Friday, May 20, 2011

Promise me Tomorrow - Lori Copeland #2

"The Sisters of Mercy Flats", begun in Promise Me Today, continues in this wonderful new Western-flavored historical romance. The McDougal sisters are experts at swindling men, and this time Anne-Marie enters into a bargain bordering on blackmail--with a Crow warrior.

This book wasn't for me as good as the first one... Maybe cause hes promised to someone else, but still likes her and desires her was what did it for me... "forbidden romance" type of deal.. I'm not sure. I'm a whole if your promised to someone you stay faithful to them type of gal. But overall it was still a good book, good characters  a lot of action in this one. This book is more descriptive for the sex scenes then the first book. So if you found the first one too much to handle... you might want to stay away from this one... or skip those pages. This one also doesn't "finish" So i'm looking forward to everything wrapping up nicely in the end, theres a lot of unanswered questions!

Promise me Today - Lori Copeland #1

When the McDougal sisters were rescued by three strangers on their way to the gallows, each woman was picked up by a different man. Unfortunately for Abigail, she was grabbed by a twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. Of course she tried to steal his horse, only to discover the dandy was a Confederate spy! And he came running after her, demanding his papers. With murder in their eyes and lust in their hearts, they embarked on Drake's mission together, knowing that when fire and kerosene mix, the flames may burn out of control....

Sooo Just a heads up on this one. Lori Copeland did write Historical Romance before she went to straight writing Christian Romance. I've seen a lot of people complain about these early books of hers because they thought they were going to be Christian romance. This is a fairly clean book. Sex isn't described in great detail in this book, but it is THERE. I just wish people actually looked into books, and read others reviews before posting their own and giving these books bad ratings.

Ok off that subject I really did enjoy this book a lot. I loved the characters and can't wait to get to know the other sisters in the books to come. Hershall is just such a weird character when you first meet him, I wasn't sure how I felt about him. He was so awkward. But you learn to love them. As always I love Lori's books, she makes you feel the characters love, pain, and happiness. You really get pulled into the book. It is a historical during the war between the North and South. But it doesn't give a lot of history in it, just enough to image being there but not so much it over whelms you.  Great for those who love historical romance. Just so you know, this book leads into the next two books... so it doesn't really have an ending... Be prepared to have the next two books on hand!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Montana Creeds: Dylan (Montana Creeds #2) by Linda Lael Miller

Hailed as "rodeo's bad boy" for his talent at taming bulls and women, Dylan Creed likes life in the fast lane. But when the daughter he rarely sees is abandoned by her mother, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs ranch. Somehow the champion bull rider has to turn into a champion father—and fast.

Town librarian Kristy Madison is uncharacteristically speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who'd left a trail of broken hearts—including her own—is back…and this time Kristy's determined to tame his wild ways once and for all.

This is the second book in the series. I really have fell in love with these brothers and cant wait to read the 3rd and last book in the series. Although I have to admit I liked / connected with the 1st books characters alot more. Just felt like in this book was all about having kids, and those who don't want kids are considered bad, stuck up, self centered people. That Kinda rubbed me the wrong way. But I know people have their opinions on the subject, just don't feel like that should be one of the main focuses of the book. I did feel like the author did capture the main character Dylans child "Bonnie" very well, that she was a cute angel with a temper. 

“I shoveled some of that toddler goop into her mouth earlier,” Dylan answered, after tossing a fond glance in his daughter’s direction. “She spit most of it back at me, but I figure enough went down to hold off starvation.”

I did feel that the ending of the book seemed a little rushed, and was disappointed how everything paned out in the end. But I've come this far so I have to read the 3rd book. Hopefully one will be better. I just wish  that each book didn't have a  kid in it and wasn't so predictable. Over all it was an OK book, definitely not one of my favorites, but a good light weekend read. 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Linda Lael Miller - Montana Creeds : Logan #1

Descendants of the legendary McKettrick family, the Creeds are renowned in Stillwater Springs, Montana—for raising hell…

After years of wandering, Logan Creed, a cowboy with a dusty law degree, has returned home. To put down roots, to restore his family's neglected ranch…to have kids of his own proudly bearing the Creed name.

Divorced mom Briana Grant has heard the stories about her gorgeous neighbor. So Logan's kindness with her young boys is a welcome surprise, especially when her ex reappears. And when an unknown enemy vandalizes her home, Logan shows Briana—and the folks of Big Sky country—just what he's made of.

So... after reading the last book I was in the mood for a little bit of Cowboy! I got this book last Christmas and its been sitting in my to read pile since then. I have read a couple of her books before and always was impressed with how well they were written. This one is the same. Great book, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. She is such a talented writer. I have to admit though I usually stay away from books where one or both of the characters have kids... Usually in books I find them super annoying and thats a big turn off for a book. Bree's two kids were well written into the story, and very likable. So I didn't mind too much.I did really like how the two main characters were attracted to each other, no fighting, or yelling at each other, Logan was a perfect gentleman though the book and did all the things a girl wishes for in a man. (holds the door open for her, surprises her with dinner *sigh* This book was packed with romance. There was a lot of things going on in the book all at once towards the end, that might of been a bit too much, but everything got wrapped up well in the end. Very good book for those who like modern day cowboys!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cowboy Fever - Joanne Kennedy

Miss Rodeo Wyoming Jodie Bryce is back from the big city to find that her childhood friend Teague Treadwell's rugged cowboy charm never looked better. But Teague thinks Jodie's success lifted her out of his reach, and now he's got to shed his bad boy image to be worthy of the girl next door.

All I have to say is WOW. I'm not a huge Country/Western book lover, more of a highlander fan, but I won this one and thought I'd give it a try! Boy am I glad I did! This is a very contemporary romance, it does have sex so if your looking for a super clean book this wont be for you. I absolutely loved this book, such a great story, packed with love, action and mystery. Couldn't put it down once I started, read almost all night.. well at least till I couldn't see straight , then had to finish up this morning. You will absolutely love these two characters. They are both so down to earth. They did fight their feelings for each other for a good part of the book, but it wasn't annoying to the point of where you wanted to kick the characters. This was a well written book that will definitely stay on my "keepers" shelf and I will be adding her other books to my to read pile! Highly recommend for those who love the bad boy cowboy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Surrender of a Lady - Tiffany Clare

Sold. With one word, Lady Elena Ravenscliffe’s destiny changes forever. Forced into Constantinople’s slave market to pay off her late husband’s debts and save her son, Elena reinvents herself as Jinan—a harem girl adored by the rich lords who bid on her favors. But one man instantly sees through her façade.

Griffin Summerfield, Marquess of Rothburn, let Elena slip through his fingers years ago. When he recognizes her on the auction block, he pays an outrageous sum to possess her even if it is for a short period of time. But when his deadline looms, Griffin will risk all in a desperate bid to make her his—and his alone…

So.... Im not sure how I would describe this book. I loved it but hated it? Hate is such a strong word.... Maybe dislike is a little better. I had such high hopes for this book. The whole him finding her in a harem, and wanting to be with her forever was such a great storyline, but its one of those books where one or both characters dislikes the other one...  but in reality they love/like each other they just don't want to tell the other one.... UGGG. I just wanted to shake the characters though the whole book. The book was pretty well written, i'll admit. There are some scenes in the book that make you want to fan yourself! I just wish that the book had a little more romance, him wooing her more... Them fighting, keeping secrets, not telling the whole truth , left me wanting to scream at them... All in all I couldn't put the book down... even though I had some issues with it. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shadows of Myth and Legend - E.J. Stevens

A collection of dark faerie tales inspired by folklore, myth and legend told in the haunting lyrical style of dark poet E.J. Stevens. Filled with poems about vampires, werewolves, and other paranormal creatures of the night. 

I won this one off , Great Blog if you have a moment to check it out. I honestly wasn't sure what I was going to think of this one. When I read the back I kept thinking ... Paranormal, Fae, folklore .... This could be so good because I am absolutely in love with all things Fae and Paranormal! Or it could be horrible, because the author could just not understand the real folklore behind the Fae and  all other paranormal creatures and just make a whole bunch of stuff up and be a poser... All I have to say is I'm so happy I won this book!!! She definitely captured the real Fae, and what I pictured them to be like. I highly recommend this book to all those who are paranormal lovers! I am definitely recommending this one to all my friends! My 2 favorites was called Exile and Love of a Shifter. Such a great read! Here is one of my favorites! 


Legs bound with cold iron
So you cannot flee
Wings wrapped in a glamour 
For no human eyes to see

Stranded in the mortal realm
No magic to sustain your youth
A terrible price to pay
For seeking out the truth

Exiled from all Sidhe lands
Sent far from kith and kin
Judged by both Seelie courts
Guilty of our greatest sin

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Accidental Wife - Day Leclaire

Nikki Ashton was invited to a wedding--her own! 

The inspiration behind the Cinderella Ball was simple--come single, leave wed. By midnight perfect strangers could find themselves if by magic!

To keep her love-struck boss, Eric, at bay, Nikki Ashton had told him she was happily married. The wedding ring had been easy -- all she needed now was a husband! 

Jonah Alexander seemed heaven-sent. Unfortunately he'd come to the ball to stop a wedding, not start one! He was convinced his brother Eric was about to make the biggest mistake of his life -- marrying Nikki Ashton. But then he realized Nikki wasn't so much waiting for her husband-to-be as shopping for him...

This book is another light- weekend read, But super cute! I instantly fell in love with these two, they had strong chemistry from the very beginning! Jonah (Joe) is such a strong character, hard headed, macho, loving, caring, and knows all the right things to say/do to make your toes tingle! Fairly well written book, strong, great character connection, great plot, and ending, Only wish It would of had a little more fulfilling ending, it just kinda stops, I felt there could of been another chapter or so added on. It was put out by 

Harlequin in 1996, so its slightly dated. But another great book, I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bachelor's Bed - Jill Shavis

Lani Mills is Colin West's weekly cleaning lady and is in love with her client. Colin has been hurt in the past and it makes him wary about having serious relationships. He tells a "tiny" lie to his mother about being engaged so he can finish working on a very important project and he asks Lani for help. He needs her to pretend to be his fiancée while he finishes working the project, except that Lani doesn't feel as if it's pretend and plays the part whole-heartedly. Things heat up when his mother and aunts come to pay him a visit.

Great story, can be read in one afternoon. Great character development. You will definitely fall in love with them fast. Lani is just such a great character, super sweet, and loving. Colin drove me crazy hes so awkward in the beginning, but its cute how Lani gets under his skin to soften him up. Highly recommend this one for a quick read. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

When the Heart Remembers - Eva Zumwalt

When the heart remembers... how can the mind forget? The intimate inscription inside the beautiful hand-painted card that was unsigned. Yet Sarah Wingate some-how sensed the identity of the person who had mysteriously left the message at her doorstep.

Since she had escaped to the stark mountains of New Mexico- putting the anguish of a broken wedding engagement behind her  Sarah had dated several men. yet only one had found a place in her heart : John Trist. A ruggedly handsome man who unthreatened masculinity and as Sarah soon learns, involvement with more than one women.

For the first time in her life, Sarah Wingate is tempted to break her own rules about falling in love... as she faces emotions she did not know she was capable of feeling.

I've read this book a couple times. Its a great "weekend" read. It's only 182 pages. A great love story, that was well written, makes me smile, and is very clean. I haven't been able to find any other books by her. This book was put out from 84 to 05. Soooo its hard to find, luckily I have my hands on a first addition! If you see this book anywhere and are a romantic like me this is a great find!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Postmistress- Sarah Blake

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war. 

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter. In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape. 

The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right

I won this one though the good reads give away. The "read this before you read the book/enter the give away" kind of threw me off, and feel like the author didn't need to write that at all. I thought it was a pretty good book, well written. I love books that were written in the past, especially with a little love mixed into it. She really nailed the time period on the spot. I believe the characters could of used a little more work. But over all pretty good book.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to Marry a Duke - Vicky Dreiling

Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary--nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met...

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she's determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife--she'll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke's affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan's desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker's number one rule: never fall in love with the groom

 I won this book off a give away, and all I have to say is I LOVED it so much! Such great charactors! I admit I usually am kind of iffy on reading authors first books out unless they have a million good reviews... cause lets admit sometimes they really are horriable... But this one captivated me from begining to end! I was up at 3 AM because I couldn't sleep and got this book the day before in the mail and couldn't put this book down. I really can't say enough good things about it! I love how they first met. How she just rambles, my husband says I do that all the time. They are such a good pair! This is a pretty clean book , definitly not a sex on every page one, which i'm glad for it, I liked how the charactors developed and got to know each other as people. I also liked the theme of the book "Things happen for a reason". I really can't wait till July when the next book comes out!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue Book #6

SCOTLAND, PRESENT DAY. When Faerie Magic swept ROBERT MACQUARRIE forward in time, modern medicine saved him from a fatal wound. But he also left behind an unfulfilled vow—to protect his friend’s young daughter, Isabella. Haunted by guilt for over a decade, he leaps at the chance to go back and keep that vow. The magic of the Fae works in its own mysterious ways, however.

SCOTLAND, 1292. ISABELLA MACGAHAN has reluctantly chosen a lonely existence, scorned for her Faerie blood and uncontrollable power. When she’s caught in a conflict between clans, a pawn in the struggle for power and land, her only option is to trust a handsome stranger. One who swears he was charged with her safety a full twenty years before... although the deluded man seems little older than she is.

No one is safe when Mortal schemes and Faerie magic push Robbie and Isabella to confront their worst fears. Will the magic demand the ultimateprice from them both—or will they find their true homecoming in each other’s arms?

** Another great book by Melissa. I'd been looking forward for Roberts story since book one and am glad he was finally put into one of her books. Robert is such a great charactor and I'm glad I got to meet him in this book. Isa... shes such a strong charactor as well. At times I wanted to shake her cause she was so stubborn in her feelings for Robert, but it all brought the story together perfectly. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out later this month!! What am I going to do with myself till then??

A Highlander's Destiny- Melissa Mayhue Book #5

When the worlds of Mortal and Fae collide, the magic of true love is put to the test.
JESSE CORYELL is a man adrift in life, searching for his destiny. He doesn't trust women; too many have chased him for his money and power.

He's tried to lose himself in his work, taking on the worst mankind has to offer, but as a Guardian and Fae descendent, what he really needs is to find his true love. When he sets out to help a mysterious woman find her sister, what he gets is much more than he bargained for, battling an undeniable attraction to his sexy new client while fighting to save her life and rescue her sister.

DESTINY NOBLE is desperately searching for her missing kid sister. Not even her own attempted abduction will stop her in her quest. Abandoned by everyone she's ever loved, losing Leah is the last straw. Authorities have declared the girl a runaway, but Destiny knows better. Her dreams have shown her the truth. They've also shown her Jesse.

Jesse and Destiny race against time to save an innocent girl from a powerful ancient evil. Will true love be their only weapon or will they each sacrifice their own destiny in the process?

** Such a great book from Melissa, I swear they get more amazing with each knew book. I've been looking forward to a book with Sexy Jesse since Book #1, and Destinys instant attraction to him is amazing, I felt like I was right there looking though her eyes at him! *drools* Such great charactors, I even got my mom to start reading the series!

A Highlander of her own- Melissa Mayhue - Book #4

TEXAS, PRESENT DAY. ELLIE DENTON's world has spiraled out of control. A strange new birthmark, animals talking to her, and her mother's ex-husband laying claim to the family ranch have her thinking life can't get more complicated. But Ellie doesn't know the birthmark's connection to her Faerie ancestors. Complicated takes on a whole new meaning with her innocent wish to find her true love.

SCOTLAND, 1304. CADEN MACALISTER has more trouble than he can handle. With his brother held for ransom
and the laird missing, the last thing he needs is another problem. But the Fae have other plans.

A mysterious woman shows up in his stables, sent by Faerie Magic to find her true love. Fighting his attraction, Caden insists she's meant for one of his brothers. With his history, he has no desire for a woman in his life—especially a woman sent by the Fae.
Only the magic of the Fae can determine whether Ellie will find a Highlander of her own...

**** I absolutely loved this book, with Ellie able to talk to animals! Soooo funny, I kept looking at my little dog, wondering if she could talk,what would she say?? I also love the chemistry between the main characters. They truly made me smile though the whole book. Highly recommend this series and can never say enough good things about Melissa!!!