Book Review: His Lover’s Little Secret by Andrea Laurence

Hi! So I am actually glad that I dug into my boxes of books. I just recently moved into my new apartment and I brought maybe ten boxes of books with me. I have been collecting books ever since I was a young child. Yes, I say collecting because at first I would just buy books I couldn’t find in the libraries and then I realized…with the amount of books I have I could start my own library. That’s what I plan to do. I plan to start a library and have the ability to say I’ve read each and every one of them.

Oh yeah, so I dug into my boxes and found a few random gems. His Lover’s Little Secret was one of those gems. I read it while I was at work because it was on of the slowest days possible and the book isn’t a hard read nor is it very long. The characters written in the novel are so deep and complex. You wouldn’t think so if you were to judge it by the fact that it’s a Harlequin but it’s true. Gavin is definitely one of my favorite antagonist ever. He’s strong, matter of fact, put together but not necessarily controlling. Yes, as a CEO he spends a great deal bossing and giving orders but he’s such a sweetheart you forgive him. His true and honest love for his son is every girls true dream in a father for their child.

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When I read the back of the novel again, I was taken aback for a minute. The story plot is not uncommon and I half expected it to be one of those that irritate every nerve. I hate it when girls call a guy a deadbeat or not a good father but didn’t even tell him that he had a child. It really grinds my gears because they then spend the entire book making demands and statements like “you don’t deserve”, “prove to me…” and “he’s MY child”. It makes me want to reach into the pages, grab the woman by the neck and shake. Knock some sense into them and say “HE COULD’VE BEEN THERE FROM THE BEGINNING HAD YOU ONLY TOLD HIM!” Luckily, I didn’t have to do that this time. Of course, she spent the first few days trying to convince him she was right in not telling him but she redeemed herself by allowing him to be involved.

Andrea Laurence did a great job of bringing it full circle and making them very well rounded. I’M even in love with little Jared! Thanks!! Read to find out if this duo can get it together and how they survive a kidnapping! Love it!

Jade

Long Little While

You’d be surprised how much you missed something when you’ve been away for a while. I talked to someone recently about my love of reading and they mentioned how I should write reviews. I thought to myself ‘I do!’ but I knew that I hadn’t been consistent with writing them. I don’t think there is any real science behind it, I just think that my love for reading has suddenly outweighed my love for writing reviews.

Don’t get me wrong! I love love love to review novels but I just get so caught up in the stories that I end up reading the next novel and not writing the review. I have sooooo many book reviews to write. I’ve at least read 4 books a week for the last month and a half. Each of them will be getting a review, it’s just a matter of time.

I look forward to the long nights until I get them all done and I hope that you enjoy them.

I love feedback guys! If you hate my reviews, let me know! If you love my reviews, let me know! If you have read the book before, please…let me know and tell me how you felt about it!

 

Jade

Book Review: When In Rome by Cara McKenna

Hello,

Here, I come to you with yet…another…heart warming…story. I absolutely love it. It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s heartfelt and honest. I love the toss of the two main characters and how in-depth they are despite the fact that the novel is so short. Cara flowed from one cozy chapter to the next and I felt I could have continued the novel between Amy and Jens further than the pages. It actually seemed different than the other Harlequin novels that I’ve read.

Usually the “billionaire’s” money is the forefront of the story some how. ‘A young woman down on her luck’, ‘a man who never had anything’ or ‘a man who has it all and can afford to be an ass’ seems to be the ideal story. I like how Cara did something different. She acknowledged it as the catalyst to their meeting but didn’t let it usurp the story.

Thanks McKenna for another great romance, this was a great way to start off 2016!

Jade

http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1917&chapter=1

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.

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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!

 

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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