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: 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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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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