Jake is an appealing character: rich, handsome, hard working, and so emotionally vulnerable he denies he even has feeReview from Romance Reviews Today
Jake is an appealing character: rich, handsome, hard working, and so emotionally vulnerable he denies he even has feelings. Holly is his perfect match, although she hardly thinks so, coming from a less than affluent family as she does. Their romance is sexually charged but is also a love affair that will touch your heartstrings.
Oh. Wow! This fifth title in the Diamonds Down Under series does not disappoint! It is a rugged and emotional ride that blends well with the previous works. Great characters, lush setting, and a view of life on the ultra-rich side make for an enjoyable read. You will want to read the previous titles first for the full impact of the combined authors' efforts, but if you start with this title you will still enjoy it; you'll just be compelled to find the first title. So make sure to save BOARDROOMS & A BILLIONAIRE HEIR for a later reread after you do read book one of the series. For those following the series, a few mysteries remain to intrigue you about the concluding story, but James's return to the family is an emotional story too good to miss.
RT Book Reviews
Paula Roe pens an unforgettable story of love lost and found in Forgotten Marriage (4.5). The accident that killed his father also left large holes in Finn Sorensen's memory, and there's only one person who can help him fill in the blanks before he loses his father's multimillion dollar company: his almost ex-wife -- a woman he barely remembers. Why did their marriage fail? Roe paints a stormy, passionate picture, and her characters are richly etched and multilayered.
THE MAGNATE'S BABY PROMISE (4) by Paula Roe: Cal Prescott's life goal has been to have complete control of VP Tech, and no oReview from RT Bok Reviews
THE MAGNATE'S BABY PROMISE (4) by Paula Roe: Cal Prescott's life goal has been to have complete control of VP Tech, and no one, not even his scheming father, is going to stand in his way. But the only way to wrest control of the company from his stepbrother is to be the first to marry and have an heir. Cal hits the jackpot after one night with B&B owner Ava Reilly. Pregnant, alone and with a business on the verge of bankruptcy, she's the answer to his problems. But Ava will only marry him if he helps her inn. Cal's single-mindedness and Ava's uncertainty may sabotage their future, until his past comes back to haunt them. Roe's characters are colorful and believable. You'll be rooting for them to overcome each obstacle.
An intriguing concept, Finn’s memory loss allowed him to make decisions without family interference. Finn does not recognize Ally but it seems his senses do. Ally too felt that spark but she wanted to protect herself and yet she is drawn to help him. Beautifully matched, that passion cannot be denied and blazes forth. A story of second chances, Forgotten Marriage is charming, fascinating and passionate. This is my first novel by Paula Roe and I can guarantee it will not be the last. She produces pleasurable reading from first page to last.
A typical, young Californian girl named Jade Ascott grew up with a Chinese family after her birth mother dumped her andEnter the Parrot’ By Kiki Lon.
A typical, young Californian girl named Jade Ascott grew up with a Chinese family after her birth mother dumped her and has grown up in the Chinese culture. She has a crush on the cutest boy at school, Cedric Walsh, the typical looking California surfer with a twist, he’s eco friendly. Jade’s grandfather’s parrot mysteriously goes missing and he has asked her to find it.
Gung-gung, Chinese name for her mum’s dad, tells her that his kung-fu master gave it to him as an inheritance and that five other students received one too. Each parrot thinks it’s a character from a movie. There’s Bruce Lee, Captain Jack Sparrow, Buffy, Ingo Montoya and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Each of them has three sayings, their name, a clue and the next bird to find. “What for?” you might say, to find the treasure of Sifu Wei, the leader of the Monkeys.
The Monkeys are a secret kung-fu society that tests its students to see whether they are ready for more training. On a journey to find the missing treasure, she not only captures the heart of Cedric but also her assigned protector, TF (Wei Tsung Fat) along the way. Jade loses some of her friends trust and stands up to the school bullies. Enter the Parrot has an excellent story line and is a fast paced read. Oh and Cedric and TF are gorgeous!
Jade isn’t the sort of girls who takes weekend shopping trips to Los Angeles. She shops at the local mall and packs her own lunch. Her friend Fazza is a Muslim girl who practices her religion and is often called napkin head. Her other friend, Alex, is an absolute Kung-fu movie junkie who spends endless weekend movie marathons of them. Cedric (insert sigh here) is the typical blue-eyed, blond-haired hottie who falls for Jade. He is all for saving the planet and thinks Jade is the “…most beautiful girl he has ever met.”
TF is a sexy, mysterious and muscled protector who is an absolute bad boy and makes you want your own TF. I know I want a TF. He helps Jade when asked and also falls for her.
This is a very interesting, mind-blowing book that will give you chills and melt your heart at the same time. If you like a good martial arts book mixed with a bit of the romance, this is the book. I don’t remember a time that I have been so into martial arts stories, but hey! Always expect the unexpected I guess. TTFN ;-)
COMING HOME is strikingly reminiscent of the old romances of the early 1980's, with a sweet heroine, a strong man with a deeply hidden caring side, anCOMING HOME is strikingly reminiscent of the old romances of the early 1980's, with a sweet heroine, a strong man with a deeply hidden caring side, and lots of angst between them deciding if they dare give love a chance in their lives. A pleasant, evening's read is in store for you with COMING HOME.
Carolyn Crisher Romance Reviews Today
Readers will love Rose’s enchanting tale of unexpected love. — Maria Hatton. Book List...more
I had a hard time walking away from the story. My mind would wander back to Gina and Brad. In the end, I walked away with a smile. It's a charming romI had a hard time walking away from the story. My mind would wander back to Gina and Brad. In the end, I walked away with a smile. It's a charming romance and one that most readers will heartily enjoy.
Tracy Farnsworth -- Roundtable Reviews
". . .the cast is charismatic and easily lovable. Romance readers looking for a low-key time-burner will have a ball."
Publisher's Weekly Feb 2009
Preconceived notions and prejudices fall by the wayside in Rose’s highly enjoyable out-of-the-blue romance.
read The Right Chord yesterday - and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have a wonderful style - easy, relaxed, but flexible enough to hit the heights when y read The Right Chord yesterday - and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have a wonderful style - easy, relaxed, but flexible enough to hit the heights when you need to. Brava!
Anna Campbell --Avon Historical Romance author
THE RIGHT CHORD is a lovely, romantic novel. The characters felt real and personable. The plot was easy to identify with. I could feel the attraction that was building between Grace and Harry. Their conversations captured the emotions of the moment perfectly. There is nothing I would change about this story as it was the perfect length and was delightful throughout. Elizabeth Rose is a talented author who wrote an enchanting story that is hard to put down. I highly recommend THE RIGHT CHORD as it is one of the most sweetest stories I have ever read.
By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Zoe Knighton
"The Right Chord". I usually don't write fan letters, but this book was so good that I had to write to E.R. and tell her that I am a real fan and eagerly await her next novel, and many more after that! In admiration'
I was lucky enough to read Nikki Logan's debut novel, Lights,Camera...Kiss the Boss and I can't wait to tell you all how great it is. This is 'our NikI was lucky enough to read Nikki Logan's debut novel, Lights,Camera...Kiss the Boss and I can't wait to tell you all how great it is. This is 'our Nikki' - a Bootcamp 109 coordinator and mentor - and she's absolutely nailed it. I plan on shouting it from the rooftop (pardon the pun) about this lovestory that blossoms...on a rooftop!
When talking about her writing, Nikki Logan says, she knows her job is done if her readers ‘catch a waft of rich earth and the spray of wild ocean between the pages’.
Well, she’s done that and more for this reader in her debut novel – Lights, Camera...Kiss the Boss.
Firstly, I love the concept – a landscape designer whose rooftop gardens bring beauty to the ‘natureless urban environments’ of Sydney’s city skyscrapers. Happiest with dirt on her hands, talking to her plants, Ava Lange suddenly finds herself thrust in front of the camera as presenter on a new TV reality show – Urban Nature. And camera-shyness is not her main concern. Her new boss is hotshot TV producer Daniel Arnot, the subject of her youthful infatuation nine years earlier.
Nikki has woven her passion for nature with her understanding of human emotion to give readers a delightfully contemporary story with a rich plot, blooming with colourful characters. The writing is fresh and flows from the start to the very last line. I particularly like how the parallel plot elements of nature, set against the lavish city life, reflects the conflict between down-to-earth Ava and her ambitious boss.
This is not another fall-in-love-with-the-boss story, nothing contrived or trite about it at all. Nikki’s characters are credible with very real issues and obstacles to overcome. She had me riding the romance rollercoaster with the very unassuming Ava Lange as she desperately tries to deal with unrequited love.
By writing about what she knows, Nikki has also given her readers an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the television industry.
My favourite character: Nikki draws great characters to love and loath. I particularly enjoyed getting to know the unexpected uniqueness of a secondary character – Cadence. Very refreshing and wonderfully portrayed. Exceptional characterisation.
Favouite line: Every great romance has a great line – one that affects you so much you almost gasp (take Jerry McGuire’s, “You complete me” for example). Nikki provided that moment for me in this book with her perfectly poignant question about what makes a heart break. I’m not going to tell you what it is here - you’ll find it towards the end of Chapter Twelve.
Lights, Camera...Kiss the Boss, by Nikki Logan, is due for release in February. Be assured that this is definitely not an I’ve-read-it-all-before book.” I couldn’t put it down. It was lights, camera, action from beginning to end.
I’m told the real beginning for this story was back in June 2008 when members from Romance Writers Australia undertook their first 50ks in 30 Days challenge. It was Nikki’s first go at writing 50,000 words in a month, so it’s kind of fitting that it should be her first published novel, with Harlequin US snapping it up in November of that same year.
Lights, Camera...Kiss the Boss hits the book stands in Australia in February 2010. That’s a wrap on my review. Thank you Nikki Logan. A brilliant debut novel. One of many, I hope.