Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle

I haven't read one of Celia Kyle's books in a while.  I really enjoyed this one!  The characters were great.  There was a bromance with Declan and the rest of his team.  I liked the interactions between Declan and Abby.  This is a book I highly recommend!

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



Brutal Sin (The Vault #3) by Eden Summers

Brian is known by his friends and members of The Vault as Brute.  He is known for being heartless and ruthless.  Pamela is a member of The Vault to find the man who can satisfy her cravings that she hasn't felt since her husband died.

I have been waiting for this book and was so thrilled to get an ARC.  I loved Brute in the first two books.  Pamela is exactly what he needed.  She is strong enough to stand up to Bryan.  I loved his evolution from Brute to Bryan.

While I loved this book, I felt left in the dark with what had happened with Bryan's family.  I wish we knew the background because it clearly influenced the man.

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stone Cold Fox by Evangeline Anderson

Jo Ferrell was cast out of her home and is on the run from the shadow chasing her.  She needs to find a shelter and ends up in a shed.

Reese Cooper owns the auto shop in Cougarville and is an Alpha fox.  When he finds a frightened woman in his shed, his fox perks up and wants to claim her as their mate.

Jo is confused by the changes in her body - the grey streak in her hair is gone, her body looks younger and firmer and the sex drive that she has ignored is going crazy.  She is finding it hard to resist Reese.

Can Jo and Reese find the strength to fight the dark magic that threatens their happiness.


Jo was an amazingly strong heroine.  She had survived PTSD for 20 years and isolated herself in a "yoga" community.  She finds her strength with Reese.

This is the third book in this series that I have read.  I like the author's version of shifters.  The females that are in their mid-40's and rejuvenate.  I also like that the male shifters are different.  In this novel, Reese is a fox that can go from tiny (which helps calm Reese) to OMG scary huge.  Love it!  I can't wait for the next book in the series!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.



Monday, July 31, 2017

Rose by Leslie North

Giovani DeRose has dreamed of running his father's tattoo studio since he was a young boy just learning to draw.  Now, he is on a sinking ship that his brother owns yet isn't willing to give up an inch of control.  Antonio brings in Riley Byrne who has a strong finance background.  Riley and Giovani butt heads over her every change to Thorn Tattoo.  Can Giovani and Riley combine their talents and passion to help Thorn Tattoo survive?


After reading this book, I wanted to hop on a plane and go to Vegas so I could get a tattoo from Riley!  This is an amazing start to the series!  I think that Giovani is one of the best bad boy characters from Leslie North.  I can't wait for the rest of the series!

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

Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes

I enjoyed this novel.  Anewn Windham gave most people the impression that she was a demure young lady.  Lord Colin MacHugh was the strong, former soldier that is learning how to go about in polite society.  He has compassion and listens to Anwen.  It was a great read.

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



Blackthorne's Bride by Joan Johnston

The book opens with a rather brutal prologue in America.  Marcus, the Duke of Blackthorne is on a tour of America with his friend (who is the brother of his fiancee).  They want to go on a buffalo hunt and is in a band or renegade Sioux's camp.  He sees a young woman tied to a post and being whipped.  Marcus is stunned and attempts to barter for the girl with his knife and his grandfather's gold watch.  He rescues her and takes the girl to England.  Marcus has been summoned back home and takes the girl with him.  On the ship, he devoted himself to nursing the girl.  Since Marcus is going to be married soon, he asks his friend, Seaton, to take care of the girl.

Two years later, Marcus's wife has died in childbirth along with the baby and his younger brother died in a carriage race leaving Marcus the guardian of his two nephews.  The previous Duke has made a series of bad investments that ha almost bankrupted the estate.  Marcus needs to marry a rich woman to make the estate solvent and has his solicitor search for a wealthy American bride.

The young woman that Marcus saved, Josie Wentworth, was dumped at one of his estates at the request of Marcus's fiancee.  She knew she was dying and realizing that Marcus loved the young woman he had saved, wanted Marcus to have her after she died.

In the time that Josie has been at the crumbling estate, she has been a maid of all work at the mercy of the housekeeper and Marcus's nephews nanny.  A Pinkerton agent visits Josie and tells her that she is an heiress.  As Josie is getting ready to leave for America, she discovers that Marcus is now a widower and seeking an American heiress.  She decides to marry Marcus so that she can rescue his nephews and take them to America with her.


There were so many points in this novel that I wanted to scream.  I liked Josie and thought she was an amazingly strong woman.  However, what made this book a 3 rather than the 5 it should have been was Marcus.  He was obsessed with Josie from rescue to landing in London, then he just lets his friend take over.  Marcus is off-handed when asked about his nephews.  I would have rather seen Josie grab the boys and leave England with the Pinkerton agent and marry him!

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

Lord of Night by Erica Ridley

Miss Dahlia Grenville isn't like other proper debutantes.  She runs a home for wayward girls that has too many pupils and not enough donations.  Dahlia has the solution for her funding and is about to pull of the heist of the Season when she stumbles into the arms of Bow Street Runner, Simon Spaulding.

Simon Spaulting is a successful Bow Street Runner.  He is attempting to solve a rather unusual crime where the victim never realizes that their belongings have been taken until they receive a note.  When Simon realizes that the young woman that he has been courting is the thief behind his unsolved mystery, can he bring her to justice and risk losing her forever?


This novel is true Erica Ridley.  Well written, quick pace with characters the reader likes.  I liked how Dahlia stood up for her goals and opened the school for girls from the worst section of London.  Simon was the handsome hero that had the aristocratic bearing that comes from being the by-blow of a Marquess.  I enjoyed the Robin Hood sub-plot and the resolution.

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