Thursday, March 28, 2019

Review: Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

Saving the Scot

Synopsis

Louisa Robertson’s father is furious when he finds her acting on stage. Now, she’s being shipped off to America to marry some stranger her father thinks will bring out the “lady” in her. Luckily, Louisa’s maid agrees to switch places with her! Her maid will marry the American and get the wealthy lifestyle she’s always wanted, and Louisa can do whatever she damn well pleases––for the first time in her life.

Highlander Ian Sinclair needs an army commission, and the only way he can get one is to safely deliver the general’s Daughter-from-Hell to her intended in America. Easy, right? It would be if the lady’s companion Louisa didn’t wear breeches and do everything the exact opposite of what he orders. It’ll be a miracle if the sparks flying between Ian and Louisa don’t set the bloody ship afire before they arrive in America.

But just when Louisa thinks her plan is going to give her the acting career she wants and a Highlander to boot...Ian discovers her secret.

Review

I really enjoyed reading this adventurous read and a journey across the Atlantic. What seemed like a simple deception, playing a role, soon turned into a much-complicated problem because now there is no turning back. Saving the Scot is a sweet and romantic read. It is a story about two people who are doing something they don't want to do, they have envisioned their lives different, yet fate always intervenes.

All Louisa Robertson wants is freedom to pursue a carrier is acting. Unfortunately, her father and brother do not agree. She is notorious for causing trouble in her home town and everyone talks about her. Ultimately, her father has had enough and decides to ship her off to America. Where she will marry someone she hasn't even met, let alone love. But not to worry because Miss Louisa is never short of ideas to get out of such troubling situations. Along with her maid, she hatches a plan to deceive everyone and at last, gaining the freedom she has always craved.

Ian Sinclaire wants to return to the army but now he is saddled with two women and it is his duty to see that they reach America safely. Their journey is not going to be an easy one, he is sure of that, but he did not anticipate added complication of his feelings for Louisa Robertson's companion. The woman does something to his heart and he simply does not know how to ignore his feelings. Dare he make a move? It isn't like she expects hearts and flowers. Maybe they can both enjoy each other's company and little romance before they must part ways.

It's a very entertaining story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I think it is a must read for historical fiction fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: London Calling by Veronica Forand

London Calling

Synopsis

Small town police officer Emma Ross loves her simple life––but it takes a hard turn into crazy when she’s kidnapped by MI6 and is put under the protection of an over-bearing, albeit sexy, Scotsman. A man who believes she’s lying to protect her father—a father whom she had no idea worked for British Intelligence and is now missing.

Liam Macknight’s partner was assassinated and he’s certain Emma’s father had something to do with it. But the stubborn woman isn’t talking, and she’s determined to get herself killed trying to find out the truth. Locking her in a room does no good––he tried that. So he’s forced to work with her, even if he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to trust her.

When he’s assigned to kill her dad to protect the identity of British spies in the Kremlin, he knows what little trust they’ve gained is about to be destroyed forever...

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Review

It is a very thrilling reading and I enjoyed reading a lot. The story is great and all the characters are very well-developed. There are undertones of romance but mostly it is a spy thriller.
The story begins with a tragedy when Liam Macknight loses his team mate and he is now willing to do anything to find and kill the people responsible. His life is complicated and his missions are never easy. He is the leader whose job is to keep his team alive. But sometimes things go wrong. He is a brooding man who doesn't really know how to have fun. And now, situation demands that he keeps his mind focused on the job. In this situation Emma Ross is a complication he doesn't need. Unfortunately, he has no choice. Emma's father is missing. He is either a traitor or he has been kidnapped for some other reason. In either case, Emma is now in danger and MI6 decided to force their protection whether she wants it or not.
Emma's life is turned upside down when her father goes missing. She learns that he wasn't who he said he was. She had no idea that he was lying to her about his job. Now she knows but there is not much she could do as long as MI6 decides to keep her away from the action. She can't believe that she must stay in hiding while her father might be dead. It's not like she is a completely helpless woman. But no worries, she does not plan to be a bystander in her own life. She is one bad ass heroine who can very well take care of herself.
All is all, a very well-written story that all readers can enjoy. I loved both Emma and Macknight. They are such a perfect couple and even though it is not exactly a romance novel but still I enjoyed that side of the story quite a lot.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cover Reveal + Excerpt: String Me by Rebecca Brooke

Title: String Me
Series: Jaded Ivory Series
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Rockstars)
Release Date: April 25, 2019
Cover Design: Sommer Stein - Perfect Pear
Vegas
At least, it sounded like a good idea at the time. I mean what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?
Not so much.
Not when I make rash decisions and the whole world was there to catch my stupidity on camera. But this time...
This time, I took someone down with me and she didn’t deserve any of the sh*t being thrown her way.
The band is pissed I screwed up again.
She's being unfairly hounded by the paparazzi.
I regret everything that's happened.
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.
But the bad press isn’t my fault. Things have to go right at some point.
Don’t they?

A week in Vegas sounded like exactly what I needed. Lights, bars, and women.
The pounding grew louder. I rolled my eyes and opened the link. Definitely, the way to get my mind off of everything. I purchased the tickets for the last flight tonight. After a quick call to the Bellagio, I was set up in a suite for the next week.
I checked the time. I had enough to pack and get to the airport for my flight. I took a suitcase out of my closet.
“Dammit, Monty. Open the fucking door.”
Jackson could stand at the door all night and yell. It wasn’t stopping me from getting on that plane. I opened the suitcase on the bed and pulled the essentials out of my drawers. Within ten minutes, I had my clothes packed and walked into the en suite to grab the toiletries I’d need. The knocking still hadn’t stopped.
Dropping a few things for the plane ride into a bookbag, I zipped up both bags and ordered an Uber. Rolling my shoulders back, I tugged the bag off the bed and went to the door. I popped the lock and opened it to find the entire band standing in the hall outside my room.
“Fucking finally,” Jackson said. “I thought you were going to stay in there all night.”
I shrugged. “Nope. Gotta be somewhere.” I took a step forward, dragging the suitcase behind me.
Heath noticed the bag first. “Where are you going?”
“Away from all this.” I didn’t bother to stop on my way to the front door. Suddenly, it seemed they all had loads of time to spend together.
“Without telling us where you’re going?” Mari’s voice had taken on a tone we didn’t often hear and when you did you knew she was pissed.
I turned to look at all of them. “Why do I need to tell anyone? You all have your own lives and don’t check in with anyone when you make plans.”
Mari took a step forward, crossing her arms over her chest. “We do if we’re leaving for more than a night.”
“Well, times change.” She narrowed her eyes at me, but I kept going. “You guys have plans for the night and now so do I. I’m taking the week to relax far from here.”
“Just tell us where you’re going so we don’t worry,” Sawyer asked.
I clenched my teeth together. Did he mean worry about me or what I might do? “Vegas.”
Heath scoffed. “You really think you’re going to relax in sin city? You’d be better off on some tropical island.”
“And maybe I just want some fun.”
Jackson ran a hand through his hair. “Jesus, Monty. Vegas doesn’t sound like a good idea.”

“What? Do you think I need a babysitter?”
  
Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. Writing has always been a love for her, as well as reading. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. Rebecca is the author of contemporary, new adult, and paranormal romance.
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Blurb:
Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Secrets and lies.
Demons of past and present.
Old insecurities and new fears.
One more year left to pretend.
One more year to wreck it all.
The countdown begins.

All Jeanette Sanders wanted to do was escape her past and forget everything that has happened. Coming to Greyford was supposed to be her new beginning, a clean slate. Only it seems like her past doesn’t want to let her go. As her old insecurities start to return in full force and lies grow bigger than ever, the only thing left is the hope that her broken heart will survive this time around.

Andrew Hill has been betrayed one too many times in the past. Cynical and cold-hearted, he closed off his heart for good and doesn’t plan on letting anybody in ever again. Especially women. But his heart doesn’t seem to care and starts beating faster every time a particular black-haired beauty gets in his way and puts him in his place.

He wants her body, not her heart. She tries to resist him, but the pull is too much.

They know they’re all wrong for each other, but some habits are too sweet to give up.


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Anna B. Doe is the author of the New York Knights series, Underwater and brand new Greyford High series. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with a little extra spice.
When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book, you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.
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