So I read a couple of books a few weeks ago and didn’t get around to writing my reviews for them. Because I generally write my reviews soon after I’ve read the book, unless I take good notes, I don’t feel right about giving a full review of them. If I wait too long to review after reading I forget the details and can’t give a thorough review regarding plot, characters, etc. I’ve also already moved onto other books that have distracted me too much. But I do know the overall feeling I had toward the books and whether I liked them or not and wanted to share. So that has birthed, Quickie Reviews!
“Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.”
Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing–and persistent–admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition . . . but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.
Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon–and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses . . . and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.
LOVE LOVE LOVED this one from start to finish. Mrs. Kleypas has a gift for historical romance. The heroine, Annabelle, was resourceful and strong and the hero, Simon Hunt, is to die for. Exactly the kind of man I could fall in love with. The relationship and friendships among ‘The Wallflowers’ was endearing and lovely! If you like historical romance this one is a DEFINITE winner! A sweet story with lots of verbal sparring and wit. I CANNOT wait to read the rest of this series!
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
It was okay. The story is fascinating and draws you in immediately. I loved Puck. His protectiveness, sarcasm, and humor completely won me over and I think he was a great friend to Meghan. I have reservations about Meghan. Overall she’s a decent enough character but I was irked when people kept telling her she had power beyond measure and she had no inclination to learn to harness and use it. The two times she attempted was half-hearted and apathetic and it pissed me off. She was perfectly okay to let Puck and Ash save her over and over and over again. I’ll be delving into this phenomena a little more thoroughly soon. Ash was cool, but I want to know more. Overall the story was interesting and I want to continue reading them.
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