Too Wicked to Tame

Too Wicked to TamePortia Derrings did not want to marry any man who would take away her choices in life, a husband that would try to run her life. She will be sent to Moreton’s to marry Heath Moreton but she will stay true to what she wants, even when her heart was telling her differently.

Heath Moreton’s was rich beyond belief but his family was cursed with a madness that killed his father and his brother. He will resist his grandmothers drive to push Portia and him together though it will get difficult when he is lusting after her.

Too Wicked to Tame is a novel from the Derrings series by Sophie Jordan. Alright so the last book I read with Astrid was okay but this book I really liked. I was grabbed into the story because of Portia. I had read the book Once Upon a Wedding Night where Portia was a young seventeen year old girl. I was excited that I was going to get to read more about her and how her life was going to turn out.

So Portia is a woman that does not want to marry at all. She had seen what marriage does and does not want any part of it. Heath doesn’t want to marry either but that is so he doesn’t pass on the madness which is in his family. So of course that means they will find themselves attracted to each other.

Now the madness that plagues Heath’s family is interesting. Jordan writes a little twist about that particular curse that made sense and surprised me.

Overall the Derrings series (One Night With You, To Wicked to Tame, and Surrender to Me) was another good series to read from Sophie Jordan.

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With this Ring

With This RingElektra Worthington was set out to help her family from ruin and that meant to find a lord to marry. She had created a plan to kidnap the lord and get him to marry her, though it will not go as she planned.

Lord Aaron Arbogast was going to see his grandfather but will be stopped when he is kidnapped by a young woman. He will be intrigued by this woman and pretend to be a servant. Aaron will find himself staying longer by Elektra’s side than he had intended.

With This Ring is the third book to the series Wicked Worthington by Celeste Brandley. I really liked this book. I was immediately grabbed into the story because it was crazy. The story starts off with Elektra kidnapping a man with a title so she could safe her family from ruin. Though she will find out she kidnapped the wrong man, although that is not the case as Aaron is a lord and is only pretending to be a servant. The situation is comical but the devious situation will come back to haunt Aaron later.

I thought that Elektra was very calculating but she was not cruel. She knew how to get what she wanted and it wasn’t just for her benefit, it was for her family. Aaron was a good man in a bad situation. I kind of liked that he lied about his identity as it gave him a chance to get to know Elektra better.

The story of Aaron’s past will come out and I wasn’t surprised by the story. You knew that it was not in Aaron’s character to be all that the rumors had stated. I liked how in the end it was all handled and the final scene I thought was perfect. It showed that Worthington side of Elektra perfectly.

I will be on the look out for the next book,Orion’s, but that will have to wait as it comes out in May of 2016.

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

No Good Duke Goes UnpunishedTemple is known as the Killer Duke among society for the past twelve years. Society has shunned him for the violent act but Temple can’t remember that night. His answers will finally come to him when the woman he thought he murdered walks back into his life.

Mara Lowe has been in hiding for the past twelve years. She did not mean to ruin Temple but she had to find a way out of her situation. Now it turns out she needs the money her brother lost and the only solution is to go to Temple and ruin herself by coming back into society.

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is the third book to Sarah MacLean’s series Rules of Scoundrels. Now although I loved the books from MacLean and I have been waiting for this book I was a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong this book had plenty of intrigue with what really happened that night, why it happened and what Mara was running from. It wasn’t the intrigue that left me bored, it was the unrealistic pairing of Mara and Temple. They were at each others throats for most of the book. Mara drugged Temple twice and left him ruined for twelve years. It seems unlikely that the pair would forgive and go straight into an intense passion filled relationship, but it happened nevertheless.

Still the writing was very well done and I kept reading from the first page to the last. What I thought was the best part of the book was the very end with the twist with Chase. I am looking forward to read all about Chase because MacLean drops a bombshell about this Fallen Angel that had me shocked. For three books I would have never guessed about Chase or perhaps I missed the clues that could have been there, but no matter as I am really excited to read the fourth book. The book doesn’t come until November of this year so I will have to find other books to read until then.

Go With The Devil Or Stay Away

Drifting from one series to another from one author can get sometimes confusing but I guess I am lucky that each series from Lynsay Sands is completely different (Highlanders, Vampires and Regency). I got the first book surprisingly from the series Devil of the Highlands, the book itself is also called, Devil of the Highlands.

Evelinde did not know what to do. She was set to be married to the Devil of Donnachaidh. If she denied her stepmother she would punish her but Evelinde wondered if the Devil was so bad especially after they kissed. Evelinde knew she was going to go with the Devil himself but what she did not expect was the man beneath the name.

Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh is known as the Devil. He bears the name well but those who know him best understand the man underneath. He does not speak much but his actions show the true man inside. Cullen is happy with the choice of brides but what confounds him is how to make his wife happy. He wants her to trust him but she wants him to open up. They will bump heads but danger will be around the corner and another accident could happen.

Starting the book I was completely immersed into the stories dialogue right away and intrigued about the Devil himself, Cullen. I liked how Sands made him a man of action and not much on talking. But what was even a better transition was how the character Evelinde was able to make him want to change.

Evelinde from the first page was your strong heroine who you wanted to cheer on and have her find happiness away from her stepmother. You wouldn’t think it was in the arms of the devil.

The banter between the two was fun and I liked that Cullen was a good man. It was nice not reading about a laird who was angry all the time. Sands keeps the story light with the few accidents which happen in the book and you will find out the truth about those accidents that made Cullen the Devil to some.

I am interested in reading the next book of the series, Taming of the Highland Bride, where Evelinde’s brother will be fighting his way to win the heart of a Scottish woman who he is betrothed.