My Lady’s Choosing

Do you remember those amazing choose your own adventure books? I know I do and they were books which I loved when I was a kid. Well imagine my surprise years later I would read another choose your own adventure, yet this time its with a romance. My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris which is an interactive romance story.

Alright, now its been a while since I posted because I have just not been inspired to write. I have read some great books but I just didn’t want to write. Personally I think I was just tired about writing about books and needed a break. But when I found out about this book, My Lady’s Choosing, by a librarian friend and the moment I heard about it I had to check it out and write about it. I was so excited about reading this book I made sure to follow each adventure the book presented.

So the concept of the book is that the reader is the heroine and you will get to choose you own adventure. You might travel to Egypt and find love and adventure. You could stay as a companion and solve a mystery that surrounded the man you loved. Perhaps you might find love in the arms of a Scotsman. Or love from a broken man. With each situation there are several opportunities to go a different route.

I will say these stories are not the most amazing things I have read as they are cliche but they are fun and I love the nostalgic feeling of this book. My Lady’s Choosing was very engaging and I really hope that there will be another written by these authors as I think they did a great job with this interactive story. If no others are written I might just have to find some choose your own adventures from my childhood.

For those who want to read a fun romance story try out My Lady’s Choosing.

Scandalous Summer Nights

Scandalous Summer NightsLady Olivia Sherbourne has loved James Averill for the last ten years. She will hear that he is to go to Egypt at the end of the summer and knows that she needs to tell him of her feelings. Olivia will go forward with telling him but it does not go as planned, though all hope is not lost especially when she will find James eventually kissing her back later on.

James Averill had dreamed of going to Egypt and was finally getting the chance to go. His plan will be changed when he finds himself starting to kiss Olivia. He had never truly thought of Olivia that way but found himself wanting her more each moment they were together.

Scandalous Summer Nights is the third book to the series Honeycote by Anne Barton. This was another excellent book from the author. Anne Barton is becoming a favorite of mine. She writes with a style and its very easy. I fly through the pages whenever I pick up a book from her.

Alright now at the beginning of the book I thought Olivia was a little too naive. In the other books I liked her and wanted to read her story. Now throughout the book she grows up. She still has that charm and silliness that makes her character but she thinks about helping James with what he wants most. I love the ending and how Olivia surprised the man she loved. James is a man who has wanted one thing which was to explore. He never thought that he would be soon forced to be engaged to his best friends sister. I liked James and later on in the book he lightens up and you get to know him which of course made him more personable. I thought it was interesting how James and Olivia shared similar childhood stories which they were not proud of, though they did their best to rectify that treatment.

The romance was certainly on one side which was Olivia’s but that will change when James will continue to be at her side and have plenty moments to get closer to her. Once they are both on the same page the romance is sweet, tender and full of passion which will have you sighing and wanting more.

I can’t wait to read Rose’s story which is being released in October of 2015. I had thought that Rose’s story would be the last but then a surprise happens and the Duke, Olivia and Rose find out that they have a half sister Sophie. I have a feeling that Anne Barton will be including this new sister in the series, though only time will tell. Either way I can’t wait to read the next installment to the series with Rose.

How to Dance With a Duke

How to Dance with a DukeMiss Cecily Hurston wants to clear her father’s name which has been linked to a scandalous rumor. To gain access to information she must marry a club member so she can step inside the exclusive club. She will soon find herself enlisting the help of Lucas Dalton.

Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, did not intend to find an alliance with Cecily Hurston but it will work in his favor as his brother went missing in her fathers expeditions. Lucas will be driven to find out the truth with what happened on that expedition and with Cecily’s help they will look for the truth.

How to Dance With a Duke is the first book to the series Ugly Ducklings by Manda Collins. This is my first try with Manda Collins and I found myself enjoying the book. Collins will engage you with characters who were charming and were not the most popular, but wallflowers of the ballrooms.

Of course when it came to Cecily’s character she was a wallflower and a bluestocking especially when it came to Egypt, but she had spirit. That spirit came out when trying to protect her father’s name and her friend. She at times was clueless when it comes to a lot of things but she is brave when the time calls for it. Lucas was a determined man who wanted things to go back the way they were when he was not the Duke, but he can’t go back. I liked Lucas for his honor and determination. He was not going to change into someone he wasn’t just because he had a title.

Now the interaction between them is fun and filled with some banter that makes the dialogue lighthearted but when it comes to romance they will steam up the pages. Their will be a fire between them that is ignited and stays ignited through out the book.

The mystery behind these diaries and possible murder was intriguing and I wanted to know more with what was truly happening and where the diaries were located.  I liked how this mystery progressed with more and more information being revealed.

Manda Collins continues the series with Cecily’s friends which I am definitely interested in reading.