Wow! This was a really great read just like all the other books by Sophie Kinsella. Really, I mean not everyone could be like Samantha Sweeting!
StorylWow! This was a really great read just like all the other books by Sophie Kinsella. Really, I mean not everyone could be like Samantha Sweeting!
Storyline: High-powered attorney Samantha Sweeting has just made a mistake that could snuff out her career. In total meltdown, she abandons her office and catches the first available train out of London, winding up in the middle of nowhere. Still suffering from brain freeze, she wanders first into a large mansion and then into a job as a housekeeper. Samantha's domestic skills are in severe disarray, but somehow she blunders through sewing, ironing, cleaning, and patching together her life.
What I really loved about the book's storyline is that Ms. Kinsella made a different approach on escaping problems. In the story, Samantha Sweeting made a mistake which--as the story goes--she's actually a victim. Instead of the usual running away into a different country, live under another name and get many house pets, tend the garden...Samantha does something her character or type would never ever do: become a housekeeper.
In a way, her keeping a low profile and masquerading as a sophisticated nanny/housekeeper really helped her grow as a person. She was used to the fast-paced world of business demands that she didn't heed much effort to be a sort of woman who every man would want to have for a wife: domestication. In the end, Samantha discovered she's got more 'something', more than just power suits and wit. ...more
When I browsed through shelves and plucked THIS out, I was stunned and boggled when after I read it and found it was already the 3rd book in the serieWhen I browsed through shelves and plucked THIS out, I was stunned and boggled when after I read it and found it was already the 3rd book in the series! (I seriously have a problem with serial books...) But that's just it! The books are SO good as stand-alones in a series that one could never be left hanging when trying to understand the story.
Reading this very hot and action-packed book was like driving down a long empty highway and going 120 without even thinking of getting on an accident. It was a real thrill ride that simply left me breathless and want to read ALL the books in the series.
What struck me most from this book is the fact that in the story, the lupine queen Sienna had struggled for the right to lead her people. Being a woman managing a kingdom that just went through a hard ordeal under a tyrant king, breaking long-time hardship and starting anew drives a huge dent in a relationship that will let a male in. The passion between the two's undeniable and hot! Not to mention really sweet... But what I loved from it is that they somehow manage to make it around Sienna's strong disposition not to let a male overtake her. Making Elijah her consort and Sienna loving him would not impede with her kingdom is the best true love sacrifice I have ever encountered in all the other books...
It's very romantic to know that a male like Elijah (dominant persona that he has) had chosen to put Sienna's happiness foremost. Not many dominant male heroes would let themselves be almost subordinates while the woman sort of holds a more high-ranking role.
Well, that's love. The struggles between Elijah and Sienna along with the other males in the series (Jacob, Damien, Elijah, Noah, Gideon)..
Damn! I HAVE to read the first two books first! ...more
As always from a Sophie Kinsella...this was the funniest and most intriguing book I've ever read! Can you imagine yourself revealing all your deepestAs always from a Sophie Kinsella...this was the funniest and most intriguing book I've ever read! Can you imagine yourself revealing all your deepest darkest secrets to a stranger you happened to sit with on a flight? Taken that you're swooping to your doom still...I'd rather hurry the plane crash!
Storyline: Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her.
And to think that Jack Harper turned out to be her boss! Oh the embarassment! I really love the way Ms. Kinsella's mind work. She makes her character's life so uneasy but they still turn out a-okay in the end! What's more? They always get their man too!...more
Another anthology! Beyond the Dark is an anthology of H&H in a demon world setting. And there's also Lora Leigh's Breed's story! Woot!
Dragon DanceAnother anthology! Beyond the Dark is an anthology of H&H in a demon world setting. And there's also Lora Leigh's Breed's story! Woot!
Dragon Dance by Angela Knight: Ms. Knight always offers the most extra-spectacular for everyone to enjoy. Her story revolves around a world wherein humans have been found to have innate superpowers that made them extra special, unique and dangerous--calls them, 'Hyper'. Some uses their skills to help the police catch those who abuse theirs. Arial is a negotiator who found she had a special power that came late after a run-in with a 'Hyper' but instead of her being made mad by her new-found talent Josiah a Hyper-tracker found her and aided her along. In Arial's fight to master her skill with the aide of Josiah, their attraction to each other gets under their skin, not to mention the powers inside them that seems to be egging them on. But amidst their undeniable passion lurks an evil power that's just watching and waiting for them to leave a hole in their defense. In the end, the truth about their 'powers' would be revealed, and Ms. Knight regales us again with a really hot, out of this world story.--I really enjoyed the story and if Ms. Knight would make a book that explains this story's world, coupled with which unlucky pair get caught in it--would make a great read indeed!
Caught by the Tides by Diane Whiteside: The story is set sometime during the French and English war. But here, the fight exists with supernatural alliances wherein people use their magic to fight with the other. Emma lives off the coast and gets a surprise when the tides brought in Owen, a gryphon elementalist, who serves for the Crown against Bonaparte. Emma doesn't know that she herself is an elemental--a chalice (with a brimful of unused power)--Owen finds the woman who has no idea how much she could impact the result of the war with which side she decides to fight for. Especially since there seemed to be a traitor in their midst. Their attraction for each other was the key and the two not only makes perfect love but also perfect magic to win the war and stop the storm that raged over the lone island.--Wow. Just wow. The story was hot but in an inspirational/sweet way that would make anyone smile.
Queen of all She Surveys by Emma Holly: First off: this story has some mfffffff/mmmmmmmf action and implication, but only at the start. The story revolves around god-like personas--namely our H&H--Queen Tou and Memnon, son of a mighty sexual king. Queen Tou and Memnon are both god-blessed and here, Memnon, the son of the King Ravna of the other warring kingdom was defeated at a war on a particular land. As a war-offering, King Ravna ordered his son Memnon, to play harem-boy for Queen Tou, adding to her already large collection of men needed to appease her god-like sexual appetite. Memnon too also have the same god-touched ailment and right then they know they found the answer to their "harem-problem". Love found from lust and Memnon comes to care for Queen Tou and Tou as well, who found retribution in Memnon's arms. Then King Ravna puts salt in Memnon's already wounded ego by trying to use him against the woman he had come to love. Memnon then chooses Tou and aides her against his tyrannical father--right after what Queen Tou had undergone under King Ravna's reign.--Well, the mmmmmf had put me off guard for I never really imagined it to go that way. But all in all, the story was piping hot!
In A Wolf's Embrace (Breeds #13) by Lora Leigh: Not that I'm stating favorites but--this was freaking awesome! As always from a Breeds story by Ms. Lora. Matthias plan goes kerblooey when Grace comes in and catches him killing a man. technically the man had been responsible in some heinous crimes on Breeds species and now Matthias must convince Grace that what he had done was for the good of all. Grace is convinced that the man she had come to know and care for, even felt more than she should especially with all the times they were together--thinking all of it were fallacy, was the lowest of low. He killed a man. Granted that the man deserved to die but he still killed him. Matthias abducts her in hopes of securing her to him, keeping her safe from harm (murderers were after their asses after the kill), and convince her that he was a good guy and that he was the one for her. The time they spent together meant everything to him--she meant everything to him. Passion is their aide and as Grace surrenders to their attraction, the consequences soon start to arise. Not to mention the promise of death still hanging over their head.--I loved reading the story again and again and again (5 at max). There is something extremely romantic when a guy confesses his passion for a woman and the iron-hard indication of possession. 'My woman', 'Mine'...with mated pairs these are relevant and part of the magic. Every woman would love to have a man to be loyal to them and not look at any other mini-skirt clad butt. But in reality, women might hate clingy (oh, the irony!) men, but the way Lora Leigh had depicted the story made the passion of possession all the more hotter, sweeter and true!
First book, first time I gave it a five star!! Hurrah! The only girl in the brood of male MacLean...her curse carries her straight to the arms of a heFirst book, first time I gave it a five star!! Hurrah! The only girl in the brood of male MacLean...her curse carries her straight to the arms of a hero you would never allow your daughter to be alone with. As a woman, I could agree to the heroines will to save her family from more heartache by marrying the last person she wanted to be saddled with. Karen Hawkins presents a heroine everyone would love , love, love and adore! She's a hero for me and I envy her for snagging and taming the dark, handsome, sexy Black Jack Kincaid. Just imagine what her four brothers did to him then! A story you'll never regret you started...the MacLean series holds a lot of potential....more
Re-review: Well...after the rising expectation I had for the series since Duke of Scandal had been an awesome read...this book, although filled with tRe-review: Well...after the rising expectation I had for the series since Duke of Scandal had been an awesome read...this book, although filled with the same tension, action, passion and romance...still it sort of dropped down in the end.
Story goes...Charlotte goes to the stage as Lottie English, everyone's favorite opera singer and it so happens that one of those "everyone" is someone in the form of Colin. Colin is notoriously the bad-boy among the three friends and his obsession with Lottie is sexy and lustful...until her very life gets to be on the line when a secret "hater" want something from her...want her dead too.
Personally...Colin is like any typical modern day asshole. Why? Because he damn always call her by her stage name, Lottie-portraying the sultry vixen seducing the audience with her enchanting voice--while Charlotte herself only wanted him to like her for her, as Charlotte, the woman who has her own quirks, inhibitions, dreams and passions... But as a story, this was a good read! I wanted to know so much more what happened between the three friends!!!...more
I have read two other of her stories but this book proves to be something beyond what she has written (that i have read) so far... and all i can say iI have read two other of her stories but this book proves to be something beyond what she has written (that i have read) so far... and all i can say is major transcendental factors sighted! It's brilliant! The subtle flow of the story reveals the wonderful play of attractions, problem solving tactics, family ties and the works. Jack Travis is someone achin' to a perfect guy that is write rare in our society today. But somehow the book managed to reveal a sense of hope that a Jack Travis would one day come, unexpected, wrapped in a really sexy package of masculinity, and would ring true the phrase, "sweep me off my feet...". Every woman who ever knew Jack Travis would instantly fall head over heels with him and that just goes to say that Lisa Kleypas ingenuity surpasses that of the female mind as she widens perspectives, emphasizing the meaning of family, trust and finding that one true love.
Re-review: Re-Read as well! It's not my fault the book was really awesome! Yes, gah, I want to read the first two books! This book (which I also own, paperback, hardbound...*gulp* very expensive)...It was worth every single penny...and I haven't even read the first two books!!
Story goes...Jack Travis is 'the man'. Here comes Ella Varner, typical working girl with boyfriend back home...and she brings a baby and she claims that Jack Travis is the father. In her search for her lost sister and finding herself acting like a surrogate mother, path takes her to love unexpected in a form of a strong, handsome, time-hardened, seasoned, "awesome", male, Jack Travis. He falls in love with her and she's already committed to someone else. Then there's the identity of the baby they are currently pouring love and affection...
My thoughts...this baby is Cupid! A matchmaking bundle of goo-goo eyes and adorable drools. He really is an angel coz without him, Jack and Ella wouldn't have met, fallen in love, and gave us a story that makes happy ever afters seem possible. All time fave! Must read first two books!!...more
The second book of the Mediator series has more action than the first did and I had so much fun reading the adventures of Suze and her hot ghost JesseThe second book of the Mediator series has more action than the first did and I had so much fun reading the adventures of Suze and her hot ghost Jesse! I love Jesse!!!LOL
Story goes...Suze starts to feel something for her ghost buddy, Jesse who hands around in her bedroom where he was murdered. In this book, Suze and Jesse's indifference for each other dissolves as Suze finds herself confronting a vampire! Oh wait... a person who THINKS he's a vampire.
My thoughts...I love Jesse! Oh right! LOL...In this book one could already see Jesse's affection for Suze, although Suze is such a teenager! Yeah, she thinks just like a teenager and that is pretty awesome for Meg Cabot. No wonder her The Princess Diaries series is so famous! By the end of the story what I loved is the understanding between Suze and Jesse and the fact that a love between them is really impossible....more