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The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart by Eva Gale

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart (novella)
A free installment

Eva Gale
Historical Romance/Erotica
Published in 2009

H/h - Gabriel Stewart/Portia Stewart
Setting: Chicago, 1893.

Read in Sept, 2011.
My rating:


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Another sweet, hot read from Eva Gale. I really liked it. The story deals with a couple who are in love but somehow their sex life is now a mess.

The Heart of Christmas ... Anthology

The Heart of Christmas (anthology)

Mary Balogh
Nicola Cornick
Courtney Milan

Historical Romance
Published in 2009

Read in Sept, 2011.
My rating:


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Note: this review and rating is solely based on Courtney Milan’s novella, “This Wicked Gift”, which is a part of her Carhart series.

“This Wicked Gift”, Courtney Milan
Carhart #0.5

H/h - William White/Lavinia Spencer
Setting: London, 1822.

I mean wow wow wow! Such a wonderful novella! A beautiful story between two souls that clicked and fitted in a way I didn’t think I’d find in a novella. Courtney Milan’s “This Wicked Gift” stole my heart, so did William. If you’ve read her Carhart series, you’d know William White from book #1, who works as Gareth’s man of affair. I never would’ve thought what a sexy darling he would be. I didn’t read the novella before Proof by Seduction so I had no idea. I thought he’s just another secondary character, with a boring life. OMG but didn’t he prove me wrong? His and Lavinia’s chemistry was so intense and his need for Lavinia was so strong... Ah, all I can do is *sigh* This book takes place about 15 or so years before Proof by Seduction.

Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Proof by Seduction
Carhart #1

Courtney Milan
Historical Romance
Published in 2010

H/h - Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely/Jennifer Keeble
Setting: London, 1838.

Read in Sept, 2011.
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Proof by Seduction was my first Courtney Milan book. I’ve heard good things about her books, yet honestly I didn’t know what to expect. I really liked this book, yet there were times I was frustrated more than once, wasn’t sure where the H/h are going and how their ‘situation’ would be ultimately solved. But in the end, I know Gareth won me over though I wish it didn’t take these two for such a long time to see reason.

Moonlight by Elliott Mabeuse

Monday, September 26, 2011

Moonlight (novella)
A free installment

Elliott Mabeuse
Contemporary/Erotica
Published in 2009

H/h - The Narrator/Jessica
Setting: In a stadium, location unknown.

Read in Sept, 2011.
My rating:


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This free novella is about one night in a shadowy corner of a stadium with the narrator (name unknown), a poet in the making (or so I understood) and his possible the then girlfriend Jessica. It was a quick read. I give this a 3.5 star simply because the sex was hot. It could’ve been 4 for me if there was an implication of something special blossoming between them and then perhaps turned into something deeper. But, I was pretty sure she was just a girlfriend and the sex was really good as I got it, that they found something sacred between this exchange of their bodies.

Hysteria by Eva Gale

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hysteria (novella)
A free installment

Eva Gale
Historical Romance/Erotica
Published in 2009

H/h - Dr. Joseph Drake/Constance Gerald
Setting: England, 1860.

Read in Sept, 2011.
My rating:


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Ok have to admit the whole premise of this novella sounded weird to me but it was because I had no idea how a patient of hysteria was treated back in the middle or late 19th century. I haven’t read a review for this before reading, so I went back to Wikipedia and this is what I learned on female hysteria and it’s treatment:

The Croft by Elliot Mabeuse

The Croft

Elliot Mabeuse
Contemporary Romance/Erotica/Paranormal
Published in 2006

H/h - Angus McConnachie, the Laird of The Croft/Anne Cavanaugh
Setting: Scotland, present time.

Read in Sept, 2011.
My rating:


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Well Dr. Mabeuse, another weird book but strangely I ended up liking this one despite of the eww-stuffs that had me agape for some pages. Maybe you’ve done quite a good job working with my mind lolz. This book, I knew, was about a vampire. Even though I don’t like vampire novels, this one about a vampire that feeds on human erotic energy caught my attentions. For a long time in the book, I had no idea what Angus was, thinking he was a vampire just as he told Anne; even a different type mind you! But, holy holy crap! The revelation in the end, I was caught, struck, slapped, jolted (whatever you feel like using here) by that! Umm, now I think I have to do a good review of this one, so will try to be focused. And yes, I did find myself laughing more than once in various parts too.

Love, Come To Me by Lisa Kleypas

Friday, September 23, 2011

Love, Come To Me

Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance
Published in 1988

H/h - Heath Rayne/Lucinda Caldwell
Setting: Massachusetts/Boston, 1868-69.

Read in Sept, 2011 (1st read, 2010)
My rating:


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After my 2nd reading of the book...

Oh yes yes yes, I want Heath. I can’t seem to forget how crazy he was for Lucy through the whole story. I mean this is why I adore LK heroes; this is what I wanna see in my Romance, this is why this book is still one of my LK favorites. If I didn’t already know when I read it first it’s one of her earliest books, I wouldn’t have guessed at all. This book actually showed the brilliance LK would turn out to be in the later years.

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