This Scottish rendition of the Cinderella fairy tell is witty, sweet, and clumsily romantic. Karen Hawkins excels at twisting fairytales! This was suc...moreThis Scottish rendition of the Cinderella fairy tell is witty, sweet, and clumsily romantic. Karen Hawkins excels at twisting fairytales! This was such an enjoyable read!
Bronwyn is a bookish, on the shelf, girl who even goes so far as to say “I’d rather own a subscription library than be a princess.” Who can argue with that?! The way she attempts to falsely woo Alexsey is hilarious.
Prince Alexsey Vitaly Grigori Romanovin, is a mischievous devil! They both enjoy books and dogs. When he reads to her out of her romantic novel…swoon worthy! The meddlesome grandmother returns to us from her previous series, The Duchess Diaries, and here she seems quite mean, but I believe it turns out sweet in the end.
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Who would think a novella about a romance between a brilliant, young Black, mathematician Rose Sweetly and an outgoing,White, Irish Catoholic, Stephen...moreWho would think a novella about a romance between a brilliant, young Black, mathematician Rose Sweetly and an outgoing,White, Irish Catoholic, Stephen Shaughnessy would appeal to me! This novel was short and sweet but never say Courtney Milan can't bring in controversy and still nail the romance! ARC was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.(less)
Quirky, fun, and romantic in the Edwardian age! I love the unusual heroes and heroines of Connie Brockway's stories! She takes us on an adventure thro...moreQuirky, fun, and romantic in the Edwardian age! I love the unusual heroes and heroines of Connie Brockway's stories! She takes us on an adventure through Downton Abbey's England and France. A rising operretta star, Lucy Eastlake is used to conforming to everyone's expectations. Passed around to numerous relatives since her parents death at age 7, she has tried to be what everyone needs. Her 2 great-aunts were the last stop for her and she loves them dearly. When the chance to change their future occurs through an inheritance of her aunt Lavinia, she insists on going on the adventure of a lifetime to retrieve it! Professor Ptomley Archibald Grant is a stick in the mud anthropology genius and the grandson of Lavinia's old flame. The chemistry from Lucy and "Archie" (as Lucy says what every reader is thinking... Ptomley, what kind of name is THAT for a hero !), is off the charts romantic. They tumble into love on the road to France in a gypsy troupe. Wonderful writing, Ms. Brockway! This review is for a free copy courtesy of Montlake Romance via NetGalley.(less)
Amazing new author for me! I loved this strong heroine and how she stand on her own feet and insists she doesn't need a gallant hero! Poor lovesick Wo...moreAmazing new author for me! I loved this strong heroine and how she stand on her own feet and insists she doesn't need a gallant hero! Poor lovesick Wolf! He's a strong alpha male who insists Lenora is a "damsel in distress" and he's the "Knight of Love" to save her! This is a break from the traditional Historical Romances. This heroine will go to great links to save her hero!!
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This was not one of my favorites. It had humor, romance and mystery. It felt like there was almost TOO much going on and I couldn't keep track. The Ja...moreThis was not one of my favorites. It had humor, romance and mystery. It felt like there was almost TOO much going on and I couldn't keep track. The Jail scene was off the chain in a bad way. I understand the author was trying to be funny but it bordered on the ridiculous. Nicks and Phem's secondary romance felt like it was just thrown in there. I guess maybe I needed to read the first 3 books in the series but because I hadn't a lot of the scenes were over the top confusing.(less)
Below is my honest, emotional reaction from right after I finished this book last night. I don't like to read books without HEA at the ending of it. If I had known this book had a cliffhanger I wouldn't have requested it from Netgalley. I'm so thankful I did though. This is Kennedy Ryan's debut novel. She runs us though an emotional gamut. What happens when you fall in love with your best friends' girlfriend? With your boyfriends' best friend? This is a heart breaking, HONEST portrayal of when that happens. I'm am seriously excited for the next book. I want to say that you can tell an author is a suburb writer when you are so caught up in the book that you cry in front of the cable guy... (yes I got up and walked into the other room but still :) )
Blown away!!! I hate cliffies Honestly if I had read the reviews before reading this book , I probably wouldn't have picked it up. I would have missed such a thrilling ride!!! My heart aches. You know the writing is suburb when you can laugh and cry and get so angry at the characters. The characters are all flawed and so believable. Their choices stink!!! I didn't know if I was going to 5 star it or 1 star it. I'm still fluctuating on that. My hands were shaking when I started writing this. I screamed at the ending.. Going to end with BLOWN AWAY!!!! I received an ARC for an honest review from NetGalley(less)
Once again we are back in Pine River with Libby's story. Libby's live-in boyfriend dumps her and refuses to let her see his kids, who she loves with a...moreOnce again we are back in Pine River with Libby's story. Libby's live-in boyfriend dumps her and refuses to let her see his kids, who she loves with all her heart. She goes into a rage and takes a golf club to his truck and gets sent to a mental health spa. When she returns she tries to move on but it's a really difficult situation. Sam Winters is a recovering alcoholic who understands some of what Libby is going through. He is also the sheriffs deputy who saw her at her worst and keeps saving her. Julia London delivers a meaty story here folks! The characters have depth and growth and keep you coming back for more! This is not your average boy meets girl story here!(less)