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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Title: A Romantic Ghost Story
Author: Jason W. Chan 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Rating: Three Star
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

  I wasn't scared and I really wasn't interested but that might be my problem!

This is a ghost story with demons of a kind I've never known about. 
I loved the sweetness of the love story but I didn't understand how the ghost could live and the live human had to die or was it the other way around.
    How did sex trafficking get into the ghost story and why didn't the angel's solution help? 
   I just have so many unanswered questions.
     The problems I had might not be there for the other fellow and it may be that I like a different kind of tale. I know it was a sweet tale and I read it through to the end 
I gave it three stars for effort and originality. There were some words left out or in the wrong sequence too but I can never tell if that is an error or it happens when the book is loaded.
    I wish the author good luck and would advise molre attention to detail and don't credit the reader with knowing too much. We need the details to follow.
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Dec. 29, 2013
Title: Let Love Find You
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Genre: Historical Romance
Regency Period
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Review Rating: Five Stars

     Lady Amanda Locke, daughter of Preston Locke the 10th Duke of Norford is in her third season on the marriage mart. She truly saw no hope her first season because of Ophelia Reid's beauty. It was clear that the men had eyes only for her. 
    It was her second season when her brother married Ophelia and they told her to have fun that was over before she knew it.  
    Now, it was her third season and she was determined not to be an old maid. Her family was ready to help her too, even to hiring a Mr. Cupid to help find her perfect match.
     Devin Baldwin is Cupid. He runs a horse farm for his aunt and uncle and started a new farm for race horses close to London. He picked up extra money and customers making matches for the marriage minded youngsters. He knows he can never be like the young aristocrats that he joins because he is a bastard, though they don't know it. His mother sent him away to her brother's horse farm when he was eight and he vows to never let himself love another woman. He had the talent for reading people though, makes excellent matches, and grows in fame for it, thus the name, Cupid.
     When Amanda meets Devin, he is so rude to her that she takes an instant dislike for him so when her sister-in-law Ophelia hires him for her Cupid she is livid.  Every time they speak he insults her again. It seems there is no way that Amanda can hate him more when she realizes she needs him to teach her to ride so she can win the man of her dreams.
       Amanda had a tragic accident when learning to ride as a child of eight. She has a fear of horses as a result. Her new beau is an avid horseman and would not want a woman that can't ride so Amanda determines she will ride with Devin's help.
   This story is so sweet and interesting. I love this type of Regency romance and this one is just my cup of tea. Johanna Lindsey never let's me down and this story is no exception. You can feel the tension building each time the star crossed lovers meet. It's delightful how Amanda keeps meeting hopeful husbands with Devin's help.
I loved all the characters from her wonderful father, Preston to Devin's friend, William Pace, and the incomparable Ophelia.
     I had no problem giving Five Stars to Johanna's lovely story and await with my mouth watering for more of her genius.
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Author: Eternal Press
Reviewer: The Romance Reviews

Friday, December 6, 2013

Title: A Perfect Lady
Author: Kimberly Née
Genre: Adult Historical Romantic Fiction 
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

Sweet and Sexual

1791 -Island St. Kitts

     At the Sheraton's Masquerade Ball Lady Rebecca Alexander, Baron Windemere's daughter drank a little too much and ended up in the arms of an accomplished seducer, Captain James McKenzie.
     Now six weeks later Rebecca's father is trying to marry her to a Mr.Taggert, that she can not stand and she informs her father she cannot marry him because she is expecting a child and all hell breaks loose on her head.
   Later, Rebecca finds herself married and on her husband's ship, The  Siren headed toward New Brunswick, New Jersey, in America. Although she's lived in St. Kitts all her life, she is British. Her new life seems terrifying and impossible.
    This super sexy delightful romance is fraught with problems but you find yourself just knowing there will be a solution. I loved every minute and did not want it to end. It was a page turner full of surprises.
Even Rebecca's maid, Agnes Bertrand was full of surprises. 
     Rebecca is shy and retiring, blushes crimson and yet is totally sensual.
Of course, she is a beauty even if she is unaware of the fact and the Captain is a handsome devil that can be very kind despite himself. 
   You fall in love with both of them and worry about their many problems with them. 
     It is a most entertaining Regency romance with pitfalls and solutions. I give this delight Five Stars and wish I had Six to give. I would read it again and I never read books the second time, well, only once with Johanna Lindsey's book, "The Rebel" but I think Kimberly Nee could give her competition.
I loved this book!
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Monday, December 2, 2013

Title: Misfortune's Lady
Author: Sandra Sookoo
Genre: Romance Historical Ménage  Erotica
Review Rating: Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

Sex and Sensuality

     Mr. John Goddard fell in love with Miranda Ellis Mason Craythorne years ago but had to return to his job as a Bow Street Runner before he could secure their love. She married his best friend after he left and he waited for her to be single again but she remarried too quickly again.
     Miranda fell for John at their last meeting years ago but remarried hurriedly when he left her for his job.         He didn't come to her when she again became a widow and she remarried again still thinking about him.      After years of wondering what it would be like to be with him, he finally shows up at her request. She thought to match him with her cousin but when she sees him she sees her feelings are still engaged with him.
     Richard Howick is a friend of John's that knows all about John's infatuation with the red tipped golden haired widow. He's heard about John's great love for her and fell in love with her from John's ravings of her.
    The problem is they both want her. They devise a plan whereby they can both have her. The next problem is to convince her of their solution.
     This story is supposed to take place in Regency England and although the author gives you an explanation that she used poetic license with her work in this time frame it is still hard for me to believe this setting. I love Regency romance and read the paranormal but the promiscuousness in this time frame is just hard to believe. 
     I realize that the society throws them out and she has nosy neighbors and a rotten butler but it just felt like more humorous than real. I did enjoy the characters but I love a story I can believe even if it has vampires or shapeshifters but the ménage just didn't feel right to me.
     I wanted it to have more plot and the substance of the other characters to have more flesh. They just seemed unreal.
   However, the story was entertaining and the main characters had their own personalities. You found yourself rooting for John and then for Richard. Miranda was just very wishy washy. She just couldn't make up her mind for trying. 
    I detested the butler and her neighbors but they were comical. I digress.
    The long and the short is this: It was an interesting read but essentially not of Regency fabric. The effect was lost on me. 
   I gave the author Four Stars for an interesting sexual stomp through a historical period. As I said before sexual and sensual erotic stomp. The author had a new way to define Regency that I never thought of before. I'm sure some will find it totally tittalating!
Linda Hays-Gibbs

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