Thursday, December 30, 2010

Her Secret Rival by Abby Gaines.

Her Secret Rival by Abby GainesYou know what, it's easier to mention what I didn't like much about this book: The front parts where Megan and Travis have yet met. ☺

After that?

Just ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!

I simply, love, reading Abby Gaines.

Some favourite parts:


Travis blewing off his dad so that he can watch basketball with Megan.

Travis being jealous of Robert.

Travis can cook.

Travis being jealous of Nick.

Megan revealing her feelings first. ☺

Every page where Travis & Megan are together.

All their conversations!

And you know what (again), I purposely chose an Abby Gaines book to end my year.

And yes, I've choosen an Abby Gaines book to start 2011 too. ☺

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mail-Order Groom by Lisa Plumley .

Mail-Order Groom by Lisa PlumleyLisa Plumley's heroes seems to have this trait-- they're totally caught off guard when the heroine's smile and their attention is fully directed at them. So cute. ☺

What I love about this book is how Adam is smitten with Savannah. It's cute how she pampers him when he's injured, and the patting down the napkin on his lap hahaha and just when they're together. I've always love reading lots of hero & heroine time. I just breezed through all the bad guys part :p

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Millionaire's Nanny Arrangement by Linda Goodnight.

The Millionaire's Nanny Arrangement by Linda Goodnight. My face is sooo wet after reading this! My tears are just drying as I boot up my PC to start on this post..

What do I love about it? How Ryan and Kelsey fell in love. Those situations when they're together, just FALLING in love. ♥

And everything about Kelsey and Ryan's daughter, Mariah too.

You know, it's really the whole book. ♥
A supersuccessful businessman, the only thing Ryan Storm can't quite get a handle on is his daughter, Mariah. All she really wants is a mom. So he hires the next best thing…. Pregnant, widowed Kelsey Mason isn't Ryan's idea of the perfect nanny, but little Mariah bonds with her straightaway.

Even Ryan starts to fall under Kelsey's spell as she tempts the workaholic to take time off to enjoy his family—a family that might grow into something even more special if Ryan can open his heart again.…

A first chapter except at Amazon. Read it! I love how all three main characters (yes Ryan's daughter is a main character) are introduced. ☺

I think it's around the part where they got some important news for Kelsey, my tears just started to flow non-stop.

And I love Kelsey's line about how a woman without chocolate is dangerous. ☺ So just leave us to eat more of it please.

How I got to know Linda Goodnight is because of her free book at ♥

Maybe all authors should have a free book available for download. I got to know and love many authors because of free books. Abby Gaines, who once had a free novella at Books on Board, is one of them. ♥

And, is it really so hard to digitize all books so that no book will ever go out of print? Travelling cost (around the country to check out used-book stores) are eating into my reserve for romance novels..

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Epilogue for Melisande and Jasper!!!!11

To Sedure a Sinner is my favourite. I ♥ Melisande and Jasper!

This morning I woke up, and always the first thing I do is to check my emails on my mobile, and today has got to be one of the BEST mornings EVER.

I got a newsletter from Elizabeth Hoyt and the only thing I saw on it an epilogue for Melisande and Jasper... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMGGGGGG!!!!!

I love them I love them I love them so much they're my favourite in the Legend of Four Soldiers series. And to read more about them is just... is just... I could just cry.

Can there be more? Please?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Comeback by Abby Gaines.

The Comeback by Abby GainesDamn!

I still think back to the time when I first discover the greatness of ebooks, how I found this site call Books on Board, and that one of the ebooks they offer free (FREE!) then was a novella by Abby Gaines, The Natural, starring Danny Cruise.

I still remember I read this story during a time when I was pretty down, and surprisingly, I enjoyed it! It's seriously not easy for me to like reading any thing when I'm in a sad mood (but sometimes I torture myself). Thus The Natural got stuck in my head, and I began to check out other books by Abby Gaines...

I almost read them all ya know.

Those darn out-of-print books are hard to find :(

The Comeback didn't not disappoint (will her books ever?). It contains all those trademark Abby Gaines smart conversations and funny situations, and of course, past characters. Damn I love it!

I don't know if I should consider this a favourite part, but when Zack suddenly blurts out "I love you" to Gaby at the wrong moment, it's just, well in a way I like how spontaneous it is, though still seriously bad timing. And Gaby just have to reject him (awww *tears* but serves you right Zack).

Then the ending with Gaby looking for Zack and Zack looking for Gaby makes up for everything. ☺

The number of times Sandra appears in this story so makes me want to go back and read her story again. I can never forget the six-foot-four gorilla part. ☺

Remember to read an extra ending at Abby Gaines' website!

I still love the appearance of Trent's charming silliness. ♥

And I'm pretty unhappy that eHarlequin does not have ALL the backlist. Grrrr.

Friday, November 12, 2010

How to Seduce A Texan by Karen Kelley.

How to Seduce A Texan by Karen KelleyI love Karen Kelley's books. I thought they're perfect if you just need to smile, have a good laugh, and get some sexy reading. ♥

Nothing too emotional to weight you down too.

It's kinda hard to stop reading this book, I love reading every moment when Nikki is roughing it at the homestead, and can't wait to know what Cal is making her do next.☺

Despite those.. unbelievable situations, Nikki is tough. Many times she made me think, hey, I should adopt this the we-can-do-it! attitude :P

But I wouldn't want to be called a barracuda. They're ugly.

Bessie 1 & 2 hahaha.

I want to hook Cal's butt too.

And that poor, poor rooster. ☺

^ It may be the reason why I will continue to look out for Karen Kelley's books. ☺

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Christofides' Keeping by Abby Green.

In Christofides' Keeping by Abby Green ♥This is what I've been waiting for, my absolute favorite kind of storyline!

Those one night of passion -> hero finds heroine after two years ->hero finds out he has a little daugther from za one night of passion -> I don't love you I only want what's best for my baby -> I love you marry me --kind. ☺

Favorite part is when Rico lets Gypsy drove off with Lola. And everything that comes after. The ending! I read Abby Green for those heart wenching and just perfect endings. Love them!

I totally liked the fact Rico admits early on that he regretted leaving Gypsy after their night of passion. But Gyspy just has to be deaf then. Huh, I could have made use of that revelation somehow..

And here're actually not much misunderstandings. I don't know if I should complain about this; I don't really like reading them.. much (some just makes me want to slap the characters) BUT they do lead to seriously long grovelling speeches which I luuvvve.

Rant aside, damn I love this book. Want more like this. Please?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Home for the Holidays by Lisa Plumley.

Time is not what I have for the past month. Reading has sadly been very slow for me :(

I needed a book which I can read slowly. Simple. Fun. Cute. Not tooooo emotionally draining. I don't mind shedding a bit of tears though. But not too much.. I can't take too much.

So Christie Ridgway is out.

Then I have Lisa Plumley's Home for the Holidays.

Home for the Holidays by Lisa PlumleyReno, the main hero, the go-to guy, ♥. And Nate, the secondary character, the fudge maker, ♥.

My favorite moment with Reno and Rachel, is the part where he got Rachel over his shoulder. Every about it. Butt-pinching included.

Nate and Angela? Aww. I already liked their story alot, and the fudge moment is just so aww. I wanted to hug Nate and tell him everything is gonna be all right.

You know, I get annoyed when I was reading about Reno and Rachel, then suddenly the next chapter is about Nate and Angela. THEN I get annoyed when Nate and Angela's story is interrupted by another chapter of Reno and Rachel.

Haha. I really liked both couple's story.

And living in my kind of world, it's really nice to read about a place with all nice people. Really nice.

So glad I picked up this book.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Falling for April by Lisa Plumley.

Falling for April by Lisa PlumleyThe book actually started out too slow for me. It's seems like ages before Ryan & April actually meet. But remembering the cute moments in Making Over Mike, I persevered.

I just love how Ryan thinks around April. Thinks OF April.

The wow April campaign? Awww.

That little league double date? Haha I like Mark & Jamie!

A pickup with bows and balloons? Be still my heart. I think this is my favourite part.

And I thought Ryan sounded desperate when he mentioned that with a phone call he can whisk them both away to some luxury resort. ☺

And the BBQ moments.

Overall, it's a great feel-good, cute read for me. ♥

Saturday, August 28, 2010

HOT by Julia Harper.

HOT by Julia Harper ♥I love it!

I love it!

I love it!

I love all those phone calls!

No, I've not read anything like it.

As much as I want Turner & John to meet face to face soon, a part of me still hopes that they continue to communicate by cell phone only. I really love all those parts. While reading, I had wondered if the whole book is only going be like that for them, and that they only meet each other face to face at the very end. Which would suck actually. But nah, it didn't happen like I wondered.

I still love how they eventually meet though. Dumb luck. ☺

And points for John for the handcuff idea.

I love Squeaky's presence too.

Have to admit, having a bad memory, I was trying to figure out if Dante Torelli is the hero of For the Love of Pete (which I read back in October last year according to my reading record). And yup, he's him alright. Feel like reading that book again. ☺

If I had to pick which one (between For the Love of Pete & Hot) I like more, it probably will be Hot. It's the phone calls. ♥ Can't resist them!

And the book is hot too. And not just because of the title and weather in the story. ☺

For those who didn't know, Julia Harper is Elizabeth Hoyt too.

And I have all her books.

Can't wait for Notorius Pleasures. ♥♥

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kev McCloud.

Shannon Mckenna - Fade to MidnightI just love how Kev makes Edie his only thought. How he only focuses her. And despite his scarred life so far, he still wants to do it the normal way; to court her, date her, marry her, and have babies.

So want.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth HoytThere're times when I read a great book, I really wish I'm eloquent. So that I can also put down in words how much I love it.

I just so enjoyed every moment of Lord Caire & Temperance together.

Just love the whole thing.

My first favorite scene: When Lord Caire first broke into Temperance's foundling home. ♥

And the first lines of the story (page 2) that just reminds me why I love Elizabeth Hoyt's writing:

"It's ghostlike if he's the dead spirit of a harlequin player come back to haunt the living."

"For bad reviews?"

Bahahha. Read the first chapter here.

Can't wait for the next. How many exactly are there in this serie?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Breaking the Sheikh's Rules by Abby Green.

Summer Sheikhs by Alexandra Sellers, Abby Green, & Marguerite KayeHave I mentioned before that I love Abby Green's endings?

The part where the hero gave his grovelling speech. It's not just a simple, I'm sorry, I love you, marry me. It just goes on and on and on, and seriously, impressed me all the time.

Favorite part other than the ending? When Iseult wants to leave Nadim. And when Nadim says, "You won't even stay for Devil's Kiss?" Gawd, it's no imagination Iseult, this line reeks so much of desperation. Love it. ♥

My complain? Too short. Including the grovelling speech. Not enough misunderstandings (wait, I'm complaining about this?). I just feel that more misunderstandings would lead to a longer grovelling speech...

And I can't wait for Jamilah & Salman's book. ♥

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Montana Born: The Marriage Maker by Christie Ridgway.

Montana Born by Chistie Ridgway & Robin WellsI'm just very lucky to have come across Montana Born, during my nowadays-extremely-rare trips to the second-hand bookstore. One of the story, The Marriage Marker (which I just read), is by Christie Ridgway (yes, as if I need more of her in my TBR), and the other is by Robin Wells.

Some of my favorite and mentionable scenes in The Marriage Maker:

The hospital scene duh.

Every scene with Cleo kissing another man. Four of them? Or is it five? I lost count. I love Ethan's reaction ahHahahah.

Cleo revealing she can't cook.

Ethan revealing that he can.

And the ending where Cleo threw herself at Ethan.

And Jonah. I like how his presence and smile makes Cleo and Ethan important/happy, you know.

I miss reading about babies.


Kincaid? Hey, do they have anything to do with Rory Kincaid from This Perfect Kiss (my first book by Christie Ridgway)? Sigh, I love that book. Blew me away. Made Christie Ridgway a must buy.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Master of Fire. And Smoke!

Master of Fire by Angela KnightThe best thing about this book?


And the page after the end of the story, which reminded me that the next book in this serie is call Master of Smoke.

So Smoke gets his own book.


The part where he and Giada are in the woods, wow.

And the end part where he sacrifices so much because he wanted to protect two children. Damn.

I want to read Smoke's book now!!!!! :(


Logan is cute. An ass, but cute.

Like being angry that Giada lied to him, then he broke her heart, and then simply decided that roses can help smooth his apology over.

Like being an ass when he proposed that they true-bonded for survival reasons.

To quote Smoke (Smoke!), "dumbass". But cute.


Sorry, but Smoke is really the highlight of the book for me. ♥ And I just pre-ordered the book.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dreaded TBR.

I have now four Christie Ridgway books in my TBR. The three knitting stories and the latest Crush on You. I so want at least two weeks off work to read them in peace and recover from the emotional drain.

And then there's Kevin McCloud in all HARD cover glory just THERE wanting to be read too.

Argh Master of Fire!!!!

When did I buy Kresley Cole's The Price of Pleasure?

Oh Garters. I'm so afraid of reading it.


But come to think of it, despite these gems, all I want now is just another Abby Gaines book to read.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

To Seduce A Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt.

To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt ♥Vale reminds me a little of Iddesleigh, who is my favourite Elizabeth Hoyt hero. ♥ Vale is probably the second now. And third is everyone else.

I kept thinking about that part where Melisande prepares a pallet on the floor so that they can sleep together. It is so sweet.

I love this book. ♥

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bride in a Glided Cage by Abby Green.

Bride in a Gilded Cage by Abby Green ♥ Oh my goodness. Where do I start? The ending?

I just can't believe I almost forgot how overwhelming Abby Green's endings are. I think I shed more tears than the heroine.

Basically, I find the beginning of the story, cold. Not exactly my favourite theme (cold, unfeeling, arranged marriage), but I just know it will pick up somewhere.

Then bam. The part where Rafael and Isobel were labelled as bleeding hearts? It's like Christmas.

I thought it's the part where the story thawed. ♥

The part where Isobel did a hundred and eighty degree change and tried to be the trophy wife that Rafael had wanted at the beginning? And the acrylic nails thingy? That's it.

The milonga? It.

Then the ending? The I-love-yous and all that? Damn. ♥

I love Abby Green. She just writes the most satisfying endings ever.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Her So-Called Fiancé by Abby Gaines.

Her So-Called Fiancé by Abby Gaines I should remember, if I have to work the next day, I should NOT be reading anything tonight. Because I would have a really lousy next-day. Unless the book is really lousy.

But it's not, so I had a lousy morning today.

Anyway, Her So-Called Fiancé was my next Abby Gaines book, prompted by the fact that there's abit of Tyler of Bethany from The Diaper Diaries.

Again, I stand by my fantastical idea that I should read an Abby Gaines book every week. Provided that that dear author can write 52 books year.

Favourite parts? Hmm, those thigh jokes. Sabrina being imperfect (like not thinking before she talk). Lying about Jake being her fiancé; and Jake's reaction when he found out. And Tammy! And-

Basically, I kinda smiled throughout reading this book.

This book is not perfect, like I thought Jake and Sabrina needed alot more scenes before they get their happy ending blah-blah-blah-it's-too-short.

Okayy, the extra scene at here at Abby Gaines' website placated me, just a little.

*Spoiler!* It's really nice to know Bethany is preganant! *End spoiler*

And I actually miss reading about those NASCAR stuff.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Finished To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt.

To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth HoytWow.

Near the end is just heartwrenching. Dammit.

*Spoiler* You know the part where Emeline and Samuel just accepted that they can't be together? It's so emotional. :( Not a feeling you want to end a romance novel with. I thought the writing is really fantastic. *End Spoiler*

Have I mentioned that this book is hot? Loved those kisses.

Oh, Rebecca and O'Hare is cute. Hope to read more. The first part about Rebecca not remembering his name but remembered his eye colour is soooo ☺.

And the fairytale told at the start of each chapter. It's like a great big bonus. You get two stories for the price of one. (Or is Emeline & Samuel the bonus? Hm.)

I can't wait to read Vale and Melisande's story, which is next (To Seduce a Sinner) in this series. I'm so on the Vale wagon now.

Talking about this whole series, there's a mystery in it which, gets me. But then I have to remember that there're FOUR damn books in this serie, and I was like, what? Don't tell me there's no conclusion to this mystery in this FIRST book! Curiousity kills the cat ya know! Argh.

But actually the ending kinda soothed me. I'm not so obessed with the mystery now, as I was at the beginning. I think I can wait the time taken to read three more awesome books. And hot ones, no doubt about it. ♥

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Now reading...

To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth HoytI'm in the mist of reading To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt, and oh my, what a hot book.

Seriously hot.

And then I just have to go spoil my story by checking out who stars in the other books. The final one especially. Argh.

But on a happy thought, I knew Melisande and Vale are gonna be together! Yay! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Diaper Diaries by Abby Gaines.

The Diaper Diaries by Abby Gaines I feel like I need to read a book by Abby Gaines every week.

To keep a smile on my face.

Those that I've read are funny, cute, with smart-ass conversations.

They're heart-warming, with just the right amount of emotional draining. Not too much.

So I thought it's suitable for every-week-reading.

Here are some of my favourite parts of The Diaper Diaries :

The part where Tyler couldn't tell which baby is Ben? AHAHAHAHA.

The part where Tyler is so tired that he didn't notice that Bethany gave him the signal? AHAHAHAHA.

The part where Tyler realised that Bethany did indeed gave him the signal? AHAHAHAHA.

The part where Tyler unconsiously cuddles Ben? AWWWW.

The part where Tyler stood up for Bethany in front of her parents? ♥☺

The part where Tyler busted the fake mother? ♥☺

Tyler being around Bethany is just too cute. ☺

But I had wanted more Tyler & Ben & Bethany time. Seems like not enough.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Ice Princess.

The Ice Princess by Elizabeth Hoyt This is a free novella by Elizabeth Hoyt.

You know, my tears flowed big time when the Ice Princess asked for the heart of a good man.


Then that good soldier kissed her and she's freed, and my tears just continued flowing.

And they lived happily ever after? Not yet, just one more thing.

The princess just had to think that the good soldier will leave her then, and she'd be truly alone. (Since her now thawed companions left too...)

Thinking about being alone in a romance novel is so sad. :(

But of course he corrected her, and THEN they lived happily ever after.

*End spoilers...

What a nice fairy tale with a little climax there. ♥

As for the actual hero and heroine of this novella?

All the damn time while reading it, I was thinking that this should so not be a novella.

Coral and Issac deserved more pages. This should a whole novel!

And perhaps Anna and Edward could make an appearance.

I'm just kinda pissed as I didn't get enough of Coral and Issac, because I've so enjoyed the other three full length books in the Princes Trilogy.


Okayy, that reunion kiss at end kinda makes up for everything. And the kiss on the Challenger.

But still it could be longer. Like, not be a novella.

And like, have more reunion kisses. :P

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sandra Jacobs & Gideon Taney.

Fully Engaged by Abby Gaines Just finished reading Fully Engaged by Abby Gaines.

I love it!

Those moments when Gideon was thinking of kissing Sandra, or grabbing her and wanting to kiss her, is just too cute.

I love it that they didn't deny their attraction to each other.

Gideon and Sandra work together, and I was expecting the no-you're-my-boss-this-has-to-stop thing, but I'm soo glad there're none.

They acted on the attraction early in the story, and it's just so cute sometimes.

Six-foot-four gorilla... Krispy Kreme...

Damn I love it when they're together.

I just LOVE how Sandra thinks. About donating Will's carcass to the Zoo; about Gideon being locked up and used to re-populate Earth, blah-blah.

And the ending is just wow. Gideon's willingness to take care of Sandra is soo I-WANT.

Plus, there's even more to read about after the ending at Abby Gaines' website here.

Love it. ♥

And yea there's Danny Cruise! ☺

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy for now. Very happy for now.

LayoverI've been really liking those short one hour or so stories.

Layover by Megan Hart works for me.

I love the build up.

It's just boomz (heh) for me when they reach the bedroom.

I'm really glad I got to read Graham's third person!

I like how that guy thinks.

Well, even if this story is just plainly from the heroine's view, it wouldn't lessen my enjoyment of it.

It would just make Graham more mysterious.

This Is What I WantLike Lane DeMarco from This Is What I Want, which I read some time ago. (Love it too!)

I just love Lane's little hints that he's the mystery online admirer of Eve's.

Man, the ending is just satisfying.

I still love my 'happily-ever-after's more, but 'happy-for-now' works nicely too.

Only if it's by certain authors.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chad Matheson.

Chad's from Checkered Past by Abby Gaines.

First: Three cheers for him for being too "busy" to file divorce papers.

Second: Brianna, you rock.

Because you wanted to give the sponsorship to Zack, just because you love Chad. And even emotionally blackmailed your father into agreeing.

I'm just annoyed that Chad didn't know about this part.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Trent Matheson.

^ The hero of Back on Track by Abby Gaines.

Damn I love her NASCAR books. I always tell myself, "I want to read Abby Gaines next I want to read Abby Gaines next", but somehow, ten months or so have past.

And just by reading the first few lines of Back on Track, I got, back on track (heh).

The FIRST PAGE is always so darn important.

Read the beginning of chapter one here. Just tell me you don't want to continue reading.


I love how Trent stood up for Kelly when she's being bullied by her own family.

I love how Kelly protected (haha!) Trent (the best man) from the maid of honor.

I love it when they played chess together.

I never thought it's hazardous to wear earrings while playing chess. (Ouch.)

And I especially love it when Trent is acting like a jealous kid when his brother (Chad) gave Kelly a friendly hug.

That is sooo cute.

*End spoilers!*

Tears were shed during the reading of this story.

P.S: Trent's brothers have their own books too. Chad's story is in Checkered Past, and Zack's story just came out the past Feb, The Comeback.

P.P.S: There's a free Abby Gaines Super Romance for download here.

Friday, April 2, 2010


You know what, this could actually be my favourite line from Pleasure of a Dark Prince (by Kresley Cole):

"He is my life now." from page 406 of the trade paperback.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Weekend Reading.

I've finished Pleasure of a Dark Prince.

^ There's so damn much I wanted to rant about! (This sentence does not totally express how I feel about Garreth.)

I enjoyed that book so darn much, it gave me the mood to continue reading.

So I read Megan Hart's This is What I Want & Charlene Teglia's Redline Lover.

^ Hey it's quite an accomplishment for me.

So thank you Garreth. (I'm your lass!)

And also, I've pre-ordered Shannon Mckenna's Fade to Midnight. The hardcover.

^ Translation: I might have fallen and hit my head and didn't realise it.

Great reading weekend anyway. ☺

Monday, March 15, 2010

Didn't read anything last week.

^ That, despite the fact that I have an Angela Knight, a Kresley Cole, a Susanna Carr, and three Christie Ridgway books JUST RIGHT THERE in my TBR.

But I'm gonna read something this weekend.

I think I'm gonna read about Garreth MacRieve.

I hear the Mageverse disagree.

But I've been soooo long without a Lykae!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simon Iddesleigh. (Again!)

When I come across something I like while reading, I make little notes in my mobile phone.

I was going through those little notes just now and...

Simon Iddesleigh!

Argh I miss him.

I reallyreallyreally love how much he loves Lucy. From the start.

He's messed-up, but he still loves Lucy, and didn't want her to leave him.

He begs her not to leave him.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Christmas Kiss.

Just finished Lora Leigh's story, A Christmas Kiss (from the anthology Hot for the Holidays).

It's my first Lora Leigh read.

I knew there are already many books in this Breeds serie, and from many reviews that I've came across, Lora Leigh write hot books.

A Christmas Kiss is reeally hot. ♥

(The previous sentence does not do the book justice.)

I love those "mine" & "my mate" thingy. Miss reading about heroes growling them out.

If the other Breeds are anything like Hawke, or more, I would love them all.

And want all of them.

They're so intense! ♥

I would look out for other books in this serie, but honestly, it's daunting to seek out... the other 19 stories. Plus one coming out in April.

*Note to self: Seek out the novellas first.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

About Shannon Mckenna's up-coming hardcover...

I was thinking:

I'm going to buy it.

Then rip the hardcover out. Carefully.

And pretend it's a trade paperback. ☺

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Virgin's Secret by Abby Green.

February hadn't been a great reading month for me, with the Chinese New Year and new video games blah blah blah.

Even with the arrival of some books which I ordered, I still haven't got much reading mood.

Until The Virgin's Secret arrived.

A book by Abby Green.

And then OMG I suddenly want to jump into my comfy clothes and find a comfy spot on my comfy bed and just READ IT.

Which did happen in about thirty minutes later. ☺

Wow Leo. Typical uber cynical hero.

But it's ok, you make it up to Angel at the ending. And after marriage I hell bet. Of course you went to a dark place after Angel left. Hope you suffer bad. I had hoped that you stalked Angel too, and...


I'm really, really surprised by the significant appearance of Ari and Lucy (from Ruthless Greek Boss, Secretary Mistress). Love!

I love that Lucy's butterfly necklace meant something in this book too. The scenes starring that necklace back in Ruthless Greek Boss, Secretary Mistress was my absolute favourite parts.

And a little warning that I'm repeating myself, I love Abby Green's endings. Love love love love love.

It never left me feeling unsatisfied or needing more.

Just perfect.

Can't wait for the next one.

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Favorite Phantom.

I needed something funny & easy to read and not emotionally draining, so yeah thank you for the existance of Karen Kelley's My Favorite Phantom.

The pfffrrrrt and the zapper is <3.

I had hoped for more, the ending is kinda abrupt for me.

But then I'm really, really glad that the annoying guy got pfffrrrrt.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Vampire's Ball.

Finished Angela Knight's Vampire's Ball this morning. It's from the anthology Hot for the Holidays.

It's too short. Too darn short.

Toooo short.

The hotness of Ridge makes up for it, a little.

Still, arrrggh.

I'm glad to see Lancelot and Grace though.

But I want to learn more about Ridge. Darn novellas.

Just hope that in future books we'll get to see more of Ridge and Kat.

Though short, it's still very steamy. ☺

Have I mentioned that I wanted more?

Can't wait for Master of Fire.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hubba Hubba.

Mike is such a sweet man.

The Mike from Lisa Plumley's Making Over Mike.

I love it that, the reason he does this make over thingy, is Amanda.

And continues to endure it, all for Amanda.

Even when he's heartbroken (misunderstandings... meh), he still does not walk out on her.


When we first meet Mike, we know that he lost his job, is temprary a taxi driver, still going for interviews, and is a slob. Wow. Not a Harlequin Billionaire/CEO/Tycoon/Prince.

Dunno 'bout u, but I was actually excited about the fact that he's not successful (yet).

My first impression is, what a normal guy. I would like to read about a normal guy.

So, I like Mike. Instantly.

Love how he feels about Amanda, how he looks at Amanda.

And love it when he's with Amanda. Can't get much of it.

It's really cute. Cutecutecute.

^ The way they seem to be fishing for evidence that they approve of what each other did, how they look. Evidence that maybe that the other might just love him/her.


Honorable mentions to ALL the supporting characters. And the dogs.

This book made my day.

Friday, January 15, 2010



Kev McCloud.


First, no words can describe my extreme joy at finding out that Shannon Mckenna's website is updated with Kev's story.

No I didn't read the excerpt.

I will not read it.

May 2010? I can wait.

Because in the meantime, I'd have Abby Green's The Virgin's Secret, out in March. ☺

By the way, I hate keeping track of release dates. Headaches, you know.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Galahad & Caroline.

Just finished reading Galahad's story, simply titled Galahad, by Angela Knight (from the anthology Bite).

It is too short.

Too darn short.

Not enough Galahad.

I wish there were more pages, more instances where Galahad and Caroline show their feelings for each other.

Overall it's just too short.

The greatness is overflowing.

But mostly it's (hot) love-making, so I'm not complaining.

The pool scene? ♥ HAWT ♥

And what goat incident with Morgana? Did I miss anything?

I like Soren's appearance.

^ He makes Galahad jealous. And I loove a jealous man. ♥

So, after eight Mageverse stories, being a Maja seems really cool. But reading Caroline's point of view, her life seems to suck (at the begining I mean). No one tell her she needs to donate her blood? Everyone just left her at risk of bursting an artery? WTF. Okay, maybe everyone forsees that Galahad is going help her on that, but I still agree with you Galahad, somebody needs to be spanked. I feel angry for Caroline. For her newbie life of a witch, at a lost on how to tell her mortal family, and how she comes into it. I hope someone go bash Dominic. Deform his pretty face (aren't they all) permanently or something.

^ Rant end. She gets Galahad. ☺

Love the reference to the telephone pole.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Duncan Burke.

^ From Shannon Mckenna's Tasting Fear.

He's probably my favourite man in this book.

Because he lets Nell use him like a 'personal life-sized sex toy'.