Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review: The Forbidden Lady by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Forbidden LadyThe Forbidden Lady
by Kerrelyn Sparks
Published by: Avon Books
September 25th 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher

Rating: 5 Stars

     Another brilliant story by our beloved Kerrelyn Sparks.

     In this story we have Quincy Stanton, the bastard son of the Earl of Dearlinton (I hope I got that right as I don't have my book in hand right now ^_^). All his life Quin has felt unwanted and tried to make up for it by pleasing his uncle fearing he might abandon him too. After returning from England from an unpleasant stay with his father he is asked by his uncle to pose as a Loyalist in order to spy on them and learned the true reason behind the redcoats being on American soil. But what he didn't count on was on the fact that lovely Virginia Munro will step on his way and have more success than him.

     Ginny's widowed aunt Mary after being forced to marry a Loyalist against her wishes decides to take matters in her hands and convinces her niece to spy on the Loyalists to help the Colonials on their cause. After accidentally learning some useful information from a drunken Colonel (or was he a Captain?) and letting her aunt know of it, Mary relays it to Edward Stanton, Quin's uncle. When Quin hears of it hi knows is Ginny behind it and tries to convince her to let it be least she finds herself hanged.

     In the ensuing battle of wills Ginny and Quin find themselves attracted to each other and unwilling to let the other have its way.

     I loved this books plot. Very different to anything I've read and with a small twist of mystery. Although I knew who the bad guy was there was a time or two where I thought it was someone else.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: Kissin' Tell by Lorelei James

Kissin' Tell (Rough Riders, #13)Kissin' Tell
by Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders (#13)
Published by: Samhain Publishing
June 26th 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5 Stars

     Tell McKay, the most "less" McKay of the bunch trying to step out of the shadow of his family makes some big life decisions on his teens after being used multiple times by his crush Georgia "Hot Lips" Hotchkiss. When years later she comes into his life again will he be able to stick to does decisions or is he and will he always be unable to say no to the love of his life?

     Georgia just wants to get her job done and get out of Sundance, Wyoming as soon as the rodeo season is over. But before she goes she wants to show her ex that she has a new better life without him. To do this she employs the help of Tell and in the interim between the class reunion and her leaving she has to make the difficult choice of going back to her boring old life or stay in Wyoming with Tell and build a new one with friend and fun in her life.

     It is an explosive summer in which Tell and Georgia shows us that love when is pure and true can transcend live experiences and withstand the passing of time to give us time to mature. I love this story because it kind of reminds me of my own life (although without the hunk waiting for me back home ^_^). I really like Mrs. James' stories and I can wait for the next one that I'm hoping is Dalton's.

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