Review: A Di Sione for Greek’s Pleasure by Kate Hewitt

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I thought this was going to be a winner until about halfway through, when the heroine and hero actually started spending time together. As they revealed their tragic pasts to each other, I found that I just didn’t care about either one of them. Angelos was especially hard to sympathize with; he’s a grumpy, stern, unapproachable man who has basically ignored his young grieving daughter for 7 years, choosing to write letters to her instead of speaking to her because he’s not worthy of her love. Instead, he hides away from her, leaving her on his private island paradise while he works around the globe, keeping busy so he doesn’t have time to think about her, his deceased wife, or the fire destroyed his life. I just wasn’t feeling it.

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Review: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

 

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I am rereading these; I don’t think I ever finished reading the series. Grabbed the first 9 volumes at the library (it was easier than digging through boxes to find my copies!). I love the concept of equivalent exchange and that magic has a cost. In order to get something through magic, you must be able to sacrifice something equally as valuable. When Ed and Al try to bring their mother back from the dead, their sacrifice isn’t nearly enough to revive her. Al loses his body, and Edward loses a leg. In order to get his brother back, Edward must sacrifice his arm; all he gets in return is Al’s soul, which he bonds to an empty suit of armor.

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Review: When You Wish by Alexandra Ivy

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Review by Poo Penny

This is a complication of the three stories in the Cresswell Sisters series.  Each of the Cresswell’s respond differently to being the daughter of the renowned jewel thief, the Devilish Dandy, and while I found each of their stories cute and unique is parts, ultimately I felt like the leading men in all 3 stories were basically the same.

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Mini-Reviews: The Billionaire’s Legacy 1 – 2

 

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I wanted to read this Harlequin series because several of my favorite authors contributed a volume.  Here are my thoughts on the first tow volumes of The Billionaire’s Legacy.

Book 1 – Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest by Carol Marinelli

I feel that this author’s writing style is very dry and that keeps the protagonists at arms length. I never really got to know their inner thoughts and feelings, and instead of feeling the characters’ emotions, I was told what they are. I didn’t care for that. I also thought Matteo was a selfish, spoiled rich kid who was using his parents’ failures as an excuse for his bad behavior. I did enjoy the racing bits, and wish there had been more of that.

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Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

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This was an absolute delight.  Dare’s writing is so effortlessly amusing that it’s difficult to break away from her books once I’ve started them.  I saved this for the weekend, and happily breezed right though it.  The characters, main and supporting, are all well drawn, with hidden depths that are slowly teased into view.  It was fun meeting up with old favorites, and Charlotte’s mother is a new gem.

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Review: Waiting for an Earl Like You by Alexandra Hawkins

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Review by Poo Penny


This was a pretty enjoyable and quick read. I do not typically enjoy the whole twins thing, because I would assume that there are certain mannerisms that each twin possess that other people would pick up on. This is about Thorn, the Earl of Netherwood, and Miss Lydall, Olivia. Thorn’s twin, Gideon, and Olivia have always been close friends, and Thorn has always been a little jealous of that, and since he is the heir, he has had to act with more modesty.

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Review: Rodeo Father by Mary Sullivan

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I had a few problems with Rodeo Father, but most of them stemmed from the supporting cast.  Rachel, pregnant and struggling to provide for her family, was recently widowed.  Her husband, a reckless man with little skill keeping a roof over his growing family, died in a motorcycle accident.  With few options open to her, Rachel was forced to move in with her mother, a woman with hardly a nurturing bone in her body.  When a stranger purchases the house that Rachel has been saving every penny for the down payment, it doesn’t seem that life can get any more unfair.  Travis, a man who has no intentions of setting down roots anywhere, purchased the house for his sister and her young sons.

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