I feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to come out! I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. Of course, when have I ever been disappI feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to come out! I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. Of course, when have I ever been disappointed with an Erin Nicholas book??
We met Tony previously in No Matter What, as Adam Steele's brother. Both billionaires. Tony and Adam are used to throwing their money around to get the things that they want. But what Tony wants the most can't be obtained with money. The object of his desire is his best friend's fiance, Reese. I really liked that we could tell that Tony was a true gentleman and didn't try to make any moves on Reese after his friend decided to pursue her. But then that friend confesses the night before the wedding that he's in love with another woman! Tony can't stand by and see Reese marry someone who was not head-over-heels in love with her, so he has his friend break off the engagement.
Fast forward to what is supposed to be the first day of Reese's honeymoon. Both her and Tony wake up to find they are married to each other! It's not an easy go from here. Both are quite stubborn and set in their ways; Reese doesn't like how Tony throws money at everything and Tony wants Reese to live a little. We get a fun, wild ride in Vegas while these two try to figure out if they want to continue with their marriage or if they are better off getting an annulment. I loved the play of emotions in the story. When you think billionaires, most people think money hungry, arrogant, jerk-offs that don't care about other people. Tony may be arrogant about some things, but he has such a big heart I couldn't help but instantly fall in love with him. And I found that I could easily relate to Reese. She wasn't one to be walked all over and she had a good sense of morals. And she could put Tony in his place which was awesome.
I CANNOT WAIT to read the third in this series. I wish it could go on and on. Or be real and I somehow am single and find myself thrown into their world. Either way, I'd be happy! Erin, you have done it again with another amazingly, awesome story!...more
I have a confession. This is the first romance ghost story I've read, and I absolutely loved it! I think a big part of it is because of the intriguingI have a confession. This is the first romance ghost story I've read, and I absolutely loved it! I think a big part of it is because of the intriguing tale Lauren Smith weaves.
Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth is trying to restore his family's castle. He can't explain why, but he has an incredible pull to finish what his deceased father was in the process of doing when he tragically died. Next thing Bastian knows, he's basically experiencing an out-of-body experience, while simultaneously attacking this unknown woman. But Jane Seton, an American grad student who traveled to Stormclyffe Hall to finish her her dissertation, is having the same uncontrollable actions. This unexplained force is only the first of many thing that happen to these two. Bastian and Jane quickly establish that something very bad is taking place at Stormclyffe Hall. Fair warning though, if you are easily scared by things that go bump in the night, prepare yourself for some frights! I don't scare easy when reading about eery things (it's a different story when I've actually experienced things, though. *shivers*) but there were a few scenes in this book that had me huddling under the safety of the covers.
Even if you are someone who spooks easy, I still highly recommend this book! Just like the hauntingly, addicting scenes, there is a captivating and emotional love story. We find ourselves not only reading about Bastian and Jane's journey into falling in love, we get to see flash backs in the early 1800's with a previous Earl, Richard Carlisle and the wife he loved with all his heart, Isabelle. These two couples stories are laced with so much emotion and turmoil, I was suffering with an extreme case of the feels. The FEELS. I loved the deep connections we get to read of the two sets of couples. Hats off to Lauren for being able to write not one, but two love stories that are made of a deep, everlasting love that so many are searching for.
I love Lauren's historical series, The League of Rogues, and when she was telling me about this story, I am pretty sure I shamelessly asked if I could review this one. I am so happy I threw my pride over begging out the window. I read this book in one sitting, finishing at some late time in the middle of the night. I ate this story up. And now I have to put my patience pants on and wait for the next in the series. Thankfully I will have other Lauren addictions to keep me appeased until then!...more