Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays!  Whatever holiday you celebrate, be happy, be with family and friends, and enjoy yourself.  : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review: The Heir by Grace Burrowes

An earl who can't be bribed...

Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father's inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper...
A lady who can't be protected...

Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.

As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna's secrets threaten to bring the earl's orderly life crashing down-and he doesn't know how he's going to protect her from the fallout...
description taken from here.

I really enjoyed reading this book.  I have been in the Historical mood lately, so this book filled my appitite.   The characters were well written, even the more minor characters were pleasing to read about.  The plot was there and it was also pretty good.  Anna has some secrets she hides from everyone but her sister, but the earl wants to hear those secrets.  The Heir is pretty steamy with the sex scenes. 

If you like Historical Romances this is a book you will want to read.  It was good all around (characters, plot, scenes, writing style..). Also, keep your eyes open for more to come from Burrowes because THE HEIR is the first book in the series. 

2nd book- THE SOLDIER releases in Spring 2011
3rd book- VIRTUOSO releases in Fall 2011

*** Page Turner
Heat Rating= Sexy / getting pretty hot

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received the ARC so that I could write a real and honest review.  I did not get paid for posting this.  All opinions are 100% mine unless otherwise stated.**

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lover Unleashed ~ NEW J.R. Ward!

Straight from J.R. Ward's Facebook page!

The release date for LOVER UNLEASHED: 
March 29, 2011

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them? description taken from here.

I cannot wait, and look at that gorgeous cover!  Can you say pre-order? Who else loves the brothers and cannot wait for another Ward book?

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Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaway: Foxy Bombshell Panties

My friend over at Never Too Shy Reviews is giving away a gorgeous pair of boxed (practically gift wrapped!) panties.  They would perfect for yourself or any lovely lady in your life.

Giveaway ends December 14th!

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Happy Reading!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain

They called him the devil...

With his seductive golden eyes and sin-black hair, it's no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title-not to mention his reputation as one of the most notorious rakes in England.
And she's the only one who can conquer him...

When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her.

As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if after a lifetime of heartache she's finally found heaven in the arms of the devil. description taken from here.

I liked Devil's Desire.  It was a well written historical with lots of appeal to it.  The characters were wonderfully written, and Alex is as sinful as you could ever  wish.  I liked Elysia's character too though, they were both well written and clearly thought out.  One thing I liked about Elysia is that she is a stubborn willed woman who isn't going to take what Alex throws at her. 

  The plot was nice as well, and set out at a good pace.  The story took off, but didn't go so quickly that you become confused by such a fast pace. 

I love a good historical and this is one of them.  McBain did an awesome job with this book, and I just want to say, I am a fan.  There was romace, scandal and even some action when Elysia's brother captures a French spy.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**


Review: The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare

Regency England has gone to the wolves!

He could never lose control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin Macleod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare...
 She never saw him coming...
 Caitrin Macleod is no quiet country lass, but a witch with remarkable abilities. But when it comes to Dashiel, she's as helpless to fight his true nature as he is. Her senses overwhelmed, she runs back to the safety and security of her native Scotland...
 But Dashiel is determined to follow her-she's the only woman who can free him from a fate worse than death. And Caitrin will ultimately have to decide whether she's running from danger, or true love... description taken from here.

Dash is a werewolf who has to worry whether or not Cait will accept him and his ...non-normal biology. Little does he know though that Cait is a witch. I enjoyed this book. It is actually the 4th book in Lydia Dare's series, so I will more than likely be checking the other books in the series out as well.  The story starts off at a great pace, opening with what is the beginning of the action.  Instead of having to spin out details of what happened in the previous books (like so many books in series will do) Dare flys out with the story which I love.  I hate when I get a book that belongs in a series and you have to go through 20 pages of what happened before the book.  (If I want to know, I'll pick up the books before it.)  That said, you do not need to read the prior books in the series to know what is going on.

The characters are lovely.  Well written.  The plot is great, it's one of those plots that I look for in books because I am so soft for those particular books.  I love Dare's writing style.  Her vocabulary as well is wonderful, and I love how she has Cait speak with her Scottish dialog.  Dash is the very adorable in his own ways.  Overall, I just really enjoyed this book.  It was a nice change of pace and something I would recommend to all of you book lovers. : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

Review: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley

After a disastrous discovery loses Emma Tremayne both her boyfriend and her high-profile PR job in London, she moves to the Lake District to recover her confidence and live a simpler life. She loves her new job with the tourist board, and she's settling into small town life just fine-until she ends up responsible for a fundraising effort that calls for twelve naked mountain rescuers... description taken from here.

Dating Mr. December is a pretty slow book.  The first 2/3rds of the book I was forcing myself to get through.  It was boring, didn't capture my interest and was just all around dry.  With 1/3rd of the book left, the story started to pick up it's pace a bit, getting a bit more interesting.  The book still wasn't anything special.

The characters were ok, but the story lacked depth. This might be one of the main factors that equated to my not liking the book. The action was lacking. (I don't mean car chase action, but just that nothing was there to hold or even capture the reader's attention).

Overall, I can't recommed this book to anyone because I personally don't feel as if it is anything good enough to waste your money on.

**I was sent a free ARC so that I could write a real and honest opinion of the book.   I was not paid for posting this.  My opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

* Eh, ok - but don't waste your money!
Heat Rating= mild

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: The Rake by Suzanne Enoch

Wow, I apologise for the big gap in between reviews!  I didn't realize it had been so long.  School has been crazy and then I was sick for a couple weeks and now the holidays are making it even crazier!  Some of you must have thought I had died it has been so long since I have last posted, but I'm here with another review, and I have to say, this is the best story I have read in a long long time.

Three determined young ladies vow to give three of London's worst rakes their comeuppance -- but when these rogues turn the tables, who truly learns a lesson in love?

Once upon a time, the notorious Viscount Dare charmed Lady Georgiana Halley out of her innocence -- to win a wager, no less! -- and now he must pay dearly. The, plan is simple: She will use every seductive wile she knows to win Dare's heart...and then break it. But his smoldering gaze once again tempts Georgiana to give in to desire -- and when he astonishes her with a marriage proposal, she wonders: Is he playing yet another game...or could it truly be love this time? description taken from here.
My Review
The story starts out with Georgiana (a very rich 24 year old) telling her friends what Dare (Lord Dare aka Tristan) had done [his carriage had tossed water on some women].  It is obvious that Georgiana doesn't like Dare one bit.  You find out rather soon (just read the tid bit above my review!) why she hates Dare, but the rest of London doesn't know a thing, part of the book's charm.
The story is told 6 years after what happened between Georgiana and Dare. 
I really don't want to say too much and give away anything because you really just have to read the book for yourself.  I just want to say that the characters are amazing, the plot is interesting, and I love the twist and turns the book takes.  The sex scenes are pretty good too, just know that they will not smolder the pages of your book.  What I loved most about the book though was the fact that Enoch made the book so funny.  The characters are lovable and I almost want to yell at Georgiana that she should give in to Dare because he is so cute with her; but it really is the style of her writing that I feel in love with.
And, yes!  She does have more historical romances out that are equally impressive!  I own a few of them and I love every single one.  Below are links to some of her books available at  I own both and I have to say that they are my 2 favorite by Enoch, so you should definitely check them out!


***** Must Have!!
Heat Rating= mild/sweet

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I bought this book with my own money.  I was not paid to post this.  My opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**