Some Like It Wicked

Some Like It WickedCatriona Kincaid has thought of Simon Wescott as a hero as a young woman and when she needs help she will turn to him five years later. She needs someone to escort her to Scotland to find her brother, who is believed dead and for her to claim her land.

Sir Simon Wescott was not the hero that Catriona thought and he was determined to prove that point. The problem was that he was starting to feel things for his wife but he was still not brave enough to show it.

Some Like It Wicked is the first book to the series Kincaid Highland. This was an engaging story that was really fast paced and I can’t wait to read the next installation which happens to be the last book of the series.

I love Catriona’s character. She is a brave woman who was a little naive but was not a weak woman. She believed in what was right and saw the good in other people. Catriona is just a very likeable character. Now Simon is not a villain in any sense. He is also a good man and is a hero in his own right especially when he will do what he can to help Catriona. It might have started with a bargain but Simon will find more and want more. I was happy when Simon got it together and the ending was very sweet between these characters.

Medeiros follows up with an epilogue that will show how life is for Catriona and Simon. They are extremely happily married with a growing family but then a letter comes and you will find out that Connor who was thought to be dead was really alive, at least for the time being. I will be reading the second/final book of the series next.

Any Duchess Will Do

Any Duchess Will DoGriffin York, Duke of Halford, was told by his mother he was to pick a bride out from Spindle Cove. He was against the idea but thought to use it to his advantage. He would pick the least capable girl for his mothers Duchess Training.

Pauline Simms was a barmaid in Spindle Cove. She had plans of owning her own bookstore for her town. Soon she will find that all the more possible when a Duke makes a deal with her to foil the Duchess Training his mother wanted her to do.

The fourth book from Spindle Cove is Any Duchess Will Do. Tessa Dare once again writes a story that has me stopping everything and just read. This book had a little more comical wit to it with Pauline who was just clumsy. I liked Pauline for that reason but it was also her attitude that never really changed. She knew what she wanted. She was determined to have her bookstore and not to lose her heart to a Duke. Now Griff was just determined not to marry. He had a lot of demons to work through, things he was hiding from. I liked that there was a carefree side that started to open up but only really when Pauline was around.

This is a story of improbability that a relationship would happen between a Duke and a barmaid but it was a story worth reading. I think I liked how Dare wrote the characters as they were walking into this scheme eyes wide open but soon feelings start to burst between them and gets a little more complicated.

A happy ending will happen for Pauline and Griff even though it seemed impossible but it happens. This was the last book that I had. There are two more novels on the series which I will be looking forward to reading and anymore that Dare decides to write.

Against the Sun

Against the SunJake Cantrell was not one to take orders especially from the people he watched over but Sage Dumont did just that. He would stick with his job no matter how attracted he was starting to feel towards Sage, but that will be pushed to the side when the threats start getting closer to her.

Sage Dumont was a strong businesswoman and did things her way. She will be furious with her grandfather for making her have a bodyguard because of the deal she was about to make, but Sage will soon learn that have Jake Cantrell was not a bad thing.

Kat Martin’s sixth book, Against the Sun, is from Raines of Wind Canyon keeps up the action with some foreign visitors but a similar plot with threats coming close to the woman that these Ranger men seem to get attached too. Now the characters of Jake and Sage to me were very much alike with their need to be in charge, so there is a little battle but soon they find a way to handle the situation. I liked Sage and the strength she had in the business world but she also wanted to help those who couldn’t like the daughter of the sheik. Then there was Jake who was a fantastic bodyguard. He was someone you wanted protecting you especially from the bad guy who was not someone I was expecting.

I loved the fact that the guys from previous books are mentioned and come into play with the story and more are added. With the way that Martin adds characters this series could keep going for a long time which is not a bad thing.

The Mechanic and The Architect

Going through the first book of Tumble Creek I wanted to read the next one once I found it. Start Me Up was another witty book that continued Victoria Dahl’s series perfectly. The scenes are steamy along with humor thrown in but there is that degree of betrayal and sabotage which found its way into the book.

Lori wanted to get out of Tumble Creek but things did not run that course when her father was in an accident and she took over his garage. Lori was frustrated and needed more. After reading Molly’s novel’s she knows now she wants to experience more sex. She wants a fling. And the only man that is interesting her is Quinn Jennings.

Quinn Jennings is a brilliant architect and is often not paying attention to those around him but he gets attentive when he hears Lori’s confession. Quinn finds himself very interested and is willing to let her know.

Lori’s and Quinn’s character were hot and cold which gave more realism to the book and humor. I liked how Victoria Dahl brings in the sabotage and betrayal that you weren’t sure was really happening from that person. So the twist was good as you didn’t know until the end.

Dahl keeps you interested and wanting more throughout the novel that I already looked up the third and final book of Tumble Creek series, which is Lead Me On. I am excited about the third book as Dahl brings in the character Jane to the forefront who is introduced in the second book Start Me Up.

So far Tumble Creek series is one to read.