Friday, September 30, 2016

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

Lady Ella just wants to keep the diamonds from hurting those she loves the most in the world...

So I just finished an amazing new book by one of my favorite authors, Roseanna M. White called A Lady Unrivaled  and it is definitely my newest "Must Read".

In A Lady Unrivaled Lord James Cayton has broken two hearts and is determined to live a better life both for himself  and for his young little girl Addie. He never expected to meet someone like Lady Ella Myerstein though. He was shocked when she accidentally ran into him as she came barreling out of his cousin's library yelling something about how men and animals always fall at her feet  and immediately he was captivated by her smile, He'd never seen such a sweet, genuine smile before...
Lady Ella was shocked to see Cayton at his Cousin Stafford's castle because the two did not get along. Everyone knew that Cayton had dumped a girl who loved him only to turn around and marry another girl just for her money. 
But for some reason she could not stop thinking about him so she decides to focus instead on the diamonds, The Fire Eyes to be exact. The Fire Eyes were a very rare set of red diamonds from India that were believed to be cursed. Ella does not believe in the curse herself but she knows that greed and a need to have the Fire Eyes have proven to be a danger for her family before and she is determined that she will find the diamonds and hide them so that her brother and his new wife will never be put in harms way because of them again. Cayton and Ella keep bumping into each other and soon they become comfortable with each others company but when Ella tells Cayton about her plan for the Fire Eyes, he is furious! He will not allow her to put herself in danger for them. Unfortunately before he can convince Ella to stop this insanity, someone who has sought the Fire Eyes for years knows that Ella has them and is waiting for the perfect moment to steal them from her. When they discover that Ella has put them in a secure safe, they result in a sneakier plan. They convince Cayton to earn Ella's affection and court her so that he can convince her to wear the Fire Eyes so that they could be stolen from her. Cayton has no choice in the matter because they threatened his daughter. Cayton informs Ella of what happened and they decide to go along with the plan until they can get evidence of the person's crimes. Unfortunately the more time they spend pretending to be "courting" the more they both wish that it could be real instead of pretend. Ella is sure that she is falling in love with Cayton  but is not sure if he feels the same about her because he is always looking at her with a scowl  on his face and is always arguing with her about everything. But though he appears stern or mean at times, she has also been able to see a softer, sweet side of him, the side that looked into the clouds and saw a castle, the man who paints beautiful paintings but hides them away from the world because people might judge him for them, the man who has done everything he can to protect her... So she decides that she will do everything her power to protect him and his daughter. But when the danger reaches them, Will they be able to beat this "curse"? Or will it destroy them all? 
You will definitely want to read this amazing end to the series! 

What did I think of the Book?
First, I did want to let you know that this is book 3 of the Ladies of the Manor Trilogy and though it is part of a series you definitely could read it as a stand alone. 
Anyway,  I thought that the book was AMAZING! I love the way the characters interact with each other, especially Cayton and Ella. I love Ella's charming personality, that she is always smiling and is happy all the time. There is one part when Ella was in a bad mood and in the middle of talking with Cayton, he burst out laughing because it was funny to see her in such a mood since she is always so happy. He actually remarks to her that she looks so funny when she is in a bad mood because it does not seem to fit the who she is. I love the witty banter between Ella and Cayton and I love that the author brought in the characters from Book 1, The Lost Heiress and Book 2 The Reluctant Duchess into the story. Overall, I give this book 5 out of 5 Stars ***** and I give the Ladies of the Manor Series 10 out of 5 Stars ( it was THAT good) ***********

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Happy Reading :) 

I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy. I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander

Dani had planned to spy on Brett- So how did she end up on a date with him? 

The quote that put on the top of this post is the reason that I chose to read this book. When I was given the chance to read and review this book I was going to say no because of the title. To me the title When Love Arrives screamed ROMANCE NOVEL and romance novels are not really my choice genre. But something about that line on the back cover caught my attention and got me interested in the story...

So if you are looking for a good romance novel to pass away the hours or are curious about the story, look no further, here is my newest "Must Read" When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander.

When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander is the story of Brett Somers, A rich, young orphan who was raised by his Grandmother when his parents were killed in a plane crash. Now Brett is in his twenties and is reaping the wild seeds that he has sown in his past. He just found out that he has an 8 year old son who is in a coma from a car accident and the boy's mother will not allow Brett to see him. Brett has asked God to forgive his past sins but is having a hard time forgiving himself.
Dani Prescott wants revenge. Her mother died in a plane crash and her father is a drunk who does not want her and never has. Even though life has been hard, she has made her way through college and had a good job until Brett Somers went on television and in front of the whole world, announced that her mother murdered his parents, that it was pilot error that caused the plane crash. Dani is determined to make Brett pay for his careless words but the question is how?
Dani followed Brett one day from his office in hopes of catching him doing something wrong and was shocked that he went to the Children's hospital. Did he know someone there? As she watched him from her car, She saw such pain and anguish on his face that she felt bad for him. She stood looking at the lights that shone through the hospital windows when suddenly Brett was right beside her asking if she was OK...
Brett wanted to make sure that the petite girl was OK, She appeared to be standing taking pictures of the lights but he wondered what exactly she was doing there. She appeared so lonely and she intrigued him when she gave him a fake name from an old movie that he used to watch with his Grandmother before she passed away. Suddenly before he realized what he was doing, he asked her on a date and she said yes!
Dani panicked on the inside, How had she gotten into this mess? She was looking for a way to get even with him and now she was going on a date?! Well, I don't want to tell you everything that happens in the book but Brett and Dani go on more then one date and though they have nothing in common with each other ( except their love for classic movies) they find themselves growing closer together even though they both insist that they are not "dating" they are just "not-dating"
Brett knows that Dani is hiding something but she will not tell him what... Dani is not sure how the man that claimed her mother was a murderer was the same man she has fallen in love with. He seems so different then she thought that he was, but will he still love her once he finds out who her mother is?
You will have to read the book to find out!

What did I think about the book? 
Well for a romance novel it was not that bad. The author started the plot within the first few pages and the suspense of Dani's and Brett's secrets continue until the very end of the book. I love the humor that is intertwined in the book with both Dani and Brett's witty answers. This is the second book in the Misty Willow series but I read it as a stand alone and it was good. I have to say that the plot was engaging and reminded me of a Hallmark movie. Overall I liked the book and will give it 4 out of 5 Stars ****

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Happy Reading :) 

I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.