The Vampire Who Loved Me

The Vampire Who Loved MeJulian Kane has been away from his family finally understanding there was no hope for him or his lost soul. He especially had to stay away from Portia Cabot who was too good for him but she was never far from his thoughts even after all this time. He will fight the temptation but it will only hold him off for so long.

The second and final book for Kane/Cabot Vampire series from Teresa Medeiros was once again fantastic and follows along the path of the first book. I was once again drawn into this regency world where vampires are no long myths.

Now Adrian was a fantastic lead in the first book. Julian holds the darker side of the character but nevertheless he still is a good man even though there is plenty of doubt and betrayal. Portia never truly gave up on Julian which I loved and it looked like neither did Julian. What was different with this book was the involvement of vampires. There was definitely more vampires or scenes with them which gave more to the book. There is the happy ending that you long for but it was not an easy task. I thought the scene which all the action at the end was well written by Medeiros.

Ending the short series I know that this will not be the last series read by Teresa Medeiros and I can’t wait to find another series to read from this author.

A Midsummer Night’s Sin

A Midsummer Night's SinRobin “Puck” Blackthorn enjoys beautiful women and finds one at a masquerade ball. He will soon find that she is not whom he thought but an innocent who now begs for his help. Puck will take it upon himself to find the villain who kidnapped her cousin.

Regina Hackett went to a masquerade with her cousin knowing it was not right but curiosity won out. Regina never expected for her cousin to be kidnapped that night. She will go to the man who kissed her passionately and beg him to help find her cousin.

The sequel to the series Blackthorn Brothers was A Midsummer Night’s Sin by Kasey Michaels. Overall I liked the story. I thought the characters were very entertaining especially Puck who was very charming with every breath he took. I thought he would never be serious but he knows what to do in a crisis. Regina was a dutiful daughter and knew right from wrong. She put Puck in the category of wrong but that didn’t stop her for seeking help with her cousins disappearance. She has a backbone but it was hidden, she finds it through the  journey.

There was a surprise with the identity of the villain and I wasn’t sure why they were doing this but it was all explained at the end. There was justice for the kidnapping which the brothers makes sure happens.

The third and final book to the Blackthorn Brothers series is with the final brother Jake which I will be looking for later on.

Potent Pleasures

Potent PleasuresCharlotte Diacheston is in a bind when she follows her friend to a masquerade ball. Charlotte will meet a man and loose her virginity all in one night. Charlotte is confused and has vowed she wouldn’t marry now. Three years later Charlotte is making her way into the world but finds herself facing the man who she lost her virginity too only he doesn’t recognizes her.

Earl of Sheffield and Downes, Alex Foakes has been away for three years since meeting the woman of his dreams at the masquerade ball. He was never able to find her. Now he has found a new woman that has his mind turning lustful, and Alex will have this woman. He will not realize that his dream girl and this woman are one in the same.

The Pleasures Trilogy series starts out with Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James. This book was very quick to read with passion stirred into the pages and had a certain charm thanks to Charlotte’s character. I liked her own determination to go on with her life after her certain ruination, she did what she wanted. Alex was a character you wanted to like even as he was a stern man who really couldn’t trust people. He treated his daughter right which was enduring part of his character especially when he was usually glaring. When it came time to trusting Charlotte he continued to fail in that department. I got annoyed towards the end when the downfall was to happen. I thought that Eloisa James didn’t give Charlotte enough to time to really fight back but the scene that was created was written well and you felt for the characters.

Eloisa James gives us a truly happy ending especially with the scene in the epilogue which brought back the passion in the beginning of the book.

One Night With You

Lady Jane Guthrie has been in mourning for over a year and needs to be out of the black dresses. There was no love for her late husband as there no love match. Jane has only loved one man who fell for her sister but now he is back. Jane will be determined to find Seth and have that one chance to be with him, but things are never that easy.

Seth Rutledge is back and has found out that he has become titled as his brother had died. Seth knows that its his duty to find a bride and marry. His only objective is to find a woman who likes his sister. Seth did not perceive to be enthralled with a woman at a masquerade ball but his true surprise will be who the lady is underneath. His only goal is now not to fall for Jane.

For me Sophie Jordan is a fairly new author as I have only read one of her books. I decided to revisit her as her name popped up in one of my searches. Picking a book at random I selected One Night With You from the Derring series. This book is the second one from the series. I have to say One Night With You was a really good story. The plot resembled many of the regency romance novels but you are drawn in with the characters throughout the whole story.

I loved and hated how stubborn Seth is with his feelings. You wanted to slug him for not letting Jane in or realizing his feeling until its too late. Jane was a fantastic character. She was strong when she needed and I really liked how Sophie Jordan developed Jane to become stronger throughout the story.

The villains were actually the family of Jane which was made very clear in the book. You wanted to hate them the moment they made their appearance in the book or insulated Jane.

After One Night With You I am on the search for more of Sophie Jordan.