Author: Jonetta

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 […]

CR Review: The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins

Posted June 21, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  The Next Best Thingby Kristan HigginsContemporary RomancePublished February 1st 2010 by Hqn RATING: ★★★★ Lucy Lang isn’t looking for fireworks… She’s looking for a nice, decent man. Someone who’ll mow the lawn, flip chicken on the barbeque, teach their future children to play soccer. But most important… someone who won’t inspire the slightest stirring in her heart…or anywhere else. A young widow, Lucy can’t risk that kind of loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and the Black Widows at the family bakery isn’t enough either. So it’s goodbye to Ethan, her hot but entirely inappropriate “friend with privileges” and hello to a man she can marry. Too bad Ethan Mirabelli isn’t going anywhere. As far as he’s concerned, what she needs […]

Book Tour Review: The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain

Posted June 17, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain  The Confederacy Treaty Book Two Carina Press  Buy: Carina Press – Amazon – B&NRATING: ★★★ Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she’s now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.  The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan’s mind he can’t resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.  Susan takes comfort in Asler’s heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as […]

Review: Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain

Posted June 17, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain  The Confederacy Treaty Book One  Buy: Carina Press – Amazon – B&N RATING: ★★★Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage. David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires. Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of […]

CR Review: The Next Always by Nora Roberts

Posted June 16, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

The Next Always by Nora Roberts Book #1 in the Inn BoonsBoro TrilogyContemporary RomanceRATING: ★★★★ The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.  After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Busy, with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of […]