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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review of Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal



LADY MERCY DANFORTHE FLIRTS WITH SCANDAL may be purchased here.

LADY MERCY DANFORTHE FLIRTS WITH SCANDAL
Jayne Fresina

Lady Mercy Danforthe, sister to an Earl, organizes everyone and seeks to be a matchmaker on many occasions.  When her childhood nemesis, Rafe Hartley, the illegitimate son of a well-born man, is left at the alter, Mercy decides to put matters to rights and find him a wife.  Rafe doesn't like Mercy's interference and seeks to teach her a lesson.

LADY MERCY DANFORTHE FLIRTS WITH SCANDAL is an enjoyable historical romance with several humorous scenes and an opposites attract theme.  While I, usually, enjoy a managing heroine, Mercy is, at times, a little over the top in her managing ways.  However, once the reasons for her controlling and anal behavior are explained, she becomes a more sympathetic  character.  Rafe has something of a chip on his shoulder, because of his illegitimacy and learning who his father is when he is nearly grown.  Rafe wishes to prove his worth to everyone and is hesitant to take any one's help.  A union between two individuals from such different classes would be frowned on by society, and Mercy tries her best to take the safe route.  Fortunately, Rafe is Mercy's kryptonite, and she soon realizes the opinions of others matter little without the love of her life. 

All in all,  LADY MERCY DANFORTHE FLIRTS WITH SCANDAL is an entertaining read, even though Mercy is annoying, at times.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review of The Magic of "I Do"

 
 
 
THE MAGIC OF "I DO"  may be purchased here.
 
 
THE MAGIC OF "I DO"
Tammy Falkner
 
Claire Thorne, a faerie, is being looked after by Lord Phineas "Finn" Trimble, who promised his brother to take care of Claire, while she is in the human world and his brother and sister-in-law are in the land of Fae.  When Claire disappears after Finn and she make love, Finn searches for her to no avail.  Months later, Claire appears in Finn's bedchamber, and he hopes that he can convince her that they can be together. 
 
THE MAGIC OF "I DO" is a charming paranormal, regency, romance with lovable characters and many humorous scenes.  Claire is torn, because of her feelings for Finn and the fact that Fae are forbidden to be with humans.  No hothouse flower, Claire takes care of herself in most situations, and I like that ability in a heroine.  Finn is something of a ladies' man, but once he falls for Claire, he only has eyes for her.  These two make a great couple, and I can't wait for the next book in the series.
 
I've been thoroughly enjoying the world created by Ms. Falkner, and I highly recommend THE MAGIC OF "I DO".  It helped get me out of a little reading slump.
 
NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review. 
 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review A Little Night Mischief


A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF may be purchased here.

A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF
Emily Greenwood

Felicity Wilcox is greatly put out that her uncle lost the family home, Tethering Estate, and seeks to do all in her power to get it returned to her.  When she meets a handsome stranger, Felicity strikes up a mild flirtation, until she finds out that the stranger, James Collington, is the person, who won her family home.

A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF is a regency romance with a few amusing scenes and a satisfying ending, unfortunately I didn't warm to Felicity very much.  While some of her antics are slightly amusing, overall, I found Felicity a little annoying and perhaps a little too modern in her thinking.  James is a likable hero, who is very focused on repairing his family name.  This determination almost costs him something special, but, luckily, he sees reason in time.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review of Ethan



ETHAN may be purchased here.

ETHAN
Grace Burrowes

Ethan Grey, the bastard son of the late Earl of Bellefonte, has returned to the family fold, after being almost completely ostracized by his late father.  When Ethan arrived at the family seat to pick up his two sons, he meets the governess of one of the other children, Alice Portmann, who is soon to be without a position because her student has surpassed her skills as a teacher.  Because his sons' tutor has recently quit and Alice gets along well with his sons, Ethan offers Alice a trial position.

ETHAN is a great regency romance with two tortured characters and a poignant, emotional plot.  Ethan has experienced great trauma in his life and must face his emotional demons, before he can be with Alice.  Alice, also, has experienced great trauma and as a result, has panic attacks.  It is great to see Ethan take care of Alice and wonderful to see their relationship grow.  When secrets are revealed and fears are faced,  Alice and Ethan emerge stronger for being together. 

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review of Lady Vivian Defies a Duke



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LADY VIVIAN DEFIES A DUKE
Samantha Grace

Luke Forest, the new Duke of Foxhaven, wants nothing to do with his new inheritance and responsibilities.  Luke, especially, wants to get rid of the lady that his father betrothed him to.  When Luke arrives at Lady Vivian Worth's aunt's estate, he is surprised to find a young woman swimming in her chemise.  When that young lady proves to be his betrothed, Lady Vivian, Luke decides to aid her in finding a husband.  Unfortunately, Luke is greatly attracted to Vivian, and no man seems good enough for her.

LADY VIVIAN DEFIES A DUKE is a charming regency romance with appealing characters.  While Luke has his reasons for wanting to end his betrothal and his responsibilities as a duke, I found myself a little annoyed with him for continuing in this way of thinking for as long as he did.   However, when viewed through regency glasses, I guess Luke's reticence can be understood.  Anyway, Luke is a likable hero with a great sense of humor, and he wants and allows Vivian to be herself.  Vivian is a strong, independent heroine, who has a tendency to be impulsive.  Vivian has a good heart but can be a little naive at times.  There are several amusing scenes in this book, which adds to the overall enjoyment.

Overall, LADY VIVIAN DEFIES A DUKE is a pleasant read with likable characters and a satisfying romance.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.