Historical period romantic romp with a noble quest to rescue a young orphaned girl from an evil surgeon. Cheeky loveable 'cockney sparrow' Jem gives hHistorical period romantic romp with a noble quest to rescue a young orphaned girl from an evil surgeon. Cheeky loveable 'cockney sparrow' Jem gives his aristocratic master Captain/Sir Alan Watleigh new reason to live. Some hot m/m action interspersed with really romantic and tender love scenes as the relationship between the two characters develops. Lots of period detail and lots of sex. Great read....more
As a UK reader, the history of the America is translated vaguely through half remembered Westerns. This novella brings the struggle against slavery, tAs a UK reader, the history of the America is translated vaguely through half remembered Westerns. This novella brings the struggle against slavery, the flavour of the Deep South and the conflicting passions of two living beings into an absorbing and sexy read. It's the kind of book you can read with your own passions set free, feeling the chemistry between the two characters blending like in an opera duet, moving closer together until they meet in the unison of their climax. I chanced to find Barbara Mack on Kindle. The richness of her writing reveals sincere passion for her work. She sets out to get you tasting, smelling and tingling. And wanting more! ...more
This is the first time I have read a paranormal romance. For quite a while now all those stories where Mr Darktall meets Ms Lostsmalls for 200 pages oThis is the first time I have read a paranormal romance. For quite a while now all those stories where Mr Darktall meets Ms Lostsmalls for 200 pages of mutual misunderstanding ending in twins, had been starting to blunt my receptors. I wanted a romance where something happened! Shadowbrook did not disappoint me. The reviews above give a good overview of the characters and plot. I guess that in order to write this kinda tale you have to start at the end and work backwards through the twists and turns. One thing is for sure - the reader has no chance of guessing too far ahead because it is always a bit more surprising than you imagine. While there is plenty of action the writer clearly has a love of descriptive writing taking in period clothing, interiors and landscape. It is worth pausing long enough to imagine the characters and their setting. Time and normality can flick quite suddenly so you have to keep on your toes. I read the last section when I woke up and was at my brightest. This is truly a story and the narrative is its telling from page one to the end. In the central relationship I do wish there had been a few more unclaspings and gaspings because the author writes sensually of food (often a clue to clinch quality) but perhaps they would have been out of context. I will certainly read more by this author. ...more
I'm finished with Love... From Both Sides: What I like about Nick's books is that you know you will end up laughing - usually out loud (much to the anI'm finished with Love... From Both Sides: What I like about Nick's books is that you know you will end up laughing - usually out loud (much to the annoyance of my family). Love From Both Sides did not disappoint with some 'cringeworthy' scenes - particularly the post-fajita incident. Nick captures beautifully the awkwardness of dating etiquette and it is fascinating to see the same events through the eyes of both parties. Looking forward to the next one....more
What is the fundamental question? All our efforts to know may be no more than a doodle on the collective page of time. In Oasis, the poet takes somethWhat is the fundamental question? All our efforts to know may be no more than a doodle on the collective page of time. In Oasis, the poet takes something of a transcendental position anchored to a wild reality where the beast and dance of ocean swirls equally in the molecules of blood and galaxy. Survival and its cruel corollaries leave the notion of love stained helplessly into our genes. This poem is not a meditation as such but is an imagination, dragging the jingle-jangled call centred/target driven/wage slave towards the possibility of meditation. As a European, the fascinating cultural element here is the poetic echo of native American Indian culture which has so little general exposure. The star gazer hunter, the knower of cold and compassion for me was the spirit guide. "Oasis" is what it says it is. The water will take on the same depth as the reader and reflect the colour of their own sky.
You know early on, from the color of the inappropriate bra in the opening scenes, that this is going to be a black comedy. In a world where focus andYou know early on, from the color of the inappropriate bra in the opening scenes, that this is going to be a black comedy. In a world where focus and individuality are the agents of success, the line between obsession and personal expression may be blurred. In one of the whackiest stories that I have ever read, I found my own my own moral judgement challenged as I laughed out loud at the evermore unfortunate 'hero'. Most people could sympathize with those obsessed by sex and Zombie movies, but who could live with an obsession for culinary herbs? If you find this strangely conflicting then you are on the right wavelength to get the maximum value from this book.
Frederick Brooke serves up another literary treat with this bizarre and comical tale of love and betrayal. Candace Roach enlists her best friend Annie Ogden (our favorite sleuth from Doing Max Vinyl) to find out what her husband is up to - but their home-cooked aversion therapy gets out of hand and hurtles along an astonishing highway of the Undead.
This book has all the ingredients of a perfect noir comedy - well formed characters, international locations, a fast moving plot with no brakes, and of course Zombies. Revenge is a dish best served cold - and as a betrayed wife, master chef and cookery instructor, Candace cooks up the perfect recipe for the ultimate gazpacho. ...more
I was not sure if I liked this to start with - a book about writing a book seemed a bit incestuous, and initially the referrals to the number of wordsI was not sure if I liked this to start with - a book about writing a book seemed a bit incestuous, and initially the referrals to the number of words achieved by certain times of day was a bit annoying BUT as the weekend with Nick wore on, I got drawn in and charmed by his honesty and frankness and candid confessions about his life. I did laugh out load several times and also felt sad for him when life did not work out the way he wanted. He seems like a funny, kind and vulnerable sort of person with a real social conscience in there and by the end of the book you do feel as though he has confided in you as a friend. So thumbs up!
This is a really charming book which kids will love and adults will love to read to them. The illustrations are cute and capture the doggie personalitThis is a really charming book which kids will love and adults will love to read to them. The illustrations are cute and capture the doggie personality which fills the story. You finish it with the feeling that life is warm and good even when things don't go quite the way you expected. And that's not a bad message for all of us. After I'd put down the book I was still smiling and seeing those pictures. I can see them now....more
I'm the author of this book - so here's the blurb as I can't really write a review for it....
A sexy aristocrat. A wild child inner city cop. A crime wI'm the author of this book - so here's the blurb as I can't really write a review for it....
A sexy aristocrat. A wild child inner city cop. A crime wave of passion.
The second book in the "Passion Patrol" series featuring hot cops, hot crime and hot romance. Following the success of "Knockout!", "Shannon's Law", features another sassy, passionate female cop - Shannon Aguerri.
Could she really mix with the British royal family? Can she risk her heart and career on yet another maverick mission? Can she get justice for an innocent boy? Dare a kid from the gutter dream of being a countess?
Shannon's Law – The action romance novel of 2014.
Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. In Fleetworth-Green she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking and homes in on serious millionaire criminals.
As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.
Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.
All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.
NB. Story has Adult content: strong language in high stress police situations and explicit bedroom scenes. ...more