Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A LITTLE MISCHIEF may be purchased here.
A LITTLE MISCHIEF
Daniel Fletcher Colebrooke, the Seventh Earl of Colebrooke, has inherited his title after the unexpected death of his brother. Unused to his duties as the head of the family, Daniel goes to London to search for a bride. When Daniel learns that his sister, Gretchen, has been attending a reading group called the Wallflower Society by the ton, he decides to put a stop to her association with the group. Miss Isabella Winslowe has started her reading group in an attempt to get the shyer misses of the ton to come out of their shell. Since Isabella fought shyness her first season, she hopes to help others overcome this disability. When Gretchen is found by Isabella standing over the body of a notorious gamester, and then, the body disappears Daniel and Isabella must work together to save Gretchen's reputation and solve the mystery.
A LITTLE MISCHIEF is an entertaining regency romance with great characters and an intriguing plot. However, if you are a real stickler for historical accuracy, this may not be the book for you. There were a few inaccuracies as far as titles are concerned. Luckily, this didn't detract much from my enjoyment of the book. Daniel is a great hero, who thinks that he wants a biddable bride, but soon comes to reevaluate his criteria, after meeting Isabella. Isabella makes a great heroine, who thinks she wants to remain an independent spinster but can't seem to fight the overwhelming attraction to Daniel. It is hilarious how Daniel tries to keep Isabella out of the investigation, but she winds up in the middle of things. These two make a great couple, and the mystery ends unexpectedly.
NOTE: I received this book in return for an impartial review.
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 6:41 PM
Monday, August 13, 2012
HOT COCO may be purchased here.
Coco Bearmore, a Barbie-like heiress, is having trouble with her horse trainer and her five thoroughbred horses, who get into lots of mischief. When Coco tearfully asks Mike West for his help, he agrees to take on the training of her horses, and drama ensues, especially because Coco is very clumsy and her horses have very bad habits.
HOT COCO has romance, intrigue, and great characters, but it isn't like most mainstream romances. HOT COCO tells the story of the West family and some of the people associated with them. Mike West is the oldest son of Eric West, and he helps run the family stables. Mike is attracted to Coco's outward appearance, but because of her clumsiness, has trouble getting close to her. At first, I didn't like Mike much, because he seemed to be all about outward appearances, but as the book progressed, he seemed to realize that there is more to a person than their looks. Coco has a good heart but is terribly clumsy and always getting into situations. Toward the end of the book, Coco becomes more self-sufficient.
All in all, I enjoyed HOT COCO and became involved in the lives of the characters. It was nice to see how they grew, and I look forward to reading more about this family.
NOTE: I was given this book in return for an impartial review.
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 6:21 PM