Archive | May 2014

On My Wishlist (76)

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.

Sometimes love is an accident.

This time, it’s a strategy.

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly–so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don’t get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

But that is precisely what she gets.

Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he’s up to, he realizes there is more to than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he’s determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match..

Signet D’Marigold’s lonely life is shaken when a prophet reveals she is a catalyst for change. But to accept her new life-and the charge of the noble child Avellana-means embracing a danger that may be fatal for them both. Especially when Signet’s attraction to her new bodyguard signals a secret enemy sworn to destroy them.
Body Check
Everything’s coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That’s when her brother suggests his best friend as a model – hockey player Drew Hogan.
Carolina and Drew already have a history – a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, it’s different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him.
Drew is all for it. He’s looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he’s changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard and let him in just one more time…

A CONVENIENT BRIDE
Burdened by family debts, Heather Ashford has no choice but to exchange her dreams of romance and accept the proposal of ruggedly handsome cattle baron Sloan McCord. However the widowed rancher is more than she bargains for. Tormented by a deep sorrow, Sloan keeps his heart well guarded, even as he sets her body on fire night after night. But each time Heather gazes into his ice blue eyes, she realizes she wants more from this man than his passion–she wants his love.

AN IRRESISTIBLE GROOM
But Sloan McCord has vowed never to love again. Although his infant daughter needs a mother, he doesn’t want–or need–a wife. He is surprised that Heather, an elegant city-bred lady, turns his remote Colorado ranch house into a home, and tenderly cares for his child. She is beginning to haunt his thoughts by day and steal his breath by night–and this he cannot have if he is to keep a safe distance. Does his fierce bride of convenience have the strength to heal his broken heart–before he breaks hers?

Short Book Review-Highlander In Her Dreams by Allie Mackay

Highlander In Her Dreams
Highlander (2)
Allie Mackay
Signet Eclipse
Paperback
Published November 2007
332 Pages
Time Travel Romance
ISBN: 978-0-451-22263-3
Authors Website 

Synopsis
As a paranormal inestigator, Kira Bedwell know that her gift as a far-seer had its advantages. But while touring the ruins of a Scottish castle, she never expected to gaze upon the noble figure of medieval clan chieftain Aidan MacDonald….

And she certainly never thought the irresistible Scot would appear in her dreams from then on.

Years later, while investigating time portals in Scotland, Kira again sees Aidan in person. When she unknowingly steps through a magical gateway, she finds herself face-to-face with the handsome Highlander – back in the fourteenth century!

Aidan is surprised – and delighted – to finally hold the woman he has envisioned for so long. But even as their romance transcends dreams to become reality, they find themselves under attack by Aidan’s enemies. And it will take all of their courage and resolve for their love to survive beyond time itself….

My Review

Kira has had dreams of Aiden, a Scot from the 1300’s, and she has always had a certain fascination with everything Scotland. It is her greatest passion. Then one day she has the strongest urge to return to Scotland, and while searching through some ruins, she finds herself in Scotland only in Aiden’s time, and she is face to face with a man that she has been dreaming of. Aiden has been dreaming of Kira and won’t be satisfied until she is in his arms, and when it finally happens, a enemy of Aiden could be the end to both of them.

I really loved the way Aiden was with Kira, and I enjoyed the concept of them sharing dreams with each other before they actually meet. I liked how obvious it is that this author has done her research on Scottish history, especially about the culture. You see it in the little details of the story that definitely make it seem more vividly detailed and realistic. It was almost as if the reader steps right into 1300’s Scotland, and seeing everything in real time. Highlander In Her Dreams is a time travel based romance, and when you mix a modern day woman with a medieval Scottish Laird…well things certainly get sensual and yummy steam. A charming love story that is imaginative and endearing. It will win over any readers heart.  A DELIGHTFUL ROMANTIC ROMP!!

Favorite Quote

“O-o-oh!” She jumped off the stool “I don’t want to talk about our dream times and what you think you know about me.” Shaking out her skirts, she frowned. “You can’t compare something from a dream with the reality–” “Nay, you cannot,” he agreed, standing. “The real you fires my blood a thousand more than any dream vision.” He captured her chin and kissed her. Hard, rough and fast. My Grade
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Warm

Other Books In Series
Highlander In Her Bed
Tall, Dark and Kilted
Some Like It Kilted
Must Love Kilts
Haunted Warrior

Book Review-Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren

Big Bad Wolf
Novels of the Others (2)
Christine Warren
St. Martins
Paperback
Published October 2009
312 Pages
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-312-94795-8
Authors Website 

Synopsis

Missy Roper’s fantasies have revolved around Graham Winters since the moment they met. But the imposing leader of the Silverback werewolf clan always seemed oblivious to Missy’s existence. At least he was, until Missy collides with him at a party and then abruptly runs away arousing Graham’s interest and wild desires.
Lupine law decrees that every Alpha must have a mate, and all Graham’s instincts tell him that the sensual, beguiling Missy is his. Trouble is, Missy is human every delectable inch of her. Convincing his clan that she’s his destined mate, and keeping her safe from his enemies, will be the biggest challenge Graham has ever faced. And now that he is determined to have her as his lover and as his mate Missy’s world is changing in ways she never imagined…

My Review

Graham Winter is alpha of his pack, but has yet to take a mate. At his best friends wedding party, he finds himself bored with every single woman, until he sees one gorgeous derriere, and he is captivated and he has yet to see her face, but he doesn’t care, she is His. Missy Roper is a schoolteacher, and the last thing she expected of herself is to be at this party, dressed in a dress that makes her look like a dominatrix or stripper and very not herself. So when her friends who practically forced her in this situation see her, she flees the scene only to bump into Graham Winter, the alpha and the one man that she dreams about. So she does the next unexpected thing….she shares the most sensual night of her life in his arms. Graham knows after sharing such a passionate night with Missy, that she is His, His mate, and he will do everything in his power to keep her in his life, even amidst the danger against them both….

Big Bad Wolf is the second book in the Others series, and the first time I have tried this series. I first fell in love with Christine Warren, with her more recent series, when I read Heart of Stone. When I saw that most of this series was at my local library, I decided to pick up Big Bad Wolf. I have a certain weakness for sexy wolf alphas, and after reading the blurb, I put it in my bag as quickly as possible. And after reading this in one morning, where I couldn’t put it down once, I felt like I was completely in a whirlwind of wolf shifters, sensual embraces, and quite a adventure. Now I wished I had grabbed every other book in the series LOL. Definitely can’t wait to try more of this series, and I am beyond thrilled I was able to have a chance to get my finger hooked in this story. It blew me away, I loved it so much I would recommend it to anyone that loves a solid punch romance to take your breath away.

The story starts with strong alpha male, who has probably had sex with almost every woman in his pack at least once. Graham is a physical being, and loves women until he becomes bored with them. He needs someone different and then he meets Missy and he is head over heels. Missy doesn’t consider herself alpha mate material. She views herself as just a boring schoolteacher, not daring or bold with any sort of alpha personality in any way. I feel like this story, we see her go on a journey, where she goes from a shy and reserved woman, to one that stands up for herself. And even though toward the end you still see her as reserved, she is a fighter too and will fight for her man if she has too. I really loved her friends, and I would love to read the first book especially, it seems I might be missing out on something fantastic.

Overall a tantalizing story that makes you believe in dreams coming true. A wonderful and truly romantic paranormal story with certain suspenseful twists to reel you in, until the end that completely satisfies you and you feel dazed from that twister of a sizzler of a tale. ENTERTAINING ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!! You are missing out if you haven’t read any book from this author.

My Grade
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Steamy

Other Books In Series
One Bite With A Stranger
Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here
Black Magic Woman
Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale
On The Prowl
Drive Me Wild
Hungry Like A Wolf
Wolf At The Door
She’s No Faerie Princess
The Demon You Know
Howl At The Moon
Walk On The Wild Side
You’re So Vain
Born To Be  Wild

Book Review-Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

The Legend of the Highland Dragon
Highland Dragon (1)
Isabel Cooper
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Paperback
Published December 3 2013
329 Pages
Regency Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8467-0
Authors Website

Synopsis
The MacAlasdairs are not like other men.

Descendants of an ancient alliance, they live for centuries, shifting between human and dragon forms. Some wander the earth; some keep to their lands in Scotland. And Stephen MacAlasdair, the newest lord of the family, must go to London to settle his father’s business affairs. He brings an object of great power and greater darkness. He finds an enemy from his past, whose wrath is still living and deadly. And he meets an ally he’d never have expected.

1894 London, doesn’t provide an easy life for women of the lower class, but Mina Seymour has managed to work herself up to a position as the secretary of a famous scholar. When a tall, dark Scottish stranger demands to see her employer, Mina is irritated; when MacAlasdair’s departure leaves the professor worried, she’s suspicious. Determined to figure out the situation, she investigates further – and finds a world and a man she could never have imagined.

My Review

Mina has spent her whole life, trying to put food on the table and having been born a member of the lower class, she knows her life will be full of strife and hardship. Her only support is her family. Working as a personal secretary to a well known scholar, she bumps into Laird MacAlasdair. Mina becomes suspicious of MacAlasdair and when she goes searching for answers, she ends up face to face with a real life dragon. Stephen is the laird and leader of his people. He has a deceptive enemy, and must find him before he destroys all the hard work he has put in to protect his people. As dragon shifter, he has to keep his identity a secret, even if that means holding a certain attractive woman at his home. But when the danger escalates, and Mina and Stephen begin to form a bond to one another. Will Stephen be able to protect Mina from a enemy that could easily destroy her

The Legend of the Highland Dragon is the first book of this new series by Isabel Cooper. When you combine my two favorite sub genres and mix them with some solid romance, you sell me immediately. This story is a combination of paranormal and historical romance. However I did feel like the romance level could have been higher. It had many aspects that made a highly enjoyable story, but I felt like the focus on the relationship between Stephen and Mina was a bit less than you would expect from a story like this. Now with that said, let us move on to the more delightful and positive elements of the story I really enjoyed. The characters in this story were such fun and very adaptable to new situations and I loved both the hero and heroine, and even some sub characters adds a fun spice to the story. I really felt like Stephen and Mina were pretty well constructed. Stephen is your typical alpha male, but he does have some beta in his personality, which I felt like overall was a good balance for his character. Mina is not your typical heroine of this regency era. Being a member of the lower class, you would think she would be a bit less bold and daring…but no, she just has to know the answers to every little mystery. She learns the truth about Stephen pretty early in the story and I loved how she doesn’t fight the truth. She adapts to her situation and the danger pretty well, and she isn’t afraid of defending herself. She does some fighting spirit and she interacts pretty well with Stephen and his brother. Not some side characters I fell in love with:  one of the house maids, was sweet and when they get attacked early on in the story, she fights alongside with Mina and I really loved the idea of this young girl’s courage against a enemy you can’t fight unless your a dragon…however it doesn’t stop them from trying!! Now Stephen’s brother Colin…was delightful, a rogue and so funny to watch him tease his brother and I loved their relationship. I felt like bringing in Colin’s character really lifted up the plot and added a sense of playfulness to the story.

The Villain in the story is pretty formidable, and this is where you see a strong magical element enter into the plot. Wade is definitely is the type of enemy you want to destroy, and he is pretty bad. So much so that you wonder how Stephen and Colin are going to defeat him. The bad guy in the story really adds a dangerous element to the plot, I guarantee you will be at the edge of the seat once the danger starts to really threaten Stephen and Mina. I felt like this story was so different from what I expected, but it turned out to be packed with such depth and much more magical elements than I expected. There is such a paranormal edge to the story you almost forget the time period that this story takes place. We also see a more intense focus on the relationship between Stephen and Mina toward the later half of the story, a immortal creature and a mortal woman, how will they make it work right?  I did feel that the ending wasn’t what I expected, I kinda felt a little disappointed, because I felt like it didn’t completely tie off all the loose ends, maybe we will see more of them in the next book (which is Colin’s Story-so excited)

Overall a entertaining romance, with a paranormal edge, sexy dragons, fighter of a heroine, and some delectable moments to leave you thirsty for more.

Favorite Quote

“I’ve been very generous wi’ you so far, Miss Seymour. I’m prepared to continue that of action, up to a point, but I’m a man of limited patience. Must you always be arguing with me? ” Her eyes flashed cobalt fire. “When you’re being unreasonable, yes!” “Unreasonable, is it?” The words came from deep within his chest, as deep as the impulses he stopped trying to resist. Reaching out, he wrapped an arm around Miss Seymour’s waist, then pulled her forward. “Lass, you don’t know what unreasonable is.”
My Grade
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating
Warm

Other Books In Series
The Highland Dragon’s Lady

Library Loot (54)

Eva with A Striped Armchair, and Marge with The Adventures of a Intrepid Reader, which you should check out both of them, they are great!!! This meme is created to encourage bloggers to share books that they get from the Library, and since I am a avid lover of Libraries this is going to be one meme I am going to love doing every week.

 

Cover Reveal: The Dark Seduction by Amanda McIntyre

The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane 
By Amanda McIntyre

Blurb: 
A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.
Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.
Release Date: 
July 11, 2014
Excerpt:

London 1887
“Of course, the Her Majesty is having her Golden Jubilee in June. They say it’s to be one of the grandest celebrations that London has seen in some time. There are preparations being made for a parade, a gala ball, and fireworks, as I understand it.”
“Not if the socialists have anything to say about it,” Wesley muttered.
The conversation came to an abrupt standstill. From the look that Isabella darted to her nephew, Jane sensed that she did not appreciate his interjection.
“What?” He looked back at his aunt. “Shouldn’t she have a realistic view of what is happening in lovely London town?”
Isabella pointed her finger, prepared to respond when the carriage came to an abrupt stop, taking with it any semblance of a breeze.
“Probably traffic. I’m sure it’s just a slight delay. We should be moving soon,” Isabella said, working the fan diligently in front of her face.
Jane poked her head out of the window, hopeful for a gulp of air, but curious just the same as to the delay.
“Why don’t I tell you about our writing club while we wait?” Isabella suggested.
Jane drew in her head, less interested in hearing about the club than what was preventing their progress in getting there. She dropped her book and gloves on the seat beside her and gathered her skirts to exit the carriage. “If you don’t mind, I think I’ll just step outside and see what the reason for our delay is.” The truth of it was that the stifling heat inside the cab was making her nauseated.
“Watch out, miss,” a gruff voice boomed out of nowhere as she opened the door. Caught off guard, she missed the step entirely and escaped total embarrassment of landing on her face thanks to a set of strong arms that captured her waist. “You should learn to look, young woman, before you step from a coach.”
Jane steadied her legs, preparing to face her rescuer.
“Excuse me, miss. I’m in a bit of a hurry.”
“But I…” She barely caught a glimpse of him as he turned and headed at a quick gait up the street. From her view, she noted his hair, badly in need of attention, was thick, coal black and hung in deep waves over his collar. His dark brown coat flapped around his long legs in his determined haste.
“Ah, I see you’ve met our illustrious Inspector Mansfield.” Wesley hopped from the carriage. Together they watched him disappear around the corner of a building a few yards ahead. Other curiosity seekers were trotting toward the same direction.
“Come on.” Intrigued, she grabbed Wesley’s hand.
“Where to, Miss Jane?” He gave her a puzzled look, but kept up with her stride.
“To wherever he is going. He is the inspector, correct?”
“True, but…”
Jane lifted the hem of her skirt, empowered by the familiar rush of a reporter’s adrenaline infusing her stamina. She looked over her shoulder and spoke to Wesley, who lagged a few steps behind. “Then we certainly don’t want to miss whatever he is so hell-bent to get to.” This is what she lived for, the drama of everyday life. Perhaps it was the thrill of the unknown—the chase, as it were. A trait derived no doubt by her adventuresome parents. They never settled for long between their journeys, always, it seemed, in a constant state of preparation for their next mission. They loved Jane, of course, but as she grew older, she began to wonder if her conception had simply been another grand venture. When they were around, they were larger than life to her—filled with glorious stories and tales of their journeys. And when they were gone and her life was divided between boarding school and Aunt Cornelia’s house, their letters were all that Jane had to cling to in her adolescence. They had promised that when she was of a proper age, they would take her with them. But that promise—unfilled—followed them to their graves. Now it was up to Jane to find her own adventures.
“Miss Jane, it could be dangerous,” Wesley called as they waded into the crowd beginning to clog the street. He caught up to her, keeping pace with her tenacity in pushing through the throng.
“Very possibly, but what great story isn’t just a bit dangerous, I ask you?” She smiled at him with a quick glance as they neared the top of the hill to follow where the inspector had disappeared.
A rigid wall of uniformed constables formed a barricade at the end of the street, keeping gawkers from disrupting whatever scene lay ahead. The crowd pressed close to the human barrier, trying to catch a glimpse at what was going on.
“They’ve blocked the street.” Wesley craned his neck over the huddled mass in front of them.
“Do you see any possible way of getting closer?” she asked, searching for a way through the tightly packed humanity.
“Another body part.”
Jane whirled to see where the whispered comment had come from, but too many people had crowded around her.
“The second in a few weeks’ time. I hear the inspector has his hands bloody full. He’s got no way of knowing how to identify the bits.”
Jane was astounded by the whispered rumors. How was it that such news had not yet made it across the Atlantic? Quiet murmurs followed with a gasp or two, but no one spoke aloud. Jane struggled, backtracking until she found Wesley. She grabbed his arm and leaned close. “Did you hear? They say it’s a body part?” Horror-stricken, she stared at him. “What is going on in London that you’ve not told me about?”
Wesley’s expression clouded and he looked around, leaning close so he wouldn’t be overheard. “Be cautious of what you say, Jane. And don’t jump to conclusions based on hearsay.”
Her gaze narrowed, and so too, her patience. “A good reporter will verify the rumors, you can be assured, sir.”  Still, she couldn’t say why it perplexed her that the Hamptons had not even mentioned such macabre goings-on in their correspondence. “Still, I heard it plain as day. Someone said it was a body part.”
He tucked his thumbs in his pockets, his lip curling in a brief smile. “People love to gossip, Jane. The longer you’re here, the more you will see that London is a great melting pot of many types of people. They arrive daily, bringing their beliefs, their way of life, with them. Frankly, not all of them agree with how the queen dictates the government.”
“I don’t understand,” she whispered sternly. “Are you saying that these murders are motivated by”—she waved one hand—“politics?”
“Sshh.” He frowned at her. “The streets have ears.”
Jane sighed and noticed over his shoulder an opening near the barricade of solemn-faced Bobbies. She surged forward, determined to see for herself what the city agencies were trying to hide. She heard Wesley calling her name, but fought through the mob, making her way to the front.
“Miss Goodwin!”
Wesley’s voice carried over the heads of the crowd. She pressed forward, confident he would catch up. She faced the determined uniformed officers and pushed up on her toes to catch a glimpse beyond the broad shoulders of London’s finest. A few yards away, she spotted the dark-haired inspector. He was kneeling beside an object that he’d hastily covered with his own coat. Her thoughts raced with how she could get close enough to speak to him, but even as she considered her options, an ambulance with the words St. John’s Hospital painted on the side arrived. The drivers, holding white sheets up to shroud the object from public view, placed it in the wagon, and carted it away. Within moments of its departure, the congested group of gawkers began to dissipate as quickly as they’d assembled. Looking weary and slightly frustrated from his battle with the crowd, Wesley arrived at Jane’s side.
“Were you able to see anything?” Wesley eyed the inspector and the men circled around him as he spoke. He appeared to be giving out instructions.
“No, they’ve shielded something from the crowd.” Jane looked at Wesley, knowing that whatever it was, seemed very small. Wrapped in the hospital drape, it had taken only one man to carry it back to the ambulance. “Has this happened before?
Do they have any leads?”
Wesley hesitated, and then gently took her arm. “We’ll discuss this in private, Jane. Not here on the street.”
She walked beside him, his arm looped through hers. She slowed as they passed by the inspector and the small group of men he spoke to, hoping to overhear some of what was being said. She was so focused on listening that she didn’t realize until too late the dark eyes of the inspector studying her. Transfixed, she regarded him and his brooding expression. His firm jaw looked as though untouched by his morning razor, clenched as his provocative mouth turned down in a grim frown. His eyes, unwavering, held hers, following her like a panther watching his prey. Despite the warm temperature, a shiver skated across her shoulders. Jane forced herself to look away.
About The Author
Amanda McIntyre grew up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York magazine publishing firm, and usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella magazine or a Hitchcock Mystery paperback. She has been called  “a true artist in the writing realm’ and her zest for life inspires her “character-driven” stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations. She is a best-selling, multi-genre hybrid author and has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Amanda is published internationally, in audio, e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary cowboy romance and is about to release her first historical erotic thriller.

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Book Review-A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans

A Kiss of Lies
The Disgraced Lords (1)
Bronwen Evans
Loveswept
E Book
Published January 2014
320 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN:  9780345547286
Authors Website 

Synopsis
In Bronwen Evans’s Loveswept debut, a pair of damaged souls ignite each other’s deepest passions—even as they tempt fate by deceiving the world.

Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires—or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.

One of the renowned Libertine Scholars, Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home and the resources he once had, Christian believes the life he knew—and any chance of happiness—is over . . . until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.

My Review

Christian Trent, was once well known as a scholar and a lover of women everywhere. Then he came back scarred from the war, and one fateful evening, was wrongfully condemned for a crime he would never commit, and was removed from England, and ended up in Canada, biding his time, to come back to England to have his name cleared and find the one that is behind it all. While in Canada, he takes in a ward, a young girl who recently just lost her parents, and having a fondness for her, decides to take her under his wing and treat her as one of his own. So he goes in search of a governess for her, and finds a Sarah Cooper, who has secrets of her own. Sarah is on the run,  hides a painful secret, and all she desires is to make a new life for herself. But while in close proximity to Christian on their way to England, she finds herself giving into the desire she feels for him, for he is the first man to show her the true pleasure of passion, but their future is not guaranteed and she knows that they are in for a battle to a future, because both of their pasts are about to threaten to destroy them both.

A Kiss Of Lies is the first book in this series, and thus begins the never ending adventure of the disgraced lords. This is the first time I have read from this author, and after hearing so many high ratings and reviews, and I knew I had to read this one. So once I picked it up, I was completely immersed in the story line. It sets off at a quick pace though, with very obvious chemistry between Christian and Sarah. Christian is a tortured hero, and has many scars that keeps him from forming any real bond with any woman until he meets Sarah. Sarah doesn’t see the scars, she sees the man she once knew, but hurt and damaged from the war, she senses he is the same man, honorable and loyal. We see how Christian and Sarah are completely lost in one another, even in the beginning when Sarah tends to fight him at every corner, even though she wants him more than anything. Sarah has a past herself, and she has both scars on the outside and inside. Your heart goes out to her, and we see how much inner strength she has, and she is a fighter, wanting a life of freedom and love. Christian and Sarah are wonderful together, and what a match. Not only are they emotionally fit for one another, the physical side of their relationship could light one hell of a fire. There is definitely quite a couple of conflicts involved in the story. You see how at the beginning it starts out as a calm connection to a relationship that makes you wonder if and how will they ever get their happily ever after. I really found that the story seemed to ever engaging, and never one dull moment, GUARANTEED. I felt through the whole story that I was constantly at the edge, and I couldn’t keep reading fast enough. One of my favorite aspects of the story was how deep and intense the story tended to carry me into. Both of the characters have both been damaged in more ways than one, however you see throughout the whole story they help each other heal and believe in love again.

Overall a winner of romance! A story to take you from the land of Canada, across the ocean to London, with danger mixed with passion, zeal and tantalizing sensuality to capture you from the first page. Come prepared for a adventure of a lifetime, with deep entrenching emotion, enthralling characters, and a plot that never ends~~ I promise that you won’t regret this ride that will stun you with its romantic tale to warm your heart.

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
A Promise of More
A Touch of Passion (2015)
A Whisper Of Desire (2015)
A Taste Of Seduction
A Night of Forever