Author: Jonetta

HR Review: The Beloved One by Danelle Harmon

Posted July 16, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

The Beloved One by Danelle Harmon Book #2 in the de Montforte Brothers seriesHistorical RomanceAmazon | B&NRATING: ★★★★ Wounded in battle, Englishman Charles de Montforte has awakened to find himself in the tender care of a sensuous, sloe-eyed local miss, whose beauty would be a joy he would treasure always… if only their paths had crossed in some other place and time. Charles’ heart is profoundly moved by Amy Leighton’s desperate plight, and her curvaceous dark loveliness and gentle, healing touch are enflaming his desires. But the noble British lord is already taken, though Amy soon lures him away from past loyalties to Crown and fiancée with a golden, rapturous promise of love happily forever after. Amy has long prayed for someone special to enter […]


RS Review: Hidden Away by Maya Banks

Posted July 14, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Hidden Away by Maya Banks Book #3 in the Kelly Group International seriesRomantic SuspenseBUY: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★ A man who shoots first and asks questions later… Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it……and the ultimate moving target. But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears […]


CR Review: Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted July 9, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett Book #1 in the Star Harbor seriesContemporary RomanceJuly 9th 2012 by Random House Publishing GroupARC from publisher via NetgalleyBUY: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★ In this sexy new Star Harbor romance series, featuring the too-tempting Grayson brothers, a celebrity chef turns up the heat for a local café owner—and things start to sizzle. Lexie Meyers decides there’s nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson’s perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He’s hot, he’s hungry, and he’s sizing her up like she’s the best thing on the menu. But she’s been burned in the past and flings just aren’t her thing. Too bad Sebastian can’t resist a challenge. Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his […]


Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

Posted July 5, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 5 Comments

      Alexia Tarabotti is a soulless spinster whose deceased father is Italian. Apparently she inherited her father’s physical traits, which were not considered vogue in 19th century England. Even her mother felt it unnecessary to have her participate in the ton season, thinking it a waste of time. They live in a world where the paranormal (werewolves, vampires and others) coexist openly with humans and the story opens with Alexia accidentally killing a vampire. The werewolf Lord Maccon, leader of the Bureau of Unnatural Registry is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. Everyone seems to believe she is responsible when it is determined that vampires are appearing and disappearing unexpectedly. Oh, as a soulless, she has the ability to render supernatural powers useless. […]


Review: Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

Review: Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

Posted July 3, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

This is a touching, heartwarming love story that is also a lesson in courage. Amelia Carson is a true hero in that she looked beyond the surface of Houston Leigh and saw his heart, even when he couldn’t. I think she was incredibly brave and resilient to seek a new life for herself, especially during this era. She didn’t waste time feeling sorry for herself because of her circumstances but was determined to make the best of it and create the opportunity. Amelia was just lucky that it included Houston. Speaking of Houston, he epitomizes the tortured hero. One side of his face is terribly scarred and it has shaped him in some good and some unfortunate ways. The good way? He’s a sensitive man who […]


HR Review: The Wild One by Danelle Harmon

Posted June 29, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

The Wild One  by Danelle Harmon  Book #1 in the de Monteforte Brothers seriesBuy: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★★ Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he thwarts a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his family’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby the name she rightfully deserves.  As a practical American woman, Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, yet she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life […]


CR Review: The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

Posted June 28, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  The Last Boyfriend  by Nora Roberts  Book #2 in The Inn BoonsBoro seriesBuy: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★ Owen Montgomery and Avery MacTavish have been best friends forever. The organizer of the Montgomery clan, Owen runs the family’s construction business with an iron will and an inflexible spreadsheet. His brothers might tease Owen about his compulsive list-making, but everyone knows he played a key role in seeing Inn BoonsBoro opened right on schedule.  From her popular pizzeria right across the street from the inn, Avery MacTavish boasted a front row seat to its amazing renovation—and she found a new appreciation for Owen. She considers Owen her first boyfriend, due to a childhood crush, and a bubblegum ring. But she can’t claim the attraction she feels for […]


RS Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts

Posted June 23, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 3 Comments

  The Witness  by Nora Roberts  Published April 17th 2012 by Putnam AdultBuy: Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★★Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.  Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems—and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him […]