"This was the first time I read anything by this author. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed her writing. It was fun and also interesting where she set the main local for the major part of the book. I am now looking for other books by her."
"Woods, in her latest contemporary romance, redeems a silly plot contrivance with energetic pacing, snappy dialogue and an appealing romantic hero. Megan O'Rourke is a Martha Stewart clone with a whirlwind, workaholic Manhattan life. When her ornery grandfather, Tex, dies, she's shocked to find that she has inherited not only his ranch but also his illegitimate eight-year-old daughter, whom she is now required to raise in Wyoming. As if it isn't difficult enough moving a burgeoning communications empire to a town called Whispering Wind, Megan discovers Tex's closest advisor was charismatic Jake Landers, the man who broke her heart years before. Megan's rigidity and snobbishness grate at times; it's difficult to like a heroine capable of having a snit over packaged coffee the morning after her beloved granddad's funeral, but Woods warmly renders Megan's bumpy transition into both romantic and maternal love, eventually winning over the reader. Jake, on the other hand is lovable right from the start, a classic good-hearted bad-boy type with a nice mixture of charm and common sense."
"This book gets very mixed reviews! I enjoyed it because it carried on from 'Captive'. The story was good as I remember but I think it may have aged somewhat in what we find palatable now days in a hero. The best book of this trilogy I feel was 'The Bodyguard'. That is book #3."
"Devine has written a steamy story as usual. I like her writing. This book was good but enjoyed her others better. Might be because I felt it was far fetched at times? Still a good story if your a fan of hers as I am."
"This is an ambitious attempt by Mary Willis Walker, starring Molly Cates for the third time. For the most part, it was a first-rate effort of combining politics, homelessness, and a 28-year-old unsolved mystery.
The characterizations are superb, and the story is tightly plotted. Balancing two main stories, the homeless Sarah Jane and Molly's self-mutilating investigation of her father's death 28 years ago, is a tough assignment, and is not always successful. I found myself deeply involved with homeless Sarah Jane who seemed to me more interesting than Molly. It could be that crimes committed 28 years ago lack in immediacy. I would find myself drawn back to Molly's story by the repulsive former Sheriff Crocker. The worst part wasn't his disgusting persona, it was that it was so familiar. We have all met a Sheriff Crocker, and been far the worse for the encounter.
The story was taut, leading to an unbearably suspenseful showdown. Even if the house were burning down, you wouldn't move till you finished the last ten pages."
"I enjoyed this 4th book in the Dennehy Sisters series. It was a good story about the spoiled sister. 1-Wild Sweet Ecstasy 2-Rogue's Mistress 3-Forever In My Heart 4-Always In My Dreams 5-Only In My Arms This is another enjoyable read from Jo Goodman. If you liked her other books about the Dennehy sisters, you will surely enjoy this read, as well. However, Skye is probably the least likable of the 5 sisters (as she is slightly spoiled and self-centered) and this story may be the most difficult to follow. Unlike the others, this one does not take place in the West. Instead, it happens in an old mansion in New England, where Skye's father has sent her to do some harmless research/investigating to satiate her adventurous spirit. Instead, she finds real danger and a dangerous, enigmatic hero to boot. The mystery moves at a quick pace. In the end, this Dennehy sister -- like the others -- finds the man of her heart and spirit."
"Emily Jane Todd has just found her guardian angel. Actually, the small-town librarian had just been stood up by her fiancÚ when she ran into the errant angel with her car. And while he appears to be unscathed, ""Michael"" continues to insist that his pedigree is quite legitimate. Emily just hopes his brain hasn't been scrambled in the accident; besides, she's not inclined to believe that an angel could be so dangerously sexy. Yet Michael quickly reveals the most astounding things about her, and makes her laugh in a way she never has before. What's more, he declares that he's been sent to save her. At this point, the only rescue Emily has in mind is her upcoming marriage, and she's ready to bid her most attractive angel good-bye. But when he lets slip that he also looks at souls -- and hers is a rare beauty -- Emily's ready to risk heaven in his arms. Their journey will break every angelic and earthly rule before it yields her one wish: a love divine."
"Annalise gazed out the castle window as a tall, shackled stranger was pulled from the carriage below. In his face was a terrifying beauty, chiseled features that bespoke an aristocratic lineage, fathomless eyes that promised revenge. This was Bryson le Fort, the last Duke of Marchfield. This was the man she'd been summoned to marry. They said he'd spent years in a monastery. They lied. One glimpse of his pale face and she'd seen into his darkest heart, felt his ice-blue eyes melt her innocent soul.
His only weapon was silence. But rage gave him strength. Now he was a prisoner again, this time in his scheming mother's gilded cage. This girl was his price for freedom. She, a commoner, would bear his heirs and save the Marchfield estate from Mad King George. They were both trapped. But even as Annalise plotted her escape, Bryson knew he could never let her go. She knew his secrets, ignited his passions, was his fate. No power in heaven or hell could stand between them now...."
"Arizona Territory, 1876: All alone on her ranch with the exception of her infant son, widow Rose Colby comes face to face with a wounded and desperate Apache half-breed named Latigo. Rose tends his wounds at gunpoint when she learns that he has been accused of murder. While he is undoubtedly dangerous, the information that Latigo gives Rose about her dead husband and his involvement in a group called the Indian Ring is even more so. Was her husband's death really an accident? Is it possible that the man she considers her late husband's best friend is actually a sinister enemy beneath his concerned facade? And will Rose be able to resist her growing feelings for Latigo, which will endanger both her life and the life of her infant son? A well-developed plot, strong characterization, and a colorful setting contribute to the impact of this emotional story."
"Regan is lured to the fort by a father who wants to marry her off by saying that he is dying when he isn't. Regan has other plans for her life. When Captain Larkins pushes his advances on Regan, Regan escapes into the desert to find a wounded Branded Wolf and nurses him back to health. She is instantly physically attracted, and they join forces with Branded Wolf when Captain Larkin finds them/Regan, they flee to find a wagontrain under attack by White men who disguise themselves as Indians to make it look like Indians did it. When they try to explain this at the fort, they are not believed and Branded Wolf gets imprisoned by the Colonel. Regan helps Branded Wolf escape, this gets the Colonel riled, and Captain Larkin and later towards the end, as Regan and Branded Wolf are found among Branded Wolf's people, this story finally ends happily, with Regan and Branded Wolf marrying in front of a preacher."
"Again, who picks these reviewers? This was a wonderful, very funny book. It was a futuristic romance, but if your looking for space ships , fighting and gore you are not going to find it here. This was a very well written character driven story with a 'good' hero and a 'bad' heroine. It is a good read."
"Others have reviewed this book and correctly stated that it is not a pure legal thriller. True enough. There are legal parts to this story, but the case is not resolved through fancy legal footwork. Rather, the thriller becomes a mystery too and we race along with our heroes to see if they can save everyone and expose the villains.
Is it great literature? Hardly. But, it's a lot of fun."