A Groom of One’s Own

A Groom of One's OwnSophie Harlow had been left at the alter which was heartbreaking. She moved on with her life and became a writer. She would write about all the society weddings but her recent job will be difficult when she starts to have feelings for the groom.

Duke of Hamilton and Brandon was getting married to the perfect girl. She was beautiful, undemanding and was not in love with him. Brandon will find himself in trouble when his eyes drift longingly towards the writer who is doing the exclusive on his wedding.

A Groom of One’s Own is the first book to Maya Rodale by Writing Girls. I really enjoyed this book. Having already read the third book of the series I knew that I liked these woman and Rodale’s style of writing. Her writing is fun and she brings some humor to these characters with the situation they were getting themselves into, especially at the end.

So Brandon was engaged to Clarissa but he wanted another, Sophie, and she wanted him as well. Then Clarissa wanted her prince but was stuck being engaged to Brandon. It sounded like a play but these characters are clever enough and driven by love so they will find a way. Now there will be a problem with some secrets which are on Clarissa side. These secrets are a problem which threatened everyone from finding happiness. I will say I was a little surprised by the secret but it made sense.

I thought all characters had a place in the book and liked them all, well except for Lady Richmond. She was a piece of work and you wanted her to back off and let Clarissa find her own happiness.

Now the romance was something I loved in this book. It was a forbidden romance but I liked that even though the romance was forbidden no one was being really hurt because Brandon loved Sophie and Clarissa loved the prince.

I am reading the second book next.

It Must Be Your Love

It Must Be Your LoveMia Sullivan was a successful lawyer and was a free spirit but she was not lucky in love. Mia meets people very easily, especially guys, but there was the one that broke her heart and five years later he will be back in her life. She will be surprised that he wants to move past their mistakes and try again.

Ford Vincent had loved playing music since he was a kid and he had become successful. Though there was something missing and after five years of not having her by his side Ford knew it was time to get back the one who he let go.

It Must Be Your Love is the eleventh book to the series Sullivans by Bella Andre. I have read this series and have liked them all including Mia’s story. Yes they are filled with lots of sex and it does seem that the family is a little too good looking which gets a little superficial though I guess I like the characters. I also like when authors write series with big family’s.

I liked that Andre focused on a second chance for these two characters. She made them five years older which made them wiser. There was still that chemistry which sizzled between them and got in the way when they were both trying to take it slow. Then there was the family aspect which is a big part of the book. Ford’s parents are despicable. They don’t care about him or his music. Mia’s parents of course are the complete opposite of Ford’s. She also has her brothers who I did like. They were very protective of their little sister which makes me curious to read their stories.

Now I am trying to read the series in order which is frustrating as my library has the thirteenth book but not the twelfth book. I thought that was annoying but that means I will just have to wait. That will also hopefully give time for the author to get the last brother’s story written, Adam, who should be the fourteenth book. I wonder if that will be all to the series or if more Sullivan’s will come forward.

Creed’s Honor

Creed's HonorConnor Creed is a hardworking rancher who is working on his uncle’s legacy. He will enjoy the work but when his estranged twin brother comes back home he will be angry. His thoughts though will be torn between his twin brother and a woman he was starting to have feelings for.

Tricia McCall was in Colorado to help sell her family’s property. She will find herself meeting up again with Connor. She will be torn as she was still in a relationship back in Seattle, although it was fading fast, but her feelings for Connor were strong.

Creed’s Honor is the second book to the series Creed Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller. I have read several books by her and found them heartwarming. This one is very much similar with the heartbreaking plot between the brothers and a promise of love between Connor and Tricia. I liked this story but I did feel like I was already in a story that was already being told. You can follow it along without any problem but there are times that I like to make sure I read a series from the beginning. I will have to find and read the first and third book to know all about this Creed family.

Now I am always one to love a love story and I thought that Connor and Tricia were sweet once they got around to admitting that they have feelings. So besides the love story there was intrigue that was with the twin brother, Brody. You disliked him for the smug way about him but I wondered if it was true. Well that thought really came about half way through the book. I wanted to believe in the brother as it felt there was something that was missing. Due to what you find out about Brody I really want to read the third book to know the entire story.

Shadow Woman

Shadow WomanLizette Henry wakes up one day and realizes that the woman looking back at her is unrecognizable. She will find that flashes of memory were coming back to her. She will also realize that she is being watched.

Shadow Woman is a novel by Linda Howard. Alright now overall I liked the book. I thought the beginning pulled me into the story with the shooting that had happened. Then with Lizette and how she did not know who she was. I was intrigued but at points I lost somewhat interest in the story. I think what threw me off the plot a little was this brainwashing. It was a little strange. Also I was frustrated as I wasn’t getting answer right away. Though Howard will give you answers of course and I will say that towards the end I was back into the story. I was getting a better insight with what was happening.

With this book it was hard to tell which person was the villain. I had a good idea who the bad guy was but there were other options. The qualifications of a hero was blurred which made that person almost villain like.

I do think that Linda Howard can write a well written suspense romance novel and I am looking forward to reading from from her.

Death Angel

Death AngelDrea Rousseau was living a life she knew would end so she prepared herself. She took enough money that would keep her alive but she was not prepared for the assassin who Rafael Salinas put on her trail.

Death Angel is a novel by Linda Howard. This book was really good and it was more than it appeared to be. At first it was a survival book with Drea having to run for her life. Then a tragedy happens and a little supernatural comes into play. I thought the supernatural aspect was done well, it was just unexpected.

When I first started the book I was wondering who she would be with. I knew that this was a suspense romance so there was going to be someone Drea was going to be with. At first I thought maybe Rafael did love her but that was clearly not the case. I then thought maybe an FBI agent but instead her attention was with the assassin, well to a point. The assassin, Simon, was more than he appeared to be. You liked him but he was a bad man, then something inside him changes. I liked the change but he was still that ruthless killing machine.

I was pretty much on board throughout the entire book as it was engaging. I am on the lookout for more Linda Howard books and I am actually going to be reading another one next which is Shadow Woman.

A Dangerous Love

A Dangerous LoveViscount Emilian St. Xavier was a half blood, half English and half Rom. He was stuck in two places where he did not know where he belonged. He will long for his Rom family and now want revenge for his mother but there will be someone who will divert his attention, Ariella.

Ariella de Warenne lived her life with independence and did not care about society. She will not be drawn towards any suitor until she meets the wild Rom, Emilian. She will want him but will not be prepared for the heartache that would follow.

A Dangerous Love is the eleventh book to the series De Warenne Dynasty by Brenda Joyce. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There was love, betrayal, pain, heartbreak and lust.

Now this is not a love story that is perfect. There are ups and downs, though a lot more downs especially on Emilian’s side. He kept being cruel to push Ariella away. They were of two different types of people, he was a Rom and she was an Englishwoman. I liked Emilian because even when he was being cruel he was doing it to save Ariella. Now Ariella was sweet and independent. I felt annoyed at times how she would not give up and kept forgiving Emilian, she should have stayed mad at him for a little longer I think. There was one part in the book which had me thinking a happy ending was not going to happen. In that scene a tragedy happened and there was actually conflict which was heartbreaking.

I will definitely be back to this series to find out more on the family.

A Game of Chance

A Game of ChanceChance Mackenzie had one target in mind but until know that man would stay alive. Chance will get lucky and find the terrorists daughter and use her as bait. He will feel remorse as he will quickly find himself caring for Sunny.

Sunny Miller had been on the run since before she was born. She was ready for anything expect a plane crash. Sunny will find herself stranded with a pilot though everything is not as it seems.

A Game of Chance is the fifth book to the series Mackenzie Family Saga series by Linda Howard. I found myself engrossed with the story. I wanted to know more about this family and what had happened to Sunny’s family. The book itself is just about 250 pages which went by quickly. The story was simple but I liked how Howard wrote the characters. They were each very strong and had secrets of their own but they were not sharing, at least not yet. Now even though the characters didn’t know each that well it did nothing to stop them when it came to those lustful feelings. Of course before this couple walks into the sunset they will have to resolve one tiny problem which is how to get over the fact that pretty much everything Chance told Sunny from the start had been a lie and to stop her father.

Well after reading the fifth book I find myself wondering how the series started. I know that I will be back to the MacKenzie Family Saga series.