At this point I'm 63% into the story. Anyway, I'm still plowing through and loving the story far. I will have an updated revPosted on What I'm Reading
At this point I'm 63% into the story. Anyway, I'm still plowing through and loving the story far. I will have an updated review later this evening tomorrow morning. Anyway, I love the fact that it' not your typical romance. I mean who wouldn't want a night with a millionaire. We have Tess who is trying to do it all, she's a mom, works real hard and trying to put her kids first. She doesn't really have time for dating. She meets Miles he's amazing. Seriously, he's willing to work with her schedule and is willing to do anything to be part of her life. So, yeah at this point I'm loving the story. At the same time, I want to scream at Tess to give the man a chance, do he's willing to try. I will come back to you all later with the rest of my thoughts.
The update: Well, I liked the story. It was a pretty good read and different from most stories. However, Tess kind of drove me nuts toward the end. She was a bit too controlling for my taste. Granted I get that she's a single mom doing most of it on her own. In some ways she kind of brought it upon herself. I adore Miles, because he was a sweet guy and totally willing to work with her. Even her children liked him. However, I was glad her friends were a great sounding board for her to let her know she's was in the wrong. Anyway, a decent read, and I kind of can't wait to see the other divorcees have in store.
I was able to finished How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglas. Well, this story was an adorable read. We have Melody BryanPosted on What I'm Reading
I was able to finished How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglas. Well, this story was an adorable read. We have Melody Bryant who has been in love with her brother's best friend forever. However, Adam Foster is going to look after his best friend's little sister. Basically, Melody sets out to try to catch her Adam's attention with a makeover. Which works and so the story begins.
Of course, that's the over simplification of How to Seduce a Bad Boy. The first half is kind of too sweet for my taste. We are lacking the no you shouldn't be hanging out with the bad boy. Yes, they grew up as friends, because Adam is best friend's with her brother. There were times I had to put the book down, because it was too sweet. However, it wasn't until we got closer to the end that I did enjoy the story. Granted more drama appear and making it worth the time. I think the whole "oh no I shouldn't be with my bro's sister" became more real when her brother comes home. So, the story does pickup when the time table comes to the end.
Overall, it's a cute read. If you like stories that have behind closed doors love scenes this is your read. If you are a fan of best friend chasing friend's sister, hey you might like this one. It's a little slow at the beginning, and does progress about halfway through the story.
YAY! I have tackled another Blogger Shame book. However, I kind of cheated here, I ended up buying the audiobook and it wasPosted on What I'm Reading
YAY! I have tackled another Blogger Shame book. However, I kind of cheated here, I ended up buying the audiobook and it was good thing. Seriously, I would have given up on Better Homes and Hauntings a long time ago. It's not a bad story, but there's a lot going on in the story. SOOOO much going on, and at times it was a bit overwhelming. So, had I read this book and tried to keep up with what was going on, I would have thrown in the towel. So, I had an Audible book credit, and need of a book I decided to give this one a shot. I'm glad I did, otherwise this would be sitting my shelf for even longer.
If I was stuck reading this Better Homes and Hauntings, it would have been a hot mess. I'm sorry it would have been, but fortunately I had Amanda Ronconi doing the reading for me. YAY! Seriously, I love when she reads Molly Harpers work. They are a match made in heaven. Anyway. There's a lot going in this story. So here we go:
The Cast of Characters (They are an interregnal part of the story): Deacon Whitney: The Billionaire who hired everyone that most of the important characters in the story. He wants to restore the family home. Nina Linden: The landscaper. This is her first real chance to get her business off the ground. She has an ex-boss lurking in the background trying to ruin things for her. Cindy Ellis: Owner of Cinderella Cleaning Service. Hired to clean and organize the house. Jake Rumson: Best friend to Deacon, and chief architect. Dotty Whitney: Cousin to Deacon, wants to write a story about the family, and the sordid past. Catherine Whitney: Mistress of Crane's Nest a long time ago. People believed that she ran away from her husband to be with her lover. Gerald Whitney: Husband to Catherine. Jack Donovan: The architect of the Crane's Nest, and supposed the lover of Catherine. Rick Douglas: Former boss to Nina.
Basically you have to keep track of most of these characters and their inner thoughts. However, all there thoughts and feelings center around the past with the three key players: Catherine, Gerald, and Jack. Along with that something is causing issues on the Crane's Nest trying to stop them from solving a mystery. Yes, there are a couple of Scooby Doo references going on in this story.
Overall, Better Homes and Hauntings wasn't a bad read/listen, more like overload. I think story just had so much crammed into it that makes it a bit overwhelming. I love Molly's humor, but you have so much crammed in that it became hard to keep track everything. Along with that we have the past showing up, and we see bits and pieces of what was going on in the lives, and eventually we learn the truth of what truly happen. What happens in the past kind impacts the present day. We have a couple of love lines going in the story. We have Nina and Deacon budding romance, and Cindy and Jake's too. We learn that Jake and Cindy have past together. Nina and Deacon have a lot of similar interests, but afraid that their budding romance is influenced by the dark presence on the island. Dotty is there to them all figure out whats really going. A lot mashed into the story. Had I read this on my own, I probably would have decided to come back to a much later date. However, it was a fun listen. It works a lot better as an audiobook. There you have it.
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Where to begin on The Marquess and the Maiden, I mean I'm kind of all over the place with my thoughts on this story. I did like the story, and I also liked Harriet and Oliver. However, during the story Harriet started to get on my nerves about her insecurities, I can completely understand where they were coming from. Oliver hurt her pretty bad when he was trying to get his life back together and his state of mind wasn't thinking marriage. He was callous towards Harriet, so I could understand why she had a hard time believing Oliver would ever want a girl like her. However, Harriet closed herself off from everyone in a sense. It takes a lot for her to believe that Oliver wants her, she had her friends trying to convince her that he might actually want her. Even though I like Oliver, what he did to Harriet was callous, and he never thought of the repercussion of his actions. He had to work twice as hard to prove to Harriet. Trust me that takes a LONG time.
I liked this story, because we have to characters that are not perfect. They both have flaws, and they both have a hard time seeing the beauty. Oliver is described as a handsome man, and he works very hard. However, society sees him as a monster. He was a gruff recluse for sometime. While Harriet is a bright spot who is a little more curvaceous than the ideal society girl. She does get picked on for that, like Oliver gets talked about his back about his limp. The Marquess and the Maiden is a decent story. Harriet did drive me a little nuts at times with her insecurities, and I did enjoy Oliver trying to prove that he wanted her.
Hard Sell was an even better read than Hot Asset. I absolutely love the enemies to lovers troupe. They make the best reads,Posted on What I'm Reading
Hard Sell was an even better read than Hot Asset. I absolutely love the enemies to lovers troupe. They make the best reads, because they are at each other throats and something happens they are in love. Hard Sell is a fantastic read, because Matt and Sabrina aren't really friends, but have mutual friends. Plus, they have a history, which gives them issues to start off with. So, we have enemy to lovers, and pretend relationship. Talk about the best of both worlds.
Basically, the blurb talks about Matt and he has no trouble finding women, but he has a scandal that makes the Sam's question if they should keep him. Now Matt needs to find someone that can fix his image, and he knows the perfect person, Sabrina. Sabrina is known as the best fixer, and she's doing this favor for a friend, not because Matt asked. At first it's a bit rough, I mean they have an interesting relationship. Suddenly lines start to cross and it definitely gets interesting.
Hard Sell was pure joy to read. I had a fun time watching these two avoid tearing each other apart and slowly realize they are perfect for one another. I can't wait for Kennedy and Katie's story. Now that should be another good one to read. If you love that fake relationship, and enemies to lovers read you will have found a winner with Matt and Sabrina in Hard Sell.
First off, let me say I love Lauren Layne's writing, but I'm not a huge fan of friends-to-lovers romance. Here's why, friendPosted on What I'm Reading
First off, let me say I love Lauren Layne's writing, but I'm not a huge fan of friends-to-lovers romance. Here's why, friends-to-lovers plot line can so awkward, because you don't know if you want to cross that line. If you cross that line you cannot return the place you were once at. So, we find Brit and Hunter at this perilous journey in I Think I Love You. Boy it was soooo awkward. However, I think it was made super awkward when Brit basically asked Hunter teacher her be a man-eater. Okay, she didn't say those words, but she wants to know how to catch the right kind of gentleman. Again the perils friends path in jeopardy.
As awkward it was to read the first half of the book, Lauren does capture the readers attention. She does make the story fun to read, with oh my gawd kind of moments, which makes the reads laugh at the situation. Those who have been with the series since the beginning are going to enjoy this story. Those who are picking up the series for the first time are still going to like story. Even though there's a lot of secondary characters in the story from previous books, you don't lose the focus which happens to be on Brit and Hunter. So, if you are one of those people who love that friends-to-lovers story, if will be one don't want to miss. Those who been the series from the get go you don't want leave before you finally get see Brit and Hunter together in I Think I Love You. Overall, it was a fun read. I was laughing and yes biting my nails at some point wondering if Hunter was going to man up and take charge of the situation.
During the week of July 18-22, I did the One and Only read-alone. It was neat to see what others thought of the story as I rPosted on What I'm Reading
During the week of July 18-22, I did the One and Only read-alone. It was neat to see what others thought of the story as I read. Now, my thoughts for reading One and Only by Jenny Holiday. Overall, it was an all right read. I had a little trouble with the story, it wasn't the main characters fault, it was a the bride's fault. Oh my goodness, I wanted to beat the crap out of her, because she was so extreme. Bridezilla would be an understatement for her. Now if the story was solely on Cameron and Jane I would probably loved the story. When they were out doing stuff together and getting to know one another, it was a pretty good story. The times we had the bride pop in, "I was like, NOOOOOO!"
When the focus was solely on Cameron and Jane, I had a lot of fun. I mean Cameron was reckless, but you learn the reason why he was reckless. Everyone expected him to be a screw up, but Jane started to see through his facade. Jane got stuck with Cameron, playing the babysitter. As the story started to progress, Jane enjoyed her time with Cameron.
Like I said One and Only was a pretty enjoyable read, except when I wanted to throat punch the bride. I did love the time between Jane and Cameron. I'm curious on what's going to happen to the other bridesmaids. Anyway, for the most part it was a cute read.
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Talk about a fun read. Oh my goodness, I totally had fun reading Rumor Has It. So, we have two people who are probably the lPosted on What I'm Reading
Talk about a fun read. Oh my goodness, I totally had fun reading Rumor Has It. So, we have two people who are probably the least likely to be together trying to fake a relationship. First off, we have Catarina Everhart. She's career driving and wants to be the best journalist she can be, and here she gets stuck with Barrett Fox who she sees as a joke. Basically, they have to fake a relationship, and it's to help Barrett get back to what he loved. Barrett says such outlandish things to Catarina that completely fluster her.
We have fun loving Barrett who got himself in a bit of a pickle, and he's finally picking himself back up. He has to work with the super serious Catarina. This makes great news. As they get to know one another they are to realize that maybe they would make a pretty good couple.
The banter between these to is absolutely fun, and totally make it worth a read. I love how this story was written. It starts off with Barrett going to his ex-girlfriend to tell her how he screwed and how he can fix the situation with Catarina. The main story is Catarina and Barrett came together and fell apart. It was a story I couldn't put down. Yes, there were a little surprises here and there. Yes, it's part of a series, and it can be read as a stand-alone. So, if you are need a little fun, and craziness, Rumor Has It would be a good pick.
Okay, I normally love Callie Hutton, but The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an okay read. Towards the end I like the story,Posted on What I'm Reading
Okay, I normally love Callie Hutton, but The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an okay read. Towards the end I like the story, because it was what I was expecting to read. However, we have the rest of the story. Basically, The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth is kind of like a mystery story. It does have some twist and turns in the story.
We have Charlotte who ran away from her employer's son, and created a new life in London, weird things start to happen. *Spoiler* Honestly, I thought the weird things that were happening we because of the son of the previous employer, but it's not. Actually, this is where the plot twist comes into play. She hires a handsome PI, and tries not feel any attachment to him. So, throughout the story, they are trying to figure out who is out to get her. Later in the story we have previous employer's son trying to get her.
The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an all right story. I think I would have enjoyed the story more had it focus more on the previous employer's son trying to get her, I would have been happy. However, we had a huge plot twist that kind of confused me. Hey there are others who absolutely loved this story, and you might be one of those people. However, it wasn't a story I love. I did like the ending, because it was what I was expecting in this read. There you have it.
I tried. I couldn't do it. I do like Julia London's books, but I just couldn't do read this book. When you physically want to harm the heroine in theI tried. I couldn't do it. I do like Julia London's books, but I just couldn't do read this book. When you physically want to harm the heroine in the story, it's not a good mix. How do I put this delicately? Lottie drove me nuts. Whenever she open her mouth I wanted to strangle her or throat punch her. She was a bit obnoxious, and I'm all for hanging her for what she did to Aulay. Just cause she's beautiful doesn't make what she did okay. We see that Julia try to make sympathy for Lottie, but I wasn't having it. So, I figure I should stop while I'm ahead. I made it about 35%. Aulay, I liked him for the most part, but most of the time it was Lottie trying to get a handle of a situation they shouldn't have even attempted.
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Fans of Bachelor/Bachelorette Lauren Layne has a book for you with Runaway Groom. Meet Gage Barrett who has been dubbed in HPosted on What I'm Reading
Fans of Bachelor/Bachelorette Lauren Layne has a book for you with Runaway Groom. Meet Gage Barrett who has been dubbed in Hollywood as the runaway groom, now he will renounce his ways by entering a reality show called Jilted where he will select his bride and marry her. Sounds like made for reality tv sensation. Don't worry you will get your fill of crazies, some of those crazies, I mean contestants will do anything to be Gage's woman. However, there is one who isn't in it to win Gage's heart, oh no she wants to promote her tee shirt business and get out fast, so we meet Ellie Wright.
If you have seen The Bachelor/Bachelorette it's quite similar, but with a few little twist here and there. Not only that you see Gage and Ellie develop a friendship during all this craziness. It does get a little crazy, and the ending had me going what the heck. However, Lauren totally makes the wait worth it.
You won't be disappointed with Lauren's latest book, she will have you laughing out loud, and having a hoot of a time. Lauren's are the perfect books for when you need a pick me up. So, yeah! In need of fun and a groom that is on a run, but now trap, look no further and take a wild ride with Gage on finding everlasting love on Jilted through Runaway Groom.
First off, The Crown Prince's Bride is an adorable read. It's the second book, and you don't have to read The Playboy PrincePosted on What I'm Reading
First off, The Crown Prince's Bride is an adorable read. It's the second book, and you don't have to read The Playboy Prince and the Nanny. However, I would still recommend reading it, because you actually see how far Raoul has come. In the first book he was pretty devastated, and he's finally finding himself after his loss. He's slowly realizing he wants to move on. He starts noticing Stephani. Now Stephani has been there the whole time, and she's always wanted someone like Raoul.
We see a budding romance between Raoul and Stephani. It's adorable, because they don't know if they want to pursue the relationship. I mean it could get a little awkward. First off, Stephani was cousin to his decease wife, and she's also his personal assistant. Feelings are a little complicated. Mainly Raoul is facing a personal battle of should he move on or not.
Like I said The Crown Prince's Bride is an adorable read. Not much in the drama department. Plus, it's a fairly quick read. So, if you are in the mood for something light and sweet, The Crown Prince's Bride is calling your name.
What can I say about His Best Mistake? So, we have Mark Matthews and he works at Shillings. He's also a single father to GinPosted on What I'm Reading
What can I say about His Best Mistake? So, we have Mark Matthews and he works at Shillings. He's also a single father to Ginny. We don't see a lot of Ginny in the story. We also meet Daisy O'Rourke she's an officer of the law. Everyone has been trying to get Mark and Daisy together, because they think they would be sooooo perfect together. They kind of are, because they are both emotional damage from losing a loved one. Both are afraid to love again, because they don't want to feel the devastating effects again. Both of them are in somewhat risky jobs, she's a cop, and he's in security. Okay, His Best Mistake is a pretty straightforward kind of read. Yes, they have their ups and downs, because they are both trying to conquer their feelings about the past. I liked Mark a lot. He was sweet and understanding, while Daisy I struggle. I truly struggled with her. I wanted to go really, do you have to be that way he was just asking a question. She was kind of rude to Mark here and there, and she knew she was in the wrong.
Overall, His Best Mistake was an okay kind of read. There were things I loved, like at the beginning when he was super sympathetic. Oh my gosh, totally a keeper kind of guy. She drove me kind of crazy. It might be her profession and have to prove that she's just as good as the guys. Anyway, I did like their overall chemistry. An all right read.
I have decided to take up the Blogger Shame Challenge again. This time I set my bar a little low, this way I can accomplishPosted on What I'm Reading
I have decided to take up the Blogger Shame Challenge again. This time I set my bar a little low, this way I can accomplish it, and if I read more than my four it will be bonus. First up is Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe. Now I feel really shameful for waiting so long on reading this title, because it was pretty good. Even though it dealt with some heavy subjects in the story, it was still a pretty good read.
Okay, Wild Heat was probably not the best choice to read right after holidays, but I wanted to tackle my shame. Yes, the story dealt with some heavy topics like recovering from an eating disorder, emotion/physical abuse, and finding oneself. So, yeah that's a lot to take in.
We have Caitlin Grant (Kitty), who has come back to her hometown beaten and trodden, and looking for a fresh start. All she has is her grandma and great aunts. This is extremely hard for her. In someways she would like to make amends with her best friend Tack MacKinnon, but has a huge chip on his shoulder from the last time he saw her. However, the more time he spends with he feels like a dick, and he should. When she needed a friend to step in her life, he ditched her, because his ego was bruised. So, they have to find a way to heal from the damage that was caused eight years.
Let me tell you my heart tore to pieces, every time Kitty would make progress, then Tack would say something callus and she would shut down. He's guarding his heart from Kitty, because he doesn't want to feel the heartbreak like the first time. We have a little emotional pull going on in the story. Eventually, they do get together, more like to fulfill an itch. Of course, they are both fighting the feelings that are place before them.
I really liked Kitty. She described herself as a shattered vase glue together. Right there, you just want to make sure she gets a happy ending. As much as I liked Tack there were times I wanted to beat him, because he would hurt Kitty, not intentionally, but still. There were times I wasn't a Tack fan. I'm glad he realize he was being an idiot at times. Overall, yes this was a pretty good read. Definitely, a rough read at times. So, if you don't mind it being a little emotional overwhelming at times, you might consider Wild Heat.
Okay, The Ones Who Got Away is a little different Roni's kinktastic reads. In some ways its a bit subdue, but still a prettyPosted on What I'm Reading
Okay, The Ones Who Got Away is a little different Roni's kinktastic reads. In some ways its a bit subdue, but still a pretty good read. Basically, we have these group of kids that forged a bond after a terrible mass shooting 12 years and came back to do a documentary which happens to be a title of the book. The story introduces these people, but focuses on Olivia (Liv) Arias and Finn Dorsey. We also meet Rebecca Lindt, Kincaid Breslin, and Taryn Landry. These girls form and unlikely friendship after the shooting, and they are there for Liv when she needed them most in the story.
The Ones Who Got Away was a pretty heavy story. I mean with the past, and the past looms over Liv and Finn's head through the most of the book that it makes you wonder if they are ever going to move pass the past. In some ways the past is cock blocking their relationship. However, Liv is willing to take a chance for a taste, and so we see Liv and Finn working on something. Both of them suffer from PTSD that does causes issue with moving forward.
Anyway, the story is a pretty deep for a read, but was a pretty good read. At times it's a little slow, but I think had Liv and Finn rushed to bed it would have ruined the story. They are both pretty damage, and they helped one another to move pass the tragedy. I'm curious on how Roni moves the characters forward, and how the tragedy impacted their lives. Especially Rebecca's, because she mentions in this story that Jeremy was gunning for her, but why. Those questions will be hopefully answered in the next book. 🤞
Totally loved the cover of Dirty Scoundrel, and I also heard good things about this story, so it was a heck yeah. I didn't kPosted on What I'm Reading
Totally loved the cover of Dirty Scoundrel, and I also heard good things about this story, so it was a heck yeah. I didn't know what I was getting into when I started to read. All I heard was the hero was a bit of a jerk. Okay, I have a weakness for jerky heroes that redeem themselves by the end.
Okay, Clay Price is a real jerk at the beginning, but you know what I can understand where he was coming from. Deep down he wasn't an a-hole hero. I don't think he knows how to be one. Anyway, he went into Natalie Weston's home turf to show her who was boss and give her what she was missing, and leave. Yes, that sounds really bad. His intentions are pretty awful, but deep down he's a good guy, just a dumbass for a bit.
Natalie is pretty sweet, and still the same person, but has falling on hard times. She can't refuse Clay's indecent proposal, because it would give her the stability she hasn't had in years.
I liked Dirty Scoundrel, because both Natalie and Clay feel that they are the injured party, and technically they are due to someone else's machinations. They don't realize at the time. However, they both needed to grow and mature. I like how they eventually figure out what the heck happen and where their love went wrong. I like this second chance revenge love story. Yes, Clay went into planning to be dick, and prove he doesn't need Natalie. Natalie is a victim during this story. I felt so bad for her, she was a pawn. Fortunately, everything works out, and all the wrongs are rectify. Overall, Dirty Scoundrel was a pretty good read, and there are some heartbreaking moments. However, a satisfying read. I can't wait for more in this series.
A Scottish Lord for Christmas was probably the gut wrenching of all the Sins and Scandals series. So, we have Lady Rowena PePosted on What I'm Reading
A Scottish Lord for Christmas was probably the gut wrenching of all the Sins and Scandals series. So, we have Lady Rowena Pepperwirth, she's the younger sister Milly. She's sweet, biddable, and about to enter her first season. Everything is new and exciting, but she catches the eye of Lord Forres. Quinn MacCauley needs to find a wife to raise his daughter, and fill some other needs. He's taken by Rowena and how much she cares for his daughter. His goal is to make her his wife and keep her at arms length. However, there is one problem, Rowena is the kind of person to love everyone with her whole heart. Plus, she's willing to take on the challenge of healing Quinn with her love.
Oh man, see where this can break your heart. We have one who is willing take a chance on love, and the other too scare to love again. A Scottish Lord for Christmas is a fairly fast read, and with little conflict other Quinn battling his feelings for Rowena. After all he never wants to forget his first love. Can he learn to love Rowena the way she's meant to be love or is he going to suck the life out of her. It doesn't help that his servants want to continue to honor the memory of his first wife. They are a bit nasty to Rowena. Fortunately, she has his daughter and his sister on her side. Overall, a pretty good read. Mainly a sweet one too.
Okay, I haven't finished the book, but I'm almost done. So, far I'm loving this series. Each full length story has been entePosted on What I'm Reading
Okay, I haven't finished the book, but I'm almost done. So, far I'm loving this series. Each full length story has been entertaining. This one you have Willie who is trying to start fresh, but it's a little hard when your strap for cash. She meets the dashing Dante, but he's trying to get the same thing as her. EEK! Oh boy is it starting to get complicated. I'm at a point where it's getting GOOD! Seriously, they have been skirting around one another, but now it's getting so good. I should have more later this evening.
Update: I finally finished The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger. That is seriously a mouthful to say. Yes, I did enjoyed the book. Normally I would use the title again, but that is a lot of words for a title. Anyway, it was a pretty good adventure. Like I said Willie is after a fresh start and she believes obtaining a picture that was once in her possession was the only way to do it. However, she didn't count on encounter a charming, delectable young man to skew her view. Now Dante is actually a stick in a mud, but he seems to bring out the charm on Willie. At first he's acting, but his sister notices that it's a bit more than that, after all big sisters know everything. So, we have them developing a friendship. Not only that they are taking a group of Americas on a trip through Europe. Willie's plans definitely go askew as the book progresses. Situations develop with Dante, but we can't have an easy happy every after. We need both of these characters to grow, and in order to grow they need each other, and help of the other ladies on this journey.
This story was a lot of fun. I mean Willie and Dante are great together. I also like the secondary characters, because they add more depth to the story. They were also there to give Willie companionship she needed. Yes, Willie and Dante both have convoluted plans to get the painting that they both deem belongs to one another. Dante does some stupid things in the story, and his sister points out, after all that is her right as an older sister. However, he definitely redeems himself at the end. Overall, if you are looking for adventure, The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger might be the adventure you are looking for.
All right, I finished Third Son's a Charm, I have to say it wasn't a bad read. The beginning was a little slow, but I thinkPosted on What I'm Reading
All right, I finished Third Son's a Charm, I have to say it wasn't a bad read. The beginning was a little slow, but I think it has to do with the fact we are outlining the series in the first chapter. We meet a few of the men that will be in the series, so that tends to drag the story a little. However, it's important to establish the series. We do get a better chance to meet Lorraine and Ewan.
Lorraine is a flighty, and silly at times. Then we meet Ewan who silent and broody. However, they seem to balance one another out. At times Lorraine is a little to silly for me, and I can handle silly. Yet, I have a soft spot for Ewan. The poor guy was looked down upon, because he couldn't read. However, he isn't stupid like his family assumes. Man his family needs to be knocked upside their heads. Anyway, he's quite smart, but in his own way. So, Ewan has to keep Lorraine from his sniveling cousin. By the way isn't an easy task. While this is going on there is a secondary love story going on, a second chance romance. It adds a little to the story, but not a lot. Basically gives the Duke and Duchess a second chance on their marriage.
Overall, Third Son's a Charm was an all right read. There were times it was a little slow, but I think was to help build for more in the series. I adore Ewan, because he was a decent guy. Lorraine was a bit flighty, but she wasn't too bad. I'm kind of curious to see who will fall next and how the series will progress.
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One of the main reasons I wanted to read this book, because it sounded interesting. The other reason was the author's name lPosted on What I'm Reading
One of the main reasons I wanted to read this book, because it sounded interesting. The other reason was the author's name looked familiar, but this is my first book I've read by her. Anyway, I enjoyed Deal Breaker, because Tara two people who dealt with the tragedy September 11, and have them cross paths. So, we have Nixie and Nash who have similar feelings, and have them cross each others paths. We have Nash who doesn't really care about anyone but himself being drawn to someone who is need of desperate help. We have Nixie who has been burned by a person who supposedly loved her, but used her, and she has no desire to saved.
I enjoyed this story. I thought it was pretty good. I love the interaction between Nixie and Nash. Nash is trying to be the hero to Nixie, and she wants nothing to do with him. She fears that Nash is like her ex-boyfriend, which nobody should ever assume anything. However, there was a part in the story that made me want to stop reading, because the thought of what could have happen made me gag. Honestly, I didn't want another complication that could have made Nash and Nixie getting together a little harder. They were facing an uphill battle already I didn't want another hill. Made it pass that point, and so glad that I did. I know I seem like I'm rambling, and I probably am, but I did like the story. I liked that these two had something similar to bring them close together. I'm glad Nash woke up from his fog of life. He was living in the fog for sometime until Nixie snapped him out of it. These two are actually pretty good together. Nash had to work extremely hard to get Nixie to trust him. By the end of the story I was rooting for these two. I hope that Nash's sister in law does get her own story, because I think she needs some happiness, even though I'm not a big fan of hers. She's part of the reason I almost stopped in the middle of the story. Overall, a pretty good story.
Where to beginning, because An Ex for Christmas was a fun read. Then again, Lauren Layne usually knows how to make a fun reaPosted on What I'm Reading
Where to beginning, because An Ex for Christmas was a fun read. Then again, Lauren Layne usually knows how to make a fun read. So, we have Kelly Byrne. She definitely has quirks. I mean she believes in fate, superstitions, and cosmos. Not the most logical girl, but sweet. So when she hears that she has met her true love, she decides to revisit her ex-boyfriends. Seriously, who thinks this is a good idea, there's a reason why they are an ex. Basically we go on a wild ride with Kelly to find her true love. Along for the ride is her best friend Mark. Poor Mark. He gets a front row seat to this train wreck. By the way, tracking down exes is a train wreck waiting to happen.
I love the writing style of this story. We get front row seat to Kelly's adventure on revisiting some of the exes that make the cut. Along the way she learns some things, but doesn't fully grasps the info until towards the end. I adore Mark throughout this whole story, because he puts up with Kelly's craziness, and almost misses out on the best thing in her life. Seriously, this an adorable holiday read. Probably the funnest one I have read so far. I mean who doesn't want to take a wild trip on revisiting ex-boyfriends during Christmas. By the way, Kelly gets a little crazy with the mistletoe. Anyway, you don't want to miss this holiday caper.
First off, Totally His was super adorable. I haven't read the first two books, but this can stand as a standalone. The storyPosted on What I'm Reading
First off, Totally His was super adorable. I haven't read the first two books, but this can stand as a standalone. The story focuses on Sophie Birch and Finn Kelly. There's so much going on in this story. We have Sophie who doesn't have any desire to be part of a big family, or really any relationship. Which is completely understandable with the background she has, I mean her father is a user. He preys on innocent, unsuspecting people to be the biggest mooch. He used his daughter. I wished Sophie used her kick boxing skills on her father, and I would have been like you go girl. Seriously, the dude needed to be dropped kicked. He totally manipulated the situation with Sophie. I'm not kidding I would have cut ties with my dad. My family knows where I stand on stuff like this, so to see Sophie willing to bend to her father whims was a struggle. In some aspects I struggle with Sophie. Then we have Finn who comes from this massive family. They are in everybody's business, but they love it. They are a family of helpers, which intrigues Frank (Sophie's father). However, Frank should never had tangled with involved families, they can be big and scary. Anyway, Frank and Sophie's relationship isn't a healthy one. Sophie kind of enables her father. Fortunately, she has Finn who is willing to fight for her.
For the most part Totally His is an adorable. I had a few issues whenever, Frank would enter the picture. Then again, I wanted to do bodily harm to the man. I would have cheered on anyone who decked the guy, because he needed to be put in his place. I love Sophie and Finn's romance. I mean Finn had to work hard to even get pass Sophie's aversion to feeling like she needed help. She didn't want be like her father. Overall, a pretty good read.
At the end of The Negotiator I was super excited that Sawyer's brother was going to get his own story. It was pretty much toPosted on What I'm Reading
At the end of The Negotiator I was super excited that Sawyer's brother was going to get his own story. It was pretty much told in the epilogue. I mean Hudson was fun loving, easy going, complete opposite of his brother. So, it sounded like it would be a win. However, The Charmer was a bit slow at the get go. I found myself a little detached from the story at times. Eventually, the story did pick up.
Anyway, we have Hudson Carlyle who is the charmer, but he also harbor's a secret from his family. He has a secret life that he promised his father he wouldn't do at all. So, he's living with the guilt of keeping the secret that he's a pretty awesome painter. Then we have Felicia Hartigan who has been mooning over her brother's best friend, and she feels this is the year to get him. Basically, Hudson decides to try to help her get the guy she wants, but secretly keep her to himself in the long run. Sounds like a fixin' of a good fun romantic comedy. However, it kind of comes up short for me. Like I said it took a little time to get into the story. I enjoyed Hudson, and for the first time in his life he's kind of at a lost when the girl doesn't fall to his feet. Felicia is has her mind single to the one man she longs for, but slowly realizes that he's not right for her. So, she's face with the challenge of trying to get the right man for her, but he's kind of dense about it. Granted, she did kept saying that she's after the other guy, so yeah I could see why he would be in disbelief.
Anyway, The Charmer was an okay read. It was cute in the ways of romantic comedies. There are some hot little scenes. However, I'm actually looking forward to reading Felicia's brother's best friend's book, now that one sounds promising, at least I hope it happens. Seriously, the two people can't stand one another. Anyway, Hudson and Felicia are adorable together once everything is said and done.
The best way to describe this read is gut-wrenching, but absolutely amazing. Seriously, I love this story even as much as itPosted on What I'm Reading
The best way to describe this read is gut-wrenching, but absolutely amazing. Seriously, I love this story even as much as it tore me apart. I mean we have Crystal/Ellie who has falling some hard times. I mean life has giving her a crappy hand and she's barely hanging on. Then we have Gabe who is barely holding on, but he's slowly managing it. So, comes together to broken people who basically heal one another. Gabe couldn't stand being touched, but I probably would feel the same thing if I was abducted at a young age and barely my escape. He's fairly well adjusted for all the crap he went through. Then we have Crystal who is living day by day. Yes, she's a stripper, and she has a tough outer shell. Deep down she's softy.
Anyway, we take a journey with these two as they heal one another. Let me tell you this roller coaster of a read wasn't easy. Seriously, Mia had me turning inside out with these characters. Crystal isn't an easy person, but Gabe tries to be understanding, especially when she's being a witch to him. I loved this story. I thought it was a beautifully written, but rough. Oh so rough. There were times Ellie and Gabe wouldn't get together. I did love how Crystal started to trust Gabe enough to give her real name. Now I kind of hope to get a story for his brother, because there are somethings that happen in the story I would like to know about.
Now Most of All You isn't going to be for everyone. Some might find a little too much, because there is a lot going on in the story. I do think it's kind of worth try, but that's my opinion. There are lot of dark subjects going on in the story, but I think it enriches the story. So, if you are willing to take a chance on Most of All You, you might enjoy the story.
A couple of days ago I finished Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery. I actually wanted to read this story, because cover isPosted on What I'm Reading
A couple of days ago I finished Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery. I actually wanted to read this story, because cover is soooo adorable. However, the story was an all right read. We have Carol Lund, who was a bit of a downer. After awhile you kind of get tired of her saying she's not so special, and the boy next door isn't going to ever be in love with her. Then we have the player next door, Mathias Mitchell. He has many issues they all stem from his family. He's a bit of commit phobic, and this is the reason he's friend zone Carol. However, he's trying hard to fight his feelings for Carol. Actually, I liked Mathias a lot. Also in the story we follow Carol's sister and the Duke. I actually like their storyline a lot better than main story line. I kind of wish the story focused more on Violet and Ulrich; oh well.
Like I said it wasn't a bad read. I felt a little down as I was reading Carol's head. However, I did like her interaction with Millie, the giraffe. I also liked how they were trying to get Millie some friends that was sweet of them all. Anyway, Second Chance Girl was an all right read to me. I think the town is a bit adorable, so I'm willing to continue on with the series.
I finally finished Caught by the Scot and I have to say that it was pretty fun to read through most of the story. There werePosted on What I'm Reading
I finally finished Caught by the Scot and I have to say that it was pretty fun to read through most of the story. There were parts where it became a little longwinded. Towards the end I wanted Conner and Thea together at a certain point the story carried on with more antics.
Anyway, we have Conner who has found that he and his brother stand to inherit their family lands and stuff, but there is a stipulation they must married and good standing women. Otherwise the stuff will go to a rival clan. Eek! Conner believes he has the perfect girl, Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe . I mean what could go wrong. Basically, he lallygags, and finds out she's decided to elope with a local Squire. Crap. I know. Now he's off to stop that wedding. Thea has decided she's tired of waiting for Conner to actually she her, so she decided to take the next best thing. Honestly, this quite a entertaining. We have Conner trying to convince Thea she's doing the wrong thing, and at the same time offer himself as the better offer. Oh goody.
There are array of characters that beginning to popup as Conner tries to stop this wedding. Picture this as a romantic comedy of errors. I enjoyed the story for the most part. However, I felt that story started to drag a little towards the end, but mostly a good read. I actually like how Conner's ego took a nosedive. It needed to be brought down a peg or two. I liked how decided she wasn't going to wait around for Conner to wake up to see her for real. Overall, Caught by the Scot is a light fun read as they gallivant towards Gretna Green. So, if you are in the mood for a light fun read, Caught by the Scot might be your kind of read.
First off, my favorite shifter is dragon. I mean they are super cool. They're awesome, so I always get excited when I get aPosted on What I'm Reading
First off, my favorite shifter is dragon. I mean they are super cool. They're awesome, so I always get excited when I get a chance to read a dragon shifter book. Seriously. Anyway, Lauren Smith brings to us her version on dragon shifters in Grigori. In this story, she unveils dragons set in Russia. Granted she mentions others, but the focus is on these brothers in Russia.
Basically, Grigori starts off with Madelyn Haynes trying to find information on dragons, and if they were real at one time. However, she stumbles upon a book that lands her in the arms of Grigori. Grigori is trying to keep his family secret or at least the dragon side. When he goes after Madelyn he feels this pull that he can't explain.
Anyway, Lauren does a pretty good job with introducing us to her ideas of dragons in the world. I liked Grigori and Madelyn. There are perils that are unknown when they get together. Things are reveal about Madelyn that she didn't even know. Overall, I liked how we are introduce to Barvino family. I also like Lauren was able use parts of history to fill the story. I thought it was a pretty good read. However, something happen in the story, and I wonder if Grigori actually dealt with it, or it's going to left alone and no longer part of the story, or will it come back to haunt them. Anyway, I can't wait to see what happens in the next story when we get to meet the exile brother.
Oh boy Thief's Mark is probably not the story to have started with in the series. Yep, I giant head to desk moment. Don't gePosted on What I'm Reading
Oh boy Thief's Mark is probably not the story to have started with in the series. Yep, I giant head to desk moment. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a bad book, but definitely not one to start where I did. Yes, these characters are way established. Come on they are on their honeymoon by the time I'm starting. However, I was intrigued by the cover. Okay, totally love the cover. Yes, this is one of my downfalls. Second downfall would be starting a book that is not the beginning of a series. By the way, definitely recommend don't do that for this series. Seriously, a big fat don't.
Yes, I was extremely slow on the uptake here. Yes, I did have a little trouble keeping up on all the things going on in the story. Like in the blurb they were pretty much everywhere in the story trying to solve the case. Totally sucked for Emma and Collin, because they were on their honeymoon, but they needed to help Oliver before he got into more trouble.
Overall, not a bad story. Again, I probably should have read the previous books in the series to see how Emma and Collin worked together, as we know I didn't. Who knows, I might checkout the previous books from the library to see if I like the series. As a team I think I like Emma and Collin, they seem like they work well together.