Manga Review: The Sheik and the Bought Bride by Mallery and Hashimoto

 

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Review:

I checked out The Sheik and the Bought Bride because the original novel was written by Susan Mallery, without realizing that it was illustrated by Takako Hashimoto, the same artist who worked on A Mediterranean Marriage, my review from last Friday.  I love her artwork!  Her illustrations are delicate and airy, and the exotic village in El Deharia was brought vividly to life, both through background details and Victoria’s wardrobe.  Her clothing was beautifully rendered and I loved seeing all of her costume changes.

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Review: A Wife in Wyoming by Lynnette Kent

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Wow! Some times you strike gold when randomly checking books out of the library.  I didn’t even read the blurb for A Wife in Wyoming.  I just saw the cover, which I find very appealing, and clicked Borrow.  Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down.  I’ve been reading Harlequin American Romances forever, and I’ve never noticed Lynnette Kent before, but I enjoyed this so much that I immediately glommed onto her expansive backlist.  Thank goodness for Scribd!

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Heart’s Desire by TJ Kline

This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for TJ Kline’s Heart’s Desire.  Check it out!

Heart’s Desire
Healing Harts # 1

By: T.J. Kline

Releasing April 28th, 2015

Avon Impulse

Blurb

TJ KLINE’s brand new Healing Hart’s series kicks off with HEART’S DESIRE

If you could have anything, do anything… what would it be?

Jessie Hart has a soft spot for healing the broken, especially horses and children, but her business is failing and bankruptcy is looming. The one man who can save Heart Fire Ranch is the last man she wants to take advice from – financial expert Nathan Kerrington – the same man who broke her heart eight years ago.

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Interview and Giveaway: Fringe Benefits by Sandy James!

Sandy James dropped by to answer a few questions, and she brought along a copy of her latest, Fringe Benefits, for you to win! 

What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

My iPhone! I seriously think I’ll have to go through some kind of rehab to break myself of the habit of constantly checking things on my phone! Email. Facebook. Twitter. It’s really getting to be a problem. But don’t try to take it away from me, or you’ll be pulling back a blood stump instead of a hand. (Teasing!)

Name three things on your desk right now.

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–April 19th Edition

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

The weather has finally improved, and we have enjoyed temps in the 70s!  The grass is turning green, the flowers are coming back to life, and the trees are slowly starting to bud.  We’ve been warned of another Polar Vortex though, which is expected to hit just in time for the first horse show of the season – next week!  Oh, well, I’ll have to pack a box of hand warmers for the trip.

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Manga Review: A Mediterranean Marriage by Graham and Hashimoto

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Review:

Harlequin manga is my crack!  I purchased A Mediterranean Marriage when it was on sale for .99, and I decided to read it last night because, after a stressful week, I had the attention span of a small bug.  This was perfect for  my mood.  It’s fast paced, the art is lovely, and the exotic locale was painstakingly rendered for my reading enjoyment.  The biggest disappointment for me was Rauf, the incredibly jerky hero, who has a grudge against Lilly and treats her terribly, all because she turned him down three years ago and his delicate ego still hasn’t recovered.

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Review: In the Brazilian’s Debt by Susan Stephens

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So I couldn’t resist the polo.  Where there is polo, there are polo ponies, or so my thought processes would like to think.  And yes, there were horses in Susan Stephens’ In the Brazilian’s Debt, but alas, not enough to keep me happy.  The biggest disappointment, however, was Chico, because he treated Lizzie so terribly after having sex with her.  He went from being Mr Hottie Sex God to Biggest Jerk on the Planet in 0 to 60, and I was like, “What?”

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