Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis

★★★★  I met Jade and Dell in the first book of the Animal Magnetism series, and enjoyed their chemistry even then! This is the second book and I think it was a lot better than the first.  Jade has great sass and Dell is the kinda guy that enjoys it with his silent smiles. I loved the little OCD qualities that made Jade unique, and the fact that Dell did as well.  I found this to be a quick enjoyable read and I look forward to the reading the rest of the series. 

Here's the blurb:

She’s tempting his basic instincts…

Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.

Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with hurt animals, and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss.

Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Scaondalous Secret of Abigail MacGregor by Paula Quinn

   This is the second time I've read Paula Quinn. I quite enjoyed the first book of hers, and was looking forward to this one. The plot sounded good - hero escorting his enemy (heroine) into England. The potential is definitely there for some interesting encounters.

Unfortunately for me, I found this book very wordy and repetitive. I felt it took away from any chemistry that was being built between the characters. At 40% of the way into the story, there were moments that I thought for sure there would be some quirky spots for romance to happen, but they just got passed by.  Even after they slept together, I didn't feel it brought them closer, or heightened the chemistry between them. They just seemed to be too concerned  with the fact that "he was the Jacobite killer, and she a Jacobite... how could they ever have a future."  That phrase or ones similar, just started to grate on me.

On the plus side, as I don't want to just focus on what I didn't like, Ms.Quinn wrote Abby's speech in accents. Lots of "ye, dinna, faither" etc which I really enjoy reading. I feel it brings me into the story more. 

So, even though I was not a fan of this book, because I enjoyed the previous one I read by this author, I will probably try her again. Perhaps some of her older titles.

** I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Here's the Blurb: 

A LADY'S MISSION... 

Known for her beauty and boldness, Abigail MacGregor must preserve her clan's dangerous secret: that her mother is the true heir to the English Crown. If the wrong people find out, it will mean war for her beloved Scotland. To keep peace, she embarks for London, unprepared for the treachery that awaits—especially from her wickedly handsome escort. He is the enemy, but his slow, sensuous kisses entice her beyond reason... 

A WARRIOR'S TEMPTATION 

General Daniel Marlow, loyal knight and the kingdom's most desirable hero, would rather be on the battlefield than transporting a spoiled Highland lass. But Abby MacGregor is unlike any woman he's ever met, in a ballroom or in his bedroom. Captivated by her daring spirit and seduced by her lovely innocence, Daniel must choose between betraying his queen or giving up the woman who would steal his country—and his traitorous heart.