His Scandalous Kiss is a fantastic Historical Romance. A suspenseful story that's full of secrets and mystery that kept me wanting to know more, but i His Scandalous Kiss is a fantastic Historical Romance. A suspenseful story that's full of secrets and mystery that kept me wanting to know more, but it was Richard and Mary's romance that had my heart swooning that I love the most. There are more secrets than just the identity of who is behind the mask at this masquerade ball—even Thorncliff Manor holds its own secrets and mysteries. For Richard and Mary, those secrets will reveal a heart's desire that will strengthen their love.
Lady Mary has no interest or desire to marry. She believes the benefits of marrying a man would be few compared to what she would lose, and that would be her independence. Mary will not sacrifice her independence for any man, at least that's the plan she had her mind set to…until the mystery man behind the mask shows Mary his heart of honor and honesty. Mary realizes her own heart has a desire, too—the desire to love and be loved by this beautiful, amazing man that hides behind the mask.
Richard Heartly is a man with a vendetta. He seeks revenge against the man who has betrayed him and taken his expectations of ever sharing a future with a wife and children. But for one night, from behind a mask, Richard can be the man he used to be. And Mary is the beautiful woman that Richard has long to find who sees the true man hidden just beneath the mask.
Richard and Mary are both hiding secrets, and they know they will have to expose the secrets of their hearts if their love will ever stand a chance. But even their love may not be enough to enable them to forgive when all their secrets come to light.
Richard and Mary are both denying themselves love because of wanting to hold on to their secrets. Richard and Mary's romance is a beautiful one that shows that trust and truth are what love grows from. I adored and loved the intense and intimate romance between Richard and Mary. His Scandalous Kiss is a must read. ...more
There's no doubt Derek McLaughlin was a cocky, smartass jerk in the previous book (book six). But, we only got to see the background of his story. In
There's no doubt Derek McLaughlin was a cocky, smartass jerk in the previous book (book six). But, we only got to see the background of his story. In this, book seven Defending Hayden, it's Derek's story. Now we get see the brokenness of this man up close and personal, and feel his pain. This strong, carefree Carolina Cougars linebacker was brought to his knees with the death of his girlfriend and his unborn child in a car accident that almost took Derek's life also. Since the accident, Derek has been carrying a heavy load of grief and guilt, which lead to him living a destructive lifestyle of alcohol, drugs, and one-night-stands. So Derek takes off and leaves Stonebrooke, North Carolina, his football career, and his teammates, to head toward the other side of the country. It's the only way he feels he can get his life together and get back into the game. Derek left for two months and now that he's back, he’s been able to put the drinking, drugs, and women behind him and is ready to try and save the only thing he has left: his professional football career. Only his head is still a mess.
Hayden Hunter moved to Stonebrooke to work at an animal hospital. She’s a veterinarian and she just got out of a bad relationship where she caught her boyfriend cheating with her best friend. Hayden is no way looking to get in involve with a man, especially not a pro football player (emphasis on the word player). But fate has another plan for these two broken hearts. Hayden keeps running into Derek Hottie McLaughlin, and he’s making her crazy with the way he looks at her, making her heart pound hard for this sexy man. And Derek’s also starting to have feelings for the beautiful veterinarian—feelings that he hasn’t felt for a long time. Romance between Hayden and Derek starts to heat up only to fizzle out because of Derek's messed-up head, and his second chance is looking more like a long shot.
I have to tell you, Derek is my favorite so far in the Second Chance series. This sexy footballer totally stole my heart, even if he did mess things up royally between him and Hayden, but the man has style and some smooth moves when it comes to winning Hayden's heart. I recommend Defending Hayden, Derek and Hayden’s second chance love story, as a must read. ...more
Sweet Little Lies is hysterically funny with a touch of break-your-heart romance. Pru is an amazing heroine. Pru’s witty sense of humor had me laughin Sweet Little Lies is hysterically funny with a touch of break-your-heart romance. Pru is an amazing heroine. Pru’s witty sense of humor had me laughing all the way through her romance with Finn—but there were also a few tears, too. Ever since Pru was eighteen, she’s been trying to right a wrong, even though it's not technically her wrong to make right. But Pru takes responsibility for it, of the guilt, for what happened, and she’s succeeded in all she’s set out to help—all except for one: Finn O'Riley.
Pru wants Finn to be happy, so she decides to become Finn’s “fun whisperer.” She also wants Finn to experience true love, so she makes a selfless wish at the historic fountain that promises a wish made out of desperation, with an equally true heart, will bring true love. And that's what Pru wants for Finn. Even though Pru totally fantasized about naughty, wicked things with Finn. Yeah, how can she not? The man is gorgeous, sexy and has a body she's drawn to—like the man is a Double-stuffed Oreo cookie and she needed a bite. But Finn was Pru's unicorn: not real and never going to happen.
Finn had to quit college to raise his younger brother, Sean. And being an owner of a pub leaves Finn little time for any fun, let alone a love life. Until Pru, the sexy boat captain, walks into his pub and announces she’s going to be his very own fun whisperer. That got Finn's attention, mainly because Pru already had Finn's attention in other ways than one. Pru knows she should walk away, especially with the secret she's hiding, but that amazing, heart-stopping kiss Finn laid on her blew half her brain cells and made her believe that maybe unicorns are real.
There are also lots of other great characters, which are Finn and Pru's friends. I totally love them. And their story will be coming in more of the Heartbreaker Bay series that I'm so ready to read.
Pru and Finn's romance is definitely full of laughs, heartbreaks, steamy romance and believing wishes can come true. I highly recommend Sweet Little Lies as a must read. ...more
The Virgin and the Viscount is an incredible, amazing Historical Romance. Elisabeth and Bryson's romance has everything I look for in a story from thi The Virgin and the Viscount is an incredible, amazing Historical Romance. Elisabeth and Bryson's romance has everything I look for in a story from this era: witty flirting, a strong heroine, a hero that swoons me off my feet… But most of all, it's the depth of love that I feel between both characters. Elisabeth and Bryson's romance is heartfelt love. Theirs is the kind of beautiful romance that strengthens and grows the person inside as their love for each other deepens. Elisabeth and Bryson's romance grabbed ahold of my heart and made me fall in love right along with them.
Elisabeth and Bryson both had damaging, traumatic childhoods that changed who they became as adults. Elisabeth suffered short-term abuse, which made her feisty and strong-willed, and made her want to help rescue girls like her and give them different choices in life than the brothel. Bryson's childhood abuse and the shame of his father’s drinking and debauchery had a more damaging effect on Bryson, causing him to be prideful, craving wealth and the respect and propriety that money brings. Bryson had acquired all of this, but now he needed a wife—a proper, perfect wife. Bryson wants Elisabeth, and let’s just say Bryson gets more than he asks for in Elisabeth, but she’s exactly what he needs in order to show him what's really important, and that's love.
Bryson saved Elisabeth when she needed saving and Elisabeth saves Bryson when he needs to be saved. Bryson and Elisabeth's love story is a story of finding the love of your heart and the true meaning to happiness. I highly recommend The Virgin and the Viscount as a beautiful, awe-inspiring love story with a steamy romance. It’s a must read.
A Gentleman Never Tells is a Historical Romance full of humor, wonderful characters that you will fall in love with, and sensual, sexy romance. After
A Gentleman Never Tells is a Historical Romance full of humor, wonderful characters that you will fall in love with, and sensual, sexy romance. After eighteen months, Lizzie is still mourning the death of her husband. But truthfully, she’s really in hiding from the humiliation and embarrassment of the way her husband died: in his mistress's bed. Lizzie's older sister, Cat, has had enough of Lizzie hiding and sets a plan in motion, asking Oliver Berwick to bring Lizzie back into the land of the living. Oliver, however, wants more than getting Lizzie out among the living again; Oliver wants Lizzie in his bed and to make the beautiful widow his wife. Lizzie is a woman scorned, and being under a man's control again is the last thing she's ever going to let happen. But, Lizzie can't help being drawn to this handsome and sexy man, so his bed might just be the answer to her problem of still being a virgin, since her husband was too busy with his mistress to ever get the deed done. But for Lizzie, marrying Oliver will never happen.
Oliver and Lizzie's romance had me smiling and swooning because of the sexy man Oliver. Oliver is a man already set in his ways, living a bachelor’s life, but when he meets Lizzie the man is tripping all over his feelings for this beautiful woman. Lizzie is also going head-over-heels for Oliver, because she has never had a man flirt with her or a man's affections before.
Lizzie and Oliver's romance is proof that you never say never. I highly recommend A Gentleman Never Tells as a sexy, fun must read. ...more
I absolutely fell in love with The Girl from The Savoy. This story takes place in the early 1920s, but it does reach to 1974 with the epilogue as it f
I absolutely fell in love with The Girl from The Savoy. This story takes place in the early 1920s, but it does reach to 1974 with the epilogue as it follows the lives of these three beautiful characters. Readers get three points of view: Dolly, Loretta May and Teddy. We get to see their hopes, dreams and heart-rending loss of their lives during this time—the time of World War I or The Great War—of boys who before this war were fun-loving with dreams of marriage to girls they loved, only to come back as broken men with no dreams…if they came back at all. It was the women that had to hold on to the dreams without the men they loved.
It's 1916 and Dolly's heart is breaking as she says her goodbye to Teddy when he’s called to war. Teddy promises to come back to her, along with promises of marriage, of children, of a life with him… Teddy’s the boy who’s been Dolly's best friend and the love of her life since she was eight years old.
In 1923, after the war, and like any time after a war, it's time to start a new beginning. And the theater, ragtime, jazz, and all the glamour of a life as an actress and the gallery girls is what Dolly has dreamed about. When she gets a maid position at the Savoy hotel, Dolly sees her chance at her dreams to finally becoming real.
Loretta is an actress of the stage. She’s also a disgrace to her father who is an earl. Loretta rebelled against her parents’ way of life and the life she was supposed to live as a respectable daughter of an earl.
We see both Dolly and Loretta’s struggles. One who is striving to become an actress and the other whose days on the stage as an actress coming to an end and the brokenness for the men they loved that war has cause. And the struggling musical composer Perry, that becomes the thread that entwines their lives together.
The Girl From The Savoy is an amazing story, and I know I didn't give you insight about Teddy, but I feel like it's more meaningful for you to discover his part in this beautiful story for yourself. The ending of this novel left me a blubbering mess of tears. These two amazing ladies’ story was not what I expected by the end, with the man they love. But it's an ending that both broke my heart and made me swoon for Dolly and Loretta. You don't want to miss out on the emotional depth of Dolly and Loretta's story. I highly recommend as a must, must read.
Where do I start with this deep, emotional story? It’s difficult to go into detail without spoiling anything. Signs of Attraction is a story I can eas Where do I start with this deep, emotional story? It’s difficult to go into detail without spoiling anything. Signs of Attraction is a story I can easily identify with, because of my own hearing loss and the problems I now have because of it. I fell in love with Reed and Carli's story. Reed is a beautiful deaf man. Even though Reed can't hear with his ears, the man can hear with his heart, and oh how Reed can speak with his beautiful heart. Carli is hard of hearing; she uses hearing aids, but it's still hard for her to hear clearly. Plus there's more going on with Carli then just her loss of hearing, but I won't spoil that for you. Reed and Carli's story is grab-your-heart and a break-you-heart and heal-your-heart love story. Signs Of Attraction is a beautiful, deeply touching love story that will stay with my heart forever.
Reed hasn't put his heart out there for two long years, since the betrayal that damaged his trust. But when he sees Carli, something pulls Reed to her, and he thinks maybe she will be different. What Carli sees when she first spots Reed is the hot, sexy, new deaf guy in her linguistics class, and maybe a short-term romance with some bedroom action. Yeah, Carli has issues too. Carli has been raised by an abusive father who made her feel ashamed and less than others because of her hearing loss, and this has made Carli feel like she's unworthy of love. But Reed shows Carli another life when he brings her into the deaf community. A life where people that are deaf and hard of hearing aren't ashamed of their disabilities. This is all new to Carli, who has hid her disability from the world. Reed is showing Carli a whole new life—a life where she feels free and not embarrassed for the first time in her life. But can Reed show Carli the beautiful woman that she is, the one that deserves to be loved?
I can only touch the surface of Reed and Carli’s deeply beautiful story. Laura Brown has written a romance between two amazing characters that you can only hear with your heart as you read Carli and Reed's love story. I highly recommend Signs Of Attraction as a must read.