Monday, August 15, 2016

Brier (The Kingsbrier Quintuplets #2) by Jody Kaye

I really enjoyed this second book in the Kingsbrier Series. Brier Cavanaugh ran away from Drew Newhouse once before, but she never stopped loving him. Years have passed, but Drew also is not over Brier. He attempts to win her back, but it's not going to be easy. She's ready to put a fight at every turn.

I loved the writing in this story. The author does a great job with making the readers fall more in love with the Kingsbrier quints. The story just doesn't revolve around Brier, but also her siblings. We see how Eric and Ginny are doing, and we learn more about Adam and Colton's lives. Daveigh's struggle to find love without her siblings' interference plays a role in the men she dates. But the one she really wants doesn't realize that he actually does have a chance with her. I can't wait to read more in this series!

The Widow's Auction by Sabrina Jeffries

This was a fast-moving and very-enjoyable novella. Isobel, the widowed Lady Kingley, is at odds with Lord (Justin) Warbrooke most of the time. However, after she is talked into taking part in a widow's auction by a friend, she finds out that her alter-ego, the masked "Bella" catches Justin's eye. Justin actually realizes who she is, but decides to teach her a lesson by seeing how far he can seduce her. Bella is intrigued at what is being offered, yet she struggles with enjoying the moment because of a secret in her past. If her mask is removed and her true identity comes out, she worries that her life will be destroyed. Both of them find themselves caught up in the night, but what happens when morning comes?

I highly recommend this book. Fun, sexy and well-written.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Review - Lady Grace's Husband Hunt by Ava Stone

Lady Grace Post knows her great-uncle, the Duke of Danby, wants to see her married. She decides to find her own husband before he can shackle her to some boring old man. Since she can't have the man she's loved for years, she begins to search for someone to marry.

The Earl of Prestwood, Oliver Ashbee, wants nothing more than to be the husband Grace desires. Yet despite their feelings for one another, they cannot be together. Can the Duke of Danby work his magic before Grace marries a substitute for true love? Will Oliver spend his life pining for the woman who owns his heart?

This was such a lovely story! I can't even express how much I loved this novella. At one point, my heart broke during the scene in the garden. I've never teared up so many times in a novella before. The author's writing truly reflects the pain of living through a break-up, and what happens after - when you cannot have what your heart wants.


Monday, August 1, 2016

A revamp

I created this blog a long time ago, as a replacement to my original one. Long story as to why, and longer one as to why I changed back to Embracing Chaos. So this one sits, alone and free.  With the suggestion of a friend floating around in the back of my mind every so often, I've decided to transform this blog, Under a Gypsy Moon, into a book review blog. Then all my reviews can be in one happy place.  Eventually I'll take the time to move over the ones placed on Embracing Chaos, but for now, I will start fresh for August. :) 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I liked this better than the first one. Although I think that's because a lot of the back story and characters had to be set up in Lowcountry Boil. With the second in the series, the reader could jump right in and get involved with the story. Liz is working on a new (and quite fascinating) new investigation, while dealing with her ex, Michael, and a possible new love interest, her partner Nate. I really enjoyed this one!

The Lady in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries #1) by Tara Randel

I found this book on accident when looking for something else at the library. I love a good mystery, and this is definitely one! After her grandmother passed away, Annie returns to the place she spent many childhood summers. Widowed and feeling lonely, Annie had no plans to stay long, but soon finds herself caught up in a mystery that her grandmother left her. This was a fun cozy mystery and I'm looking forward to more in the series.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Eric and his siblings (a set of quintuplets living on a Texas ranch) have just graduated high school - and are all on different paths. What one planned in the naive land of high school is not always the the future that will happen. Eric and his girlfriend, Ginny, have their lives ahead of them. Through his eyes and others, we are drawn quickly and deeply into the quints' lives. As the high school sweethearts deal with an unexpected pregnancy, we see the couple grow up suddenly before our eyes.

The author, Ms. Kaye, is able to create a world that is easy to imagine yourself in. Whether it's Momma Rose providing a caring shoulder or a strict parental command, or a sister who is constantly pushing her boundaries, the reader feels as though he/she is part of the family. I cannot wait to read more about the Kingsbrier quints!

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.