This book deserves an outstanding ovation. I bow to Alexis Hall. A nineteen year dom and a successful 37 year old doctor. How could be? And yet, Mr. HaThis book deserves an outstanding ovation. I bow to Alexis Hall. A nineteen year dom and a successful 37 year old doctor. How could be? And yet, Mr. Hall makes the unbelievable, believable; the objectionable, attractive; the troublesome, attractive.
There are so many challenges to this story: a neet (neither employed nor in education) with a doctor; an inexperienced dom (even the doms have to learn, don't they?), bdms and romance (really, how can inflict pain be an expression of love?). And yet... I bought it, all of it.
But most of all, I would recommend this book because it is a most enjoyable experience. That's why, at the end of the day, I read romances. Furthermore, it is hot.
And yes, it is also soul enriching. I absolutely love the end. ...more
Gorgeous writing. Unconventional story (open-minded). Highly recommended. From my point of view,L.H. Cosway is one of the best romance authors of theGorgeous writing. Unconventional story (open-minded). Highly recommended. From my point of view,L.H. Cosway is one of the best romance authors of the moment....more
The heroine of this book is called “horseface” by her folks. And guess what, she really has prominent teeth. But she also has plenty of good humor, goThe heroine of this book is called “horseface” by her folks. And guess what, she really has prominent teeth. But she also has plenty of good humor, good sense, loyalty, cleverness, and she is really a hard worker. She is probably the best farmer of Arkansas.
But see, being called “horseface” is not the best incentive for prospective boyfriends. So when a suitor offers to court this 29 years old spinster everyone is surprised, specially her “plowboy”, her farm partner and best friend Reed.
I re-read this book last week and it is really an outstanding book. It’s nice, sweet and charming. Yes, everything runs a little bit too smoothly. But I just plain love Miss Hattie....more
Eliza has lived all her live in a Mormon community, but she is a bookish girl, a scientist at core. Then, her father hires Grady Wolfe to hunt down ElEliza has lived all her live in a Mormon community, but she is a bookish girl, a scientist at core. Then, her father hires Grady Wolfe to hunt down Eliza’s sister, who has escaped to avoid being the third wife of an old abusive husband. Eliza follows Grady to save her sister.
The plot didn’t ring true, but I was willing to believe and I continued reading. But then, one morning, after three or four nights with Grady, she wakes up with her nipple being sucked and she wakes with an “Oh, my” in her mouth and then she smiles and says “That was a lovely way to wake up”. This is 1872 . So no religious beliefs means no morals?
My mother was born in 1934. At the time worker class in Spain was quite anti-clerical (church allied with privileged), they believed that learning and science were the future of our society, our salvation. But the morals were never questioned, and sexuality was taboo (women had to be virgins until they married, nobody talked about periods or monthlies, etc.).
I gave up reading this book because I couldn’t believe Eliza was real. What’s the point of writing an historical if the characters in them don’t act the part? What’s wrong with being historically consistent? I think that it would have added mystery and tension to the book. ...more
Three very different women marry the same man at different cities. Following his husband Juliette finds Clara, his second wife, and both of them willThree very different women marry the same man at different cities. Following his husband Juliette finds Clara, his second wife, and both of them will find Julie, her third wife. Juliette is this starch class lady, Clara this bold German woman, former owner of a boarding house, and Julie a beautiful blue-collar woman who wants to be a lady, ashamed of her mining roots, and who, like Clara, know what to do to survive. The three of them have different motivations to find their common husband: explanations, money and revenge. The pursuit of their husband brings them to Alaska, sometimes under conditions of extreme hardship.
This book is a joy. You will enjoy three different characters three different women, and see how they change for the better (well, all except Clara who, form the beginning, is a prize). It’s also an hilarious book. I also liked to see three different kinds of beauty.
The only weak point is that, at some point, the romance changes to comedy (.e.g. sex scene between Clara and Bear). It would have worked better for me without the exaggeration.
This book is a fairly tale: unbelievable (and more). A scarred man lives in an island, he has cut off from the whole world. His grandfather is worriedThis book is a fairly tale: unbelievable (and more). A scarred man lives in an island, he has cut off from the whole world. His grandfather is worried about him and decides to do something to his love-life. A woman owes money to a pimp. She is going to become a wore, but then the old man sees her helping a very ugly homeless and thinks, oh, she can help my grandson, but my grandson never has to know that I’m paying her to go to the island.
Woman and man met in the island and their attraction is instantaneous. She breaks his shell. Both of them are good people, but all I could think about was: when is he going to discover that she is getting paid to be with him? What is he going to do?
Then, the usual happens. Nothing really interesting or unexpected. ...more
This book is about an unusual character: Low Down (Louise), a gold miner. When smallpox gets her community, she lefts her skin caring for all them. ThThis book is about an unusual character: Low Down (Louise), a gold miner. When smallpox gets her community, she lefts her skin caring for all them. They decide to grant her a wish. At first she declines, but then she just try it and shares her secret dream: having her own baby. Destiny makes Max pick the scratched marble.
Louise isn’t gorgeous, or cultured. Her most valued possession is a silver spoon. But Louise is hones, she is a fighter and she cares. She deserves hapinnes.
Max is in love with Philadelphia, her fiancée, the town beauty and daughter of the town founder. When he arrives at home, married with Louise, he discovers Philadelphia is pregnant. He is full of longing and regrets. He loves a woman but has giving his word to another.
It takes a lot of time to get feeling to Low Down, to care for her, not to punish her for their fate. How it happens is credible, well paced and nice. Another outstanding thing of this book is that it is full of marvelous of secondary characters (Max’s mother, Max brother, etc.).
This book it's about a normal woman!!! Normal as in different, particular, distinctive. After months being fed up of reading about the same kind ofThis book it's about a normal woman!!! Normal as in different, particular, distinctive. After months being fed up of reading about the same kind of woman, I have had the opportunity to know a nice, starchy, innocent southern lady, a librarian who doesn’t knows how to dress nor how to make up her face (hey, I’m not the only one), but who decides to make over her life, because, just face it, when you are 34 years old, virgin and no-men pays attention to you, something has to go.
I had a really good time with this book. Lots of funny things happen around Daisy. There’s also suspense. I liked she had prejudices, stupid ones, like her instant dislike towards Jack, the town sheriff, because he is a Yankee, because he works up and he crowds people. And I definitely liked Jack. Looking them interact, reading their dialogs is really fun. Don’t miss it!
I loved this book, it is much better than Playing for Keeps, which wasn’t bad either. Characters feel real and are very different from your usual romaI loved this book, it is much better than Playing for Keeps, which wasn’t bad either. Characters feel real and are very different from your usual romance. Their relationship develops at a credible pace, and their attraction is strong.
Zoe is a plump girl with a shitty job that she loses on an extra-shitty day. She shares a town-home with her landlord’s nephew who is a jerk. Trevor is THE jerk. He is self-centered, superficial, self-absorbed, a conceited misogynist... and he is a Bradford and that means he eats like a whole rugby team but he has the body of a God (this is the paranormal facet of this series). He has this list of how his perfect woman is going to be (a ten body, etc.), and let me tell you that Zoe isn’t it.
The dialogues are hilarious and the character’s antics are charming. I liked the message: finding perfection in the imperfection (for both of them). I liked it a lot. I’m fed up with perfect -but usually clueless- heroines, or perfect but tortured heros.I needed this book. ...more
Kristan Higgins writes books that suck you up. You get absolutely absorbed by the plot. I spent two days only wanting to know what would happen to PosKristan Higgins writes books that suck you up. You get absolutely absorbed by the plot. I spent two days only wanting to know what would happen to Posey.
The fact most outstanding in this story is Posey, or, more specifically, Posey’s physical aspect. Posey is not gorgeous (the bag of bones variety). She also has another charming trait, she has a bang of weird friends (the funny kind), family and pets. The book also has another outstanding characteristic: it’s humor. You will laugh, chuckle and smile with it.
Posey had a crush on Liam as a teenager. He smashed her heart , but years later, when he returns, widow and with a teenager daughter, Posey discovers his hot body and bad attitude have the same power over her.
I only missed one thing: I really couldn't understand Liam, and I think why I think I couldn’t buy fully their relationship development. He just didn’t feel real. However, I enjoyed his phobia and psychological disorder.
This book belongs to a series. I haven’t read the previous ones. This one is boring and a little bit creepy . I only finished it because I was intereThis book belongs to a series. I haven’t read the previous ones. This one is boring and a little bit creepy . I only finished it because I was interested in Montana’s mother love live (Denise), but, alas, she is going to have another book. I think the cause of both the boring bit and the creepiness is that in Fool’s Gold, everyone is soooo good.
Even though Simon is a taciturn, uncommunicative being with serious commitment issues (due to his evil mother who burned him) Montana (one of the three more different triplets in the history of humankind) is so understanding, so accepting... She acts as one of her therapy’s dogs: she heals Simon because she accepts all his crappiness. Montana is not the only perfect (?) human being, her nephew Reese is right there, he is a perfect teenager. He decides to help other children in the hospital, and his first case is a girl very badly burned, but he reacts wonderfully and he even pinkie promises her to marry her if no-ones does it in the future.
I usually like the small town vibe, maybe because I’ve lived all my life in a big city, but Fool’s Gold is... so good, so welcoming, so accepting, so decided to include Simon in their lives that it seemed like a good beginning to a horror story where suddenly all Fool’s Gold citizens become devil man-eaters . It would have been much more entertaining. But, hey, maybe it’s just that the book makes me uncomfortable because, definitely, I’m not so good nor perfect....more