Friday, November 19, 2010

Christina Dodd - The Greatest Lover in All England

Since childhood, Rosie's life has been the stage—passing herself off as a boy playing women's roles in the somewhat disreputable theatrical troupe of actor Danny Plympton, Rosie's adoptive father. But when unanticipated danger confronts them, they must flee London, taking refuge at the estate of Sir Anthony Rycliffe. A handsome, devil-may-care rakehell, Tony quickly sees through Rosie's disguise.
But a lush, womanly form and eminently kissable lips are not the ravishing young beauty's only secrets—and the burning attraction Tony feels for her does not lessen the peril she has brought to his doorstep. The dashing rogue is determined to strip the irresistible lady of her mysteries—and her masculine garb—using all of his fabled seductive powers. After all, Tony has a reputation to uphold, as . . .
The Greatest Lover in All England


Over all it was a good book. It was kind of slow, its not a book that I get hooked on and read the whole thing front to back in a day.... actually took me all week... Character were slightly awkward... probably because the main character has always lived as a man, she doesn't know what to do when someone likes her... I did like how the author tied William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth into the story line, I felt like the author really portrayed them well into likable sub characters.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cara Miles- Lord of the Night


This story is about a man who has everything taken from him, his father killed, his title taken away and his lands given to his worst enemy. 13 years later Jamie comes back to take back what is his, even storming in on a wedding to his once betrothed to claim her as his. After a hasty wedding to Jamie, they go back to his lands and Jamie works on clearing his name as a traitor to the king while trying to deny his feelings for his reluctant bride.

My thoughts.....

If your looking for a book that is packed with steamy sex scenes and a little bit of a story this is the book for you. Personally I was hoping for more story, and less fighting between the two main characters. It got to the point where I just wanted to shake them and yell "you guys obviously like/love each other, grow up and stop fighting over dumb stuff". Its a ok book just not one that I would probably read again, it was a little bit of a struggle to get through this one...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Devotion - Katherine Sutcliffe

This romantic tale, set in 19th-century England, is cut from the same cloth as Jane Eyre. When autumn comes, Trey Hawthorne, a duke, hasn't fortified his estate, and it costs him dearly. Highwaymen not only rob him; they leave him a cripple.
But Maria Ashton, his nurse, devotes herself to his recovery and pulls him back from the brink of insanity. She earns Hawthorne's gratitude, then his love. Can it last?
"Flawlessly plotted and of the best romantic stories in years." (Publishers Weekly)

***I came across this book about a year ago when I bought a lot of about 80 books off craigslist and its sat on my shelf ever since. I'd never heard of the author before in all my years of reading romance novels but was very surprised by this book. Absolutely loved it from beginning to end even stayed up all night to finish it. This is a great touching book, characters are very easy to love, its like you've known Marie and Trey all your life. Katherine is a amazing author who creates such a story you can easily imagine that your right there in the middle of it. It touches your heart and made me smile through the whole thing. Its not your naughty romance where there is sex in the first 10 pages... Its a true romance story, filled with love and hope. Highly recommend this to those of you who love to curl up to a good book at night waiting for their prince.