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.