Monthly Archives: October 2011

Red Leather Reunion by Karen Bostrom

Title: Red Leather Reunion
Author: Karen Bostrom
Genre: Contemporary
Sighs: 5/5
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BLURB: Ron Granger never expected his twenty-fifth high school reunion to bring his heart’s desire one step closer to reality. But when Jane Hunter shows up unexpectedly—in a hot red leather dress, no less—Ron wonders if he’ll finally get a second chance to tell her how he feels.

Local TV reporter Jane Hunter never wanted to attend another Summerville High School reunion—not after the explosive split with her ex-husband twenty years ago. But the opportunity to defuse his mean-spirited campaign to smear her is too enticing to miss. Besides, she’s after something more important than compliments and envy in her killer red dress—it’s another man from her past she’s hoping to dazzle.

Unrequited love, resentment, and vengeance create a steamy mix—will the lives of these three estranged friends ever be the same?

REVIEW: Holy WOW Batman! It’s amazing how much heat you can create without actually having sex. Just Jane’s description and manners showed greatly how good of an author that Ms. Bostrom is. Each move, word, and glance had a reason and design. There was no fluff to dig through and nothing that I have to guess about. I loved every second of this book and can’t wait to get my hands on another book by Karen Bostrom.

Love’s Guardian by Dawn Ireland

Title: Love’s Guardian
Author: Dawn Ireland
Genre: Historical Romance
Sighs: 5
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Alex Kendrick’s life takes a dark turn when her beloved grandfather dies. But things quickly go from bad to worse when she discovers he appointed a guardian for her. Why would he chose Declan Deveraux, Earl of Worthington, the man she resents for turning her life upside down once before?

The Earl, however, wants to get Alex married off as quickly as possible. Because he likes her. And Declan has no intention of getting involved with a woman he likes. He wants a wife he could never fall in love with, so he chooses a spoiled, self-centered woman as a prospective bride.

Little does Declan know Alex has other ideas–and they include him. Can she change his mind about marrying for love?

I thoroughly enjoyed Love’s Guardian. Dawn Ireland has written a rich, enjoyable story with characters you’ll remember for a long time. Rapier-wielding Alex is an independent, strong woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. The Earl of Worthington doesn’t have a chance.
Review by: Callie Hutton
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Loving the Knight

Title: Loving the Knight
Author: Kris Tualla
Genre: Historical
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Sighs: 5

Eryndal Smythe Bell of Castleton is hiding a secret. The Lady of le Bell is no lady at all, but she bears the title and assumes the responsibility for the household and its young heir, William.
All would be fine if Lord Andrew Drummond hadn’t made an unexpected visit on behalf of King David II, held in the Tower of London for seven years as prisoner of England’s King Edward III. Drew, as the Scottish king’s main connection with the country he reigns over, has been traveling all over Scotland at the king’s behest. He is to assess the damage from the Black Death that has devastated the country; the country King David expects to raise the ransom to secure his freedom.
The knight is impressed with the smooth running of Castleton, as well as its Lady. Eryn is tall, graceful, and confident. After months of viewing the horror caused by the Death, he is only too happy to pass some peaceful time at Castleton, before he returns to the king with his troubling report.
Eryn knows that assuming a title that was not hers is a punishable offence, even death. And Drew is certain this lovely lady is hiding something. But the pull between them is causing more problems. Her fear of being discovered, and his determination to uncover her secret, adds even more tension to their developing attraction.
Loving the Knight kept me up nights. It was difficult to put the book down, many chores went undone. Kristin Tualla has woven a tale of love and fear with splendid results. The anxiety and loneliness of Eryn came through so effectively, it tore at my heart. Her determination to keep Castleton afloat, even using treasonous methods at times, brought remarkable strength to this character. Drew’s feelings of protection and concern, and growing love for this enigmatic woman won me over whole heartedly.
Well developed secondary characters rounded out the story nicely, making it a truly enjoyable read. Warning: Don’t start this book late at night!  –Review by Callie Hutton — www.calliehutton.com

More Than a Stud by Eliza March

Title: More Than a Stud

Author: Eliza March

Genre: Erotic

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Sighs: 3 1/2

Blurb: With her biological clock ticking away, Carina Roth, CEO and owner of a corporate security company, wants a child. On the night of her forty-second birthday, Carina’s 35-year-old corporate intel officer, Evan Douglas, offers to be her baby’s daddy. Evan not only wants to father Carina’s child, he’s ready to prove he can fulfill her every need and that, for Carina, he wants to be…more than a stud.

Eliza March certainly gives you reason to sigh in this Cougar Club title. I enjoyed the storyline Ms. March so deftly weaves for us, I just wish there had been a little bit more meat to it. Carina and Evan dive straight into a relationship with nearly no backstory. I will tell you though, the sex is steamy, and the emotion raw. This is a good read if you don’t mind a bit of meat missing from your book. Give it a chance, you won’t regret it.

Caledonian Privateer by Gail MacMillan

 

Title: Caledonian Privateer

Author:Gail MacMillan

Genre:Historical Romance

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Sighs:5

Really enjoyed this book! It has so much I love to read in a book! Drama,romance,history,great theme. Very well written and made me feel as if I was there inside the book.Which is what I love when reading . I want to get away from life when I read. Become the heroin.

Morgan and Emma enter into a pretend marriage. He knows there has to be more to her story and plans to find out. But war broke out and Morgan had to leave. When he comes back to indeed make Emma his a former lover who he had planned to marry came back. The marriage was off as far as Emma was concerned. Then someone decides he wants Emma.

Lot’s of intrigue in this book,twists and turns.Excellent read!

Brodie’s Bride by Amie Louellen

Title:Brodie’s Bride

Author: Amie Louellen

Genre : Historical Romance

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Sighs : 5

Such a delightful book ! Funny,witty,loving and a pure good read. This was wonderfully written ! I enjoyed every chapter. It held me from the very first chapter! Well written,great and funny story line. It has mild sex scenes that you can fully imagine details too.

Brodie woke up married to a stranger.He remembered her and wished he had time to take it further.His problem was he thought it a dream. Talk about Tequila making your cloths fall off!His wife is a little dingy and wants out of the marriage so she can marry the man her father has picked out. They have to stay married for one week and convince someone they are indeed a family and in love. Only Brodie decides he wants to keep his new wife.Just when you think they will stay married they find out they are not and enter the other groom to be. I will not spoil the end for you. You really should read the book to find out what happens next to this funny couple!

This leads to A funny story full of laughs,sweetness and love!