Yours Affectionately: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris #Review #DNF #YARomance

Yours Affectionately: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris #Review #DNF #YARomance

Posted by Sophia Rose in DNF, Young Adult, Yours Affectionately on 25 January, 2015 / 4 Comments

I stopped reading at 15% and I want to make it perfectly clear that this is one of those ‘it’s me and not you’ situations or at least I’ll take the hit for finding the heroine too immature. I am a hit or miss YA reader and I thought this sounded really cute when I picked it up. After I started reading, I discovered that […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long #afternoondelight #review

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long #afternoondelight #review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars, Afternoon Delight on 24 January, 2015 / 4 Comments

This one was so endearing and broke my heart a little with its portrayal of a fragile, abused woman with her baby girl diagnosed as failure to thrive and the injured Marine who fell in love with the fire he saw still burning within her. Melody feels tired, guilty, scared and all in all just one big hot mess when she comes to Mike’s Place […]

The Millionaire Rogue by Jessica Peterson #review

The Millionaire Rogue by Jessica Peterson #review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 3.5 Stars on 24 January, 2015 / 8 Comments

After the first madcap adventure featuring the Hope Diamond and a daring thief, I was eager to give the second book telling the story of Thomas Hope himself a go. I’ve always enjoyed it when an author daringly writes a fictional story allowing real life characters some page time. In this case, it’s not a serious historical fiction, but a fun, passionate historical romantic romp. […]

What To Bring To A Texas BBQ by Carolyn Brown #Giveaway

What To Bring To A Texas BBQ by Carolyn Brown #Giveaway

Posted by Shari in Current Giveaways, Guest Post on 23 January, 2015 / 7 Comments

How are all y’all this fine January morning? In my area of the cold swamp we’re still doing the happy dance because Sawyer O’Donnell and Jill Cleary’s story in The Trouble with Texas Cowboys is out there for the whole world to read. What do y’all think about when you think of Texas, cowboys, rodeos and ranching? When those things cross my mind I tend […]

The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister #Review

The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in DNF on 23 January, 2015 / 2 Comments

I was very excited to read this book because the blurb sounded cute, but by about forty pages in, I lost my excitement. At fifty pages after a particularly annoying scene where the heroine shows an exaggerated ignorant American, I pulled the plug. It’s meant to be fun and funny, but it didn’t find my funny bone. Alice is enamored by the fact that she […]

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain #Review

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 3 Stars on 22 January, 2015 / 8 Comments

New to me author and series that I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about so naturally I had to alleviate my curiosity and give it a go. I was up for a flirty, slightly different historical romance. This was the third book in a trilogy, but I got pretty lucky and didn’t have any trouble feeling comfortable following the story. I saw a few […]

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain #Giveaway #Spotlight @SourcebooksCasa

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain #Giveaway #Spotlight @SourcebooksCasa

Posted by Shari in Current Giveaways, Excerpt, Promo on 22 January, 2015 / 6 Comments

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain The Matchmaker Trilogy #3 ISBN: 978-1-4022-8405-2 Pubdate: January 6th, 2015 One good proposition deserves another… Heiress Augusta Meredith can’t help herself—she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade. Augusta persuades Joss to […]

Intense, Age Difference Romance – Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy #review

Intense, Age Difference Romance – Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy #review

Posted by Shari in 4.5 Stars on 21 January, 2015 / 16 Comments

The Delight A gripping story of love, soulfulness and a need to find what the heart desires no matter what age you are. Hidden desires, secret office romance, career altering moves, this will leave you breathless in the end. Going into this story, I really wasn’t prepared for just how much it would grab me. An British older man who believes in monogamous relationships, in […]

The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley #Review

The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4.5 Stars on 21 January, 2015 / 15 Comments

Sophie was a character I adored when she was introduced in the first book of the series as a secondary character. She is rather a sunny little magpie with a love of music and a desire to have those around her happy. Her friends treasure her and want her to be happy too. Now that Sophie is in a jam caused by the unsuitable runaway […]

Cowboys for Christmas by Jan Springer #review

Cowboys for Christmas by Jan Springer #review

Posted by Shari in 2 Stars on 20 January, 2015 / 9 Comments

Christmas is over, but you never really want to let go. So I picked up a book I thought would be a good way to say good bye to the season, but it fell flat even with a good premise. JJ is serving time after killing her abusive stepdad after finding her mother dead by his hand. A lousy defense and 10 years of parole hearings […]

Claimed by the Enemy by Shauna Roberts #review

Claimed by the Enemy by Shauna Roberts #review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 5 Stars on 20 January, 2015 / 10 Comments

One of the reasons that I read Historical Fiction or Historical Romance is to be transported to a new place and time, to learn about a long ago culture, to see universal themes that I can relate to even now, but of course I love a rousing good romance, intrigue and adventure too. This story was all that and I only reluctantly clicked to the […]

Once Perfect by Cecy Robson #review

Once Perfect by Cecy Robson #review

Posted by Shari in 4.5 Stars on 19 January, 2015 / 16 Comments

I was curious to see what one of my favorite Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance authors would do with a contemporary New Adult. She brought together elements that I find very attractive: opposites, class and ethnic group issues, wounded characters with pasts, sports and strong secondary characters. This was a hit with me and a definite win. Evelyn Preston’s life is drastically different from what it was […]