A good read! At the beginning, I was a bit pissed with Sorcha. She was so naive, she bragged her money. Well, it was a bit understandable since it was...moreA good read! At the beginning, I was a bit pissed with Sorcha. She was so naive, she bragged her money. Well, it was a bit understandable since it was the first time she obtained money by herself. But still.. Anyway, as time went by, she became less annoying and became a great heroine.(less)
In the beginning, I skipped some parts because Callie was getting on my nerves. Her adoration of Mark was all over the top. She was disillusioned. And...moreIn the beginning, I skipped some parts because Callie was getting on my nerves. Her adoration of Mark was all over the top. She was disillusioned. And annoying, like an airhead. She had a lot of emotion, and actually I didn't mind that, except when she adore Mark and worship their past relationship.
On the other hand, Ian lacked emotion. He was stiff and formal. He thought Callie tried too hard to please people, while he didn't care much for one. There was something unpredictable about his past marriage, but I won't reveal it now. I was shocked, to say the least.
There were some annoying side characters here, but I hate Fleur the most. She was such a double faced woman. It's a good thing Callie had her revenge in the end. The next character I didn't fond of was Mark. He knew Callie had feelings for him, but he still kinda played her around. The last one was Muriel. She knew nothing, but she stick her butt there. Changing everything according to her own desire. A good thing she left in the end.
All in all, I was very satisfied with this book. It was the first book I've read of Ms. Higgins, and I'll look forward to her next books!(less)
The ones I like the most in this book are Niema and Ronsard. Niema for an obvious reasons. She was strong and kind-hearted. She understood the death o...moreThe ones I like the most in this book are Niema and Ronsard. Niema for an obvious reasons. She was strong and kind-hearted. She understood the death of her husband was not caused by John, though John thought otherwise. She cared for Ronsard's daughter, that she offered a win-win situation for both of them. The CIA would get information from Ronsard for exchange of they getting a heart for his daughter.
Ronsard was a bit complicated. Though Ronsard was a "villain", he had a heart and willing to do anything for her daughter's well-being. The reason he did his job now because his daughter suffered multiple complication. He needed a lot of money quickly if there's a possibility of her getting better. He really was an awesome dad.(less)
Wow, I really can't stand the heroine. She was such a bitch! She judge her own mother even though she didn't know anything about her. She denied and l...moreWow, I really can't stand the heroine. She was such a bitch! She judge her own mother even though she didn't know anything about her. She denied and loathed Richard, the hero, about how he made her in heat for him. She blamed Richard for Nicky's "death", even though Nicky was an irresponsible fellow. I really don't understand how Richard could love someone as annoying as her. He was hurt countless times, but still, he tried to please her. She didn't deserve his undying devotion. He deserved better.(less)
The story was pretty good although it was a bit too rushed. Maybe because it was a novella instead of a full...more1# Till Death by Maggie Shayne (3.5 stars)
The story was pretty good although it was a bit too rushed. Maybe because it was a novella instead of a full-length novel.
2# Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (4 stars)
As I've said before, I like this story. It was short and fun.
3# Ghouls Night Out by Terri Garey (4 stars)
It was also pretty good. Didn't feel too rushed because it was a side story.
4# Wedding Knight by Kathryn Smith (3 stars)
Too cliche! I knew the ending rightaway. Heroine would be dying, and Hero would tried to save her by changing her into vampire. And through that process, he would realize that he loved her. Cliche much.
Wish each novella had their own novel.. *sigh*(less)
The story was so sweet, and I kinda fond of the H/h relationship. But the climax took a really long time to build. The progress was so slow I thoug...more3.5
The story was so sweet, and I kinda fond of the H/h relationship. But the climax took a really long time to build. The progress was so slow I thought this book didn't have any climax at all. Still a good read though.(less)
Catherine Anderson never fails me so far. Her book was so enchanting I couldn't stop myself reading it. The characters were all awesome, from the m...more4.5
Catherine Anderson never fails me so far. Her book was so enchanting I couldn't stop myself reading it. The characters were all awesome, from the main characters to the side characters.
Anyway, the story started with Joseph had to look out for Rachel. She had an acute phobia of outdoors when all her family was killed when they had picnic. He had to break the window when he made his way inside. Rachel was afraid, at first. But slowly, she started to trust him and feel lonely when he was not around. Joseph also started to feel something for her, but he was afraid his feeling would change. He didn't want to hurt her by taking her then breaking her heart. He then took his time to analyze his feeling. If he wanted to say "I love you", he had to be sure that feeling wouldn't change. After talking with his brother, he finally certain of his feeling and proposed her. She accepted, of course, since she fell for him long ago. He also did a lot of things to make her feel comfortable, by making her a new iron door as her barricade and garden with walls, since she was still afraid of outdoors. All seemed well, but the killer of her family still haunted them sometimes.
Really lovable H/h. What he did for Rachel was really touching. He did everything he could to make her happy. The villagers were also very nice people. Even though there was some rumor about Rachel went mad, they still did things they could to make her feel the sunshine, bird tweeting and wind breeze she once loved. Couldn't asked for more.(less)
This is the second book of Ms. Freethy I've read, and it was as good as the first one! Here, we have one main H/h, Nick and Lisa. Side H/h, Maggie and...moreThis is the second book of Ms. Freethy I've read, and it was as good as the first one! Here, we have one main H/h, Nick and Lisa. Side H/h, Maggie and Jeremy. And the minor one, Raymond and Beverly.
Our main couple story started when Maggie asked for Lisa's help when she was arranging her wedding. She wanted Lisa to take care of her children because she about to went mad. Guilty, Lisa accepted Maggie's request and went back to San Diego, hoping she wouldn't meet Nick. Nick was her ex-husband, and Maggie's brother. They once had a very happy marriage, but the death of their daughter ruined it all. Lisa then went to Los Angeles, leaving Nick behind. But her hope didn't come true, her first day with the children was a mess. So, Roxy, Maggie's oldest daughter called Nick for help. And they met again. Nick still loved Lisa, and he knew she did too. He then tried to win her again.
Maggie lost her husband a year ago. She tried to be a good single mother for her three children. It all started for Maggie when she found a letter addressed for her husband from woman named Serena. She became devastated when she thought her husband cheating her. She remembered two months before his death, he raised his life insurance. And just before he died, he took 8000 dollars from their savings. When she couldn't hold it any longer, she called Lisa over and went relaxing. She then decided to meet Serena, so she went to Los Angeles. There, she met Jeremy, Serena's neighbor, who accompanied her in her journey tracking Serena. She slowly started to fell for him.
Raymond was Lisa's fiancee. He was 52 while she was 31. He wanted her because he felt younger with her. His story began when Lisa came back to San Diego while he was dealing a big contract, rivaling his old nemesis. Beverly was a 49 years old woman, she was Raymond's ex-executive staff but she resigned when he didn't promote her fast enough. She built her own company, and became Raymond's greatest rival. She wondered why men of her age all chose much younger women, like Lisa. Could they have a good conversation with them? When she venting her question to him, he started to think of her relationship with Lisa.
Their stories were all enjoyable, with Raymond's less. Fortunately he had a really minor story there. I really like their struggle to overcome their obstacle. Lisa and Nick with their daughter's death, and Maggie with her question about could Keith really cheated her all this time. I hope I'd be able to read another books by Ms. Freethy!(less)
I quite enjoy this book, but at the last moment, it went downhill for me. I know Jessica just wanted to save Mark's reputation, but can she just ga...more2.5
I quite enjoy this book, but at the last moment, it went downhill for me. I know Jessica just wanted to save Mark's reputation, but can she just gave him a chance to decide by himself? Fortunately she realized her foolishness and made amends. The translation was also a bit off sometimes, it was quite confusing.(less)
It was a good read, especially the bet. Hilarious! Anyway, the story started from our hero, Alexander MacLean, who wanted to avenge his brother to Cai...moreIt was a good read, especially the bet. Hilarious! Anyway, the story started from our hero, Alexander MacLean, who wanted to avenge his brother to Caitlyn, our heroine. The problem was told in the previous book, it seemed when Caitlyn wanted to trap Alexander to propose her, something happened and it was her twin and his brother who needed to marry instead. Even though his brother was happy with his marriage, he still kept some grudges towards Caitlyn. He intended to embarrass her in front of everyone. So he asked for his ex's help, to invite Caitlyn into her party. Unaware of Alexander's plot, Caitlyn was happy because she finally could be out after three months being punished.
When she finally came to the party, she soon learned that Alexander was also there. The obvious attraction was still there and both tried to resist that. Guilty, she came to Alexander to say that she knew he still mad about their sibling's marriage. She then offered a bet. They need to fulfill each other's three terms based on the old local myth. If she won, she wanted Alexander to propose her in front of everyone with the possibility of her accepting just to make him mad. And if he won, he wanted her to be her mistress openly in public for two full weeks. And then the fun began.
The story was very good and the process of them fulfilling each other's terms were so hilarious! But unfortunately, the ending fell a bit rushed and short. Maybe if Ms. Hawkins extended it a bit more, it would be better. The age gap was also a bit too large for my taste, though that was just a minor issue.(less)
What a great book! I really love the heroine. Strong and independent, she has a lot of life force unlike most heroine which is spoiled and passive.
Mad...moreWhat a great book! I really love the heroine. Strong and independent, she has a lot of life force unlike most heroine which is spoiled and passive.
Maddie, is a daughter of a fallen noble. She had to work hard for her entire life to fulfill her family daily needs. At 22, she had to support five siblings. One day, she witnessed a man's accident and tried hard to save his life. When he woke up, he found himself in amnesia, but from his clothes and belongings, they both knew that he was a noble or from respectable family. Maddie had no illusion about him falling in love with her, but still, her heart fluttered when she saw him.
Nash was a very smooth-talking man. He was a diplomat and an Earl's son. He came home from Russia to arranged a regal party for a Russian Grand Duchess to attend. He then asked for his aunt's help to arranged the party, and found him some respectable girls to marry. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), when he checked his new estate, he fell from his horse and had an amnesia. That's when their story began.
The plot actually pretty cliche, but it was done very beautifully, I could capture the heroine's feelings perfectly. His reason for hating marriage-because-of-love was also a bit made sense. With his parents being so in love with each other, they spent their days either fighting or making up. Traumatized, he wanted a convenient marriage, without love.
The hero and other characters were done quite good, but still, the one I really love is Maddie.(less)
It started off good, but the ending ruined it all. It started with how Matthew lived a poor life because of crime he didn't commit. He was accused of...moreIt started off good, but the ending ruined it all. It started with how Matthew lived a poor life because of crime he didn't commit. He was accused of murder, when all he did was covered up another's mistake. Jenette's. She accidentally killed her own fiancee, but in his deathbed, the fiancee made Matthew promised to covered up for Jennete's mistake, and he agreed. Now, after five years, he was in need of wife, who had a brilliant reputation and wealth, or he'd be thrown out off his home. He then seek for Jenette, asking for her hand in marriage. Jennete refused, but promised to help him find a wife. Their attraction were still going strong even when they were in search of a wife.
Jenette was a very annoying heroine. She was so selfish she didn't want to ruin her reputation because she was afraid of ruining her family's reputation too, but she didn't hesitate to ruin Matthew's instead. And even after the helps Matthew did to her, she still doubt him numerous times, it seems she didn't trust him at all, even though she claimed she loved him.
The worst part is when Vanessa, Matthew's ex-mistress, announced that it was Jenette who killed her fiancee five years ago, she assumed the worst of Matthew. She accused he had Vanessa to announced her crime because he didn't need her anymore when she had no money. And then she escaped!
How could she doubt him when all he did was protecting her?!? Despicable!(less)