Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It Happened One Wedding by Julie James (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Karen White
FBI-US Attorney Series #5

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I found the book started off a bit slow (but perhaps this was just me getting used to the narrator’s style) soon enough however, the story picked up I really started to enjoy it and it kept me wanting to get back to it.  Vaughn and Sydney had wonderful chemistry. I loved watching them fall in love with each other.  The characters were funny, sweet, sarcastic and the writing was good. This was the first time I have read this author and I was pleasantly surprised.  

The only negative for me was the narrator. I found her manner of speaking quite jilted. Sometimes it was smooth and flowed other times not so much. By the middle to end of the book I assume I had just gotten used to it because I didn’t notice it as much.

I have a feeling I will check out other books by this author!


The Blurb:

After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She's stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn't mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are...

Special Agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney's refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can't live without.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  This was a good read. Lily was a strong woman who started to regret her actions but in the end embraced them. I liked that. I was looking forward to Alec’s story after reading the first book in this series, however, he turned out a little different than I expected. While I truly enjoyed how much chemistry was between Lily and him. His hard-headedness for thinking he wasn’t good enough for her - got tiresome.  

There were some great funny parts, some totally sigh worthy parts and of course a wonderful happy ending.  I wonder who the next story in this series will be about?






The Blurb:

Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan, until Lily declares she'll only marry for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...
 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

RELEASE DAY!!!! It's You, book 1 by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelley

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It's You, book 1 by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelly is NOW LIVE! "Simply amazing! It's You is everything we wished for Jacob and Bella except better. The love between two characters has never been felt so strongly through the pages as it has with Jack and Darcy. An absolute must read for any fan of true love, soulmates and men with sexy beards." - New York Times bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin

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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes her first duo of paranormal romances! ONCE UPON A TIME… the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me. I’ve never been able to forget. Perhaps it was his jet-black hair, or the changing copper-color of his eyes, the intense way he looked at me… or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time, at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real. But after that kiss, I never saw him again. His name was Jack Beauloup. Jack, my “Beautiful Wolf.” Twenty years passed. He has returned. For me.

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Don't miss out on It’s You, book 2 Release date: January 17th

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Blurb:
The thrilling conclusion of Katy Regnery’s first paranormal romance series! HAPPILY EVER AFTER… To some, they’re just words signifying a fairytale ending. For me, Jack Beauloup, they represent an unyielding desire: Forever with Darcy Turner, the unexpected love of my life. A love that has placed her human life in danger. According to Pack Law, my binding is an abomination that must be severed. It’s ignited a fiery hatred that I must confront and control. But what is bound cannot be broken. I will keep Darcy safe. Even if it means giving up on my dreams. Even if it means giving up my life.

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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Author Links:
Website/Newsletter Signup: http://katyregnery.com/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dqySsy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatyRegnery Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/katharineregner/

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Faye Adele
The Lost Lords of Pembrook #3

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  Rafe’s story was a bit more gritty for me than the previous two. He was the most “tortured hero” type of the three brother's in my opinion. It’s not my favourite type of plot, usually because I find there ends up being a fair amount of self pity involved and I get frustrated thinking if you would just try, then you could maybe get over it.. Rafe however, I enjoyed. He seemed more bitter in the previous books, but since he meets Evelyn fairly early on in this one, his bitterness fades. He is an angry fellow, there's no doubt, but I loved how he wanted the best for her and never pushed her or treated her poorly.

Evelyn was a strong leading lady. She was caring and I absolutely loved when she could coax a smile or chuckle from Rafe. This was a good conclusion to a great series. Tristan is still my favourite of the three brothers though.

Narration was done well, I will gladly listen to Faye Adele again. Her voice is a breeze to listen to.


The Blurb:

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle— awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright . . .

Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taught him to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he sets eyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress . . .

After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imagined she would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstances give her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldness belies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his, Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrook is hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroy them both until unexpected love leads the last lost lord home . . 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath (Audio Edition)

Narrated by: Faye Adele
The Lost Lords of Pembrook #2

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  OOh did I love this book! Was hooked right from the beginning! Tristan and his “Just one more..” *sigh* Anne was a perfect match for him. She gave as good as she got, and I love how she twisted him up inside. There were a couple highlight worthy parts, and some that made me laugh aloud.  I have the third book on my phone ready to go, as I type this! Cannot wait to start listening. I honestly can’t believe I have let these books sit in my tbr pile this long! What is wrong with me!!

Faye Adele did a wonderful job again, my only comment is that a couple times her breaks between scenes were too short and I was confused for a moment at what was going on. There were only a couple of these and I didn’t take away from the book.


The Blurb:

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.
Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . .
Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home. . .

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Faye Adele
The Lost Lords of Pembrook #1

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½  The main story starts off in a ballroom, which of course I love, and I haven’t read a “ballroom” historical in a while.. They have all taken place in the country. So because of that it pulled me in right away. The rest of the story was equally as wonderful. I loved all three Pembrook Lords (Sebastian,Tristan and Rafe) and I am already totally looking forward to the other two stories.

Sebastian and Mary, were great together. I love a story that stems from childhood. Sebastian is hard and driven, and Mary is there to bring softness to his life. This doesn’t mean she is a soft character. No, she is bold, and goes after what she wants. She strives to make Sebastian laugh again and I really liked her character. I also enjoyed how ALL the Pembrook brothers care for Mary.

The Narrator Faye Adele did a fantastic job! I would gladly listen to her again.


The Blurb:

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright. 

Sebastian Easton always vowed he would avenge his stolen youth and title. Now back in London, the rightful Duke of Keswick—returning from battle a wounded, hardened, changed man—cannot forget the brave girl who once rescued him and his brothers from certain death. 

Lady Mary Wynne-Jones paid dearly for helping the imprisoned young Lords of Pembrook, and she remembers well the promise she made to Sebastian all those years ago: to meet him once more in the abbey ruins where they shared a bold, forbidden kiss. While Mary is betrothed now to another, a friendship forged with dark secrets cannot be ignored. Unexpected passion soon burns dangerously between them, tempting Sebastian to abandon his quest for retribution to fight for a love that could once again set him free.



Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (Audio Edition)

Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
Winston Brothers #1

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This book made me smile and laugh out loud often. Jessica is funny with her inner monologue and Duane is a proper southern Gentleman, well he sure tries hard to be that is. The Winston brothers all have a great rapport with each other and I enjoyed watching them interact. Cletus was my favourite, I think.

The fire between Jess and Duane was always present however, sometimes, I felt Jess threw herself at him a bit to hard. Though to give Duane credit, he seemed to have his mind set on what he wanted and how he wanted to obtain it.  

Both Narrators did a great job with their roles. Joy's male voice was great and she had enough different sounding female voices that you could differentiate between characters. Chris also did a wonderful job with all the male voices, allowing me to easily tell everyone apart. I will check out the other brothers books.


The Blurb:

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level headed good girl, has been in na├»ve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her advisory, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?