Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles #Review

Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

A drunken bet with a sister that goes missing in the past and leaves Traci with a hottie in a kilt who thinks she’s a spy! I have come to anticipate each release in this fun, spicy, and heartwarming series that takes each heroine on her own special time travel adventure.  In this case, the adventure is to the 1689 Scottish Highlands.  This is the third book in the series and has light connection to the previous two, but can […]

To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote August

To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote August
Posted by Shari on August 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will update everyone at the end of the month in my reading […]

Hush by Cherry Adair #Review

Hush by Cherry Adair #Review
Posted by Shari on August 23, 2016 / 5 Comments

This was one rollercoaster of book with twists and turns all throughout the story. A one night stand turns into a harrowing experience to keep alive for Zackary Stark, his brother and the woman he slept with the night before. Being woken up with a gun in his face, Zackary tries hard to keep calm expecting his brother Gideon to bust down the doors any minute, while the wiggley blond keeps opening her mouth and building up the situation. Not much you […]

Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast #Review

Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 22, 2016 / 20 Comments

I was very curious to see what happened after the big cliff hanger in the first book so I was eager to pick up book two and continue with the story of Alek the warrior of Tartarus, Eva the Oracle, her best friend, the intrepid Bridget, and the stalwart and handsome cop, James.  I don’t know if it is because I’ve adjusted to the author’s writing style or if the writing improved, but this sequel was an improvement on the […]

Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast #YoungDelight

Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast #YoungDelight
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 21, 2016 / 16 Comments

I was curious about this one for many reasons- Greek mythology element, new to me author, and general feeling of curiosity after reading the blurb.  I’m always game to satisfy curiosity so into it I plunged.  I had a few shaky moments, but for the most part, I’ll give it a cautious thumbs up for a beginning story in a series and see where it goes. The story opens on a prologue when the youngest of the three Furies has […]

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot #Review

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 20, 2016 / 12 Comments

I saw this book reviewed and recommended by Pat @ TBQ’s Book Palace blog.  The combination of an over 40 romance, Italy, food, and a chance for change and adventure sounded intriguing and I had to read it. This book was the start of a series called Late Bloomers about mature women who are closer than sisters finding love during their travel ventures around the world. Rose helps her friend Violet do a celebration of life for Violet’s mother and […]

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot – #StrandedWithaBook

Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot – #StrandedWithaBook
Posted by Shari on August 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Stranded with a Book Welcome Betsy Talbot! Take it away Betsy! Ciao, bella! You look beautiful today. There is a twinkle in your eye, and I can’t tell if that is because you have a secret or because you’re happy to hear from me. I hope it is both! As you know from reading Wild Rose, I am Chef Aldo, the most famous chef in Italy and owner of the most magnificent mustache in the world. Well, maybe I’m not […]

Filthy Beautiful Lust by Kendall Ryan #Review

Filthy Beautiful Lust by Kendall Ryan #Review
Posted by Shari on August 19, 2016 / 6 Comments

 After the first two books tying me into knots I really wanted to get Pace Drake’s story like yesterday. Pace comes off early on as a playboy taking on a new woman each night of the week. But even in the last book, Filthy Beautiful Love, we saw a unexpected change in him that continues to grow within this book. Pace is Colton’s younger brother, often thought of as young, but really he has made his own way into the world. […]

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet #Review

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 18, 2016 / 16 Comments

Once in a while a book makes the reader catch her breath in surprise and then forget there is a world outside the book.  The author’s heroine blazes off the first pages with color and fire assaulting the reader’s senses with her wild indomitable spirit and that has been battered, bruised and beaten down, but never conquered until she meets her match in the warlord who comes looking for the prize- The Kingmaker! The story opens with young Cat, one […]

Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown #Review

Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on August 17, 2016 / 16 Comments

She was dumped practically at the altar and now the low life slime who did it is returning to parade his new wife around.  So what’s a sassy rancher gal to do?  She makes everyone believe the hottest cowboy in the county has a thing for her and he has his own reasons for playing along with the ruse. This is the second installment in the Lucky Penny Ranch series.  It follows the events of the first book and shifts […]