Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

fallenShe is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve
and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing
that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s
desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never
been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her
mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their
sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the
lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is
her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs
off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also
getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll
never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may
never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen
too far.

Grade: D

This book was dangerously close to a DNF for me. I wasn’t too angry, I think it only cost 99 cents. But I recall thinking that the writing was so bad that reading it as a kind of joke saved me from wanting to bang my Kindle against my head.

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What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty

what_a_scoundrel_wantsWhat A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty

In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable. Meet Robin’s rakish nephew, Will Scarlet, a man whose talents with the sword and the ladies are legendary—until his desire for one woman changes everything.


Grade: B

I first discovered this book while running a search over on Smart Bitches for books that rated an A. When I read the description about a book based on Robin Hood it piqued my interest. After reading on and discovering that the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves inspired it, or more importantly that Christian Slater’s portrayal of Will Scarlet did, I was sold. Continue reading

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March 2, 2013 · 3:03 am

Proof By Seduction by Courtney Milan

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Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan

A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist. Broodingly handsome, Gareth is scandalized to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of “Madame Esmerelda,” and vows to prove Jenny a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to her defies logic.

Grade: B+
Okay, real quick like: This is a well written story, the characters are fleshed out, and it is intelligent and FUNNY. I couldn’t help but giggle at how wonderfully written and snarky the dialogue was.


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March 2, 2013 · 2:36 am