|I enjoyed this book and finished it in less than a day. I wanted to know who dunnit. I thought it was someone else until Sam said he figured it out then I knew I was wrong.
I like Sam and his crew. They make a good team which they need as too many others seem to be working against them. I enjoyed the story. I had fun reading this one.
|I loved this trilogy. I was glad I did not have to wait for all the books to be finished before I read it. Victor is a world-class jerk (I'd use something stronger but I'm trying to keep it clean.) He has no filter. Dan is liked by everyone. Eventually he takes the edge off Victor but, like Victor, I wonder what Dan sees in him. Victor does soften up some as Dan's influence settles over him. I like how their personalities come through the story. As Victor begins to open his heart he softens.
I liked the story. It has to be read in order as each new book picks up where the previous one ended. The sex is hot and plentiful but there is more than sex in the series. A good hard look is given to puck bunnies and the affect they can have on players' lives. Jealousy rears it's head in the last two books as Dan has to deal with it in regards to Victor and a puck bunny. Victor has to look as his childhood, his recent past that caused him to be sent down to the minors, and where he is headed in the future. I liked that the team gave Victor a chance to straighten himself out.
I liked how the team came together. I especially like Mario McGarrity and his kilt. He is the sidekick that is needed at times when the main characters are emotionally overloaded. I plan on getting more of this teams' books.
|Good story of Liliana helping Katie to find the right husband. Lord Grigsby sees Liliana and hopes she is not the one destined to marry his wastrel nephew. They are attracted to one another but Liliana has a secret in her past that will bring scandal on anyone who marries her.
I liked these characters. I liked that they were older than most Regency romance characters. I enjoyed the story. I was glad that Grigsby did not worry about Liliana's past. He was persistent to have her as his wife. I loved the ending.
|Annie is a physical therapist who meets Alec when he visits the hospital for the children. She looks a little like his late wife. She makes poor choices when it comes to men and he is not looking for a commitment. But they keep seeing each other and her mother keeps undermining her confidence until it comes to a head between them. They have to decide what is best for them.
I liked these characters. Annie needs to learn to communicate and tell Alec what she is thinking instead of making assumptions based on what her mother says. I like Alec's teammates. They are regular Cupids.
I plan on reading the other stories in this series.
I did not realize there was an earlier novel in this series. This is a standalone book. Joseph Coughlin is working on the opposite side of the law than his father who is hoping to become the Police Commissioner in Boston. Joseph is involved in robbery which leads to cops dying. He is arrested and sentenced to prison where he meets Maso, head of a powerful crime family in Boston. After his release from prison he goes to Tampa where he heads Maso's family branch there.
|Introduces the Pittsburgh Renegades series a little. Surfer Sam plays hockey in California. He meets Trina at the beach in Delaware. Turns out that Trina sings the National Anthem in Winnipeg and her brother plays hockey in Pittsburgh. Trina has many problems that she is dealing with.
I liked that Trina came to trust Sam. I also liked that Sam earned her trust. They were a good couple who learned that communication could deal with whatever was given to them. There is not much hockey but there is some hot sex.
I look forward to reading the full series since my appetite for the Renegades has been whetted.
|Georgie is a thief and con man. He is sent by his brother to Cornwall to check on the mental condition of Sir Lawrence Browne after Georgie runs afoul of his criminal boss. Lawrence is an inventor as well as an Earl. He is considered mad since his father and brother were mad before their deaths. Georgie checks it out and finds that Lawrence is different but not mad. Georgie brings stability into the household.
I liked these characters. They were perfectly matched. Where one was weak, the other was strong. They allow their feelings to grow for each other and realize they need what the other brings to the relationship. Even when Georgie tries to protect Lawrence, Lawrence thwarts his efforts and does the protecting. The story pulled me in from the beginning. I wanted to know what Georgie wanted to know and how he knew it when he finally figured out what was happening at Lawrence's estate.
I look forward to the other books in the series.
|One of Cassandra Carr's best stories. She gets these characters right as they deal with timely incidences in their lives. Sarah does not want to go public with their relationship which causes problems for Sebastian.
I like the way the situation was handled. I thought it was well done and sensitively handled. I could understand both sides though not agree with Sarah and her reasoning. She needed to decide what was more important. When she did decide she almost lost what was most important. I am glad they were able to work it out.
|Alexei and Mike's Christmas story. They have special gifts planned for one another. They also are involved with Rupert and Callum's family this Christmas season.
I love these characters. This is a heart-warming story that made me feel good. Wonderful!
|Alexei is sure Mike does not know what he is asking for when Mike wants to hook up with Alexei. Mike knows exactly what he wants and he knows Alexei can give it to him.
I loved these two guys. They are caring men. They are strong. Both know their own minds and will grab what they want. They create a family with Rupert and Callum (from Home and Away) and their family. I love the dynamics between the two men and how they complement each other.
I cannot wait to read their next book.
|Good opening for the Reading Redtails series. Goalie Shane Conrad has been having a hard time in the net. Everyone's advice is to take some time off and quit thinking about hockey. He meets Bliss Vescovi and decides the others may be right. Both think it will be a one-night stand or over at the end of the season but their hearts decide for something else.
I enjoyed this story. I loved the characters. I liked that not every character was perfect. They had flaws and disabilities. Bliss has to stop thinking she can read others minds. Shane is a good guy who puts many males to shame. I liked the strong connection Bliss had to her family and I liked how others tried to tell her she could pursue other courses in her life.
I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
3 short stories starting with CUPID’S DART. Shooting the Marquess of St. Clair in the leg with an arrow was not part of Daphne’s plan. She just wanted to beat him at something. Now she must pay for her sin by nursing him back to health. I liked Daphne. I could see her eyes rolling constantly as he teased her and as she watched the parade of ton women visit him. I could feel his need to harass her by being outrageous. The story was too short and I felt like I was dropped into the middle of it when things come to a head between Daphne and the Marquess. I would like to see this developed into a novella or full length novel.
Next is LADY ASHTON TAKES A LOVER. Often left alone by her husband, Clarissa finally accedes to her friend’s advice to taka a lover for the summer. Clarissa meets an Adonis at the ball but he disappears. Going into the garden he reappears and becomes her lover while her husband is knocking at the front door. I liked this story. Clarissa takes matters into her own hands. She finds the lover she wants and appeases her neglecting husband.
The final story THE WEDDING PARTY has Lady Althea Ramsay taking a letter from her late brother to his friend the Duke of Wakefield asking for help. Invited to the same wedding as her former fiancé, she wants Wakefield to go as her escort. He attends as her fiancé and puts a plan in action to show the former fiancé what he has lost. I enjoyed this story. I liked Althea. She seems a mouse but has a backbone. I liked the scenes between her and Wakefield. They are an evenly matched couple.
I look forward to reading the other seasons in this series.
|Skye has helped her friend moved and is sore and stiff. She needs her masseur to loosen those tight muscles. Setting up her appointment with Blake, she fantasizes about how she wants him. When she finds out he does in-home massages, she schedules one.
I liked Skye. She knows what she wants and goes after it. I liked how Blake tried to play the professional card but knew he was outmaneuvered by Skye. This is a beginning for them. I want to see where they go from here.
The title is a little misleading. While this does deal with the collection of the ancient manuscripts hidden in and around Timbuktu and through Mali, it deals more with the cultural and social history of Timbuktu as well as current events.
The story of the manuscripts is interesting--how they were gotten, preserved, hidden from the jihadists, removed from Timbuktu, and saved. The cultural history of the area and the manuscripts was more interesting. I learned a lot. The current history of the area was extremely interesting. This book opened my eyes to so much. This is only a drop of what I don't know. It makes me want to read more about African history, colonialism in Africa, the French Foreign Legion, whatever more whets my appetite to learn.
|Master John places an ad on the internet for a sub. Curi answers her ad. Master John is looking for someone to train but she must be special. He thinks he may have found her in Curi.
I liked these characters. I enjoyed this story. As Curi is learning I learned also. Master John explained everything he was doing to her as they moved through their play. He also explained the difference between actual pain and the anticipation of pain. Curi asked questions. She wanted to please him. There is wonderful chemistry between Master John and Curi. Well done!