Romance Review: An April Bride by Lenora Worth

An April Bride (A Year of Weddings, #5)An April Bride by Lenora Worth
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B00DL10IHA
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 25th 2014
Number of pages: 140
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

War changes everything . . . even their love.
Bride-to-be Stella Carson can’t wait to marry her longtime sweetheart Marshall Henderson. But Marshall has been away serving his country and after suffering a head wound and being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, he has distanced himself from Stella by asking her not to visit him in a Washington, D.C. hospital.
Marshall returns to Louisiana just four weeks before the wedding, but as the big day draws near, Stella wonders if the man she’s loved for most of her life still wants to marry her.

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Review:

I was disapointed with this book because Stella and Marshal were not likable to me and everything they did rubbed me wrong. She had trouble understanding his difficulties after years serving his country, but he lost his memory and has no idea who she is.

Another problem for me was the rush to the wedding when he was just now getting his life back together and trying really hard to connect the dots in his glimpses of the past. I don’t think this was the right time for start a new life together. I understand they were planning and loved each other before, but a little time waiting wouldn’t hurt anyone. Stella seemed lost in everything and didn’t help.

So this book was not for me.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride 
#4 – A March Bride
#5 – An April Bride
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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Romance Review: Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak

Come Home to Me (Whiskey Creek, #6)Come Home to Me by Brenda Novak
Series: Whiskey Creek
Publisher:
 Harlequin
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 0778315916
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 25th 2014
Number of pages: 416
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

When Presley Christensen returns to Whiskey Creek with her little boy after two years away, she has completely changed her life. She’s made peace with her past and overcome the negative behavior that resulted from her difficult childhood. Now she’s back in the small town that was the closest thing to home she ever knew;the town where she can be with the sister who’s her only family.

There’s just one catch. Aaron Amos still lives in Whiskey Creek, at least until he moves to Placerville to open a branch of the Amos brothers’ auto body shop. And no matter how hard she’s tried, Presley hasn’t been able to get over him. Seeing him again makes the longing so much worse. But she hopes she can get through the next few months, because she can’t fall back into his arms;or his bed. She’s come too far to backslide now. And there’s a secret she’s been guarding;a secret she’ll do anything to protect.

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Review:

This story was not what I expected. This series always makes me cry in a good way, but in this book I couldn’t connect with anyone and that left me a little unsatisfied. With also got way to much side story, and that has never happened before. I was not happy with the way Cheyenne handled her problems and it felt like a betrayal to me. I loved her book and it was not necessary to me the way she acted.

The real story was more of the same with Presley still in love and now she decided to move back home, so her sister can help her. The problem is super simple, Aaron the father of her baby is still in town and of course it didn’t take a genius to see the huge disaster ahead.

I liked this couple, but didn’t the way the author chose to simply forget about their problems with drugs, Presley we can see suffered a lot to get back on her feet and start over, but not in one moment is mentioned what Aaron did, when in the previous books we can see he was worst them her with addictions. I wanted to know more about the way they changed in this past two years. but that’s only me.

 

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Series in Order

#0.5 – When We Touch
#1 – When Lightning Strikes

#2 – When Snow Falls
#3 – When Summer Comes
#4 – Home to Whiskey Creek
#5 – Take Me Home for Christmas
#6 – Come Home to Me
#7 – Untitled

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Erotica Review: His to Possess by Opal Carew

His to Possess (His to Possess, #1-6)His to Possess by Opal Carew
Series: His to Possess
Publisher:
 St. Martin’s Griffin
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 0312674643
Genre: Erotica
Release date: March 18th 2014
Number of pages: 256
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

Jessica’s life was in ruins…until she met him.

Standing in the rain feeling lost in a new city, with no job and no prospects, she’s about to give up. Until Dane Rainier pulls up in his limo and offers her a ride—and sweeps her into the life of her dreams. Now she has a high-powered job and is having the best sex of her life, exploring her submissive side under the masterful hand of a gorgeous billionaire.

But there’s a part of her that’s still holding back. Because the truth is, she’s never gotten over her ex-boyfriend Storm. A heavily muscled, motorcycle-riding rock musician, Storm couldn’t be any more different from Dane… and she just can’t get him out of her head.

Now Storm is about to reappear and turn her whole world upside down. Both Dane and Storm make her body burn to be possessed, but will her indecisive heart cost her the love of both men?

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Review:

I had a hard time with the story, especially the finale, so the rating was really difficult to me. I liked the build up and the couple, only a few actions made things awkward to me. I was well aware this was an erotica, but the girl is in love with one guy and their sex is amazing, but out of nowhere his brother shows up and thins became a little complicated.

For me the big issue was Jessica no knowing what brother to date, it was clear the reality and their emotions, so she a little unstable to me, because of that. I liked seeing Dane and Jessica together, but Storm to me was not a good guy and deserved to disappear for the drama he caused.

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Romance Review: The Real Thing by Brenda Jackson

The Real ThingThe Real Thing by Brenda Jackson
Series: Westmoreland
Publisher:
 Harlequin
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 0373733003
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 4th 2014
Number of pages: 192
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Summary:

What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? Find out in this Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews—and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he’ll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossible. A Westmoreland always keeps his word, but how long before Adrian turns this fake affair into something real?

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Review:

These Westmoreland cowboys are extra hot material and make all girls swoon, but in reality Adrian is an executive and have nothing to do with the guy on the cover. That made no difference for me because I love those Westmoreland’s. I was a little lost with his connection in the family and I think a guy with the names and marriages would be extra helpfull since this series is a long one.

But the couple was nice together and I loved watching Adrian comes to the rescue. He is a nice guy, but Trinity needed something more than just a pretend relationship and we can see that Adrian is falling for her really fast. She wants to be independnte and didn’t helped.

I liked the book, but the story was more of the same, nothing too extraordinary. I like the way Brenda introduces the new guys on this family and I love a family series.

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Series in Order

#1 – Delaney’s Desert Sheikh
#2 – A little Dare
#3 – Thorn’s Challenge
#3.5 – Tis the season… for romance
#4 – Stone Cold Surrender
#5 – Riding the Storm
#6 – Jared’s Counterfeit Fiancée
#7 – The Chase is On
#8 – The Durango Affair
#9 – Ian’s Ultimate Gamble
#10 – Seduction, Westmoreland Style
#11 – Spencer’s Forbidden Passion
#12 – Taming Clint Westmoreland
#13 – Cole’s Red-Hot Pursuit
#14 – Quade’s Babies
#15 – Tall, Dark… Westmoreland!
#16 – Westmoreland’s Way
#17 – Wrapped in Pleasure
#18 – Hot Westmoreland Nights
#19 – What a Westmoreland Wants
#20 – A Wife for a Westmoreland
#21 – The Proposal
#22 – Feeling the Heat
#23 – Texas Wild
#24 – One Winter’s Night
#25 – Zane
#26 – Canyon
#27 – Stern
#28 – The Real Thing

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Romance Review: Seducing His Princess by Olivia Gates

Seducing His Princess (Married by Royal Decree, #3)Seducing His Princess by Olivia Gates
Series: Married by Royal Decree
Publisher:
 Harlequin
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 9780310338680
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 4th 2014
Number of pages: 192
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Summary:

He will reclaim her in this scorching Married by Royal Decree novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Gates

Mohab Aal Ghaanem once had Jala Aal Masood…and lost her. Now, as a new king, he can end the explosive feud between their kingdoms, and fulfill his parting pledge to the princess of Judar…that he would make her his wife.

Marry Mohab? Six years ago, the prince risked his life to save Jala, igniting her desires…only to betray her trust. Now the ruthless seducer is forcing her into a sham marriage. Will it mean a second chance with the man she still craves…or heartbreak when all their dark secrets are revealed?

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Review:

I had one problem with book, the story is a spin-off from a previous series of the same author, but in several moments some moments of the past were quoted and it got me a little confused. It felt strange for me to read a follow-up, without knowing there was something previous affecting the way Jala think and act.

I liked the couple and thought it was super cute to follow them reconnect. Mohab was a nice guy and an extra hot special ops kinda guy, but now he just became a king and needs to marry Jala, because he loves her. See he’s cute, but Jala needed a little push in the right direction, and her brother did that so well.

They had a rough path, but we can see that in reality there’s more chemistry between them than ever, they just need to find some time to discuss feelings.

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Series in Order

#1- Temporarily His Princess
#2 – Conveniently His Princess
#3 – Seducing His Princess

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Paranormal Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L Armentrout

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements, #0.5)Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Publisher:
 Harlequin Teen
Format:
 freebie
ISBN: B00DPAFPQG
Genre: Paranormal
Release date:  December 1st 2013
Number of pages: 105
Source: bought

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Summary:

Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again…

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Review:

I decided to read this novella closer to the release of the first book, because if I liked the waiting would be smaller. But this couple was cute and they made a great adventure together. I liked knowing more about Dez and even some of the stories behind this world.

For me the best part was that Justine and Dez knew each other for years, so in reality they were half in love before the mating. Dez needed to share more about his disappearing act, but their time together was really nice.

This was just a prequel but I really liked the way some of the information was shared. This is a completely different story and I loved the gargoyles, they are fun and very normal, after this first glimpse of the new world, I have to say Jennifer caught me again.

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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Bitter Sweet Love
#1 – White Hot Kiss
#2 – Stone Cold Touch
#3 – Untitled 

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Romance Review: A March Bride by Rachel Hauck

A March Bride (A Year of Weddings, #4)A March Bride by Rachel Hauck
Series: A Year of Weddings
Publisher:
 Zondervan
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 9780310338680
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 25th 2014 
Number of pages: 120
Source: NetGalley

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Summary:

Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign that their love is not meant to be.
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, her heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God’s plan for her.
Nathaniel would do anything for his bride-to-be. But he knows his position requires that she give up a lot to be with him. Her life will never be her own — right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won’t return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.

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Review:

This is novella is actually part of another series, but you can read without a problem that I understood everything so nothing was lost. After reading this novella I decided to start the other series, like I don’t have enough in my plate, but I found Nathaniel so cute, he made the story for me, his fight for a change and the way he treats Susanna was too sweet. Susanna had to change a lot after accepting Nathaniel wedding proposal, especially since his a King.

But I loved the way her family decided to help, but not impose and how Nathaniel family was there for him. This couple just needed a remember of how they are and their moments together made it so perfect. I loved that Susanna decided to think first about making a huge decision she was uncertain. Loved their families and this couple was too cute to be true.

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Series in Order

#1 – A December Bride
#2 – A January Bride

#3 – A February Bride 
#4 – A March Bride
#5 – An April Bride (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)
#6 – A May Bride (Expected publication: April 22nd 2014)
#7 – A June Bride (Expected publication: May 27th 2014)
#8 – A July Bride (Expected publication: June 24th 2014)
#9 – An August Bride (Expected publication: July 29th 2014)
#10 – A September Bride (Expected publication: August 26th 2014)
#11 – An October Bride (Expected publication: September 23rd 2014)

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