I enjoyed this book and it was the first time I read anything from this author. Jillian decides to tell Shane about the pregnancy and then she waits sI enjoyed this book and it was the first time I read anything from this author. Jillian decides to tell Shane about the pregnancy and then she waits several months before actually telling him. I found that to be very annoying. Shane Hollister was a very likable character and sexy willing to do anything to make it work with Jillian. I thought the connection between Shane and Jillian was great. This was a cute and short read it is worth checking out !!
This book would have been perfect if not for a couple of things that bothered me very much. I didn't like that Ellie was so cold every time Randolph wThis book would have been perfect if not for a couple of things that bothered me very much. I didn't like that Ellie was so cold every time Randolph was around it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. When her father dies which is a very emotional scene but Ellie was just a cold statue no emotion at all. It was no wonder that Randolph didn't like her for awhile she showed no hint that she had feelings and wasn't a robot. I had to warm up to Ellie as did Randolph had to. I liked Randolph but he did one thing I didn't like at all and he never apologized for his actions on their wedding night he took Ellie very rough with no thought that she was a virgin. He didn't try to make sure she was prepared or give her time to adjust nor did he try to please her and all because she wasn't showing emotion. I really don't think that was the way to get her to open up to you all it did was make her not trust him even more. This isn't the first book I would recommend of Mary Balogh but it is a good read and gets better once Ellie drops the ice princess act. ...more
Debbie Macomber is good to read when you want to read what I call light romance. Perfect Christmas was a good book not a great one but it was worth reDebbie Macomber is good to read when you want to read what I call light romance. Perfect Christmas was a good book not a great one but it was worth reading. What I really liked about this book was reading about the three task she was given to do. I think it was the best part of the book it's where Cassie's personality came out the most. I would have liked to read more about Cassie and Simon falling for each other and there was a sub story involving Cassie's best friend and brother I would have liked to read a whole book about. There was just something missing from this book to make it great but I'm not sure what. I enjoyed it and liked Simon and Cassie both very much. It was a good little Christmas story. This is not the first book I would recommend but I would recommend it....more
I had high hopes for this book but I was let down. All the stories were mixed together and I didn't like this. I would get in the middle of a story anI had high hopes for this book but I was let down. All the stories were mixed together and I didn't like this. I would get in the middle of a story and it would switich to a different one. I found this hard to really feel invested in each person and angels. The angels seemed more interested with TV's, Navy ships, and things of this nature than they did of helping make the prayers come true. I keeped having to refer to the back to remember what angel went with each women. I felt a huge disconnect with this book and the characters in it. I normally love Debbie Macomber books but I found this one to be ok at best. ...more
This is a toss up I can find more things that annoyed me than I can say I liked. What I didn't like here we go........I'm amazed that Julia didn't weiThis is a toss up I can find more things that annoyed me than I can say I liked. What I didn't like here we go........I'm amazed that Julia didn't weight four hundred pounds every time they ate she was going back three or four times for more food. James seemed a little lacking as a man he was twenty seven but he came off more like eighteen. Also he had a bad choice of friends one of his "friends" got Julia drunk without her knowing it at her first ball. James realizes this in time and takes her home,but Jame never confronts his "friend" and it seemed like a lame way to give Julia and James alone time. James other "friend" outs them to the newspaper. James was always being called old man by his friends which I found annoying when they were all the same age as far as I could tell. James knows his mother is a viper but when she puts on a act of caring about him he falls for it which causes lots of trouble. I think a smarter man would have known that something was up by the way his mother was acting so different. Louisa the sister he is engaged to doesn't want to marry him and that's easy to see so you think maybe she loves someone else or there might be some mystery but no she just doesn't want to leave mommy yet. I found that to be another let down with this book she had no real reason and just comes across as a little girl not a woman. The last thing is Julia was the one to go after him when it should have been James coming to Julia this is just another way I found James lacking as a man. What I liked......ok let me think...............I liked Julia when she wasn't eating food like she had never seen food EVER. James was very likable also and Louisa was painful shy but likable. The story had a lot of potential just didn't come together to me. First time to read Theresa Romain and I will give her another try before I decide was it just this book or her writing style that I don't like. ...more
I can't say I liked this book it was alright. I've read all three in this series and not sure if it's the books or the authors style of writing I don'I can't say I liked this book it was alright. I've read all three in this series and not sure if it's the books or the authors style of writing I don't like. I'll start with Amelia this is where my problems are. Just to start you don't travel half way around the world when your "fiance" hasn't sent for you. When she gets to Texas and finds that everything Carson said was a lie she still believes that he's the man that he pretends to be. Amelia admits that she know he lied about most of the stuff he said in London yet that doesn't set off warning bells in her head. She believes the new lies which just makes her look very dumb. Carson has a moment of goodness when he comes into Amelia's room and tells her about Boone's past and that he was leaving that was a touching moment. When Amelia wakes up she completely seems to forget that he said he was leaving and is surprised by the news. When Boone and Amelia go back to London they go to a ball. Boone tells her he is very nervous and when they attend the ball Amelia spends no time with Boone where she should be. Amelia spends the whole night dancing with other men she doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself most of the time. Boone really needed her and all she thought about was herself. I didn't really like Amelia but I did like Boone very much. Boone had less experence than she did when it came to sex and Amelia was his first kiss this is different from any book I've read and it just made to like Boone even more. Boone had a horrible childhood which explanes alot about why he puts up with Carson. ...more