Double the Pleasure

Double the PleasureDouble the Pleasure is a collection of four stories by four different authors. My drive to read this book was because of Lori Foster’s novella Deuces Wild. This novella is part of the series Winston Brothers and Cousins. I loved this series especially the story that had Joe in it. I liked this novella. It was short but overall it was good. The story was about twin brothers and Hart had to leave but needed Dex to stay and pretend to be him. The problem happens when Dex’s meets and girl and she thinks that he is Hart, and Dex goes along with the lie. I felt that the girl forgave a little too easily but it had to be done quickly with the story being a novella. I liked the twin brothers. With reading Dex’s story I am intrigued with Hart and what was going on with the girl he had been with then left. It might be awhile before I find his story but I will be on the look out for it.

The other authors and their stories are The Lucy of the Irish by Deirdre Martin, which is about a carpenter who has the choice of going home to Ireland or sticking around in New York. With this one I wished that it was a book because then you would have gotten to really know the characters. You got to know them but it felt way to quick. The next book is Your Room or Mine? by Jacquie D’ Alessandro. This one is all about coworkers who judge each other to quickly but with a weekend to bond things will heat up. I liked the story. Once again I thought it was too short but it was enjoyable. The last book of the collection is Double the Danger by Penny McCall which is with an FBI agent and witness protection. Personally I wasn’t that into the book. I read it but it didn’t really thrill me.

Overall I will have to say that this collection was an enjoyable read.

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Fools Rush In

Fools Rush InMillie Barnes has loved one man, Joe Carpenter, since high school and she will finally have a chance with him. Though as Millie gets her chance her eyes look towards Sam who is her ex brother in law.

Fools Rush In is a novel from Kristan Higgins. This author can write a story that is entertaining, easy to read which is filed with heartwarming and heartbreaking situation that feel real.

Millie has been a stalker when it had come to Joe, not a bad stalker, just someone who was hopelessly in love with a man that never really paid attention to her. She has loved him since high school. I will have to say that as I got to know Joe I didn’t really like him. He was nice but a little too immature for my tastes. Millie will learn that she might need someone else other than Joe. Now Sam is another nice man like Joe but he is much more mature. He is grounded and is an all around good man.

I loved how Kristan Higgins slowly built the love that blossomed between Millie and Sam. They were friends and something switched, they started to see each other in a different light. Now with the rational part of my brain I thought Millie and Sam together was a little weird as he was her brother in law for eighteen years. Though the romance reader in me loved the romance that had happened between Millie and Sam.

Luring a Lady by Nora Roberts

The second book of the Stanislaski Family series leaps a few years ahead to kno have Mikhail and Sydney Hayward find a romance.

Mikhail is an artist and a carpenter. He loves his family and the tenents at the building. Sydney Hayward is a cold woman on the outside. She is now the head of her grandfathers real estate business and she wants to make a difference. Sydney does that with the help of Mikhail but that is not all they will accomplish in this partnership.

I really liked the second book. Mikhail is very charming and he pulls the reader in. Sydney is cold and confused but you know there is more.

The Stanislaski family is still around and trying to make sure everyone is safe and loved. There is something simple and warm about them that you wish all families were like that.

The second book, Luring a Lady was a perfect sequel but the stories are not over.

Heaven’s Price by Sandra Brown

Blair Simpson embraced a life most people merely dreamed about.  She devoted her nights as well as her days to dancing-in the chorus line of Broadway musicals and in occasional high-paying TV commercials.  Nearly thirty years old, she had never considered another career, believing that dancing was what she’d been born for.  Now an injury has sent her to a small town for six long months of recuperation.  All around her are couples her age who are raising families and building dreams together.  And there she meets a man who forces her to come to terms with a part of herself she has long denied.

From her first encounter with her new landlord, Sean Garrett, the powerful sexual attraction between them catches her off guard.  For the first time she’s unable to lose herself in her dancing, as Sean’s passion and tenderness urge her to open her life to him.  Sean is a contractor who restores old houses-and what he most wants to build is a future with fiery, raven-haired Blair.  But Blair’s own passion for dance has ruled her for so long, she may not be able to break its hold-even if it costs her the love she had thought she’d never find.

I thought Heaven’s Price was heartwarming and really incredible steamy scenes between the two characters.  Brown opens up the story with an amazing scene between the two.

I really liked this story for the sole purpose that it was about the creative side of a person, artistic nature.

Heaven’s Price was a joy to read, even with some sappy love scenes but a very enduring story.