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A grumbly, growly, filthy mouthed hero? Yes, please!
The Gist: Sometimes you just gotta throw out the rules and be bad. Filthy bad. So's the case for by-the-book Lieutenant Greer who's done resisting and ready to have his way with one of his oh-so-tempting police recruits. Yeah. He's thrown those rules way out the door this time. I really rather loved Greer. I have a soft spot for broken and growly. Just kinda does it for me. He's a stand up guy but a total hard ass. And Danika. She's a sassy fierce chick. She's a giver and just wants the people around her to be happy. They're both a bit of a handful but one I was very much on board with grabbing.
The two together. Lordy be! They are scorching. I love a hero who has a bit of a dirty mouth and lays it all out there and Greer. Oh good and proper Greer has one sexy mouth on him. Gives a girl some shivers! He's totally got the dominant thing going for him and, yeah, yall. Just...yeah. *fans self* It was fun watching them tap into their submissive/dominant tendencies.
I did enjoy the slight taboo of him being a police lieutenant and her being one of his new recruits in training. It wasn't too over the line and worked for me. I liked seeing them on the job and in training. Liked seeing them deal with their families and friends.
There was only one thing I wasn't totally on board with and that was towards the end. Danika screwed up, Greer reacted...and he wound up doing the big gesture with very little apology from Danika. I would have liked seeing her own up more to her part. Just getting tired of this kind of thing in romance where the heroine screws up and the hero is the one apologizing. Ah!
All in all. Sexy and sizzling! Disturbing His Peace was a deliciously dirty good time. ...more
A sexy hero, a sassy heroine and a bourbon distillery? Oh yeah. I had a good time with Barreled Over. There was a lot of yum happening here, yall.
The Gist: Country music star Ava Grace needs male fans and is teaming up with a bourbon distillery who's trying to up it's female customer base. Perfect solution! I mean, other than the undeniable urge to do filthy things to one of the sexy yet relationship wary distillery owners.
Oh Ava Grace and Beck. They had the hardest time figuring their shit out. Beck, mainly. He was gun shy. Well, his "gun" wasn't but he sure was. I loved them together, though. She's sweet, hard working, has a dynamic spirit you can't help but enjoy. A little naughty and determined to snag her man. And Beck. Hard working, sexy as all get out and totally conflicted. He's a good guy with a hard past and trouble trusting his heart.
And the steam! Hot damn! Yeah, these two went at it like bunnies and it was scorching hot! Woo! There was a naughty flirty vibe that was so fun! The dog jumped to his feet and dashed inside. Beck caught her eye and tilted his head toward the door. "You too. Inside."
"Careful now," she warned lightly. "You're not my master."
He muttered something under his breath... something that sounded a lot like thank God. I enjoyed watching them work together and getting to see all their time at on and off the job, too. Bits of her music and time spent at the distillery. Running errands and time at home.
Edit: I had one issue with the book and after submitting my review on Netgalley heard back from the author that she'd be revising the scene that troubled me. So I'm removing the previous bit of my review concerning that element.
All in all, Barreled Over was delicious start to what promises to be a fantastic series. The characters, the setting, the romance. Sutton proved once again what a wonderful storyteller and asset she is to the romance world....more
The Gist: Two artists--one in disguise--working on a mural for the church. And both struggling with their art in different ways.
Charlotte and Flynn were solid characters. I liked their chemistry and seeing them work together on the murals even when they were bickering and how the project changed them both. He'd lost his artistic inspiration after becoming jaded with the art community. And Charlotte is trying to break into the community as a serious artist even if she has to hide the fact she's a woman.
A little heat, a little drama, a big gesture. The two definitely had me in their corner and rooting for them both. All in all, a nice evening read, though, surprisingly Christmas free. ...more
I can't get enough of Cornwall's deliciously clever fairy tales with their Highland twist! And, yall, Enchanted by the Highlander left me enchanted as promised and completely smitten.
The Gist: Gillian is an agreeable lass so when her father promises her hand in marriage to his elderly friend...she goes along with things. There's a snag, though. Her heart belongs to another. The very man tasked with making sure she arrives at her arranged wedding safely. And who is entirely improper for her since he's *gasp* a sassenach! Oh, yall. There's gonna be some dramas. I loved Gillian and John. Completely. They're both far from how the world views them. Gillian isn't meek or quiet like her family believes. She's thoughtful and has a fire burning inside her that craves an adventure. And John. He's an outsider living in Scotland after his family disowned him but he's far from the scandalous rogue everyone believes. He's a good heart and a fighter who protects and provides for others even if they don't entirely trust him and his English blood. That whole pesky sassenach bit, ya know?
I adored them as a couple. That they saw through the outer wrappings and into the heart of each other. Saw all of the things others glanced over and missed. That they saw apparent weaknesses as strengths and character.
With danger and adventure hounding their every step across the country it was an exciting whirlwind of events that kept me on my toes and hoping these two could find their way despite everything thrown in their path.
All in all, another enchanting romance from Cornwall! Whenever I spend time in the world Cornwall's created I'm left delighted, satisfied and craving the next adventure she'll take me on. ...more
Resist Elizabeth Hoyt? Surely not! When I saw Once Upon a Maiden Lane? I was all ohmigosh! I neeeeeeded it!
And, oh, it made me smile. And tear up a little, too.
The Gist: Mistaken identity! Well, not really. But kinda. But not. lol Henry is browsing a bookstore and spots his fiance except...it's not her. *confusion!* The plain but intriguing maid he's spotted, though, might hold the answers to a decades old mystery surrounding a stolen little girl. She might also be his real fiance. Oh dear.
I loved Mary. She's solid and a little lost now that her life has been turned upside down and she's gone from maid to Lady. But she has such a heart. Innocent and witty. Fierce in her own ways. I felt so much for her for all she'd been through. And Henry. I adored him, too. I liked how he watched out for Mary when he could and all his handsome sexy bits. I enjoyed watching them get to know one another and how they tried to make the best of an uncomfortable situation.
It's a really quick novella of Mary learning how to be a Lady with the help of her new found family and her sexy new fiance. Goodness but a girl's life can change! There's a little danger and mystery and a bit of heat and steam. Some sweet romance and a heart warming happily ever after.
All in all, a sweet novella that touched the heart and gave me a little more of the Maiden Lane series I so crave. It was a nice, light, heartwarming novella and a wonderful addition to a much loved series....more