Archive | October 2011

Book Review-The Serpent Prince

The Serpent Prince
Princes Trilogy (3)
Elizabeth Hoyt
Grand Central Publishing
Paperback
Published September 2007
362 Pages
Georgian Historical Romance
ISBN978-0-446-40053-4

Synopsis
WHEN THE DEVIL MEETS AN ANGEL
Country bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes is content with her quiet life. Until the day she trips over an unconscious man — a naked unconscious man – and loses her innocence forever.

HE CAN TAKE HER TO HEAVEN
Viscount Simon Iddesleigh was nearly beaten to death by his enemies. Now he’s hell-bent on vengeance. But as Lucy nurses him back to health, her honesty startles his jaded sensibilities – even as it ignites a desire that threatens to consume them both.

OR TO HELL
Charmed by Simon’s sly wit, urbane manners, and even his red-heeled shoes, Lucy falls hard and fast for him. Yet as his honor keeps him from ravishing her, his revenge sends his attackers to her door. As Simon wages war on his foes, Lucy wages her own war for his soul using the only weapon she has — her love.

MY REVIEW
Summary 
Lucy, while taking a peaceful walk stumbles across a man she assumes is dead, but upon futher investigation finds that he is injured, and takes him back to her home to help heal him back to health. Simon, is bent on revenge, however Lucy startles his sensibilities to the point where he craves her very touch, and aches to hear the sound of her voice. He knows that his life is not what he would have for her, since everything in him vows to take revenge for his brothers death on those that killed him, but Lucy’s love will be the one to save him as nothing else could…

The Hero (Simon Iddesleigh)
Simon when he was younger, was a rake and scoundrel, with drinking, gambling and many women, but once his brother was murdered and he was now the heir to the title, who has many responsibilities he vowed that he would get justice on those that killed his brother. However, after surviving a severe beating that almost killed him he is put in the care of a innocent young lady who has no clue on the dark side of things of the world as he knows it. But the more they are in each others company, the more he senses that she could be his greatest weakness…

The Heroine (Lucy Craddock-Hayes)
Lucy,  country bred, and still unmarried has yet to find someone that she loves and would want to spend the rest of her life with. But when she finds a injured and very naked adonis like man at her feet, she can do nothing but help him. However as she helps in his healing and taking care of him, she starts to develop very genuine feelings for him, that she has not felt for another. Feelings that she has been searching for all of her life…and when she discovers what is really tormenting this man who holds her heart she will do everything that she can to help heal his injured soul…

My Thoughts 
The Serpent Prince is the third installment in the series. After reading the first book in the series, I loved it so much that I desperately couldn’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series, and I just loved reading The Serpent Prince. From the very first page, I found myself captivated until the very last page, and even though I wasn’t totally into the story, there was still a sense of mystery and romance that pulled me in. The characters were engaging, and their interaction with each other scrumptious. I also enjoyed how their was a sense of purpose in the characters and their interaction with each other was fascinating…although there were parts that I couldn’t bring myself to like….the other much captivating parts made up for it. The sensuality between Lucy and Simon were intense and can at times leave a reader breathless in anticipation for more to come….Overall a Succulent and juice read that will warm you from head to toe….

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
The Raven Prince
The Leopard Prince
The Ice Princess

Its Monday! What Are You Reading (23)

This is a great weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We simply post what we finished reading over the the last week, what we plan on reading this week, etc .

Books I’ve Read This Past Week
Dragon Actually Review Here
To Beguile A Beast Review Here
Unleashed Review Here
If You Deceive -Review Coming Soon
Tender Triumph-Review Coming Soon
The Serpent PrinceReview Coming Soon

Currently Reading 

 What I’m Planning On Reading This Week 

Book Review-Unleashed

Unleashed
UN Forgettable (3)
C.J. Barry
Love Spell
Paperback
Published May 2004
340 Pages
Science Fiction Romance
ISBN: 0-505-52573-9

Synopsis 
Lacey Garrett was about to be free. Her fiance had run off with her business, her savings, and stuck her with his cat. What had she done to stop him? Nothing.

But she’d just been beamed to another planet. Here, she wasn’t an ordinary Earthwoman; she was part of a team. Here she could help a man like the roguish starship captain Zain Masters. Here, she could face krudo, interplanetary defense systems, and galaxy-wide conspiracies. She could even defeat the monstrous Bobzillas that looked like her ex-fiance! For Zain, Lacey could do anything — because his kisses, his touch, everything about him felt like destiny. And that destiny was the true Lacey Garrett . . .

MY REVIEW
Summary:
 Lacey, has recently recovered from being cheated by her fiancee, where he ran with everything she had, apart from his cat, of course. Then she is suddenly beamed onto another planet, and thinks ok…it can’t get worse than this….however she is very wrong in that theory. Lacey is surprised to find that she is needed to help Zain Masters, who is stranded on a planet, with not much hope of getting his ship fixed before he gets killed in different painful ways. Lacey is determined to stay and assist Zain, she knows how much he needs her help right now and is willing to face whatever it takes, because there is passion building between them that she doesn’t want to deny, one that she craves and aches for, a passion that will lead to her destiny with the one man who holds her heart.

The Hero (Zain Masters)
Zain, once worked for a galactic company but when his partner is killed and he is blamed for it, he has been on the run ever since, a drifter, a loner, one that has had to stay away from his family and friends, and has decided never to involve himself with a woman again…that is until he meets Lacey, and his body and heart burns for hers, knowing he won’t be able to resist her or her efforts in saving him…

The Heroine (Lacey Garrett)
 Lacey, has just started to heal from her ex fiancee who took everything that she built, and didn’t even fight for it back. However when she meets Zain, and is entrenched with the dangers of his world, there is a part of her that awakens, boldly, and wants to fight for her own destiny, one that will involve Zain in her life…forever

My Thoughts 
Unleashed is the third installment in the UN Forgettable series…and I did overall enjoy Unleashed but it wasn’t my favorite, probably my least favorite of the series. There were some amazing moments where I was enthralled to say the least in part of the story, captivated by the suspense and the romance…however it took a while for me to really get into the story, but when I did, I definitely had a good ride. There was also a taste for unrelenting adventure and sizzling romance that had me at the edge of my seat at times. Although I felt like at times there was something missing, it was a enjoyable read!

My Grade On This Book 
3.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Unearthed
Unraveled
Unmasked

Lusting For Covers (38)

Lusting for Covers is a meme found on TBQ so come and join in on this fun meme!!!
 
1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ).
2- Choose your own book cover that you’ve fallen in “lust” with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out– it’s all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there.
3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked! (OPTIONAL):
4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it’s nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It’s not required, but it can help you readers’ to add more books to
their own list! A brief “Why I choose this cover” is also appreciated, but not required

She Swore to Hate Him…

He was her enemy, a British colonel in war tom Scotland. But as a youth, Alec Landers, Earl of Sherbourne, had spent his summers known only as Ian, running free on the Scottish Highlands–and falling in love with the tempting Leitis MacRae. With her fiery spirit and vibrant beauty, she is still the woman who holds his heart, but revealing his heritage now would condemn them both. Yet as the mysterious Raven, an outlaw who defies the English and protects the people, Alec could be Leitis’s noble hero again–even as he risks a traitor’s death .

. . . But He Knew Her Heart Was His

Leitis MacRae thought the English could do nothing more to her clan, but that was before Colonel Alec Landers came to reside where the MacRaes once ruled. Now, to save the only family she has left, Leitis agrees to be a prisoner in her uncle’s place, willing to face even an English colonel to spare his life. But Alec, with his soldier’s strength and strange compassion, is an unwelcome surprise. Soon Leitis cannot help the traitorous feelings she has when he’s near . . . nor the strange sensation that she’s known him once before. And as danger and passion lead them to love, will their bond survive Alec’s unmasking? Or will Leitis decide to scorn her beloved enemy?

On My Wishlist (23)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where I list all the books I desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Sir William Christie, ruthless tycoon and notorious ladies’ man, is dead. Now his four grown children have gathered for the reading of his will. What lies in store for stepsiblings Vivienne, Alexander, and twins Gareth and Gwyneth? Stunning challenges that will test their fortitude across a royal empire . . . and lead them to the marvelously passionate adventures of their lives.
Lady Vivienne Bancroft fled England for New York, hoping to shed the confines of her arranged marriage to unrepentant rogue Miles Durham, Viscount Bancroft—though she never forgot the fiery desire he unleashed with his slightest touch. And when the gambling man arrives on her doorstep for a little sensual revenge for her desertion, he is met with Vivienne’s dilemma: She must earn her father’s inheritance by profitably running a diamond business worth millions in colonial South Africa. Swept together in an exotic undertaking filled with heated passion and hungry temptation, will Vivienne and Miles discover that the marriage vows they once made are the greatest snare—or the most treasured reward?

Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he’s managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won’t rest until he’s dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he’ll risk anything to protect.
Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet—a rare blood type that’s addictive to vampires—makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bed…then left her in despair. Danger aside, Lily won’t let Alfonso near her heart again—until an irresistible hunger threatens to draw them back together… and into an assassin’s snare.


His darkest secret could be her only hope.
Tessa Archer is sick of sitting on the sidelines of life, but the man she’s just met on her first Caribbean cruise is way out of her comfort zone. He’s dazzlingly handsome, compelling…and she swears she can hear his voice in her head before he speaks.
When Nathan Barcza touches Tessa’s hand, the jolt of recognition is unmistakable—and impossible. Werewolves mate only once—for life—and his mate was murdered by the creature he hunts, a Pithcus that hides somewhere aboard this ship. This is his final chance for vengeance.
The last thing he can afford is any distraction, but the siren call of Tessa’s open heart is irresistible. It also makes her a target of the creature who’s had a taste of her and wants more. To save her, Nate will have to unleash his last secret in a confrontation with no hope of survival.
For if the Pithcus doesn’t kill him, Nate’s partner is under orders to finish the job…
Warning: Contains a smoldering, sex-on-a-stick werewolf hero afraid to love again and a seriously annoyed heroine who can’t figure out how she ended up as an appetizer on what feels like a raw-foods reality horror show. Includes graphic violence, explicit language, smoking-hot sex, squeeze-your-heart emotions and humor.

Book Review-To Beguile A Beast

To Beguile A Beast
Four Soldiers (3)
Elizabeth Hoyt
Grand Central
Paperback
Published May 2009
331 Pages
Georgian Romance
ISBN: 978-0-446-40693-2

Synopsis
CAN A WOUNDED BEAST . . .
Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he’s kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.

TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST . . .
Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won’t let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away.

TO TAME HIS MOST SECRET DESIRES?
Beneath Helen’s beautiful facade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn’t back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen’s secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after.

MY REVIEW
Summary 
Helen, running from past mistakes with her two children, she heads up to Scotland, to be the housekeeper for a beast of a man. Although Helen has no idea what she is really doing, she wants to have a new start for both herself and her children. Alistair, is a recluse because of the scars on his face, where even both children and adults run in fear from him. However Helen is not afraid in the least by Alistair, she is very intrigued by him and despite the scars on his face, finds him mesmerizing. A passion starts to form between these two both in need of companionship, tenderness and love….and right when they think that they might have a future together, the past comes to bite them and only their love for each other, to fight will get them through to help them find a future for each other…

The Hero (Alistair Munroe)
Alistair, is a naturalist and has a affinity for nature and animals, and despite the scars both outside and inside from the colonies, he still has a deep passion for it. When a woman with two children come barging into his castle, claiming to be his new housekeeper, he is enraged at first, for the woman is tenacious to say the least. However he starts to crave her company and that of her two children, and finds he can’t resist her….

The Heroine (Helen Fitzwilliam)
Helen, decided to flee from a man she knew only considered her a possession, that didn’t truly love her like she did him, and decided to run to a place she thought he would never look for her or her children. Where Helen could once find happiness once again, and despite the hard work ahead of her with Alistair and is crumbling castle, she finds that she can be herself here without revealing her past secrets, and find a tender passion with a man who could be her future.

My Thoughts 
To Beguile A Beast is the third installment in this series. I have just loved this series, and this was the last one of this great series for me to read, and even though I read this one last (when its not the last in the series) it ended great!!! Ever since seeing Helen in the previous book…I was excited to read her story, and I wasn’t disappointed with To Beguile A Beast. I found a hard time putting this one down from the very first page. I found the story to be enticing, the characters full of depth and endearing, and the romance riveting!!! Definitely a high rating on my scale!!! I loved it!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
To Taste Temptation
To Seduce A Sinner
To Desire A Devil

Follow Friday (1)

The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do this meme and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in this fun meme every friday!!!!

If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?

That’s a tough one, since there are so many characters I like, I would have to say either Jules from the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann, or Hardy Cates from Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas. I would probably serve a good steak!!