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Much Obliged (Zebra Historical Romance)
Much Obliged (Zebra Historical Romance)
by Jessica Benson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasing Read, 19 July 2007
I got this book from my local library and I found it very 'Obliging' to read.
If your familiar with Georgette Heyer's, popular Regency novels than you will enjoy this Author, as her style of writing is much alike.

The story tells of Lady Addie Winstead and Earl John Fitzwilliam, both betrothed to one another at birth by their fathers wishes.
John promises Addie's dying father he will do his duty to the promise and marry her 'Eventually'...as John is a rake and doesn't want to give up his bachelor ways and so has put the matter to the back of his mind.
Addie (a tomboy when was little)is unbeknown to John as the person behind the popular boxing column of The Post which humiliates John as a sad, hopeless fighter-which brings on trouble for them both when John ends up having to defend Addie's reputation in the ring-and so John wants help from the unknown boxing columnist expert...
A pleasing, 'Punchy romantic'.


Beauty Like the Night
Beauty Like the Night
by Liz Carlyle
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not her best, 10 July 2007
I did find this book mostly enjoyable but having read her 'Two Little Lies' which I found excellent. I found this emotionally lacking and the plot less appealing in comparrison - it didn't capture my nerves and keep me surprisingly engrossed as I expected.
Cam and Helene as the main characters I found weren't as strong, the passion between them seemed too laid back.
Overall it still is a nice read but not one from Liz that will leave you overwhelmed.


Love Match (Zebra Regency Romance)
Love Match (Zebra Regency Romance)
by Maggie MacKeever
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Snappy little story, 10 July 2007
This is the first book I have read by this author and was happily pleased by her and will be seeing what others I can get my eyes into.
This book had a snappy, very charming tale of a newly wed couple-a thirty something Duke and Elizabeth a young hopless innocent. Both humorously misinterpret each others feelings of lust and every time they try to open up in walks the Dukes ex wife, this is also made impossibly awkward by his mistress and his cousin all invading their hooneymoon and their much needed privacy. I found it nicely funny how their friends and family's meddling makes them battle to resist instead of give-in to their much needed honeymoon night.
If you are looking for a light hearted romance with good humour than this is the book for you.


Only With Your Love (Avon Historical Romance)
Only With Your Love (Avon Historical Romance)
by Lisa Kleypas
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.99

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, a surprising emotional adventure., 6 July 2007
I found this book a very enjoyable read, the journey of the romance and action within the story was very well paced throughout, and kept the pages turning with anxious excitement of what happens next?
The characters are hansome and emotional at just the right gravity that you don't find frustrating, but captures your nerves nicely - Griffin was a strong appealing hero - when he has to fight to claim Celia from her cruel kidnappers I felt very envious...
This is a well written book by Lisa and one you will very much enjoy reading.


Love Only Once (Malory Novels)
Love Only Once (Malory Novels)
by Johanna Lindsey
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Mallory marvel, 22 Mar 2007
This is the second mallory story of JL's I have read. It's another great hit and I'm ever more excited to get my hands on the rest of her mallory books.

JL knows how to keep the romance junkies addicted.


Confessions of a Viscount
Confessions of a Viscount
by Shirley Karr
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I must confess I found it disappointing!, 16 Mar 2007
I was very excited at finally getting my hands on this much anticipated novel. I have read her last two novels and absolutely loved 'What an Earl wants', it had humour, passion,your adrenaline racing-a superb story and lovable characters I very much reccomend not to miss it's one of my fav books based on 19th century romance.

The follow up 'Kiss from a Roge', I found bland but ok even though it didn't have the delightful whit and zest of passion the other captured remarkably.

'Confessions of a Viscount'compared I'm afraid just left a sour taste in my mouth it didn't add up. The storyline was rather flat and very predictable and the characters lacked personality and passion I just couldn't connect with them. It is still a likable book to read but I was expecting a frilling whitty comeback to applaud.

Sorry Shirley but where has the enchanting whit gone?


Prisoner of My Desire (Avon Historical Romance)
Prisoner of My Desire (Avon Historical Romance)
by Johanna Lindsey
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a desirable book to read., 4 Jan 2007
I loved this book another smasher from JL that keeps you up all night reading as you can't sleep from the excitement of Rowena and Warricks turbulent love /hate passion for one another.

Both herroins are strong, enjoyable charaters you can relate to however I thought the villain Gilbert a disappointment at the end fight as I aspected more of a climax and for him to be more of an evil challenge like he was made out to be in the opening scene.But in saying this i still thoroughly enjoyed this book its a rollercoaster romance you will love and favor.


Dark Side Of The Moon (Dark-Hunter World)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Dark-Hunter World)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mystical read, 30 Nov 2006
I liked the dangerous and magical world of dark-hunters sherrilyn has created, this being the first out of her series i have read.

The story is made up of were-hunters-werewolves, Appollites-vamps who at age 27yrs are cursed to die or turn evil and become a Daimon, Daimons feed on human souls, the dark-hunters are powerful shape shifters who protect humans from the Daimons,and finally squires which are humans who pledge to keep the dark hunters from harm in daylight when their vulnerable from daimons. Each mystical species are ruled by a powerful god.

All of the above is quite alot to get your head round however this may be as i haven't read her previous novels, despite this the love story is very enjoyable. At it's most basic the story tells of a reporter susan who is human and doesn't believe in anything mystical. Suddenly she is caught up in the dangerous world of dark-hunters and Daimons all because of one stupid cat she gets stuck with whilst meeting her detective friend who warns her of the dark world humans are unaware exists. Susan feeling the whole thing is a prank is then shocked to find the naked man[Ravyn]in her lounge was her cat and little does she know she has just saved him from being catastrated. Ravyn is a were-wolf turned dark-hunter [after his family killed him for their villages masacre caused by his mates betrayal]lucky escape has led to a deadly dicovery that some how humans are helping their worst enemies the daimons through the police and now the dark-hunters are in great danger of being wiped out and when that happens the daimons will have one big human feast.

Ravyn and susan's impossible love grows in their battle to survive and both are surprised when the gods have destined them a way to be together -she as his mate.

Overall though it has a complex background this is a unique,very imaginitive read.

Note-you are left hanging at the end when it leads on to the dark-hunter god Acheron, you assume this will be her next book yet are not confirmed by any title of it.


Gentle Rogue
Gentle Rogue
by Johanna Lindsey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read., 30 Nov 2006
This review is from: Gentle Rogue (Paperback)
This is the first of the Malory stories i have read but i found this didn't matter. The story of James and Georgie falling in love was nicely enjoyable and it made me laugh too. The chemistry between the characters James being a typical rake who helplessly falls for the disguised, sharpe tongued Georgie yet does't like to admit it even after matrimony was very amusing. Georgie's medling brothers trying to prevent the couple freedom to be together kept you on your toes throughout. I loved this book it is definitely worth the read to all those looking for an enticing romance story.


Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)
Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)
by Kresley Cole
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.29

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It definitely gives you an apetite for kresley cole, 29 Nov 2006
This was a very tasty read which does give you an apetite to read more of her vampire books.This book reveals a preview of her follow up 'No rest for the wicked'which is good but i found not quite as tasty as this one.

This story is well cooked from start to finish i didn't want to put it down to eat my dinner. The electric attraction between Emmaline and Lachlain is wildly static.

You will find the male typically a strong sexual beast with a lot of built up testerone to fulfill. He also envokes your pity for him from his tortured past. The lady character is obviously frail and vunerable but surprisingly stands strong and heroic in her fight to live and her fear of Lachlains wild need-to force her to give in to desire that is meant to be.

The romance in this is delicious enough for all those passion fanatics to eat up and enjoy. Bon appettite.


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