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Smashwords book reviews by Jennifer Labelle
on Feb. 28, 2011
Olivia Waterhouse has a promising career ahead of her, a twin sister who she shares an inseperable bond, and great friends. Shortly after kicking her cheating ex boyfriend to the curb, she begins to have dreams of a tall, dark and handsome man with golden eyes. The dreams are unsettling and she's not sure what to make of them. She begins to question herself as everything she dreams feels so real. She feels like there's a connection and as if second guessing herself wasn't hard enough she then finds herself being drafted to be a bride for an alien race.
Baird is a beast kindred. He's a huge alien warrior who recently escaped imprisionment with the strength and longing to be with the one he's destined for, Olivia Waterhouse. They've shared their minds and connected so he knows that no other in the universe is for him, but her and he's determined to make her his bride. Liv is reluctant to his advances and tries to distance herself from the unknown. She convinces herself that she's better off returning to earth, her sister and her career. Her mind tells her one thing, while her heart says another.
He worships her and pledge's his undying devotion and love, but it takes a dangerous enemy and an almost near death encounter before Liv
finally realizes that love is worth the fight to face her fears, and Baird is the answer to her happiness.
This novel hooked me right from the beginning. It has a unique plotline with many unsuspecting twists that intrigued me to want to know what happens next. The bonds between Baird and Olivia are what every woman longs for, and the seduction scenes are really sizzling. I would definately recommend this read, and can honestly say that I'm looking forward to reading the sequel.
- Irish Fling
on Aug. 16, 2011
The author does an amazing job with this well written tale of love at first sight. Ali Dearborn is at a crossroads in her career and in life. Orphaned at a young age, she moved around living in various foster homes. She travels to Ireland with a dual purpose in mind, one is to re-visit the Irish roots belonging to her mother, making her feel connected to a family she’s longed for, and the other is to put her new business plan into action.
Her sense of direction is horrible, lost almost immediately after her arrival fate steps in, in the form of a gorgeous dark haired, blued eyed Irishman named Aidan O’Connell. He’s stranded by the side of the road with a broken-down car, and she’s in need of directions. While entranced by his sexy good looks, easy going attitude, and sexy Irish brogue, he designates himself as her very own personal tour guide, and she accepts. Having him around will certainly make her life easier. There’s a chemistry between the two of them, and there are several historical spots along the way that she’d like to see, but is Aidan only looking for an Irish fling or is he willing to accept her heart with something more permanent before it’s too late? Ali is full of surprises, and it isn’t until he almost loses her that he gets a wake-up call, and Ali is deemed a hero.
This is the second book I’ve read in this Valerie Doulgas series about a group of four friends, Ali, Cam, Maggie and Jesse who didn’t have a normal family life, but found each other and made their own. So far I’ve read Ali’s Story “Irish Fling”, and Maggie’s story “Director’s Cut”, and I’m looking forward to reading about Cam in “Dirty Politics” and Jesse in “Two Up”. What can I say, I’m hooked!