Scandalized!

ScandalizedOlivia lived her business and she was taking the next step with opening up a new shop. All that stood in her way was Tony, the owner of the hotel. She will thrilled when he grants her new shop but will be taken back when he proposes a completely different contract.

Scandalized! is a novel by Lori Foster. It is a standalone novel and another fun novel to read. As I was reading the book I knew that it could go several ways and with each scenario there was going to be heartbreak but you knew in the end there would be happiness. Well I was right in one of the situations that I had guessed and even though I predicted the story I enjoyed the book.

I think what got me was that Tony was a surprise. He was a complete family man and he loved his nieces and nephews. Though he was a little confusing with his need not to marry the woman. Although he will be thinking differently as he spends time with Olivia. Olivia’s character surprised me as well. Her background story was so sad and it really shaped her to the person she had become. I wanted Olivia to be happy but she will do something that will only create a problem between her and Tony. I liked how Foster handled the secret and the outcome of the situation between Tony and Olivia.

The Immortal Who Loved Me

The Immortal Who Loved MeSherry Carne was a successful business woman but was unlucky in love. That will all change when a young girl runs into her shop and hides from four men who barged into the store. Sherry will find herself immersed into a world that was hidden from her and she will not be alone any longer.

Basileios “Basil” Argeneau is one of the oldest immortals. He had lost his mate right as Atlantis had fallen and has not found another life mate since then. That will change for Basil when he meets Sherry. Though before he can get her to agree to be changed he will have to protect her from danger.

The Immortal Who Loved Me is the twenty-first book to the Argeneau Family series by Lynsay Sands. Alright so I thought that this book was good, it wasn’t my favorite. Throughout this series there have been amazing books, great books, and good books. I guess I felt that Sherry and Basil went straight to having sex right away. I’m okay with that but I wanted a little more from the characters before they let the life mate passion overwhelm them. I found Sherry’s character a little strange at times but she was interesting being that she was very outspoken. Basil’s character was calm and collected. I found him interesting as he was Lucian’s brother. I can’t remember if he was in the previous books but overall I liked his character.

There was another character that I liked in the book which was Stephanie. Stephanie was a young girl that was changed to a non fanger by Leo as well as her sister Dani. I really can’t wait to read Stephanie’s story which I would assume Lynsay Sands will be writing. In this book she was playing matchmaker, she was like a mini Marguerite.

What kept me going was the mystery of the immortal that had been in Sherry’s life. It appeared that the mystery immortal had controlled Sherry as they programmed certain answers for her to respond when she was asked about a certain person. The answers are given and it was intriguing but at the same time not great with what the immortal did.

On a side note I loved reading about Lucian and Leigh. You got to know what was happening with them which made me happy especially with how they had a tragedy several books back.

I have About a Vampire, which is with Justin. Justin has been a character that has been in the series for quite awhile and I am looking forward to reading his story next.

A Buckhorn Summer

A Buckhorn SummerLisa Sommerville needed a break from her life. She was worn out from all the work she does and decided to come back home for the summer. Lisa will be shocked to find that there is a new person in her town and it just happened to be the man she had a one night stand with.

Gray Neely needed a change in location and took a chance on Buckhorn. He loved the small town and was looking forward to moving on. Then Gray will see the woman that has haunted his dreams after a steamy one night stand. Gray knows that he can’t let this opportunity slip and will make sure Lisa knows he wants more than one night together.

A Buckhorn Summer is the eighth book to the Buckhorn Brothers series by Lori Foster. I am really enjoying these stories. I am so happy that Lori Foster decided to write about the kids of these alpha males.

Lisa is a workaholic but has finally burned out. She needed a break and the best place for her was home. I liked Lisa. She was a strong woman and she had to be with her father and all of her uncle’s and cousins who were the macho males. Now Gray’s character was another macho male but he was a little bit broken due to his injury he had gotten on the job. I liked that Gray was one that didn’t tiptoe around a subject, he just asked or said what he needed to, well he did for the most part. The part about his injury was a very sore subject. You do find out about what happened which was tragic.

The sexual chemistry is again leaping off the pages just like in the other two novellas. Lisa and Gray are very steamy when they get together and there is no stopping them. It is humorous with all of Lisa’s family eyeing Gray but it made sense as they didn’t want him to break Lisa’s heart. Well aside from the sex there is a little danger that happens in the book. I was wondering if the threat would be bigger but in the end it was not what I was thinking.

Now having finished these novellas my only thought is when will Amber’s story be coming out and Adam’s. I want more and hopefully Lori Foster will be continuing the series.

Two Times as Hot

Two Times as HotEmma Hart was coming back to Oklahoma for her sisters wedding. Emma was hoping that she might be able to meet up with Jace and try again but then she sees Logan and knows he is the man that she wants.

Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt was not looking for love but he was not scared of it. So when he meets Emma at the wedding he will be shocked at the instant attraction they feel together. They each know they will only have a one night stand but when she comes back to visit her sister everything changes.

Two Times as Hot is the second book to the series Oklahoma Nights by Cat Johnson. I thought that this was a great follow up from the first book. In fact I think I liked this a little more than the first book.

Emma is looking for love, is looking for someone to commit to but she has been unlucky in that department. She will follow her sisters lead and have a one night stand with a man, Logan, only things will never be the same after that night. Emma will be getting an unexpected surprise that wouldn’t have her running in fear but fearful of what that might do with her relationship with Logan. Now Logan is a good man. He is not afraid of commitment, just doesn’t think about it. I liked that he starts to change a little when he starts seeing Emma. They are good together, the sexual chemistry is there but they can just talk to each other as well.

The one thing that I didn’t like in the book was right at the end. Well truthfully I liked the impact and the results of the ending I just thought that Logan was a little cheesy at the end of the book.

Alright now I have to say this that I wasn’t really that interested in Tara or Jace. Tara was after Logan even though he was way to old to be with her, and Jace had commitment issues with his ex-girlfriend. I think that they both need some growing up and figure out what they really want in life. I will be reading their story next and hope that they have gotten a little maturity in their book.

Captivated by Nora Roberts

Witchcraft is fun to read about. I love reading the supernatural world. Nora Roberts creates a family of witches in the Donovan Legacy. Four cousins are part of this series as they will find love. The first story is Captivated.

Morgana Donovan is a self proclaimed witch who owns her own business. Then trouble comes in the form of Nash Kirkland. He is a screen writer interested in doing research on Morgana who thinks she is a witch. Things will heat up and Morgana will tell him the truth but will Nash believe it. If it is destiny it will happen.

This book at first was something I had to get into. I will admit that. I heard witches and thought it would be cool. They do have powers but this novel is based towards more romance. So the witchcraft is interwoven through the story.

Personally though I loved how Roberts created this unique type of family. She creates this pair with a uniqueness that is appealing to read. I like how Morgana is whimsical and Nash is stubborn. The other two characters who will have their own story are Sebastian and Ana which show promise of creative story plots.