Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Kiss of a Stranger

The beginning is certainly promising and entertaining, then comes the lengthy battle of will they or won't they make a go of it?

Catherine and Crispin fall in love, but neither is willing to admit it to the other, certain that the love is all one sided. Lots of misunderstandings keep this perfect pair apart. What a waste of time, when they could be together happily.

The writing is up to Ms. Eden's usual standard and the regency romance enthusiasts will be satisfied with the manners and story.

One minor thing not wrapped up by the story's end was the uncle's true motivation. I wanted that tidbit of information to help fill in his bullying character, which was frightful to say the least.

Be prepared for some deeper subject matter and an emotional tug of war.


When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken, the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle. Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine's utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife's transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society. Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart. But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life-threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Courting Miss Lancaster

I've long been a fan of Ms. Eden. I thoroughly enjoyed Seeking Persephone, talk about a breathtaking romance!

I had high hopes for Courting Miss Lancaster, and I wasn't disappointed. This novel lives up to Ms. Eden's stellar regency writing reputation.

Poor Harry. It really is an uphill battle for him, matchmaking his love to another man.

The eligible bachelors start out slightly off the mark, but as the ante ups for Athena's hand, so do the poor character traits in the men. Poor Athena.

You'll feel for the characters as they vacillate between their feelings and stark reality. Confusion reigns in this happily-ever-after tale.

It'll keep you turning pages and staying up late to finish it.

I hope there will be more novels about the rest of the Lancaster clan.


Harry Windover adores blonde, green-eyed Athena Lancaster, but alas, a penniless man like himself has no hope of winning a young noblewoman’s hand. To add insult to injury, Athena’s brother-in-law and guardian, the Duke of Kielder, has asked Harry to assist Athena in finding the gentleman of her dreams. But the lovesick Harry is cunning as well: as the weeks pass, he introduces Athena to suitors who are horrifically boring, alarmingly attached to their mothers, downright rude, astoundingly self-absorbed, and utterly ridiculous. Athena can’t comprehend why she is having so little success meeting eligible and acceptable gentlemen. Indeed, her circle of admirers couldn’t be less admirable — nothing like the loyal, gentle friend she’s found in Harry. But how long can Harry’s scheme be hidden before it is discovered? And what will Athena do when she uncovers Harry’s deception? Escape into a charming regency world in this delightfully romantic comedy of manners that will entertain you to the very last word.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Love Under Construction Giveaway!

Enjoy this new sweet romance from award-winning author Danyelle Ferguson and enter to win the Kindle Fire/Sweet Romance Ebook Bundle giveaway!

Charlee was angry . . .

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office . . . and not fall in love with her former boss's son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter was torn . . .

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

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If you liked/loved Sweet Confections, (like I did) then you are in for a treat. The Indulgence Row series continues in this excellent sweet romance.

Ms. Ferguson doesn't disappoint in her follow up book. This time we ditch the sports and sweets for power tools and pizza.

The same caliber of writing flows seamlessly throughout the book. Watch for all the hilarious ways the characters "swear" that will keep you giggling.

If you're looking for just a touch of steam with your sweet romance, you'll find that perfect mixture here as Ms. Ferguson masterfully plays up the chemistry between Charlee and Peter without making you cringe or crossing traditional boundaries.

But it's not all rainbows and butterflies. These characters have emotional depth, which will have you rooting for them all the way to the end. You may even shed a tear or two. And the secondary characters are just as well developed. Love it when a story is well done in every aspect!

Add this one to your MUST READ NOW list...and enjoy it over a yummy slice of pizza.


Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

She grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains, then lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lay Me Down

Lay Me Down by Tamara Hart Heiner

If you are a fan of YA paranormal romance, then this book is right up your alley.

It's a little off my beaten path though.

The story keeps you guessing as to how Kylee got to be the way she is and how to solve her dilemma. Price's involvement really gets the story moving.

The writing and description are solid, the emotions run deep. Be prepared to deal with some hard teen topics walked through in a tactful and feeling way.


Life is more than just breathing. 

Kylee Mansfield knows what it is to be alone. Her dad left when she was seven, and her mother remarried an abusive alcoholic. Kylee finds ways to escape reality, usually by substituting one pain for another. 

Things take a deadly turn when a jagged cut shows up on her arm, and she doesn't know where it came from. She enlists her neighbor, Price Hudson, to help her uncover the truth. But Price shows her much more than just her past—he shows her what it is to be alive. 

A heartbreakingly beautiful teen/young adult paranormal romance that will chill you to the core.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

With No Regrets

With No Regrets is the second novel I've read by Julie N. Ford and turned out to be not what I expected, in a great way.

First, I have a sleek, sexy 40's divorcee as the main character. Second, a best friend who is willing to die to bring Finley to the brink of happiness. And third, some very hunky men fighting over her.

Riding the post divorce roller coaster wave of emotions, Finley has to do what all women do in her position must, find a way to live her life and discover exactly what that means.

Ms. Ford has crafted not only a believable story, but navigates the emotional gauntlet of her characters with ease and finesse. Be prepared for a gripping journey filled with discovery that will have you cheering on all the characters (even the villains) to a satisfying end.


Living With No Regrets Is Harder Than It Seems

Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart. 

Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined. 

For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.