Thursday, April 30, 2015

Proper Attire: A West Indies Proper Romance, by Danielle Thorne

I must say that I loved this book. I saw it mentioned in a tweet and tried a sample and was hooked. Being 99 cents helped too. I did not hesitate to buy it once I'd read the sample and I wasn't disappointed once I'd finished. This was a magical mix of regency and pirates, set in the West Indies. I've read one other book by Danielle Thorne so I knew she'd be great when it comes to island locations and sea life. The action and adventure portions were great, the romance was better (while remaining squeaky clean), and was just overall good fun. A definite recommend.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tempting Treasures, by Michele Buchholz

Elena St John is the last of her family running a crumbling estate. She's a young woman who loves her independence and has no intention of sharing her family secrets with the man who comes to inherit. James Stewart and Elena battle it out as he tries to find out what she's hiding and what to do with this fiery ward who is now under his care. The romance between the two gets a bit steamier than I prefer to read, especially being regency. My favorite character was Elena's ancestor, Kathrine, who haunts her with taunts and occasionally agrees to be helpful. A book for those who like mystery mixed with their regency. 2.99 or free to borrow for those with Kindle Unlimited. I received a free copy in exchange for a review.