Not only is this story written by one of my fav fav Mills & Boon authors but the story is set in PORTUGAL (where I was born!!!) and the hero is P...more
Not only is this story written by one of my fav fav Mills & Boon authors but the story is set in PORTUGAL (where I was born!!!) and the hero is PORTUGUESE!!!!!!!!! Duarte de Monteiro
Finally, a Portuguese hero…after loads of Greeks, French, Italian, South American…...I am, naturally
Okay, stopping my jumping up and down right now and getting down to what this really fabulous tale is all about!!! Emily is a rather mousy English girl, whose family treats her really SHABBILY. She meets the fabulously rich and gorgeous Duarte, when working in his English stately home’s stables. She can’t believe it….but he asks her to marry him (wow…within a few days of him meeting her….me…I would have been a bit suspicious….!!)….and even when he tells her he does not love her…WHAT DOES SHE DO???? YES….she agrees to his proposal…after all, she loves him…really she does…and she believes he will eventually fall in love with her…..RIGHT!!!!! Of course it happens, doesn’t it???? Anyway, Duarte takes her away from her rather drab and dreary life to his fabulous mansion in Sintra, Portugal……..let me faint here, right now!!! Sintra, a beautiful place just outside Lisbon…what more can a girl ask for????? Never mind that it comes with some baggage…….huge fotos hanging all over of his beyond beautiful but now dead ex-wife…but with the ex-wife’s mother, who runs the mansion…..talk about Mrs Danvers (remember her from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier????...what, you haven’t read that book!!!! Get it now, and read it…..you just have to…it’s one of those TO BE READ ones!!!) lookalike
Then there’s Duarte’s sexy PA…what a conniving bitch….and how stupid was Emily in believing anything she did and told her!!!! Is it possible for anyone to be that daft????? But yes, Emily was!!! And before she knows it…things go horribly wrong…yes, Duarte has still not fallen in love with her, even though Emily is pregnant with his heir….wow…we know how much these alphas love having heirs!!!! So, Emily runs back to England…six months pregs and all……because????? She’s been told that once the heir is born, Duarte will discard her and keep the babe!!!!!! Now, wouldn’t any woman do what she does???? No, not me!!!! But hey, I’m not Emily. Her family is not interested in helping her……..geez…..are there people out there like that????? Anyway, Emily is on the run from Duarte, because she knows how rich and powerful he is….and all the time I am sharing all her troubles …..I kept thinking…..
You gave up living in a place like
to living like THIS?????
But Emily can’t hide from Duarte forever….he eventually tracks her down – there’s a really funny scene when he discovers where she’s been working….I knew all along he would find her…after all, he’s got lots and lots of money and power!!! I loved the chase scene……here’s Duarte in his super, duper car
chasing Emily and the baby heir, in her wreck pulling her caravan home….not forgetting his bodyguards chasing her as well…
There’s no escape for Emily. Soon, she and baby heir and Duarte and the bodyguards are winging their way, on Duarte’s private jet, back to Portugal!!!! Now, I was dreading the idea of Emily continuing being the downtrodden and ignored wife….I had this idea of strangling her if she did not take a stand. And wow……before long, Emily takes charge!!! No more the quiet and mousy woman……….she finally WAKES UP!!!! And starts kicking some ass…..
. I did like that she wasn’t mean about it though….she still retained her soft heart…but did I love seeing Duarte groveling….yes, he did a lot of that
By the end….I was like
Finally…..together, Duarte & Emily and little baby heir having their HEA….of course, that’s no spoiler because we all know………THERE’S ALWAYS A HAPPY ENDING!!!! I so enjoyed reading this…..and if you love HEA’s….get this book and start reading!!! (less)
Wonderful story about Aiden, a Wolf Breed and Charity, imprisoned for years by the Breed Council where they were tortured so horribly before escaping...moreWonderful story about Aiden, a Wolf Breed and Charity, imprisoned for years by the Breed Council where they were tortured so horribly before escaping and meeting up again six years later.
It’s a very emotional story with characters that you can’t help getting involved with and caring for them. You feel their pain, sorrow, fear and your heart breaks into tiny pieces as you see them trying to find happiness and freedom.
Love seeing my loved characters from previous books and finding out how their lives are continuing together with their mates and families.
I absolutely love the Coyote Breeds and I am so happy to see the development of their community.
Great plot development. Kick butt action and oh so ve...moreI absolutely love the Coyote Breeds and I am so happy to see the development of their community.
Great plot development. Kick butt action and oh so very hot, smoldering explicit sex. But it’s more than that….it’s the two mc’s in this story that worked for me and not forgetting the three female coyotes…I adored adored Ashley……………
Del-Ray & Anya are a formidable couple. This is no helpless female. She’s strong, independent, loyal, loving….I mean, she’s the Coya and she can run Haven, the Coyote community, very well on her own!!!!!!!! The author just brings these characters to life and they seem to weave their way into my heart.
Loved the dialogue and the connection between the Breeds. Discovering more secrets and meeting known characters and new ones as well is such a bonus for me.
I have read all 17 books in the Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child and enjoyed most of them.
How could one not like Jack Reacher? He’s the total anti-her...moreI have read all 17 books in the Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child and enjoyed most of them.
How could one not like Jack Reacher? He’s the total anti-hero, the outcast from society, travelling alone without any papers or baggage and on the way, always finding trouble and having to sort out all those bad guys. He has this sense of right from wrong, good and bad and he’s not afraid to take on what comes his way. He belongs nowhere; he has no commitments, no home, and no family. Sounds pretty sad in a way…but somehow Jack Reacher knows how he is and never mind where the road takes him…he’s open to whatever happens along the way.
This time, he liked the sound of a woman’s voice on the phone, so he decides to travel by foot and bus or hitched rides from the last adventure he had to Virginia so he can invite her out to dinner. What follows is yet another Jack adventure...filled with good and bad guys…lots of killings, loads of mystery that keep you going until the last page.
Naturally, at the end…he takes the said woman to dinner, after much kicking, shooting and hitting around the baddies and solving the case…….and not going to let out the ending…..leave you guessing to see where Jack will go next…or will he stay??????? (less)