Friday, April 1, 2016

ARC Review of You Can't Always Get the Marquess You Want by Alexandra Hawkins

Another Outstanding Historical Romance from Alexandra!!  Her writing is so fluid and captivating that you never want the book to end.  

This is the second book in The Masters of Seduction Novel and I loved that both the hero Chance and the heroine Tempest are the children of the hero and villain of the first book.  But you don’t have to know the story to read this book, but if you haven’t read  “A Duke But No Gentleman”  I would highly recommend it.

Chance and Tempest meet quite by accident but the attraction is immediate.  Chance finds out who Tempest is and is determined to stay away from her, but he cannot get her out of his head.
Tempest is intrigued by Chance and when he starts to show up wherever she happens to be she doesn’t want to be attracted to him but she cannot seem to help it either.

Their parents are enemies due to a violent past that they have kept hidden from their children.  When it becomes obvious that they cannot stay away from each other will they be able to have a HAE?

I loved the instant chemistry that Chance and Tempest have.  Even though they know that they shouldn’t be anywhere each other they cannot seem to stop.  Tempest is a strong willed young lady and Chance is not afraid of going after what he wants.  

Alexandra writes a marvelous love story that has lots of sexual tension with an edge of your seat finale that wraps up the story splendidly.  There are funny moments and really sweet moments.  I cannot say enough about Alexandra’s writing, I really enjoy her books.

Received a complimentary copy for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review of Fortune Favors the Wicked by Theresa Romain`

What I like about Theresa's writing that it is not overly dramatic and there is not a lot of indecision with her characters.  The best comparison that I can make is that her writing reminds me of Mary Balogh whose writing I admire because even though her stories are wonderful, I don't get irritated with the story or the characters.  This book personifies how life, no matter how you think it will turn out can surprise you.  

Benedict Frost never anticipated that life in the Navy would render him blind from a tropical disease, and that he would wind up as a guest of a country Vicar while searching for a lost treasure.  

Charlotte has run away from her life in London and wound up back in the same town she grew up in looking for the same treasure.  

They meet and discover that they have more in common then they thought.  Both want to be loved for who they are and have the means to live independently.  There is a mystery to be solved and family problems that must be worked out.  Will they find the treasure together or go their separate ways?

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance with great characters and a mystery with a satisfying ending.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Review of The Lady Seals Her Fate by Wendy Vella

This is the fifth book in the Langley Sisters Series.  It was great to finally see Hannah and Alex get their own story.  Loved catching up with the characters from the four other books in the Series.  

Hannah is a stubborn, independent minded young lady who has no desire to get married and is furious when her father increases her dowry to tempt gentleman to court her.  Hannah has a plan and now all she needs is a Gentleman to help her with her scheme.

Alex is the darling of the Ton.  He is also one of Hannah’s business partners and they have always bickered and got on each other nerves.  Alex hides the smart businessman side of his personality behind dressing smart and being devil may care.

When Hannah asks Alex to pretend that they are thinking about getting married, Alex is furious that Hannah apparently does not really know him and sets out to teach her a lesson she won’t soon forget.  Unfortunately Hannah has a bigger problem, she is being blackmailed and now the blackmail has turned to Murder and the people she loves are in peril..

What will she do and how does Alex fit into the villains threats.

Wendy writes a great book that leaves you guessing till the very end. There is danger, excitement, and intrigue.  The witty dialogue between the all the characters in the book had me laughing out loud.  And the love scenes were alluring and sweet.  I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone as a stand alone or if you have read the other books in the series you already know how delightful her writing is.

Received complimentary copy from Author for honest review.