn’t know they are a perfect match at first. Daisy decides it is time for a major make-over, and she gets in a little too deep with her sexy new look. Good thing there is the hunky, protective man-with-a-badge standing by.
The way it starts, you think it is going to be darker than it is, and certainly the topic of illegal marketing of sexual slavery is no joke. (And, this is probably why I marked it down the first time through.) Given that I’ve read it several times over, and continue to love it, I just have to increase the rating. Despite the topic, there is plenty of humor mixed in with the justice....more
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Hmmm. Loved this story by the Indomitable Iron Woman of Texas Romances, Ms.Rainey’s rose dress [image error]
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Hmmm. Loved this story by the Indomitable Iron Woman of Texas Romances, Ms. Thomas. It is narrated by Linda Stephens, who does a nice job of it, but not a great job. My main problem I had with her reading was that she added a frailty to Sage’s voice, making her sound like an old lady, not the younger baby sister to the hero, Travis. (She 18 not 80.)
Still, there was a steady, almost gentle storyline going on here. Life in the Western Frontier, which Ms. Thomas sets up to subtle perfection. Not that it doesn’t start out with a bang (it does!). However, the love story between Rainey and Travis is a gradual build. They correspond through letters, (view spoiler)[until he uses the excuse of going to Austin to stand before a judge and get his License to Practice Law - when he really just wants to track her down. (hide spoiler)] Did this little “horse borrower” turned entrepreneur really think she was going to evade a Texas Ranger, even if he is (view spoiler)[carrying around a little lead in his leg (hide spoiler)]?
There were some nice twists of the story that kept me entertained up until the very end. As always, wonderful secondary characters, some of whom I know will appear in the next installment of the Whispering Mountain series. This was especially fun to do as a “buddy read” in the Western & Medieval Romance Lovers group – so thanks, ladies!
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*Duck might be a bit young, he’s about three in the story, but I couldn't resist this cute pic. (hide spoiler)] (Last two pics from Pamela’s “My Heroes Have Always Been...” Pinterest Board. Thanks, Pamela!)