Monday, February 19, 2018

The Villain by Victoria Vale

My favorite hero is a villain! I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review.  I was hooked from the end of chapter one.  What do you do if someone has been systematically destroying your family?  Daphne Fairchild took a chance and rode to Scotland to confront Adam, Lord Hartmoor.  Adam will only tell Daphne why he has destroyed her family if she spends thirty days and nights at his castle.  In the end, she will get a bank draft for thirty thousand pounds but will also be ruined.

I loved the characters but didn't think that Adam was a Villian.  He is extracting revenge for what Daphne's brother Bertram has done to his sister.  Adam is defending his sister. 

I can't wait for the next book!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Italian Billionaire's Stubborn Lover by Leslie North

Adeline Peluso is a luxury real estate agent that came to Italy to recapture her family's heritage after she inherited an apartment in Sicily.  She has watched the resort she loved deteriorate when it is neglected by the owners.  As the real estate agent for the property, she is about to throw in the towel when one of the owners of the hotel comes to her office.  He is absolutely gorgeous - tall, dark and handsome.

Billionaire Nicolo Romano is an adventuresome globe trotting citizen.  He refuses to set down roots.  Nicolo and his brothers have inherited the family resort and they want to sell it fast.  Nicolo comes back to the hotel he loved as a child and meets a woman who feels as passionately about restoring it as he does selling.

Nicolo and Adeline have a steamy romance but can they make their relationship work and have an HEA?


I loved this story - from the plot to the characters, it was a well-written novel,  I liked the setting and could picture the Romano del Mare.  Nicolo changed from the beginning to the end of the book.  Adeline was a great heroine.  Again, another great book from Leslie North!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Giving Chase by Lauren Dane

Maggie Wright is a quiet schoolteacher hiding behind her tight bun and boring clothes.  A friend gives her a makeover before a blind date.  Maggie draws the notice of the Chase brothers.  She briefly dates Shane Chase but he is too deeply scarred by his ex-fiancee's betrayal. 

Kyle Chase has been waiting for his brother to make a mistake and does not hesitate to jump in and take Maggie away.  As they are exploring their new relationship, a stalker from her past threatens them.  Kyle must trust his brother and rely on his family's support to help save the woman he loves.

Where have I been?  Lauren Dane is one of my favorite authors and this is the first time I am reading this book!  It was amazing.  I loved Maggie, Kyle, and Kyle's family.  However, the one thing that soured the book was how nasty Maggie's family was to her.  It was over the top and took something away from the happy feeling I got while reading the book.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!


Heat by Donna Grant

I loved the chemistry between Esther and Nikolai.  This book is a great read.  The prologue helped establish Nikolai's character.  I enjoyed reading this book!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!




Baby, I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren

Renny Landry has attracted the attention of a crazy shapeshifting coyote.  When Renny refused his advances, he turned into a stalker forcing Renny to flee her job as a librarian.  Renny ended in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington.  Alpha is a town for shifters and is Renny's last hope.

As she is being chased by the pack of killer coyotes, Renny meets Mick Fischer.  Mick is perfectly happy to stay in his house in the woods.  He discovers a wounded Renny that brings out the protective alpha in him.  Mick realizes that Renny is his mate.  Can he save her from her deranged stalker?

I loved this book!  It was one of the best shifter novels that I have read in a while.  I love the town and the characters.  I can't wait for the next book!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch

I didn't want Callum and Rebecca's story to end.  I was pulled in from the start.  The characters were so well written.  I loved Callum and his how he changed.  He was amazing.  Rebecca was a strong heroine and a wonderful match for Callum. 

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

My Scot, My Surrender by Amalie Howard amd Angie Morgan

This one got put on the DNF stack.  It was just too over the top.  The premise was intriguing, but it was just too in your face with the heroine's brutal scars and the hero's scared horse.  Not my cup of tea.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you.