Saturday, November 11, 2017

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

What an extremely powerful book.  Raphael is a tortured hero that suffered abuse at the hands of his father.  His one mission is to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos so he can destroy them.  When the Lords of Chaos kidnap Lady Iris Jordan in a case of mistaken identity, he rescues her.  To prevent the Lords of Chaos from killing them both, Raphael marries Iris so he can protect her.

I liked Lady Iris in Duke of Pleasure.  I liked how she was not a debutante and knew what she wanted from her marriage to Raphael.  She wasn't going to put up with his reluctance to have a complete marriage.  I was thrilled that Raphael got his HEA and his wounds were healed by Iris's love.

I voluntarily reviewed this ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher.  Thank you!!

The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

Lucas Tate was trained as a sniper and Navy SEAL.  He distanced himself from his adoptive father and devoted himself to his military service.  One of the last things his father asked him to do is to protect the widow of one of his former comrades.

Grace Riley is shocked to find out her husband wasn't the hero that she thought he was.  When she finds out that Lucas Tate is there to protect her from the evil men out to kill her, she finds she can't resist his stark demeanor and intense gaze. 

I was hooked at the first chapter.  The book was a thrilling romantic-suspense.  The characters were so well written.  I didn't put the book down until it was over.

I voluntarily reviewed this ARC that was provided by NetGalley and the publisher. 

The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne

This is the fifth book in the Victorian Rebels series.  This has to be one of my favorite series. 

Samantha Masters is an American that is masquerading as another woman to escape being arrested for murdering her husband.  Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne wants to purchase Alison Ross's land from her.  When Samantha arrives masquerading as Alison, Gavin will go anything to seduce her so he can have the land. 

The book was a little slow to start, but once it did, I was hooked.  I loved the characters.  The book was an amazing and enjoyable read.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inked Memories by Carrie Ann Ryan

Wes Montgomery is the last of the Denver Montgomery family to fall in love.  His twin brother Storm has fallen in love.  His friends-with-benefits girl Jillian works as a plumber for the family company.  Jillian starts to set off his temper and slowly he starts to have other thoughts about her.   They fight the attraction as long as they can until her personal life takes a turn for the worse and they are thrown together.  These enemies-to-lovers end up with the best HEA.

I have enjoyed this series and how each book can be read as a stand-alone.  I loved Wes and Jillian.  Loved the frenemies to lovers and loved catching up with the Montgomery family.  Wonderful book!

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Billionaire's Ex-Wife by Leslie North

Trinity divorced Sam because he was an arrogant, workaholic who couldn't make an anniversary dinner or remember they had a cat.  Sam moves to LA to work on the West Coast branch of their families advertising business.  Sam has to return to New York to help his brother Eddie where he encounters Trinity.  He decides that he is going to do anything to do to win his wife back.

When I first started reading, I thought Sam was a jerk and deserved for Trinity to leave him.  After a while, I started rooting for Sam to win Trinity back.  I enjoyed the characters and thought Eddie was a charming sidekick.

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Grigori by Lauren Smith

Madelyn Haynes was adopted as a child and grew up with loving parents.  She always knew she was different.  When it rained, she dreamed of dragons.  For the last five years, she has been a professor of medieval mythology, reading and researching dragons.  She has been given her a three-month sabbatical to pursue her theory.  Madelyn has come to Russia to prove that theory in the Russian State Library.  She discovers a book that pictures of a handsome man and the dragon she has dreamed about.

Grigori Barinov is the oldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters.  He is sworn to protect their history and magic.  He is notified that a nosy American has requested the book that shows proof of dragons existence.  Grigori must protect his family at all costs even when her intoxicating scent attracts him to her.  After his brother kills the son of their rival family, Gregori must battle his father.  Can Gregori protect Madelyn?

I have read Lauren Smith's historical novels and liked them, so I decided to take a chance on Grigori.  I loved it!  Shifters are one of my guilty pleasured and Grigori was perfect.  I loved the setting and the characters.  It was a well-written book.  I can't wait for the next book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Caught by the Scot by Karen Hawkins

Scottish privateer Conner Douglas has just learned that his sister passed away during childbirth and in her will, he has to marry a respectable, well-born woman to claim his inheritance.  Or, it will go to his family's enemies.

He decides to elope to Gretna Green with the sister of his childhood friend, Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe.  However, Theodora is already on her way to Gretna Green with her fiancee.  Conner needs to marry Theodora and won't let her get away.

Theodora has been in love with Conner for years and has finally given up on Conner declaring he wanted to marry her.  She found a fiancee and now Conner is doing everything to stop her elopement.  Theodora is tired of moving due to her father's job and wants a stable home.  She knows that Conner can't provide that.  Conner will do anything to change her mind.  He sets a plan to get her to call off with the help of the crew from his ship.   On the way to Gretna Green Conner discovers that beneath Theodora's plain exterior is a passionate woman. 

Will Connor get his HEA with Theodora?

I enjoyed the characters in this novel.  Theodora was a strong woman, having run her family's household due to her mother's illnesses.  Connor is the perfect man to give her the independence she craves.  I loved the way Connor kept attempting to stall the trip to Gretna Green.  This was a great read.