Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tempted by a Rogue


The rogue’s temptation would be her undoing…

Gemma Haverford knows exactly who she will marry: James Randolph, the man she’s had a secret understanding with for the last eleven years. With every letter written between them while he's been off at sea, their love has grown. Now they will be reunited with his return to England.

There’s just one problem. The man whose words she'd fallen in love with isn’t James at all…

Jasper Holland, a gentleman rogue of the first order, is trapped. Talked into a scheme by his best friend, he pretended to be James for eleven years as he wrote to Gemma, even though he'd promised James he’d break it off. But now with his return to England, his secret will come out—and he’ll lose the one woman he can’t live without.

What began as a game of words, now becomes a game of hearts, and Jasper will pay any price to call Gemma his.


Lauren Smith has done it again. No matter which one of her books I pick up I am always happy I did. I loved Jasper, he is absolutely wonderful and I definitely wanted to punch James. I'm just glad she saw through to the real situation before it was too late. Please do yourself a favor and read this book!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chasing Mr. Wrong


Who needs Mr. Right when you can have the perfect Mr. Wrong?

Ryder Diamond-the town's golden boy-doesn't have time for taking chances, let alone love. Against his better judgment, he lets his buddies set him up on a blind date with a girl who's only passing through town. But temporary or not, Whitney James sets fire to desires he can't control.

Before they know it, Ryder and Whitney are in a supply closet, drowning in lust. She's only in town for the summer-what better way to spend it than in the arms of Mr. Perfect? Except, she's wild and free, and he's Mr. Stability. Which means he may as well be Mr. Wrong.

And her new job? It's with Ryder's sister.

Sex and the inability to keep their hands off each other are the only things they have in common. But this little hook-up has "disaster" written all over it...and the only way Ryder can save his reputation is by avoiding the sweet little firecracker who could ruin it all.


This was an awesome story of finding love when you least expect it. When wild and free meets rules and boundaries sparks are sure to fly, and that's exactly what you get when Ryder and Whitney meet, and meet again. I loved this couple and this town. I will definitely be looking for the rest of the books in this series.

The Earl's New Bride

England, 1819

The Earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman only brings heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable—and the homelier, the better.

But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet...and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession. Even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.

It's an impossible and unlikely match...unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.

What an amazing story. I loved the twists and intrigue mixed with love and betrayal. It was truly wonderful and I loved the Dark Duke. That they find each other when they most needed it was just perfect.

Protecting Melody


Tex gave everything he had to his country and his SEAL teammates. When an IED took away part of his leg, and his career, he devoted himself to his country and friends from behind his computer. He’s always been the man that can find anyone, that uses his computer skills, legal and illegal, to keep people safe and to put the bad guys behind bars.

But behind a computer is a lonely place to be. While he might put on a good front, Tex can’t help but feel he’s missing out when he sees how happy his friends are. But when the woman he’s been talking to online for the last six months suddenly disappears without a word, Tex knows it’s time to step up, and use his skills for himself this time.


This was another amazing novel in the SEALs of Protection series. As the last member to get his book it has also been the highly anticipated story. Plus.... it's TEX! If any of you have read the other you will understand if not you should. This is an amazing series and Tex and Melody were wonderful, they were just perfect for each other. I loved this couple and wait for the next and final book in this series with mixed emotions; excited to read it buy sad because I know it will be the last. I have truly fallen in love with this group and if you read them you will too.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Rogue You Know


She's beyond his reach...
Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London's dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society's most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.

...and out of her depth.
Susanna has spent her life in London's glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mother-and she wants out. When a wickedly charming rogue lands at her feet, she jumps at the chance to experience life before it's too late. But as she descends into London's underworld, she finds that nothing- not even Gideon-is as it seems. As excitement turns to danger, Susanna must decide what price she's willing to pay...for the love of a reformed thief.


Fairy tales turned romance novels are some of my favorite books, and this one is definitely up therewith those. This is romance novel is a retelling of Tangled only not. You will see the similarities, just no tower with a witch. I loved this story and hope that she does many more like it.

Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter


Caught between a greedy corporation and a desperate love of the land, Maria Porterfield barely has time to mourn her father's death. If her family is to survive, it'll be up to her to take charge-but she can't do it alone. When a mysterious drifter rides into town, the handsome cowboy seems like an answer to her prayers. But Chet isn't interested in settling down, no matter how tempting the offer...

Chet made his way West looking for a fresh start-the last thing he wants is to get involved in someone else's fight. But something about Maria awakens a powerful need to protect the fierce beauty at all costs. He never thought he'd find love, but as danger presses in, he may find there's more beyond the next horizon than just another long and dusty trail.


This was a great book. There was just enough suspense mixed into a romance that seemed real, to make it well balanced. I love that they didn't just instantly fall in love, that they worked their way up to that point after knowing each other for months, and the fight they had on their hands to save her ranch just brought them closer. Chet was an amazing hero, and Maria was definitely a challenge for him.

The Highlander's Bride


After years of fighting in France, Sir Gavin Patrick longs for his Scottish home and for an easier life off the battlefield. However, laden with a shipment of orphans, a massive treasure to transport, and Lady Marie Colette—a sharp-tongued French heiress—Gavin realizes that the real battle is only beginning. Colette expects a painless trip as Gavin transports her to her Highland fiancĂ©, but their relationship takes an unexpected turn…

Forced to pose as a married couple in order to sneak out of France, Gavin and Colette fight against their developing, forbidden attraction…all the while yearning to fulfill their pent-up desire.


What an amazing story. The turmoil the two waded through was extensive and to still find love, forbidden as it was, is nothing short of a miracle. The fight they put themselves through trying to deny their love and do what they are honor bound to do is difficult, but when the time comes will they choose love or honor, and with what they find at the end of their journey will it even matter?



Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.

Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes.

With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in. Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.


This book was awesome! I loved it, I see this series being right up there with the Divergent and the Maze Runner series. I can't wait to see what happens next. The action and intrigue just pull you in and it's at a reading level for teens all the way to adults without boring anyone. This is a definite must read.