OH how I love me a great historical romance! :) Oh how I adore Gaelen Foley and her writing! Oh how I am looking forw5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
OH how I love me a great historical romance! :) Oh how I adore Gaelen Foley and her writing! Oh how I am looking forward to more books in the this series to be released. OH … well you get the picture! LOL
The Moonlight series by Gaelen Foley is about a neighbourhood of rakes, spinsters, sassy ladies, pompous men and love matches left right and centre that all happen to surround a gated garden park that is open to the public during the day and only accessed by the residents with a key after hours. In the middle stands a gazebo that has seen it’s share of scandal.
Intrigued are you?? Read on and let’s see if this review can light your historical romance fire!
We first meet our leading couple in the prequel of this series and you know something big is brewing. Well, brewing was putting it mildly .. LOL
Felicity Carvel has been in love with her brother’s best friend Jason Hawthorne since she was a little girl. One bold move at a young age goes horribly wrong and she decides that it is best to let it be before she is certain to humiliate herself once again. Many years go by and Jason is now a Duke and a scandalous one at that. After Felicity comes into an inheritance, she turns to Jason for advice on how to handle her future knowing that she is stirring a hornets nest .. EXCEPT .. Felicity is no longer a little girl and it’s time she sets HER Duke straight about who he belongs to.
Jason Hawthorne is tiring of living like a rake. He has everything at the tip of his fingers but never feels complete. Always aware of Felicity through the years but too damn stubborn to face what he knows to be true, he is completely surprised when she turns to him for advice. This Felicity is frisky, beautiful, honest and in a whole new league of her own and quite frankly it scares the &%% out of him. When Felicity boldly starts the clock on his chance with her, Jason is completely panicked knowing that he may lose her completely.
Oh my heart … these two were incredible together. I have to say though, it was Felicity that I adored. I wanted to high 5 her a few times while reading this book. The banter, laughable moments and utter surrender was so well timed and written. So well matched, but it is Felicity’s utter acceptance of Jason and his scandalous past that really pulled my heart strings. What an incredible woman she is.
Both these books were an absolute treasure to read. When a historical romance authors hits so many marks that I covet in this genre, it makes me so happy. Not only can I say that all those marks were hit, but that Gaelen Foley has now moved onto my list of authors that I want to read everything that they have ever written, and no questions asked when a new release is on it’s way, I just want it. LOL
White Trash Damaged by Teresa Mummert is the second book in her White Trash Trilogy. Described as a contemporary romance, this is the continuation of Cass and Tucker's romance whom we read about in the first book White Trash Beautiful. Again Teresa writes a believable story that lifts you heart and makes you believe in love against all odds.
Cass was rescued by Tucker in the first book from a life of tragedy. Raised in a trailer park and living with her mentally ill mother and drug addicted abusive boyfriend, Cass had conceded to her life of misery until Tucker strolled into the diner she worked at, swept her off her feet, fell madly in love with her and stood up to those abusive people in her life. After the drama in book one (you absolutely must read that book before this one), we are now left hopeful that this romance will grow the wings it need to take flight.
Tucker is currently on tour with his rock band and refuses to continue this tour without Cass by his side. After the loss they both have endured, Cass agrees to tour with band and adopt the rocker lifestyle. Immediately, conflict is felt among the band members and Cass is constantly worried she is the cause. Tucker is always assuring her that he will chose her over the band and this leaves Cass feeling guilty and with the "suck it up" frame of mind.
As a friendship blooms with another female who heads the opening act of the tour, Cass finds herself questioning what it is she wants to do with her life. What is her contribution to this world? When she buys a journal and starts to pen the pain of her life little does she know she has found her calling. Believing in herself for the first time in her life, Cass soars and begins to really find herself. Of course, all would be perfect if she could just kick the jealousy she feels when she sees her man (who has to keep this relationship under wraps so he doesn't lose his female fan base) dripping with groupies and models in video shoots. As much as Tucker hates that aspect of his career, it is necessary.
Tucker is fearful of losing Cass the way he did in the first book and is extremely insecure. When Cass begins to grow into her own, Tucker is not keen on the attention she begins to receive by other men. When a new manager is hired and states that no girlfriends or groupies will be part of the tour, Tucker sees red and the conflict among the band that Cass was worried about starting ... starts. Throw in a father who never made an appearance in Cass's life until her picture if printed in a local magazine (she is found out to be Tucker's fave lady friend) and the drama is packed on.
I really enjoy these two and their troubled romance. They truely love each other and I am praying they beat the odds. This book left off quite happy, so I am interested in seeing where the final book will take us with these two. I have a few suspicions, but know regardless, Teresa Mummert will do them justice. If you like to read a good contemporary romance with hot rock stars then chances are you will appreciate this read. While this book is not drenched in sex (actually it is quite tame) I found I didn't miss the sex scenes as the love story really took front row. Looking forward to book 3! :)
I LOVED THIS BOOK! :) It was action packed, sexy and all that jazz .. but the story that Kresley Cole has woven in her IAD books is amazing .... theyI LOVED THIS BOOK! :) It was action packed, sexy and all that jazz .. but the story that Kresley Cole has woven in her IAD books is amazing .... they each just melt into each other and the characters are all pop up in each others books! I guess what I love is that Kresley Cole broke away from the band of brotherhood with the stereotypical warrior traits that you see in many series now a days (don't get me wrong I love that), but it is so refreshing to read something that mixes that up! I love the blend of paranormal as well .. reminds me of a made salad! A little of this and that with the right blend! :)...more