Here's a delicious new light paranormal mystery series for you! Featuring a delightful and somewhat misunderstood heroine, helpful (andOh, what fun!
Here's a delicious new light paranormal mystery series for you! Featuring a delightful and somewhat misunderstood heroine, helpful (and not-so helpful) ghosts, a budding romance AND a plot so well done I didn't guess the bad guy! Consider me a happy camper!
If you enjoyed H.P. Mallory's series of a similar theme from last year (first book: Ghouls Rush In), you'll love this too!...more
This is an excellent second installment! I believe some people had a few issues with the first book being slightly formulaic, but this one really stepThis is an excellent second installment! I believe some people had a few issues with the first book being slightly formulaic, but this one really stepped up in terms of characters, plot development, and even romance - although perhaps not with the person you're expecting! Yes, unfortunately if you fell in love with Zavian in book one you are going to be disappointed in his behaviour in this book. I do still hold out hope, but will have to wait and see what's going on there in the next book.
There's plenty of development in all other areas such as the Directorate, cross breeding, arranged marriages, etc. And I really appreciated how many prompts there were to remind you of who's who and what's what. This is done really well and without tiresome info dumps.
I do have one complaint, however, and that's that it ended without any resolution to the problem presented and is more like it's simply on pause until the next book. Not the most satisfying finish, but there was so much other good stuff in this book that I forgive it.
Of course the main thing that l love about this book, as with the first, is main character Bryn. She shines from the pages like a little sassy star and makes this series stand out from the rest of the YA crowd in my over-cluttered reviewers mind.
I really enjoyed book 1 of this series, and Dragon Knight's Medallion has just as many positive attributes going for it - great cExcellent follow up!
I really enjoyed book 1 of this series, and Dragon Knight's Medallion has just as many positive attributes going for it - great chemistry between characters, strong romantic elements, scorching love scenes, painful, torturous moments when you're not sure how it's all gonna work out. All that wonderful stuff that belongs in the best romances! I highly recommend this series!...more
After a very unfortunate encounter with her bother's best friend one evening, Georgiana Phillips finds herself "ruined" by society's standards, despitAfter a very unfortunate encounter with her bother's best friend one evening, Georgiana Phillips finds herself "ruined" by society's standards, despite remaining pure as the driven snow. This changes the course of her life, sending her on many adventures that a woman of her standing wouldn't normally get to enjoy. And a chance encounter with the man that changed the course of her life several years later, leads to yet more thrilling adventures - this time, of the heart.
I really enjoyed this romance. The setting was fabulous and the storytelling truly excellent. Definitely one to add to your lists....more
I was first introduced to Lesley Young's work last year when I read Sky's End, an absolutely brilliant Sci-Fi romp through the stars with some hothothI was first introduced to Lesley Young's work last year when I read Sky's End, an absolutely brilliant Sci-Fi romp through the stars with some hothothot aliens and enough sexual chemistry to boil ectoplasm. It was exactly my cup of tea: action, thrills and spills, mystery, a fiesty heroine and a dash of romance. Loved it! So it was on the strength of that alone that I agreed to try this book out, despite the fact that erotica isn't really my forte. I'm not even sure The Frenchman needs to be labelled erotica. Although it definitely contains blush-inducing, explicit sex scenes, it was nothing stronger than the likes of, say, Kresley Cole's IAD series, and that's just classed as romance, so... I'm not sure. I wish I had a plethora of other, similar books to compare its eroticness to on a scale of one to OH-MY-GOD-YES! for you. Sadly, I do not. All I can say is - it was freakin' HOT!
The book is written in first-person, which I've found works really well for me. Any fans of Samantha Young or Jaime McGuire will also appreciate the intense immediateness of the first-person romance. All the feels, all the sensations, as though you are the heroine. It's pretty heady stuff! And I also love the way it makes the hero more mysterious. We have to play at guessing his feelings and the motivations behind his actions, which is always fun.
And what a mysterious young man our Frenchman is! Louis Messette has certainly got a lot to hide. He's also sinfully sexy, almost intolerably arrogant, explosively passionate, and just downright irresistible. Honestly, there are times when you'll try and resist him - when he's being an out-and-out arse-face - but it's futile, so don't waste your energy.
As for Fleur, she's a bit of a late bloomer in the sex department. Still carrying around her V card in her early twenties, she sees the trip to France to reunite with her long lost Mother as a chance to rectify that and start a new, exciting life. Has she picked the right person in Louis? Does his kind of excitement need to come with a safety warning? You'll just have to read the book to find out;)
To sum up, if you like your bad boys bad, rich, dangerous, and demanding in the bedroom, then you really can't go wrong with this read. The international flavouring hits just the right spot, and there's enough background plot to keep this mystery-lover turning the pages way into the wee hours. Awesome!
4 Stars ★★★★ A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Rule breaker Emily and straight-laced cop Jake team up for the purposes of protection in this sizzling romance with a side order of funny. An engagingRule breaker Emily and straight-laced cop Jake team up for the purposes of protection in this sizzling romance with a side order of funny. An engaging read that was incredibly hard to put down, despite a few challenges...
Emily, Emily, Emily... What to tell you about her. As a main character - and in 1st person, no less - she is a challenge. That's putting it kindly, I would say. She was entertaining as all hell, don't get me wrong, but ye gods! She made some stupid, irritating and often brainless decisions at times! These were remarked upon by other characters so it was intentional on the author's behalf but...wow. There was one particular scene around the midway point where it was just one doozy right after another. She was just firing them out like a Gatling gun - Jealous rage bang! Melodramatic outburst bang! Running headlong into dangerous situations bang bang! It's a while since I've read a character that made me want to reach into the book and shake them, and it was bizarrely enjoyable to get so involved. I should balance this out by saying that when she wasn't being a ninny, she was funny, thoughtful, sassy and brave and I did root for her and Jake to get together. Most of the time.
Love interest Jake was a lot easier to love. The title Rules of Protection refers to his many, many rules for Emily (and himself) that he sets in order to keep her safe. I particularly enjoyed the version of Jake we got to see once they were on his family's property in Texas. That felt like the real Jake. He was so sexy and patient and honourable and patient and did I mention patient? In the face of, well, Emily. I really enjoyed him and the rest of his family. There were some great guys in there that I'm hoping will get their own stories, and soon.
All in all, although I've been a bit complainy, I really did enjoy this book. Even whirlwind Emily. I recommend fans of romance with comedy elements and action to dive into this one head first with no compunction.
4 Stars ★★★★ A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...more