Just when she is resolved to marry the loathsome and abusive, Cyril, Duke of Hartholm, the beauty, Serafina McPhee is saved by his untimely death in a
Just when she is resolved to marry the loathsome and abusive, Cyril, Duke of Hartholm, the beauty, Serafina McPhee is saved by his untimely death in a carriage accident. Oh but wait! She is not truly saved from marriage to the duke, for the contract that was negotiated while she was still a child indicated marriage to THE Duke of Hartholm, who now is Cyril's cousin, self-proclaimed rogue, Raphael Flynn, of the Famous Flynn family. Alas, Serafina was not to have her wish of personal freedom afterall.... unless she can convince the strikingly handsome Rafe to toss aside convention and sign on for a very unusual form of marriage which would give her that freedom she thinks she craves.
Raphael Flynn did not want the dukedom. He loved his life. For his family, Rafe would do anything, including assuring his sister a future with a proper marriage by attempting to fulfill the bargain that Serafina has placed before him. When faced with the blinding beauty, Rafe almost loses his will to stay free with her sweet innocence and her charming personality, but Serafina doesn't want Rafe to lose his head over her. Quite the opposite. She wants them to remain virtual strangers aside from the occasional bedding to produce and heir and a spare. With some sly renegotiation, Rafe gets Serafina exactly where he wants her, beneath him in his bed.
Exploring passion with Rafe is a pleasure that Serafina could never imagine after her long and horrible betrothal to Cyril. When Rafe discovers how hurt Serafina was by his cousin, he goes on to prove that all men are not as crude and hurtful as the cad who left Rafe his title are and thus awakens Serafina to a world of intimacy she had no clue existed. The hard-headed Serafina is so blinded by her quest for independence that she is in the process of ruining the only relationship that is worthwhile, with a man who will truly respect and bestow on her all her heart desires if she only got her head out of her ignorance.
Well what can I say after that? I truly loved The Other Duke by Jess Michaels. It was exciting and engaging, sexy and sensual, all things I just love. There were times when I just wanted to knock some sense into Serafina, much like her friend, Emma, tried a few times. Rafe is a dream hero, handsome, understanding and honorable along with a good sense of humor and passionate. The Other Duke by Jess Michaels held my attention until the very end as I was so eager to see both Rafe and Serafina finally have the HEA that they both deserved. ...more
Texas Ranger/Rancher, Chad Foster doesn't always get along with his brother, artist, Trey, but when Trey disappears with no word in Los Angeles, CA, C
Texas Ranger/Rancher, Chad Foster doesn't always get along with his brother, artist, Trey, but when Trey disappears with no word in Los Angeles, CA, Chad doesn't hesitate to go to his brother's aid. The only lead Chad has is a painting of a red-headed stripper with a butterfly tattoo, named Jasmine. So with his trusty horse in his trailer and Chad's pick-up truck, the Texas Ranger travels to the big city of L.A. in search of his brother and immediately discovers down home hospitality is not the norm in L.A, especially when continually has run-ins with a particular traffic cop who seems to enjoy making Chad's life miserable while ticketing him for minor infractions.
Once Chad begins to follow some leads, he realizes he has stepped into something far more devious than he had previously thought. His brother is in danger and so are those surrounding the entire scheme going on which is being perpetrated by the art dealer with whom Trey had some dealings with. In addition to that, Chad is thrown for a loop when he meets the very sexy and mysterious Jamine and she not only turns out to be the opposite of what he thought, but also an attractive distraction, who makes him want to claim her for always.
Foster Justice by Colleen Shannon is a fast paced mystery/suspense that leads all who dare to read, on a journey into the unknown. Jasmine is so not all she seems and when Chad comes to the realization, he becomes more intrigued by the minute. Chad is the ultimate alpha Texas Ranger. You can take the Ranger out of Texas, but you can take the Texas out of the Ranger, especially when his is out to protect his own. This well written and entertaining story, but Colleen Shannon will take you through the spectrum of emotions that will range from happiness to tears. I look forward to more from Colleen Shannon and her Texas Ranger series for she has me hooked. ...more
All Sir Nicholas Beringar, the new castellan of Ravenmoor Castle, wanted to do was restore the holding to its former glory and get the inhabitants toAll Sir Nicholas Beringar, the new castellan of Ravenmoor Castle, wanted to do was restore the holding to its former glory and get the inhabitants to trust in him and leave peaceably. All Lady Elizabet Armstrong, petite Scottish hellraiser wants to do is save her people who have been taken prisoner in Ravenmoor Castle. When the two meet, it's in a very unexpected way and begins this tale of deception and awakening.
When Lady Elizabet sets out to rob a seemingly weather traveler, she gets more than she bargains for when she discovers that her victim is no victim at all, but the new castellan of the castle where her father, brother and people are being held prisoner, and he is no one to cross. She is mistaken for a lad and in an instant becomes "Thomas", who Sir Nicholas offers a position as his squire.
Thomas/Elizabet appears at Ravenmoor with her beautiful hair shorn and in menswear, Sir Nicholas begins to train his squire. After Nicholas comes to believe that Thomas was abused by men, he takes Thomas under his wing. The only problem there is that he begins to have unconventional feeling for the boy and doesn't know what to do about them.
Elizabet as Thomas, tries her darnedest to live up to the expectations of the squire that Nicholas wants. The inner struggle to help her people but maintain a loyalty to her castellan is eating away at her. The fact that she also has feelings for Nicholas makes the deception of her boyish appearance even more difficult. What will happen when her identity is finally discovered? Will the trust that Nicholas placed in Thomas be destroyed completely when he discovers Thomas is in fact the beautiful troublemaker, Elizabet? Finding all this out is all in the discovery in this tale by Diana Cosby.
An Oath Taken by Diana Cosby, the first tale in her latest Oath Trilogy is a well written and engaging saga. The backdrop of English and Scottish strife along with this very intimate story of rousing emotion between the two main characters, Nicholas and Elizabet. I truly enjoyed this story. I think Ms Cosby's writing only gets better and better. The only point I found to be a tad bothersome was that how Elizabet could be continually mistaken for a boy by Nicholas when in such close quarters with him. I couldn't completely buy into that ease of deception and it probably is why I gave this book a 4 instead of 5 Star review. Aside from that niggling doubt, I really did enjoy this book. Sir Nicholas is a character of such honor and integrity truly attempting to make up for the wrongs done to the people under his protection by the evil castellan who proceeded him. His part of this story cemented my enjoyment of the story as I adore a strong but fair hero and Sir Nicholas is all that and more. ...more
A few things you can always count on when one delves into a Delilah Marvelle title, moral conflict and steamy sensuality. I never need to read a blurb
A few things you can always count on when one delves into a Delilah Marvelle title, moral conflict and steamy sensuality. I never need to read a blurb or see a cover before I grab one of Ms. Marvelle's reads, I just grab and read, and I am never disappointed.
Here we have Malcolm Gregory Thayer, the Earl of Brayton, who after spending time in a monastery to attempt to curb his darker proclivities, comes face to face with temptation itself in the form of the socially shunned Miss Leona Webster. Miss Webster did the unthinkable when she gave her innocence over to the man she thought she loved, but did not return her feelings. He leaves her bereft and with child before breaking it off with Leona in favor of a lady of means. Now Leona lives hand to mouth giving as much to her son as she possibly can, thinking only of him.
When the mysterious Malcolm Thayer appears to save the damsel in distress and her smart as a whip son, Leona finds herself drawn to the brooding figure of a man. She is stunned when Malcolm sets in motion, plans for Miss Webster to dig herself out of the hole that has consumed her for years now. In Malcolm, she sees a man who would be a wonderful and caring father as well as a an ardent lover if he would only let go of the misconceptions he has labeled himself with.
The more time Malcolm spends in Leona's company, the more her craves for that something that has been out of his reach, the normalcy of a relationship and a family. Leona sees a ray of hope when she looks into the earl's passionate gaze and it takes a French courtesan to make Malcolm see that as long as he owns his emotions and actions, they don't need to be seen as dark and sinful. It takes a ruined Miss with a little boy to give his life meaning and the journey to that feeling happens in Master of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle.
Once again I am left with an inane sense of tranquility after reading Master of Pleasure by the clever and awesome, Delilah Marvelle. Yes, it was a bit of a journey to get to that tranquility, as I joined in both Malcolm's and Leona's quest to overcome and surpass the wrongs done to them and done by them in their pasts. It is so wonderful to watch a strong woman like Leona, who has always done her best to keep it together for her son, finally be able to be taken care of by a man as honorable as Malcolm. Malcolm might not consider himself as honorable as Leona does, but that awakening is also part of his passage to finding who he is. As usual, Delilah Marvelle has written a story that will remain with me as all she has written before has and I longingly await for her next work. ...more
Luke and Lita have been together a year and both are eager to cement that relationship with a marriage, but Luke wants Lita to prove her love for himLuke and Lita have been together a year and both are eager to cement that relationship with a marriage, but Luke wants Lita to prove her love for him in a rather unconventional way. On the anniversary of their first kiss, Luke and Lita head to a bar to find that one thing that has been missing in their lives. Luke is hot to watch his girlfriend have mind-blowing sex with another man of her choice, a stranger she will choose who must have certain requirements before Luke is in accord with their little adventure.
When Lita finds just the candidate for their erotic escapade, what happens in the cabin they have chosen for their adventure is a definite eye opener and a very sexy slice of life between two people who in their own way have committed themselves to one another in a very unorthodox way.
After reading this very sexy short story I was in definite need of a cold shower. It's a very sultry scene of impressive proportions and I most certainly want more!...more
Bull rider, Brody Cameron is on the tail-end of a pretty bad losing streak and he doesn't know what to do about it until he ends up in a utility closeBull rider, Brody Cameron is on the tail-end of a pretty bad losing streak and he doesn't know what to do about it until he ends up in a utility closet with a sexy woman who rocks his world. No words pass between them, just an unconventional intimacy that ends said losing streak.
New Yorker and reporter, Ellie Donovan AKA Elsie, leaves the comfort of the big city to follow around bull riders and stock contractors in search of a story for the magazine she works for. Ellie is no way was interested in this job, but when she comes face to face with too hot to handle Brody, her libido jumps into top gear and this pint sized beauty does things with Brody she never could have imagined before.
Brody is so desperate to help his family and their ranch that has fallen into financial straits that when the bombshell of Elsie helps him bring home the bacon with nary a word between them, superstition has him repeating the winning combination even though his heart is telling him otherwise. The more time these two unlikely lovers spend together, the more Brody realizes that there is more to Elsie than eight seconds on a bull.
The Sound Of Your Name by Felice Fox is a delightful diversion from the day to day. This sexy novella is sure to whet your whistle and have the reader asking for more stories from Ms. Fox. Although it is a short, it is quite thorough and very entertaining. Bad boy Brody sees the error of his way when he meets his passionate match in Elsie/Ellie and when he is faced with losing his lucky charm, his awakening helps him regain the true prize he truly deserves. I enjoyed The Sound Of Your Name by Felice Fox. ...more
This collection of not only heartwarming holiday reads, but sizzling and sensual as well, leaves the reader fulfilled in more ways than one. Each andThis collection of not only heartwarming holiday reads, but sizzling and sensual as well, leaves the reader fulfilled in more ways than one. Each and every tale in this well written anthology is unique and exciting. As a reader of both Monica Burns, Jess Michaels and Samantha Kane, it is a pleasure to continue to read works by them as well as find new go-to authors like Madelynne Ellis, Eliza Llyod, and Kate Pearce, who I have added to my must read lists as a result of reading Wanton Christmas Wishes by all of the above authors.
Each and every slice of life is a epic in itself. Whether it be the finding of a new love or the reawakening of it, these masterful, erotic historical tales are a must-read for any discerning reader. I highly recommend Wanton Christmas Wishes to one and all....more