Archive | January 2011

Book Review-Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Bridgerton (4)
Julia Quinn
Avon
370 Pages
Published July 2002
Paperback
Regency
ISBN: 978-0-380-82084-9

Synopsis
Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

MY REVIEW
 

Summary:
Colin Bridgerton, has returned home from his world travels, and his family is much relieved to having him home, not knowing if he will stay this time, or like all the other times, just leave once again. Penelope Featherington, has resigned herself to being a spinster, even though she has always been fond of Colin…ever since she met him years ago. When Colin returns, he expects life at home to be the same as it always is, but this time its definitely different, and he starts noticing Penelope in a way very not brotherly like but more like he wants her desperately.  But they both have secrets and when they are discovered with that only destroy their feelings for each other….or make their bond of love that much stronger?…..

The Hero (Colin Bridgerton)
Even though Colin Bridgerton among the Ton is considered to be a charmer, and tired of the columnist Lady Whistledown, which everyone talks about, and whom of which mentions him just about every column, and is tired of life in London. But this time coming home from his travels, he starts to realize how things are much different than things were before…and they all have to do with Penelope, whom most of the time he has known her he has considered her like one of his sisters, only he is starting to have inclinations toward her that are in no way brotherly, but more like a man that passionately wants a woman.

The Heroine (Penelope Featherington)
Penelope, has always never been thought of as a beauty among the ton, and expects that she will live a life as a spinster, even though she would love to find a man to love and marry and have children, but she has no prospects, unlike her best friend Eloise Bridgerton. Penelope is overlooked by her family, especially her mother, and just would want to feel loved, but never expected that Colin, the man she has secretly adored for years, is the key to her finding true happiness in her previously lonely life.


My Thoughts 
Romancing Mister Bridgerton, is the fourth in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. I just love Colin and Penelope’s story. I don’t even know how many times I have read this one, I just enjoy reading it every time. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a witty, and memorable story that will pull at your heartstrings. Such a charming tale of two people, that both have secrets of their own, but yearns for acceptance and for a chance at love that has alluded them, but will find it in each other. I truly enjoyed this one, and I was completely satisfied by the time I reached the end. From the very beginning of the story, the reader will be taken on a emotional yet fun filled ride that Julia Quinn takes you on, and you will never regret reading Romancing Mister Bridgerton. A Romance that will charm every readers heart!

My Favorite Quote 
” I love you,” he said, leaning forward to kiss her. And this time she couldn’t reply, because his mouth remained on hers, hungry, demanding, and very, very seductive. 

My Grade On This Book 
 4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
 The Duke and I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton 4.5 -(E Novel Only)
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding

Teaser Tuesday (35)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme that I have just discovered, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like.

She backed away until she hit the door. “What in God’s name are you doing?” She cried, her gaze riveted on broad naked shoulders and a glimpse of an equally broad chest, rock hard chest. She looked lower. His belly was flat and tight, with interesting lines, and then it began to ripple. She quickly averted her gaze, but her cheeks had warmed.
“This cabin is too small for us both,” she repeated.

Book Review-Worth Any Price

Worth Any Price
Bow Street Runners (3)
Lisa Kleypas
Avon
386 Pages
Published February 2003
Paperback
Victorian
ISBN 987-0-380-81107-6

What is the price of love?

Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished — but that was before he met the lady in question.

For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition — one he has never offered before.

He asks her to be his bride.

And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know — that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London’s most notorious lover might claim Charlotte’s body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.

Summary:
Nick Gentry, most current mission is to find a missing lady, the man whom she is betrothed to is desperate to find her. But when Nick finally finds her (which wasn’t that difficult ) but then he meets her and only desires to keep her for himself. Knowing that she is in desperate circumstances, he offers her a solution, to marry him and have protection from her fiancee whom she would rather die than be married to. So even though its not a ideal situation for Charlotte, she agrees knowing that both her and her family would be taken care of, is she agrees to marry Nick, and she would have protection from the one she despises and fears the most. The passion is awakened in Charlotte, a desire that she didn’t know she had in her, and every fiber in her comes alive with his sensual touch. And knows that her heart is at risk, for she could very well fall in love with this sensual yet secretive man…

The Hero (Nick Gentry)
Nick Gentry, has lived a dangerous life, and only with the help of his sister and her husband, has he started to slowly come back from living a life of danger. Nick has a dark past, one whom he keeps secret and one that haunts him, and doesn’t care if he lives or dies, and takes terrible risks. Until he meets Charlotte however, things change drastically, and he starts to come to the realization that there is one person that he cares for and would want to live with and to love….and desires her to accept him…all of him both the good and the bad. But is afraid to trust her with his fragile and protected heart. 

The Heroine (Charlotte Howard)
Charlotte Howard, having every aspect of her young life controlled by one man, that wants to turn her into his ideal wife, and erasing who she really is. Charlotte has no desire to be controlled and dominated in every aspect of her life, so she abandons her family and the promises they have made to her betrothed, and lives a life in hiding, fearing being discovered one day. Then she is faced with Nick Gentry, who stirs up all of her senses, and desires to be loved and cherished and has found a man that she aches for such devotion.

My Thoughts 
Worth Any Price is the third and final installment in the Bow Street Runners series that Lisa Kleypas has created. Worth Any Price is Nick Gentry story, and after seeing him previously, I have definitely been looking forward to reading his story. Nick is a special hero, and one that is close to my heart, and one of my favorite characters that this author has created. He is a haunted and dangerous man, but there is a appeal about him, where you just want to comfort the man, for he has gone through  many hardships throughout his life. Worth Any Price is a charming story about two people who deserve love and happiness having never been able to find it for themselves, but together will find the most exquisite pleasure and joy. From the first page I was drawn into the story and could hardly put it down and is captivating to the bone……I  LOVED it!!!

My Favorite Quote 
“You’ll find life far more enjoyable as my wife,” Gentry Continued ” You won’t be anyone’s servant. You can do as you please within reasonable limits. And you won’t have to fear Lord Radnor any longer. ” 
“All for the price of sleeping with you,” She muttered. He smiled, all velvety arrogance, as he replied, “You may come to enjoy that part of it most of all.”

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Someone To Watch Over Me
Lady Sophia’s Lover

Blogger Hop (36)

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The Question For The Week

 “What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?”
Wow, There are so many I am looking forward too….if I had to choose would be Dark Predator by Christine Feehan or any of the Highland Guard books by Monica McCarty, that will be coming out this year, but the covers and titles haven’t been released yet.
 The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do these two memes and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in these two fun memes every friday!!!!
 
The Question For The Week 
What is/or was your favorite subject in school?
 
I would have to say History, I have always been fascinated by the past…
 
  18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. IT can be found at Laurie’s site at Bitten by Paranormal Romance 18 and over book bloggers primarily have on their blog book reviews and post of adult content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic. then you can play tag along

Book Review-Savor The Moment

Savor The Moment
Bride Quartet (3)
Nora Roberts
Berkley
325 Pages
Published May 2010
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23368-9

 Synopsis
Wedding baker Laurel McBane is surrounded by romance working at Vows wedding planning company with her best friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. But she’s too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that their clients seem to long for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker’s older brother Delaney, on whom she’s had a mega-crush since childhood.
But some infatuations last longer than others, and Laurel is convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is still out of her reach. Plus, Del is too protective of Laurel to ever cross the line with her-or so she thinks. When Laurel’s quicksilver moods get the better of her-leading to an angry, hot, all-together mind-blowing kiss with Del-she’ll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever…

MY REVIEW 
 
Summary:
Laurel McBane, is part of the Bride Quartet, a group of four friends who known each other since childhood. Laurel’s contribution to the wedding business is Cakes, and she is dang good at it too. Even though this wasn’t Laurel’s dream, but because of financial difficulties with her parents, she had to quit culinary school and decided to help her friends with the wedding business and bake wedding cakes. Even though two of her friends have found love and romance in their lives, Laurel doesn’t really believe she will be as lucky, especially when there is one man that she has always loved, but one who treats her like a sister, Delaney Brown who is Parker’s brother. Even though a passion flares between them, Laurel still has doubts about Delaney and wonders if he could ever love her and still thinks that he is way beyond her reach when it comes to Happily Ever After. But sometimes life has a way of changing circumstances, and that even in her normal life you can still find your Prince Charming…


The Hero (Delaney Brown)
Delaney Brown, is very similar to Parker, very organized and practical. Del has always cared about these four girls that are like sisters to him, and has a protective streak a mile wide especially when it comes to Laurel. When things change between them, with one fiery kiss, he knows that things will be different forever. Del doesn’t know where their relationship will lead them, since this is definitely different for him, however Laurel means the world to him, and he starts to realize how much he is starting to love her and must convince her how sincere he is in his feelings for her.


The Heroine (Laurel McBane)
Laurel, part of the four women that started Vows, and her talent resides in making gorgeous wedding cakes that astound everyone in look and in taste. Laurel has always had a crush on Del, but through a angry spat with him, kisses him surpring the both of them how much desire they feel for one another. Laurel struggled growing up, and now that she is in a relationship with Del, starts to doubt both herself and him, and doesn’t believe that he could ever love her…even though she has loved him for quite some time now…

My Thoughts 
Savor The Moment is the third in the Bride Quartet, and my favorite series so far written about this author. I haven’t read too many of her books, I have only read this series and the Chesepeake Bay Series. After reading Savor The Moment, I decided that this is my favorite of the books of the series so far, and even though I haven’t read Parker’s story, I absolutely adored Laurel. I felt connected to Laurel in a way that I wasn’t with Emma or Mac. There was such a emotional side to Savor The Moment, one that connects the story to the reader in a way that usually doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I thoroughly take advantage of the moment and get a box of tissues. (LOL) Although most of the story was witty and sexy, there were still those moments where I definitely needed the tissues, but in a good way. Savor The Moment satisfied me in every way possible, from the first page I was drawn in, and there was nothing that could draw me away from these tender romance. I loved how the story line and is basically holds true for the rest of the series, that these are normal women who have faced different challenges in their lives, that most readers can relate to, and even normal people can find a magical love that sometimes we can only dream and…read about. This is one of the aspects that I have truly enjoyed reading in this series. I just LOVED Savor The Moment, filled with everything that you need in a good romance that will blow you away….

My Favorite Quote 
“You’re the only one I’ve ever thought about asking to wear this. The only one I want to wear it. I’ve just driven all the way to Greenwich and back to get it for you. To give it to you because you’re the only one. Marry me, Laurel” 

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Vision In White
Bed Of Roses
Happily Ever After

A-Z Wednesday (7)

A-Z Wednesday is a weekly meme from Reading At The Beach. So feel free to particiapate in this fun meme, and check out her site for the guidelines. Currently-her website isn’t working, but I have just loved doing this meme, so I am going to continue to participate in it.

This Weeks Letter is A

My Book For The Week

Margo Menlove loves everything Scottish. But when she wins a Highland vacation, she’s disappointed by the whirlwind tourist trail she’s taken on. She wants to experience the Scotland of warriors like the legendary Magnus MacBride. When she explores on her own, she picks up a beautiful stone on the shore–and awakes to the sight of MacBride himself in the heat of battle.
Magnus MacBride has seen many things while fighting the Viking hordes–but when the soaking wet, naked woman appears out of the surf, even he is taken aback. Even more stirring is a passion he hasn’t allowed himself to feel in years, instead living only for vengeance. But giving in to his wild desire would place Margo in mortal danger–unless they stand together and fight for the love neither can endure without…

Waiting On Wednesday (30)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.This week I’m waiting on,

COMING OUT MARCH 1 2011

From the first glimpse he knew he must have her-even if only for a single night…
Powerful, ruthless, seductive-the lord of London’s underworld-Roman Merrick gets anything he wants…and he burns for Charlotte Chatsworth, a polished jewel in the glittering ton. So he engages her debt-ridden gambler father in a game of chance, wagering ten thousand pounds against one night with the man’s exquisite daughter. And Roman Merrick never loses.
But one night is never enough…
Charlotte is devastated to learn that her reprobate father has lost her in a card game to the most dangerous man she’s ever met. With the threat of ruin behind every corner, Charlotte embarks upon a perilous path with the man she can not forget. But in truth, it’s Roman who has everything to lose-for a game undertaken for pleasure alone soon has him gambling his heart. And love and passion unleashed could bring his great, dark empire tumbling down…