Mini Review: To Wed A Scandalous Spy by Celeste Bradley

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Review by Poo Penny

I am torn about this book, on one hand I enjoyed the premise. An Earl undercover compromises his reputation for his country, and becomes known as Lord Treason, while searching for the real person committing treason. He finds himself one morning with a young woman whom he inadvertently compromised, so he proposes. Seems reasonable enough. Willa says yes, but all of a sudden she hates him. What? She said yes! I didn’t get the flip flop of her opinion.

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Review: The Bull Rider’s Cowgirl by April Arrington

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April Arrington is a hit or miss author for me. This was hit. Her voice has improved with every installment of the Men of Raintree Ranch, and The Bull Rider’s Cowgirl held my attention from page one. Jen’s fears of not being good enough, and of ending up like her mother, working long hours in a diner for a meager salary, eat away at her. She is determined to win big in the rodeo finals in Vegas, hoping to use the prize money to make a more comfortable life for both herself and her widowed mother.

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Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

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I love second chance romances, and I haven’t read many hockey books, so I grabbed this when I saw it at the library. I liked it enough to continue the series, but I thought the romance between Leo and Georgia was a little flat. There’s not much conflict between them that a tumble into bed won’t fix, and they pretty much pick up where they left off back in high school. Leo has never stopped loving her, and Georgia, after being the victim of a violent attack, dumps Leo right after graduation so they can get on with their lives. She feels that she is dragging him down, and that he will be better off without her.

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Review: Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas by Emily McKay

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I enjoyed How Willa Got Her Groove Back, so I was looking forward to Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas.  This didn’t work as well for me, and I didn’t find it as engaging as the first book.  It was clicking right along until right after the wedding, and then it fell apart for me.

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Review: The Guardian’s Virgin Ward by Caitlin Crews

 

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Good God!  I love Caitlin Crews’ writing.  I have said that numerous times. But some of her books just don’t work for me.  This one.  Ugh.  I loved the beginning.  Liliana is bold and feisty, and she pushes back when Izar tries to control her.  But then.  Not so much.  She becomes a doormat when he whisks her away to Saint Moritz after seducing her and deciding that he will marry her.  Just.  Yuck!  He’s her guardian, and while she’s trapped in the villa, all I could think of was – Stockholm Syndrome.  Yuck!  I wasn’t convinced in any way that their love was genuine, or that it would last.  Because.  YUCK!

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