A Fool’s Gold Christmas

A Fool's Gold ChristmasEvie Stryker has been the unwanted daughter never really having a relationship with her mother or her brothers. She has learned to do things on her own but now her family is invading her life and giving her something more which Evie doesn’t know if she wants.

Dante Jefferson followed his friend Rafe to Fool’s Gold and is working there now calling it his home. He doesn’t mind the town except that above his office is a ballet studio where Evie, his friends younger sister worked. He will find its Evie that will be distracting him more.

The tenth book, A Fool’s Gold Christmas, by Susan Mallery was good. Evie to me was like her brothers in that she was stubborn but she had more of a right too be. You find out more with her growing up and wonder why she even lets them talk to her. There will be a happy ending for Evie and she will have more in life with family and love. Dante will of course be part of that love but it is a hard path he has to take and he does a big mistake towards the end. Now Dante is a player which was interesting to read but there is another side to him that he hides well. I was cheering at the end for these two broken souls to find that happiness they needed.

Now when Mallery started off the book it was two months after Evie was back up on her feet after the accident. I felt that the story was shorter than the others and that the story was in mid motion, it was still good maybe not my favorite but it had that heartbreatking/heartwarming side to it. The next book is Just One Kiss.

Against the Night

Against the NightJohnnie Riggs is on assignment when he finds a dancer he wants. Exotic dancers were never his thing but this woman pulled him in with begin confident on stage and almost shy on the floor. He will find that Amy is not all she seems to be and in way over her head.

Amy Brewer took her sisters job in hopes to find a way to locate her sister who disappeared. Amy will be out of her element when dancing and investigating but will find help with Johnnie. They will keep going with the clues they find even with danger breathing down their necks.

Against the Night is the fifth book to Kat Martin’s series Raines of Wind Canyon. I keep going with the series and with every book Martin keeps the action, romance and the adventure continuing with those tough guys you love to read about. Johnnie was no exception to the rule. He was a tough man who knew what he wanted and that included the woman Angel or really Amy. Now Amy’s character is a contradiction and really fun to read about. She has fire and naivete all in one.

Now for me I think this had a little more violence in this one but there was a good plot and good characters. There was also a good amount of sex but the action of the situation kicks up and the plot becomes intense. There are some very intense scenes that will have you biting your nails and wonder what will happen next. The scenes become gritter when it comes down to the sister, Rachel. You weren’t sure throughout the book what would happen and if she was alive. You find out half way through the book and what happened to the sister is horrific but there will be justice seen for the villain of the story. Against the Night will be next.

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.

Jordan by Lori Foster

The fourth book, “Jordan” of the Buckhorn Series keeps getting better and better.  The brothers and their wives are fantastic!  I love how Lori Foster creates those realistic characters and situations.

This book starts out with Jordan making his way out of the country to a barn that worked as a bar and had girls danced.  He meets Georgia Barnes there as she is on the stage dancing.  Jordan is blown away by her.  And the instant that one of the men gets out of hand Jordan goes in a rage.  He doesn’t want anyone to touch her.  Because of Jordan’s gallant behavior gets the bar into a riot and police are summoned, not to mention an angry brother.  Morgan gets there and is hot tempered but helps Jordan and Georgia.

Within that moment Georgia knew that she was going to be in trouble.  Jordan was too amazing looking and she had no time in her life to have someone like that.  With an ex-husband behind her, striving for money, two children, a on and off mother who is sick, and a job she hates there is no time.  Of course Jordan doesn’t care.  He wants to protect her and the children, even her mom.

I loved this book.  Jordan was a wonderful character to find him getting involved and finding love.  I liked a section when Morgan tells Jordan…”You should give up right now, and save yourself a pound of heartache.  Tell her what it is you want.  Be up front with her….You’re caught.  You might as well accept it.”  Morgan was telling Jordan just to find a way to be with Georgia.  He was destined for her.  I thought this statement was hilarious since it was coming from Morgan, he has turned into such a romantic.

As this was the last book for the brother, still have “Casey” to read which I am looking forward to, I was very happy with what happened.  I thought the plot was fantastic with her begin an exotic dancer.  Georgia’s character is very strong.  Another part that I loved was that Megan, the boys mother, came to visit and see her daughter in laws.  She is a fantastic character.  I also liked how at the end Casey is becoming mysteries with the girl Emma Clark.  I am confused and intrigued to find out what is going to happen.