Category: Book Review

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted September 24, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  When 36-year old Lacey Armstrong lost her home and all its contents in a Florida hurricane, she thought it was a chance to not only start over again with her 14-year old daughter but an opportunity to fulfill one of her dreams. Lacey decided to use her insurance proceeds to build her Bed & Breakfast, something she’d wanted to do since inheriting the house from her grandparents. The architect who showed up was not the elder gentleman on the website but his son, 29-year old Clay Walker, a man on a mission to get this project no matter what. And, he’s got a much bigger vision for Lacey and the project. This is the first story in the new Barefoot Bay series and it […]


HR Review: When the Duchess Said Yes by Isabella Bradford

HR Review: When the Duchess Said Yes by Isabella Bradford

Posted September 21, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

When the Duchess Said Yes by Isabella Bradford Book #2 in the Wylder Sisters series Published September 25th 2012 by Ballantine Books Historical Romance ★★★★ The romantic escapades of the irrepressible Wylder sisters continue in Isabella Bradford’s fun, charming, and breathtakingly passionate series—as the wildest of the Wylders turns an arranged marriage into a game of desire to tame a wayward duke. Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face […]


HR Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford

HR Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford

Posted September 21, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford Book #1 in the Wylder Sisters series Historical Romance ★★★★ In a sparkling new series filled with irresistible charm and sizzling romance, award-winning author Isabella Bradford introduces us to the eldest of three Wylder sisters—unruly country girls whose passion for life leaves their London suitors breathless. Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage. But to her delight, their first encounters are […]


Quickie Review: Tranquility by Anya Bast

Posted September 20, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Tranquility by Anya Bast (Otherkin #2) NovellaPublished December 2008 ★★★1/2 Roane leaves the Fury werewolf pack to make room for his brother, Merrick, and his new mate. A natural alpha, there’s nowhere Roane can go in wolf country and not stir up trouble. He settles in a town called Tranquility and immediately raises the hackles of the local pack leader. Even worse, Roane gets one look at Scarlet, the pack leader’s sister, and will do anything to possess her. Scarlet tries to resist him, but his touch inflames desire she can barely control. And that means heaps of trouble for both of them. (From Goodreads) Review: After reading the first book, I really wanted to know what would happen with Roane. I was pleased to […]


Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 19, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Victoria Schulman, half sister of Luc Baker, returned to Crooked Creek Ranch in Texas just before the death of her father, hoping that she would receive a healthy part of his legacy so she can pick up the pieces of her life. Her late husband left her destitute and shamed following the discovery of his illegal Ponzi scheme and subsequent suicide. Now she’s been left the ranch and is ready to learn how to manage it so that she and her seven-year old son, Jacob, can move on with their lives. However, Eli Turnbull, the ranch foreman who has been waiting to recover the property taken from his family many years ago, has a different plan. I must admit I dragged my feet a little […]


Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe

Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 18, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Tara Jean Sweet made a deal with 90-year old Lyle Baker to help lure his estranged son Luc and daughter Victoria back to his ranch in Texas. Lyle is dying and wants to see his children before his demise as he hasn’t had contact with them for years. Luc is facing the possibility of the end of his professional hockey career because of a head injury and Victoria has been living a nightmare the past year because of her husband’s Ponzi scheme that left many financially shattered. The ruse worked as they bought the act, believing Tara Jean to be a gold digger ready to marry their father and abscond with their inheritance. I was pleased to discover that this was not the light fare […]


Review: Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey

Review: Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey

Posted September 17, 2012 by Amanda in Book Review | 2 Comments

This author/series is listed amongst my favorite top 5 and occasionally I enjoy re-reading these books. The other day, I selected this one and was immediately swept away into a different time. 1844 London Kelsey Langton is a wonderful character. She is willing to do absolutely anything to save her family from financial ruin. And I really do mean anything – she agrees to auction herself at “house of ill-repute” to a stranger with the intentions of becoming his mistress. Derek Malory is the average, good-looking, aristocrat that has no interest in 1.buying a woman and 2. having a mistress. But when he notices a man he knows for fact is twisted and enjoys abusing his women, he bids on the lovely lady standing on […]


HR Review: An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Posted September 15, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

An Offer From a Gentleman  by Julia Quinn (Bridgertons #3)Published July 1st 2001 by Avon  ★★★★★ Sophie Beckett never dreamed she′d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton′s famed masquerade ball – or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other – except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty […]