I really enjoyed myself when reading this book.  The love between Billie and George was quite entertaining to read.  Especially when one's mother got involved.

Billie Bridgerton is not your average lady.  She's proud, courageous and prefers the company of the outdoors rather than sitting inside with the other women, as a proper young lady should.

Even with her unusual shenanigans, Billie is a well loved by everyone in the village. Especially by the family of the neighbouring estate, the Rokesby's, who welcomes Billie as one of their own children.

Children who come in the form of three men, two of which Billie used to run wild and free with as a child. The third one, however, cannot stand Billie and her lack of feminine charms.

George Rokesby cannot stand Billie Bridgerton.  He was always baffled by the fact that her parents allowed her to run wild all her life while never learning the proper way a lady was supposed to act.

George is convinced that Billie needs to get married and let her husband take her firm in hand.  His two brothers were always considered as candidates but never himself.  George has always had the image of a respectable woman becoming his wife and not the daring woman who seem to challenge him on everything he says.

Faith had a way of changing plans and in the most unusual of ways.  In this case, faith involved a tree, roof and a cat in the start of Billie's and George's romance.  Find out how the hate relationship turned into a love one in the first instalment of the Rokesbys Series, Because of Miss Bridgerton.

I had a blast reading this book.  I love how Billie always gave George hell, and yet he seemed to always come back for more.  George was the first born in the family.  He never had time to have fun like the rest of his siblings, he was always expected in lessons after lessons and to accompany his father in his business affairs.

George realised that fun was never in the cards for him and tried his best to be the perfect Earl, but he could not help but be a little jealous of his siblings for having the freedom that he was denied.

I did not instantly like Billie at first.  She seemed to place all the blame of her predicaments on something other than her.  I was quite vexed with her at the beginning, but as the book progressed, I liked her more and more.

George, on the other hand, I instantly liked.  He instantly tried to fix situations that need fixing, which is how he ended up on a roof. (You have to read the book to find out what happened).  The love story between Billie and George was beautiful and extremely nail-biting since they fell in love with each other, but did not realise it, making them both uncomfortable around each other.

Fans of Julia Quinn will more than appreciate her sense of humour and passion in this book.  This book had me up late at night with not a wink of sleep all because I just needed to know what happens at eh end of the book.  When I finally arrived at the end of the book, however, I was sad that the book had to end. The story of my life when I find a good book.


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This book had so much heartache, so much pain, so much injustice......I LOVED IT!  OMG, even with some weak parts this book had the right amount of everything plus more.

Lady Evangeline Stuart fell in love with a man who was right for her in every way. They had plans to elope together, but someone had other plans.  Kidnapped in the dead of night and forced to move away from her homeland, Lady Evangeline never lost hope of her love coming to save her.

Lord Hardly Fullerton was foolish enough to believe that a lady would want to settle for a second son such as himself. Hardly vowed never to be fooled by another woman again. Now the very woman who left him is back in his life and dares to tell that he was the one in the wrong.

What is really going on? Who is telling the truth? Find out in the 5th instalment of the Disgrace Lords Series, A Taste of Seduction.

This story was truly heartbreaking, especially in the ending. I'm still in disbelief about the what happened and why? Make sure to have a box of tissues near as you read this book.

The mysterious woman who is out to have her revenge (a generation late) on the scholars has had her hand mixed up once again in their lives.  Now the hunt has made a desperate turn since all but two of the scholars are married and need to catch their villain before someone they love gets seriously hurt.

The focus of the book as you can guess is focused on the history between the young lovers of Lord Hardly Fullerton and Lady Evangeline Stuart.  Their tragic past together is a key to figuring out who their mystery villainess was.

The only problem is, Hardly is determined to be as far away as he can be from Lady Evangeline.  Looking at her reminds him of how she was to be his wife and that her son could have been their son.  If only she had loved him instead of wanting a title.

Evangeline wants to help the scholars catch their villainess, because even with Hardly's rejection of her, Evangeline knows that the villainess might come after her and her son for what she once used to mean to Hardly.  Her deceased husband's journals might help to identify their villainess.

This book answered most of the questions we had from the earlier books in the series while making a bunch of new one's surface. This book was fast paced and very hard to believe at times.  It more felt as if +Bronwen Evans was telling us how the heroes felt rather than showing us.

An example of this was when Hardly and Evangeline were arguing about who betrayed whom and the only thing, to tell the truth, was a letter that Evangeline supposedly sent him.  Evangeline asked to see said letter and Hardly said sure.  I understand that this letter was mainly mentioned as an excuse for Evangeline to actually be in Hardly's house, but it was not really a believable reason.

If I was angry at someone and they sent me a note, that note would have been ripped and, burned or fed to the dogs if I choose to read it.  For all of Hardly being furious at Evangeline after all these years, you would think that the letter would cease to exist.  Not in this scenario. 

So having Hardly mention, time and time and time again that he despises Evangeline and wants nothing to do with her, yet he still has the letter that ended it all.  Is it not really believable once you think about it now does it?  Also the emotions in the book was not expressed as well as I would have hoped, especially since this is the second to last book in the series, yet even with all these cons I still enjoyed the book.

I'm so glad that they are closing in on the villainess and that this nightmare can finally be over.  But there is a huge plot twist in this book.  One that would have you itching to know what's going to happen next.


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It was so good to go back to The Little beach Street Bakery and meet the gang once again.  Even with the bad times that overcame them, it was still fun to go back.

Polly Waterford could not be happier. She lives in the small town of Mount Polbearne that she loves.  She runs a bakery where she is practically in charge of everything. And best of all, she lives with her boyfriend Huckle, who she is absolutely and totally in love with.  Live could not be better.

Yet a strong wind blow across the small town of Mount Polbearne, bringing trouble in its wake. Selina is a grieving widow, who can't seem to get over her husband's death.  Trying a new approach of getting better, Selina moves into the town her husband was born, raised and tragically died in.

Polly is embarrassed by something she has done to Selina in the past, but Selina does not know that Polly did her wrong and the two women become friends. 

Tragic things have happened to Polly which resulted in her losing control of her bakery, having to give her Puffin back to the bird sanctuary, and worst of all, it made her loose Huckle.  Feeling lost, confused and defeated, can Polly overcome this new obstacle in her life? Would she crumble under all the pressure?  Find out in the second installment of the Little Beach Street Bakery Series, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery. 

I was pleased to be back in Mount Polbearne with Polly and her crazy island of family. Polly is finally in a place where she is happy and content, but of course it does not last for long.Her problems started with a death and ended with a ring.  

In this story, Polly was kind of unfair with Huckle, but then the tables turned and it was Huckle who was unfair to Polly, which was nice, it created a balance between the two of them.

This book will make you laugh, it would make you cry, but all around you will have a good time.  When you read the book, please leave a comment on how much you've enjoyed the book (or not).

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OH SWEET GOD this book was awesome. Technically this series is about the Princes of Oxenburg, but this book was so good, I can forgive that this book was starring an Oxenburg Princess.

Having amnesia is not fun.  Having lost all memories of who you are or where you are is not anyone's idea of a fun time.  To make matters worse, was being hurt and having amnesia at the same time.

Luckily you were able to find a kind couple who took you in.  They give you a place to stay and food to eat, and in return, you help them with chores around the house. Sounds like a great deal right.

This is what happened to Tatiana Romanovin. She was grateful to the kind couple that took her in, but when she got back her memory, they started to think that she might be a little crazy.

Tatiana remembered that she was a princess and she was on her way to her cousin's wedding when her carriage was attacked by a gang of ruffians.  

Tatiana must send word to her cousin to assure her that she was alright and that she wants to come home.  But it's hard to convince her saviours that she was a princess since they never even heard about her country of Oxenburg.  Would she ever find her way back home?

Lord Buchan hardly leaves his manor since he badly damaged his leg in the battle against the French Navy.  Feeling abandoned since his fiance left him because of his injury, Buchan does not welcome anyone's company.

His only trip outside his manor was to have dinner in the local inn where he met the headstrong and beautiful Tariana. He was immediately intrigued by her and wanted to get to know her better.  Too bad she is extremely tight-lipped about her past.

Can Buchan find the answer as to why he was smitten with Tatiana?  Would Tatiana ever trust Buchan to help her get back to her family? Find out in the 2.5 instalment of The Oxenburg Princess, The Princess wore Plaid.

This was an amazing read that had me intrigued from page one.  From the proud man falling on a pathway to the very surprising and romantic end, I just craved more.

+Karen Hawkins sure knows her stuff when it comes to writing. Both characters were enjoyable to read and readers will instantly fall in love with them.  From the head-strong Tatiana who finds out that she has a lot of her grandmother in her to the proud Buchan who found the sensitive side of himself.

I can't find anything wrong with this story.  The series of events was placed just right to build suspense and drama.  It would not be a Karen Hawkins book without a bit of humour in it. One example was having a pampered Princess turn into a simple maid.  Tatiana was a good sport about it which made me like her as much as I did.

I totally recommend this book for you, and when you read it, please comment and tell me what you think!

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This book was okay, but not great. I was expecting it to go a lot better than it did, but I was confused during the course of the book.

Zoe Westin main purpose is to feed the people of her hometown of Fairview.  Her solution in doing this was to leave the high-class restaurant she used to work for and open her own Soup Kitchen.

Gut her father, the Fire Chief, is against her quitting her prestigious job and opening a Soup Kitchen in one of the bad parts of town. This made Zoe determined to make her Kitchen thrive to prove to her father that there are other methods of saying lives.

She seems to have been fighting a losing battle since her Kitchen desperately needed funding in order to stay open. The new volunteer might be a blessing or a curse to Zoe's Kitchen since he seems to bring an extra heat all his own.

Alex Donovan lives on adrenaline.  Anything that would get his heart pumping with this drug, he's game and working in a Soup Kitchen does not qualify for what he's looking for.

After getting into some trouble at work, Alex was confined to Zoe's Soup Kitchen, where he did not feel welcomed. If he failed to complete his community service, he would lose his job.  Alex is determined to half-ass the job just to get through it, but Zoe was not having that.

The two was butting heads at every turn until they came to a compromise.  A compromise that might benefit them both.  Can Alex and Zoe ever find a common ground?  Find out in the first installment of the Rescue Squad Series, Reckless.

I was not thrilled by this book.  Big gaping holes of explanations were left out and it made it impossible to connect to the characters. 

Zoe is terrified of taking chances, yet it was never fully explained as to why that was.  In a part of the book, Zoe said that she cannot take a big risk again, especially after what happened the last time.  All I could do was speculate as to what it was because it was not mentioned in the story.

Alex was the typical man with an attitude and character wise, he brought nothing new to the table that could differentiate him from all the other male main characters I've read before him.

I only finished the book because I thought that it would pick up in the ending (no such luck) and because I really like the author.  I really hope that the rest of the books in the series turn out better than this story.


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This book was a little difficult for me to follow along with.  Some of the words were unnecessary and I found myself skipping parts of the words on a page.  Yet, this was still a sweet story to read.

Pru has made it her job in life to make people happy.  Not all people, just certain select individuals.  The person she has her sight on to make happy at the moment is sexy pup owner, Finn O'Riley.

Pru has already put things in place now all she has to do was stick around long enough to see if her plan was working. The thing is, Pru had no plan of falling in love with Mr. Right.

She believes that she doesn't deserve love, at least not yet. Yet when Finn looks at her with his deep green eyes, her entire body tingles and shakes until all she can think about is her and Finn.

All Pru had to do is take the chance and go after Finn to find her own happiness. But a terrible secret is holding Pru back, a secret so big it might make Finn hate her forever.

Would Pru ever get over her fear and take a chance with Finn?  Would Finn accept Pru after she reveals her secret?  Find out in the first instalment of the Heartbreaker Bay series, Sweet Little Lies.

This is the first and hopefully last +Jill Shalvis book I have not enjoyed.  I was confused for most of the book and I could not help thinking that this book was a little bit rushed.  

My reason for saying this is that +Jill Shalvis does not cut corners when writing her books. She comes up with unique creative ways of expressing what her characters are feeling, but not in this book.  Everything was cliche and predictable. As I read the book, it felt as if I was reading a book from a different author, since all authors writing styles are like a signature.  And this signature felt forced.

I read the book all the way to the end and the ending was way too close to the ending of another one of her books, My Kind of Wonderful.  I really hope that the next book in the series is written with the high standards I expect from Jill Shalvis.

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Title: Play Maker

Author: Katie McCoy

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: June 6, 2016

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James Martin aka The Play Maker: international soccer sensation, owner of a drool-worthy body, and panty-dropping man whore.

He's the perfect one night stand.

And by one night stand I mean two night stand.

And by two night stand I mean three night stand.

Nicole Grant is living every girl's fantasy: a rendezvous with the sexiest Brit on either side of the pond. It's just one night, and that's fine with her. With her busy work schedule and a brother she's devoted to, flings are all Nicole has time for. No complicated feelings and no strings attached. Just hot sex.

James Martin is used to scoring -- on and off the field. His prowess in the game is rivaled only by his reputation in the tabloids. But after Nicole gives him the best hookup of his life, he experiences something new: a woman who isn't throwing herself at his feet, who knows all he has to offer and is still keeping her distance. Apparently there's a first time for everything.

James can't get Nicole out of his head. She's funny and she's irresistible. Nicole can't James off her mind. He's good hearted and he's sexy. Will their standoff end in a draw, or can this one night stand kick off something real?







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Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.


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