I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love to grab Christmas romances during the holidays and this one was perfect. I enjoyed the pleasant writing and I laughed out loud several times. Both of the characters had a back story although I would a have liked a little bit more about Gabe. But other than that I enjoyed the flow of the book it was funny and very sexy. I could also see the set up for the overprotective brother and I am very curious about his story. If you want a story to read while escaping from relatives this holiday, this one is perfect.
You know when you read a book and you want to be friends with the character? Hollis is the complete opposite. This book is part of a series simply title A Love Story. I started with this series mid book with Stirred and I love it so much I had to find out what happens next. Well, it was ok. The writing was good although a little long winded at times but no amount of writing could make me like Hollis as a character. She was just a witch, although the other adjective would fit nicely here as well. The excuse for her funky attitude was her being the oldest and having all these expectations placed on her. But, she was too much maintenance for my taste and I almost wished that Matthew would have let her wallow in her own self pity because she was not worth it. Matthew was great and really too good for Hollis. I understand that opposite attract but a funky attitude does not. I have read books about feisty and demanding women before but this was character gave me the blues. I may give the next in the series a try or even the previous but I don’t like books that leave me drained and this one did just that.
I was given this book for an honest review. I wanted to give it 5 stars I really did buuuuut, the ending. I really enjoyed this book. I love books where the people hate each other and end up loving each other. This did a great job of that. The book is the second part of a series and that is made very clear. The story was still simple to follow because the author does not assume you have read the first story so she gives you a good background as to why Tori does not care for Miles. Tori’s character was ok. She was not very complex and I wanted to know a little bit more about her and I just did not get that from this book. I got more from Miles’ side and I really enjoyed him as a character. Tori was kind of a whiny brat and I was not her biggest fan but the story was still a good one. However, the ending seemed rushhed to me. I was left with “how did we get here?” It just seemed to jump straight into the epilogue, which I was not happy with. Great story but I don’t think I will go back and read the first in the series.
I read this book and I was pleasantly surprised. It is one of those wonderfully romantic but not raunchy. The best part of this book as that the characters and situations are very believable. There is no over the top billion dollar romance, although I am a fan of those too. Sage is passionate about what she does and her crush, Garrett is trying to find his way after being the head of the family helping out his father when his mother left. Garrett has the bigger issues when dealing with letting himself be free of the burden of family and allowing himself to be his own person. I realized after a few chapters that this was actually the 3rd in a series however, I was not lost. I just wanted to know more about some of the other characters and I may go back a read to find out. So, if you have not read the other titles in the series do not let that discourage you. This is a wonderful, pleasant read and I enjoyed it.
Can we get a slow clap for Monica McCarty. I am in love with this series. If you have not read the rest of the series I would not suggest diving into this book, which is number 10 in the Highland Guard series.
I love a good romance and their are certain things that take a series from good to great and for me it is all about character development. I have to believe in these characters. In order to make me believe, you have to put the characters in situations that are believable. Monica McCarty does this with every book in this series.
I truly love the character Margaret. She has qualities that I wish I had in myself. She holds her head up high even when being ridiculed with assumptions because she is different than a normal noble woman. This makes her attractive to Eoin Maclean, because she is the complete opposite of him and THAT is what makes them believable.
This book will make you laugh out loud with the quirks of Maggie and cringe for Eoin’s discomfort. It will also make you feel awful for Maggie and some of the things that she must endure, just because people are assuming things about her. In my opinion, this is one of the best books in the series. The emotional roller-coaster and the action will have you turning pages so quickly, you’ll be sad to see it end.
Lauren Stewart is a great author. He characters are very believable Their situation makes sense and I don’t find myself rolling my eyes at dumb female characters (which can happen often in romance books).
I love that her books start in the fairy-tale format. I find this adorable.
If you have not read the first book in this series there is no need to worry because the books do not really build upon on another. The characters are friends but they don’t rely on you reading previous books to follow the story.
This book had great character development. It was believable how the relationship between Hayden and Andi grew from simple chatting online to wanting to know meet one another in person.
I like the fact that Andi, the female character, was smarter in computers than Hayden. I thought him being completely lost, in her world, made him venerable and not just a rich executive. Although we do find out later is a lot more vulnerable than we thought. I was weary about the wife situation in the synopsis, but I enjoyed the fact that she was not the normal “bitchy” wife who treats her husband like crap. She had a story as well and it fit very well within the story.
There was not a huge amount of sex in the book but the plot and situations were believable, which is, to me, the most important part of a story and what keeps you engaged.
This is a perfect poolside book and is quick read.
I am looking forward to the rest of this series.