2017-04-16

A SEAL's Oath by Cora Seton

Hah That is some idea: Mix regency with sustainabilty. I love the plot.
To put SEAL in the title seems a sort of marketing twist, because those guys could have been anything. So,who seeks a military novel might be disapponted.
But I was greatly entertained.
First book in a series.
 

What is this book about?

Series; SEALs of Chance Creek, Book 1

Wanted: one wife, one baby. Love not required.
Navy SEAL Boone Rudman has six months to find a wife and get her pregnant or he’ll lose his chance to win 1500 acres of prime Montana ranch land. So when he discovers Riley Eaton living on his new ranch, all grown up from the tomboy she used to be, he decides she’ll do for his bride—whether or not she’s got other plans.
Riley Eaton quit her job, sold her car and moved to Chance Creek with her friends to pursue the dreams she’d put on hold for far too long. She has no idea her uncle sold the ranch out from under her—and has no plans to marry any time soon—but when Boone shows up, sexy as hell after fifteen years in the service, she begins to wonder if her priorities are all wrong.
When duty turns to desire, Boone launches a campaign to win Riley’s heart. But is it too little, too late? Or can he convince Riley to forget the past and create a future worth fighting for?

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Mail Order Secret: by Bess Hart

 Short story.
The crime plot is solid - and quite believable. The story started with some unusual twist, nicely done.
I most appreciate that the author wrote a "real" crime story and did not throw sex scenes in between. Nonetheless there is a love story in the background, decent and well worthy of grown-ups..



What is this book about?
 Katherine is speeding westbound in a monstrous, black steam train. She doesn’t believe in love and she never wants to have children. But, what she does believe in are second chances and new beginnings. So when she boards the train and leaves her past behind in Boston, she's relieved. Becoming a mail order bride wasn’t what she had planned. But now, a husband is waiting for her in Idaho, and by all accounts, he seems like a kind and honorable man—perfect for a mail order marriage of convenience. Luke is a born and bred pioneer. Despite his devastating smile and his ability to charm women, he decides to take a mail order bride from across the country. What she doesn’t know is that he, too, is hiding something he’s not sure she’ll accept. For both of them, conquering the West seems far easier than conquering love.

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2011-08-07

Lying Eyes by Amy Atwell

My review:
This book has it all: a challenging plot, characters full of life, a rabbit, crime and love.
In addition the author has a great voice.
I read all the night through, could not put the book down, before I had finished it.
Amy Atwell made me laugh and cry - as it has to be in a good book.

And as Cosmo, the heroine's father, has two other daughters, I look forward to read two more stories about this strange family.

What is this book about?
No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune’s daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo’s latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.
Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach of Mickey Kincaid, the sexy thief who claims he's only after her jewels.
Detective Kincaid is deep undercover and seeks Iris out because of her connection to Cosmo—he never expected to be so drawn to her. While working with Iris to find the elusive con man, Mickey learns a killer has Iris in his sights, and he must do everything he can to save her, without blowing his cover.
Mickey's put his life on the line before, but never his heart—and now he’s not sure which is more dangerous...

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2011-08-06

The Heart Moon by Tori Minard

My Review:
Tori Minard is a good observer and I loved all these details, she engaged to tell the story. The plot idea itself is very particular and compelling. The hero is a strong character and I liked it a lot when he had to deal wiith a certain dumbness of the heroine, which led her to defiance, when she'd better used her brain. - A minus (but this is my very personal view) is that Tori serves the overused cliché of the initial adversity between heroine and hero, trying not to fall in love with each other. Here I'd wish she would have chosen something fresher, less predictable. Who loves romance and believes in happy-ends, will love this book.


What is this book about?
Full length novel. Captured by fairies. When Laine encounters a gorgeous bad boy in a Portland park, she has no idea he's not human until her attraction draws her into Unseelie territory & she's captured for the period of one moon. Now she just wants to survive her captivity & go home. She doesn't want to fall in love with Roan, who offers protection, glorious sex & nothing more.

Freed by love. Roan Tanais is an Amaki - or fairy - who spends all his time hanging out with the Unseelie Court Gang, a vicious bunch he loathes. He's there to steal back the Tanais shield, a family talisman he believes can cure his brother of a deadly plague. The minute he recovers his Clan's property, he's out of there. The last thing he needs is prickly Laine Hamilton getting in the way, no matter how delectable she is.
 

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