Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"No Good Duke Goes Unpunished" by Sarah MacLean



NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED BY SARAH MACLEAN

SERIES: The Rules of Scoundrels #3
PUBLISHER: Piatkus
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he's dreamed of...absolution. Mara planned never to come back, but when her brother falls deep into debts at Temple's exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade: she will return to society and reveal the truth...that he is no killer. But the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of Temple's strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything...even true love.

MY REVIEW

I really wouldn't have pegged Temple as the hero to swoon over (at least not that much), but I find myself completely reconsidering that now. With his destroyed reputation and a dark past constantly haunting him, Temple drew me into a tragic but totally captivating story that I adored reading about. How can someone be indifferent to a powerful sexual tension caused by a fantastic chemistry, but kept at bay (er, not so easily, though) by a strong desire of revenge? Temple and Mara have one of the most interesting stories to tell, and our heroine has certainly some serious explaining to do... Who will pay the price for redemption?

Another great addition to The Rules of Scoundrels series, perhaps with the most surprising of the epilogues. A real I-did-not-see-that-coming-and-I-loved-it revelation. If I was really looking forward to Chase's story before, now I'm so eager to read it that I can barely contain the excitement!

RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#46)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Seriously, Keri Ann. You'll be the death of me. And now that I understand what that blush means, the question is," he cocked his head to the side, "just what naughty idea were you having in my bathroom the other day?"

Page 181 - "Eversea" by Natasha Boyd


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Quirks

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: QUIRKS

I can sum up my peculiar behavioural habits in just one word: OCD.

Some may think for the most part it's all about organizing shelves, displaying books, CDs and/or DVDs in a certain order and keep them that way or the next thing you know you'll freak out. I'm afraid it's far more than that. If you really have such a complexion, your organization will go crazy with everything and you'll become a tiny bit of a perfectionist.

Have you ever used a correction pen? Sure you have, who hasn't? Including me, of course, and boy if it pains me a damn hell of a lot! I get this is not something you can do especially when you're at school or at work, but I'd rather rip off the paper and start writing all over again. And this leads to another kind of problem: insecurity. Would you like me to count the times I check and re-check before sending or publishing something? Yeah, let's just leave it...

I won't bother you with a list of things I have to do a certain way—which would be really long and you could end up snoring—but I'll tell you that I keep all my things in a way that, when I enter in a room, I can tell if something has been moved. Does that make me freak out? Besides the internal yelling, you mean? No, but you can be sure I'll go for what has been moved and I will re-arrange it because, yes, it needs to stay that way. Don't worry, I may look the other way, but I never snap at the guilty ones.

Everyone who knows me will tell you I'm good and kind and that I certainly don't let the obsession I have/feel ruin any kind of relationship or put the pressure on others. I learnt how to keep it at bay outside from home and family, but my head constantly runs its train of compulsive thoughts 24/7...Still, I live with it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Ashes To Ashes" by Karina Halle



ASHES TO ASHES BY KARINA HALLE

SERIES: Experiment in Terror #8
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in. When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out—her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever. Even when dead, some children get whatever they want. And they want Perry.

MY REVIEW

Dex, Perry AND Rebecca filming a new episode of EIT together in a haunted sanatorium? And not-to-miss stops are on schedule? Sign me up for the craziest road trip ever!

After the latest events, we know what Dex is up to (*sigh*), but surely he's not going to do that here, right? A haunted sanatorium can't possibly be the right place. Although it does seem to work quite well for revealing BIG secrets so, why not? Perhaps because creepy dead kids get in the way and make plans kinda change—and your body shivers. Believe me, you'll turn your head around at every sound and jump from your seat every time someone enters the room you're in...and it will be totally worth it!

Moments of real creepiness alternate with those of pure happiness, and swoons (oh-the-swoons!) are there to make your day, which suddenly will be crushed by shocking discoveries... It's incredible how a series can still be so mind-blowing after eight novels and four novellas, but Karina Halle is an amazing storyteller and she brilliantly made sure to get her readers more than ready and excited for the big finale!

RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (#45)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


He might be her patient, and she might be the therapist, but he was still a man.
And she still had a great ass that was going to be hard for him to ignore.

Page 116 - "Thrown By A Curve" by Jaci Burton


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