Archive | August 2011

Book Review-Midnights Wild Passion

Midnights Wild Passion
Anna Campbell
Avon Romance
Paperback
384 Pages
Published Apr 2011
Regency Romance
ISBN: 0061684309

Synopsis 

London’s most notorious seducer, Nicholas Challoner lives solely for revenge . . .
The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister—now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas’s vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe’s unsuspecting daughter.
Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue—banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie—Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him.
Yet Antonia has always had a fatal weakness for rakes . . .

MY REVIEW
Summary:
 Nicholas, the Marquess of Ranelaw is out for revenge for the one man who ruined his sister by ruining this man’s daughter. Only there is one person that stands in his way, and that is Cassie’s companion Miss Antonia Smith, who is very protective of her distant cousin. After being burned herself she knows how tempting rakes can be and is determined to make sure that the cruel and painful moment. However Antonia has always had a weakness for rakes….and there is one in particular that she knows would only cause a repeat to her past. However the more persistent Nicholas gets in his pursuit of Cassie…the harder it gets to resist his blackguard advances. Antonia knows how dangerous he is to her…but she can’t resist the passion he brings out in her.

The Hero (Nicholas Ranelaw)
Nicholas has ruined his family’s good name with his dangerous reputation, for his plan of revenge to work and he relishes in debauchery and not caring about having a respectable reputation. When his younger sister is ruined by a man who only cared for his own needs, Nicholas devises a way to get revenge…to ruin his daughter…only he never thought he would fall for the one woman who stands in the way of achieving his goal….

The Heroine (Antonia Smith)
Antonia, now a companion to her cousin, was once from a privilaged family was literally kicked out and viewed as dead to her family. Now she is content mostly with the life she has now as a companion…however there are times when she aches for love and passion, and knows that Nicholas is the most dangerous to her when she starts to realize how much she is beginning to care for him and wonders if there is a chance for a future together.

My Thoughts 
Midnights Wild Passion is written by Anna Campbell and I haven’t read any of her books in quite a while and I knew once I was fifty pages into the book that I would just fall in love with everything about this book… The characters were so genuine and portrayed in a way that I felt I could relate with them. The plot was also full of surprises and intensity, and the romance was completely satisfying till the very last page. Definitely worth it!!! I was totally seduced by Midnight’s Wild Passion!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Waiting On Wednesday (39)

“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 Sept 2011!!!!

Mating heat gives him the Heebie Jeebies. It makes his stomach clench. It makes his teeth grind. Not because he wants to avoid it.

Sure as hell not because he’s searching for it and  can’t find it. No, it’s the woman he’s sensed is his mate, the woman that makes him insane every time they cross paths. The one woman he knows he can never, ever tame. The mercenary sister of Jonas’ mate, Diane Broen. And he doesn’t mean mercenary in the monetary sense. Oh hell no, he couldn’t be that damned lucky.  Diane is the commander of a small group of rough and ready male soldiers. A woman living on the edge, and threatening to pull him over with her.

Book Blogger Hop (53)

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Question Of The Week
Whats The Longest Book That You Have Read? (You can’t include the Bible, Torah or any other religious text)

I would have to say the longest book I have read is Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell, that and Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Sorry Everyone!

Sorry guys that I have been gone!! I was at this week long conference and just got back!!! So hopefully I will be able to catch up on everything!!!!
Thanks!!!!

Book Review-Dukes To The Left of Me, Princes To The Right

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes To the Right
Impossible Bachelors (2)
Keiran Kramer
St Martin
Paperback
Published Nov 2010
410 Pages
Regency Romance
ISBN 9780312374020

Synopsis
Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiance, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.

A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent’s “Impossible Bachelors” is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancee – and Poppy’s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she’d be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status – for good

Summary:
Poppy, is content to be a spinster until she can find a man worthy enough to love, and one who returns that love. So she has created a fake husband to protect herself, however she is shocked when the fake husband, is very real and she is at a loss at what to do since he knows of her scheme and traps her into a real betrothal, one she can’t turn and walk away from. Nicolas needs a fiancee, especially since recently he was named one of the Prince Regent’s “impossible bachelors”, and Poppy is perfect especially with the scheme he has recently found out that involves him. Nicholas never expected to find Poppy full of life and spirit and will do anything he can do keep her in his life….


The Hero (Nicolas Staunton)
Nicholas knows he will have to marry, and expects that he will find a woman that is dull and boring and one he can send to the country. Once he hears about Poppy and how she has created a fiancee but this fiancee is him, and so he decides to claim her as his own….only he never expected to find a woman that he could very easily fall in love with.


The Heroine (Poppy Smith-Barnes)
Poppy, will only settle for a love match when she gets married, and she finds herself in a trap of her own making unfortunately. Poppy when she finds herself engaged to the real Duke instead of the fake one….she knows she will need to find a way out of it….but the more she is around Nicholas the more she feels herself falling in love with him and questioning whether or not she could walk away from him now….

My Thoughts 
Dukes To The Left, Princes to the Right is the second in the Impossible Bachelors by Kieran Kramer. I have recently discovered this author, and I have been thoroughly entertained by each of her books that I have read so far. I loved the story line to this story…..the characters were lively and charming, the plot was engaging and the interaction between Poppy and Nicolas was definitely satisfying to this reader. I just loved this style of writing this author has, and this story was riveting and I was left at the end of it feeling fully satisfied!!!! A Wonderful Read!


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
When Harry Met Molly
Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage
If You Give A Girl A Viscount

Book Review-Navarros Promise

Navarros Promise
Breeds (24)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Sensation
Paperback
Published April 2011
307 Pages
Fantasy/Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23978-0

Synopsis                                                                                   In the wolf breed novel, NAVARRO’S PROMISE, Mica Toler’s best friend is the wolf/coyote hybrid breed, Cassie Sinclair. And now Mica is being drawn into her world in ways she had prayed she never would be when the charming wolf breed Navarro makes good on the promise he made her on a dark, explosive night.

The Breeds guaranteed that no harm would come to Micah Toler but they never allowed for her sensual fascination with Navarro Blaine. Aloof, cool, and mysterious, he draws her in as no man ever has. But Micah never wanted this. She had her own dreams, her own desires, and being stalked and seduced by a wolf breed wasn’t part of that plan.

Now she knows her life is in danger. What Navarro knows is that she’s his mate and that the breeding and training that created him is being peeled away in his desperation to claim a woman that refuses to be claimed.

He has her body. She craves his touch. And as the breeds converge the past will rise up to haunt Navarro in ways he never expected.

Summary:
Mica, is protected by the breeds due to her relationship with them. Mica is then attacked when she is alone, and in danger, and there is no one that knows how much danger she is in. She is then attacked and on the run from council coyote breeds who are out to get her so they can kidnap her and use her as leverage…but then she is rescued by Navarro, whom even though he is unsure whether Mica is his lifemate wants her with a desperation and craves her like he has no other. Mica even though she wants Navarro, she knows they have no future because of the type of breed he is where he could never come to love her….since she doesn’t know if he is even capable of such emotion.

The Hero (Navarro Blaine)
Navarro has always had a fascination with Mica, even though he was trained to blend in, and be cool and aloof he finds that he can’t be that way with Mica. The moment he hears that she is in danger he sets out to protect her….but then he starts to realize that she is his mate and he sets out to seduce her and claim her as his own…

The Heroine (Mica Toler)
Mica, an only child has known the breeds for the majority of her life, and has become best friends with Cassie, and when she is in danger she flees not knowing how long she can be on the run from the coyotes that are out to get her knowing they can use her against the breeds. Then she is rescued by Navarro and things only increase in intensity when she starts to realize that they could be mates…but she won’t settle for anything else than a love match.

My Thoughts 
Navarro’s Promise is the 24th in the Breed series by Lora Leigh. I have really loved this series….and I found that this was a exciting one….and having seen Navarro in previous books in the series…I have been looking forward to his story. What this story really boils down to is how we see Navarro who is suppose to be unable to feel unable to have emotion such as love…only he learns that Mica is the one who can change things for him. There was a dangerous element as well to the plot…..and the sensual side was very steamy…but defintiely a powerfully seduction read that will make you go wild!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Styx Storm 
Lawes Justice