A Marquis for Mary by Jess Michaels

A Marquis for Mary (Book 5)

By Jess Michaels

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Synopsis:

Mary Quinn is almost at the end of her rope. After two years under her sister and brother-in-law’s protection she may soon have to return to her terrible father’s house if she cannot find a husband. In her desperation, she bumps into Edward, Marquis Woodley. Drawn to each other, they are soon thrown into a scandal that leads to an engagement.

But as the pair grow closer and their wedding looms, Woodley’s past and the horrific circumstances of his first wife’s death may keep them from the happy ending that will save them both.

My Review :

Mary is a interesting character. She has a ferocious side but yet she has a innocent side. I can see why she drove Edward mad in love and lust. Mary was struggling in finding a husband that her father clearly pressured her to find a prosperous husband, so he can boast around in the society and being rich by getting money from Mary and her sister, Gemma’s husbands. Edward is a private person, but when it comes to Mary. He doesn’t (pardon my french) gives a fuck if anyone knows his business with Mary.  Yes, he will protect her from any harm that the society may lash out on Mary even the evil twin sisters of his late decreased wife. Edward is a type of man I would approve marrying my daughter.

It was interesting to read from the beginning to the end. It is not a predictable plot which I very much like. It also gives me a hope that a traumatic event can help a person to turn into a better version of himself or herself. I’ve experienced the changes in me when a traumatic event has occurred, and it heavily impacted me and my little sister, but we were able to use the emotions and knowledge from the trauma and turned it into something useful and positive. I am glad that I got to see Edward growing in maturity and self confidence. It is nice to see two person from different upbringings and backgrounds even different titles in the society to fall in love and overcome the obstacles that come in their way. It shows me their love is powerful that nobody can tear them apart. Love shall prevail!

There is a series regarding this book

The Notorious Flynns Series

The Other Duke (Book 1)

The Scoundrel’s Lover (Book 2)

The Widow Wager (Book 3)

No Gentleman for Georgina (Book 4)

 

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My Return to my blog

Hello! It have been more than two years that I’ve been typing reviews for romance books that I’d love to read. I was busy with my children when they first got a official diagnosis with Autism. My life changed drastically in a positive way. My children and I are very close than ever. I also bought a house in my hometown to be close to my family and my hometown has a lot of opportunities for my kids. It was a little crazy for a twenty-five years old to buy a house (haha), but I had an determination to provide my children a good life. I got a new part time job, so I will be able to be with my children when their school is finished for a day. Everything finally settled down. I want to return to my hobbies again. For two years, I haven’t read romance books nor do my hobbies. As of right now, I need my hobbies to give time for myself. Being a mom to autistic children, I’ve learned you need time for yourself because if you don’t, you will be overwhelmed.

So, I AM BACK!!!

Hey guys!

I am sorry for not posting a lot of book reviews. My life had been hectic lately when my spring semester was over. I’ve been taking care of my kids, which is a rewarding for me because I haven’t spend a lot of time with them when I was in school. Besides, I have had a lot of vacation break with my family and friends. This is exactly what I need! As for now, I am back on the track because I am going to return to school for a fall semester next month. Hopefully, I will be able to review a lot of books as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their summer vacation!

The Consequence of Revenge by Racher Van Dyken

The Consequence of Revenge

By Rachel Van Dyken

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Max is a single guy who likes to tell the cheesy pick up lines to girls, which it didn’t work most of the time. He meets this girl, Becca, at the Starbucks where he tried to pick her up with a cheesy line, and of course, with her intelligence quotient, she didn’t fell for it. As for his persistent personality, he wouldn’t give up until he finds out that his best friend, Jason, had signed him up for being a new bachelor for the television show called “Love Island.” Max was beyond pissed off that his best friend actually did this without discussing with him first; Although, It was not the primarily reason why he was pissed off. He doesn’t want to have a commitment relationship. Needless to say, he had to participating in the television show because the contract is interminable.

He meets Becca again at the airport because she is one of the twenty-five girls who is eligible to be his wife. Becca is one of the women that he had considered to marry, but he doesn’t know if she wants him or money.

Becca is an intelligent woman, but she is struggling to paying her college tuition. She wants to grab the opportunity when the opportunity presented itself. But will she choose him or the money?

Both of them are cooperating together to make this circumstance into a win-win situation. Becca wants money, and Max wants to get out of this television show without being in a committed relationship. However, will their plan backfired or success?

The book had been published on June 9, 2015

The Offer By Jayne Blue

The Offer

By Jayne Blue

Nina grew up in a broken family. Her father left the family due to her mother’s drinking problems. She practically raised her little sister. She had been working so hard to get where she is now. Unfortunately, her husband had severely gambling addiction that ruined her credit although he promised her that he will never gamble ever again, but of course, he didn’t keep his end of the bargain.

During the important meeting with a wealthy woman named Petra. Things didn’t go the way she was expecting in the meeting; needless to say, there were some arguments, which can make her losing her job. She solved the problems immediately that impressed Petra. After the meeting, Petra made a peculiar offer to Nina, but Nina requested to have more time to thinking upon the offer. She was given two weeks to thinking about it. The deal is if Nina works for Petra for a year, then she will be rewarded one million dollars as her yearly salary! Sounds like it’s a good proposal, but what kind of job did Petra offered Nina?

I like Nina’s character because she is a hard working woman, and she always puts her sister, nephew, and niece before herself. She always care about her family welfare instead of herself even though she is going through hell. She always find a positive way if she is on a rocky road.

Well, the book is too short for my taste. It contains ten chapters along with a sneak peek chapter for a book 2. Therefore, this book is a book 1. I really like the plot, and I am really intriguing to see where the plot is going, but unfortunately I have to read the series. I am debating with myself about whether to continuously read the series, or stop reading. I might give a book 2 a chance to see if it’s interesting for me to read further.

The book can be bought free in Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Offer-Steamy-Novella-Call-Girl-ebook/dp/B00KFZCAAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431797365&sr=8-1&keywords=the+offer+by+jayne+blue

Call Girl, Inc. Series

The Offer (Book 1)

The Mogul (Book 2)

The Candidate (Book 3)

The Spy (Book 4)

The Prince (Book 5)

The G-Man (Book 6)

Sworn to Love By Karin Tabke

Sworn to Love

By Karin Tabke

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

If you like to read a romance suspense novel with some actions, then this book is right for you!

Mateo is in the pursuit to kill a murderer, Javier, who killed his brother. When he confronted Javier, he has something else in his mind instead of killing Javier. He used Javier as a source of information about a wealthy man named Dumas in the Mexico. There were a lot of rumors about the deadly drugs that were in Dumas’s control. However, to get in Dumas’s security place, he has to get somebody else involved to make his mission successfully.

Sophia Dumas is an intelligent, fierce, obstinate, loyal and proud woman. She’s a hard person to please, but once you get on her good graces, then you will falling in love with her. She feels that she is in a prison her father created for her. She’s not allowed to making any decisions without her father’s approval, or she will be punished if she didn’t obey her father’s orders. She had learned a hard and cruel lesson through her older sister when her father ordered to kill her older sister. She lives in fear, but she is too proud to indicate everyone that she’s scared for her life.

Mateo was in a dangerous mission, and Sophia was involved. He hates it because his feelings for her were clouded his judgments. Both of them got together in an unexpectedly circumstance. Will they go to their separate way once the mission is fulfilled?

I have a love and hate relationship with Sophia because she doesn’t know where she stands, and she was blinded by her loyalty to her father although there are many reasons for her to suspect his father’s wrongdoings. On the other hand, I like her strong personality, However, her strong personality is conflicted with her feelings.

The book has been published on March 3, 2015

Stealing Rose (Book 2) By Monica Murphy

Stealing Rose

By Monica Murphy

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book is a second book in the Fowler Sisters series.

Rose Fleur is a prominent family member of the well known family named Fowler. Her family is running an international cosmetics business called Fleur. Rose has been working so hard to promote to a higher position that she has been working hard for; unfortunately, her plans had been screwed up, and it is affecting her tremendously to the point where she was seriously considering to quit the family business. She fled to other country to get away from her career and her father. Her relationship with her father is strained, and she never had been raised in a joyous environment. She was raised with her two older sisters. Her older sister, Lily, is considered as worthless in her family’s eyes because she didn’t do anything to help the business. All she did is wear the Fleur cosmetics and spending the money. She looked up to her middle sister, Violet. She admired Violet because Violet went through a bad journey, and yet she still stands so strong. She went to visit her sister Violet in London where she met this handsome man who left her an impression at the party where they first met.

Caden Kingsley is a thief who steals from the rich, and he has no regrets to have this job because it pays good. Caden comes from a broken family, so he has been taking care of his mother since he was a teenager. It is a heavy burden for him, but he loves his mother. Rose had been lingering in his mind, and he cannot forget her until he saw her again. The foreign feelings stir inside him, and he can’t refute his feelings for her. He wants her, but does he loves her? His task is stealing a certain necklace from Rose. Will he have Rose without hurting her?

Rose and Caden come from the different world and social status. They started off with “friends with benefits” although they have feelings for each other, but it was a sticky issue for them to bring up. they didn’t expecting their called so relationship has gotten further, but will they stay together or drifting apart?

I like Rose character very much. She loves challenges, and will accept the challenge even if she doesn’t know the outcome. She may be a little reckless, but she is an intelligent and strong woman. She didn’t give herself enough credit. She may be a little emotionally unstable.

I also like Caden character even though he is an asshole in some way. He also loves challenges, and that’s why he was entrusted with the task of stealing Rose’s necklace. He was very gentle with Rose, and love her as much as he can. He is an intelligent person, and he loves mentally challenges with Rose, which makes him a perfect candidate to be with Rose. He’s so romantic and had been taking care of Rose in many ways that is beyond her expectations. He makes some bad choices, but he’s smart enough to make it up.

I like Rose’s sister Violet, but she may be a little annoying sometimes. Violet has been a little overprotective with Rose, which is understandable because Violet practically raised Rose by herself, but it would be nice if Violet let Rose spreads her wings and soar. Violet is an excellent observant person. She can tell what’s wrong or what is happening with her sister or others without them telling her what’s going on.

I abhor Whitney’s character. She is a spoiled person who thinks she is a princess, and will do anything to get what she wants even if it hurts someone else’s feeling or ruin someone else’s happiness. I am so glad she got what she deserved in this book!

This book has an alternative narrator with Rose and Caden, which I really like it because I can read about their individual opinions and feelings. It was really enjoyable to read this book.  I have to admit there are ups and downs in the plot, but it is a wonderful plot even though it is a little predictable with sizzling romance. However, I still like the book!

The book had been published on March 3, 2015.

The Fowler Sisters Series
Owning Violet (Book 1)