How to Entice an Enchantress

How to Entice an EnchantressLord Kirk knew that he had missed his chance with Dahlia Balfour but he will get a second chance thanks to his godmother who decided to make him presentable. Lord Kirk will follow the advice but when it comes to Dahlia he couldn’t help but stumble along. He will have to get it right which just might be to seduce her with a kiss.

Dahlia Balfour believes in love and wants love in a marriage. She will actively seek it out at the party the Duchess of Roxburghe was holding. Dahlia was not expecting to see her neighbor at the party and will soon find that her anger with him will not hold out. She will wonder if she would be able to find her own happy ending in his arms.

How to Entice an Enchantress is the third book from Duchess Diaries series by Karen Hawkins. Reading Rose and Lily’s story were very entertaining to read and you fell in love with their story. Dahlia got her chance in the spotlight now and I have to say this was another book I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dahlia liked Lord Kirk and was coming to love him but a falling out happened and then fate brings them back together. Or course that fate is really the Duchess. For me this is like Beauty and the Beast when it comes to Dahlia and Lord Kirk. I liked Dahlia and her drive to enjoy life like her sisters who had found love. You wanted her to find that with Lord Kirk but he was a stubborn man. Lord Kirk was a man who was always with a scowl on his face and had a lot of pride especially when it came to those who thought to pity him. I did like Kirk and wanted him with Dahlia but only when he realizes his true feelings.

This seems like the final book as it concludes the sisters but at the very last page the Duchess makes a comment about how it is never too late to find love, she was talking about Charlotte. I don’t know if it will be written but I will certainly be reading more from Karen Hawkins.

How to Purse a Princess

How to Purse a PrincessLily Balfour needs to marry a wealthy suitor to help her father out of debt and to help her sister not marry a man that she thought was too old. Lily will accept an invitation by her godmother who will lead her to a suitor but Lily will look to another man who will make her heart beat faster.

Prince Wulfinski or known as Wulf wanted a woman to love him for him, not his title or for his wealth. He will make up a lie and tell them he is poor. He will quickly fall for Lily but getting her to admit her feelings for him was a difficult task.

How to Pursue a Princess is the second book to Duchess Diaries series by Karen Hawkins. The first book was one I couldn’t get enough of and the second is the same way. I liked how the whole story flowed and I easily finished it from start to finish, not wanting to put the book down. When it comes down to it I really enjoyed reading about these characters. It was a book you could curl up and just read.

Lily is a straight forward kind of person but when she gets her first taste of passion she is torn between duty and love. I was cheering for her to chose love as you knew that Wulf was wealthy and would help but Lily would do what he had to do. Prince Wulf was all charm but not in a horrible rakish kind of way. He was a decent man who actually believed in love and wanted to marry for love. He does use seduction as a technique and is good at it but Lily will not quite give in. There is a happy ending for four people that is once all things are cleared up and the secret Wulf has been hiding is revealed.

I liked the godmother who interferes but in the nicest kind of way. What I also liked was reading her thoughts in the diary she wrote, which gave you more insight with what was going on inside the Duchesses mind. The diary placement was done like this in the first and more than likely will be in the third book.

I am reading the third book next and can’t wait to read Dahlia’s story.

Just the Sexiest Man Alive

Just the Sexiest Man AliveTaylor Donovan was an up and coming lawyer trying to make partner when she will be given a task that will be her biggest challenge yet, babysitting a movie star. Helping out Jason Andrews, the sexiest man alive, was not something she wanted to do but her firm committed her to the job. She will help him prepare for his next film that is with lawyers and will hope that she doesn’t fall for him.

Jason Andrews was an actor who could get any job he wanted and any woman he wanted. Nobody ever said no to him that is until he met Taylor Donovan who was not falling for his charm. He wanted her and would do what he could to get her but will find out that it will not be easy and he might just have to follow his heart.

Just the Sexiest Man Alive is a novel by Julie James. I was thoroughly entertained by this book. I like Julie James style and how she develops her characters. Taylor was someone I liked a lot. She hardened herself when it came to love thanks to her past boyfriend/fiance who cheated on her. She will get a whirlwind of actors wanting her which was something different but she doesn’t really fall for either that is until she gets to know more about Jason. Jason was a spoiled actor who thought he could get anything. Taylor was the only person who didn’t throw herself at him and that made her to be a challenge. I did like Jason even though he was an idiot at times especially when it came to trying to get Taylor but he does grow up and show that he is a good man.

Okay who I didn’t like was Scott Casey who wanted nothing but fame and to steal what Jason had. He only wanted Taylor because she was hot and Jason wanted her. He was kind of an ass especially when it came to the paparazzi and getting a picture with Taylor. You wanted to shake Taylor and yell why are you trusting him but at least it doesn’t last long, up to only one date.

The ending with Jason and Taylor was perfect. I laughed at those last pages with how they were together but it also sizzled as they finally got together and made it work leaving us with the perfect happy ending.

Love Irresistibly

Love IrresistiblyAssistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan had been a prosecutor before and a rising football star before that, but right now he was working with the FBI to bring down a senator. Cade will enlist the help of Brooke Parker and with her help they will be successful. He will keep the work relationship going with Brooke but bring it to a personal causal level. Things will get complicated when he starts to have real feelings for Brooke and when he meets his half brother he never knew.

Brooke Parker was a good businesswoman and knew when it would be good to play ball especially with the Assistant U.S. Attorney and two FBI agent staring back at her. Brooke would do them the favor which would bring her closer with interacting with Cade Morgan. She finds herself wanting more and hoping that this one would work instead of failing like her other relationships.

Love Irresistibly is the fourth book from the series FBI/US Attorney by Julie James. After reading It Happened One Wedding not too long ago I wanted more from Julie James and now I picked up this one and Just the Sexiest Man Alive. I liked this book a lot.

Cade’s character was like a playboy at times and had some humor laced through the book. There was a serious side to the story. One being the investigation and the second with Cade’s past. How his father abandoned him and how his half brother showed up. There is a secret that came out of the end and you wanted to cry for Cade but with how James leaves the story there is hope and a chance for peace between certain characters. I liked Brooke as well. She was a savvy business woman and knew what she wanted and knew what was wrong with her in regards to relationships. When Cade and Brooke finally get together it sizzles but it is also comforting for each other. They are both in the same fields so they know the work schedule but they make it work and into something more. Of course things will get intense and things will get complicated making them weary of each other but James will not disappoint us and give a happy ending.

I will be reading Just the Sexiest Man Alive next.

Half Moon Hill

Half Moon Hill (Destiny, #6)Anna Roma was picking up the pieces of her life by starting her own bed and breakfast in her home town. She will work long and hard on fixing up the house but will be getting some help by an unsuspecting person, Duke Dawson.

Duke Dawson needed some space from people and found the cabin. It was his own small place to reflect with what happened with the accident he went through. Duke was not expecting Anna in his life but she will be there making him see life a little differently.

Half Moon Hill is the sixth book to Destiny series by Toni Blake. I thought that this book was another great one in the series. I still have to read the second book to finish the series completely. I haven’t gotten it yet but I figure I will get it eventually.

I remember reading the fifth book and really not liking Anna. I figured that she would change in the sixth book and she did. It was a good thing otherwise it was going to be difficult for me to enjoy this book. She is not as cold as she was and is now finding her place in this town. She is taking charge of her future by creating this bed and breakfast. It really was a relief that she was nicer because I couldn’t stand how she was with Amy and how she almost stole Logan away. Now Duke is the other side of this equation and I found him fascinating. He was a big biker dude but he has gone through a tough time and was recouping.

The idea of this journal was interesting as it certainly parallels some aspects of Anna and Duke. The part of not taking a chance was clearly when Anna found herself to be brave and tell Duke how she actually felt which was sweet. Though with those words a happy ending is not to be given that is until Duke can let go and move on as well.

I don’t know if more will come with this series but I would definitely be willing to read more. I will be going after more of her books regardless.

A Lady Never Surrenders

A Lady Never SurrendersLady Celia Sharpe had only two months to find a husband thanks to her grandmothers stipulation. Celia had found three possible suitors but will want Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter to check them out. Celia will find that all three suitors were not the ones she wanted but Jackson.

Jackson Pinter is a Bow Street Runner and good at him job. He is investigating the murder of the Sharpe parents which happened nineteen years ago. Though now he has a new job for Lady Celia to investigate her suitors and the more time he spends with her he wants her for himself, but he knows that he could never give her the lifestyle she is used to.

A Lady Never Surrenders is the fifth book of Hellions of Halstead Hall series by Sabrina Jeffries. I thought that the book was good and had a good mystery with this family and what happened to the parents. I felt though that this was a story already in process and I am finding out the conclusion to this mystery.

I liked Celia who was a kind person and was finding out that love just happened when you least know it. I wanted Celia and Jackson together as they were compatible even though they were different in terms of society, but they will be finding that happy ending. Jackson was a good man but had some demons to get through that were from his father. Though Jeffries gives a little twist on that story which changes things.

This whole mystery from suicide to murder of the parents was interesting and I liked how Jeffries puts in these facts that are from Lady Celia when she was a very little girl that help solve some the mystery of her parents murder. I was not shocked by the outcome and who killed the parents as it was kind of easy to figure it out especially when all the pieces came together.

I will have to try out the first book of the series to see how it all started. There are six in total and as I read the fifth book which concluded the mystery I have to wonder what the story will be about. I know it is about Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, who was mentioned in the fifth story. I will find out more when I try out the rest of the series.

Lucky Penny

Lucky PennyBrianna O’Keefe was alone in the world with her daughter and to save herself she invented a husband, David Paxton. She will send a letter to her fake husband asking him for help. She only hoped that there was no David Paxton in Denver.

David Paxton was on his way to possibly engaged when he receives a letter telling him of a child he never knew. When David meets the woman and his child he knows that she is his but Brianna denies it.

Lucky Penny is the fourth book to Keegan-Paxton Family series by Catherine Anderson. I have never tried anything from Catherine Anderson but I liked the book. I don’t always go for the wild west themed romances but I thought that this one was well done. I felt the environment and the troubles that came with the time.

Brianna was a woman with secrets and they were not secrets that were shared all at once as she was a guarded woman. I had a feeling about her big secret and I was right but I didn’t know about the circumstances. I liked Brianna who was a strong woman with all that she had to deal with. David Paxton was a good man but a little pushy especially when doing things his way. The relationship was in a way like a courtship but it was a strained one at that. They didn’t exactly trust each other with the secrets between them but love does blossom and will become strong.

I liked Daphne, Brianna’s daughter, but there was a mystery about her as Brianna said she was not Paxton’s daughter. The problem started as Paxton and her daughter looked very much alike. Anderson will give an answer to that particular problem but it will be right at the end of the book.

Throughout the book I was trying to figure out how the story would play out as the secret was told but David didn’t believe it. There will be two big obstacles that have to be gotten over and they will be conquered and a happy ending will happen for them.