Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon

Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon, Review with Excerpt

Deception in Emeralds is a sweet little regency romance. Although it is part of a series it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone. I did not feel that I was missing anything by not having read the previous books.  There is a traitor to the Crown that has proved most nefarious and slippery. Having lost several agents already, this mission has been classified as need to know information only and the story starts off with a bang, quite literally. Barnaby Linscott was on his way to a secret rendezvous for debriefing and was shot on the way. No one Read More

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

I love it when a series will bring back characters from previous installments and give them a true part in the story. Taming a Rake into a Lord includes the main characters from the previous three books in the Taming the Heart series. Which I just loved. They give the book a family/friendship vibe that is heartwarming and carries through until the end. In order to enjoy this book, it is not necessary that you have read the previous books but having a history with the previous characters gave the story depth for me. It was like having old friends Read More

Can't Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever is a story about love, loss, and forgiveness. It also has fantasy elements, religious elements, and folklore. It was so much more than I expected. This story follows the lives of Odessa and Nicholas. At the start of the book, they have a connection that is amazing. There have been no physical actions on either of their parts to consummate the attraction because Odessa is young and Nicholas is a boarder at her Aunt’s house. Nicholas is older and works at a mine in town. When I say, older, I mean by four years but considering that Read More

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

I had seen this book somewhere when I was looking at upcoming books and thought that it sounded interesting. When I got time to actually read it, well it was “meh” for me. There are two main characters, Lincoln and Daisy. Lincoln’s backstory is creative. Not something I had read before and I liked that his personal life was actually a well hidden secret. Not because I think it should have been one but because that scenario is not something I had read before. It was fresh. Daisy’s character was sweet but way to accepting. She was always so accepting Read More

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love is the second book in the A One Taste Novel series. The characters of Ben and Rina were introduced in the first novel of this series. With that said you could read this as a stand-alone book but I feel that you would get more from the story if you read the books in order. Ben is a sweet character and has been in love with Rina since the first moment he saw her. He was a bit shy and intimidated by Rina in the beginning but his heart yearned for her. Rina’s character very much Read More

Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

I cannot say that before reading this book I really understood Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since this story revolves around this disorder/illness I did do some research into it. In order to really judge the realism that the author is trying to convey I needed to be familiar with the subject matter otherwise I would not be able to fairly review this book. If you want a quick info bite on PTSD I have included a link HERE. Kaylee Robbins character has been through what I cannot ever fully imagine. She has been beaten and victimized. A past filled with drugs, Read More

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

Hilarious, romantic and with a bit of suspense! The opening scene of this book had me laughing out loud! I felt awful for the main character as she had her self-esteem kicked around and after meeting up with Zeke she had round two of an esteem bashing. Zeke is a bit of a fool. I can’t blame him for his choices because Zoe made things really easy on him to draw misassumptions. There is insta-love in this story but trust me that initially it is one-sided. There is a great comedic flow throughout this story. Zeke’s focus on bringing Zoe Read More

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

I wanted to read this book because it seemed to be a light-hearted legal fiction with an element of romance. It was everything I anticipated and more. I found the entire story to be an entertaining, humorous, and a charming read! This story follows Sophia Grant an attorney who deals mainly with corporate clientele. When her best friend Michael is accused of leaking trade secrets he asks Sophia is she would represent him. Torn because his situation was not in her area of experience she reluctantly takes him on as a client. Once she makes the choice to be his Read More

Taming a Laird's Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

I was very excited to get my hands on this book. When I read the previous installment in this series, Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose, I was introduced to the character of Elizabeth “Isla” Maddox. Even better was that there was a sneak peek of this story in the back of that book! I was hooked and snapped at the chance to read this story as soon as possible. Daring, dangerous, and swoon worthy! Isla is quite the tomboy in this story. Raised with only brothers she has had to hold her own all her life. Unfortunately for her she Read More

My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester

My Highland Rebel by Amanda Forester

Cormac MacLean was born into rotten circumstances. No matter how he tried to escape it, his parentage haunted him but when his dad is the feared warlord Red Rex, it is to be expected. All Core’s life his dad has either ignored him or tormented him but since Red has not produced another male heir he is determined to make Cormac a warlord or kill him trying. Trying to out maneuver his dad’s current decree has led Core to cross paths with Jyne Cambell. Jyne Cambell has spent her life being considered the runt of her family. Due to this Read More

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

What do I adore about this story? That a rugged, hard-edged fella was not an alpha male with caveman issues. Patrick O’Doul had some personal issues stemming from childhood and although they were not dealt with at the start of this story he still was a functioning human being. Yes! More please! It was lovely that it was Ariana Bettini who called the shots and that he was okay with giving her what she needed. Patrick O’Doul’s character is just smashing! I am a sucker for men who are hard reads but are not afraid to put it all on Read More

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Charming, touching and tragic! What a great story this is. I flew through this book in no time. All the characters were unique and developed. The pacing was good from scene to scene. I loved the romance aspect. There were some sexy times but they were not the focus in this story. There are some transitions from present to past and they are well done. They really help to incorporate Jimmy’s character and build the story line.  The main plot is essentially about healing after tragedy strikes and opening ourselves to love in unexpected places. I just loved the main Read More

Hart of His by Annie Arcane

Hart of His by Annie Arcane

Real, bold and humorous! In order to really appreciate this story, you need to have read the first book Hart Broken. This novella is about one the main characters from that book, Cale. The story is told from Cale’s point of view with a few parts switching to Mickey’s and it is a very intense read. In this story, we get the nitty gritty about Cale’s insecurities and doubts. He is at war with himself and with war there are always casualties. Cale is a great character but was not the most emotionally stable person in the first book. Being Read More

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

A great friends to lovers romance with plenty of action, suspense, and ooh la la. For fans of the Ryder Creed Series by Alex Kava, if you wish that series had all that plus romance and sexy times then this is a book for you! This is a third installment in the True Heroes series and what’s lovely is that there are scenes that include previous characters from the other books. That is nice if you are a fan of the series because who does not like to see what happened with the couples after the end of their story? Read More

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Entertaining, romantic and an emotional delight. I wanted to read this book because the idea of a literary author and an inexperience romance author coming together sounded like a train wreck in the making and I was curious to see how the author would make this work. Turns out that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Ms. Gillespie did a fantastic job of bringing these two worlds together. Laurie Lee is an independent author who is also attending school to become a nail technician. Her motivation for writing comes from her love of watching romantic comedies on television and reading of Read More

Taming a Dukes Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Taming A Duke’s Wild Rose by Tammy Andresen

Exciting, romantic, and heartfelt! I tore through this book in a matter of hours. It is a fantastic read that I could not put down. Something that is nice, even though I did not read the first book I did check out the series and I can say that the previous protagonists from the first book in this series are written into a few scenes in this story. So, if you were a fan of the first book this will be a double pleasure for you. Also, at the end of this novel is a sneak peak of the Author’s Read More

Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Believable, charismatic and entertaining! This storyline is not one you would run across that often and I love that. It is written as realistically as I can imagine. After all I am not familiar with the lifestyles of the rich and famous 🙂 but I could see that this is how it might go down. This story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Justine and Sawyer. I love, love, love reading from the viewpoint of the protagonists. Both of them were thrown into a situation that was beyond confusing for them. They had very little control in their respective situations Read More

Merry Me by Amanda Siegrist

Merry Me by Amanda Siegrist

Charming, poignant and a real page turner! First off I just love the title. Great word play and it is an adorable book. This a sweet little Christmas love story that also has elements of anger, loss, romance, humor and lust. Just an all over feel good story that keeps you entertained from start to finish. Lynn’s character was written as a woman who is trying to make ends meet but is not bitter with her life circumstances. When you learn her background story it is bittersweet. I love that she is written as a bit insecure due to her Read More

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Baron

Unraveling the Earl by Lynne Barron

Georgie Buchanan was not given very many options in life and had to use the tools at her disposal. Although I absolutely wouldn’t condone those choices in life I like how this character was portrayed. She was not a wanton hussy but used her options as she moved towards the goal she had in mind. Her character is a strong woman trying to protect herself because she can rely upon no other. It makes her a character you would cheer for. Henry, the Earl of Hastings is cast as a scoundrel but he truly isn’t. Yes, has bedded lots of Read More

Broken Bits by Kel O'Connor

Broken Bits by Kel O’Connor

Action-packed, engaging, and romantic! I adored this debut novel! What first snagged my interest was not just the book but the Author’s website. Are you wondering why? When I decide to review a book I take many factors into consideration and I always check websites. When I went to Ms. O’Connor’s website I was immediately in love with the fact that she had bios for the members of Data Acquisitions Group (DAG) and it grabbed my interest right away! Then I received the book and I was over the moon that I loved the story. What this story is about Read More