Addicted to the Duke

*** 3/5: Liked it, through and through Addicted to the Duke is a bold and passionate adventure from England to the Mediterranean. Recommended readers: If you like historical romances and sailing the seas If you like some serious passion Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Who can resist a sailing Duke? Only Alexander Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has … Continue reading Addicted to the Duke

The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

*** 3.5/5: Liked it to the edge of love- a stage 1 crush A must-read for any Jane Eyre fan, Mr. Rochester gives us another perspective of the classic novel. Recommended readers: If you like women’s fiction and family drama If you want a slow and steady read that spans generations If you like Michelle Gable Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 5/5 overall REVIEW … Continue reading The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

*** 3.5/5: Liked it to the edge of love- a stage 1 crush A must-read for any Jane Eyre fan, Mr. Rochester gives us another perspective of the classic novel. Recommended readers: If you like Jane Eyre If you want a slow and steady historical read Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: A classic for the ages, Jane Eyre by … Continue reading Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

The Dangerous Billionaire

Available now: The Dangerous Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden ***3/5 stars-liked it Okay, I admit it.  I pick out a book for its evocative cover. Recommended readers: If you like adventurous romance If you want a mindless, escapist read Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: The Dangerous Billionaire was exactly what the doctor ordered. It’s a great read for one of those days … Continue reading The Dangerous Billionaire

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Available Jan. 10: Lucky Boy ****4/5 stars More thoughtful than entertaining, in Lucky Boy there is no right or wrong ending – just a taste of life. Recommended readers: If you enjoy thoughtful, real life reads If you like to step into someone else’s shoes via fiction Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Two people who grow up in different … Continue reading Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

Available this week: Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas ****3.5/5 stars- Liked it to the edge of love- a stage 1 crush. Lisa Kleypas’s contemporary romance has everything you want: Clever characters, tough decisions, and heartbreaking moments. Recommended readers: If you’re a fan of Susan Wiggs, Jude Devereaux and Nora Roberts If you like contemporary romance, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 2.5/5 for … Continue reading Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons

Available now: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons ***3/5 stars- Liked it With second chances, horses, and at least a couple of men to choose from, Riding Lessons is classic horsey chick lit. Recommended readers: Fans of that whole English equestrian thing Fans of Sara Gruen (though don’t expect Water for Elephants here) Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Riding Lessons is … Continue reading Review: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons

Ever After by Jude Deveraux

Available June 23: Ever After: A Nantucket Brides Novel (Nantucket Brides Trilogy) ****4/5 stars– loved it! In true Jude Deveraux style, you’ll stay up all night enjoying the third book in the Nantucket Brides Triology. Recommended readers: If you love Jude Deveraux, Nora Roberts For those looking for the perfect summer/beach read And for those looking for a fun, fast all-nighter type of read Here’s my … Continue reading Ever After by Jude Deveraux

The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me

Available now: The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me ***3.5/5 stars- Liked it to the edge of love- a stage I crush. In this novel by two dueling authors, childhood best friends Alex and Holly meet again in London:  Is it love, or is it something else? Recommended readers: If you like chic lit, if you like a dialogue-driven novel, and if you are a … Continue reading The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me

Nicholas Sparks Review: The Longest Ride

Available now as book or movie: The Longest Ride ***2.5/5 stars- It was ok Two parallel love stories develop around cowboys, rodeo, World War II, and art history. Recommended readers: If you like chick lit, if you you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks, and if you’d like to catch the book before the movie, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 2.5/5 for characters 2.5/5 for plot 2.5/5 … Continue reading Nicholas Sparks Review: The Longest Ride