Sunday, October 16, 2016

Review: Silk and Shadows

Silk and Shadows Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Peregrine, a wealthy and handsome man from a foreign land, wants revenge. Revenge on the man that wronged him so many years ago. He will do anything to get it, which is exactly when Lady Sara St. James comes across his path. Even though she is in his path of destruction there is something about her that peaks his interest and makes her irresistible.

I loved this book! I do have to say there was one part that I really didn't like between Peregrine and Sara but other than that I was captured by the story and the characters. Even with going through so much in his life Peregrine was able to have a broader outlook on people and vice versa Sara opened her heart to Peregrine and accepted him even with his past.

Also Read In:

View all my reviews

Review: Wild Sweet Ecstasy

Wild Sweet Ecstasy Wild Sweet Ecstasy by Jo Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While on a train reporter, Mary Michael Dennehy, is caught in the middle of a robbery. Little did she know that she had met one of the robbers before and to keep her from getting killed for being a reporter he makes up a story that they had once been married. Ethan Stone did not expect to see the woman reporter again, he is on a mission of his own and to get them both out of it he forces her to pretend.

There were certain parts that I really did not like about Michael, for being such a smart woman she certainly opened her mouth at inopportune times to make matters worse for everyone and practically seemed like she was trying to get herself killed. I liked Ethan's straight forward and practical attitude, he knew what had to be done and he accomplished it one way or another.

View all my reviews

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review: More Than You Wished

More Than You Wished More Than You Wished by Jo Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bria Hamilton's only wish is to reclaim the plantation that was stolen from her family by the Yankees after the Civil War. She sees her chance in Lucas Kincaid, yes he is a Yankee, but the more time she spends with him the more she doesn't want to see him leave.

I did not like Bria that much in the first series, I did feel for her and everything she had to go through though. I thought Lucas was the kind of character I could respect, I liked his philosophy and how he stood up for his principles. Lucas was very understanding.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: More Than You Know

More Than You Know More Than You Know by Jo Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

Claire Bancroft is desperate to find her brother and father. They were lost to her in the Pacific Islands on a research expedition a year and a half ago and she cannot remember exactly what happened. That is where Rand Hamilton comes in. His is desperate in his own right, desperate to find the lost family treasure to put his plantation in order. Embarking on the dangerous mission, both of them have their own agendas.

I liked how Goodman made Claire's personality so independent, especially with her limitations. I liked Rand's character, he was strong and well-respected. He had a lot going against him but pursued through all of it. He blames himself for a lot that wasn't his fault and I liked how Goodman was able to show him as vulnerable too. Once again I felt that part of the story was not entirely needed, it dragged on a bit.

View all my reviews

Review: Passion's Sweet Revenge

Passion's Sweet Revenge Passion's Sweet Revenge by Jo Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As the war was going on Katy did some things that she regretted, especially to Logan Marshall. Now ten years later Katy Dakota has made her name on stage and Logan is out for revenge.

The story was slow in parts, I felt like some of the information could have been edited out but overall the story kept me entertained. Logan was forceful to a point but I can understand his wanting revenge for what Katy put him through but he was also able to check himself. Overall, I liked Katy, she did what she had to do to keep going. She was a very strong heroine but also had her own faults.

View all my reviews

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Whispered Kisses

Whispered Kisses Whispered Kisses by Janelle Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Texas heiress Laura Leigh Webster embarks on an African safari she never realized her life would be turned upside down. She becomes entangled in a triangle of revenge between her guardian, vying for her money, her guardian's mistress, trying to get Leigh out of the way, and Jace Elliott, their handsome guide who just may have committed murder. In a succession on mishaps Leigh doesn't know who she could trust in the wilds of Africa.

I liked Leigh but she had a flimsy character. She kept wavering back and forth, I can understand she was unsure of who to trust but I thought her reasoning was pretty far off that mark. Jace was too controlling and did not seem like her viewed Leigh as an equal but more of his possession that he had to protect no matter what she wanted.

View all my reviews

Review: Open Minds

Open Minds Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 stars

Kira Moore is a zero, she cannot communicate telepathically and link minds with all of the people around her. She is looked down on by the rest of society and is a social pariah. The day she meets Simon everything changes. Kira realizes that she is actually a mind jacker and can get other people to do what she wants, not only that but she is more powerful than most other jackers making her that much more dangerous to everyone.

Interesting concept for the future of evolutionary change where people no longer have to talk to one another. Kinda makes you think about what your brain can do.

I was interested in the story at first but it quickly became boring for me. There was too much going on in such a short period of time that I started to lose interest in what was actually happening.

View all my reviews