Friday, March 29, 2013
I loved this book, the way Ms Bradford described Fantome or Moniseur le Gros I had to laugh out loud. I wanted to go buy a white dog just so I could name him Fantome. This book was cute and romantic and had me laughing.
This book is like a soap opera. First we have Lady Dianna Wylder who is unmarried and has a wild streak. Her mother arranges a marriage between Lady Dianna and Lord Crump who is opposite of Dianna. Lord Crump just wants a son and doesn’t really want to be married. Dianna’s mother hopes that the marriage to Lord Crump can change her daughter. Then we have the Duke of Sheffield and his dog Fantome. The king has requested that Sheffield marry due to a scandal in France. His family has arranged it for him to marry Lady Enid Lattimore. The problem is Enid is in love with Dr. Joshua Pullings, her brother’s tutor.
Sheffield and Dianna have a chance meeting in the park. They both realize that they are similar in so many ways. Sheffield devises a plan to pretend to be engaged to Enid. When the time comes Joshua and Enid can be together on his estate. All the while Dianna is engaged to Crump and to please him she starts to change and Sheffield hates it. He wants the girl back that he met in the park. Sheffield arranges for Dianna to be a chaperon for Enid. This allows Enid to spend time with Joshua and Sheffield to spend time with Dianna.
Dianna knows that Crump is all wrong for her but her family won’t listen to her. She wants to marry for love and she realizes that she found it in Sheffield. Sheffield knows that Crump is wrong for her and goes out of his way to prove it, while pretending to be engaged. Sheffield’s family tells him repeatedly to stay away from Dianna. When Dianna and Sheffield realize how much they have in common and that they love each other. They run away and get married so no one can keep them apart.
I LOVED LOVED this book. Ms Stewart did such an amazing job with all the details and the storyline. I could see the old mohair couch. I want to go find St Dennis and eat the ice cream. This is a great book for anyone who wants to get away in a book. Go to St Dennis! I know I am going to be buying her other books so I can go back.
Ellis/Ellie Chapman had everything she could ever want. She grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth. She worked for her father’s company and was engaged to be married, she had it all. That was until the day her world fell out from beneath her. She found out that her father and her finance had been swindling billions from his own company. Everything she had and knew was taken to repay all the investors. The only thing that she had left was the house in St Dennis.
Ellis decided to change her name to Ellie Ryder when she got to Maryland. She didn’t want people to judge her on the sins of her father. According to her mother’s will, she had to stay in the house for 6 months without selling it or any of the contents. Ellie was used to having things done for her, so learning that the house needed a lot of work was hard.
Enter Cameron O’Conner the local contractor. He wanted Lilly’s house more than anything and was shocked to find Ellie in it. When Ellie found out that Cameron had been taking care of the place and wanted to buy it, she was thrilled. He would have to wait the 6 months without knowing who Ellie really was and why she was there.
Sparks begin to fly between the two as they begin to fix the house up together. Having all her money taken by the Feds, she could only pay him in duck decoys. Ellie soon realizes that this town and the people don’t judge on the sins of the father. Ellie becomes the guardian of the 13 year old sister she never knew she had. They begin to make a home out of Lilly’s house and become a family.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sophia is in love with the Earl of Clivesden who Julia can't stand. While Sophia is hoping and praying that the Earl will one day notice her and ask for her hand in marriage, the Earl sets his sights on Julia.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband.
Now the producers want this poster child for bad behavior to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees to the project. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again, and to fight for the right things this time around. He believes in the fire in Maddy’s whisky eyes and the passion that ignites the air between them. This bad-boy heartbreaker wants a last shot to be redeemed by the only thing that matters: Maddy’s love.
Divorce is never easy...and neither is realizing your still madly in love with your ex spouse. And yeah it doesn't help when you come back into contact and have to play nice, while trying to hide from your past. But you always have to remember, no matter how are we try our pasts do always come back and "bite us in the back side". Molly did an amazing job in this book, the emotions of her characters really jumped off the page. Brought me to a couple of times to tears. Just remember we always get a second chance at true love, weather it be someone new or someone from the past. Just remember time changes people and it is always for the best. So if you want to see how Madelyn and Billy work out and find out what was haunting them from the past, then open this book and see for yourself.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.
When Zelda's neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor's death was murder. It's not too long before she's in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she's unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?
This book is absolutely thrilling! I could not put it down, and wow was there a lot of twist and turns. Who would have thought that a born matchmaker who has commitment issues be able to handle trying to bring couples together and also having to solve a murder mystery. This is definitely a series I am going to be sinking my teeth into. Gladie is one interesting girl and it will be interesting to see who she is going to pick...the hunky police chief or the mysterious man next door.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, remembers little of Miss Elena Barnes beyond her slight build, mousy character, and bookish ways. Her unavoidable presence at Carrington House would be inconvenient, true, but a woman could hardly prove enough of a distraction to interfere with what was the most important case of Dash’s life—ferreting out the monster who’d murdered a dear friend’s mother many year before.
Dash would, of course, live to regret such an assumption.
As for Elena, a trip to London to retrieve a priceless book is troublesome, though not nearly as much as the feelings the viscount inspires in her. His touch elicits feelings from Elena that she’d only ever read about. Her skin tingles. Lord Hardwicke is as handsome as she remembered—actually, more so as he’d grown into his frame in a rather attractive manner—and as dim as a ha’penny tallow. Or is he? The more time Elena spends with the man, the greater her suspicions grow regarding his intellect and just what he might be up to as they’re thrown together in the search for an individual known only as the Bishop.
Can true love save the day?
One of my favorite genres of romance is Historical. It gives you a sense of how back in those times one "dated" or in their words courted. Especially in Europe society, particularly in London. It seems then that there were more rules then then there are now. Makes you wonder if we in the 21st century would even be able to handle that time of lifestyle. Now you add a little danger into a love story and you have the perfect mix. Stefanie did just that in her 4th installment of the Regency Rogues....I will admit, I have yet to read the first 3 but believe me I will be picking up those books very soon, and also looking forward to continuing with this series.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.
Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
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Shadowkiller is the last installment in the Nightwatcher trilogy. When I was asked to read this book I decided to go out and get the first 2. Though this book can be read as a stand alone, it was definitely better understood having read in order. And let me say it was a great read. I don't normally read thriller type books but after reading this series I was hooked on Wendy's writing. This series along with her other books are a must read! Even if they made me sleep with the tv on for about a week *lol*
Shadowkiller ends the trilogy involving Allison Taylor and James "Mack" MacKenna. Allison met Mack, her now husband, when she lived in Manhattan in her apartment that was across the hall from Mack and his wife. Mack's wife was killed in the 9-11 tragedy and Allison's friend was murdered in their apartment building.
Within the three books numerous things happen.....the first book is written with the tragedy of 9-11 and a serial killer on the loose
The second with the now married Allison and Mack, a stalker threatens to break the family apart and kill.
And the third book with its many twists keeps you on your toes.
Suspenseful and amazing!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Jonah McCabe made a horrible mistake six years ago that cost him his chance at happiness. Then fate interceded.
A last minute favor has him coming face to face with his past. Every beautiful inch of it. Her laughter still echoed in his mind. As did the pain in her voice the day she left.
Can he make things right in a race against the clock, or will time continue to work against him?
I highly recommend first reading books 1 and 2 before delving into GQ. Pandora's Box then Hell's Phoenix as you will really appreciate GQ more if you have the backstory.
Madison and Phoenix have made it out of hell, and even after having Madison stab him with the dragon scale blade Micah is not dead. Of course we already knew that because Madison did not die...permanently at the end of book 2. Well, not only didn't he die, but he still wants Madison and is willing to do anything to obtain her affection. Up to and including sharing her with the Arc of Heaven. Of course this offends Madison's good girl sense of morality and she fights any loving feelings she has for Micah and attempts to focus it only on Phoenix. Micah of course is not dissuaded and continues his pursuit, redoubling his efforts when he learns that Madison and Amos's lives are once again in danger. Now all three must team up to defeat the danger coming at them from two different and completely unexpected sources.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Can this locket, one wish, bring back the love she lost?