Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Taming of the Rake by Kasey Michaels

This is the first book in a new series by Kasey Michaels.  It is about three bastard brothers who are the sons of a marquess and an actress.  They are beloved by their father, wealthy and sexy but to the ton that makes no difference.  A wealthy bastard is still a bastard.  Oliver "Beau" Blackthorn was leading a charmed life until the day a beautiful woman destroyed his innocence and his hopes for the future.  Now he is slowly getting his revenge on the ones who thought that he was nothing, until the day a familiar face shows up at his door.   Lady Chelsea Mills–Beckman knows the truth behind the changes in Beau and has devised a way for him to get his revenge and help her at the same time.  I think this is a great story.  I read a lot of books based on titles and it was nice to see one that wasn't but still has the power to draw you in and keep you there.  I can not wait to find out what Ms. Michaels has in store for Jack and Puck!

Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right By Kieran Kramer

I was not familiar with Kieran Kramer when I first read this book but you can guarantee that she is on my must read list now!  This is a great book and I have actually read it twice now.  To be or not to be...a Spinster.  That is the question and Lady Poppy Barnes-Smith most definitely has an answer for.  She is and will always be a Spinster, unless true love comes her way.  She has turned down over a dozen proposals all with the guise of a suitor that is on the verge of proposing, a fictitious peer named the Duke of Drummond.  Unbeknownst to Poppy the Duke of Drummond is a real man who also happens to be a spy.  The chance to use Poppy and a betrothal to further his agenda is a chance Nicholas Staunton, Duke of Drummond can not pass up.  Can Nicholas convince Poppy that being a Wife is better than being a Spinster?

My Irrestistable Earl by Gaelen Foley

This was an incredible book!  This is the story of Jordan, Earl of Falconridge and Mara, Lady Pierson.  Jordan is a member of the notorious Inferno Club which is a group of wealthy, scandalous men who just happen to work as spies for the Crown.  Years ago, Jordan and Mara had met and the potential for love was there.  However, duty called and the two were torn apart by failed communication and honor.  Fast forward twelve years later and Mara is now a widow with a son and Jordan is back in England.  Can these two lovers find their way back to each others arms?  Check out this dynamic story and you will not be disappointed.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Catching up...

So, I know it has been awhile since I have posted any books.  That doesn't mean I have stopped reading!  My summer has been so packed.  My family and I went on vacation to Mt. Rushmore and had a blast!  My husband, William, and I are both college students so we were finishing up summer classes.  Add to that two wild and crazy boys and two jobs, I am surprised I know what a book is!  I will be adding more to my blog as I go along but this is a small beginning and I hope it will continue to expand.  Thanks!