One Night…Nine Month Scandal

One Night Nine Month ScandalKelly had felt heartbreak four years ago when the man she loved left her four years ago. Now he was back in her life when she was trying to get rid of the last reminder of the man. She will soon be swept into that life once more but this time she will have a child to think about.

Alekos had loved Kelly but he could not be with her. When he sees her four years later he finds that they still had that fire between them. He will still want her in his life but he needs to work some things out in his life.

One Night…Nine Month Scandal is a novel by Sarah Morgan. I have only read one other book from this author and loved it. I wanted to try another book from the author which led me to this book. I will say that I did not read the summary before starting the book. I just opened the book and started reading. Now from the title you can pretty much guess the plot so I knew what this plot would be basically about.

As far as the story I liked it. I thought the story pulled me in right from the beginning and I wanted to know why Alekos left Kelly to begin with. It was a question that left you guessing but Morgan will give answers and things about Kelly and Alekos’s past will be revealed.

Alekos’s character was very controlling but not in a cruel way. He was just a force to be reckoned with and one who got his way. Kelly was the sweet and somewhat naive girl who was swept away with love. She grows up in those four years and is more jaded but I liked her spunk and she was able to stand up against Alekos.

When you read the book you wondered what Kelly and Alekos have in common. It’s simple, sex. They lust after each other no matter what they are doing. Morgan will write their scenes well but you know that the couple needs more than just sex. She will write a complication which is with their past. I liked that Morgan gave the couple something they could share which was a similar past. This helped both of them heal to get their happy ending which was sweet.

The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress

Since finishing the series Highlander I took a break from the author but now I’, in the mood for a new series from Banks. I picked up the trilogy Anetakis Tycoon series. The first book in the series is The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress.

Chrysander Anetakis’s is a multimillionaire with his hotels that he and his brothers own. He is happy with life and with the woman he loves but his life is about to be turned upside down. The woman he has been seeing, Marley, has betrayed him and his brothers. She has stolen papers and sold them out.

Marley Jameson is in love and now pregnant everything is going well until her lover accuses her that she has betrayed him. Marley is heart broken but before she can do anything she is kidnapped. Months later Marley is let go but with amnesia. She is frightened and doesn’t know anyone. Marley will have to put her life into the very man that had left her, its just that she can’t remember that.

As for the first series I really loved how the story progressed. There was love, betrayal, sabotage and back to love. There was no action but enough betrayal to make the reader angry for both characters. You wanted to hate Chrysander and cheer for Marley as you know she has to be innocent or at least you hope.

I liked how Banks proceeded with Marley’s amnesia and led the characters to wonder is she faking and will Chrysander ever trust her again. The villain of course was kind of expected but you didn’t know all that had happened until the very end. Banks wraps up the story in a sweet romantic way that will leave the reader content and waiting for the next chapter with the next brother.

Private Eye Sofie Metropolis

Getting dumped on the day of your wedding not great. Getting revenge on the engagement ring by throwing it into the garbage disposal better. At least that is what Sofie Metropolis did but now what. Sofie is a good Greek girl but as far as things to do she needs something. Then came private eye work. She thought of herself as a sleuth detective.

On one of her cases catching a cheating spouse would be easy but it turns quickly into attempted murder and one Sofie is caught in the middle of. With the help of Jake the bounty hunter Sofie will find her way out of trouble and solving the case without too much danger.

Browsing through the aisles of the library I came upon this author and thought I would pick up her book. Sofie Metropolis sounded like it would be funny to read. Carrington delivers a quirky set of characters which surround Sofie. I like her optomism with starting over and her take charge attitude which she is trying to find in herself.

The character of Jake is clever where you don’t really know him yet except that he is a fantasy bad boy to Sofie. He is left as a mystery to the reader and to Sofie who sees him as she does not know him either.

Carrington starts off the series of Sofie Metropolis right with her quick wit and a humorous mystery plot.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I finished the movie and was in shock.  The movie was really great.  For a while there have not been too many great movies out there that interested me.  This movie did but I wasn’t sure, but after hearing a good review from those who saw the movie I went.

The movie was much better than I thought, which lead me to think what would the book be like.  I was finally able to get my hands on the book and as the last page was turned I was in awe.  The book was interesting, funny, clever, and entertaining to read.

“Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again.  And that’s the least of his troubles.  Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.  And worse, he’s angered a few of them.  Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.  But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him: solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.”

“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan is categorized as a fantasy genre and it was truly amazing to read.  The characters, plot and dialogue were well thought out and had drawn me in to find out more about the series.  So I searched my favorite site, Fantastic Fiction and looked up Rick Riordan.  I saw that there are a total of five books for Percy Jackson and will be only five in the series, which have all been written.

While I was reading I thought about the movie compared to the book but I stopped.  You can never compare the movie to the book because things are always cut out and should be thought as their own entity.  Reading the book reminded me of Harry Potter which is also the genre of Fantasy.  I guess it is because of how in each book the main character really doesn’t know where they belong in the world.  Each are different from other people.

As I read the book I loved the detail that was intertwined with the book.  The detail of the characters life; the gods, the heroes, Percy and Percy’s mom.

Some things I thought that were interesting was that Percy is only 12 years old and in the movie the kid looked 15 so I was thrown a little.  I didn’t remember the age that Percy was supposed to be in the movie.  Another interesting thing was the people from the camp didn’t exactly know who Percy’s father was.  I thought that was strange since all around him there were clues about what Percy could do with water.  Another interesting part of the book was the involvement with all the different types of mythical creators.  I liked the oracles and their mysterious messages.

This book was something very easy, fast pace thriller that is fantastic to read.  It is something different from the normal vampires and werewolves.  It was refreshing to read and I can’t wait to get the other four books.