In My Mail – April Edition

In My Mail was started by The Story Siren. As she states on her website, IMM can be posted whenever and is about books that you bought//won//were gifted//borrowed.

As I mentioned in my first edition, I prefer e-books ever since I bought my Kindle Keyboard over a year ago. But I also still enjoy a good paperback now and then!

The majority of today’s haul is from an auction I won on Listia. Listia is a site where you can bid on items that are free – though there are some that charge for shipping. I can’t say that everyone is awesome there, but I’ve done good so far. You can pretty much find everything you want there, not just books. Sign up here if you’re interested! {note! You are started off with 500 credits and can earn credits doing random things there. You can also buy credits at a decent price, or list an auction of your own and earn credits that way.}

01. – Jocelyn Tolliver believes that her mother’s couture business financed her European boarding school education. Imagine her shock when she discovers that her dying mother is the infamous Madame of London’s elite Crimson Belle. Promising to care for the bordello and its ladies, Jocelyn, a virginal bookworm, transforms herself and is soon known as the reclusive Madame DeBourcier.

Rakish Alex Randall, Lord Colwick, is determined to win admittance to the intriguing Madame’s bed. His outrageous attempts to garner her favor cannot go unnoticed for long. . . . When danger threatens the elegant women of the Belle, Jocelyn strikes a bargain with Alex, hoping he can provide some protection. But Jocelyn’s deception forces her and Alex into a passionate battle of wills in which all illusions will be shattered . . . and all desires fulfilled.

02. – She is Anglo; he is Comanche. She is an archaeologist. He equates archaeology with grave robbing. Despite their differences, Phoebe Margaret Keller and Jeremiah Cortez know they’ve found their soul mates. That is, until Jeremiah goes away and gets married. Three years later, a still-bitter Phoebe is a museum curator on the Cherokee reservation in Chenocetah, North Carolina. A person claiming to be a professor claims he has found a Neanderthal in the caves near a new development. When the man is murdered, Jeremiah, now a widower and member of the FBI’s Indian Country Crime Unit, is sent to investigate. It’s obvious Phoebe and Jeremiah are still in love, but she is no hurry to forgive him. Before long, however, Phoebe becomes a target of the murderer, and there’s no way Jeremiah is going to leave her again. Sensual and suspenseful, this romance is also loaded with information about Cherokee culture, and it debunks many Native American stereotypes. The ever-popular and prolific Palmer has penned another sure hit.

03. – Bestseller Alexander (A Visit from Sir Nicholas, etc.) is at the top of her game with her latest Effington family Regency romance. Her anonymity guaranteed by a mask, English miss Pamela Effington spent an unforgettable night of magic in the arms of the Avalonian crown prince. In the four years since, Russia has annexed Avalonia, sending Prince Alexei into exile in London. Through a mishap, the prince and Pamela end up living in the same town house; through her aunt’s strategizing, they become entangled in a false betrothal. Their hearts refuse to believe the engagement to be fake, and soon Alexei and Pamela privately admit to their mutual love. An old flame from Pamela’s past, plus Alexei’s belief that a bitter prince without a country has nothing to offer the woman of his dreams, cause Pamela a great deal of frustration—but a determined woman can always show a man the error of his ways, even if she has to do it at sword point. Pamela and Alexei’s verbal clashes are a hoot, delivering generous doses of humor that balance the more touching scenes. Skillfully paced to deliver readers breathlessly to the finish line, Alexander’s newest adventure is light historical romance at its most entertaining.

04. – Never had Christina seen a man as handsome as the notorious pirate Justin Phillips. His lean, masculine frame radiated a shocking strength; his piercing blue eyes left her feeling helpless and weak. Somewhere deep inside her, the innocent beauty felt a yearning for an unknown ecstasy, and thirsted for adventures that were forbidden even in her dreams. But, as his lips gently grazed her flesh and his hands thoroughly ravished her senses, Christina resolved that after he had his way with her, she would flee under the cover of night and forever escape his ardent demands! He forced her response…

There was nothing like a challenge to make the blood flow faster in Justin Phillip’s veins. So, when the dashing pirate saw the timid wench shrink from his gaze, he decided that he’d take her with-or without-her consent. He coaxed desire from her pouting lips; he awakened passion with his expert touch. The experienced rake knew that Christina would try to run away from pleasure, but once he’d had her..he knew that he could never let her go. If it meant capturing her with kisses, and enslaving her with his caress, he would do it, and turn the seeds of her hidden desire into the full bloom of Crimson Rapture…

Through Goodreads First Reads I won…

01. – Take a daily step of faith. Here is the devotional you’ve been waiting for: a place for everyday inspiration for everyday girls. On your 365-day journey through the Bible, discover topics that will have you saying ‘That is SO me!’ over and over and over again. Featuring interactive quizzes, activities, prayers, and journaling prompts written by favorite Faithgirlz! author Nancy Rue, this meaningful devotional is just for girls and tackles the issues that you face each day. Use this girl-friendly guide to nourish your authentic self through the incredible example and gift of Jesus’ life and teachings.

02. – A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.

Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip. She has no idea what she’s in for: Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous blunt bangs and black bob, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever.

For Cora, New York holds the promise of discovery that might prove an answer to the question at the center of her being, and even as she does her best to watch over Louise in a strange and bustling city, she embarks on her own mission. And while what she finds isn’t what she anticipated, it liberates her in a way she could not have imagined. Over the course of the summer, Cora’s eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century and a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive.

I can’t wait to start these, but in the meantime I’m working on reading a series that the lovely Rose Gordon gifted me and have a few other books to read and review for different authors. Stay tuned as later this week I’ll have interviews and giveaways from Rose Gordon, author of the Groom & Brides series, and Deanna Jewel, author of Never Surrender and No Turning back.

I should note that I “purchase” free books from Amazon or am gifted free books from authors or publishing companies on a near daily basis, but I try to stick with actual books that I receive in the mail, not virtually.

Hugs & Happy Reading,
Angieleigh

{Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to my Amazon account. I do earn a commission if you click a link and purchase something, but you are under no obligation to do so. This post also contains a link to my referral page for Listia. We both earn credits if you sign up using my link. Summaries for the first three books and the last two listed were copied from their Amazon pages, the fourth from Goodreads. All rights reserved by the original writers.}

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Forever {Blood Coven 8} – Mari Mancusi

Waiting on Wednesday - Breaking the Spine

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.

This week’s Waiting on book is…

From Goodreads: After making a deal with the devil, Rayne and Sunny have been given the chance to go back in time—preventing that fateful night when Sunny was bitten by Magnus from ever happening. But Sunny finds she doesn’t
want to live without Magnus by her side and Rayne secretly wishes that vampire Jareth was back in her arms. To reclaim their lives, Sunny and Rayne team up to figure out a way to change history for the better. But if the twins can’t get the boys on their side, history may spiral out of control—destroying not only the Blood Coven, but quite possibly the entire human race…

My Thoughts – I have been a fan of the Blood Coven series for the last two years – ever since my friend Manda introduced it to me. It’s just the right amount of snark, sass, drama, and vampire for this squeamish vamp lover. When Soul Bound came out a few weeks ago, I devoured it in one day and loved every page. Ms. Mancusi sure knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats.

And while I hope that Blood Coven fans get their wish for happy endings for Sunny and Magnus, Rayne and Jareth, I am a bit sad that this is the last book in the series. Hopefully somewhere down the line Ms. Mancusi will bring Sunny and Rayne back out to play.

What are YOU waiting on?

Sunday Shorts: Before {.5 Heven & Hell} – Cambria Hebert

Welcome to the second installment of “Sunday Shorts” a meme created by the awesome Kriss over at Cabin Goddess. Sunday Shorts is where we select a novella or a short story…or in some cases, a collection of short stories that you can read all in one sitting when you have time to read, but not a lot of it. Bonus is that most short stories or novellas are relatively cheap – most are either free or just a few dollars, if not ninety-nine cents.

Here is my pick for this week’s Sunday Short.

Before is currently free on Amazon. If you decide you want to read it, I suggest getting it now before it revert to it’s normal price of $2.99!

From Goodreads: What if your life was charmed and everything in it was perfect…
Before.

This is the story of my past. Of what things were like for me when everything was normal. Of what every teenager’s life is like. Clothes. Parties. Boys and summer vacation. What’s so wrong with that? I liked it. I was happy.

Until things changed. I changed.

I didn’t know that lies and secrets were about to take over my existence. I didn’t know there was someone out there, someone meant just for me. I didn’t know that I was about to go on a journey, a journey that would lead me to the girl I am today.
This is the beginning of the worst year of my life. Would I go back and change things? Erase everything that has happened to go back into these moments?

Not a chance.

This is a story of before.

The followup book, Masquerade (Heven & Hell) is available on Amazon for $2.99.

Be sure to head on over to Kriss’s page for more Sunday Shorts!

Hugs & Happy Reading,
Angieleigh

Review: Taken {Channie #2} – Charlotte Abel

Taken (Channie, #2)Taken by Charlotte Abel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the second installment of Channie’s story, we pick up right where we left off with a married Josh and Channie hiding out in the Ozark mountains. If you at all felt even the slightest bit bored or aggravated with Channie in the first book…you won’t feel that way with Taken, I can promise you that.

Channie has grown up quite a bit in Taken. Josh still struggles between what he knows to be right and what could potentially save his and Channie’s lives. Hunter is still a wee bit annoying, but I feel he redeemed himself quite a bit in this book. Aunt Wisdom I could take or leave, though. And Channie’s parents…don’t even get me started! The ending was just whoa…cliffhanger!

Just like with Enchantment, I stayed up all night to finish Taken. Not because of a blogging deadline, but because I just HAD to finish it all at once. September is too far away for the third and final chapter in Channie’s life!

View all my reviews

Contests & Giveaways: Enchanted – Alethea Kontis

Photobucket” alt=”Pages From My Thoughts” style=”border:none;” />

Soumi over at thoughtsandroses.blogspot.com and author Alethea Kontis are giving away a copy of Enchanted.

Summary: It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past – and hers?

To enter just go visit Soumi over at thoughtsandroses.blogspot.com and enter the rafflecopter drawing! Best wishes to all who enter!

Giveaways and Announcements!

First and foremost I want to thank you all for participating in the reading-romances.com preversary party! I have emailed the winners – chosen by random.org via rafflecopter. Please help me congratulate Jess & Kimberly on winning $5.00 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards!

Secondly, please don’t forget to get your entries in for my personal giveaway which ends on the 31st! I am so very honored and thankful to the nearly 70 readers I have here at my little corner of the ‘net. I’ll be choosing the winner from those who entered on April Fool’s Day. Next giveaway I have planned for my readers is when I reach 100!

I have met some truly wonderful people on the internet over the years, but the people who make up the blogosphere are absolutely amazing and helpful. In the last week I have been so encouraged and thankful for those who are willing to take a “newbie” under their wing and show them around. I have been a member of Goodreads for quite a few years now, but only recently learned about their First Reads program through someone in a group there. I have won several books and just happened to finish one of them tonight. I have emailed with the author on and off over the past week and am so excited to announce that Deanna Jewel and I will be teaming up to bring y’all a giveaway in the form of her book Never Surrender within the next week. I absolutely loved it and am sure others will too! Deanna is even willing to come and chat with y’all when I post up the giveaway. If you’ve never heard of her, go check out her Goodreads page or Amazon page and let her know that Angieleigh sent you!

Towards the end of next month I’ll be participating in a blog tour to help Emily Guido promote her book Charmeine. More to come about that in a week or two!

Lastly, I was emailing with author Rose Gordon tonight as well {I won’t lie, I get such a thrill conversing with authors as they are my heroes!} and she will be giving away one of her books here at Once Upon A Book as well! Her giveaway will happen sometime in mid-April so please stay tuned for that announcement in the future!

Hugs & Happy Reading!
Angieleigh

Thrifty Thursday: I Won’t Leave You – Victoria M. Althoff

I have no idea if this a meme that anyone else participates in or has already started and I’m too lazy to go searching the ‘net to find out so…

Thrifty Thursday is where I post about a book I found at a local thrift store. I don’t know about you all, but other than free ebooks, finding an armload of books that you barely spend anything on is my type of deal! And just so you know, my husband and sons are very thankful that I invested in a Kindle – for awhile we had to pick our way around totes and bookcases of books upon books. My books. My precious books!

Ahem!

Today’s thrifty find is a book that I read…when I was a teenager. Totally dating myself here.

Neither Amazon or Goodreads has a synopsis for this book – which you can only purchase secondhand at this time – so here is my review.

I Won't Leave YouI Won’t Leave You by Victoria M. Althoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I remember reading this back when it first came out. In the late 80’s/early 90’s people didn’t talk about child abuse or neglect…that never happened to you or someone you knew – especially not a child you were babysitting for some extra spending money.

Mackenzie feels lucky that she’s been asked by Ms. Ludlow, the cool photography teacher, to watch Amanda, Ms. Ludlow’s rambunctious four year old daughter. At first it is supposed to be one night a week, but very quickly Mac finds herself watching Amanda every day. Also? Amanda doesn’t like having her light turned off at bedtime and she especially hates having her door locked.

I found a copy of this at the Salvation Army when I was in search of a desk chair the other day. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it! And just as I did as a teenager, I devoured this book in one sitting.

There are so many messages that can be construed from this book. I’m not sure if today’s teenage girls read it if they’d see it as anything other than a gimmicky ploy not to have babies so young.

View all my reviews

Waiting on Wednesday: Fated {Soul Seekers 1} – Alyson Noel

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.

From Goodreads.com: Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before…but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

My Thoughts: I read The Immortals series a few months ago and have been itching to read more by Ms. Noel. Eventually I’ll get around to reading the Riley Bloom series, but after just reading the first fifty two pages of Fated, I can’t wait for 05.22.12! There’s also a short story entitled Daire Meets Ever that left this fan of Ever and Damen craving for more.

So tell me, what are YOU waiting on?

Hugs and happy reading – Angieleigh

Contests & Giveaways: Mockingbird – Kathryn Erskine

Books, Biscuits & Tea March giveaway

The above giveaway is hosted over at the lovely Vicky’s blog, Books, Biscuits & Tea. Seriously, I found her through Kriss at Cabin Goddess and spent a good hour just skimming her posts. She has a great post about blogging how to’s that will be turned into a weekly series if there’s enough interest shown. So, if you’re as curious as I am as to how to make this blog thing work out for you, go take a look at what she has to say!

Ahem..the reason for this post. Mockingbird is about a girl with Asperger’s Syndrome, something that is very close to my heart as my son has been diagnosed with AS.

From Goodreads:

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger’s syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn’t seem like things will ever get better again.

A heart-warming story of loss and recovery that won the American National Book Award 2010 – one of the most moving books you’ll ever read.

So…go enter through through Vicky’s rafflecopter by clicking on the image up there! This book is definitely on my TBR list – To Be Read for those who don’t know – and will be read as soon as I wade my way through my current stack of adventures!

Hugs & Happy Reading,
Angieleigh

Sunday Short: The Santa Anna Witches – Lauren Barnholdt & Aaron Gorvine

The lovely Cabin Goddess invited me to join the new meme Sunday Shorts, so here goes nothing!

Sunday Shorts is where we select a novella or a short story…or in some cases, a collection of short stories that you can read all in one sitting when you have time to read, but not a lot of it. Bonus is that most short stories or novellas are relatively cheap – most are either free or just a few dollars, if not ninety-nine cents.

Here is my pick for our first Sunday Short…

From Amazon:

Natalia Moore is the new girl at Santa Anna Prep, and all she wants to do is fly under the radar — get to her classes, meet a few friends, and try not to make a total fool of herself in the meantime. But when handsome and popular Campbell Elliot goes out of his way to be nice to the new girl, Natalia’s plan to go unnoticed flies out the window.

Cam’s hot, but he’s completely off-limits. Raine Marsden, the most popular and meanest girl in school, has had her eye on him ever since the summer. And Raine doesn’t like competition.

When Cam goes as far as inviting Natalia to the exclusive weekend party at Raine’s house, Raine sets her sights on a new victim. But what Natalia doesn’t know is that Raine and her friends are no ordinary mean girls. They have powers most people can only dream of, and nobody will stand in the way of what they want. And what Raine wants is Campbell.

The Witches of Santa Anna series of novellas, proves just how far true love will go and that nothing–not even pure evil–can change your destiny….

My Thoughts…

When I purchased this, it was mostly because I loved the cover of the girl standing in a black lace gown in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and getting it for ninety-nine cents was a great deal as well. I read the first seven in about two hours and then purchased or borrowed the other ten. At times I get annoyed with Natalia because she doesn’t think before she acts and Cam is just an idiot through a lot of it. You do spend a lot of time wondering what is going on and why no one will really explain, but that’s what keeps you going back for more – the mystery of the butterflies and why Natalia never knew she was a witch.

This series is definitely like crack to me…I can’t get enough! I’m impatiently waiting for the 18th story to come out so I can see if Raine is finally done. I rated all of the books four stars on Goodreads, which is my version of “Definitely a favorite, recommend to everyone who likes young adult paranormal”.

{Disclosure: The above link to the Witches of Santa Anna on Amazon.Com is through my Associate account.}

Blog Hop: Drinking & Winning Pre-Party Hop!

 

 

drinking and winning giveaway hop

 


The Pre- Party Giveaway Hop is being hosted by Reading Romances as a preparation for their blogiversary party on March 29!

What goes better with a good book than a glass of Sangria mixed with fresh fruit and a shot of Sprite? Winning a gift card for a free book of course!

Continue reading →

In The Mail – March

Welcome to the first edition of In The Mail!

At one of my favorite haunts on the Internet, Goodreads, they have a giveaway section {located here} where you can enter to win physical copies of books.

Now I’ll admit, I prefer ebooks that I can neatly keep safe on my beloved Kindle, but I’m not against a nice paperback now and then. Or hardcover, even though those are definitely not my favorite format. But anyway, this month – so far – I have won three books! Yay me!

1. Love Lifted Me (A Songbird Novel)

2. Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves

3. NEVER SURRENDER

Deanna Jewel personally sent me my winning copy of Never Surrender complete with all sorts of “swag” – bookmarks, postcards about her books and some others, and chapstick! She also signed my copy of her book which made me grin cheekily in happiness.

If you’re a member of goodreads and would like to friend me on there, you can find me here.

Get anything interesting in the mail lately? Share in the comments! Also, I’m getting close to having 40 followers! Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway of a $10.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card here!

Until next time…

Hugs & Happy Reading – Angieleigh

{Notice: The books mentioned above are linked to my Amazon Associates account. If you buy one of those books by clicking on my link, I’ll earn a certain percentage. You are not under any circumstance obligated to buy one of those books or use my link if you don’t want to.}

Review: Sweetbriar – Jude Deveraux

SweetbriarSweetbriar by Jude Deveraux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Linnet’s family is killed before her when Indians raid the campground where they were resting before trekking further along with several other adults. She’s kidnapped along with six other children and taken back to the area where the other Indians are waiting. The males are angered when they realize that Linnet is not, in fact, a child, but a young woman. Before she can be raped, a half-Shawnee, half-American man by the name of Mac {Devon to Linnet} rescues her in a duel with another Indian. He takes her back to Sweetbriar where he has his own general store. She promises to teach him to read and cook for him in exchange for a cabin and material to make clothes. Devon is bullheaded like most males and believes the worst about Lynna, as the townspeople lovingly call her, even though she’s never given him a reason to believe anything bad of her.

Apparently it’s Jude Deveraux month in my neck of the woods as this is the fourth book I’ve read by her this month – second this week, even. I love how all of the women protagonists are so strong and independent. Lynna is no different. She says it like it is and doesn’t care who likes it. She’s not afraid to work or to go off and start anew on her own if she has to. This is another book by Ms. Deveraux that I’d love to see a follow-up to.

Waiting On Wednesday: Torn – Stephanie Guerra

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.

From Goodreads: Stella Chavez is your classic good girl: straight As, clean-cut boyfriends, and soccer trophies . You’d never guess that Stella’s dad was a drug addict who walked out when she was a kid. Or that inside, Stella wishes for something more.

New girl Ruby Caroline seems like Stella’s polar opposite: cursing, smoking, and teetering in sky-high heels . But with Ruby, Stella gets a taste of another world—a world in which parents act like roommates, college men are way more interesting than high school boys, and there is nothing that shouldn’t be tried once.

It’s not long before Stella finds herself torn: between the best friend she’s ever had and the friends she’s known forever, between her family and her own independence, between who she was and who she wants to be.

But Ruby has a darker side, a side she doesn’t show anyone—not even Stella. As Stella watches her friend slowly unravel, she will have to search deep inside herself for the strength to be a true friend, even if it means committing the ultimate betrayal.

I was sorting through the hundreds of emails that are now lovingly sitting in my inbox this morning and saw a review for this from a blogger I follow who loved this book. I added it to my TBR list at Goodreads and added a mental note to feature it in Wednesday’s edition of Waiting on…I really can’t wait to read this as it sounds interesting! Tell me, what are YOU waiting on?

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on goodreads, subscribe to this blog, and enter the $10 Amazon or B&N gift card rafflecopter giveaway! A huge thanks to all of my new subscribers and those who have spread the word about me!

Hugs and Happy Reading,
Angieleigh

Review: River Lady {James River #3} – Jude Deveraux

River Lady (James River, #3)River Lady by Jude Deveraux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third and final installment in the James River trilogy. It is one of my absolute favorite series by Ms. Deveraux. Okay so everything she writes is pretty much my favorite, but enough of that!

Remember in Counterfeit Lady when Abe Simmons kidnapped Nicole and hid her deep in the swamp and Wesley Stanford was able to charm information from one of Abe’s little sisters? That was Leah, who is in love with him all these years later still. No matter that her sister Bess warned her that there was no way that Wesley would have anything to do with a “swamp rat”; after all, he was engaged to the lovely and completely useless Kimberly Shaw. Wesley comes into the bar one night while Leah’s there to visit her sister and pick up some clothes that people have left for the Simmons children. Leah’s taken with him still, and ignores her sister’s warning to leave him be and follows him out. One thing leads to another and he thinks she a whore like her sister and flips a coin at her…not even realizing he’s taken her virginity.

Cue a few months later when he’s sitting in church with Kimberly and Mr. Simmons comes in with a pregnant Leah, who’s swollen with Wesley’s child and her father’s beatings. They marry and…you’ll have to read to find out the rest!

Did I mention that I love this series? I do! Leah is as headstrong and temperamental as Nicole and Regan were in the two previous installments. She is everything that Wesley doesn’t know he’s looking for in a woman…and exactly the type of friend someone like Kimberly desperately needs.

This is not really a series that you need to read in order, but it’s pretty helpful when it comes to piecing together some of the conjoined storylines. You could even read Sweetbriar between Lost Lady and River Lady as there are some key players in that that tie into River Lady.

The only negative I can say is the seemingly abrupt ending. I sometimes wish there was another book just to see how they’re all doing.

View all my reviews

Review: Succubus Revealed {Georgina Kincaid #6} – Richelle Mead

Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid, #6)Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This wasn’t my absolute favorite of the Georgina Kincaid books, but I loved it regardless. Things start to finally make sense – characters you weren’t sure of reveal in different ways why they’ve been around and…what are you waiting for?! GO READ IT!

The only complaint I have is that the series is over. Yeah, that’s it. I loved how Georgina worked to figure everything out as to what the big mystery was in her past. I hated what an absolute jerk {that’s being polite} Seth was up until nearly the end. I loved how Roman championed for Georgina throughout nearly the entire book with Hugh. I loved Seth’s nieces and sister-in-law, but wasn’t too overly fond of his mother.

View all my reviews

Page 79 of 81« First...102030...7778798081