You always know what to expect – especially when reading romance novels – until suddenly you don’t. Kinda like life: it just happens. It’s messy and funny and absurd and surreal but never, not for one second, can you ever really be sure of what’s going to happen next. Our heroine, Parker, has to move home after a two year peacing-out which happened after her sister’s wedding. The same sister – twin sister, no less – who Parker caught doing the dirty with Parker’s boyfriend and who ended up marrying said boyfriend. Suffice it to say, Parker is a wee […]
This book is not my usual type, but frankly I am running out of historical m/m by authors I trust and this author was recommended on Goodreads, so I gave this a shot. From the Amazon description: When lonely artist Siôn Ruston retreats to the seaside village of Rosewick Bay, Yorkshire, to recover from a suicide attempt, he doesn’t expect to encounter any ghosts, let alone the one who appears in his bedroom every morning at dawn. He also doesn’t expect to meet his ghost’s gorgeous, flirty descendant working at the local museum… I loved this book. I fell in […]
So…This book wasn’t what I expected, not really. And that’s not a bad thing at all.
3.5 stars From Goodreads: Magic has broken free all over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human…and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. Dafne Maillouix is no adventurer – she’s a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne’s ability with languages, her way of winnowing useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until […]
This is book 2 in a trilogy and if you’ve not read Burn for Me yet, that’s where you really should begin. While you could begin the story with this one, you’ll get a better introduction to the story, characters and world-building if you start with book 1. It’s been a few months since the events of the first book, and Nevada has been practising her abilities, learning more about what she can do and how she can control them. She insists makes Augustine Montgomery agree to let her question a suspected serial killer of little girls, in order to […]
“Seven husbands. Which one did she love best? Which one was the real one?” This book had me turning the pages pretty quickly to find out what would happen next, and I read nearly all of it in one day. It tells the tale of Hollywood legend Evelyn Hugo, who escaped the humble beginnings in Hell’s Kitchen to live out her dream of becoming an actress in Hollywood. Born Evelyn Herrara, of Cuban descent, she is a blend of Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor as real life counter-parts. It begins in current day, with Evelyn supposedly selling off […]
From the Amazon description: Man about town Arthur Lawton spends his days pursuing entertainment while shoeshine Joe Sprat labors to better his family’s lives. When an argument about nature versus nurture sparks a wager, Arthur swears to a friend he can turn this working man into a gentleman who will pass at a society function. I loved this re imagining of My Fair Lady. It was sweet and funny, and boy did I like Arthur Lawton more than Higgins! I will admit beyond the music and the clothes and getting to look at Audrey Hepburn I am not a big […]
This was such a nice surprise. I expected a raunchy romance with a little bit of pirate stuff thrown in, but this is a proper adventure with sea battles, spies, and a lot of sailing talk, while still focusing on the characters. Kit has been struggling to fix his career with the British Navy after a disastrous voyage has tainted his reputation. He forced to accept a position as a valet just to get back out on the water. His bad luck holds when his ship is boarded by pirates and he is forced into their service. This is a […]