Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Seduced by Destiny by Kira Morgan

Seduced by DestinySeduced by Destiny by Kira Morgan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


SWORN TO REVENGE

All her life, Josselin Ancrum has been trained for combat, hoping to exact vengeance for her heroic mother, who was killed fighting the English. When asked to spy for the Scottish Queen, Jossy joyfully accepts. But when a handsome stranger rescues her from sudden danger, his charm distracts her from her mission.

SHROUDED BY SECRECY

On the surface, Drew MacAdam may appear to be nothing more than a carefree champion, but his heart harbors a dark secret: This Highland hero is actually a skilled English soldier with a hatred for war and for the Scottish. Yet from the moment he meets the feisty Jossy, he's captured by her fiercely loyal heart. He's determined the honey-haired lass will be his ultimate prize - until the tragedy of their entwined legacies is revealed. Are these star-crossed lovers to be divided by their pasts? Or will they be...

My thoughts........

First book by this author and i really enjoyed it! Thought it was funny and cute and fast paced.The attraction between Drew and Jossy is pretty apparent from the beginning but Jossy is destined to deny it.Her protestations are pretty funny with her quick wit comments.Drew pretending to be a Highlander and is not. He makes his living at golfing which was pretty funny to see as it was no a common way to make a living back than. Jossy a beer serving wench and warrior save the Queen of Scotland and she rewarded by enlisted by spy for her. Drew and her lives become some what rocky when she suspect him of being a spy but not as always as it seems. These two learn that the past are connected and that they are sworn enemies but its to late Jossy heart is already given. They need to overcome this work together to solve the mystery as to who is trying to hurt both of them and live happily ever after. But, there are surprises constantly popping up and it was fun to see how they were coping . These two were a pleasure to read about you could not help but love there character. Will definitely be picking up another of her novels that is for sure.



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Never Kiss a Stranger by Heather Grothaus

Never Kiss a StrangerNever Kiss a Stranger by Heather Grothaus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Nowhere in medieval England are three women so powerful--or adored--as the heiresses of Fallstowe Castle: Sybilla, the ruthless beauty, Cecily, the pure-hearted innocent. . . And Alys, the youngest sister, whose wild spirit has yet to be matched. . .

Lady Alys thinks everyone knows the legend: If a man and a woman meet at midnight within the ancient Foxe Ring ruins, they are as good as married. But when she finds a captivating stranger lurking there in the middle of the night, she discovers the one man who is unaware.

It's a deadly pursuit that brings Piers Mallory to the Fallstowe lands. But now that fate has attached the alluring, and curiously insistent, Alys to his side, it may work to his advantage to play by her rules, at least for a time. Yet the danger Piers courts is no game--and the passion he and Alys share is all too real. . .

My thoughts....

My first book by Heather . This was a cute enjoyable read. Something different for a change would have liked to have seen a little more bit of romance to this book though. Lady Alys is being forced to marry. She goes to the Foxe Ring ruins looking for her husband to be. Its legend if you venture to the ring you will find your mate upon entering it if you mate is agreeable with the Lady they are married by tradition. But Piers enters with ring thinking the Lady is hurt  and knows nothing of the legend. Lady Alys explains to him what has happen and calls him husband but he is not grasping this. He's been on the run as his step-mother and brother are trying to kill him. Piers is holding and object that with ruin there lives forever. Piers will not leave the Lady so they decide to travel together to London as Piers is on his way to see the King. This gives Alys a chance to work her way into his heart. This was a slow budding romance between the two which brought tiny smiles while living there romance and adventure between the two. The way the two strangers care for one another and fell deeply in love but denying they can be together forever .Sometimes fate has a way of working its way out !  Looking forward to reading this other again.



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The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain

The Midwife's ConfessionThe Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book took you for quite the ride. Thought I might lose track of everything going on with the author  who kept going back in time ever other chapter.Its a book you need to pay attention to details as the are unraveling the mystery from the beginning . So many twists and turns. Story revolves around a midwife and  her loving friends. Noelle the midwife commits suicide and none of her friends know why they never thought she was acting any different than so was she was the kid of person off key anyway. Her friends set out to find out why she committed such a thing as they are devastated by what has happened to there friend.The story starts from her(Noelle) growing up and you learn as there is part of Noelle as she is telling her story as well that you never really know a person she had so many secrets that a person who could shoulder and never have your closest friends even know them. With her friends digging they learn she has committed suicide or think they do as they think is had to do with some kind of crime that she committed while being a midwife and she could no longer carry that secret around.These friends go on a emotional journey to right and wrong, learn things about there friend they never new and bonding and developing a stronger friendship than ever as there are hardships coming and you are going to be so surprised to see how this mystery works out as the author has you guessing to the very end how things that will work out. What a surprise ending...



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Two Moon Princess (Two Moon Princess #1) by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

Two Moon PrincessTwo Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


In this coming-of-age story set in a medieval kingdom, Andrea is a headstrong princess longing to be a knight who finds her way to modern-day California. But her accidental return to her family's kingdom and a disastrous romance brings war, along with her discovery of some dark family secrets. Readers will love this mix of traditional fantasy elements with unique twists and will identify with Andrea and her difficult choices between duty and desire.


Enjoyed this fairy tale which is sort of a time travel at the same time Andrea is a princess and a tom boy at heart. She wants to be in the fields with the other soldiers practicing sword fighting and all. She wants nothing to do with what is required in becoming a lady and acting like one.So she decides to flee her fate but along he travels and mishaps she encounters her Uncle. He makes a pack with him to stay for two weeks and return home to take up her princess duties. Upon falling into some water and arriving and and arch she is now thrown into a whole new world. She has time traveled to California and encounters her uncle Tio who she never new his secret . But she needs to return to her world but she does not want to she does not belong so her Uncle makes a pack with the King and Queen for two weeks of freedom and she must return home. She learns that her mother the Queen was once from her now home and was studying to be a doctor. What made her mother leave this wondrous place was it love ? Andrea's adventure is about to being as another mishap has landed her back her her own world with her friend in tow. He can't be here its forbidden. She needs to figure out how to keep him hidden to the next full moon. But now they land in the middle of a war. Andrea need to reach her castle and tell the King what is arising and she is now part of the quest to end it. She needs to pull it off with the help of her mother, sister and Uncle without the King ever knowing she is involved.But with all the twist and turns along the way the Princess fall in love . Will she get her happily ever after ? I am rooting for the misplaced princess.....



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Scandal Of The Year (Heiress in London #3) by Olivia Drake

Scandal Of The Year (Heiress in London,#3)Scandal Of The Year by Olivia Drake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The youngest of the Crompton heiresses, Blythe yearns to marry into the aristocracy to bolster her family’s place in society.  The widowed Duke of Savoy seems to be the perfect choice, yet it’s another man who sets her heart to pounding: the new footman, James. He’s devilishly handsome and far more fascinating than any of her noble suitors. And he alone has the power to stir her romantic dreams.

Little does she know, however, James Ryding is the true heir to the Crompton fortune. He’s posing as a servant in order to find evidence to prove her parents are imposters. By charming Blythe, he hopes to use her to regain his rightful inheritance. But as heat flares between them, he realizes that fulfilling his quest will mean ruining the beautiful, spirited woman who has captured his heart.

My thoughts..

Cute funny light romance. James poses as a footman in the Compston household. He ( James )is really a Lord by birth. He starts this charade to gain information on who is impersonating his cousin who is most presumably dead but needs proof on both accounts. He goes about the household to undercover the clues he needs to solve his mystery in order to prove he is the one who is in line to inherit his cousins estates and seems to be doing a splendid job until Blythe catches the eye of the handsome footman, It seems she is always trying to lure him into improper places no Lady she be alone with a man but a few stolen kisses only impose more problem's of James growing attraction for the young Miss. Blythe is trying to snag a Duke this season as she wants to elevate the status of herself and family. But, there are pros to this her Duke is her fathers age and then there is his daughter who thinks that she is well beneath her father and has warned her to keep away. She hasn't given up her goal yet. She enlists the help of James to lure the Dukes daughter into and alliance to keep her occupied so that she can have more time with the Duke to prove they will suit. But, concocted plans don't go as always plan. These two have had sparks for each other from the beginning and being closely enraptured in this plan has caused even bigger sparks to fly and being even harder to ignore on both parties.James feeling are becoming apparent and Blythe still has her eyes on prize but will the dashing handsome Footman win the prize or will the Duke ? Hum...... who am I rooting for. LOL. Just see how it all plays out but James is regretting ever starting this ruse as in the end of the mystery being exposed the one he loves will on be hurt in the long run and just wait for the surprise ending maybe you might have guessed from the beginning but not all is as it seems....



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Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters #2) by Michelle Zink

Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, #2)Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences. As sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's also Lia's boyfriend James. Lia and Alice always knew the Prophecy would turn those closest to them against them. But they didn't know what betrayal could lead them to do. In the end, only one sister will be left standing.


I am really enjoying this series so far. Filled with action adventure and romance all wrapped in one.Two twins together should be working together to solve the prophecy but instead you have your jealous twin doing everything to prevent you from doing so and also trying to kill you. With the help of guards and guides Lia goes on a adventure to learn more about the prophecy and by reaching her Aunt she needs to learn all she can pass on to her before she passes on . Her words of wisdom with help her with her quest and the guidance she needs to be successful. What a bumpy ride she is in for but with a little help of a handsome escort one never knows what can happen along the way...



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My Wicked Marquess (Inferno Club #1) by Gaelen Foley

My Wicked Marquess (Inferno Club, #1)My Wicked Marquess by Gaelen Foley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


To restore family honor the Marquess of Rotherstone faces his most dangerous mission—finding the perfect bride and wed a beget and heir.But that is not the easiest task as he as know to belong to the Inferno Club which is a scandalous society of men no proper young lady would acknowledge. The Marquess of Rotherstone has decided it's time to restore the family's good name.He wants to find and  marry a lady of impeccable beauty and breeding, whose reputation is spotless and has enlisted his solicitor to find him some candidates .Someone quite unlike Daphne Starling she's temptingly lovely as she has made the list of candidates but she was recently involved in a scandal with a suitor and leaves her reputation on the verge of ruin and her ex-suitor is not helping with the horrible things her is putting out about her. Daphne is becoming known as a Jilter.Max cannot resist her a challenge of proving London's gossips wrong. He would do anything to win her hand and he has decided he wants her for himself and nothing with stand in his way. We first meets her in a bad part of town where she is visiting and orphanage in a very bad part of town where brothels and known criminals lurk. He saves her from a horrible fate posing as a drunken Lord to advert disaster.Max later engages a invitation to a ball in order to seek out Daphne but rumors a flying about him and it is being put about that he is known as the Demon Marquess but that does not stop her and she is intrigued by Max.Max is intrigued also so comes of with the perfect plan to win Daphne he proposes an engagement between himself and Daphne to he father to save her reputation and help improve her fathers fiances. But the head strong beauty does not want a husband even through Max tempts seduction that she is more than will to follow. Max is in for the ride of his life and perusing a wife that is not what he has in mind . Sudden twists and turns take place while courting Daphne as Max has a secret past he works for the government undercover and the Inferno Club is only a front for his friends and himself. Danger is lurking and he will do everything to protect his bride to be but, she is making it impossible as she learns his secrets and ventures out on her own to figure out Max's best kept secret.Overall I liked this book but I found Daphne a little annoying and she started to get on my nerves she seemed to be always whining all the time her constant refusal of Max even though she was all but giving her virginity to him when they were together frustrated me!Liked the fact though that Daphne was a loving and giving person when it came to the children of the orphanage which was uncommon of ladies of her station .Loved Max and his witty friends as they make a fine group of friends along with the burly Scot with mystery and danger about them.A Light fluff romance would have given it 4 stars but felt there was something missing maybe a little more romance and maybe a little for chase....Looking forward to the sequel in this series.



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The Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Ranney

The Devil Wears TartanThe Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Ranney

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Sorry to say this book was not for me. I almost did not finish reading it. The only thing positive for me was Davina. I loved her she was outspoken and witty despite what society thought of her . She was the only person that kept me reading this book because i was waiting to see what she did next. She is pretty much forced by her Aunt to marry and Earl named Marshall Ross with whispered rumors that he was mad. Her Aunt says this is Davina's only chance to she her wed and to have children as she is ruined in society. She marries this man she never met and the only thing he demands of her is to provide him with and heir and take care of his needs and that is all. He really does not want a wife and he is hiding secrets from his past. He is losing is mind along with his wife. Davina tries her best to form some sort of marriage but the Earl is not making it easy for her at all and she finally flees him. Upon learning that he husband is being transferred to a mad house she returns home to try again to help her husband. Learning that havoc is about she raises and army to rescue him.I think what want wrong for me is the constant brooding  and being cruelty to her that got me. It was obvious that he had a troubled past from being in war and was having outbursts and nightmares.Davina had be patient and kind and helping him and he was always cruel and kept pushing her away and she still stayed fell in love him. How do you love or fall in love someone like that ? Not me for sure.But she returned again  when she heard he was in need and got to the bottom of plot that someone was trying to kill him learning what was causing his madness . Now all of a sudden he loves her and everything is fine and dandy and a happily ever after ... to unbelievable for me .Sorry this story was  just not for me.



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Deep Kiss of Winter (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter

Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #4.5)Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Two enjoyable short stories and what hot reads they were sizzling..
Enjoyed both stories especially Kresley's romance story with a vampire and a Ice Queen . I could not imagine  her being your mate for life and not being able to touch her as it causes pain to both parties. But love prevails and a solution comes to life. Two souls who belong together may get a happily ever after ..

Gena

With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself....


I thought this was well written considering it was a short story. Aleaha being sent on a mission thinking it would be and in and out situation type mission. But, she never thought she would have fallen for Breean (her alien) so quickly and helplessly. She needed to choose been him and her team as they have been captured and held hostage. She knows she needs to free them but in doing so she is doomed in ever finding out if her and Breean may have a future together..... Her heart is breaking her people or him ?....



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Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy #1) by Maya Banks

Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1)Colters' Woman by Maya Banks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What to say about this book but Wow ! Wow! Wow ! this was one hot book.Started reading this and I was not sure what to expect three men to one women had to wrap my head around that one lol not the sexual part of there relationship but, all of the tree Coulter's wanting to be committed to a relationship with one women to be there wife and have there kids. I reality you think how could a relationship work without jealously and protective instincts taking over. Well , this relationship worked for these three men. There families choose this way of life and so did these three sons. There father told them that the women for them would just show up one day and there lives would be filled with happiness and love. Holly is found stranded in a snow bank freezing to death when Adam finds her and brings her home to there ranch. He saves her life and realizes she is the one that the brothers have been waiting for.She is on the run from a husband she just married and fleeing her wedding night away from her husband learning he is not the person she thought he was but a murdering lying bastard. Holly is running scared and is not about to trust a sole. But, her attraction to all these Coulter men have her thinking she is a slut and has all these mixed emotions but these men are gently wearing her down gaining her trust . All three men are so different in personalities but there loving relationship that develops between these men  and is Holly is truly something to see unfold never mind having hot ,hot sex with three men at a time or one on one.While trying to protect Holly from her ex husband and trying to keep her safe it is becoming a job to protect her. Something has to be done.And when things start to unfold she will do whatever it takes to him her men safe ! Very enjoyable hot read !Holly is one lucky lady ! Finding myself a little jealous LOL!



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Twilight's Dawn (The Black Jewels #9) by Anne Bishop

Twilight's Dawn (The Black Jewels #9)Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Really enjoy this book loved it actually kept a smile on my face throughout the book. Always been wanting to read her books and glad I got the chance.. This book is part of a series so I need to go back and start from scratch. Loved the characters you could not help not to.Tons of Intrigue and goings on and was glad to see that there was a Happy Ending to two of my favorite characters in this book. 4 stories is one looks like it wrapped up the lives of other characters throughout the series. Can't wait to start from the beinging! So going to love this author !



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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1)Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Enjoyable short story. A young girl loses her mom and goes to live with two bachelor Uncles. With coping with there death of there sister and there little niece that has not talked since her mother death life is trying. But and encounter with a special lady at a book store Holly speaks her first words.Holly starts her healing with the help of Maggie a lonely widow.Maggie and her uncle Mark are attracted to each other but fighting it . Mark is in  hope of a romance and a mother for Holly. Will Santa give Holly her Christmas wish and bring her a mom ? And emotional journey with love and happiness....



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The Earl Claims His Wife (Scandals and Seductions #2)

The Earl Claims His Wife (Scandals and Seductions, #2)The Earl Claims His Wife by Cathy Maxwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I am a fan of Cathy's books but this book fell short for me. I enjoyed Gillian and her big heart to save a child's life and that she was her own person with a big personality. What I didn't like is that after husband abandons her almost after is wedding night to goes to war he had nothing to do with his wife for 4 years. But Gillian has moved on a started her own life but after 4 years of no contact her husband Brian shows up to claim his wife. But Gillian has found a new man that she wants to start a new life with and wants a divorce. Her husband challenges her new man to a duel but to prevent death of either of them she offers to go with her husband. Gillian wants no part of her husband and refuses to go but she caves in to avoid the duel and parties being injured. The problem I had with this is that her husband left her after there wedding almost immediately but lives openly with is mistress Jess his long time sweetheart. Comes back from war after 4 years and see his mistress not is wife and after 6 months of being back from war decides to seek out his wife because her needs her but for something he is hiding from her which she won't find out until she arrives to her new home. Me personally I would hate my husband or lover doing this to me and humiliating me. I would not be having sex with him on my way  to our new home. I know he is her husband but she has found new love with someone else tells her husband that she wants a divorce if she agrees to help him and yet she can't stop having sex with her husband where's your pride women ! She suppose to hate him after all ! The positive side there are a few twists and turns along the way and a happy ending.



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