Posts Tagged: romance

Jun 24
Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

I wasn’t a fan of Jennifer Haymore’s debut, A Hint Wicked and as a fan of historical romance, I decided to give her another try. Unfortunately, The Rouge’s Proposal had potential to be an intriguing romance with a hint of mystery, but it falls flat. Character development is weak and by the time we get to the ending, I’m still not sure I knew the characters well enough to say that I liked them. Emma Curtis is a widow and her father blames her for losing his fortune because her husband makes a bad business deal. Carrying that weight, she opts to make things better by searching for Roger Morton. Lucas Hawkins lives in the shadow of his brother, the Duke of Trent. He has some dark secret that made… Read more »

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Jun 23
Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair

Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair

Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair is the third book in her Love in the Balance series and it’s her best to date! If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, never fear! It’s not necessary to have read them in order to enjoy The Millionaire Affair and besides, it’s a perfect excuse to read her backlist because you’ll be left wanting more. We have good character development. Kimber Reynolds accepts the short term position as a live in nanny in order to buy out her ex-boyfriend from the business they co-own. She’s very capable and one that works hard, but also realizes she may be in over her head. While she’s not one to easily ask for help, she’s not one to turn away when it is… Read more »

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Jun 20
Cover Reveal: Sophie Jordan’s Wild

Cover Reveal: Sophie Jordan’s Wild

Sophie Jordan fans! Here’s the cover for the third book in her Ivy Chronicle series. Have you read the books? * * * Title: Wild Author: Sophie Jordan Series: Ivy Chronicles #3 Publication date: November 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go. Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of… Read more »

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Jun 19
Cover Reveal: Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain

Cover Reveal: Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain

I have a cover reveal for Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain! Another billionaire hero, but the synopsis sounds really interesting! * * * Title: Kiss Me, Captain Author: Gwen Jones Publication date: August 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about … like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm. Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship, she’s sure her job is at stake. But she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther… Read more »

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Jun 12
Cover Reveal: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Cover Reveal: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Wow-I’m speechless at how gorgeous the cover for Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by her Cover is! I’m even more excited for this book after reading the synopsis and I think you will too! First we have a cover reveal. It’s gorgeous! * * * Title: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover Author: Sarah MacLean Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #4 Publication date: November 2014 Genre: Historical Romance Synopsis: RITA Award winning author, Sarah MacLean, reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel’s final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series… By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest… Read more »

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Jun 09
Book Review: Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child

Book Review: Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child

I’ve been waiting since October 2013 to read Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child because I was notified I’d be receiving a copy via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program, but I didn’t actually receive a copy until April. I’ll be truthful, I struggled to finish it and while it’s my first O’Keefe novel, it won’t be my last. Character development is a bit weak. Monica Appleby is America’s “Wild Child” and her antics would make the antics of today’s Hollywood young stars look like a walk in the park. As an adult, she’s moved on from that and has become a successful author. As a character, I liked her, but it was difficult to really get to know her. I understand why she kept to herself, but I wanted her to be a… Read more »

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May 21
Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

I adore novels where one of the main characters is an author because it always gives the reader an insight to how an author views themselves (even if it’s on a subconscious level). So when I saw the synopsis for Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love, I knew I couldn’t pass it up! If you haven’t read Foster’s Love in Bloom or Remington series, it’s perfectly okay to delve right in. I haven’t read any books in the series and didn’t find anything that I would consider a spoiler. Character development is a bit weak. Our heroine is Leanna Bray and she’s a free spirit! Oh boy is she ever. I really liked her outlook on life and how she was cautious about saving the money she inherited. My problem with… Read more »

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May 19
Book Review: Nicole Jordan’s Secrets of Seduction

Book Review: Nicole Jordan’s Secrets of Seduction

Nicole Jordan combines two series in Secrets of Seduction; the final book in her Paradise series and the third in the Legendary Lovers series. If you haven’t any books in these two series, don’t worry since it is not necessary to do so. While Jordan does mention a few events from books in both series, I don’t consider them to be huge spoilers. I’ve been patiently waiting for the final book in Jordan’s Paradise series for a little over seven years. Imagine my delight when I heard Hawk’s story was finally being published and hoped it was worth the wait. Unfortunately, Secrets of Seduction was a disappointment. When I started Secrets, I came in with an open mind and if you’ve been a fan of Jordan’s work, then you know… Read more »

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May 06
Excerpt: Leslea Tash’s The Rancher Takes a Wife

Excerpt: Leslea Tash’s The Rancher Takes a Wife

Title: The Rancher Takes a Wife Author: Leslea Tash Series: Montana Brides #1 Publication Date: May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Chastity Lilly is no flapper. In 1920s New York, she’s determined to find a career as a teacher so she can support her family upstate. But one thing leads to another, and the company she keeps in the big city leads her down a very different path than the one she sought. When she helps a handsome rancher in town looking for his own errant sister, can she turn her act around? Will she take his offer of a teaching position in Wedlock, Montana and make a brand new start? And if she does, can she–and the rancher–leave the past behind to forge a new future together? Not if the rancher’s… Read more »

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Apr 30
Excerpt: Christina Lee’s Whisper To Me

Excerpt: Christina Lee’s Whisper To Me

Ah, everyone! I have an exclusive excerpt of Christina Lee’s highly anticipated release, Whisper to Me. This is Rachel’s story and I can’t wait to read it! Synopsis: A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded… At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person… Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head… Read more »

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Apr 21
The Essentials: Elizabeth Thornton

The Essentials: Elizabeth Thornton

Have you ever wanted to read an established author, but not sure where to start? Fear no more! The Essentials is a showcase spotlighting a specific author or series. This feature might even include non-bookish related items such as films or music. Our second author featured on The Essentials, is Elizabeth Thornton. The romance world lost a really good historical romance author in 2010. She wrote 31 novels and it was her husband that typed them since she hand wrote all her manuscripts. When it comes to historical romance authors, she’s not one that makes everyone’s list and several historical romance fans have never heard of her. The first book of hers that I picked up was by accident. I was at Borders (sniff sniff) and a new release at… Read more »

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Apr 17
Cover Reveal: Monica Murphy’s Intoxicated + Excerpt

Cover Reveal: Monica Murphy’s Intoxicated + Excerpt

Fans of Monica Murphy’s Billionaire Bachelors Club: I have an excerpt and cover reveal for the upcoming novella, Intoxicated! I’m totally loving this cover! * * * Title: Intoxicated Author: Monica Murphy Anticipated Publication date: June 17, 2014 Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #3.5 Genre: Romance Publisher: Avon Impulse Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy wraps up her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a wedding to remember. But this time, they’re not bachelors anymore, and the groom … is one of them. It’s Gage and Marina’s wedding day, but wedded bliss seems a long way off: Ivy’s just gone into labor. Marina’s missing her matron of honor. And Bryn’s giving Matt the silent treatment. It’s up to Archer, Gage, and Matt to make sure this day goes off… Read more »

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