Sunday, December 21, 2014

Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott - Review @ForeverRomance


*Sheri Here: I'm completely in love with this cover. Beautiful dress, that I would love to own.* 


A MAN OF HIS WORD

Border lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband-even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man's arms.

A RUNAWAY BRIDE

Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood . . . or to her heart.




Molly Cockburn has lived a life of fear amongst her family, so when her family is determined to marry her off to a brute just like her father, she runs. She runs right into Walter Scott who despite what they rules say he needs to do, chooses to shelter her.

Molly and Walter falling in love is sweet, and Molly wins over Walter’s whole clan, but he’s a King’s men so he has to obey the rules of the land and send her back to her father.

I died a bit inside during certain scenes because Molly and Walter were definitely tested in their relationship and love. Ms. Scott brings them together in a way that shows that love can bloom anywhere.


I will be reading more by Ms. Scott in the future, she’s won me over and rekindled my love of historical romance. 



I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan - Review



No Christmas will ever be the same after Cole and Maia meet on a snowy western ranch… Find out why in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s romantic holiday e-novella!

When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sizzling romance could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can’t help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals—and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart just in time for Christmas?




Cole Steele has a reputation and a tragic past. He’s in charge of his younger brother, who also had to live the kind of past full of pain that Cole had to live, and now Cole is just trying to make life normal for Jasper.

He meets Maia Armstrong, a woman that attracts him and stands up for him before they even meet, yet she calls to him to settle down and have a real family even though that’s the last thing he ever imagines. Throw in some crazy suspense and this is a satisfying novella that tugs on the heartstrings.

I definitely enjoyed this contemporary novel from Christine Feehan, it still has a touch of paranormal with Maia’s connection to animals but it was easily worked into the story without being too out of place.




I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 




Friday, December 19, 2014

Romancing the Billionaire by Jessica Clare - Review @BerkleyRomance



The New Billionaire Boys Club novel by the New York Times bestselling author.

The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society. Six men of astonishing wealth. But there’s one thing money can’t buy. When it comes to love, success doesn’t come so easily…

Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a secret journal that leads to a legendary artifact, Jonathan takes action. It stirs his blood, but it comes with a heady challenge: DeWitt’s daughter Violet. She has what Jonathan needs. And she’s not giving it up it to the man who broke her heart.

Violet is Jonathan’s weakness—he’s still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet’s memories have a sharper edge. She’s never forgiven him for abandoning her. Or so she thought. When Jonathan’s attentions turn seductive, she’s in danger of falling for him all over again. And she can’t help but wonder…does he really want her, or just what she's hiding?






Two young college students fall in love, but fate and a meddling father ends things tragically, years later they aren’t those young kids anymore, but the love still exists even if Violet denies it vehemently.

Jonathan doesn’t have all the details of why Violet is so adamant against their love being rekindled, but he is a grown man, a billionaire, and he doesn’t let a simple no stop him for going for what he wants, and he definitely wants her.

I enjoyed the way Violet’s father seemed to be trying to right old wrongs posthumously, and I understood Violet’s reaction to her dad’s meddling from the grave. I also understood Jonathon’s reactions to various situations, and I couldn’t blame him for expressing his feelings the only way he knows how.

I really enjoy all of Ms. Clare’s Billionare Club books and this was an interesting and good addition because the main characters were second chance lovers, which was a great new trope to explore.


I highly recommend this book, with solid writing and two characters who you never doubt their love, just their ability to learn to live and love again with years of pain and misunderstandings and lack of communication to get through.  




I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snow on the Bayou by Sandra Hill - Review @ForeverRomance



THE BAYOU'S BADDEST BAD BOY IS BACK!

Joining the Navy was the second best thing that ever happened to Justin "Cage" LeBlanc, the rebel son of a no-account convict. The first was Emelie Gaudet, the love of his life . . . until he was forced to leave town and swore there would be snow on the bayou before he ever returned. Now, only his mortally ill grandma can bring the injured Navy SEAL back to Terrebone Parrish, where he must face his past-and Emelie, who's even more beautiful than she was all those years ago.

Bourbon Street blues singer Emelie is once bitten, twice shy. When she learns that Justin is back in town, she wants nothing to do with the once wild Cajun teenager who fled with the law on his tail-and broke her heart. But she can't deny the red-hot attraction between them . . . or his efforts to prove he's finally changed his hell-raising ways. Can she trust that this time the bad boy of the bayou will be the best man for her?




Tante LuLu is back, and I’m even more in love then I was before. I’ve always loved the Bayou books by Sandra Hill and this newest one is a throwback to the magic that started that love for me.

Justin “Cage” LeBlanc, was dealt a bad hand, but he took charge of his life and returns to the bayou a Navy SEAL, unfortunately he’s not returning for any kind of happy reunion, instead the grandmother who raised him is dying. He also runs into the woman he loved at the tender age of seventeen, and with so much baggage and bad road between them it doesn’t seem like they’ll ever get their happily ever after. But never underestimate Tante LuLu and St. Jude, after all they specialize in hopeless causes.

The best part, Ms. Hill throws in an intriguing terrorist plot that keeps the yummy SEALs busy and close to the bayou to celebrate Mardi Gras. I adored both Emelie and Justin as characters, they’re both hurting and they’re both stubborn, but they were definitely meant for each other.


I seriously want to buy all my friends a copy of this book, it’s that good. I really think that just one taste of Tante LuLu will hook everyone on these books. 


I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simply Pleasure by Kate Pearce - Review #klover @KensingtonBooks



Experience the illicit passions of Regency England in Kate Pearce’s House of Pleasure series…

Master Of Seduction

Ten years as a sex slave in a Turkish brothel have left Val Sokorvsky a master in the art of erotic seduction. But even as he offered his body, he never offered his heart. Now that he is returning home he wonders what kind of welcome he will find. Only one person understands his pain and Val is helpless to resist the passion he feels for Peter Howard, his English lover…

Master Of Submission

Peter learned to survive his years as a sex slave by coaxing and teasing his lovers to the heights of sexual ecstasy. But there is only one man he’s ever loved, one man he can never take as his own. Returning to England may save him from captivity but it may also take away Val, the one man to whom he’d willingly give his body and soul…




A fantastic Regency M/M romance, that I enjoyed every second of, even while I ached for Peter and Val, they have to come a long way for their happily ever after, and I rooted for them the whole time.

Ms. Pearce is an amazing writer, she is able to take an unlikely subject like two men being lovers in Regency England and present it in such a way that it’s very believable. I liked Peter and Val, they were so different yet at their core were exactly what each other needed.


This is a novella, but it packs the punch of a full blown novel, and I highly recommend it. 


I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review.