Aurelia is a bold, strong and wild heroine who does't miss a chance to tease ou hero, Max, whenever they see each other. Max runs away from all that is proper: love, marriage and children, leading a scandalous life as the most famous rake between the women.
They basically have been raised together, which was when Aurelia developed a crush on him - until an accident happens that changes their relationship from friends to enemies. Now they're constantly seen arguing and teasing one another. As one of the characters mentions: there's a fine line between love and hate. Lady Aurelia, however, has a secret she love to draw caricatures and "let" them be found all around town.
I very much enjoyed this enemy to lovers story. The heroine captivated me and was able to deeply connect with her. Max, on the other hand, had some actions towards Aurelia that I wouldn't forgive as easily as she did. I missed some more actual romance, since it was rushed in the end and I wanted to savor it more. Too much fighting and not enough time to develop how they worked together actually loving one another.
I didn't read the first book in the series but that didn't disturb my reading, I consider you can read All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue as a stand alone. It left me curious to read the previous novel and other books by Sophie Jordan!...more
Our heroine, Isabella, always so proper with her “traditional courtship” and engagement for the time beinI’m so in love with Megan Frampton’s writing.
Our heroine, Isabella, always so proper with her “traditional courtship” and engagement for the time being. Her family is a big part of the story: she fears reprehension from her – strict – parents, and her sister and – only – friend is the only person she can confide in.
Nicholas on the other hand, has to deal with a new title, home and a wife! He uses all his sexual frustration to practicer some boxing, as the author puts as a “preventive measure”(lol).
Isabella has a huge growth, learning to show her true – self since her husband encourages her in that aspect. It’s amazing to see how she begins to have a taste of control and power – both of which she was never allowed to experience before. And I can’t wait to read Margaret’s story (her sister’s) and her clever dialogue.
Oh, and there’s a surprising revelation that I can’t give you any clues about…But I can’t say more than it ends the novel with a “bang”!
I was hanging on every word. She’s such talented author, I’ve must have highlighted like 10 quotes – cause I enjoyed it that much. A sweet page turner, one of the most delicious and envolving romances I’ve read this year....more
I enjoyed how this book started, but not what it revealed to be.
The story surprises the reader and takes a bold turn around the last 10 chapters. SuddI enjoyed how this book started, but not what it revealed to be.
The story surprises the reader and takes a bold turn around the last 10 chapters. Suddenly a talking animal appears, and there was no clue besides a couple mentions of goddesses that magic might be an element of that world.
“The king banged his hand on the table. “So it is settled. This is my decree: To the man who completes this quest, I shall give my daughter in marriage.”
We begin this story with a princess and a prince apparently to be engaged. The king demands several tests to choose the best man for Giselda. Our heroine is a spoiled, immature princess that dreams on being Queen. “(...) She was a princess of one of the mightiest and richest kingdoms in the world; she had a lot to offer the man she chose to be her husband. All she wanted was power, riches, and a bloody title in exchange.”
The hero, Rodin, son of a gardener, is the best warrior in Mithirien turned bodyguard who has the goal to breed horses. I had trouble to care and identify with the characters, some sex scenes weren't imperative to the storyline's development. Some building up tension would've been welcomed.
Expect a fantasy erotic romance with plenty of magic.
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review....more
Protective of her siblings, Annabelle is a proud, stubborn and strong heroine with lots of courage. Marcus is a flaweUnpredictable and scorching hot!
Protective of her siblings, Annabelle is a proud, stubborn and strong heroine with lots of courage. Marcus is a flawed hero who feels undeserving of Annabelle's attention - tortured much? They get together in order to help her brother, Crispin, who's the next sibling to get a book in the series! She’s not the innocent and timid heroine that most regency heroines are.
I adore Jess’s writing, it’s fluid and sexy. The Flynns are a complex family, one of the few I can say that is worthy of a series. The best scene in my opinion is the one she arranges a situation to make Marcus accept her love for him.
I didn't read the first book in the series - though now I really want to! I believe this novel can be read as a stand alone. The Scoundrel's Lover is one of my favorite books this year!
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review....more
The novel starts with Gwen and Edward sending letters to one another, until he summons her to his house in order to do someA sweet and romantic story.
The novel starts with Gwen and Edward sending letters to one another, until he summons her to his house in order to do some paperwork. This socks Gwen, as their first encounter isn't what she expected.
This was a very pleasurable read, I really enjoyed being inside Gwen's mind and the author's voice. It was just the right pace for such a short story, taking it slow at times to savor the characters. We get to read some Edward POV and I didn't think it was necessary, but was a nice addiction anyways. It's clear why Gwen fall in love with his letters, but not how she falls for the hero. I particularly don't think the title nor the book cover makes this book justice: it's sweet, romantic and with a small touch of sensuality. I would've enjoyed to see a sex scene between them.
I'm intrigued to read more by Cassandra Dean and the Silk series.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy via Reading Alley for a honest review....more
We've been taking a lot about sexual harassment lately, Asking for It approaches the fantasy of harassment and one previous assault with every care anWe've been taking a lot about sexual harassment lately, Asking for It approaches the fantasy of harassment and one previous assault with every care and sensibility this subject deserves.
This book starts as "hard" erotica but develops into an erotic romance, something I didn't expect by reading the blurb.
Vivienne is a willing participant during their encounters, previously discussed by both parts, in order to realize this fetish in a safe and healthy manner. Our heroine is worried and ashamed of this fantasy and looks for a psychologist - who acts as the voice against prejudice and towards acceptance as if she would be the author talking to us.
Doreen, the psychologist, shares with Vivienne that this fantasy may have "awaken" regardless of her past trauma. Isn't it what we might be thinking? What type of person, specially after suffering a rape, would have this type of fetish? I've read lots of BDSM that made me much more uncomfortable- that I would consider abuse, but Asking for It never goes down that path where we might think any of them is put in a position they might not enjoy.
Wrapping up, it’s a book that pushed me out of my comfort zone, made me think about other books being published that have no respect towards BDSM or sexual abuse and go out of their way to create "impressive" scenes. The only thing that bothered me was the hero's trauma, I didn't feel that it brought as much reality as the rest of the story did.
The author handles such a difficult topic with class, penning a very well written story. I tend to like my romances with a HEA but again, this isn't a traditional romance, but don't worry, it has a hopeful ending that will be continued with second book in the duology, Begging For It ....more
Viking for Hire is a light fun read that you finish in one seating. This page turner has witches, mermaids, curses, potions, wands and all that is magViking for Hire is a light fun read that you finish in one seating. This page turner has witches, mermaids, curses, potions, wands and all that is magic! Branwyn, or protagonist, plays a true heroine to this story, very confident and clever.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere the author has created and how she chose to keep it real even tough fantasy is there, makes all the difference! I like this funny approach. Eirik and Branwyn had an immediate connection, it should have been better explored and described- I felt a lack of emotional connection, as much of their chemistry was only physical.
Take a few hours to read this short novel, you’ll be immersed!...more
I didn’t read the first book in the series, and turns out I was a little lost at the beginning, feeling bombarded with names. Overall, you can read thI didn’t read the first book in the series, and turns out I was a little lost at the beginning, feeling bombarded with names. Overall, you can read this book as a standalone if you don’t have trouble catching up fast.
Both protagonists are encouraged by their mothers to start learning about witchcraft (coming from traditional witchcraft families) in order to hide it as they’ll have a prominent position in society. This interest from their families start at the same time, after they met. It has a light “Brave” touch to it, princess with bow and arrow, magic, strong mother figures… Even tough I had some problems with how the dialogue was written, I liked that a huge part or the book is told through it, which provides a fast paced atmosphere (and I LOVE that).
The antagonist’s POV is shown since the first part of the story, a wolf and a witch who embraced the dark arts. I had a hard time relating to the characters, but once the plot started to developed it became much easier. ...more
I bought the last two books after reading the first part, so this review is for the series, not just the first title!
I'd say Escorting the BillionaireI bought the last two books after reading the first part, so this review is for the series, not just the first title!
I'd say Escorting the Billionaire is a pretty woman type of story with a predictable plot. What I enjoyed the most about the series is the amazing and funny dialogue, plus great secondary characters. I believe the sex scenes could be hotter by building up tension before they actually happen, there was no hurry after all.
After reading it all, I didn't understand if really there was the need for three parts, it's like a stand alone novel that was cut. A full novel would be enough to tell the story the author had in mind.
Although I'm tired of billionaires, I had a good time reading these, enough to continue after the first part's cliffhanger - my curiosity got the best of me. Book two also has a cliffhanger by the end.
Disclosure: I received a review copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review....more
The beginning of story felt rushed but satisfying enough for a quick sexy read. The author could’ve spent more time describing the characters before tThe beginning of story felt rushed but satisfying enough for a quick sexy read. The author could’ve spent more time describing the characters before the confrontations started, there were moments where I felt she had potential to do that. I would’ve loved to see some more dialogue in the first half of the book. I liked how driven the characters were to their goals, being hard to understand at first, but explained as the story developed.
Now for the good parts, right? Overall, it was a good surprise, I have a soft spot for erotic historical romances, I feel like they can be richer compared to other erotic genres. The protagonist reveals to be brave, fierce and intense – kickass, the type of heroine you see on most paranormal romances! I liked the different scenarios, the versatility and ambition the author shows, speciallly for such a short read. I would like to read more books by Marlow Kelly after this one!...more
I haven’t read any other books in this series and I didn’t find anything that would indicate it can’t be read as a standalone novel.
What a Lady Requir I haven’t read any other books in this series and I didn’t find anything that would indicate it can’t be read as a standalone novel.
What a Lady Requires has a tangible innocence that is very overlooked on historical romances, creating believable and relatable characters. What I enjoyed most is the hero, Rowan Battencliffe. He’s not the over the top protagonist, plus I’d say he’s a Beta compared to the ocean of alphas nowadays, which pleases me immensely.
I believe it was lacking some tension as the plot was foreseeable until the last page. This definitely impacted my excitement about this book. This is a new to me author and this title left an overall good impression…. In the end, would I read another book by Ashlyn Macnamara? Yes, I would (and I will)!...more
Alan (Bergen) and Jane are the protagonists and we get to see this story through their eyes. Flency is a slow paced sci-fi with much adventure and hinAlan (Bergen) and Jane are the protagonists and we get to see this story through their eyes. Flency is a slow paced sci-fi with much adventure and hints of romance, getting stronger after the first hundred pages.
Halfway through the book we finally reach the climax and have an idea where the story is going. It was very clever to see how the author uses Jung and the concept of a collective psyche to create its mythology. You can also notice how she took the time to study some astronomy, making this story fresh and solid.
The excessive use of flashbacks may leave the reader tired, but the plot is good enough to keep reading. I was curious to see what the resolution would be, and how it all could unfold in a pleasing way. I hoped it wouldn’t end with a sci-fi cliche, and I was glad it didn’t. However, it leaves a very open ending, like a series would....more