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Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wild Oats
Wild Oats #1

Pamela Morsi
Historical Romance
Published in 1993

H/h - James Edwin "Jedwin" Sparrow/Cora Briggs
Setting: Oklahoma, 1906.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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Wild Oats was a sweet little story which started out with a scandalous proposal from a virgin to the most scandalous woman of the small-town of Dead Dog. What followed should’ve been fun, at least I was hoping for it but it wasn’t. Not all of it. I admit of loving some of the things about this book; some scenes, characters and dialogues and equally disliked some of the characters and their activities. All in all, I’ve enjoyed Wild Oats more than I initially thought I would.

Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Simple Jess
Marrying Stone #2

Pamela Morsi
Historical Romance
Published in 1996

H/h - Jesse Best/Althea McNees Winsloe
Setting: Ozark Mountains, Arkansas, 1906.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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I was certain Jesse’s book wouldn’t get anything less than a 5 star from me. I knew because I loved him soooo very much in Marrying Stone that I was practically impatient to start his book. The concept of a simpleminded or slow witted hero was very intriguing. But sadly, I was kinda disappointed and pissed more than a few times. Just hope that I can elaborate my feelings in this review the way I want it.

Marrying Stone by Pamela Morsi

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marrying Stone
Marrying Stone #1

Pamela Morsi
Historical Romance
Published in 1994

H/h - J. Monroe "Roe" Farley/Margaret "Meggie" Best
Setting: Ozark Mountains, Arkansas, 1902.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:
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Reading Marrying Stone, for me, was like going through a very different kind of a lifestyle and life stories. I generally love small-town romances, the settings and the characters; Pamela Morsi didn’t disappoint me in either. Prior to reading this book I had no idea about Ozark Mountains and the Ozarks so in that regard, this book was very informative. PM’s writing is very open and honest, the narratives of Ozark Mountains and the lifestyle of the people there was pretty remarkable. Never once I felt that I’m run down because she did a great job of making the mundane things of their life in early 20th century a fun read.

Pictures of You by Shelby Reed

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pictures of You (novella)
A part of the Wild Winter series by mixed authors

Shelby Reed
Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Published in 2006

H/h - Thad Warner/Keira Hanson
Setting: Present time.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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This short story was kind of ok. I found it a bit too predictable for my liking. Overall a nice and sexy one but I wasn’t just glued to it.

The Straw Man by Bonnie Dee

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Straw Man (novella)

Bonnie Dee
Contemporary Romance/Paranormal/Erotica
Published in 2010

H/h - Sam, the straw man/Marie
Setting: Present time.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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This novella by Bonnie Dee was... odd. Yes, odd and unbelievable. Then again, I’ve read other unbelievable stories by BD, ie: Dream Across Time (review posted here) and being a BD fan, I know I can put my trust in her. The story was short in itself, took me about an hour to finish it.

Touched by Fire by Kathleen O’Reilly

Monday, March 19, 2012

Touched by Fire

Kathleen OReilly
Historical Romance
Published in 2001

H/h - Colin Wescott, the Earl of Haverwood/Sarah Banks
Setting: London, 1815.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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I had real mixed feeling while reading Touched by Fire. This was my 1st Kathleen O’Reilly book. Whatever I at first thought about the story, the writing, in the end I couldn’t help the big loopy grin and a wistful sigh for Colin and Sarah. I must say, a variety of emotions those were. Let’s just get into the review first.

Thief of Souls by Cynthia Wicklund

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thief of Souls

Cynthia Wicklund
Contemporary Romance/Paranormal
Published in 2011

H/h - Nicholas Anthony/Regina Miles
Setting: San Fransisco, Present time.

Read in Mar, 2012.
My rating:

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My 2nd experience with Cynthia Wicklund’s book was marvelous. Thief of Souls is a PNR contemporary about a vampire who lives on the souls of his victims, had a great plot along with a pretty compelling main character, Nick. I don’t really read vampire stories, I have my reasons but I’m so glad I gave this book a try. Then again, after reading two CW book, I can honestly say I can put my trust on her writing.

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