Model/Socialite Cara Chatsfield gets sent to Vegas to host an important poker tournament at one of her father’s hotels. On the way there she accidenta...moreModel/Socialite Cara Chatsfield gets sent to Vegas to host an important poker tournament at one of her father’s hotels. On the way there she accidentally bumps into handsome hero Aiden Kelly in the airport—seems like he’s on the way to the poker tournament too for private reasons of his own.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the settings, first the Vegas hotel, and later beautiful Fiji! And I liked how the sexual tension built up throughout the book as they got to know each other before they slept together. The heroine was cute and vulnerable and the love scenes were sexy.
This was my first Michelle Conder book and I look forward to reading many more of her books! (less)
Scandinavian Prince Aksel in is London for Royal business and needs to unwind so he goes to a theater production of "Romeo and Juliet". He becomes cap...moreScandinavian Prince Aksel in is London for Royal business and needs to unwind so he goes to a theater production of "Romeo and Juliet". He becomes captivated by the beautiful auburn haired woman playing Juliet and comes back every night for three nights to see her. Mina notices the handsome blond man in the audience three nights in a row and is intrigued. On the last night of the play she goes to the pub with some friends and meets the handsome blond stranger, not knowing he is a prince from a small Scandinavian country (Storvhal). Later they go to his hotel and the romance begins. I really enjoyed this book, though it seemed a bit more serious in tone. And it isn't every day I read a Harlequin Presents with a blond Scandinavian hero, which is a nice change from the endless Greeks, Sheiks, ect. The heroine Mina was very likeable and sweet. She had a severe hearing impairment since she was 8 years old and wears small hearing aids to hear. These different elements in the story made it more interesting for me. Sometimes the hero came across as a bit cold to the heroine but I guess I understood his reasons. (He had some tragedies and betrayals in his past.)
Other things I enjoyed in the book were: the icy Scandinavian setting of Storvhal, the moment when they watched the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) from their cabin, and the London theater setting at the beginning of the book.
Recommended for readers who want something a little different sometimes in their Harlequin Presents. (less)
Heroine Annalisa inherits a large but run-down estate in Spain after the death of the father she never really knew. There she meets gorgeous neighbor...moreHeroine Annalisa inherits a large but run-down estate in Spain after the death of the father she never really knew. There she meets gorgeous neighbor Ramon who is interested in buying the estate.
I really enjoyed this book. The story was slow sometimes, no big angst-fest, but there were many things I liked: the wonderful hero Ramon, Annalisa's Spanish neighbors who pitched in and helped her fix up her run-down estate, the sexy love scenes, and Annalisa’s cute dog Fudge!
Enjoyable read by Julia James. Heroine’s sister dies in childbirth, leaving infant son in her care. Greek hero’s cousin dies in a car crash. While goi...moreEnjoyable read by Julia James. Heroine’s sister dies in childbirth, leaving infant son in her care. Greek hero’s cousin dies in a car crash. While going through cousin’s belongings he finds a letter in which he discovers cousin had a child. He goes to England in search of child’s mother only to discover heroine is now taking care of child and wishes to adopt him. He persuades heroine to go to Greece with him to boost ailing grandfather's spirits since he’s dying from cancer and he’d like to see his grandchild. The book starts out slow but picks up nicely as it goes. I really liked the wonderful hero, adorable baby Georgy, and lovely Greece!(less)