Book Review: The Blackstone Heir by Dani Wade

Hey All!

I thought this was a good book. It was your typical rich guy, with a well hidden heart and a strong tone against a soft hearted but stubborn and strong willed girl thats perfect for him. The mystery behind why she left wasn’t as predictable as you think it would be. She wasn’t just trying to “keep the baby for herself” she was just trying to keep her baby safe and her family together. She’s a strong character with a great heart. I really liked her although on some occasions I, too, wanted to strangle her.The Black Stone Heir

The MCM was a little upsetting in the beginning. He seemed to think that despite her want to protect their child, she purposely wanted him never to have anything to do with the baby. This isn’t true at all and in inference, she would have been grateful for the help he could have provided.

I do absolutely love her family and their want to protect her from the “big, handsome, wolf”. He was a little temperamental and angry in the beginning but eventually got over it. He ends up being a very likable character.

I’d definitely give this novel six stars!

Jade!

Current Read: The Blackstone Heir

Hey!

I thought I’d do a round of small romance novels! You know, the ones that are very short and are usually headed by Harlequin? I just recently came across a few that were really good and were in the same theme but had some really good storylines to them. Since they are so short I’ll do a quick little review for them and move on!

The first book I’ve decided to read is The Blackstone Heir by Dani Wade.

Inference:

In this story a southern millionaire and a beautiful waitress meet and have the most passionate of affairs. From this, a cute little blonde haired boy is derived. However, going on the run was the mother’s only option to keep her baby safe; and his father in the dark!

Good Readance,

Jade!

The Black Stone Heir

Book Review: Carrying His Secret by Marie Ferrarella

Hello,

I actually liked this book. It was well written and followed a great plot. I must admit that there were some parts they definitely could have taken out of the story as it just seemed to drag on a little at the end but it was a pleasure to read. The MCM, Whit Adair, definitely is someone dream are made from. He’s tall, handsome, a genuinely great guy with an even better personality. The MCF, Elizabeth Shelton, is adorable, nice and a sure damsel in distress.

Carrying His Secret

I thought it was weird how in the story she was the police’s first suspect in the murder of her boss. I know that since she was the last one to see him alive she might be a suspect or in questioning at some point but she has no motive. They didn’t find a sexual relationship between the two, she wouldn’t gain anything major (such as the company) in his death and she has overall great reviews. This, of course, doesn’t take away from the story but it was just something that had come into my mind while reading.

The supporting characters in the story are well thought out. They weren’t flat and dull characters. The siblings of MCM were well crafted, had great personalities and made you laugh. The evil mother (or evil monster as I dubbed her) “played” her bitchy role very well. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who is just looking for a book to curl up with and read quickly, I finished it in prime time.

I’d give this book six stars!

Jade!

Current Read: After Hours With Her Ex

Hey!

I thought I’d do a round of small romance novels! You know, the ones that are very short and are usually headed by Harlequin? I just recently came across a few that were really good and were in the same theme but had some really good storylines to them. Since they are so short I’ll do a quick little review for them and move on!

The second novel I’ve decided to read, following this short romances theme, is After Hours With Her Ex. This novel is by Maureen Child! I do like this author, she’s written some very good novels (and some I was unsure about) but overall she’s done a great job. I look forward to reading this one!

 

After Hours With Her Ex

Inference,

After the death of his twin brother, Sam Wyatt left without a trace. He left behind his mourning family, his famous resort and his wife. With no words other than divorce papers and a few postcards; Sam made to plan to return any time soon. Two years later he reneged on that decision. With his return came hostility, passion and…scandal? Can she trust him not to leave again or did he just return for other reasons? Not sure what secrets lie ahead, she’s putting her heart on the line; and their unborn child’s.

Good Readance,

Jade

 

Current Read: Carrying His Secret

Hey!

I thought I’d do a round of small romance novels! You know, the ones that are very short and are usually headed by Harlequin? I just recently came across a few that were really good and were in the same theme but had some really good storylines to them. Since they are so short I’ll do a quick little review for them and move on!

The third book that I’m doing is called Carrying His Secret by Marie Ferrarella (That is like the funniest but most awesome last name ever!). I had never heard of this author before I picked this book up so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Inference:

Elizabeth Shelton found her boss murdered, his son the father of her unborn baby, and herself on the run from a killer. She’s really having one bad day, or few months, depending on how your looking at it. With him she, and their child, will be safe but what she wants, in addition to his protection, is his love.

Good Readance,

Jade

Carrying His Secret

Final Review: Princess’s Secret Baby (Possible spoiler?)

Hi!

So I’m not going to say that I exactly liked this book. It started off pretty good and following the plot from the synopsis but that about does it. I know that the MCF, Leila, is a princess but darn if the author didn’t make her too much of one. She has everything a stereotypical princess would have and yet, she wasn’t likable.Princess's Secret Baby

In the novel, she gets pregnant by the handsome James Chatsfield, MCM, and of course didn’t tell him she was a princess. That makes sense! Then she spends almost the rest of the book trying to make it seem like he’s a horrible person and she either can’t stand being around him or would never want their child to know him. She spends quite a bit of time trying to cut him out and “do things on her own” but instead of making her seem independent it just made her seem…bitchy. There were times in the story where I just wanted to say “OMG!!! Girl! Get it together!” On the other hand James is a very awesome character. Maybe that is the reason why she seems so bent out of shape.

“I’m going to raise my baby alone.” -Princess Leila

“OUR baby.” James Chatsfield

“I don’t need your help in this.” Princess Leila

“It’s not about what you need. It’s about what the baby needs.” James Chatsfield

The book also makes her stupid. She takes a fourteen (or ten?)year old  birth control pill the night she has sex for the first time, thinking that would keep her from getting pregnant. Later she claims she was on the pill and I’m screaming like…he doesn’t even know how old it was! She doesn’t know how to use a phone and also doesn’t know that he’d been sending her flowers since the night they met. (Where else would they come from? Why didn’t she read the card!?)

“Are you kidding me, Leila?” -James Chatsfield

“Kidding?” – Princess Leila

“You really don’t know how to use an outside line?” –  James Chatsfield

“I just press three and ask for my meals to be sent to me.” Princess Leila

In the end, all went well but I wasn’t really that satisfied; on to the next!

I’d definitely give this novel three stars!

Good Readance,

Jade

Current Read: Princess’s Secret Baby

Hey!

I thought I’d do a round of small romance novels! You know, the ones that are very short and are usually headed by Harlequin? I just recently came across a few that were really good and were in the same theme but had some really good storylines to them. Since they are so short I’ll do a quick little review for them and move on!

This is the fourth book that I decided to do. It’s called Princess’s Secret Baby by Carol Marinelli. This book seems to be a little shorter than the others. It also has a little series called “The Chatsfield”

Inference:

The Princess of Surhaadi has been stuck under her deceased sisters shadow for years but has always been the good one, responsible one and even the pretty one. Then after one night of rebellion and a plethora of drinks, she finds herself pregnant, cut off and homeless in America. Can he convince her that getting married might be the only solution to their problem, even if love isn’t an instant factor?

Good Readance,

Jade!

Princess's Secret Baby

Final Review: Nobody’s Baby But Mine

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I actually thoroughly enjoyed this full length novel, it’s about 400 pages long. Surprisingly it didn’t take me long at all to read it. I say surprisingly because I have been doing some major SLACKING in the reading area and it’s been taking me WAAAAAY too long to read books. This novel I finished over night (only took me about five and a half hours) and I didn’t put it down once from beginning to end. I wouldn’t say the book is some overly special, exotic work but I would say that it caught my attention and held it.

I thought it was completely hilarious that the MCF (Main Character Female) Dr. Jane Darling would try and have a baby with a great looking but very dumb man just so her child wouldn’t end up a genius like her. It seems like she does a few things throughout the book that could be said as logical but are really just plain stupid. She’s a full character, has a lot of depth but I must admit I didn’t like her as much as I liked Cal Bonner (MCM)’s grandmother Annie. She’s one of those old people that tell it like it is, knows what she’s talking about and maybe a little more of what she doesn’t. She’s definitely one of those in your face, catch you slipping, grabbing you by the ear kind of characters and I love it!

“I don’t want someone who’s intelligent fathering my child.” “I know that seems strange, but it’s very difficult for a child to grow up being smarter than everyone else.”-  Dr. Jane Darling

Another thing that I loved about this book, that I usually wouldn’t, is that they didn’t take too much stock in the setting. We didn’t have five pages of what a tree, or the house windows, or the grass looked like. She gave simple descriptions and that was really all you needed. I do believe the novel couldn’t been shorter. There were some parts that just seemed like they were unimportant but what book doesn’t have those? All in all the novel was pretty good.

“Tell me your SATs. You owe me that much.” – Dr. Jane Darling

“Maybe fourteen hundred, or somethin’ like that. Mighta been a little lower.” – Cal Bonner

“Don’t ever speak to me again.” – Dr. Jane Darling

“I never told you I was stupid. You just assumed.” – Cal Bonner

“You said ain’t! That first night we were together, you said ain’t twice!” – Dr. Jane Darling

“A little local color. I’m not apologizin’.” – Cal Bonner

I definitely give this book 7 stars! Yay!

Good Readance,

Jade

Nobody's Baby But Mine

Current Read: Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Heya!

So I know that I did another review on a novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and honestly I had no intention of doing another by this author so soon. I found this novel in the Bargain Priced section of Barnes and Nobles (my second to favorite section) and was excited. The story plot seemed really good, or at least funny, and it was less than $5! I picked it up almost right away!

This novel is called Nobody’s Baby But Mine.

Inference:

In her early thirties with no romantic prospects and no expectations of any, Dr. Jane Darling has decided to have a baby on her own. She’s a genius who spend her teen years attending college and her later years forming her career. Thinking that if she could just get pregnant by someone with more of a physical ego than an intelligent mind, her child won’t have to endure the horrors that she did as a child. However, legendary quarterback Cal Bonner (a man who only dates fifteen years his junior) seems to be a great deal more intelligent than she bargained for and also doesn’t take kindly to her schemes to get pregnant. One quick marriage, move across america and new car later this odd couple was doomed from the start; or were they?

Good Readance,

Jade

Nobody's Baby But Mine

Plethora of Reviews!

Heya,

For the last few weeks I’ve been slacking. In this since I mean, I’ve been reading a lot of books and haven’t been doing the reviews on them. I know, I know, crappy move on my part and now you hate me. Well, that’s all ok. I’ve kind of been having a sort of writers block and then I read Second Nature by Nora Roberts. It really put some things into perspective for me. Her MCM (Main Character Male) is a writer of Horror and Suspense novels. His name is Hunter Brown and he really made me feel like…I wasn’t a writer. In the novel, on being a writer, he says:

On being afraid to “dry up”- “Success is a deity that’s never satisfied. Every time I face that first blank page, I wonder how I’ll ever get through the beginning, middle or end.” When asked ‘How do you?’ he said “I tell the story. It’s as simple and miserably complex as that.

On comment of an unfinished manuscript he states, “If you put your mind to it, you’d have that manuscript finished within a month…the story is your only obligation.”

“Writing, though many disagree, is work.”

On writer’s block- “Writer’s block? There’s no such thing. You push the wall out of the way by working through it. If you don’t believe in something, refuse to believe it exists, it doesn’t, not for you.”

“Every writer believes in what he writes. There’d be no purpose in it otherwise.”

“Telling a story’s an art, writing’s a craft.”

Ok, even though your probably not as in love with this character as I am but there is one thing that Made me fall head over heels. Not too long ago a friend (and roommate) of mine asked me why I wrote. He was trying to give me some motivation and ended up stumping me. I really had no answer. I told him, “I write because I was born to write. Ever since I was younger I’ve been a writer. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t. I just have to write. It’s in my blood, mind, it’s apart of my soul.” In the novel Hunter Brown tells the reporter (MCF) that he was born a writer. In not so exact words, that he was born with the art and made it his choice to craft it. He basically summed up my life.

Anyway! Now that I’m not on my tangent anymore, I’ll tell you the reason for this post! So, due to my inability to write I decided to take a self vacation. One away from everything and from…myself. I’ve spent the last four days with a host from airbnb.com in Cape Coral. It’s on of the most amazing experiences I’ve had thus far. I’ve read, seen beaches, been on an island for the first time, collected some really great shells and been to some really great places. I won’t mention too much how I’m currently sick (worst timing) because it hasn’t inhibited me that much. Since I feel more ‘in the flow’ and ‘in line with oneself’ I figured i’d take all the books i’ve read and upload their reviews.

So…in other words, to sum it all up, look for a plethora of reviews coming soon!

Good Readance,

Jade Elyzabeth