I've never been into the rocker romances, but I couldn't pass up a romance with a librarian heroine. And even though we really don't get to see NataliI've never been into the rocker romances, but I couldn't pass up a romance with a librarian heroine. And even though we really don't get to see Natalie in her library element, I liked her a lot. She's passionate and loyal to her friends. She had a shitty childhood with an absent mother and awful drug-addicted father. She pretty much raised herself and didn't let that stop her from making something of her life. She has some understandable need for control issues, but after some initial hesitation, I thought she worked hard at not letting those issues ruin her relationship with Paddy. I liked him too. He's passionate about his music and devoted to his family. And except for his stupid screw-up toward the end of the book, he's patient and lovely with Natalie.
I loved that this romance took place over a year. It's nice seeing the romance develop and seeing how it affects different parts of their lives. Much of the book Paddy and his bandmate brothers are really not in rocker mode, instead working on the ranch at home and writing new music. Their relationship grows in this element and then gets tested while the band is on tour. Their big conflict was so frustrating. I wanted to wring Paddy's neck. But I liked how they worked through their problems.
I haven't read any of the other rockstar romances by Dane. This one has ties to her previous books, but is definitely readable on its own.
I enjoyed very much and look forward to the other Hurley boys' books.
From the description I wasn't expecting the hero to be masquerading as a servant in order to spy on the heroine's household. But this was a pleasant sFrom the description I wasn't expecting the hero to be masquerading as a servant in order to spy on the heroine's household. But this was a pleasant surprise. I've read stories with heroines hiding in plain site as servants before, but never the hero. I was also surprised by how long the ruse lasted for. We got to see the heroine hesitate in her feelings and lust for the hero because she didn't want to use a servant. I really liked this whole set up and seeing her reaction when it finally comes out that he is in fact not a servant but a Russian prince and Scottish laird.
I liked this heroine a lot. She's smart and compassionate. I do wish we could have seen more of her in her role as leader of the whiskey-smuggling gang. We pretty much only get to see her in that role at the beginning of the book. But I liked how hard she works with no help from her family to support her clan.
Lovely story. Irresistible hero. Sympathetic heroine. I enjoyed this one very much.
An amnesia storyline isn't original, but Harrison used it well I thought. We get to see a more primitive Dragos again. He's his possessive, confidentAn amnesia storyline isn't original, but Harrison used it well I thought. We get to see a more primitive Dragos again. He's his possessive, confident self without memories of his tenderness and love for Pia and their son Liam. Pia has to be resourceful and strong to get her Dragos back.
I think Harrison is really good at writing novellas. Every one I've read has had an enjoyable love story, great conflict, and enough resolution for a shorter story format. And so far the ones involving Dragos and Pia have been my favorite. I loved this one. It had many sweet moments.
Even better than the first book. I enjoyed this one tremendously. After reading the first book, I was very much looking forward to seeing more of theEven better than the first book. I enjoyed this one tremendously. After reading the first book, I was very much looking forward to seeing more of the politics of this world. And that's what we get. Darrow has infiltrated the Golds and works to bring them down from the inside, end their tyranny, and free his people, the Reds, from enslavement. There's so much political drama and action. Brown does a wonderful job describing this action through Darrow's eyes. I highly enjoy being inside Darrow's head as he deals with the politics, betrayal (his own and by others), and the consequences of what he plans to do. It's exhausting and thrilling. And that ending - Heartwrenching!
I really liked the world building and Ivy's discovery of who she is and what she's capable of. But I wasn't enamored with the romance. Instead of gettI really liked the world building and Ivy's discovery of who she is and what she's capable of. But I wasn't enamored with the romance. Instead of getting to know each other in between finding the magical slingshot, Adrian spends most of the time avoiding Ivy because of reasons I don't want to spoil. But their declarations by the end seemed a bit hasty since their relationship seems to be built on lust and the forbidden. I guess I wanted to see more growth before the I Love You's....more
Delilah S. Dawson's indie-publishing alter ego, Ava Lovelace, gives us another erotic story featuring two geeky characters. In this one, Wonder WomanDelilah S. Dawson's indie-publishing alter ego, Ava Lovelace, gives us another erotic story featuring two geeky characters. In this one, Wonder Woman look-alike Melissa has a run in with company photographer and Thor-resembler Mark when the two are stranded at work during a snow storm. Sledding, attraction, sex, and many geeky references ensue.
This story is cute and very sexy. It's short (it occurs over one night), but well written. And even though we are only getting to see these characters first (hot!) meeting, I thought the story ended in a very strong Happily For Now.
This is the second part of a four part serial. Whereas the first part introduces the reader to the characters and sets up the plot, the second part leThis is the second part of a four part serial. Whereas the first part introduces the reader to the characters and sets up the plot, the second part lets us get to the know the characters more, shows some experimentation by and growth for Madison, and amps up the action. I'd say this part is really split into two sections - a session with Logan and Troy and a date with Logan.
This part pretty much delves right into the session with Logan and Troy. Madison ends up participating a lot more than she anticipated. It's beautifully done and shows us more of how Logan thinks. I enjoyed his treatment of Troy and how he gets Madison to open up and respond. This spilled over into her next work day, where we see her with more confidence in helping her customers.
The second half of this part is Madison and Logan's first date. But this isn't a normal movie and popcorn type date as Logan introduces Madison to some more BDSM. As usual Hill is able to bring both emotion and hotness. We see Madison and Logan connect in a great way - they talk and they play.
So far Joey W. Hill in serial format is working for me. I'm adoring this story very much.