I have a guest review of On the Move (A Harlequin NASCAR Book) by Pamela Britton up at The Good, The Bad and The Unread today. Sadly, this book didn’t work for me.
I started reading the Harlequin NASCAR books a couple of years ago. I know Sybil will tell you it’s because I’m a redneck, but the truth is, I’m not a fan of NASCAR in real life. I’ve been to the sprint car races a couple times (mostly in high school) but that’s the extent of it. I generally find the action to be a good backdrop in these novels, though. Not enough that I’m now going to start following NASCAR, but still..
This book is available from HQN. You can buy it here or here in eBook format.
Tagged: Guest Reviews, Holly's Reviews, HQN, HQN Books, Nascar, Reviews, Sybil Rocks, TGTBTU
It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Series: Chicago Stars #1
Also in this series: Natural Born Charmer, This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5), Dream a Little Dream
Published by Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 14th 2013
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The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars' head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despises—a meddling bimbo who doesn't know a pigskin from a pitcher's mound.
So why is Dan drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does the coach's good ol' boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied . . . and ready to fight?
The sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious "prequel" to This Heart of Mine—Susan Elizabeth Phillips's New York Times bestselling blockbuster—It Had To Be You is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps.
I have a guest review for It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Book 1 in the Chicago Stars series, up at The Good, The Bad and The Unread.
Check it out..
This is one of those novels that’s really hard to grade. I absolutely loved it while I was reading it, but once I finished I realized there were a lot of flaws with it. The hero is an ass, the heroine plays dumb and uses her looks to get ahead in the world and the secondary characters are all football players. Oh, wait, that’s actually a point in it’s favor. Mmm, football players. But I digress. The point is, though it’s flawed, it’s still a well written book that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.
Curious about the two covers? Read what SEP had to say here.
This book is a re-issue from Avon. You can buy it here or here in e-book format.
Tagged: 4.0 Reviews, Avon, Chicago Stars, Contemporary, Holly's Reviews, Reviews, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Sybil Rocks, TGTBTU
Black Silk by Sharon Page
Series: Rodesson's Daughters #2
Published by Kensington Publishing Corp.
Publication Date: April 1st 2008
Genres: Fiction, Erotica
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Maryanne Hamilton had expected to be shocked, but the wanton orgy she finds in Mrs. Master's salon makes her wonder if she has walked into hell. Desperate to escape, she comes upon the master of sin himself--Lord Swansborough. Fascinated by his nakedness, she longs to touch every inch of his long, hard body. And when he bids her come near, she quickly surrenders to his wicked promises of carnal pleasure and sensual ecstasy. . .
Praise for Sharon Page and her novels. . .
"Strong, character-driven romance. . .touching and emotional. . .extremely sensual and erotic." --Romantic Times
"How do you have an orgasm without sex? Read Sin by Sharon Page. . .delicious, delightful, decadent, and dazzling."--Just Erotic Romance Reviews (Gold Star Award)
"Sinfully delicious. Sharon Page is a pure pleasure to read."--Sunny, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Moon (anthology) and Mona Lisa Awakening
"Blends history, emotion and hot, hot, hot sex. . .blazing erotica within an amazing love story." --Kathryn Smith, USA TODAY bestselling author of Night of the Huntress
"Scorching love scenes to make you sweat and an intriguing plot to hold it all together." --New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell
I have a guest review up at TGTBTU for Black Silk by Sharon Page.
This novel was a pleasant surprise for me. It’s a historical, which I didn’t know until I started reading it. I fell right into it, despite the fact that I generally avoid historical erotica novels. The plot was surprisingly deep for the way it started out (I thought it was just going to be a quick, light erotica) and the characters were well drawn and deeper than it seemed at first glance. From the first page I was hooked and couldn’t walk away.
Tagged: 4.25 Reviews, Erotica, Guest Reviews, Holly's Reviews, Kensington Aphrodisia, Reviews, Rodesson's Daughters, Sharon Page, Sybil Rocks, TGTBTU
We’re discussing the various Quacks that enter contests over at TGTBTU today.
Have an opinion about Contest Whores, eBay Bitches or Sybil’s Socks? Head on over and let us know..
Tagged: Guest Blog, Holly Says, Sybil Rocks, TGTBTU
To Pleasure a Lady by Nicole Jordan
Series: Courtship Wars #1
Published by Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: January 29th 2008
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Nicole Jordan spins a delectable tale of wit and exquisite sensuality in this mesmerizing Regency romance, the captivating first in a dazzling new trilogy, The Courtship Wars.
Marcus Pierce, a strikingly handsome aristocrat with a wicked reputation, inherits guardianship of Arabella Loring and her two younger sisters–and immediately declares his intention to marry them off. But gorgeously defiant Arabella sparks frustration–and something deeply erotic–in Marcus. After matching both wits and swords with her, Marcus concludes that this beautiful and formidable foe must be his.
Having sworn off marriage and men, Arabella wishes to be left alone to run her finishing school for young ladies. To that end, she boldly accepts Marcus’s intimate challenge: If he can woo and win her within two weeks, she’ll take her place in his bed as his wife. However, if she can resist his considerable charms, the Loring sisters will be granted their independence. Thus an extraordinary game of seduction begins. . . .
From the Paperback edition.
I have a guest review up at The Good, The Bad and The Unread today for Nicole Jordan‘s To Pleasure A Lady (Courtship Wars, Book 1).
Sometimes you need a book just because it’s mind candy. Kind of sweet and fluffy, but not deep or emotionally investing. That’s what this book was for me. Mind candy.
I enjoyed the basic premise behind this story: Woman wants independent freedom and to remain single for the remainder of her days. Man wants woman safe and cared for and out of his hair. Then man becomes attracted to woman and decides to keep her for himself, only woman isn’t having it.
This book is available from Ballantine Books. You can buy it here or here in e-format.
Tagged: 3.5 Reviews, Ballantine, Courtship Wars, Guest Reviews, Historical, Holly's Reviews, Nicole Jordon, Random House, Reviews, Sybil Rocks, TGTBTU