Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Romancing Mr. Darcy"

Falling in love with Mr. Darcy again and again and again ...  

Three best-selling Pride and Prejudice 'what-if' stories in a Limited Edition Collection!  

To Have His Cake - Taunting. Tantalizing. Titillating. 
In an amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous tale, Mr. Darcy is a wealthy young man of sense and education with considerable knowledge of the world. He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all. That is until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet—her circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father. Follow Darcy's journey from a man who indeed is proud and haughty to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased. 

To Refuse Such a Man - Compromised. Courted. Captivated. 
Miss Elizabeth Bennet must decide whether to accept or refuse a proposal from the last man in the world whom she could be prevailed on to marry. At least two unhappy alternatives are also before her: certain scandal and her mother's disapprobation. Is there a path to happily ever after in the wake of an alliance born out of such circumstances? 

Still a Young Man - Secrets. Seductions. Second Chances. 
Widowed after six months of marriage, an older Elizabeth is determined to leave her past behind and enjoy life to its fullest, on her own terms. Charming, witty, and engaging, she is widely admired by all. However, everything is not as it seems. She harbors a secret. The beautiful widow captivates a younger Mr. Darcy. He knows her better than she knows herself. He struggles to break through her protective barriers, the most daunting being her tightly held conviction that she will never marry again. Elizabeth, refusing to suffer anyone's pity, hides the unpleasant truth of her forced marriage from everyone. Having observed the mourning period for a deceased husband she did not love, she looks forward to enjoying a Season in town. Her liveliness, her beauty, and her charm attract the notice of unscrupulous people posing as friends. There's only one man who’s able to help her navigate the treacherous waters of the ton. 

My Thoughts...

 I have to admit...I'm the kind of person irresistibly attracted to sequels of Jane Austen books. And how in the world could I resist this book with three (3) stories in one book. Oh! it has been like a mini-vacation back into the 1800s in My Reading Corner the last few days. I've been in my "Mind Candy Reading Corner" for sure!!!

I enjoyed these three books with their three different slants of the old classic P& P by Jane Austen. However, some of the added details that the author, P. O. Dixon added to the story was a bit more racy then Ms. Austen's story, and therefore threw me for a loop. I can't imagine Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth taking such liberties...Anyway, I enjoyed them enough to award them 4 "Romancing" stars.

This book is a part of my Nook library.

Monday, May 2, 2016

"The Marshal's Justice" Book Tour

A Texas lawman will move heaven and earth to keep his former lover and their infant daughter safe

A shoot-out on the banks of Appaloosa Creek is the last place marshal Chase Crockett expects to find his ex-lover. Former criminal informant April Landis is supposed to be in WITSEC awaiting the birth of their child. But the desperate woman caught in the cross fire isn't pregnant.

Telling Chase he was a father -- two months early -- wasn't an option with murderous thugs targeting April and their infant daughter. Despite the violence that divides them, her only prayer is to trust the Texas lawman sworn to protect his family. Until desire ambushes them again, leaving April and Chase at the mercy of a past with no promise of a future.
My Thoughts....
This book was fast paced but almost to much was going on for my taste. However, it kept me glued to the pages...It was a story filled with intrigue, suspense, and of course some romance.  If you like romantic suspense stories then I think you will enjoy this one.
This book was gifted to me by the publisher to read and review...I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
Paperback288 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by HarlequinM
0373749562 (ISBN13: 9780373749560)

"Deadly Obsession" Book Tour

In New York Times bestselling author Elle James's latest, one woman finds she's unsafe in her own home—and in her heart… 

 Real estate whiz Jillian Taylor thinks heroes and haunted houses are bogus. But when a series of strange events leaves her in danger, Stealth Ops Specialist Chance McCall is quick to the scene. Jillian can't resist the chemistry brewing between her and the sexy agent. But as she and Chance deconstruct her nightmares, someone becomes more desperate to keep those secrets from surfacing.

Chance knows there's more going on at the derelict Victorian manor than just ghosts—just as he knows there's something about the blonde beauty he can't resist. If only he could help decipher the meaning of Jillian's tortured dreams…and keep her safe in his arms forever.

My Thoughts... 
It was a bit of a different kind of read for a HARLEQUIN book. This book was a Romantic Suspense with a few twists and turns to keep us interested in the somewhat strange goings-ons. But in the end everything was ironed out and the mystery was solved. 
Paperback288 pages
Expected publication: May 10th 2016 by Harlequin (first published May 3rd 2016)
0373279884 (ISBN13: 9780373279883)

I received this book from the publisher to read and review. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. while I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.