For those who are familiar with Grace's Windham books and loved seeing them in action, you will get to see them a lot in The Trouble With Dukes. Now if you are new to Grace's books you might feel overwhelm by all the charactPosted on What I'm Reading
For those who are familiar with Grace's Windham books and loved seeing them in action, you will get to see them a lot in The Trouble With Dukes. Now if you are new to Grace's books you might feel overwhelm by all the characters in the story. Yes, there is heavy emphasis on family in The Trouble with Dukes, and eventually you figure out who is who and who is important in the story. In the previous Windham books the focus was on the Duke's own family, now we have moved on to the cousins.
So, in the story we meet Megan Windham. At the beginning of the story she's a different person. She lets herself get bully by a guy who is fortune hunter, I personally like gold digger, but she's afraid to let her family know what has transpire. Eventually meets Hamish MacHugh, the Duke of Murdoch aka Duke of Murder. Yes, you get to know the reason why he's called that ugly term. So, they form a friendship and share each other's secret. This is where Megan finds her true self and becomes like the other Windham women. For those, who don't know they are strong and stand on their own two feet; however, Megan had to find her own footing.
Overall, The Trouble with Dukes was pretty good. However, the pacing I had trouble. One of the issues I had was being bombard with all the Windham cousins and they are meddlesome creatures. At the same time they have good intentions. Eventually, we see more of Hamish and Megan together and they are quite lovely together. I think those who have been missing the Windham family are going to love The Trouble with Dukes. Or those who never read the books and want to find a strong family ties will probably enjoy this story. I do look forward to see what happens in the next book. It hints to be a good one.
Today we are checking out Tangling with the London Tycoon. In the story we meet Rosco Redmond who is very private and we meet Kitty Mayfair who is trying to get her business rolling. Rosco has a need to control everything, aPosted on What I'm Reading
Today we are checking out Tangling with the London Tycoon. In the story we meet Rosco Redmond who is very private and we meet Kitty Mayfair who is trying to get her business rolling. Rosco has a need to control everything, and Kitty wants to be able to do her job without his micromanaging. Yet, there is an attraction. I wish the attraction was played up a little more to add a little more tension. Anyway, both have secrets that they would like to keep under wraps.
Anyway, Tangling with the London Tycoon was an all right read. I would have liked a few things played up a little more, but that's okay. I wish we got a little prologue on how the sisters were gather together, even though they don't play a major part in the book you see them.
Overall, I liked the story, only a few things I would have liked to have seen more in the story. I see a lot potential with the author. I did like Kitty fun flirty style and how her style kind of bug Rosco. Rosco needed a little fun in his life....more
I actually liked That Monroe Girl; it was a pretty good read. We meet Cat Monroe who is in search of her father. She has followed the trail to Tombstone, Arizona. I have to say is pretty good. When she arrives her father doePosted on What I'm Reading
I actually liked That Monroe Girl; it was a pretty good read. We meet Cat Monroe who is in search of her father. She has followed the trail to Tombstone, Arizona. I have to say is pretty good. When she arrives her father doesn't believe she's his daughter, because he received news many years ago that she passed. Complicated mess. Anyway, Jake Spencer is trying to help and at the same time write a story about her reuniting with her family. However, he comes to his senses. In someways the story reminded me of 27 Dresses, not that she was a bridesmaid to 27 women. More like the hero in that movie was writing a story about the heroine and decided to take another approach, but boss decides to do what they want to do anyway.
Anyway, there is a lot going on in the story, but it all ties together. A lot of themes going, but it works. We have father reuniting with long last daughter and possible use her to his advantage, blackmail, and of course romance. Overall, a pretty good read. So, if you are in need to take a journey to the wild west, you might consider taking a ride with That Monroe Girl.
All right, we have gotten to know the gang from Heartbreaker Bay books quite a bit. We have met some interesting characters, now we get to know Elle Wheaton and Archer Hunt better. Now Elle and Archer have an antagonistic rePosted on What I'm Reading
All right, we have gotten to know the gang from Heartbreaker Bay books quite a bit. We have met some interesting characters, now we get to know Elle Wheaton and Archer Hunt better. Now Elle and Archer have an antagonistic relationship. They basically egg each other on, because they are ignoring the chemistry between them. It doesn't help Elle feels indebted to Archer for saving his life, and Archer can't get with her because so-called debt. Elle is adorable. She has come to the realization that Archer isn't going to go for her, so she decides to try to date other guys. By the way is pretty jacked up of Archer.
Actually, Accidentally On Purpose is a fun story, because we have these two characters that are going to kill each other or have tons of fun. So, glad that one isn't dead, because they are fun to watch. Even there friends are like, "Dude do something." Jill's writing is always fun and entertaining. Yes, you will find those lines that will have you laugh out loud. My kids were like what are laughing about, and I was like the book. Overall, a good time read, and I seriously can't wait for Spencer book. Seriously, Jill teased a little Spencer's character, after all he's Archer's and Elle's friend. So, if you are into a fun read, you might consider Accidentally On Purpose.
Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss (also purchased a copy)....more
I loved The Worthington Wife. At first I was a little hesitant, because I liked An American Duchess, but wasn't in love with the story. I did struggle with the story. However, with The Worthington Wife I was enthrall with thPosted on What I'm Reading
I loved The Worthington Wife. At first I was a little hesitant, because I liked An American Duchess, but wasn't in love with the story. I did struggle with the story. However, with The Worthington Wife I was enthrall with the story. After An American Duchess Julia decided she needed to find herself. She thought she was in love with the doctor, but he decided she wasn't worth the fight. Basically, she finding her way and decided that she's not going to marry and make it on her own terms. Julia wants to help women that were hit hard after the war. I love Julia, because she has a big heart throughout the story. She was willing to help the new Earl of Worthington that Worthington is more than just land to be sold off for vengeance.
Now Cal is out for blood. He's been hurt bad by the Dowager Countess of Worthington, and he figures that destroying everything the Dowager holds dear will help him gain what he desires. However, he never counted on meeting a girl like Julia, who is passionate about what she cares about. She slowly worms her way into his heart.
Totally loved The Worthington Wife. I love the heat that passes between Cal and Julia. Watching them made in a puddle of goo, but Julia stuck to her principles. However, you see Julia's best friend go through some changes throughout the story too. Sharon kept me wanting see what happen next. Now those who love Downton Abbey will love this story, because we do see more of the servants in this story than we had in the previous book. They actually play a huge part in the story, because they have a lot to fear for with the new Earl. Overall, The Worthington Wife was a page turner and I can't wait to see what else Sharon comes up with next. I hope it's Julia's younger sister or Cal's cousins.