Elley Arden does it again! She has such a way with her characters, it's mesmerizing. Tony, the hero in this story, is so much fun! I love that he's fu...moreElley Arden does it again! She has such a way with her characters, it's mesmerizing. Tony, the hero in this story, is so much fun! I love that he's full of life and laughter. Unfortunately, his sister and other family members think he's never serious. Yet, he's serious when he wants to be.
In comes Trish, a friend of Tony's sister. Trish is the exact opposite of Tony. Serious, business oriented, reliable. But, Trish is about to shatter the put-together misconception when she asks Tony to be the father of her child. She's dreamed of having a baby and no man has proven worthy of the task ... except Tony. Tony quickly agrees, wanting to please his Nonna who was diagnosed with cancer.
The growth of the characters through this book is what really got me, even with the secondary characters. The whole Corcarelli family is a hoot!
I can't wait to read the others in this series. I'm ready for more, Ms. Arden!(less)
Shannon Stacey is an automatic buy for me and Snowbound with the CEO was a great Christmas-y read! When the boss and his executive assistant finally g...moreShannon Stacey is an automatic buy for me and Snowbound with the CEO was a great Christmas-y read! When the boss and his executive assistant finally give in to their attraction, it is HOT! The two can't stop touching each other and moving into the other's heart. But when they get back to work after the snowstorm, neither of them know how to navigate their new relationship. This was a quick read and the ending seemed rushed. Everything else was spot on! (less)
I love Kristin Higgins and she never disappoints! Her humor is the best medicine. Tie that in with a hunky hero and a sweet heroine and yo...more4 1/2 STARS!
I love Kristin Higgins and she never disappoints! Her humor is the best medicine. Tie that in with a hunky hero and a sweet heroine and you have a perfect book!
Two people are "forced" together to help each other out, but in the end they realize they are the perfect match for one another. I loved Tom and his British accent along with his colloquialisms. And a tortured hero always tugs at my heart. Tom's rough past has to do with a woman who cheated on him and a step-son that he loves. Seeing the relationship between Tom and Charlie build also had me falling for him! Honor is everyone's "go to" woman. She's trustworthy, honest and reliable. Poor thing gets a kick in the heart and takes desperate measures so that she can have a family of her own.
I did find the beginning slow -- I wanted Tom and Honor to connect sooner, but when they finally did, the pacing picked up.
A great read! Can't wait to see more from the Blue Heron series! That family is one of my faves.(less)
Sex, Politics and Mayhem! Wow! I loved Race to Kill! Every page in this novel was exciting with twists and turns. Rachel Kall did a great job at keepi...moreSex, Politics and Mayhem! Wow! I loved Race to Kill! Every page in this novel was exciting with twists and turns. Rachel Kall did a great job at keeping me on my toes – if it wasn’t one thing, it was another driving the suspense along. The political issues, the campaign workings, and the relationships were believable. And of course, my favorite, are the hot scenes. Ms. Kall’s sexy scenes had my heart beating fast.
Hotness alert! I loved Marc, the hero, who is a true Alpha male. A retired Delta Special Ops, turned FBI agent undercover. His protective instincts were a turn on and his clear immediate interest in Viv was real.
I always enjoy reading a smart, educated heroine and Viv was a prime example of this! Heading the PR of a Senator’s campaign is a tough job, but Viv didn’t back down. She knows what she wants, be it career related or men related.
If you want to read a hot, new romantic suspense, pick up Race to Kill. You won’t be disappointed. (less)
I don't usually read historicals, but I'm so glad I had the chance to read Masked Love. I read this in just a few hours, as it's a short romance. Set...moreI don't usually read historicals, but I'm so glad I had the chance to read Masked Love. I read this in just a few hours, as it's a short romance. Set in the Regency Era, I felt like I was reading about Jane Austen, Lizzy Bennett or Emma. If I read a historical, this is the time period I love!
The instant love is so heart-warming during those times. I wish it could always be that simple. Isabelle and Adrian meet at a Masquerade ball during the holiday season. What they both don't know is that Adrian is to be married to Isabelle's employer, Theodosia. Adrian doesn't know that Isabelle is just a maid. Yet, when they find out, it doesn't matter, because their love for each other far outweighs any social class perils. Adrian was always the gentlemen, not wanting to hurt Theodosia, but when he learns that Theodosia doesn't want to marry either, he's set on finding a solution to make every one happy. Centered around the holidays, Masked Love is a heart-warming, quick read with the joys of Christmas and love around every corner. Don't miss this read!(less)
Want a feel-good romance for the holiday season? Read Christmas Dinner!
First, the characters were so real. We get to know them well, including their c...moreWant a feel-good romance for the holiday season? Read Christmas Dinner!
First, the characters were so real. We get to know them well, including their connected pasts and their fated future. It was perfect! I loved loved loved these two MCs. I guess what really got me was that Amanda is truly like me – a go-getter, hopeless romantic. But all that was ruined by one Christmas Eve in her past. Now, she avoids her family and works hard as a news reporter. In comes Tate (and don’t you just love his name?), her fellow co-anchor. Tate is a real ladies man, a man of many words and sigh-worthy comebacks. They don't get along. What we learn later is that he is a hopeless romantic, too. I can’t forget to mention the secondary characters including Amanda’s family, ex-boyfriend and a family in need. All of them added so much warmth and pleasure to the story, I was sad for it to end. I felt like I was missing my own family!
Second, Robyn Neeley has a way with words. Her lighthearted humor had me laughing out loud -- for real, not the silent giggle, but a full-on chuckle – so many times. I loved the constant bickering between the MCs. What fun! I knew with that much heated emotion, they had to come together at some point.
Third, Christmas Dinner is a feel-good, spirited romance. Even though it’s only October, I was ready to get my hot cocoa, scarves, ornaments, wrapping and mistletoe from storage to deck the halls. A lovely warm feeling throughout the story – including a sweet emotional unexpected reunion at the end (I don’t want to give it away, so I won’t go there.)
All in all, Robyn Neeley did a fantastic job pulling me in to the story – with her characters, her storytelling, comedy and warmth of the holiday season. As Christmas gets closer, I will be reading this again. Grab your hot cocoa, a warm blanket and Christmas Dinner. You won’t be disappointed. (less)
What I loved the most about this story was that it was a REAL love story. A steamy, hot love story!
Standing in her wedding dress at her fitting, Pheo...moreWhat I loved the most about this story was that it was a REAL love story. A steamy, hot love story!
Standing in her wedding dress at her fitting, Pheobe realizes that maybe the marriage isn’t what she wanted. She calls off the wedding, and seeks solace to think about her priorities. Marco doesn’t give up on trying to convince Pheobe that they are meant for each other. Both of them think that they truly aren’t in love with each other but they are compatible enough to wed. Yet, the best part is that they are so in love with one another that it’s touching!
The reader sees and feels the love that emits from the two through every action, every statement, and every thought. It’s absolutely perfect! I wanted to reach in the book a few times and bop them both on the head so that they’d wake up and realize it. In the end, we have a happy ending, through a lot of soul searching, renewal of selves and encouragement to each other.
Seducing Pheobe is the last in a series, but can be read alone. I haven’t read the other two, and I enjoyed it tremendously. However, if you’re in the same boat, get ready to add a few books to your TBR pile. Now, I want to know about the other characters’ romantic tales! (less)
Carlie and Nick each have their secrets, but they also find love and solace in each other. The tricky thing...moreAnother fantastic read by Chantel Rhondeau!
Carlie and Nick each have their secrets, but they also find love and solace in each other. The tricky thing is that Nick is investigating Carlie and she is hiding from men like him.
There are many reasons why I loved this romantic suspense! First, the characters. Nick is the total Alpha male, plus he's protective and loyal at all costs. I loved his patriotism and dependability as an undercover agent for a top-secret organization. And I always love a man with a gun and a desire to protect his woman! Carlie also was a believable character with an astounding story behind her and a strong desire to be safe. She doesn't trust many people, and the fact that she knew she could trust Nick right off was endearing (although maybe she shouldn't have trusted him ... you'll have to read to find out).
I loved the twists and turns in this read. Love & Deception was full of suspense and I'm usually good at deducting what happens in mysteries right off. Not in this case!Every chapter had me thinking new possibilities and the ending is where it truly comes out. (The end was my favorite part!)
My last reason for loving this story is the political issues involved. Most people probably wouldn't say that, but I'm a politics nut and I think terrorism is a viable concern in our world today. Rhondeau did a great job tying in this important theme throughout the book, without being offensive, but striking a chord with reality.
This is a great read with the right amount of suspense, love, romance, sexiness, and adventure at every corner. I highly recommend this new book by Chantel Rhondeau! 5 STARS! (less)