Thursday, August 30, 2012

Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer

Goodreads Description:

In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…


Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.


A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?

My Rating:

My Review:

I really enjoyed meeting the whole Brady family and in particular Marcia.  It has a predictable outcome however the road to that ending is very well written.  Duncan has a hard life but is a very generous noble individual and it's very believable that his character would want to do exactly what he did in the book.  In fact I thought all the characters acted in a realistic manner.  I didn't think the story was overly original however it was a good entertaining read.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Muses of Mayfair #2) by Sara Ramsey

Goodreads Description:

She never wanted marriage…

When a friend is forced to consider a marriage of convenience, Lady Amelia Staunton is determined to rescue her. But her plans trap her in an illicit seduction, and Amelia must marry him herself. Malcolm’s all-consuming kisses and devilish humor might make up for her lost freedom, but she believes he will force her to abandon the Gothic romances she yearns to write. Since she can’t escape him, she must distract him from her secret…

He isn’t looking for love…

A powerful autocrat with a well-hidden rebellious streak, Malcolm MacCabe doesn’t need another beautiful mistress – he needs an obedient wife. Obedience is not one of Amelia’s virtues. But he’s too enthralled by her wit and passion to let her go – even if it means risking the political reputation he is building to save his clan.

Their hearts can’t survive the scandal…

Despite their intentions, every wicked embrace binds them together. But as their conflicting desires combust into insatiable hunger and unavoidable ruin, they must decide whether to pursue their personal destinies alone – or fight for the love that could destroy them both.

My Rating:

My Review:

I liked the overall story however I felt it was a bit long winded.  I found myself putting this down a few times just because I couldn't keep reading about Amelia feeling back about what happened or MacCabe harp on doing right by his family name.  It could have been cut down a lot an still had the same results.  The story as a whole was great though and worth the read. 

A Genleman Says I Do by Amelia Grey

Goodreads Description:

Iverson Brentwood has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood like no other lady. Her alluring countenance has stopped him dead in his tracks. But no matter how attracted he is to her, he can't give into his desire to possess her in every way...she is the daughter of the man he's sworn to destroy.

Catalina's father is a well-known writer, but wastrel whose disappearances continuously put them close to destitution. Something drastic must change, so it is with quill in hand, that Catalina completes her father's latest parody of Iverson and Matson Brentwood's spectacular arrival in London. When the story hits the newsprint, a darkly handsome man is at her door, looking for her father.

Seeing the dashing rogue in the flesh, for a bewildering moment dallying with the rake seems like the perfect fictional escape—and it's all she can do not to give into the madness of the intriguing man.

My Rating:

My Review:

I thought this was cleverly written.  I loved the banter between Catalina and Iverson.  I liked Catalina's strong personality and her capability to finish her fathers work when times were tough.  I felt for her when she was confronted by Iverson.  The romance is fantastic and the story funny.  Definitely a great read and a great addition to the series!

The Perfect Imposter by Wendy Soliman

Goodreads Description:

Struggling to escape her past and make ends meet as a modiste, Katrina Sinclair hopes the daring new wardrobe she's designed for her childhood friend Julia—now a marchioness—will attract the business she desperately needs. But Julia's help comes at a price: Katrina must take her place at a house party. They look enough alike for the ruse to work...until Julia's handsome former fiancĂ© arrives.

Leo Kincade has been tasked with catching a traitor who steals from house parties to fund Napoleon's armies. Three women are suspected—including Julia. But when Leo intercepts her at the party, he finds an impostor who stirs an attraction stronger than anything he felt for Julia.

The mysterious woman shares Leo's interest, even if she won't trust him with her true identity. He should expose her at once, but he's too tempted to play along and see where her deception—and their passion—will lead...

My Rating:
My Review:

I thought this book was ok but could have been much more.  I enjoyed the dynamic between the two main characters however after a while of hearing they can't let anything happen gets sort of annoying.  I also got a little annoyed with the ending, though good and unexpected, it seemed a little out of left field.  

Beauty in the Beast by Christine Danse

Goodreads Description:
Journeying by steam-powered sled to London's Frost Fair to perform, Tara and three friends are trapped in a blizzard in the woods. A gruff, handsome stranger offers them shelter-and wants one thing in return. Stories. 

The travellers are glad to oblige. Their host, Rolph, is especially captivated by Tara's story of an orphaned girl raised by the Fae in the world of the spirits. Equally intrigued by Rolph, and aware of an electric pull between them, Tara encourages him to share a story of his own. When Rolph weaves a tale of a man who is doomed by his own folly to turn into a wolf at the full moon, Tara suspects there is more than a grain of truth in his words. 

When the veil between the mortal and spiritual worlds is parted, and danger threatens, will Tara make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rolph?

My Rating:

My Review:

I loved the supernatural aspects to this story.  I love Tara’s instant attraction to Rolph and her back story a LOT.  Rolph’s story was touching as well.  This book brought out a lot of emotions.  The stories told by the traveling troup are fun and each is different.  I wish it went more into the romance and I wish it didn’t end as soon as it did!   That however was hardly noticeable and I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes supernatural romances!  

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

THE SIREN centers on character Nora Sutherlin, an erotica writer and the hottest author in the fastest growing market in publishing. Nora has the entire industry buzzing about her new manuscript. But editor Zachary Easton, who left London for New York to escape a failing marriage and to work with the best young writers in America, isn’t convinced. He agrees to work with the notorious novelist on the condition that she rewrite her manuscript from start to finish within 6 weeks. Nora is determined to show Zach that while she may have a sinful reputation for play, she’s deadly serious when it comes to her writing.

As their partnership deepens, Nora brings Zach to her private club—an elite underground organization in the sexual subculture of BDSM, where Nora is a famed professional dominatrix. But Zach knows a thing or two about punishment himself and with Nora’s deadline looming, he isn’t going to ease her suffering until her book is perfect. After all, Nora understands that pain and pleasure are flip sides of the same page.

Tiffany Reisz was a former seminarian. She was studying to get her Master's of Theology student at a conservative southern seminary when she quit to follow her true passion - writing erotica.

My Rating:

My Review:

The Siren is one of the best books I’ve read!  The writer, Tiffany Reisz, knows how to write one fantastic engaging story! 

I loved the many different aspects of this story.  One being the romances of the main character Nora, past and present. The two male main characters, Zach and Wesley, interactions together and with Nora are fantastic.  Each scene is only one string in a vast web this story creates!  The ending is perfect but leaves you thinking!  I love the twists and unexpected facts that pop through in the story and I honestly don’t think the author could have done a better job! 

This book isn’t just about erotica and so if that isn’t your cup of tea I’d still recommend it.  This book makes you feel a wide range of emotions and makes you think about some serious things.   The Siren is just mind blowing, ask my husband!  After I read it, I kept saying ‘wow’ and ‘that was one fantastic book!’ 

Pick it up and find out for yourself!  If you do please tell me what you thought!