Book Description

 Her heart was guarded…

Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr Lena O’Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she’s determined that this is what she deserves…

Until he tore down the walls…

Mason Langley’s life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expected to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of scrubs. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to shake the doctor, and he finds himself liking the way she makes him feel.

Almost over night Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly, she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it’s better to be alone and safe than to love and lose…

Review

The bad news first: There were some serious editing, spelling and grammar errors. I do not usually stress out about these issues, but there were a few times in this book where I was left wondering at the meaning of a sentence. The issues were consistent throughout. Too and to were switched in meaning through the entire book, and we had the usual your and you're issues that so many writers seem to have. These were just the two errors that I can think of off the top of my head, and there were a fair few more.

The very good news: This book was excellent!!! It was so worth muddling through the errors to witness the story within. The point of view was freshly unique, and the story flowed beautifully. There were some truly original, and sweet scenes that rate up there as some of my favorite ever. Ella Frank has been gifted with a subtle style, and I don't think I have ever read better love scenes EVER!!! They were the perfect blend of scorching hot yet tasteful, and I wanted to be Lena so many times ;)

With a good editor that stuck to just working on technical issues and stayed away from the story itself this book could be rated with any mainstream novels out there today.


Synopsis

After having her heart broken, Lily Carver ran north to manage an upscale resort-and back to her longtime friend Sam Denning. Though she's well aware of how hot Sam's become, she refuses to risk her heart again. No matter how incredible his kisses make her feel...
Sam's been in love-and lust-with Lily since the summer they met. When he finally shows her how much he wants her, Lily can't resist his seduction. But Sam's a forever kind of guy and she's only interested in short, painless relationships.
Lily thinks she can protect both their hearts with a short affair to let their passion run its course, something where they both know the rules and can explore the sparks between them without getting burned. But their best-laid plans are put to the test by their undeniable attraction-and by a secret Sam's been keeping from Lily that could ruin everything.

Review

Something So Right is the familiar story of a heart so broken and bruised that it's owner will not take another chance on love. In this case Lily is so determined to set boundries that she has become quite mercenary about them. Sam is deeply in love with her and has finally given up fighting the attraction for the sake of saving their friendship.
We see these themes quite often in the romance world but Elyse Mady has managed to give the story it's own charisma. This is helped along by the imagery of the beautiful and remote setting which lends to the touching and sweet story.
All in all a pleasant read.



His music holds back the night, but time is running out.

Silent screams echoed in the deep. Visions taunted, too late. Jimmie paid the price and keeps his secret close. He longs for redemption but Death changed everything.

For Ember Grace high school is her world to command. But when her best friend turns on her, Ember struggles to understand as heart-wrenching memories intrude.

Something guides Jimmie’s hand and the music flows and commands, unleashing fearful events that threaten all he knows and loves. The answer lies in the deep, for hunger feeds on fear and the beast is far from sated.

Forged in an agony of a painful shared past, Jimmie and Ember’s link grows but will it be enough to save the town, save themselves?

And something lurks in cold still waters, waiting to change everything.

November Knight is the epitome of a sleeper hit! A powerful piece of  young adult storytelling from an author that unabashadly delves deep into the teenage mind and heart of Jimmie Knight.

Michael J. Pollack's writing is smooth and clean with an easy flow. Very often in YA there are cringeworthy moments as the author invariably tries too hard to capture youthful repertoire. There is not a single hint of that in November Knight and the essential core of what it is to be a teenager is captured perfectly.

November Knight is a beautiful harmony of character and plot driven story line that few authors can pull off. The concepts were all wonderfully unique and the characters well developed and complex.

Jimmie Knight's quest for redemption from a guilt he has owned since the age of twelve brings him back to the place where it all started. A place where he must face his demon and fight for not only his soul but for the nineteen others that are in jeopardy of being lost forever.

I truly do not have the words to explain just how wonderful this story is. I fell in love with Jimmie and then Ember. I was positively gripped by the tale and I was sad to say goodbye when it ended. It is a truly poignant story, as well as action packed and an edge of your seat thriller to boot. If I had to describe it in one word which is practically impossible I would have to use the word gripping even though it is so much more.

Another series where I will be waiting in HUGE anticipation for the sequel and yes there is going to be a prequel too. The prequel called The Bone Voyager's will hopefully be coming out very very soon. It is the story of the characters Renee and Marshmallow Chris from November Knight.

Available October 4th

A story of paranormal passion from the author of the Big Bad Wolf series! From the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf paranormal romances, a brand-new novella in the world of the Lost Angels. For millennia, the archangels have searched for their destined mates on earth. Now they are beginning to unite, but for Angel, it is a time of danger and fear. For with the Culmination these unions will bring about, her true nature will finally be revealed—opening her to an impossible desire, and exposing her to the one man she desperately craves…. Look for Avenger’s Angel, the first full-length book in the new Lost Angels series from Heather Killough-Walden, on sale November 2011.

In Alway's Angel Heather Killough-Walden has created the perfect primer for her riveting new Lost Angel's 

series. Much more than a primer however, Angel's story is riveting, and I absolutely fell in love with her.

There is a palpable sense of mystery and power that emanates from the character of Angel. It is clear that

 she will be playing a central role in the end game and there are elements that would prefer that she did not

 make it there.


 The interesting thing about Heather Killough-Walden's writing style is that she is completely

 unbiased. It is practically impossible to tell which point of view you are reading from. We all assume as

 reader's that the goal of our heroine is goal of good and ensures the correct outcome in the fight against evil.

 It is clear however that when it comes to HKRW there are no gaurantees. HKRW's plot is far thicker than it

seems on the surface and as much as we think we are seeing there is so much more going on in the depths. I

am left deeply intrigued and ravenous in my wish to see the whole picture as it unfolds in the four books to  

 come.

One of the many things I love about HKRWs writing is her ability to create well rounded characters chock

 full of personailty. As it turns out Paranormal creatures are people too! They might not be human but after

centuries of life on Earth they too have learned to enjoy the creature comforts we all do. It just goes to show

that everyone needs a warm bed and a hot chocolate sometimes...Yes even Angels!

Alway's Angel is most definitely worth the read! I am so looking forward to finding out exactly what the roles of The Morning and The Evening Star's are in this tale. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!

Sting is without contest my favourite poet of our time! Yes his poetry is set to music and he is considered a musician by most. His lyrics however speak for themselves, and there is no doubt that above all else Gordon Sumner is a poet. His poetry is deep and soulful, the beauty of which is matched by no other. Those that have not had the priviledge of discovering his poetry can find all his lyrics on http://www.sting.com/

The Book Of My Life
Let me watch by the fire and remember my days
And it may be a trick of the firelight
But the flickering pages that trouble my sight
Is a book I'm afraid to write

It's the book of my days, it's the book of my life
And it's cut like a fruit on the blade of a knife
And it's all there to see as the section reveals
There's some sorrow in every life

If it reads like a puzzle, a wandering maze
Then I won't understand till the end of my days
I'm still forced to remember,
Remember the words of my life

There are promises broken and promises kept
Angry words that were spoken, when I should have wept
There's a chapter of secrets, and words to confess
If I lose everything that I possess
There's a chapter on loss and a ghost who won't die
There's a chapter on love where the ink's never dry
There are sentences served in a prison I built out of lies.

Though the pages are numbered
I can't see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

There's a chapter on fathers a chapter on sons
There are pages of conflicts that nobody won
And the battles you lost and your bitter defeat,
There's a page where we fail to meet

There are tales of good fortune that couldn't be planned
There's a chapter on god that I don't understand
There's a promise of Heaven and Hell but I'm damned if I see

Though the pages are numbered
I can't see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

Now the daylight's returning
And if one sentence is true
All these pages are burning
And all that's left is you

Though the pages are numbered
I can't see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life


Available 09/12/2011

Lucinda Darling thinks she's ready to get married.
Even though Donald doesn't give her butterflies, the heiress is ready to make her marriage work. She's got the dress, she's at the church and her fiancé...is making out with his ex. So Lucinda stuffs her tulle skirts into her tiny sports car and hits the road...only to have her car break down.
Jake Parker knows he's not ready to settle down.
But Grandma Hattie is sick, so, to make her happy, he's returning home to find himself a fake fiancée. When Jake rescues Lucy from the side of the highway, she goes from runaway bride to temporary fiancée.
Lucy hopes to escape the public eye in small-town Georgia, but she doesn't expect to fall for Jake's charming hometown, let alone Jake himself. Soon Jake and Lucy both start to wish their lie were true. But Lucy knows she must stop their pretense before Jake's family-and her heart-are hurt so badly they'll never recover.

Just A Little White Lie was everything I wanted it to be! Lynnette Halberg fulfilled all my most romantic wishes all the way to the happily ever after. For some reason every time I try to find the words to describe my experience in reading this book I get the image of warm apple pie with  a serving of fresh vanilla ice cream. This could be the reason I have been trying to write this for two days in an attempt to come up with any other description except for warm and sweet with wonderful spicy notes of intrigue served with a cool splash of fresh, creamy vanilla down home goodness.

Suffice to say I enjoyed this book, and I particularly enjoyed Lucinda's character. It was refreshing to read a character that is rich beyond believe with such a sweet and caring personality. One that has no care for social standing or putting on airs, but instead cares deeply about people.

This was the first Lynnette Halberg novel I have read and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.



He learned he was going to be a daddy the same day his parents’ murderer was set free. But Detective Ash Kendall was determined to keep it together. After all, one woman was at the center of everything, and Rachel Stevens had a lot of explaining to do.
The lovely DNA profi ler had no idea her evidence would reopen Ash’s old wounds. Despite all they’d been through, she hadn’t stopped loving the man who just found out he was going to be a daddy. And with someone desperate to keep the secrets of the Christmas Eve Murders hidden, Ash was the only man who could protect Rachel and her baby.

I have a not so secret confession to make! Harlequin books are my guilty pleasure. On the days where I just want a nice romantic interlude and a smile on my lips I usually turn to a Harlequin novel. The first thing I noticed about Harlequin novels when I first started reading them is that they get a bad rap. There is more to a Harlequin novel than meets the eye. The writing is usually of a high standard and the storyline is far deeper than one would suspect.
Detective Daddy is no different, the story was quite indepth and intriguing, I found myself zooming through every delicious tidbit to find out what happened and at the end of it I was left with my usual happy afterglow.
There was only one thing that irked me about the book besides the usual uninspired title and that was that there was an essential part of the storyline that was not resolved in the end. Now I do understand that not everything in life requires a perfectly happy ending but in this instance I felt the characters involved deserved a better resolution.

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