2016 Good Reads Challenge

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2016 Reading Challenge
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The Wild One Danelle Harmon
The Beloved One Danelle Harmon
The Defiant One Danelle Harmon
The Wicked One Danelle Harmon
My Lady Pirate Danelle Harmon
Secrets Of A Summer Night Lisa Kleypas
It Happened One Autumn Lisa Kleypas
The Devil In Winter Lisa Kleypas
Scandal In Spring Lisa Kleypas
A Wallflower Christmas Lisa Kleypas
Again the Magic Lisa Kleypas
Blackmoore Julianne Donaldson
Edenbrooke Julianne Donaldson
Longing For Home Sarah M Eden
Hope Springs Sarah M Eden
The Proposition Judith Ivory
One Wore Blue Heather Graham
And One Wore Gray Heather Graham
And One Rode West Heather Graham

The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior

Friday, January 29th, 2016
My Rating:

It was ok

Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Publication date: November 24, 2015
Series: Seduction Diaries #2
Pages: 348
Genre: Historical, Romance
Synopsis:
Free-spirited Lucy Westmore isn’t yet a spinster, although she fully intends to be. Fortunately, an eccentric aunt has left her both a diary detailing the secrets to spinsterhood and a cottage in Cornwall. Unfortunately, an insufferable marquess is angling for her prize! Turning Lord Thomas Branston down flat should be easy. So why does this man who won’t take no for an answer make Lucy’s body and soul sigh yes?

Thomas knows the real value of Heathmore Cottage, and he has no intention of letting some silly Society miss get her hands on it. He’ll simply have to charm Lucy into selling. But the clever young woman he encounters, first in London, then en route to Cornwall, stands stubbornly on her own two (quite lovely) feet. And now, Thomas can think only of sweeping her off them.


This book may contain explicit intimate scenes, so if you are not 18+ then I probably wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers.

My Opinion

I have never read a book penned by Jennifer McQuiston, so I don’t know if it was me or not, but it took me a bit to get into this. It just didn’t grab my attention from the start, like others do, which is why it took me 7 day to finish it, when I usually finish a 300+ page book within 2-3 days. The part that was extremely slow for me, is “Lucy finally arriving at Heathmore Cottage”. I just felt that dragged on too much for me. However I didn’t hate it – I did like the hero and heroine’s witty banter and flirtatiousness – , but I would probably put it in the category of “one time read”. Given the fact that I didn’t enjoy this book as well as the others, I will continue to try the others in this series, because who knows, maybe this one just wasn’t my cup of tea, but perhaps the others might be.

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Suddenly You

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
My Rating:

Loved it

Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publication date: January 1, 2001
Series: N/A
Pages: 375
Genre: Historical, Romance
Synopsis: She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn’t about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible, but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream.

Jack Devlin’s determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London’s most notorious businessman, refused to live by society’s rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected. . . but both soon craved.


This book may contain explicit intimate scenes, so if you are not 18+ then I probably wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers.

My Opinion

Amanda Briars is an accomplished writer in early Victorian era England, whom is only one week shy of turning 30. She has never known the passion of being with a man, so she hires a man for one night to rid her of her virginity. On the night of her birthday, an unknown man with black wavy hair and eyes so dark of a blue they are almost violet shows up on her doorstep. Regretting her decision, and thinking this man is the ‘hired’ male prostitute that she requested, she tries to turn him away, but Jack wont have any of it, making light and fun of the situation with his charming ways. Without divulging his full name and true propose for being there, Jack an Amanda have a passionate interlude, but he decides then and there that he won’t take her virginity.

Weeks later, Amanda attends a party, she stumbles upon Jack once again, finally learning of his full name and true nature – he’s a rake and publisher whom plays a bit dirty. She is yet appalled but yet still allured by him. He blackmails Amanda into letting him publish one of her earlier written works, if she doesn’t agree, he will tell of their passionate interlude. But he doesn’t just want Amanda’s novel, he wants her in a packaged deal. Not wanting word to get out about their one steamy night together, she agrees to his terms. From that point, Lisa takes you on a steamy passionate journey between Jack an Amanda that ends in a HEA.

I am sure this comes to no surprise that i loved this book. Lisa Kleypas can do no wrong in my eyes, all her books becomes a favorite of mine after I finish them an I treasure them for years to come. Jack was a bit of a rascal, I just loved him. He was so charming that he was deadly – with his twinkling mischievous eyes an grinning smile. I can see why Amanda fell for him, how could you not? He was just plum delicious in every way. Not only was he wickedly charming, he had a big passionate heart when it comes to people whom he truly cares about. This was just a great book from the beginning to the end, capturing your attention straight away, which I love when books do that. I hate when you have to read about 100 pages before you are like ‘Hey, this is gonna be so GOOD!’. As always, well done Lisa, you will always remain as one of my favorite Historical Romance authors.

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