Friday, August 28, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
First Time with a Highlander
(Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #2)
by Gwyn Cready
From the "master of time travel romance": Award-winning author Gwyn Cready continues her steamy Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series
Publisher ~ Sourcebooks Casablanca
Categories ~ historical romance, highlander
What do you get when you imbibe centuries-old whiskey-besides a hangover the size of the Highlands? If you're twenty-first century ad exec Gerard Innes, you get swept back to 18th-century Edinburgh and into the bed of a gorgeous, fiery redhead. Gerard has only a foggy idea what he and the lady have been up to...but what he does remember draws him into the most dangerous and exhilarating campaign of his life.
Be careful what you wish for...Serafina Seonag Fallon's scoundrel of a fiancé has left her with nothing, and she's determined to turn the tables. If she can come up with a ringer, she can claim the cargo he stole from her. But the dashing man she summons from the future demands more than a night, and Serafina finds it easier to command the seas under her feet than the crashing waves he unleashes in her heart.
I have always loved two types of books. Time travel and Scottish Historical Romances but adding humor is a great twist to these two genres. I am first drawn to a book by it's cover then the blurb so of course I just had to read it because this cover is amazing.
This book is highly amusing with the spicy character Serafina giving Gerard a run for his time and patience. Her character isn't afraid to take back what is hers and it is quite refreshing to see her putting Gerard in his womanizing place.
This story is funny, fast and interesting with intrigue and romance all mixed together to give the reader an entertaining light read. The author does a fine job with character development and got me so interested in the back story to Duncan and Abigail from Just in Time for a Highlander, Book 1 of the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Series that I have added it to my To Be Read file in Goodreads.
A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
Gwyn Cready is the RITA-winning author of sexy, funny romance novels. Her newest book, Just in Time for a Highlander, is the first in the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series. In the book, a young but determined clan chieftess seeks a strong arm to help her command her clan, but when a fortune teller's spell goes awry, she finds herself with a dashing man from the twenty-first century instead. Find out more at cready.com.
The author photo is copyright 2014, Garen DiBartolomeo.
The author photo is copyright 2014, Garen DiBartolomeo.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Shamed Series #3
Laura Marie Altom
Releasing August 11th, 2015
When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He’s also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn’t exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there’s Carol Moore, Liam’s personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions—and always seem to end up in bed together. She’s definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan?
After Carol’s dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride’s best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control Nathan’s life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she’s meant to be.
Hum this book was not what I expect. It was more than I hoped and different with some very valuable lessons for all.
I really was not into Nathan from previous books of this series and I couldn't wrap my head around how he would be able to interest me throughout a whole book but I love this series and was ready to give it a try. I had it in my head that he was a loser but a great friend to Ella. I perceived him as having no ambition or goals. Well one should never fall into the area of judgement as I did. I loved him a lot by the end of the book and though he is still not a favorite male character he drew me into his life in ways that were unexpected.
Carol is someone I could relate to. I loved her back story and who she evolved into from her experiences. This is an admirable character and I loved her imperfect edges that would come out occasionally to draw the reader into how she would handle Nathan and a possible relationship while keeping her hard earned persona.
I give this 4 STARS and recommend that reader also read the books that lead up to this story.
An copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
You will want to read these first books in the Shame series.
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Laura Marie Altom is the author of more than forty books in three different genres. Now that her kids are in college, Altom spends her days writing and chasing after a menagerie of pets: a mini long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, a mutt named Sweet Pea, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. She’s happily married to her college sweetheart (go Hogs!), and when night falls, she steals a few romantic moments for herself with her own hunky cover stud.