Mini DNF Reviews– A Handful of Harlequins

 

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DNF @ 30%

I was just not feeling this one. There was zero chemistry between the protagonists, and Mason was a complete douche. After his rage at EveMarie’s betrayal was allowed to fester for 15 years, he has returned to victoriously snap up her family’s horse estate, which is in foreclosure. After the death of his horse trainer father, he and his brother magically because millionaires, thanks to his wealthy society mother, who died when he was a child. Now that he’s back, not having earned his fortune, he can’t wait to rub his wealth and power in EvaMarie’s face. The tables have turned! He’s the rich one now. Ugh. I hated Mason and couldn’t put this down fast enough. NEXT!

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Review: Lord Sebastian’s Secret by Jane Ashford

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Review by Poo Penny

There wasn’t anything in this book that was asking me to keep reading. The chemistry between Sebastian and Georgina was tolerable, but they are already betrothed, and they already like each other. The only conflict is that Sebastian first began to court her for her money, and then later decided that she was more than that, and has never told her the truth. There is no good back and forth between the two of them, so I was pretty bored. I liked Georgina’s little sisters, they at least had some kind of personality.

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Review: Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

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Review by Poo Penny

Holy freaky moly can Ilona Andrews write a good book. First, they are SO SO SOOOO good at building chemistry and romance, and Curran and Kate haven’t even kissed! HOW DO THEY DO THIS TO ME. I am sitting over here drooling over Curran, and I do not do that often. And second, that closing scene! That was extremely sexy, and all he did was whisper in her ear.

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Review: Her Small-Town Cowboy by Mia Ross

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This book caught my eye because the hero runs a horse farm. How could I say no to that? The Love Inspired line doesn’t always work for me, and this was a case were the results were definitely mixed. I enjoy them more when they are less preachy, and more about finding inner strength and acceptance.
Mike runs his family’s struggling farm. He’s been having a hard time since the unexpected death of his father, a renowned thoroughbred trainer. He’s also carrying a huge chip on his shoulder after his wife abandoned him and his infant daughter. He’s done his best to raise her and his world revolves around her, as well as the rest of his family.

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Review: The Desert King’s Secret Heir by Annie West

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This book irritated me at first. Arden is a single mother, skimping to provide the best for her 3 year-old son. Her world is turned on end when she is reunited with Idris, her holiday lover and Dawud’s father. Only now she learns his true identity is Idris, Sheikh of Zahrat. Discovering that he lied to her, and then abandoned her, breaks her heart all over again.

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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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