Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Review The Perfect Mistress by Victoria Alexander


The Perfect Mistress

by Victoria Alexander

 4
Reviewed by:Angels
Format:Paperback
Published by : Zebra  Source:Purchased Copy
                Gene:Historical Romance
Blurb



Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander sweep you away with her dazzling new romance, in which one otherwise proper lady discovers that passion is her legacy. . .

Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book—a very shocking book—that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it's a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything. . .

Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can't let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family's name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid—if far more pleasurable. For his rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire the book. And Harrison isn't the sort to back away from a competition with the stakes this high. Now the winner will claim both the scandalous memoirs and the heart of their lovely owner. . 




Harrison Landingham, the Earl of Mountdale, was making plans. He is ready to settle down and fulfill his obligations to his family and his title by marrying a woman suitable to his station and wants heirs.He has a list of qualifications in a wife She would be well-bred and of impeccable family background.She would have a pleasing appearance and look well on his arm at social functions.She must be a perfect hostess and social affairs .She would make sure his household was well run and his meals would be served according to his time schedule etc.And most assuredly, his wife would never, ever court gossip or bring discredit to his family nor create scandal.

But , then he meets the lovely widow Lady Julia Winterset who is not in line with his qualifications she is fiercely independent , smart,sassy,outspoken,intelligent and about to court scandal. But,after three years of being a window and nearly broke her Uncle leaves a diary containing her great-grandmother, Lady Hermione Middlebury's shocking memoirs on how to be The Perfect Mistress.Julia's resolved to ignore convention and polite society and have the scandalous memoirs published. She's been assured that scandal does, indeed, sell a lot of books. So she's quite determined to sell the memoirs, even if those memoirs would reveal wickedly naughty indiscretions and the intimate details of her great-grandmother's affairs with various gentlemen. Secrets, perhaps, best left untold and allowed to remain in the past.

But,Julia must take a risk she needs the income that this book would bring to support herself and little family she has left.The Earl of Mountdale shows up on her door step demanding that she forget this nonsense as he has work hard to preserve and improve is family's reputation .He insists she not seek to publish this diary as it includes details of his now 76 year old father's amorous dalliances from his rakish past.Harrison insists she sell it to him so he can destroy it but she flatly refuses him. He must come up with a plans to seduce the lovely widow so she does not have these memories published that will bring shame to his family. Harrison sets forth a plan and lays it in place in order to acquire this book. There are others posing a threat to the Earls plan to so he must use what ever he can at his disposal to win her and the book.What a enjoyed most of about this book is that it has the hint of a paranormal theme transfixed within a love story of not so perfect wife but, indeed the wife he now wants and never thought he wanted. Loved Juliet's quick wit , sharp tongue and her amazing strong personality.

Loved Juliet's great-grandmother she was thoroughly engaging , funny and what a lovely idea to come up with to compose one trysts in a book of passed loved ones . The way Hermione (Lady Middleton) wrote her story was a hoot ! The camaraderie between Juliet's friends and gentle teasing shared between the widows was heartwarming to say the least .Loved the aspect of Juliet's great-grandmothers friendly ghost visiting her and talking to her about her past love interests and helping to guide her to make the decisions on weather to publish these memories or not and enjoying there upbeat bantering between the two so cute.The book was plotted with several surprising twists and turns that made for a thoroughly engaging lovely story. One can only hope there will be some good that will come out with the bad if the memories are publish. You will root for second chances of a long lost love being reunited and one hope at repairing a hurtful past between mother and daughter we will just see what happens. I am standing rooting in the sidelines for all parties involved as I love happy endings after all..








Book Review When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors, #1) by Kieran Kramer


When Harry Met Molly
Impossible Bachelors Book # 1
by Kieran Kramer

 5
Reviewed by:Angels
Format:Paperback
Published by :St. Martins Paperbacks Source:Purchased Copy
                Gene:Historical Romance

Blurb


He's always been a player.

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Companion" gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status...until his latest lightskirt abandons him. 

Who will win this game of love?

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry's childhood friend—actually, "foe" is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She's attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It's time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all...but will it lead to "happily ever after"?




The character's were awesome you could not help but love them all save for one of them lol.

Molly and Harry had a run in when they were younger they despised each other hoping to never see each other again. During which time each of there parents sent each of them out of London's reach to avoid scandal. Years later they met at a Inn Molly with her intended and Harry with his Mistress. Molly was on here way to Greta Green to elope with Cedric one of her fathers co-workers but Cedric spies Fiona Harry Mistress and decides that getting married to Molly's not what he wants he wants Harry's mistress instead.

Left alone both dumbfounded are Harry and Molly to fend for themselves .Even though Molly and Harry still hold grudges towards each other, Harry cannot leave Molly alone and unprotected.But, Harry is on is way to a house party that the Prince Regent has set up for several bachelors and must arrive there with his Mistress as she is part of the game. The game that the Prince Regent is set up is to win the contest to be the The Most Delectable Companion. This means if Harry's Mistress is chosen above all others he will win one full year of freedom from the match making momma's trying to get there daughters married to him becoming leg shackled free for another year.

What man would not be up to winning this contest ? But, the loser must propose marriage to the Regents choice in a wife.Harry convinces Molly to play along with him for and entire week pretending to be a false Mistress and he will then return Molly home to her father with no hint of the folly Molly was about to make with Cedric.She agrees to help Harry with his Mission but what does a virgin know about being a mistress as she has never even been kissed .

Harry has been chosen by the Prince to set forth the rules of the game and the Princes wishes on the game in which it can be played. Needless to say she is failing horribly at being a mistress so Harry's sets out to give Molly some tips and practice on how to be a good Mistress.I won't have to tell you how this is going to turn out. LOL. Molly is coming to care for Harry regardless of his past so she decides to give it her all to help Harry win this contest.The men after every challenge need to pick there favorite Mistress of the day each night into a kitty and at the end of the week all votes are tallied and the winner declared.

But, with Molly's quick wit she turns the tables on the men to and has them competing for a title as well.Giving Molly as chance to win the other bachelors over and on to her side in order to win the game.

But , as usual there is a rogue in the mist trying to seduced Molly and her secrets out of her so she has to work even harder to win the game in turn making her life miserable with his interfering ways.But, Molly is not giving up ! You can only guess who I am rooting for. Go Molly !.

Thought this was just a great really funny love story that made you laugh and cry throughout the book and I just kept those pages turning because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.This was a new author for me and she now has a fan in the making ,looking forward to her next book in this series .









Blog Tour Life for Rent by Emmie Lou Kates






 TITLE ~ Life For Rent

 AUTHOR ~ Emmie Lou Kates

 GENRE ~ New Adult Romance

 RELEASE DATE ~ May 13, 2013





Beth is always running from love, life and relationships and yet another disastrous break up finds her in a little village in Cornwall. She just wants to be left alone to enjoy the quiet country life and continue her work as a freelance artist.


Liam was young free and single, enjoying the sun, surf and sex life to be found living in Cornwall, until tragedy strikes his family and he is left on his own trying to keep the family farm going.
Two lost souls not wanting to be saved until fate and a little Cornish magic steps in.




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The loud roar of a tractor in the lane, and then an incessant tooting of a horn abruptly cut her daydreams short. She jumped up and looked over the garden fence to the road below. There was the huge red machine, inches behind her fiesta, inside sat a large dark haired man scowling in the cab. She opened the gate and ran down the path, smiling she started to make apologetic noises that dried in her throat as he jumped out of the cab and roared at her. “What the fuck do you think you are doing parking in the middle of the lane?”


If he had not put her back up with his foul mouthed tirade, she may have had time to notice how his lean muscular body was bursting from the open shirt roughly tucked into fading jeans that covered strong, long legs. She would have admired his square jaw and high cheekbones covered by skin tanned from years working outside, or the way he tossed his unruly dark hair away from his deep blue eyes with a flick of his head.
But no, all she could see was some uncouth local, bad mouthing her because she had the audacity to park her car outside her cottage.
She glared back at him and replied with ice cool politeness. “This is a private lane and I have every right to park my car outside my property”. There that told him.
He walked towards her, his six foot two frame towering over her and continued to glare. “If you had bothered to read your property documents thoroughly, you would have seen that my farm has a right of way down this lane to the field at the end, so you will have to park your car on the grass verge”.
She glared back, her temper rising, “Well, if you had knocked on my door and asked politely I might have been of a mind to move it, but as you don’t appear to have a polite bone in your body you can whistle pal”. And with that she turned on her heel and marched back up the path to her cottage, slamming the gate shut she shot inside before he could reply.

Liam jumped down from his tractor and strode across the yard towards the farmhouse, his mind was in turmoil and he took no notice of his labs bouncing around to welcome him back. He went straight to the fridge, grabbed a bottle of bud, twisted off the top and took a long swig, letting the ice cold beer slide down his throat. He walked through to the living room and slumped down into his favorite old armchair.
What the hell was going on? He couldn’t understand how this girl had got under his skin so quickly. But he could still feel the pain as his insides had twisted, at the sight of her locked in the arms of Rory down on the beach. He ran one hand through his unruly hair as he tried to make sense of what had happened.
He closed his eyes and let out a long breath, remembering the vow he made as he stood beside the graves of his family. He was determined to keep the farm going and continue the good work his father and brother had started. There was no way he would ever open himself up to having anyone else grow so close to him, only to lose them. He knew he would not be able to bear what was left of his heart being torn apart. But as he sat there, he couldn’t stop the images of Beth on the beach, her shrieks of laughter as she was pushed into the water and oh the sight of her in that wet top.
He felt his jeans tighten as his body responded to the images and he groaned in frustration. Maybe celibacy wasn’t the way to go, perhaps all he needed was a night of meaningless sex to lighten his mood and get her out of his brain.
Liam woke the next morning with Beth still fast asleep on top of him. To his dismay he was sporting a major hard on and cursed his anatomy under his breath. He tried to shift position to ease the tightness of his jeans, but Beth squirmed on top of him, which just made matters worse. “Shit!” He muttered as he took as sharp intake of breath.
He attempted to take his mind off the beautiful redhead draped over him, by going over what jobs he needed to get done that day….speak to Joe about the top field, call the farm supplies to order fertilizer….. Beth sighed in her sleep and her warm breath tickled his neck. Nope that wasn’t going to work.
He cringed at the thought of Beth's reaction to waking up on top of him in his present condition, so tried counting in his head.
Beth groaned as she started to wake up, she didn’t remember her mattress being this uncomfortable, perhaps her duvet had got caught underneath her. She pushed up with her hands and wiggled her hips trying to dislodge the lump, and was startled by a small yelp by her ear. She opened one eye and found herself staring into those deep blue eyes of….. “Liam?” She gasped trying to push herself up further.
“Don’t move!” Growled Liam.
“Wh.. what? Why?” She asked opening both eyes.
As she focused on Liam’s face she noticed that he seemed to be in pain, his face was contorted and his cheeks flushed.
He watched as she stared at him in confusion, and saw the flush creep up her cheeks as realization dawned and leapt off him.
Groaning in pain he grabbed her hand before she could storm off. “Hey! Don’t get the wrong idea. I woke up like this, it doesn’t mean anything.”
She glared at him whilst trying to pull her hand out of his strong grip.
“Well that’s reassuring.” She snapped.
He took in her indignant scowl and made what could be a rash decision, but hey, he was damned whatever he did or said. Using his superior strength, he pulled her back on top of him a locked his lips on hers.




Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Life For Rent’ with us?

It’s a bit of a weird mixture, but here goes.

The only exception – Paramore
My happy ending – Avril Lavigne
Kingdom of Rust – Doves
Midnight city – M83
The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
Clown – Emile Sande
The Reason – Hoobastank
Quiet Mind – Blue October
Out of reach – Gabrielle
Black – Pearl Jam
18th floor balcony – Blue October
Waiting all night – Rudimental
Sand in my shoes – Dido
A beautiful lie – 30 Seconds to Mars
Stay – Blue October
Angel – within Temptation
Going under – Evanescence
Just Breathe – Pearl Jam
Bubble – Biffy Clyro
Hurricane – Dustin Lynch
Retrograde – James Blake
Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch
Come away with me – Norah Jones
Strong – London Grammar
Wasting my young years – London Grammar
Broken – Jake Bugg
Martha’s Harbour – All about Eve
When it hurts so bad – Lauryn Hill
Ordinary people – John Legend
Stay – Rihanna
Follow the cops back home – Placebo
Little wonders – Rob Thomas
Little Dreams – Ellie Goulding
Salt Skin – Ellie Goulding
Drumming song – Florence and the machine
Swimming – Florence and the machine
She cries your name – Beth Orton
Love is on it’s way – Corinne Bailey Rae
Lady Luck – Jamie Woon
Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
Sex on fire – Kings of Leon
Angel – Massive Attack
Blurry – Puddle of Mudd
I don’t need a man – Pussycat Dolls
Hesitate – Stone Sour
Another love – Tom Odell
I don’t want a lover – Texas
Turning tables – Adele
Feel my love – Adele
Life for Rent – Dido
In praise of the vulnerable man – Alanis Morissette
Too close – Alex Clare
Cold – Annie Lennox
Skinny love – Birdy
Unravel – Bjork
Ain’t nobody – Chaka Khan
Hurt – Christina Aguilera
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac






Self confessed hopeless romantic, still looking for my happy ever after. Until then I write about them instead.You can find me at http://emmieloukates.wordpress.com.





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