Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sutherland's Secret (Highland Pride, #1)

Sutherland's Secret (Highland Pride, #1)
By Sharon Cullen

Terror reigns in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. As British troops obliterate the last traces of the Jacobite cause, Brice Sutherland, the Earl of Dornach, risks everything to arrange a covert escape route to Canada for his fellow Scots. But when he encounters a dying Englishwoman, hauntingly beautiful though scarred by manacles and unable to speak, Brice’s true courage is put to the test. Nothing but ruin could result from helping her, or worse: falling in love.

The pampered daughter of a marquess, Eleanor Hirst was the talk of the London season when she wed the Earl of Glendale. Little did she know that his posting as an officer in Scotland would be their undoing. Now her husband is dead and Eleanor is a fugitive in a hostile country. Desperate for help, she throws herself on the mercy of Brice Sutherland, a handsome Scottish warrior who should be her enemy. Instead, he cares for her tenderly, reviving her shattered spirit—and awakening urges unlike any she’s ever known.


5 Great Stars!

What a great read! I really loved this book! It was suspenseful, dramatic, action filled, and sexy as hell! I couldn't put it down, but had to clean the house before I went on vacation so it took me a tad longer to read, or I would have vegetated on the couch till I was done! 

I loved Eleanor! She was a wonderful heroine and her character growth was wonderful! Brice was a sexy Scot rivaling my love for Jamie Fraser! He was strong brave and honor bound! Yet vulnerable and so very loving at the same time! 

Great book and I am sure I will be reading more from this author!

Received a ARC from NetGalley for a honest review!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Forgotten Promises

Forgotten Promises
By Jessica Lemmon

Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.
It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.
He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.

Five Stars!

Wow! This was an intense read and I could not put it down once I finally got into it. At first I was like this is just not my book and then it picked up after chapter 2 and there was no stopping! This is a very intense story and deals with some very dark issues. Abuse to a child is a horrible thing and I can't even imaging the horror and lasting scars it leaves. Travis has a great deal of mental and physical scars and he wants to put an end to it ever happening to others. He is a dark hero, but his intentions and heart are so beautiful. I didn't like Morgan at first I thought her spoiled and dramatic, but she pulled herself up from that and became the catalyst to help Travis to start healing!

The last 25% of the book is nonstop and had me holding my breath! It is a great emotional evoking read! This is the first book I have read from this author and I am excited to see what other offerings she has!

Great great read! I received an ARC from NetGalley for a honest review.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Shattered Lies

Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Shattered Lies

She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone… Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways she could have never foreseen.


From the very first page, you are sucked into this story and can’t walk away. Each of the characters comes alive, and you slowly learn which one’s to hate and which one’s to love.  This book is an ARC, so there are some spots, which need work on, but over all this book has what it takes to be a number-one seller.

This is one of those books, which touches the heart, and opens our mind to the truths, which so many try to hide. The characters all feel so real you forget your reading a fiction story. The development of the story as a whole is complex, and you can tell the author did much research to make the story feel as real is it does.  The flow is perfect; the style of writing is very clear, which helps to make the story feel so real.

In my review, I normally go into the grammatical and punctuation errors I find, but since this is an ARC, and I expected to find some, but didn’t. I did how ever come across a few area’s, which need some work to make they flow and connect with the readers more.

Page 20 PDF format “Kate had raised the female from a foal.” Nobody who raises horses says female when referring to their horse it’s always mare. I run a small ranch where I own and board horses.

Page 46 PDF format “The foals were her fourth litter born to her in the last six years.” Nobody in the horse world would say litter… Cats and Dogs as well as pigs have litters…  to make this sentence flow and connect with the readers it should have read. “The foals were her fourth born to her in the last six years.” Just take out the word litter. Also on this page the sentence, which reads, “He was their pride of the farm – a show horse champion….  In all my years around horses, I’ve never heard anyone say it that way so in my minds and in the minds of most people who are around horses it should read. “He is their pride of the farm – a Champion show horse.”


Would I recommend this book to others? YES

Would I read other works by this Author? YES

Is this book a Novel or Novella? Nice length Novel.

Is this book priced correctly? The e-book price is alright, but the paperback book price is on the high side in my eyes, as I’m a budget buyer and won’t spend that kind of money on a book unless it was a hardback.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Submissive Seductions

Submissive Seductions
By Christine d'Abdo

Purchasing a Dom from a charity auction was the wildest thing Liz had ever done. The chance to bring her secret fantasy to life, to be a submissive—even just for one night—was worth any price. And Gareth was everything she wanted in a Master. He touched, he taught, he tantalized. He opened her world to pleasures she’d never imagined. But was it enough? 
After one night turned into a blurred-line relationship, Liz’s feelings for Gareth went beyond desire. Yet the kink, no matter how hot, had her wondering if she could ever have a normal relationship. Her Dom was a man with a tragic past and he’d put rules in place from the start.  If Liz chose to break them would she lose the intense passion she’d just discovered—as well as the man she loved?...


Three stars

I am a tad torn with this book. I really really liked it at first, but the I just stopped caring and I could not figure out why. It was interesting the journey she was taking to find herself. Then there was a time jump and I felt disconnected. It seemed like we never really get into Gearth's character he has no real warmth or feelings. He is like just there. He says he is messed up but he shows no real emotion just matter of fact like. Then a time jump again and all of a sudden she doubts everything she has ever wanted just by hearing someone else talk about how people who are into kink have something wrong with them. She spent the first part of the book saying how he lovingly treated her and wanted to protect her, but she believes these women.

This book had a great premise, but just didn't live up to what it could have been.

Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.