Showing posts from July, 2018

A Berry Merry Christmas by Deborah Cooke

This is a sweet, funny and romantic story. Drew is caring, protective, lonely and caring. Holly is determined, kind, naive and interesting. The storyline is sweet and amusing and heartwarming. The characters are likable, sweet and engaging. It's a wonderful, feel-good story that I liked very much. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood

This is an entertaining, romantic and fascinating story. Cull is a strong, fierce and determined warrior, but he's also kind, loyal and caring. Derryth is brave, smart and gentle. Cull thinks only to keep the dirty peasant with him in order to gain the cooperation of the rest of the travelers, but he soon discovers that he is a she, and that she's beautiful, and that he's intensely attracted to her. Derryth is biding her time waiting for a chance of escape, but she becomes more attracted, and finds more to like about him, the longer she is with him. Unfortunately for them, jealousy rules the minds of people close to him, and they play havoc with the lives of everyone. There's betrayal, revelations, romance and friendship in the storyline, and a very satisfying happy ending. I loved this story and I highly recommend adding it to your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Saved By The Scoundrel by Rose Pearson

This is an entertaining, sweet and interesting story. Brandeis is a complete cad in the beginning, but he has good reason for it, and under his ugly behavior he's actually just a hurt and lonely man. Caroline is a hard working, quiet and kind woman. After treating her badly, Brandeis apologizes, then begs for her to help him with his family when he goes to his brother's wedding. She agrees and they and her brother go to the wedding. She gradually loses her heart to him as she sees how his family treats him, and even though she agrees with much of what they say, and tells him so, he starts to behave the way he should, and starts to see her as the kind and gentle person she is. He's not always the most likable person, and she's sometimes cold and unfeeling, but they grow on you as they each learn who they are.

Total Control by Jackie Ashenden

This is an emotional, suspenseful and steamy romance. Kellan is bold, stubborn, and oblivious. Sabrina is smart, caring, naive and vulnerable. She's always loved him but knew nothing would ever come of it, he only thought of her as his best friend. Until they have to pretend that they're engaged, and they end up sleeping together. On a mission to get evidence against his father, Kellan aims to prove his father's innocence while Sabrina prepares to offer comfort when he discovers the truth, and neither is prepared for his altered way of thinking about her. Lies, secrets and promises soon make a hard job even harder, and threatens to tear them apart. I loved the storyline, but Kellan took a while to like, he was just too blind and cold in the beginning, but he did redeem himself. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Undertow by Cherry Adair

This is a thrilling story that is full of action, suspense, intrigue, romance, drama and entertainment. Zane is full of life, determination and confidence. He's also funny, sweet and charming. Teal is smart, strong, self-reliant and spunky but she is also defeated and lost. Teal has been in love with Zane since she was a child, but a one night stand he doesn't remember leaves her angry yet vulnerable with him. Having no clue why she seems immune to his charms, he thinks of her as a challenge and is determined to have her on his salvage crew. His long waited for salvage operation starts off amazingly well, but the longer it goes on, the more dangerous it becomes, and the closer they get. It's a gripping story that I couldn't put down, and a must add for your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Goodreads. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Billionaire Cowboy's Conquest by Marie Tuhart

This is romantic, entertaining, sweet and engaging. Hunter is hard, determined, bold and caring. Jess is stubborn, smart, independent and vulnerable. Jess goes to work for Hunter and his sister after having her life destroyed by her ex, she's there to make money and hide. She finds herself attracted to Hunter, but she is not ready to let another man into her life, especially a bull rider. Hunter wants Jess in his bed, not his life, he will never trust another city girl. Unfortunately for them, sparks fly whenever they're in the vicinity of each other, and they can only fight off the flames for so long. Then everything falls apart when Hunter discovers a private file on her computer. Fate gives Jess a surprise at the end, a surprise that could change everything for her. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hidden Gems. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Sweet Home Highland Christmas by May McGoldrick

This is romantic and highly entertaining. Gregory is charming, kind, chivalrous and unassuming. Freya is strong, sweet and determined. Ella is bold, precocious and amusing. Gregory volunteered to bring his mother's guests, Freya and Ella, to her home, but he wasn't expecting a 5 y.o. girl to immediately start trying to get her aunt to marry him. Freya is determined to marry her cousin in order to keep custody Ella, but Ella prefers Gregory, and the more he gets to know them, the more he wants what Ella wants. It's an amusing storyline and the characters are wonderful people who all deserve a happy ending. I recommend adding this to your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Cowboy's Runaway Bride by Kristi Rose

This is a romantic, sweet and interesting story. Shane is tough, determined and caring. Ellie is strong, independent, stubborn and kind. Home on medical leave while his fate is being determined, he finds himself drawn to Ellie, and to her troubles. Ellie doesn't want any help from anyone, until she thinks that her Gram is in danger. Then she accepts help, mostly from Shane. After initially fighting the attraction between them, they give in to the passion, but only because they know it can't go anywhere. They work together, they cancel out her stressed out attitude and his relaxed attitude to make a strong couple. It's an entertaining story that I enjoyed reading. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Charity Chimni. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Devil's Run by Beverley Oakley

This is an interesting and amusing story. Eliza is a strong, determined, stubborn and caring woman. Mr. Bramley is a pompous, dominant and sleazy man. Rufus is a kind, considerate and chivalrous man. Eliza agrees to marry Mr. Bramley at first because he's the only man who had asked, then she wants to marry him in order to stay close to her son. She meets Rufus, and falls in love, after agreeing to marry Mr. Bramley a second time. She's torn between being able to love her son, and being able to love Rufus. Some of what happens is amusing and some is sad, but it all makes for a great story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Candid Book Reviews. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Six Weeks With A Lord by Eve Pendle

This is an interesting, amusing and romantic story. Everett is determined to be more responsible and moral than his brother and father, but he doesn't quite do that when he agrees to a marriage of convenience with Grace. Grace won't just give in to her father's machinations, she's convinced that there's a way to get her dowry and her brother without marrying the monster her father chose for her, so she agrees to Everett's proposal, and the stipulations they both want. Nothing is what it seems though, because both are fighting an attraction neither wants. The storyline is tense but sweet and steamy. And the twist at the end is great. It's a very enjoyable read with a very satisfying ending. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Cowboy Flirtation by Em Petrova

This is a romantic, sexy and fun story. Ford is quiet, strong, giving and sweet. Susannah is peppy, determined, stubborn and caring. Ford is a little lost after losing both his career and his fiance, but when he goes to help family rebuild after a fire, he finds himself drawn to Susannah and her horse therapy business. He fights his attraction, but she slowly works her way into his heart. I enjoyed this book very much.

The Duke's Hellion by Julia Sinclair

This is an entertaining and romantic story. Tristan is proper, conservative and disdainful of society. Georgiana is a lively, rambunctious and stubborn. After being thrown together with the woman he has always loved, but couldn't have, Tristan is confused about his feelings for her. She drives him crazy, but he has never been as happy. Georgiana has always had unresolved feelings towards Tristan, but a family feud has always stood between them. But when someone sends her a threatening letter, she goes to him for help. And even though they constantly snipe at each other, they grow closer than they've ever been. They're a very entertaining couple, and very likable people. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Scandal With A Sinful Scot by Karyn Gerrard

This is an intriguing and entertaining story. Garrett is a caring and generous and stubborn man who has lived his life in fear of love because of a curse. Abbie is the woman he fell in love with, then drove away. She is determined, strong and kind. When Abbie sees Garrett again after 15 years, all of the love, longing and hurt come back to the surface. She decides that it's time to reveal to him that he has a daughter. Garrett has been plagued by memories of her all along, when he sees her again, the guilt and love overwhelm him. Unfortunately, theirs isn't the only drama they must contend with. The curse, his nephews addiction and a man seeking revenge are a large part of the storyline. I loved the story and can't wait to see what happens with Aiden. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Trained To Win by Declan Rhodes

This is a fast paced, interesting story of discovery. Jordi is a reserved, laid back, and sensitive man who finds himself confused about his sexuality after being mesmerized watching a figure skater one night. Tristan is dedicated, tough and insecure man who's career is in limbo. There is an instant attraction between them, but it's complicated by Jordi's confusion and Tristan's insecurities. Their relationship slowly develops over a couple of years, while each tries to figure out where life is headed. They're both caring and giving individuals under all their stubbornness, they just need to learn to give in to love. Which they do. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Only Seduction Will Do by Jenna Jaxon

This is an interesting and amusing story. Jack is chivalrous, courteous, caring, honorable, kind hearted and insecure. Alathea is bold, determined, vulnerable, lost and unsure. When Alethea finds herself in a delicate condition after a very unfortunate indiscretion, she decides to propose to the man she had fallen in love with months before, thinking him kind and honest. When he accepts, she's prepared to live happily ever after. But he's not so ready to just jump into the marriage bed, he's not comfortable bedding a stranger. And he has a secret. So while she does everything she can to get him to be intimate with her, he hides behind his courteous manner. There are a couple of times where they decide to consummate the marriage, only to have a comedy of errors occur. Jack brought me to tears with his actions while at his sisters home, what he did was so sweet and loving. I loved this story and look forward to reading the rest of the series. I received a complimentary copy

A Matter of Trust by Ciana Stone

This is an amazing, intensely captivating and sweetly romantic story. It has a bit of everything, love, betrayal, intrigue, suspense, amusement and a supernatural twist. When Nikki applies to be a caretaker/companion for the summer, she is shocked to discover it's not for a child, but a grown man. A man who does not speak, and is treated like a toddler. But she sees an awareness and intelligence in his eyes that make her suspicious of the things she's been told. Nikki and Max each have their own issues with trusting people, but the longer she is around him, the more determined she is to solve the puzzle he represents. Along with the puzzle of Max, Nikki is also trying to find an artifact that a friend may have been murdered over. While she's more concerned about Max, others close to them are in a war for control and power, and she, Max are in danger from all sides. I love how Ciana weaves just a touch of the supernatural into her stories, just enough to make then interestin

Her Vigilant SEAL by Caitlyn O'Leary

This is a suspenseful, captivating and romantic story. Mason is ultra protective, tough, charming, caring and totally alpha. Sophia strong, independent, insecure and beyond sweet. When Mason rescues Sophia on the street after being beaten and almost killed, he's completely taken with her. Her concern is not for herself, it's for the woman that she was trying to rescue, and for her missing brother. He follows her to the hospital and immediately begins ordering her around, then he volunteers to look for her brother, then offers his home to them. Sophia is just as taken with him, but can't trust that he really means what he says. She fights to not be dependent on him, but when her life is in danger, there's no one she trusts more. Along with the suspense and intrigue, the is a whole cast of wonderful characters that provide laughter and love. It's definitely one for your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and volu

A Forthright Courtship by Fanny Finch

This is a romantic, sweet and engaging story. Edward is disillusioned, charming, kind and unpretentious. Maria is sweet, forgiving, determined and insecure. Her father asks that Edward and his sister, Georgiana, to host Maria for the season so that she may marry before he dies. The brother and sister throw themselves into helping her, and in turn helping themselves, become comfortable with her new life. Things don't go exactly how anyone planned, women are snarky and cruel to Maria, which makes Edward very protective of her. It seems to everyone else that Edward and Maria are courting, but they are oblivious. They have their ups and downs, mistakes are made by both, and when things come to a head, they both realize their feelings, and that it might be too late. It's a beautiful story of love and angst.

It's All About The Duke by Amelia Grey

This is an engrossing, romantic, amusing and interesting story. Rath was once a selfish rake, but has been doing his best to change. He is still not the gentleman that his father wanted him to be, but he is an honorable, kind and caring person inside. Marlena is an orphan who has a huge heart, and a bold and determined personality. She has been taking Rath, and his friends, to task for three years through a gossip page. After she meets him, then a few others she has written about, she realizes that he is not a monster, and innocent people may have been injured because her gossip. It doesn't help her guilt that she finds herself liking him, and falling for him. Rath has also found himself attracted to his new ward, a fact he is not comfortable with, but can't help pursuing. But the closer he tries to get, the harder she fights to stay away, she knows that he would never forgive her for what she's done. There are some fascinating and entertaining characters, and some very amu

Birthright by Anna Markland

This is an intense, fascinating and captivating story of love and courage. Adam is a broken and defeated man, but he is also loyal, brave and caring. Denis is a confident, caring and loyal man who is lonely because of his circumstances. He longs for a woman to love who will also love him. Rosamunda is an intelligent, vivacious, curious and mute woman who has been locked up for her entire life. Paulina is a timid, insecure and cranky who has also been locked up for life. As the story begins Adam gets sick and becomes deaf and impotent, so he must concede his role of heir to his younger brother. He is upset by the pitying looks that his family give him that he decides he must leave, journeying to his father's other estates. As his loyal brother and best friend, Denis insists on going with him. We also meet Rosamunda and Paulina, whose parents have locked them up in an attic, their mother so distraught about their deformities that she refuses to acknowledge them. Their brothers, on th

Dangerous Gentlemen by Beverley Oakley

This is an intriguing and romantic story. Sir Aubrey is bold and arrogant but he also sweet and caring. Hetty is quiet and insecure but also daring and brave. He doesn't even notice her as herself, he can only see her pretty sister, until he finds her in his bedroom and thinks she's a special temptation that a certain madame sent to him. Then he's utterly captivated by her. But while they are engaging in clandestine meetings, her sister is actively seeking a marriage proposal from him. Add in a stolen letter that may clear him of the accusations that he is a traitor, and you get betrayal after betrayal. His behavior towards the sisters, and her sisters behavior between him and the man who's accusing him, is sort of like watching a tennis game, neither seem to be able to make a decision and stick to it. I couldn't put it down, I couldn't wait to see who ended up with whom. And the I can't wait to see how the shocking twist at the turns out. I received a comp

A Cowboy's Challenge by Vicki Lewis Thompson

This is a fun, steamy and sweet story. Wes is charming, determined, funny and sweet. Ingrid is stubborn, insecure, kind and caring. Wes and Ingrid are nothing more than acquaintances who live in the same building, until they run across the finish line of the 3 legged race. At that moment they notice each other, and Wes knows that he wants to know Ingrid much better, but she just got out of a bad relationship and isn't looking for another. Until she does, but only if they don't tell anyone, which Wes doesn't like. Things happen very quickly from there, but not all good. I love all the stories and characters in this series, you can't go wrong with any of them. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Two Dauntless Hearts by Elle James

This is an action packed, amusing, romantic and thrilling story. Pitbull is strong, stubborn, amusing and realistic. Marly is tough, funny, brave and smart. Pitbull is intensity attracted to Marly, but knows there's no chance for a relationship for them because they live on 2 different continents, and he's a SEAL. The two of them decide that they can have a no strings affair for the few days they have together, then say goodbye. Then the action really starts, with poachers the team decides need to be taken down. Of course nothing goes exactly as planned and more trouble comes looking for them. It's a great story that I couldn't put down. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

Smoke by MacKenzie Stowe

This is a romantic, entertaining and sweet. Gabe is insecure, caring, honorable and stubborn. Thea is hard working, stubborn and  kind. She fell in love with him when she was a kid, he fell in love with her when she fell out of a tree and into his arms. But Gabe new she was off limits, she was his best friends little sister. And after he got out of the service he was too messed up. After years of trying to ignore each other, Thea decides that it's time to move on, she just needs a little help from him to do it. This is a great series, but this story is my favorite. The series should be added to your TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

A Brand New Ballgame by Declan Rhodes

This is a fun, sweet and entertaining story. Chase is confident, easygoing, a bit spoiled and a little hyper. Aaron is quiet, sweet and stubborn. They hooked up as a goodbye when Chase gets promoted to the big leagues thinking that it was a one time thing. But soon after Aaron gets promoted to batting coach by the same team. They soon start a secret affair, and the team higher ups don't like it. All kinds of trouble comes to them, and all they can do is try to survive it. This has a brilliant storyline and some wonderful characters, and some not so nice ones. I really enjoyed reading it. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

This is sweet, sexy and funny. Ryder is charming, sexy, confident, amusing and sweet. Nicole is brave, bold, caring and insecure. When Nicole decides that she is broken and unable to love, she decides to have the baby that she has always wanted alone, she just needs a donor. But she can't find a candidate who has anywhere near the qualifications that her coworker has, so she asks him if he'd be interested. He is, on one condition, they make a baby the old fashioned way. The sparks between them ignite the first time they kiss, and get hotter between the sheets. Neither was expecting their emotions to become involved, and each has a reason to not acknowledge them. After she becomes pregnant they go back to just being coworkers, because that is what they had agreed on. But both find that they are miserable and lonely. They are a sweet, amazing couple and this book should be added on everyone's TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my