Monday, April 13, 2020

The Beast of Beswick (Everleigh Sisters #1) by Amalie Howard


** spoiler alert ** I wanted to like this more than I actually did. 50% into the book and I was ready to be done.
Two Stars
The Beast of Beswick (Everleigh Sisters, #1)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

THE RAKESS by Scarlett Peckham

THE RAKESS
Society of Sirens
On Sale: 4/28/2020
Meet the SOCIETY OF SIRENS—three radical, libertine ladies determined to weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve…
The Rakess (Society of Sirens, #1)

She’s a Rakess on a quest for women’s rights…
Seraphina Arden’s passions include equality, amorous affairs, and wild, wine-soaked nights. To raise funds for her cause, she’s set to publish explosive memoirs exposing the powerful man who ruined her. Her ideals are her purpose, her friends are her family, and her paramours are forbidden to linger in the morning.
He’s not looking for a summer lover…
Adam Anderson is a wholesome, handsome, widowed Scottish architect, with two young children, a business to protect, and an aversion to scandal. He could never, ever afford to fall for Seraphina. But her indecent proposal—one month, no strings, no future—proves too tempting for a man who strains to keep his passions buried with the losses of his past.
But one night changes everything...
What began as a fling soon forces them to confront painful secrets—and yearnings they thought they’d never have again. But when Seraphina discovers Adam’s future depends on the man she’s about to destroy, she must decide what to protect… her desire for justice, or her heart.
Scarlett Peckham writes steamy historical romances celebrating alpha heroines. Her USA Today bestselling debut novel, The Duke I Tempted, was named a Best Romance Novel of 2018 by BookPage and the Washington Post. Scarlett lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys trying to think of new ways to say “wicked", collecting vintage romance clench covers, and dressing her cat up in bowties.
 
"THE RAKESS is the kind of story that leaves you buzzing, excitedly advertising it to your fellow romance readers at the gym/coffee shop/bookstore. Scarlett Peckham has an elegant and lyrical writing voice and a tremendous gift for emotional complexity, leavened by a wonderfully sophisticated, wry sense of humor... a lush, clever, erotic, truly adult love story, a romance between two brilliant, scarred souls who risk everything for each other."
   — Meredith Duran, USA Today Bestselling Author
 
“I devoured THE RAKESS by Scarlett Peckham, with its unique role reversals, passionate couple, and rule breaking. The strong, brooding heroine rejects Society’s restrictions on a woman and lives life boldly on her terms. The widowed upstanding hero fights the pull of desire in order to protect his business and children. But love can seldom be denied.”
   — Lorraine Heath, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
 
"Everything I want in a historical romance: smart, sexy and feminist."
   — Maya Rodale, USA Today bestselling author on The Rakess
 
"The Rakess is a triumph, delicately written and unflinching in scope.  The writing thrums with desire and conviction, and Seraphina and Adam will leave you aching for more of Peckham's passionate, progressive romances!"
   — Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling Author
 
"A new and soon to be iconic voice in the world of historical romance, Peckham distinguishes herself as a master of her craft."
   — Liz Carlyle, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author on THE RAKESS
 
"Passionate, powerful, and flat-out romantic as hell.”
   — Eva Leigh, author of My Fake Rake on The Rakess

  

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare

cute story, kinda hard to get into.
The h/h are a little blah but Dare is a fun writer and her writing is funny.
Her wit kept me reading.
Three stars
The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hacker by Sawyer Bennett




* * NEW STANDALONE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE * *

She’s the tech mastermind at Jameson Force Security. He’s the handsome stranger who befriended her and her son at the park. The problem? He’s also the man hired to kill her. This standalone romantic suspense from Sawyer Bennett is available now in digital, print, and audio (narrated by Aiden Snow and Savannah Peachwood)!

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About Code Name: Hacker:
I’m not the same Bebe Grimshaw I was years ago. The woman I was spent years behind the bars of the highest security women’s prison in the nation, my punishment for hacking nuclear codes as part of a crime syndicate I’d gotten in way too deep with. The woman I am today doesn’t regret what I did, or the fact that I got caught, but I am remorseful for the years I lost with my son, Aaron. Released from my sentence early thanks to Kynan McGrath, I joined his team at Jameson Force Security and now put my skills to use helping people.

I’m just trying to get back a piece of what I lost, focusing solely on raising Aaron and my work at Jameson. As long as I have my son and my career, I’m content. But life has a funny way of letting you know exactly what you need, and when a devastatingly handsome stranger named Griffin befriends Aaron at the park, I have to consider I might be missing something. A part of me that was locked away long ago reawakens, and I find myself looking at Griff in a way I’ve not looked at a man in more than a decade.

Just when I think things are starting to look up, my world is turned upside down. Turns out that meeting wasn’t an accident, and things aren’t going my way at all.

Griffin Moore is the man sent here to kill me. 


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hero by Samantha Young

** spoiler alert ** I was quickly drawn in and liked the banter, I like anti-hero stories.
I was almost at a 5 star reading but her groveling was a kick in the stomach. Honestly, I wanted him to fly on the plane to Paris for her

Five Stars

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James

such a great story.
It was good and then the conversation with her mother made it an amazing story.
Beautiful story and so much heart ache.


Fiver Star read!
Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James

Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt

Great read and great audio!