The Earl of Ashby is known for his luck, he’s even earned the moniker, ‘Lucky Ned’. Although when his secretary, John Turner, tells Ned that his luck...moreThe Earl of Ashby is known for his luck, he’s even earned the moniker, ‘Lucky Ned’. Although when his secretary, John Turner, tells Ned that his luck has more to do with his title than his personality, Ned is determined to prove him wrong and a bet is laid. The two switch places while visiting Ned’s childhood home and Ned, now playing the part of the secretary, must win a woman using only his luck.
Circumstances forced Phoebe Baker into becoming a governess and she blames it solely on the Earl of Ashby. So when the Earl and his secretary arrive, and stay, at the home where is employed, Phoebe is determined to avoid the Earl although she is strangely drawn to the secretary.
Although as Ned grows closer to Phoebe, he starts feeling guilty about lying to her.
I go bananas for romances where the heroine is a governess. So, when The Game And The Governess arrived in my mailbox, I eagerly devoured the novel.
The prologue of the book was engaging but, if I’m being honest, I didn’t really get hooked on the book until chapter 9, then I couldn’t put the book down. I was eager to see the relationship between Ned and Phoebe grow and just as eager to see how the truth was revealed and the fallout that resulted from it.
I liked Phoebe, I thought she was strong and was able to hold her own. Ned, on the other hand, while he was an engaging hero, I found him to be a wanker at the start although as he takes on the role of secretary he becomes more likable.
While I enjoyed this book, I think too much was going on and too many characters were introduced. If the characters had been limited to a handful, I think things would have smoothed out a bit and more time could have been given to the hero and heroine.
Overall, I liked the book and will be looking forward to reading more from Kate Noble.
When Jules Kilroy decided to jump back into the dating pool, she never imagined that her mind and heart would be filled with her sexy Italian friend,...moreWhen Jules Kilroy decided to jump back into the dating pool, she never imagined that her mind and heart would be filled with her sexy Italian friend, Taddeo DeLuca. Although she knows that’s not going to happen. The only time they kissed, he rejected her so she refuses to cross that line ever again.
Taddeo DeLuca has had a lifetime of failed plans and excuses, now he is finally opening his own bar, one step on his path to get his life back on track. He’s no stranger to a one-night stand, but that one kiss from Jules put his player days out of commission. When he discovers Jules has joined the online dating community, he’s determined to show her that she’ll never find another like him. While he wants to rock her world, he knows they’ll never be more than friends.
A friend of mine (who has exquisite literary tastes) highly recommend Spencer Seidel’s debut novel, Dead of Wynter, (which I loved) so when I received...moreA friend of mine (who has exquisite literary tastes) highly recommend Spencer Seidel’s debut novel, Dead of Wynter, (which I loved) so when I received the opportunity to review Lovesick I immediately knew I had to read this book.
I should start out by saying that Lovesick is more like two stories in one book and while I had hoped that both would be equally intriguing that was not to be. I found myself highly interested in Paul’s story while I had to force myself to focus on Lisa’s story.
Lovesick was a quick and interesting read…although it was a bit too easy to see where the story was headed, I would have liked for it to have been a bit harder to figure out.
Overall, the book kind of reminded me of a Lifetime movie—a steady plot too easy to uncover where one story stands out above the rest with an ending you can easily predict. (less)