Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ARC Review: Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton

Series:     Play-by-Play #12
Pub. Date:Dec. 6, 2016
Publisher:Berkley
Length:352 pages
Source:NetGalley

Can you believe that this is my first read from Jaci Burton? I know, I know... what the heck is wrong with me? I have actually had this series on my TBR List for a couple years, but someone told me I needed to read from the beginning and I just haven't had the time to fit 10+ books onto the reading calendar. But I am very happy that I finally took the plunge and started reading about these yummy athletic heroes! Not having read the earlier books, I didn't feel lost. There were other couples popping in and out which I assume are from earlier books, but those stories were not vital to the romance at issue.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ARC Review: Marry Me on Main Street by LuAnn McLane

Series:     Cricket Creek #13
Pub. Date:Dec. 6, 2016
Publisher:Berkley
Length:304 pages
Source:NetGalley

This is my first read from LuAnn McLane, and I have been wanting to try her for a while. So I obviously have not read the prior Cricket Creek novels, but I felt like I tripped along just fine without feeling too lost about prior stories/characters. Other couples did pop up or get mentioned in this story, which I suspect were the main characters in prior books... but enough info was provided to give me an idea of who they were.

This was a sweet holiday romance that really put me in the Christmas spirit and made me want to curl up in a log cabin before a big ol' fire with some hot chocolate. I loved the setting of small town Kentucky, and Cricket Creek seems like such a wonderful place to live. The cutesy business names were great and you could just tell that Cricket Creek had a lot of character and a wonderful community.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Series Saturday: The Danger of Desire by Sabrina Jeffries

Series:     Sinful Suitors #3
Pub. Date:Nov. 22, 2016
Publisher:Pocket Books
Length:416 pages
Source:NetGalley

The Sinful Suitors of the St. George Club are back in this third installment of the series with an unconventional heroine and a tortured rakehell hero. The Danger of Desire was a nice addition to the series that has been following the altruistic efforts of a group of gentlemen determined to drive the scoundrels and fortune hunters away from the eligible women of their families.

Delia Trevor is the daughter of a gambler having been dragged around the continent with her family until her father won an estate for them to settle on. When her brother Reynold seems to have fallen into her father's bad habits and gets cheated at a card game, Delia goes undercover as a young man to a seedy London gaming hell in an attempt to root out the card sharp. While I applauded Delia's bravery and tenacity, sometimes she was a little too headstrong and too quick to come to the defense of her brother without considering other information. I did like that she was intelligent and had a quick wit, and it was nice that all her rash actions were taken in an effort to protect her extended family and family name.