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Smashwords book reviews by Pam

  • Educating Ansley on July 26, 2011

    This is the first in the RED series by Cat Johnson and it is HOT. A fun sexual adventure from start to finish with a gal that just wants to enjoy life and the two brothers who make it happen. Ansley Craig is a newly graduated young woman who is not sure what she wants to do other hang with her friends and get ready for college. She is upset that her parents did not bother coming to her graduation, as they are having too much fun on their trip, so she rebels a little and gets a little too much exposure during a graduation party when the police investigate the noise. Her grandmother makes a decision to send her to a Colorado ranch (a friend who she went to school with) to add some perspective to her life. As she lands at the small airport and gets a ride to the ranch she takes a small detour to investigate a local bar and meets one of the Kane brothers who helps welcome her to the area. Both Jeremy and Ryan Kane are working the ranch to help their grandmother and in turn get to hang out with Ansley for the summer. The three spend the summer getting to know each other in ways they never thought would happen and as summer ends they discover they had an enjoyable few months that they will always remember.
  • His Dark Kiss on July 26, 2011

    Gothic historical romance that is dark and full of mystery as the hero and heroine fight the desire that draws them together. Emma Parrish has not had a great life, an illegitimate child that has been raised by aunts that despise her and all that she represents. The aunts decide that she is worth more to them as a piece of property so they decide to “sell” her to a man that will treat her poorly. However before that happens she accepts a governess position at the Manorbrier Castle looking after the son of Lord Anthony Craven. Lord Craven was once married to Emma's cousin who died under strange circumstances and he seems to hold on to many secrets. Son Nicky is the light of Lord Anthony’s life and has had several governesses in his short life, some left on their own but others died mysteriously while employed. There are many unexplained puzzles surrounding the Lord and his castle; why have several governesses suddenly disappeared or died, how did his wife die, why there seems to be bodies being carried into the Round Tower among a few. Also there seems to be something haunting Emma. She hears voices, laughter and someone wants to scare her when they lock her in the ice house. Emma finds herself falling for little Nicky and in turn also drawn to Lord Anthony, they fight the attraction but while trying to solve the mysteries they find they can’t fight it anymore. A true dark romance with mystery and intrigue that holds you until the end.