Archive for October, 2008

Millionaire To The Rescue

10/25/2008

Millionaire To The Rescue
Ally Blake
Harlequin Romance
186 pages
copyright: 2007
isbn: 0-373-03984-0

He had always been there for her…

Brooke Findlay visited agent Daniel Finch, only for him to tell her that her famous and once wealthy husband had squandered everything. She had the kids were left with nothing.

Danny came to their resuce, giving them a home in his luxary mountain estate. Brooke was shocked to discover the intense attraction simmering between them. It was clear Danny had feelings for her, but after all the heartache she’d been through–her husband’s lies, affairs, secrets–woudl she ever be able to trust a man again? Even a man as gorgeous and honorable as Danny.

My Review: I am absolutely loving this book, in fact I am almost done with it cause it has been a very fast read. This is one author I will try again and again. I like how the story just comes together.

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Shadow Of Death

10/23/2008

Shadow Of Death
William G Tapply
Mystery
321 pages
copyright: 2001
isbn: 0-312-99727-2

DIRTY–AND-DEADLY–POLITICS

Boston attorney Brady Coyne has just recieved a call from Jimmy D’Ambrosis, a Demoratic Party kingmaker and acting campaign manager for prosecutor Ellen Stoddard, who’s running for a Senate seat. She’s got a real shot at becoming the state’s first woman to hold the post, except for one thing: her husband Albert, a college professor and Brady’s occassinal fishing partner, has been acting strangly, and now he’s dissapeared altogether.

D’Ambrosiso wonders if Albert’s having a romantic dalliance with a coed, or if some other scandal is thretening to break. Either way, the campaign can’t be involved, so he wants Coyne to investigate and keep any thretening skeltons locked firmly away in the closet. But after Coyne uncovers evidence of murder, D’Ambrosio clamis client-attroney privelage and threteasn to have him disbarred if he leaks a word of the case to anyone. But Brady refuses to drop the case, and follows the trial to the little town of Southwick, New Hampshire, where an idyllic facade hides a terrible secret. And as the campagin draws to a climax, it seems that Brady Coyne has just been elected most likely to be the next to die.

Spun Tales

10/20/2008

Spun Tales
Felicia Donovan
Mystery
212 pages
copyright: 2008
isbn: 978-7837-1310-6

What a tangled web we weave…

Strong, sexy, smart, and stealthy–the ladies at the Black Widow Agency are back, bringing justice to wranged women like themselves, with thier trademark blend of computer forensics, surveillance technology, and women’s intuition.

In Spun Tales, Katie, Alexandra, Jane, and Margo find themselves playing bodyguard to an unpublished manuscript. Its famous author–whose controversial medical thrillers have made her a target for adoring fans, angry fanatacs, and powerful pharmaceutaical interests–is in need of some protection, too. But the Black Widows have a few other problems to untangle as well, like Alexandria’s mysterious disappearances and Katie’s unresolved feelings for her ex, Joe Kennedy.

My review:

This is a new author for me to read. This is a wonderful mystery that makes me wanting to know what happens next.

Midnight Sun’s Magic

10/18/2008

Midnight Sun’s Magic
Betty Neels
Contemporary Romance
288 pages
copyright: 1979
isbn: 0-263-19316-0

HOW TO CONVINCE JAKE-ANNIS NEEDED IDEAS!

Finding romance didn’t seem likely in a place like Spitzenbergen, so close to the North Pole. But when Annis went there for a short time to work, she found herself falling in love with a handsome Norwegian, though the affair was brief and disappointing.

So when Dutchman Jake van Germent asked her to marry him, Annis was more than pleased to accept. He wasn’t handsome, but he had everything else she could possibly want! He knew about her Norwegian, too, and Annis found that she couldn’t make Jake believe that she had married him for love…

Telex From Cuba

10/17/2008

Telex From Cuba
Rachel Kushner
Historical Fiction
322 pages
copyright: 2008
isbn: 1-4165-6103-x

RACHEL KUSHNER HAS WRITTEN AN ASTONISHINGLY wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro’s revolution—a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first Novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut.

Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom—three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child’s dream-world, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of grown-ups around them—the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence.

In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a caberet dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Maziθre, whose seductive demeanor can’t mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raϊl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane platation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of “yanqui” revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. If their parents manage to remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.

At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex. Kushner’s first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

Hometown Sweetheart

10/16/2008

Hometown Sweethearts

Victoria Pade

Silhouette Special Edition Romance

210 pages

copyright: 2008

isbn: 0-373-24929-2

FROM PASSIONATE STRANGERS…

Neily Pratt’s job was to determine wheather her elderly client’s grandson was fit to be her guardian–thats all. She was not supposed to notice Wyatt Grayson’s outrageous good looks. Or give in to the powerful-and-forbidden-longing he awakened within her almost from the moment they met.

 …TO SWEETHEARTS FOR LIFE!

Wyatt hadn’t come to Northbridge looking for romance. But how can a man resist temptation when it came in a seductive package like Neily? The beautiful, sexy social worker was making him rethink his solo act. But was Wyatt ready to leave his past behind and take a chance on love? There was only one way to find out?

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

10/15/2008

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai Sijie
Fiction
197 pages
copyright: 2001
isbn: 0-375-41309-x

An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller.

At the height of Mao’s infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for “re-education.” The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin—as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.

But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed.

From within the hopelessness and terror of one of the darkest passages in human history, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening and the magical power of storytelling.

Pink Ice (18+)

10/14/2008

Pink Ice
Susanna Carr
Erotic Romance
297 pages
copyright: 2006
isbn: 0-451-21955-4

A tale of three beautiful sisters-and the incredible pair of earrings that makes their hottest fantasies come true.

The stunning pink diamond earrings were guaranteed to bring out the bombshell in every woman. So Sabrina, Lindsay, and Nicole Graham pooled their cash and decided to share. Little did they guess that these perfect little baubles were going to make their previously tranquil lives utterly X-rated.

Seducing Mr. Darcy

10/14/2008

Seducing Mr. Darcy

Gwen Cready

Contempory Romance

374 pages

copyright: 2008

isbn: 1-4165-4116-0

In the second hilarious and sexy novel from author Gwyn Cready, a divorcée suffering from “carnal deprivation” has a racy one-night stand with one of literature’s most irresistible heroes — and learns that you really can’t judge a book by its cover.

Mr. Darcy just isn’t Flip Allison’s style. She prefers novels with hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly, high-tension longing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. That is, until she pays a visit to Madame K, who promises a therapeutic massage with an opportunity to “Imagine Yourself in Your Favorite Book.” Somehow, on the way to a sizzling sink-top session with a Venetian Adonis, Flip lands right in the middle of Regency England — and dangerously close to handsome Mr. Darcy. So close, in fact, that she discovers a side of him even Jane Austen couldn’t have imagined.

Waking from her massage, Flip is on top of the world and ready for her upcoming book club — that is, until she notices a new scene in which Darcy and spunky heroine Lizzy Bennet are arguing over…Flip Allison? Her rapturous liaison with Darcy has had disastrous consequences for Austen’s characters — not to mention millions of Pride and Prejudice fans! Flip has twenty-four hours to put the story back on course, and Magnus Knightley, a sexy but imperious scholar whose brooding good looks and infuriating arrogance are decidedly Darcy-like, is the only one who can help. The only problem is, Flip can’t keep her hands off him, either….

Accidental Princess

10/13/2008

Accidental Princess
Nancy Robards Thompson
Harlequin Silouttee Special Edition Romance
213 pages
copyright: 2008
isbn: 0-373-24931-4

ONCE UPON A TIME…

…a struggling single mother found out she was really a princess in disguise. Except Sophie Baldwin outgrew that fantasy a long time ago. She wasn’t sure she even believed in “happily ever after” anymore.

Until the handsome stranger showed up on her doorstep and whisked her away to an exotic kingdom.

Luc Lejardin had been dispatched to bring Sophie to St. Michaelto take the proper place among the French royalty. As next in line to the throne, she needed protection 24/7. But watching over the reluctant royal was proving Luc’s most challenging mission. How could he keep his mind on business when he wanted was pleasure…in the princess’s arms?