One of Hoag's earlier works, a multi-thread contemporary romantic suspense set in Montana. Marilee Jennings, impulsively fleeing a life she's come to hate, arrives in New Eden to visit Lucy MacAdam, an old friend. And finds Lucy's dead, shot in a hunting accident. Here's the part where I, as book reviewer, have to decide what is a spoiler and what is only set-up. Mari's viewed by long-time locals such as sexy rancher J. D. Rafferty with disdain and suspicion. The valley's being taken over by wealthy outsiders and the traditional way of life that J.D. prizes above all else is threatened. Click for more...
It all starts with the 19th century pearl fishers in western Australia, and what one American man will do to gain possession of "The Pearl of Great Price". His greed spawns a generational rivalry that poisons two families. Richards nails the privations and dangers of the profession; she's clearly spent a lot of time in Australia and has delved into the national psyche...Click for more...
2/series. Another volume of the charming Jane Austen mystery spin-off; even the original author might enjoy these true-to-their-origin puzzles. Once again Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are faced with an unusual mystery when they bring Kitty, Elizabeth’s remaining unmarried sister, to London for the Season. Kitty makes a conquest in Mr. Dashwood, distant relative to the notorious, long-dead founder of the Hellfire Club, whose portrait still hangs in their ancestral home. Then Kitty’s charming would-be husband has a bizarre change of personality so sinister as to be unbelievable. But author Bebris will make you believe, with a spine-chilling scene that will keep you enthralled. A fun-filled, gently-written series; you don't have to be an Austin fan to enjoy these. This is a 4.5, and a series that could give you (at the rate I read, anyway) a long summer's weekend of pleasure. Read more reviews at www.nuts4books.com
Hart is a prolific writer of everything romantic from historical to contemporary (plus some horror; perhaps it's fair to say what she doesn't write? westerns? cookbooks?). She also writes in varying degrees of "heat". This novel tells the forthright, very hot story of an engaging woman with an amazingly unconnected husband, and what happens when she meets a man she feels drawn to. Yes, it's very sexy; yes, it's explicit; yes, Elizabeth goes places many of us might not ever go (but might really want to). And, yes, it's well done enough that it's a one-sitting read. It's a 4. The sex is 4+.
In the mid-1700's, St. Giles was notorious for gin shops, bordellos, and some of the worst poverty and violence in the city. Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, wants access to St. Giles; he offers Temperance employment. She refuses, and makes a counter proposal. Caire, intrigued by Mrs. Dews virtuous appearance, has plans beyond the immediate bargain they strike. But the dissolute lord, widely known as a man with unorthodox sexual tastes, does not know what secrets are being hidden by his pretty guide. With plausible motives, authentic details, and a plethora of steamy not-your-usual-technique sex scenes, you'll enjoy this historical romance, one of many by this New York Times best-selling author.
It's a 4; sex is a 4 as well. More book reviews can be found at www.nuts4books.com
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