domingo, 6 de setembro de 2015

Free today on Amazon - Tracie Peterson

So, good morning, here a beautiful day in Lisbon, even though I can feel September settling in.
Now, if you're in the mood to just relax and read a Sunday romance, nothing better than logging into Amazon and choosing this particular book, why ?

Because when Sunday kicks in, there's a letting go of your troubles and a looking forward to the new week ahead, the sense that it can all start again, a new beginning of the continuing journey to be better and to do better.

This book is all about new beginnings and falling in love all over again, putting behind you what is bad and looking forward to what life has to offer, some good stuff for a change.
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Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves. Lydia, longing to put the memories of her painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt.

Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings two things she didn't expect. One is the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill. Second is the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life--and that of her child's--on the line.

quarta-feira, 22 de julho de 2015

The Scots Rule .... "Deception of a Highlander" Madeline Martin

When Mariel's parent's die, Mariel and her little brother have to fend for them self's. Living on the streets, with no money has been hard but they thrive on hope of better days.
But now, Mariel's brother is sick and nobody will treat him if she can't pay.

As his sole caretaker, Mariel's priority is to protect her brother but in the end without money they cannot survive in the streets. But there are always  vile people lurking in the dark and preying on to those who are desperate.

Now, to save her brother from the clutches of those who blackmail Mariel, she must perform the hardest task that has been put upon her and perhaps loose the one man her heart will love forever.

I have to be honest, when I arrived at the end of the third chapter, I really didn't care much for Mariel. I kept reminding myself that all she did was to save her brother and that M. Martin had a plan to turn around this character, to make me love her by the end of the book, so I carried on.
Really a surprising twist in a female character that starts out as a spy working for the enemy and turns out to be a kick ass woman of her time. You're forgiven Mariel.
The author induced a development in Mariel, hinting the why and at the same time showing that her actions didn't speak for her character. With battles, feelings for Kieran, and the faith she has in her heart, the heroin is a woman to be admired.

Now Kieran MacDonald is another story. He stood out of the pages and conquered my heart immediately.
Such an honorable soul, a hunk of a man, sweetness in his touch and love in his heart.
The author knew how
From London to Scotland travel with Mariel and Kieran to find out what it is like to be swept away.

segunda-feira, 30 de março de 2015

" The Blue Rose " A.M. Helen

Melissa Medina desperately needs this job to get the bills payed, now that her mom is sick again. Even though she is a fighter, she also knows that she was a victim in the past, but after raising herself from scratch she is not giving up now.

Alexander Kane has always believed that his father's money was cursed and that his life was to be lived in the limit, most importantly to be lived without love.
He has a past filled with bitterness, addictions, and heartache but when he sets eyes on Melissa he starts believing that it is possible to love and be loved, ultimately to have a true family.

Can this two lost souls overcome grief, deception and evil ?

Get in this wild ride and hold on because you will be swept away and in the end you'll be crying for more.

So, I wasn't expecting to be carried away by Melissa and Kane, I never saw it coming but loved the roller coaster ride from the first to the last page.

Melissa was the perfect insecure and kick ass girl that fights her ghosts with all her might.
The character was believable, well integrated in the plot and insecure enough to lead to a rising full grown woman with a loving heart, knowing her place to be beside a man she knows will break every barrier she has put up against the world.
There were times I wished she would cut some slack concerning Kane, be more aware of gossip and recognizing that it was all lies but I hope she will get there.

Now Kane is a different story, all together I believe that he might be a "real" man, always with a goal on his mind, knowing what he should go for and staying away from what he knows is destructive and useless.
The fact that the author leads us into a story of love at first sight, a millionaire that obsesses over a wounded girl, is not new, but what is refreshing is the balance between the dominating personality and the love that Kane puts in the relationship.

Other then the lovebirds, you'll find a set of interesting characters, from friends and family to villeins that I could eat their hearts out and I'm truly waiting for the outcome to be just that, justice.

Sometimes you'll find that maybe it happens all too fast and that the writing is rushed, leaping from one moment to another but that's a minor damage when you're already into the action and turning the page to find out what's coming next.

Overall I enjoyed this couple and loved this first book but let me inform you that you'll have to wait for another one coming soon .... I hope !
This romance is in my opinion for mature audiences but what made me give a five star on Netgalley is the fact that A.M. Helen knew how to work the "hot" scenes and make them part of  a hole creating a true love story with enough suspense to keep you going and with this I wait impatiently for the next book.

Publisher: Troubador Publishing -
Release date: February 1, 2015