Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Review-Seduce Me At Sunrise

Seduce Me At Sunrise 
Hathaways (2)
Lisa Kleypas
St Martins
360 Pages
Published Oct 2008 
ISBN: 978-0-312-94981-5

Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins—and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation…and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

Then, Win returns to England…only to find that Kev has hardened into a man who will deny love at all costs. Meantime, an attractive, seductive suitor has set his sights on Win. It’s now or never for Kev to make his move. But first, he must confront a dangerous secret about his destiny—or risk losing the only woman he has lived for…

Winnifred Hathaway, has been in love with Kev Merripen, but he refuses to accept the feelings they have for each other. So after suffering from being sickly, she goes to France for a couple of years, to see a doctor that has helped patients in similar condition as she is in. When she comes back healthy and vibrant with life, she expects that Kev will finally accept them being together and she can finally not have to hide her true feelings from him, especially the powerful passion that flames up between them. However Kev is still just as stubborn as ever, and seems more primal now that she brought the young doctor with her. Kev, scarred on the inside from his time with his uncle among the romany, is bitter and knows that he can never be with Win, for he would never want to harm her, and knows that there is a beast inside of him, reading to burst free, but Win is just as stubborn and determined as he is, and will fight with every breath left in her to convince him that their love is worth fighting for....

The Hero (Kev Merripen)
Kev, not wanted by his real father, is sent to his uncle, and treated like a dog, and now is hardened because of his past. Kev is a intimidating man, but there is one family that doesn't feel intimidated by him, and thats the Hathaways, who are more unusual of gadjes that one would expect, but there is one Hathaway who is his downfall and must harden himself to her, so that he doesn't succumb, because he knows that he could  very well hurt her, and that's the last thing that he would do, and she deserves much more than a rom, but he finds it hard letting go for she is what he lives and breathes for....

The Heroine (Winnifred Hathaway)
Win, has been sickly ever since she suffered from a sickness years ago, and survived, but her body has always been weak since then, and she dreams of the day that she can be strong and healthy again. When she hears of a doctor in France, who has had success with people in similar conditions as herself, she decides to go, and although she is gone for two years, she hopes that the love that she has for Kev, will be strong enough to make him realize how she could never live without him in her life....

My Thoughts 
Seduce Me At Sunrise is the second installment in the Hathaway series by Lisa Kleypas. From the first book in the series, we see and ache for Win, for suffering as she does. I just have loved Kev and Win, and loved reading their story, so achingly sweet yet a tormenting side to the story as well. Kev is a man that is haunted by his past and has suffered much and doesn't reveal his true self to Win, knowing that she could never accept him. But Win is strong and spirited and fights for those that she loves, even stubborn and pig headed Rom's. There were parts of this story that made me cry, and parts that made me laugh, and was a entertaining story to say the least. It stole my heart from the first chapter!!! AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
What if this were the last moment you ever had with me? Wouldn't you have been sorry not to tell me how you felt? Wouldn't you--" Merripen covered her mouth with his, desperate for a way to make her quiet. His arms went around her, wrapping her in his vast strength, holding her against the hardness of his body. And then everything ignited, and they were both lost in a furor of need.

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms 

Other Books In The Series 
Mine Till Midnight
A Hathaway Wedding
Tempt Me At Twilight
Married By Morning
Love In The Afternoon

Book Review-Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Bridgerton (4)
Julia Quinn
370 Pages
Published July 2002
ISBN: 978-0-380-82084-9

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

Colin Bridgerton, has returned home from his world travels, and his family is much relieved to having him home, not knowing if he will stay this time, or like all the other times, just leave once again. Penelope Featherington, has resigned herself to being a spinster, even though she has always been fond of Colin...ever since she met him years ago. When Colin returns, he expects life at home to be the same as it always is, but this time its definitely different, and he starts noticing Penelope in a way very not brotherly like but more like he wants her desperately.  But they both have secrets and when they are discovered with that only destroy their feelings for each other....or make their bond of love that much stronger?.....

The Hero (Colin Bridgerton)
Even though Colin Bridgerton among the Ton is considered to be a charmer, and tired of the columnist Lady Whistledown, which everyone talks about, and whom of which mentions him just about every column, and is tired of life in London. But this time coming home from his travels, he starts to realize how things are much different than things were before...and they all have to do with Penelope, whom most of the time he has known her he has considered her like one of his sisters, only he is starting to have inclinations toward her that are in no way brotherly, but more like a man that passionately wants a woman. 

The Heroine (Penelope Featherington)
Penelope, has always never been thought of as a beauty among the ton, and expects that she will live a life as a spinster, even though she would love to find a man to love and marry and have children, but she has no prospects, unlike her best friend Eloise Bridgerton. Penelope is overlooked by her family, especially her mother, and just would want to feel loved, but never expected that Colin, the man she has secretly adored for years, is the key to her finding true happiness in her previously lonely life.

My Thoughts 
Romancing Mister Bridgerton, is the fourth in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. I just love Colin and Penelope's story. I don't even know how many times I have read this one, I just enjoy reading it every time. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a witty, and memorable story that will pull at your heartstrings. Such a charming tale of two people, that both have secrets of their own, but yearns for acceptance and for a chance at love that has alluded them, but will find it in each other. I truly enjoyed this one, and I was completely satisfied by the time I reached the end. From the very beginning of the story, the reader will be taken on a emotional yet fun filled ride that Julia Quinn takes you on, and you will never regret reading Romancing Mister Bridgerton. A Romance that will charm every readers heart!

My Favorite Quote 
" I love you," he said, leaning forward to kiss her. And this time she couldn't reply, because his mouth remained on hers, hungry, demanding, and very, very seductive. 

My Grade On This Book 
 4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
 The Duke and I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton 4.5 -(E Novel Only)
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding

Teaser Tuesday (35)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme that I have just discovered, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like.

She backed away until she hit the door. "What in God's name are you doing?" She cried, her gaze riveted on broad naked shoulders and a glimpse of an equally broad chest, rock hard chest. She looked lower. His belly was flat and tight, with interesting lines, and then it began to ripple. She quickly averted her gaze, but her cheeks had warmed.
"This cabin is too small for us both," she repeated.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Book Review-Worth Any Price

Worth Any Price 
Bow Street Runners (3)
Lisa Kleypas 
386 Pages 
Published February 2003 
ISBN 987-0-380-81107-6
What is the price of love?

Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished -- but that was before he met the lady in question.

For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition -- one he has never offered before.

He asks her to be his bride.

And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know -- that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London's most notorious lover might claim Charlotte's body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.

Nick Gentry, most current mission is to find a missing lady, the man whom she is betrothed to is desperate to find her. But when Nick finally finds her (which wasn't that difficult ) but then he meets her and only desires to keep her for himself. Knowing that she is in desperate circumstances, he offers her a solution, to marry him and have protection from her fiancee whom she would rather die than be married to. So even though its not a ideal situation for Charlotte, she agrees knowing that both her and her family would be taken care of, is she agrees to marry Nick, and she would have protection from the one she despises and fears the most. The passion is awakened in Charlotte, a desire that she didn't know she had in her, and every fiber in her comes alive with his sensual touch. And knows that her heart is at risk, for she could very well fall in love with this sensual yet secretive man...

The Hero (Nick Gentry)
Nick Gentry, has lived a dangerous life, and only with the help of his sister and her husband, has he started to slowly come back from living a life of danger. Nick has a dark past, one whom he keeps secret and one that haunts him, and doesn't care if he lives or dies, and takes terrible risks. Until he meets Charlotte however, things change drastically, and he starts to come to the realization that there is one person that he cares for and would want to live with and to love....and desires her to accept him...all of him both the good and the bad. But is afraid to trust her with his fragile and protected heart. 

The Heroine (Charlotte Howard)
Charlotte Howard, having every aspect of her young life controlled by one man, that wants to turn her into his ideal wife, and erasing who she really is. Charlotte has no desire to be controlled and dominated in every aspect of her life, so she abandons her family and the promises they have made to her betrothed, and lives a life in hiding, fearing being discovered one day. Then she is faced with Nick Gentry, who stirs up all of her senses, and desires to be loved and cherished and has found a man that she aches for such devotion.

My Thoughts 
Worth Any Price is the third and final installment in the Bow Street Runners series that Lisa Kleypas has created. Worth Any Price is Nick Gentry story, and after seeing him previously, I have definitely been looking forward to reading his story. Nick is a special hero, and one that is close to my heart, and one of my favorite characters that this author has created. He is a haunted and dangerous man, but there is a appeal about him, where you just want to comfort the man, for he has gone through  many hardships throughout his life. Worth Any Price is a charming story about two people who deserve love and happiness having never been able to find it for themselves, but together will find the most exquisite pleasure and joy. From the first page I was drawn into the story and could hardly put it down and is captivating to the bone......I  LOVED it!!!

My Favorite Quote 
"You'll find life far more enjoyable as my wife," Gentry Continued " You won't be anyone's servant. You can do as you please within reasonable limits. And you won't have to fear Lord Radnor any longer. " 
"All for the price of sleeping with you," She muttered. He smiled, all velvety arrogance, as he replied, "You may come to enjoy that part of it most of all."

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Someone To Watch Over Me
Lady Sophia's Lover

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogger Hop (36)

So come and join in on the fun and the hopping. Make new friends and discover new blogs!!! LETS DO THE HOP!!!! Come and check it out at Crazy For Books

The Question For The Week
 "What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"
Wow, There are so many I am looking forward too....if I had to choose would be Dark Predator by Christine Feehan or any of the Highland Guard books by Monica McCarty, that will be coming out this year, but the covers and titles haven't been released yet.

 The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do these two memes and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in these two fun memes every friday!!!!
The Question For The Week 
What is/or was your favorite subject in school?
I would have to say History, I have always been fascinated by the past...
  18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. IT can be found at Laurie's site at Bitten by Paranormal Romance 18 and over book bloggers primarily have on their blog book reviews and post of adult content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic. then you can play tag along

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review-Savor The Moment

Savor The Moment
Bride Quartet (3)
Nora Roberts
325 Pages
Published May 2010
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23368-9
Wedding baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company with her best friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. But she's too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that their clients seem to long for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker's older brother Delaney, on whom she's had a mega-crush since childhood.
But some infatuations last longer than others, and Laurel is convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is still out of her reach. Plus, Del is too protective of Laurel to ever cross the line with her-or so she thinks. When Laurel's quicksilver moods get the better of her-leading to an angry, hot, all-together mind-blowing kiss with Del-she'll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever...

Laurel McBane, is part of the Bride Quartet, a group of four friends who known each other since childhood. Laurel's contribution to the wedding business is Cakes, and she is dang good at it too. Even though this wasn't Laurel's dream, but because of financial difficulties with her parents, she had to quit culinary school and decided to help her friends with the wedding business and bake wedding cakes. Even though two of her friends have found love and romance in their lives, Laurel doesn't really believe she will be as lucky, especially when there is one man that she has always loved, but one who treats her like a sister, Delaney Brown who is Parker's brother. Even though a passion flares between them, Laurel still has doubts about Delaney and wonders if he could ever love her and still thinks that he is way beyond her reach when it comes to Happily Ever After. But sometimes life has a way of changing circumstances, and that even in her normal life you can still find your Prince Charming...

The Hero (Delaney Brown)
Delaney Brown, is very similar to Parker, very organized and practical. Del has always cared about these four girls that are like sisters to him, and has a protective streak a mile wide especially when it comes to Laurel. When things change between them, with one fiery kiss, he knows that things will be different forever. Del doesn't know where their relationship will lead them, since this is definitely different for him, however Laurel means the world to him, and he starts to realize how much he is starting to love her and must convince her how sincere he is in his feelings for her.

The Heroine (Laurel McBane)
Laurel, part of the four women that started Vows, and her talent resides in making gorgeous wedding cakes that astound everyone in look and in taste. Laurel has always had a crush on Del, but through a angry spat with him, kisses him surpring the both of them how much desire they feel for one another. Laurel struggled growing up, and now that she is in a relationship with Del, starts to doubt both herself and him, and doesn't believe that he could ever love her...even though she has loved him for quite some time now...

My Thoughts 
Savor The Moment is the third in the Bride Quartet, and my favorite series so far written about this author. I haven't read too many of her books, I have only read this series and the Chesepeake Bay Series. After reading Savor The Moment, I decided that this is my favorite of the books of the series so far, and even though I haven't read Parker's story, I absolutely adored Laurel. I felt connected to Laurel in a way that I wasn't with Emma or Mac. There was such a emotional side to Savor The Moment, one that connects the story to the reader in a way that usually doesn't happen very often, but when it does I thoroughly take advantage of the moment and get a box of tissues. (LOL) Although most of the story was witty and sexy, there were still those moments where I definitely needed the tissues, but in a good way. Savor The Moment satisfied me in every way possible, from the first page I was drawn in, and there was nothing that could draw me away from these tender romance. I loved how the story line and is basically holds true for the rest of the series, that these are normal women who have faced different challenges in their lives, that most readers can relate to, and even normal people can find a magical love that sometimes we can only dream about. This is one of the aspects that I have truly enjoyed reading in this series. I just LOVED Savor The Moment, filled with everything that you need in a good romance that will blow you away....

My Favorite Quote 
"You're the only one I've ever thought about asking to wear this. The only one I want to wear it. I've just driven all the way to Greenwich and back to get it for you. To give it to you because you're the only one. Marry me, Laurel" 

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Vision In White
Bed Of Roses
Happily Ever After

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A-Z Wednesday (7)

A-Z Wednesday is a weekly meme from Reading At The Beach. So feel free to particiapate in this fun meme, and check out her site for the guidelines. Currently-her website isn't working, but I have just loved doing this meme, so I am going to continue to participate in it.

This Weeks Letter is A

My Book For The Week

Margo Menlove loves everything Scottish. But when she wins a Highland vacation, she's disappointed by the whirlwind tourist trail she's taken on. She wants to experience the Scotland of warriors like the legendary Magnus MacBride. When she explores on her own, she picks up a beautiful stone on the shore--and awakes to the sight of MacBride himself in the heat of battle.
Magnus MacBride has seen many things while fighting the Viking hordes--but when the soaking wet, naked woman appears out of the surf, even he is taken aback. Even more stirring is a passion he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years, instead living only for vengeance. But giving in to his wild desire would place Margo in mortal danger--unless they stand together and fight for the love neither can endure without…

Waiting On Wednesday (30)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.This week I’m waiting on,
From the first glimpse he knew he must have her-even if only for a single night…
Powerful, ruthless, seductive-the lord of London’s underworld-Roman Merrick gets anything he wants…and he burns for Charlotte Chatsworth, a polished jewel in the glittering ton. So he engages her debt-ridden gambler father in a game of chance, wagering ten thousand pounds against one night with the man’s exquisite daughter. And Roman Merrick never loses.
But one night is never enough…
Charlotte is devastated to learn that her reprobate father has lost her in a card game to the most dangerous man she’s ever met. With the threat of ruin behind every corner, Charlotte embarks upon a perilous path with the man she can not forget. But in truth, it’s Roman who has everything to lose-for a game undertaken for pleasure alone soon has him gambling his heart. And love and passion unleashed could bring his great, dark empire tumbling down…

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme that I have just discovered, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like.

"You want to know what's gotten into me?"
"Yes, I do."
"I'll show you."
She grabbed him by the perfect knot of his elegant tie, jerked him down even as she gripped a handful of his hair, and yanked him forward. And she fixed her mouth to his in a hot, sizzling frustrated kiss, one that gave her heart a jolt ever as her mind purred: I knew it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Review-Eat Prey Love

Eat Prey Love
Love At Stake (9)
Kerrelyn Sparks
373 Pages
Published Oct 2010
Vampire/Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-195803-8

Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.

Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except . . .

Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .

 Caitlyn Whelan, is the daughter of the head of the CIA agency bent on destroying the undead and has kept her from her sister, Shanna. Caityln, decides to accept the invite to her nephews birthday( a nephew she just found out existed) and seeing her sister for the first time since their childhood. The reunion with her sister was bittersweet, but during this party, she meets Carlos Panterra who draws her unlike any other, and starts to realize that this is the man for her. Caitlyn knows that it won't be easy, having Carlos but knows he is well worth the effort. Carlos, a shapeshifter, a were panther, is determined to save his kind, and knows he must mate with a were panther, but must go about to finding one, and despite the magnetism between himself and Caitlyn he knows he must not partake of the forbidden fruit, and do what is best for his kind. Because even though there is one way for her to become like him, more than likely the turning would kill her, and he wouldn't want to harm a hair on her head. But his feelings for Caityln have only increased, and wonders if he could bear to let her go?

The Hero (Carlos Panterra)
Carlos, is one of the few survivors of his village of were panthers, and is searching for more of his people. Carlos works for Angus and his Security Investigation Firm, but on his off time is searching the jungles for his people. Carlos has many responsibilities but knows that he must find a mate one that isn't mortal. But when he see's Caitlyn time stops for him, and he only sees her in that moment, and the only thing that is stopping him from claiming her as his own, is her safety and wellfare, because with him he knows she could die and will everything he can to make sure that doesn't happen.

The Heroine (Caitlyn Whelan)
Caityln, was lied to and deceived growing up, especially when it came to her sister. Until recently had no knowledge that her sister had married and had two children, and she knew the blame lay on her father. Caitlyn has special gifts of understanding any language, and speaking it within a few hours, and has lived all over the world. But her life changes drastically when she meets Carlos at her nephews birthday party, and every aspect of her life changes and is strongly attracted to Carlos and wants to show him that their connection is much more than passion...that their love is strong enough to weather anything that life may throw at them.

My Thoughts 
Eat Prey Love is the most recent release of the Love At Stake Series, and I have just loved Carlos and was captivated by this passionate story of where two people that love each other but circumstances prevent them from being together. Carlos, must separate himself from her even though it seems like she is thrown at him at every turn he makes to avoid her. But sometimes destiny gets in the way of best laid plans, and knows he must keep her safe at all costs, even from his and his animal instincts. Eat Prey Love is a powerful and passionate story about two people that are each other's destiny, but its all about their discovery of a love that will fortify them when danger comes headlong at them. I just loved Eat Prey Love, and from the first page, I was drawn into this compelling story!!! A DELIGHTFUL READ!!!

My Favorite Quote 
He leaned forward, his amber eyes blazing into hers. "You have no idea how much I want you," Her lips opened with a small gasp, and his mouth was suddenly there. His lips were softly moving against hers. He planned to lure her with tenderness. And it was working.

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire 
Vamps and the City
A Very Vampy Christmas
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Vampire Next Door
All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights With A Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin 
Vampire Mine

Its Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a great weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We simply post what we finished reading over the the last week, what we plan on reading this week, etc .

Books That I Have Read This Past Week
Conspiracy Game-Review Coming Soon
Eat Prey Love-Review Coming Soon
Dark Victory-My Review
When Marrying A Scoundrel My Review
Autumns Flame-My Review
The Conquerer-My Review
Bride Of The Beast-My Review

What I Am Reading Now 
What I Plan On Reading This Week 


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Book Review-Dark Victory

Dark Victory
Masters Of Time (4)
Rose Trilogy (2)
Published Mar 2009
Time Travel
ISBN: 987-0-373-77646-6

Highland warriors sworn to protect Innocence through the ages….

Fierce and powerful, Guy Macleod is every inch a Highland warrior. Yet his future is uncertain. Tormented by his family’s murder, he rejects his noble vows in pursuit of revenge—until he’s compelled to leap to the aid of a beautiful enchantress in modern-day Manhattan. One look at Tabitha Rose, and Guy knows he must possess her—body and soul.

A destiny that won’t be denied
Tabby has never met a man she wanted more, despite Guy’s macho ways. But her powers—and their newfound desire—are challenged by a jealous evil, and a supernatural showdown seems inevitable. Somehow, Guy must keep Tabby safe…and hold on to their dream of a love that transcends centuries.

He didn't choose his destiny...Destiny chose him.

Guy "Black" Macleod has heard a woman's voice haunt him since he was a boy and his family killed in a fire, by his enemies. Now he has yet to take the Masters Oath because he pursues revenge for what was done to his family and clan. Then he is summoned to the one woman whose voice has haunted him most of his life. Tabitha Rose, is a schoolteacher and a Rose and is able to have visions to help others that need protecting. Tabitha has had bad luck with men, having been married and divorced (which was a disaster with a husband that had a affair most of their time together) When Tabitha see's Guy in a vision, she feels a needs to help him and she summons him thinking him hurt, but in the end he ends up saving her life and taking her back to his time because there is a great evil stalking the both of them. What Tabitha didn't expect to find in this powerful Highlander, was that he is her Destiny and that their love would save each other....

The Hero (Guy Macleod)
Guy Macleod lost his parents in the fire that his families enemies started, and ever since he was was a boy has taken over as leader of his clan and have sought revenge, and has yet to take the oath to be a Master. He has heard a woman's haunting voice most of his life, and when he is summoned he has finally realized who the owner of the voice is, but never realized what power she has, and knows he must protect her from the evil that is stalking her, but never expects to find a woman that would heal his soul and heart...

The Heroine (Tabitha Rose)
Tabitha is a Rose and her gift is being able to see visions and from those visions being able to help people and protect those that are in danger. When she see's a Highlander hurt, she summons him, not realizing that in the end he would save her life from those evil beings that are stalking her. But what she never expected was to fall in love and find a Master of her own to spend the rest of her life with.

My Thoughts 
Dark Victory is the fourth installment in the Masters of Time series. I have now read all of the books in this series, and I have just loved the aspects of these stories. Brenda Joyce has written a passionate and a unforgettable series with strong characters that are entertaining. I fell in love with both characters but especially Tabitha, who even though she has fallen in love before, has also been hurt and has a hard time with trust and finding a gentle man, and we see how much she starts to change to her real self who is passionate and strong but is still gentle and elegant when she needs to be as well. Brenda Joyce takes the reader on a thrilling and mind blowing adventure filled with intrigue, magic, and romance!!! I just loved Dark Victory and one of my favorites of this author!!! A FANTASTIC READ!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Tabby clenched her fists "You can stay, but only for one night, and you sleep there, on the sofa" She pointed, her hand trembling " And you will sleep there alone,"
He murmured "Then stop thinkin' about me without my clothes,"

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Dark Seduction
Dark Rival
Dark Embrace
Dark Lover

Book Review-When Marrying A Scoundrel

When Marrying A Scoundrel
Victorian Soap Opera(2)
Kathryn Smith
384 Pages
Published May 2010
ISBN: 9780061923005
A lady must be prepared for anything . . . when marrying a scoundrel.

Sadie Moon once thought she was in love. Then her dashing husband left her to seek his fortune, and she had no choice but to transform herself from a heartbroken waif into London Society's favorite fortune-teller. But even she could not have foreseen Jack's return—until their paths cross in the last place either would have expected: London's most exclusive house of pleasure.

Now wealthy and successful, Jack Friday has everything he'd ever dreamed of . . . except Sadie. He swears he will never trust the woman who broke her promise to wait for him, though his passion for her burns as hotly as ever before. But love, like the past, comes back to haunt them—drawing them into a web of intrigue and betrayal that could save or destroy them both.

Sadie Moon once fell in love, and got married, even though it wasn't fully legal, in her heart she committed herself to him, until he abandoned her, and so she decided to move on with her life, never expecting to cross paths with him again. However things never go as expected. Sadie Moon is a fortune teller, and has a real gift that has helped people. Then Jack Friday enters her shop and all her feelings for him, both good and bad come rushing back. However Jack is none too pleased with her either. Jack married Sadie against his grandfather's wishes who wanted him to marry someone from the ton. Jack could have cared less about the title, so he went and left Sadie to earn a fortune so he could give her a life he wanted to give her, but then she left him, and has harbored resentment toward her. Now they are put in each other's paths once more, and the passion they once felt for each very much alive and they will both start to realize that the love that they once have felt for each other...could be the one thing that will save them as betrayals and a danger threatens them....

My Thoughts 
When Marrying A Scoundrel is the second installment in the Victorian Soap Opera series...I just love Kathryn least the books that I have read so far. I just fell in love with this story and the characters hard and fast. I just loved loved loved Sadie, she was fresh and spirited, yet hid vulnerabilities when it came to love and especially to Jack. Through the whole story we see these two fall in love all over again despite protests to the contrary, and we also see a mystery unravel. So it was fun and refreshing romance and I just love Kathryn Smith's style of writing. Its like a breath of fresh air....and I just truly loved When Marrying A Scoundrel!!  It was EXCELLENT!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
When Seducing A Duke
When Tempting A Rogue (May 2011)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review-Autumn's Flame

Autumn's Flame
Seasons (4)
Denise Domning
384 Pages
Published November 1995
Medieval Romance
ISBN: 9780451406125

Released from an unhappy marriage by her husband's sudden death, Lady Elyssa of Freyne hoped she and her young son were safe at last. The arrival of Geoffrey FitzHenry dashed her hopes. Tall, golden-haired, his battle-scarred face still handsome, the sheriff of the shire looked like a warrior angel. Yet Elyssa heard he was the devil's own spawn. Now the law decreed he was her keeper and sent her frail son away to be a knight's squire.


Elyssa's temper, as fiery as her copper-colored hair. Flared. She swore to fight him and vowed to hate him. So why did her breath come faster when she saw him? Was it fear or passion? Was this to be a journey to elm dangerous side of desire, or would Geoffrey beckon Elyssa to discover the truth about their feelings for each other-and the wondrous force of their love . . . .
After a unhappy marriage, her husband is dead and it is up to her to take care of her son. Her son has always been sickly, and for that she has always kept her close to her side, and not have him be a squire. But then Geoffrey, who takes charge, has her son taken away from her (knowing that her son is deceiving her and is no more sickly than he is) and her hatred for him only grows with each passing minute. The law is on his side, and she is at a loss as to what to do now, but then one kiss awakens a mutual passion between them. Despite her negative feelings toward him, there is a love that she is starting to feel for him and doesn't know if she can resist him, and only a deep desire to keep him at all costs...

My Thoughts 
Autumn's Flame is the fourth in the related series written by Denise Domning even though it was the kind of book you can enjoy reading, its not the type of book that will keep you enthralled throughout the whole of it.  For me I would call it more of a average type of written book, and even though the romance and the connection between the characters was there, I found at times it was hard to keep focused on the story and was distracted. There was a element that I enjoyed which was the verbal sparring between the two main characters that left me grinning, definitely heats the blood. However even though there were parts of the story that I did enjoy, it didn't get me to the point where I would want to read it again. But it was a nice romance story with some fiery verbal interaction, and the level of romance to suit a reader, but there wasn't consistency through out it all. For me, it was more of a average written story with both good and bad in it, but overall a good story and I liked it.

My Grade On This Book 
3.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Winter's Heat
Summer's Storm
Spring's Fury
A Love For All Seasons

On My Wishlist (17)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Raised by the secretive League of the Blade, Sir Paul Hilliard fled England to escape from their shadow.

And now his life depends on the breathtaking Bladeswoman he once trained and now desires.

Painful memories once drove Paul Hilliard away. But when the elite secret fraternity of knights calls him home to help thwart a devilish plot against the king, Paul cannot refuse. And his bodyguard in this deadly undertaking is Juliana Gresham--a stunningly beautiful warrior who honed her skills under his expert guidance.

When Juliana first received her training, she was a young, shy, and innocent orphan; now she has blossomed magnificently into womanhood, tempting the honorable knight. Surrendering to his passion could gravely endanger their mission. But Paul's great need for her will not be silenced--especially when the plot demands that the exquisite Juliana play a shocking new role in their dangerous intrigue . . . as Paul's mistress.

As the black sheep second son of an Earl, Stephen Lyons has gained a reputation in the art of seduction, but when his wicked ways result in scandal, he joins the army to redeem himself. On the battlefield, he proves courageous ...until he is seriously wounded. Returning home to recover, he discovers he can't remember the angelic beauty who arrives at his doorstep, his babe nestled in her arms.
Mercy Dawson will risk everything to protect the son of the dashing soldier she once knew and admired. When Stephen offers to do the honorable thing, she is determined that London's most notorious gentleman will desire her and no other. But Mercy fears that what began as an innocent deception could destroy her dreams and their blossoming love if Stephen ever learns the scandalous truth ...
They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one ...until love takes them by surprise.

The Rules:
A lady should always make polite conversation . . .
Theresa Weller understands the rules of decorum, and is appalled when Colonel Bartholomew James disrupts a perfectly civilized dinner. This rude, insensitive man is the complete opposite of everything a gentleman should be—but with one searing kiss, Tess can think of no one else.
A lady should never lose her temper . . .
Aggravated beyond bearing by a man who speaks his mind, Tess wishes there was a guide to men like Bartholomew. Surely, with such an assortment of handsome, polite suitors to choose from, Tess should not ache for him.
And a lady should never pursue a gentleman.
She invites him on carriage rides and dares him to dance, and almost makes him want to return to Society. Bartholomew knows Tess wants to be seen as a proper miss, but deep down, he knows she is precisely the sort to spark his desire . . . A most improper lady.

Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas

She couldn't remember who she was...

A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else...

He was the only man she could trust.

As one of London's most eligible, and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth--no matter what.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

So come and join in on the fun and the hopping. Make new friends and discover new blogs!!! LETS DO THE HOP!!!! Come and check it out at Crazy For Books 

Its been weeks since I have been able to participate in a Blogger Hop and to make new friends!! On New Years my computer crashed and I had to save money for a new one, and all I have been able to put in are reviews by going to the library once or twice a week!! But now I will be able to work more on my blog than I have this month!! Hope you all are having a great Bloggity Weekend! 

 The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do these two memes and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in these two fun memes every friday!!!!

Who Do I Cheer For?
Well I just love football and there are two teams I am practically religious with one is a college team and the other is pro!! The College team is BYU Cougars, and the Pro is Indianapolis Colts!!! But other than that I will watch any football and enjoy the game!!  

18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. IT can be found at Laurie's site at Bitten by Paranormal Romance 18 and over book bloggers primarily have on their blog book reviews and post of adult content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic. then you can play tag along

New Computer

So I am so happy right now!! Since New Years my computer crashed and so I haven't been able to do much on my blog since then, but now that I have a new one, I am definitely going to be better now!!! Missed you all!!! Hope you all had a great year of 2011 so far!!!


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