Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Saint who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloan

The Saint Who Stole My Heart

Dash's real mother died during child birth and Lady Aston has always been the mother he never had. After he and his friends find her dead in the nursery their whole lives change. They are forced to promise to never speak of it, and to never try to figure out who killed her. When a new clue arises he and his friends try desperately to find the killer. Elena Barnes has already had one season in London and that was more than enough for her. But when an opportunity arises to bring home a great collection of books she can hardly pass it up. Now she must try and sidestep her chaperone's many tries to bring her into society and her growing love for Dash.

I thought that this was going to be a love story with a plot in the background. It was quite the opposite, the murder plot is what drives the characters with a love story going on throughout the events. It was a good read and I did enjoy the suspense during the book. When I was reading this book I did not realize that it is the fourth in the series but I would highly recommend this book to any mystery lover. This book is an adult romance novel so there is some graphic description in some parts of the novel.

I received a complimentary digital copy of review from NetGalley.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Under Her Brass Corset by Brenda Williamson

Under Her Brass Corset
Abigail Thatch's fathers murder starts a string of events that leads her on an adventure like no other, and into the arms of the very handsome Jasper who seems very familiar. Ever since saving Black Beards life Jasper has been keeping an eye on his children and grandchildren since he is immortal. When he sees Abigail he knows he must watch out for her, but when she steals onto his one manned ship he must tell her his secret and hope she is willing to live with him forever.

This book takes place when pirates still roamed the seas, and it contains many notorious pirates such as Black Beard. This was a sweet book about love and how far some are willing to go to ensure that their loves never pass on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who has a love for pirates and immortality. This is an adult romance novel so there are some explicit words and details, but it is tame compared to some novels.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In The Flesh by Portia de Costa

In the Flesh

Beatrice Weatherly made a very bad error of judgement when she posed nude for her ex fiance, and now society has shun her and her brother. Edward Ellsworth Richie hasn't been able to get Beatrice off his mind since he saw her cabinet cards and now he must have her for his own. They enter an agreement that will have them both losing their hearts to another but there are many things that stand in their way. Now they must face a very fierce woman who is bent on destroying them both.

This book was well written and fun to read. The author jumped from one characters point of view to another so there were several plots going on at the same time.  Although there are some parts in the book that made me blush it was still well worth the read. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves historical romance. This book is an adult romance novel so there is some explicit language and descriptions.

I received a complimentary digital copy for review from Net Galley.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Lady's Revenge by Tracey Devlyn

A Lady's Revenge

Cora witnessed her parents murder when she was a little girl, and all that she really knew was that a Frenchman did it. So when the opportunity arose to let her go into the arms of the enemy she jumped on her chance. Guy was assigned to decipher missives from the enemy French, but when he is sent to France to rescue the Raven from a prison torture he finds someone who he did not expect. Now back from France Cora must heal from the torture she endured while locked in Valerie's dungeon all the while trying to evade him. Guy and Cora must learn to let go of all the hurt and hopefully come together.

This book was completely different than what I'm used to reading. It takes place in the time of Napoleon's first reign in England and in France. There was a lot of very gruesome descriptions since one of the characters was tortured near to death multiple times, and there was also some sexual descriptions since this is also a romance novel. The author did a wonderful job keeping the plot interesting and before I knew it I was on the last page. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good action packed romance book.

I received a digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Gentleman Says I Do by Amelia Grey

Gentleman Says

Catalina's father is a respected poet, who has the tendency to up and leave and not finish his poems. After Catalina finishes and turns in a parody about twins her world is turned upside down. Iverson Brentwood reads the parody about himself and his brother and goes in search of the man responsible, only to find a woman who fires him up like no woman has before. When Iverson learns that Catalina is responsible for the poem he must either forgive her or forget he that they ever met.

This book was very fun to read and experience. It had me laughing at the antics of the characters and wondering when everything would come to light. The author did a wonderful job keeping me captivated and I couldn't put the book down. It was very tame for a romance novel though which was in a way refreshing. There wasn't a lot of bawdy language or crude descriptions.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels

Much Ado About Rogues

Black Jack grew up thinking that the man who raised him was his father. Only to be told differently by his mother on his eighteenth birthday and sent away. Now Jack is a trained killer for the Crown and his next mission could cost him dearly. Tess and her twin grew up thinking that combat and knowing how to kill was normal. They both wanted their fathers attention but neither of them could get it once Jack showed up. Now four years later Tess' father has disappeared and Jack is the only one who can track him down, but he must also find the Gypsy and possibly kill both of them.

This story is about secrets, lies, and deception that all come out pieces at a time. This was a fun mystery and I had fun trying to guess what the out come would be only to be surprised at the turn of events. This is an adult romance novel but the descriptions are not as intense as other novels. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery books and who enjoy trying to solve the mystery as you read.

I received this digital copy for review from NetGalley.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Moonstone Series by Marilee Brothers

The Moonstone Series
Book One: Moonstone
Allie is a teenage girl who lives with her mother Faye in a small trailer on her step-uncles farm. When she falls off the ladder and lands in the bulls pasture her whole life changes. Turns out she has telekinetic powers and is destined to have the Moonstone. With the help of Kizzy, Junior, and her long lost father Allie starts to uncover hidden secrets. But when the evil Trimarks kidnap her mom Allie is forced to join the age long battle.

Book Two: Moonrise
Allie can no longer tap into her powers. Shes afraid she has lost them forever, and the school counselor wont give her a moments rest. Until Beck, a handsome half-demon, heals her and restores her powers. The Trimarks kidnap her this time and its up to Beck and his twin sister to find her and rescue her from sure torture. After escaping three Trimarks show up at the school and will harm anyone they can to get Allie to hand over the moonstone.

Book Three: Moon Spun
Allie is dealing with Beck going off to college when Junior and a mysterious guy named Ryker shows up. She is also cornered into babysitting Chad, a very strange little boy who insists that he is a faerie. Even more hidden secrets come to light and Allie is forced to go to Boundless and help her fae grandmother defeat the evil faerie who had taken her people. Now Allie has eight years to be in the human world before she must return and take her place in the Seelie Court.

Book Four: Shadow Moon
Allie has a twin sister that was sold to an evil woman shortly after she was born. Kizzy's daughter Carmel is back with a dark fae, who is pretending to be a revivalist, who is speaking against magical beings and practices. After attending a revival for information Allie comes to meet Sammie, a girl who Allie can talk to through their minds. After failing to convince her twin to join them Sammie and Allie are kidnapped and taken to a secret government plant. A mysterious creature, Teagan, that only Allie, her father, and Sammie shows up just in time to save them.

This series was very entertaining and easy to read. The plot was very well thought out with the secrets and twist and turns that I didn't expect. I was glad that I received these books together so that I could continue reading and find out what happens next. I'm sure that there must be another book and I cant wait to read it. Although this book is meant for young readers I'm sure that adults would enjoy them too.

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Kate is now married to Henry ruler of he Under World. She is expecting to live happily ever after with him, but on her coronation the evil Titan Cronus attacks. Now Henry and the original six must try and lock him up again. What they don't realize is that Calliope will do anything to see Kate and Henry suffer and ultimately die the final death. After Henry is captured Kate, Ava, and James must trek through the Underworld in search of Persephone, the one person that can help them find the gate to Cronus and to Henry.

This is a mythology book and the characters represents ancient Greek gods. This book put a new light on an old myth that was both refreshing and enjoyable. I was a bit confused during the first part of the book until I realized that this is the second book in the trilogy, but that did not keep me from enjoying the story and trying to find the third book. I enjoyed the plot and the ending will have you wishing that you had access to the third. Although this is a young adult book, I feel that anyone who likes Greek Mythology would enjoy reading this book.

I received a digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley.