Review: One Dangerous Desire by Christy Carlyle

one dangerous desireReviewed by Jen

This is my second stab at Christy Carlyle’s Accidental Heirs series, and while this book is definitely an improvement over the first, I can’t say that it was better than ok. There’s not necessarily anything terrible about the book, but neither is there anything exceptional. It’s just kind of superficially entertaining, but without any real emotion or surprises.

May and Rex are both Americans living in London. Both are in search of a marriage partner from the nobility. And both have enough money to be a sought-after match. The thing is, these two were once very much in love and neither has gotten completely over the other in the six years they have been apart. Rex went by Reg back in New York; he was a poor shopkeeper and a completely unsuitable match for the young heiress he wanted a life with. Unfortunately, her father made that all too clear. He threatened to have Rex thrown in jail if he ran away with May. [Read more…]

Review: One Scandalous Kiss by Christy Carlyle

one scandalous kissReviewed by Jen

I really struggled to make it through this book. I love the idea of a noble hero who tries to avoid passion and keep a cool control, getting totally thrown for a loop by a headstrong heroine. The story’s premise drew me in. But it moved very slowly, and frankly, I found it just plain boring. The characters are largely superficial. There is too much narrative to wade through between snatches of dialogue. There’s just no emotion. I didn’t care. [Read more…]