Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase Published by HarperCollins on 2009-10-13 Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, Romance Pages: 384 Goodreads They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them . . . Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the I popped my historical romance cherry. 🙂 Lord of Scoundrels takes place in England and France during the eighteen hundreds among Lords and Lady’s, counts and countesses, March’s and Marchionesses. However, I didn’t feel lost or out of sorts. I understood the time and speech. The speech was authentic without me struggling to figure out what was happening.   About the Romance Lord of Scoundrels is an ode to Beauty and the Beast featuring, Lady Trent, the beauty” … the silken hair nearly blue-black in color, almond-shaped silver-grey eyes, alabaster complexion, and graceful figure…Miss Jessica had inherited her late father’s brains, physical agility, and courage. She could ride, fence, and shoot with the best of them. Actually, when it came to pistols, she was the best of the whole family, and that was saying something.   and Lord Dain the beast. The great brute was an abomination, a disgrace to his country, an idle reprobate with no more conscience than a dung beetle. I enjoyed the rocky journey of them getting together, although I felt the Lady was too understanding of Lord Dain’s antics. Some of them were unreasonable and mean.   About the Sex Sex scenes were good without being explicit. Everything is implied. Truthfully, I skimmed some of the sex scenes, but the...

Book Review: Eternity Embraced By Larissa Ione

Title: Eternity Embrace Author: Larissa Ione Publisher: ? I bought the book Blurb: Desire… Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct… Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him — as food — he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers. PLEASE NOTE: This is a short novella that originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 and the anthology Vampires in Love. It has been expanded for its stand-alone digital release. In the Demonica timeline, it falls between book 3, Passion Unleashed, and book 4, Ecstasy Unveiled, though it can easily be read without having read the Demonica novels. The Good I enjoyed Eternity Embraced. It was classic Larissa Ione style, just much shorter and one the two characters. Ms. Ione is a genius in putting two people in love in the fight of their love, physical and emotional lives. The situations are intense and wrought with passion, and pain. All of this happens in Eternity Embraced, albiet much shorter. The story started off strong with tons of all the right emotions, regret, horror, lust, love, desire, etc. It was really exciting. The Bad (Or Not so Great) There was a lot of back story...

Book Review: Falke’s Peak by Anna Leigh and Keaton Layle

Title: Falke’s Peak Author: Anna Leigh and Keaton Layle Publisher: Carina Press Book Received For Review from Publisher via Netgalley Blurb She couldn’t believe her eyes. Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn’t expect to be greeted by not one, but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she’d ever seen. Not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop. The Falke brothers have more than just good looks in their genes. Eldest brother Axel agrees to guide Dakota on her mountain trek. In cougar form, Axel’s twin, Gunnar, was there as a protection from predators—but he had his eye on the sexy client instead. Into the wild… While the rule with clients was “paws-off,” both Axel and Gunnar couldn’t resist Dakota’s seductive Native American beauty and determination. As cold days led to hot nights in the cabin, Axel and Gunnar wondered if they’d finally found a woman strong enough to tame them… Review Falke’s Peak was a believable paranormal romance with a good and loveable Catamont shifter family. This is a menage a trois love story, which is difficult to do because it’s an uncommon thing in Western society. Especially when it comes to a woman and two men. Two gorgeous puma shifting twin men who fall head over heels for a woman in their care. Falke’s Peak read like a fantasy novel for erotically inclined woman. Everything was kind of cookie cutter good and clean. I note that because I’ve read some dark books and when I read a book where people are so nice...

Book Review: Aztec Gold By Caridad Piñeiro

Title: Aztec Gold Author: Caridad Pineiro Publisher: Carina Press Book Received For Review from Publisher via Netgalley Blurb Six months ago, Cynthia Guerrera’s lover and fellow archaeologist Rafael Santiago trekked into the Mexican jungle in search of one of the fabled Cities of Gold—and never emerged. Guilty over their parting, Cynthia won’t rest until she knows what happened. When the discovery of a conquistador’s journal corroborates Rafe’s intended path, Cynthia is determined to finally leave the safety of the museum to rescue him, despite the conquistador’s dire warnings, and her own traumatic past. Arriving at a remote village deep in the jungle, Cynthia is both elated and angered to find Rafe alive. But he is far from well, having watched his team be decimated by a bloodthirsty demon-goddess. When Rafe reveals he has been gifted with supernatural powers—powers he plans to use to kill the beast and save his brother, still held captive in the temple—Cynthia must face her own inner demons to fight alongside the man she loves. 35,500 words Review: Ms. Piniero, is a good writer. I enjoyed the mythology in Aztec Gold. Goddesses and native cultures, mixing with romance and adventure is a staple in this story. I love to read treks to find a love one. It’s putting someone in an unknown situation and watching what they encounter and what happens to them . It can be exciting and can change the life of all those experiencing it. This is the basis of Aztec Gold. The descriptions and interactions with their guide and people they meet along the way added to the story really well....

Book Review: Millie’s Fling

Title: Millie’s Fling Author: Jill Mansell Publisher: Sourcebooks Rating: 3/5 How I received this book: Bought Blurb: Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be. With Orla and Millie working at cross-purposes, and a dashing but bewildered hero stuck in the middle, the summer will turn out to be unforgettable for all concerned… Review: One word comes to mind after I finished Millie’s Fling, “Lovely”. The beginning started off slow. I didn’t connect with the characters right away and I started to lose interest. But, I continued and the characters grew on me. It’s a very light read. Nothing earth shattering, no really bad people, just a lovely all around book. Millie’s Fling takes place in England with English characters and an English author. Reading, I got an overall feeling of Bridget Jones Diary (movie) without the diary (even though I only saw the movie and didn’t read the book).I got a feel of British chick lit. There are a few words and slang I didn’t understand and I guess the meaning of the paragraphs were lost on me somewhat. That did reduce the value or enjoyment of the book. There is no sex. You lead up to sex and continue after sex but...