Friday, January 25, 2013

Rough Harbor BLG1..24.2012

By Andrea Stein

This is a charming story of coming home.  Caitlyn Montgomery was smart enough to leave London when she found her controlling fiancee in bed with her friend.  She was offered a position at the brokerage firm her father and his, now deceased, friend Maxwell Randall founded. She did not need to work thanks to her wise business investments.  She was sure this company would be her legacy.  The only other candidates were the slimey #2 man, Sam Harris and Maxwell's son, and her first love, Noah Randall who was a software mogul in silicon valley.  She was sure he had no interest in his father's company since he had not spoken to him in ten years.  But at the company meeting she was surprised to see him introduced as the new President of Queensbay Capital Group.

The attraction between Caitlyn and Noah was immediate and he did not try to hide his interest in her.  She did her best to keep him at arm's length but there was no way to hide her feelings...feelings she had repressed for ten years after she told him "NO" and he called her "a tease".  But Sam Harris has other plans to put this successful new accounts associate in her place, either play his way or leave.  But Caitlyn became suspicious when her accounts began to show deficits and with the help of an old family friend, she gathered information to save the company, while Noah fought her ex fiancee who would not let go.  Yes, you can go home again! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Embracing Ashberry BLG2.8.2013

By: Serenity Everton

In 1789,Baron Whitney brings his daughter, Ella,to London for her first Season. He usually comes alone, leaving his family in Cornwall, to satiate his need for "entertainment". This comes in the forms of gambling, and then there are the "women" used to be "woman" but one was not enough.

In the early morning hours Ella Whitney goes into the garden for some fresh air. She is brutally attacked by knife. The following years she recovers slowly but the physical and emotional scars remain, even after a lengthy European tour with her doting family. None expectd her to ever marry. She was cheerful admidst her family but receeded within herself in the presence of others.

Until the day Stephen Shane Trinity, Marquess of Ashberry met her and decided to make this unique beauty his. Sweetly and slowly he gained her trust. Her family questioned their relationship although unable to distinguish anything other than his admiration of her. The family dynamics rule each scenario until Ashberry gets his new wife to his main estate in Scotland. There he focuses all his efforts to making her comfortable in love...the passionate sex is the foundation of the reclamation of her life and her ability to trust and love.

Ashberry set out on a crusade for bengence and recruits his brother in law, Edward, who is all to eager to assist. What follows is a escapade of surprizes that answer the questions Ella, her mother and brothers have lived with most of their lives.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ramblings in Ireland BLG1.5.2013

By: Kerry Dwyer

This is not a typical travel journal.  It contains none of the blah-blah lists of B&B's, restaurants, sites and travel iteneraries, that also include blah-blah lists of B&B's, restaurants and sites. This book is the walking trip through Ireland of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo (pardon, I do not know the equivalent comedy team in Europe) aka Kerry and Bertrand.  The book does include information on what clothes and shoes they needed, some first aide preparations, as well as rules for travelling with your partner without wanting to kill them...and a bit of what not's.

We get to share in the dialogue of Kerry and her husband, Bertrand as they get in and out of situations. What a married couple in such situations would feel is the opposite of what you as a reader will feel. This book is full of humour.  I especially liked the statement "She is an American so can be forgiven for using the phrase '...didn't get to go'.   Also, there is witty reparte with her students trying to learn English in which she has to work one young Frenchman around "goed shopping".  The humour is very cleaver and entertaining.

If you are considering a walking trip through Ireland, this is a well written book that should be read, and is a great weekend read.  My congratulations to Mrs. Dwyer.  You have a fan.