Saturday, October 2, 2010

Don't know if it's even possible to get further behind!!

I've got to be one of the worst procrastinators EVER! Well, except for reading - I never put that off. Got a huge stack here for me to do reviews. Guess I best get started!

Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners, Book 2) by Lisa Kleypas

Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover? And could she seduce the most marriageable man in London? Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal -- to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house ..Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently -- yet sensuously -- brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes -- and her body -- that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep -- if only he'd let her share his bed. She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...

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I absolutely loved the first Bow Street Runners book, but this one was even better! You should definitely read the first book, though - you'll get more out of them reading them in order, though they could stand alone. The characters from the first book are in this one. I thought Ross Cannon was the perfect romantic hero. Sophia was a great heroine, torn between revenge and her growing feelings for Ross. Definitely planning on reading a lot more from Ms. Kleypas.

My Rating: *****

If You Dare (MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy, Book 1) by Kresley Cole

With If You Dare, Cole introduces a thrilling new romance trilogy featuring fierce Scottish brothers with dangerous lives, dark desires, and a deadly curse. Can he exact revenge?

High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal's exquisite Castilian fiancée.

Can she deny her passions?

Lady Annalía Tristán Llorente despises her towering, barbaric captor almost as much as she does Pascal. Her inexplicable attraction to the Highlander only fuels her fury. But nothing will stop her from returning to Pascal -- for if she doesn't wed him, she signs her brother's death warrant, as well as her own.

Can there be love between them?

From the moment Court discovers that Anna's prim façade masks a fiery, brave lass, his heart's ensnared, and he dares to defy the curse that has shadowed his life -- to walk with death or walk alone. But Pascal vows that he'll hunt the two, never stopping until he's destroyed them both.

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I am a huge, HUGE fan of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. I also read her other historical romances, so I wanted to give these books a shot. GREAT start to this series! Even though the hero is Scottish, the setting for the book is the Pyrenees, which made this one unique. Great action and romance, with some humor thrown in. (Love the Scots taking over poor Anna's house - and wine!) Great historical romance.

My Rating: *****

If You Desire (MacCarrick Brothers, Book 2) by Kresley Cole

He tried to run....

In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.

She tried to forget him....

Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father's enemies, her heartache has turned to fury -- but her desire for him has not waned.

Will passion overwhelm them?

In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man -- and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned...or enflame a love that never died.

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Ahhhh, another hot MacCarrick brother! Yes, Hugh was just as hot as Court. This book was just as action-packed and smouldering as the first. Great characters and story.

My Rating: *****

If you Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers, Book 3) by Kresley Cole

Burning vengeance...

Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn't commit. Ethan's reprisal -- bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile -- does little to appease his wrath. Ten years later, a haughty, mysterious beauty enchants Ethan -- the daughter of his enemy. At last, Ethan will have the revenge he's craved; he'll promise her marriage, seduce her, then cast her aside.

Bitter hardships...

When Madeleine van Rowen's family was suddenly plunged into destitution and dishonor, she steeled herself against further heartache. She never weakened, never trusted, until a towering, scarred Highlander relentlessly pursues her, breaking down her defenses.

At what price forgiveness?

The passion between them burns hotter than Ethan's fury, and soon he finds he can't let her go. But when Madeleine uncovers the truth about him, can Ethan convince her to accept all he now offers -- when he once destroyed everything she had?

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Though I loved all the MacCarrick brothers, I must admit that Ethan was my favorite! He was a great tortured alpha hero. Though seriously, I'd take any one of them. Madeleine was a great match for him. I hated to see this series end - Cole does just as great a job with historical romance as she does with the Immortals After Dark series.

My Rating: *****

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