Never Marry a Viscount

Never Marry a ViscountSophie Russell did not like waiting for her sisters who were trying to solve the mystery of who really took the money. She decided to go after their last suspect, Viscount Griffiths. She loathes the man but when she gets to know the real man she will find that she starts to feel things for him.

Viscount Griffiths knew that his new cook was more but not exactly what he had expected. He will work hard to find out her secrets only to be shocked with what he finds.

Never Marry a Viscount is the third and final book to the series Scandal at the House of Russell. I really liked this book. I thought it was a great finish to the series.

Sophie to me in the other books was a little immature and spoiled, and she was in this one but she learned. She became a better person as she worked but she still had her moments. Now Viscount Griffiths was a very confident man who had a lot of stress which was mainly due to his stepmother. He wasn’t a bad man per say but he did like to do things his way.

Anne Stuart creates the plot to be humorous when she has the viscount thinking that Sophie is to be his new mistress that was sent by an agency. This creates a problem for Sophie as she is pursued relentlessly by the viscount, though that chase will only last so long for Sophie until she gives in.

So there was a surprise moment that happened at the very beginning and it dealt with the villain of this book. You will quickly find out the identity and I have to say that I was surprised. I thought that Stuart described Rufus Brown perfectly especially with how he came to be such a villain.

I liked that the other two sisters were involved in the book as well. They were towards the middle to the end of the book but I felt that with them there it wrapped up the series nicely.

 

Love Irresistibly

Love IrresistiblyAssistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan had been a prosecutor before and a rising football star before that, but right now he was working with the FBI to bring down a senator. Cade will enlist the help of Brooke Parker and with her help they will be successful. He will keep the work relationship going with Brooke but bring it to a personal causal level. Things will get complicated when he starts to have real feelings for Brooke and when he meets his half brother he never knew.

Brooke Parker was a good businesswoman and knew when it would be good to play ball especially with the Assistant U.S. Attorney and two FBI agent staring back at her. Brooke would do them the favor which would bring her closer with interacting with Cade Morgan. She finds herself wanting more and hoping that this one would work instead of failing like her other relationships.

Love Irresistibly is the fourth book from the series FBI/US Attorney by Julie James. After reading It Happened One Wedding not too long ago I wanted more from Julie James and now I picked up this one and Just the Sexiest Man Alive. I liked this book a lot.

Cade’s character was like a playboy at times and had some humor laced through the book. There was a serious side to the story. One being the investigation and the second with Cade’s past. How his father abandoned him and how his half brother showed up. There is a secret that came out of the end and you wanted to cry for Cade but with how James leaves the story there is hope and a chance for peace between certain characters. I liked Brooke as well. She was a savvy business woman and knew what she wanted and knew what was wrong with her in regards to relationships. When Cade and Brooke finally get together it sizzles but it is also comforting for each other. They are both in the same fields so they know the work schedule but they make it work and into something more. Of course things will get intense and things will get complicated making them weary of each other but James will not disappoint us and give a happy ending.

I will be reading Just the Sexiest Man Alive next.

Under Her Skin

Under Her SkinLexi Titan is in a bind when the loan of two million dollars was owed at the end of the month. Not wanting to go to her father Lexi tried to think how she would get it, then opportunity landed in her lap when Cruz Rodriguez was willing to make a deal. Lexi knew it was a bad idea especially with the past they shared but it was the only way.

Cruz Rodriguez wanted the privilege that went along with the royalty of Texas. He was a self made millionaire but to those of the rich he was still a barrio boy who would amount to nothing. He was going to use Lexi to gain that what he desired. What he didn’t expect was for the old feelings to still be there.

After I read a couple of books from Fool’s Gold series I was expecting Lone Star Sisters to follow the same path of heartwarming tales. Susan Mallery surprises me with this story as it has a little more of an edge to it along side with mystery. There is of course still a heartwarming tale and heartbreaking situations.

The characters of Lexi and Cruz are strong in their own right and each have their own flaws. I felt for Lexi and all that she had to deal with in her personal life. Cruz you felt for but you wanted him to be less cold and to have a way to open up to love. At times he was a hard character to like.

The one thing they shared is sex which is the only thing they were good at together at least in the beginning. I liked that everything started to unravel making the farce of an engagement into something permanent. Of course that is not an easy path to go down especially with problems occurring from a man named Garth. You are introduced to this character and at first you don’t know what to think but it gets pretty clear its personally. I knew that Garth was the illegitimate brother of these sisters but what I wasn’t expecting was the sinister way he was being played out. He wanted to hurt this family that he was estranged from and it all stems from whatever happened to his mother. I really want to know what happened. I have a feeling that he will be the villain throughout but as he will be staring in the fourth book there has to be something redeeming about him.

Now I liked all the sisters so far but the father Jed Titan is one less to be desired. He is an ass to his children and thinks he is the one to rule them all especially with the mind games he play. He is not an easy character to warm up to.

Under Her Skin was a page turner and so far turning out to be a very engaging series. I checked out the other three books already knowing that I would want to read them all in a row. I am especially glad as I want to know what other secrets these books will be uncovering.

Thigh Heels by Christina Dodd

Nessa Dahl lives a sensible life-until, that is, Jeremiah MacNaught comes to town and enlists her help to investigate a string of bank robberies.  Only Mac realizes that beneath Nessa’s no-nonsense exterior exists an outlaw spirit, and between them burns a passion far hotter than a sultry summer night.  But when she discovers that the handsome investiagator is undercover, lying to her about his identity and convinced she’s involved with the crimes, he’ll learn what thigh high in trouble really means…

In Christina Dodd’s third book she brings the next half brother to the plate only to get tangled with Nessa a woman who is loved by everyone.

I thougth this book had a little more humor to it as Nessa’s great aunts were here in the book to make things a little more difficult for Nessa.  But she didn’t know until too late.

Dodd brings these characters into a steamy situation only to find trouble.

A fantastic third book to Dodd’s series the Fortune Hunters.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

The second surprising interesting sequel will pull you right into Percy’s world again as he will venture out again on a new quest whether it is his or not in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea Monsters by Rick Riordan.

“Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet.  Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus.  But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get…well, ugly.  And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.”

So after reading the first book I found that I loved reading about Percy Jackson.  The first book was fast and fun to read.  The second book I wasn’t sure.  I knew that I would like the character but was this just a fluke that the first book was good?

After reading I knew that it was not.  I really liked it.  This is a book that goes incredibly fast as you read.  The book is a lot of dialogue but also non-stop action.  I couldn’t put the book down.

The character Percy is intriguing and engaging.  You end up cheering for him and hoping that nothing bad will happen or if it does he will prevail (and of course he does since he is the hero!).  You get pulled into his life and problems that he must face, alone and with his friends by his side.  I love the fact that Percy finds a friend in Tyson who is not what he seems to be in more ways than one.

I love Percy’s friends in Annabeth and Grover.  They are always with him and help him when Percy needs it.  In this book you learn more about the prophecy but it might not be for Percy.  But the prophecy is going to be a child from the big three.

Through the act of friendship between the three friends and prophecy I find a similarity with the novel Harry Potter but that is not a bad thing.  I am finding this intriguing outlook to the book.  Gives you something to try and figure out.

This book shows promise of an intriguing future to the rest of the books.  I like how the villains are starting to show their true colors.  Our fallen Luke is with the bad guys and not coming back.  He is with the forces of Kronos.

Rick Riordan brought back Percy to the pages with this exciting sequel with Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.  I am looking forward to the next chapter in the series.