Friday, February 23, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Secret Baby Scandal (2 for 1) by Jennie Lucas & Kate Hewitt

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.


About the Book

The Count's Secret Child

Theo St. Raphael summoning Carrie to his castle means only one thing to her. He's finally ready to accept their baby son. So as she walks up the grand steps, the last thing she expects is to discover that all Theo wants is her back in his bed and a paternity test!

The Sandoval Baby by Kate Hewitt

For Rafe Sandoval, discovering he has a three-year-old son by his late ex-wife is a shock. Max's nanny, quiet, beguiling Freya Clark, is a godsend. One night, the growing tension between them turns to passion, and soon Rafe discovers he's to be a father again! This child will have two parents from the start and Rafe wants marriage!




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Here's what I'm giving it:

The Count's Secret Child Rating: 3.5 stars
The Sandoval Baby Rating: 3.5 stars

Here's why:



The Count's Secret Child - Theo was smug, overbearing and annoying and I wondered what had possessed sweet Carrie to fall for him. I guess riches can turn a person's head. It was interesting to learn what had brought them together and torn them apart. It made me want to smack Theo even more. I did appreciate that Carrie stood her ground and thought about her child's needs before her own.

The Sandoval Baby - This story was a little more intense and a little rushed I felt but otherwise it flowed rather well. I felt bad for Rafe who learned 3 years later that he had a son due to the machinations of his ex-wife. I also felt bad for Freya who had raised the boy as her own only to have the natural father come back demanding his child back. The chemistry between Rafe and Freya was quick to burn and things progressed a little too fast before settling down with a predictable twist.


Would I recommend this? Both were solidly written and can be enjoyed.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Brunelli Baby Bargain by Kim Lawrence

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

Dark, imposing billionaire Cesare Brunelli lost his sight saving a little girl from a burning car. The only person who treated him without pity was the soft-skinned virgin with whom he spent a passionate night. Now she's expecting his baby!

Samantha gets the one reaction she didn't expect—a marriage demand! But when Cesare suddenly regains his sight, Sam's sure he's going to trade her—his diminutive, fiery-haired bride—for one of the tall, slim blondes he used to date….





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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 3.5 stars

Here's why:




My first impression of Cesare was that he is a jerk. Some of the attitude is understandable since he lost his sight. During that time he was loved by a woman he couldn't see but who left a big impression on him.

Enter Samantha. She was a virgin when she gave into her desires and shared a hot passionate night with Cesare. The consequences are unexpected and it forces the two to take very drastic steps.

Samantha is shy and has a had time standing up for herself. But she has to if she wants the life she wishes to have.she is very shy and has a hard time around people.

Cesare is deeper than he appears and sparks fly when he offers marriage.

Would I recommend this? It was a decent read, so yes.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: Enchanted No More by Robin D Owens

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.


About the Book



As one of the last surviving Mistweavers, half-blood Jenni knows what it's like to be caught between two worlds: the faery and the human. But the time has come to choose. The Lightfolk require her unique talent for balancing the elements to fend off a dangerous enemy—and rescue her missing brother.

Only for Rothly will Jenni deal with those who destroyed her life. Only for him will she agree to work with her ex-lover, Tage, and revisit the darkest corners of her soul. For a reckoning is at hand, and she alone has the power to hold back the forces of dark….







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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:




Several years ago I was introduced to Ms. Owens Heart Mates series. While I didn't keep up with it, I've always been willing to try something new from her.

I was happily surprised by the first book in Mystic Circle series.

This story packed a punch with real emotional moments that ran me through a range of things. Also, such topics as forgiving yourself after making some life-changing mistakes, family struggles and political intrigue.

The elements of magic working within a contemporary setting were well done, too and enhanced the story.

Would I recommend this? Yes. This is a promising start to a new series.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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About the Book


Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.



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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:




I saw the movie first and, while it takes some things from the books, it didn't get it all. I enjoyed reading the story about Lena and Ethan.

I'm not much on history, but i loved the way they weaved the civil war setting with the present day. The supernatural and paranormal elements blended seamlessly and made this love story a believable one.

The secondary cast of characters (Macon, Amma, Ridley, etc.) were well-fleshed out and added flavor to the story.

Ethan, smart and full of tenacity. Lena, vulnerable, intelligent and very conflicted. All the things I like in characters. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.


Would I recommend this? Yes and I plan on reading the rest of the series.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Prince's Ultimate Deception by Emilie Rose

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About the Book


American Madeline Spencer arrived in glitzy Monaco with dreams of a vacation fling. Dangerously attractive and maddeningly mysterious Damon Rossi filled the bill. Their nights of soaring passion left Madeline breathless--and craving more. Then she discovered her seductive paramour was actually a prince. Being considered a royal mistress had not been part of her plan. But she could almost get used to a lifetime of pampering.

Until she found out her disguised prince was set to marry another woman.


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Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:




Where to start....

Madeline is awesome. She knows how to protect herself physically and can handle weapons thanks to her father who is a cop.  Her past romantic relationships have left her burned and she really detests liars.

Damon Rossi is a prince in disguise. He falls for Madeline. There's one problem: he hasn't revealed the truth about who he really is. He wants her in the forever kind of way but he might not get what he's hoping for.

The relationship between the two of them was full of sparks and chemistry.

Would I recommend this? Yes, I would also recommend this one. All in all, a good romantic read.