I was in the mood for an "airport romance" so I picked this book up. Basically, it's about heroine, Alathea, who's a stewardess, who has been avoidingI was in the mood for an "airport romance" so I picked this book up. Basically, it's about heroine, Alathea, who's a stewardess, who has been avoiding flights with the hero, Captain Simon Dexter, because she doesn't like him--she mistakenly thinks he hurt her sister, Lois, in the past (that he dumped Lois after dating her and moved away/left town.)
I enjoyed the airline plot but there wasn't much romance. Throughout the first half of the book the heroine seemed to be with Paul, a guy she was pretending to be engaged to, more than the hero, Simon. I was starting to wonder if Paul was the hero. The second half of the book improved a little. I liked the part when Alathea had to deal with the old lady on the plane who smuggled her cat on board.
This book was written in the first person POV (point of view). It was an OK read....more
TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to a mountain resort in New Mexico for a long overdue vacation. Along the way she hears a news bulletin on her car rTV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to a mountain resort in New Mexico for a long overdue vacation. Along the way she hears a news bulletin on her car radio--tycoon Russell Dendy's teenage daughter, Sabra, has been kidnapped. Tiel stops at a convenience store to call her boss, Gully, for some info, and finds herself in the middle of it all! In walks "kidnapped" (and pregnant) Sabra and her boyfriend Ronnie, who stop in the convenience store Tiel is at and hold the place up. It seems Sabra wasn't kidnapped, she and Ronnie are lovers on the run, running from Sabra's domineering father who is threatening to break the couple up and take Sabra's baby away. Tiel is worried/scared, but she's also excited since the story she was eager to report fell right in her lap! What follows is a tense and exciting read.
I really enjoyed this book. It would've made a good movie. The secondary characters were interesting (the other people who were held hostage), and the hero, "Doc", who had some secrets of his own. The book had a very slight romance--there wasn't much time for one since most of the story happened in one day. This was an exciting and fast-paced read!...more
Laine Sinclair has had a crush on Daniel Flynn, her brother Simon's friend, for years. Laine first met him when she was six years old, when her brotheLaine Sinclair has had a crush on Daniel Flynn, her brother Simon's friend, for years. Laine first met him when she was six years old, when her brother brought Daniel to the family home, Abbotsbrook, over the summer holidays. Daniel has been her friend, and protector, ever since. Years later, when she's seventeen, her brother dies in a climbing accident. Laine's selfish mother takes her out of the school she loves so she can stay at home, at Abbotsbrook, and take care of the household chores (since the maid got dismissed). The family is supposedly low on money now that brother Simon isn't there to help out anymore. When Daniel visits, he is surprised to find that Laine has suddenly left school, and is now doing the chores. After he realizes what's going on he eventually proposes to her. They marry, but the evil "other woman" tells Laine that Daniel married her only because of a promise he made to her brother before he died. Believing the other woman, Laine tells Daniel the marriage was a mistake, and they get an annulment. But, two years later, they meet again. Will the truth finally come out?
I really liked Daniel, I thought he was wonderful! I liked how he was kind to Laine when she was young. He recommended a school she would like, and visited her there, (to the envy of the other female students!) He always seemed to be there for her. Laine was a bit foolish for believing the other woman--she should've talked to Daniel and heard what he had to say. This wasn't a light romance, it sometimes had a sad, melancholy feel to it, and a lot of it was told in flashbacks. But I was always curious to see what was going to happen. This was an enjoyable and good read by Sara Craven....more
Captain Drake Nesbitt is in Porthlowan Harbor getting his ship, The Kestral, repaired (it was damaged in battle with French privateers.) One day, whilCaptain Drake Nesbitt is in Porthlowan Harbor getting his ship, The Kestral, repaired (it was damaged in battle with French privateers.) One day, while talking to his first mate, Benton, he hears a strange noise. To his surprise he finds a small boat in the water, banging against some rocks, with six children inside. After he rescues the children, he leaves them with his crew, and he heads into town to see if he can find out who is responsible for this. When he arrives in the village he is told by the parson to go to the Earl of Launceston's home. While at the Earl's home he meets his lovely daughter, Susanna Trelawney. She accompanies him to his ship by the quay, and after meeting the children, she takes them back to her home until they can find out where the children's parents are and who put them in the boat in the first place.
This was such a sweet and heartwarming read! I enjoyed the mystery/storyline involving the abandoned children. I liked how the villagers all pulled together to try and help them out. I liked the kindhearted heroine Susanna. (She was previously engaged but her fiancé ran off and married her best friend.) I liked how she was always trying to help the villagers, especially the poor mining village, by giving them food, toys for the children, etc... I also liked the hero and I thought he was great with the children. His romantic past was similar to Susanna's--he was betrayed by his girlfriend when she went off with another man. The children were cute and adorable. There was also a bit of a mystery involving fires/damage breaking out throughout the village, a wheel comes off the cart in which the children are traveling in, Drake's ship keeps getting damaged.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Drake and Susanna made a lovely couple. I really enjoyed their romance. I'm looking forward to reading the upcoming books in the "Matchmaking Babies" series in which we will find out more about the children's origins and who put them in the boat.
Xander Sterne broke his leg six weeks ago in a car accident. His twin brother, Darius, has been looking after him, but since Darius is getting marriedXander Sterne broke his leg six weeks ago in a car accident. His twin brother, Darius, has been looking after him, but since Darius is getting married soon and will be leaving for his honeymoon, Darius hires Samantha Smith to stay and help Xander for a couple of weeks. Xander doesn't like the idea of a strange woman, with a five-year-old child, coming to live with him. He was looking forward to some privacy. But once he gets to know Sam he finds himself very attracted to her and begins to care about her and her daughter Daisy.
I really enjoyed this book. It was book two in the "Twin Tycoons" series, the previous one--"The Redemption of Darius Sterne" was Darius's story. Darius was the dark, moody twin brother, Xander, the blond, easy-going playboy, who had some troubles of his own--he was worried that he may become like his abusive father. But after being around Sam and her daughter, he realized he had no reason to worry. I liked Sam. She was a single mother, recently divorced from her jerk ex-husband Malcolm, who never wanted Daisy. Sam really loved her daughter and would do anything to protect her. Daisy was such a cutie. I really found her adorable. I liked, at the beginning, when she knocked big Xander over when she rushed through the room. And, later on in the book, she told her loser father a thing or two! It was sweet seeing Daisy and Xander together. Sam and Xander made a good couple, they both had some pain/abuse in their past. I also liked the cute epilogue. This was another enjoyable read by Carole Mortimer....more
Nick Walsh, champion ski jumper (aerial freestyle skier) is participating in a competition that is a precursor to the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. HNick Walsh, champion ski jumper (aerial freestyle skier) is participating in a competition that is a precursor to the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. He wants to eventually win the gold for his late brother, Cody, who was also a skier and died in a skiing accident a year ago. Nick is also receiving dangerous threats--someone tampers with his skis, sends him menacing letters, he's shot at, etc... While at the competition he meets an old acquaintance he went to school with, Julie Frost. She is at the competition to do a tv news story on Nick which will really help boost her career, from being a production assistant to being an on-air tv reporter. Nick, at first, isn't thrilled with the idea. He dislikes reporters and doesn't trust them. When Cody died the press tried to ruin his good name with suspicions that he was using drugs. But after being with Julie he sees she's an honest person and he knows he can trust her. But he also begins to worry that, by being with him, her life could be in danger too.
This was a fun, fast-paced read. I liked the storyline with the skiing competition and the setting in Bend, Oregon. I liked Julie and how she tried to help Nick find the answers to who was trying to hurt him. She also encouraged him to get back with his estranged family. I also liked Nick. He was a good hero. He was still broken up over his brother's death and blamed himself for the accident. There were some interesting secondary characters--like ski groupie Kitty, who was hounding Nick and following him from competition to competition. This was an enjoyable Love Inspired Suspense with a captivating storyline. Great read!...more
Twenty-two-year-old Catherine Royce goes to Madrid to begin a new job as a tutor. She is met at the airport by tall and distinguished looking Jaime deTwenty-two-year-old Catherine Royce goes to Madrid to begin a new job as a tutor. She is met at the airport by tall and distinguished looking Jaime de Berceo Madroza. (His niece Teresa is the one she will be tutoring.) He thinks she is way too young for the job, he expected someone much older. Catherine eventually meets the family---the grandmother, Jaime's brother Ramon, and the niece, pretty and headstrong sixteen-year-old Teresa. Catherine gets on well with Teresa and they enjoy the sights of Madrid. Eventually they move to the family home, Soria, on the island of Tenerife. Once there Catherine meets Teresa's mean stepmother, Lucia, who has her sights set on Jaime and becoming the permanent mistress of Soria, which distresses Catherine, who is starting to have feelings for Jaime.
Entertaining romance by Jean S. MacLeod. Jaime was a good hero. I liked how he realized, even though she was young, that Catherine was a good influence on Teresa. I also found Catherine very sweet and likable. Stepmother Lucia livened things up a bit, along with feisty Teresa. This was an enjoyable read with a lovely Spanish setting....more
Former firefighter Lily Peterson (retired after being hurt on the job) is now looking for new/different work. While going through some want ads she seFormer firefighter Lily Peterson (retired after being hurt on the job) is now looking for new/different work. While going through some want ads she sees Outdoor Adventures is hiring. She used to work there twelve years ago when she was eighteen. So she goes back and gets hired for a job as a trek guide, leading a hiking group through the Sierras. Along the way she meets friendly, but slightly geeky, Jared Skye. He is one of the group of people going on the hike. He's a bit of a techno-geek, with glasses, electronic gadgets, etc. Lily isn't usually attracted to this type of man, but there is something very appealing about him! While on the trail romance and attraction grows between them. But what happens when Lily's former lover/trek guide Keith, shows up?
This was a highly enjoyable book, my first read by Jill Shalvis. I loved the camping/hiking plot. I liked the group on the hiking expedition. I laughed at the part when poor Lily had to go rescue one member of the group, Rose, when she went skinny-dipping and jumped into the falls for a swim. I thought Lily and Jared made a great couple. They both had similarities/pain in their pasts. Lily was injured in a fall during her former firefighter job and was told she would never be able to walk again, but she proved them wrong! And Jared is recovering from cancer. Lily was a strong and independent heroine. Jared was sweet and sexy. A light and fun read....more