Born into the lap of English luxury, Margot Armstrong was raised for balls, soirees, and sophisticated society. Her future would be one of wealth and privilege… or so she thinks, until her father forces her into marriage with Baron Arran McKenzie, who then carts her off to the Scottish Highlands. Unable to cope, she flees her husband and returns to her father’s estate in England. [Read more…]
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I’m sad to say that this third installment was not as much of a win for me. I’ve never been a fan of insta-love, but the romance here happened at such warp speed, it left me shaking my head. Three days. They were in love in three days. They were getting busy even before that. I understand that our heroine was trying to have a little adventure, but this story just trampled all over my suspension of disbelief with her behavior, which fit neither with the character nor her setting. [Read more…]
After reading and enjoying the second book in this series, I wanted more. So I jumped back to this earlier title, hoping for more of the same magic. For me, it was there. There were some rough parts that kept me from loving it quite as much, but overall, I liked it and found it worth the read.
Our heroine is Honor, one of four sisters about to lose their fortune and security with the imminent death of their stepfather –and the mental decline of their mother. Honor and her sister Grace have been belles of society. Finding a man was never a problem. But now, if the elder sisters fail to make a quick match, they will lose their chance. After all, with a mad mother and without a large dowry, how far could their beauty take them? [Read more…]
This is my first book by Julia London, and after this, I will be checking out some of her other titles. I really enjoyed this story. It had some mild bondage, which isn’t really my cuppa tea, but I was really ok with how it was done and its context in the story. This is the second installment in the Cabot Sisters series, and it held up just fine as a standalone (though I will be going back to read book 1.) [Read more…]
So lately, I’ve been on a kick and reading a lot of new to me authors – Julia London fell right into that. This story is Book 2 in her Pine River series and I didn’t read the first one so I’m not sure how this measures up. Once I started reading, it seems that this series is going to be about the 3 daughters of Grant Tyler. Unfortunately, not all the sisters are well known to each other, nor are all the sisters interested in being a sister, creating a nice juxtapose for sibling personality. In Book 2, happy go-lucky Libby Tyler gets her heart broken by her live-in boyfriend. After kicking her out of his home, Ryan Spangler does what not a lot of men will do – take out a restraining order again his ex-girlfriend Libby. Sheriff Deputy Sam Winters is the unlucky guy who gets to rein Libby back in when she knowingly breaks the law. [Read more…]