Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review of The Rake to Reveal Her By Julia Justiss

Great Book!!  I loved it!!  Julia Justiss knows how to tell a excellent story!!  The story is about a man who has just come back from war.  Dominic Ransleigh lost his arm and one of his eyes at Waterloo, and has retreated to one of his families estates to recover and be left alone.  He doesn't know what he is going to do with the rest of his life.  Before the war he bred stalions and steeple chase horses, but now with only one arm and reduced visibility, he cannot stay on the kind of horses he bred.

Theo Branwell is a the daughter of a soldier who died at Waterloo, she not only lost her father she also lost her fiance.  Her father left her with enough money for her to open a home and school for war ophans.  She is totally dedicated to her children and their cause, and will do anything to protect them.

They meet when Dominic gets thrown from his horse and Theo comes upon him walking her horse because her horse was spooked by a runaway stallion.  Which turns out to be Dominics horse.  She takes him and in one glance she knows he is a war veteran who has not recovered from his injuries mentally or physically.  What follows is Theo encouraging Dominic to live his life again and find a path that will make him happy. Little does she know the path Dominic decided to take.

This is the fourth book in a series, now I am going to have to go back and read the other three.  I really like Julia's writing sytle, keeps you turning the pages.

Received ARC for honest review.

ARC Review of Never Resist a Rake by Mia Marlowe

Loved this book!!  Great story about love, acceptance, and looking past  appearances and where a person has come from.  The hero John rescues Rebecca, our heroine from being the prize at a boxing match.  Rebecca is a Baron's daughter with a less than impressive dowry and John is newly discovered as the heir to the Marquess of Somerset.  All his life John thought he was illegimate and lived his life accordingly.  Now he is a Lord and must accept the changes to his life.  Rebecca is a nosy, pushy, lovely young lady who cannot resist trying to help him fit it.  The results are entertaining and the love story is wonderful.  Mia knows how to write a story that will keep you reading till the end.

Review of The Truth About Cads and Dukes

This is the second book in A Rescued from Ruin Novel.  This series is about strong woman who help the man in their life recover from devastating illnesses or emotioinal turmoil.  The first book The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne was a wonderful read and this new one is just as good.  Jane Huxley is a plain Jane, as she calls herself.  She is short, with abundant curves.  In the season's she has been out, she has not attracted any suitors.  When Colin Lacey approaches her to help him recover an item that he says was stolen from him, being naive and trusting she agrees to help him.  Colin is in need of money so he has made a wager with his fellow reprobates.  Of course they are all there waiting for her when she makes her attempt for Colin.  She is humiliated when she finds out she is the object of a wager and that they are laughing at her and calling her fat and other nasty names.  

When word gets out about the bet, Jane is ruined and Colin is no where to be found.  In steps The Duke of Blackmore, Colin's older brother.  Jane does not like him, he arrogant, cold, insufferable, sanctimonious and tall!!!  Harrison insists that they marry, to save her reputation and his family's name.
Jane has not choice but she doesn't have to like it.  

As the story moves along Jane learns why Harrison is the way he is and Harrison gets to know Jane the way no one else has.  I do not give away the whole plot when I review a book.  Take my word for it, this book is worth the price!!!  Elisa's writing is wonderful, passionate, and a joy to read.  Her characters have great depth, her stories great twists and remarkable dialogue.  I hope there is another book to this series.  Maybe Colin will find the woman to make a man out of him!!!  

Received ARC for honest Review.

Monday, May 25, 2015

ARC Review of Never Resist a Rake by Mia Marlowe

This is the first book I have read by Mia Marlowe, but it won't be the last.  I like her style of writing, kept me interested throughout the whole book.  Loved the dialogue between the characters.  Steamy sex scenes, but not vulgar.  Made me laugh.  John and Rebecca's love story has it's ups and downs, but as they come to know each other, learn about each other, the things that they go through bring them closer together.  I enjoyed this story and would recommend this for historical romance fans.