Loved it ,it was feisty,entertaining battle of wits between 2 strong minded leads ,I just get tired of stories portraying simpering virgins who lack any brains .
Celeste was a great heroine ,flawed but one can not help love her and root for her kind heart .
For once Ashlin was not some promiscuous Lord with such a demanding alpha character who has slept with everything in a skirt ,very refreshing hero who was honorable with conflicted emotions on society's expectations .
Would most certainly read more from this author as strong heroines and level headed hero's are my cup of tea.
Fantastic !! 5 stars without a doubt .Such a beautiful story ,full of emotion and tenderness .One could actually feel Ivy's fears and insecurities and empathize with her and Simon when he finally embraces his feelings .
It had a real strong plot and twist and kept me entertained till the very end and I love happy endings .
Loved it loved it !
Sweet , romantic and oh so loving .I just love a strong ,level headed leading lady and a principled ,sexy, good and sensitive romantic hero.
It gets a bit trying to read where the hero is always a great rouge ,womanizer or wasteral.
Would love more from Ms.Jenna .
I was totally enthralled with this well written book .I felt that I was there the details were so vivid and all the character's were well developed .
Isabeau was a great character a fresh break from the simpering innocents usually associated with historical romance and Simon complimented her well.
Over all it was an entertaining read with romance and a bit of suspense .The mix of characters and their significant others was done well although would have liked to see Anya and Walters romance develop more .
This story was just so sweet ,sexy and sensitive and it was very well written.The emotional aspect of the hero and heroine was very genuine and believable.Glad Nadine was a practical sensitive female who wasn't written as a needy emotional women .
This is more of a erotica than romance apart from the very hot sex scenes the characters were under developed and plot very weak ,was confused who was the bad guy in the story .The flow needed to be improved a lot as there were parts where I was skimming especially in the first half . Author has a fresh idea but can improve a lot .
Just loved it and sad to see it end ,the characters were engaging and Jewel is such a sassy gem ,witty banters with sensual love scenes with straight laced Kane .
It may not be so historically correct , but if you love straight up honest romance with characters not tied down by some huge emotional trauma or being simpering weak female or brooding overtly sexual male and just regular people finding love you would enjoy this book .
Am looking forward for Duncan's and Violet's tale next and I do hope she will have much fire in her as Jewel and hoping that we get to see Jewel and Kane in this too .
Technically it was well written and edited ,the sex scenes were a bit on the technical side and was surprised it was BDSM but it contained scenes which was new to me and never came across in other books before .
The characters were a good match for each other but I couldn't engage with them probably very feminine females and too masculine males are not my cup of tea .
But looking forward for Dani and Williams book as feisty females and straight laced men does it for me ,hope there is humor in it as this book was a emotional heavy one .
The path to love was not easy for these two ,warning its not a straight arrow love story contains multiple partners and a ménage .But like able in depth characters .Sensually written and was glad they got their happy ending .
I do like how this author writes taboo sex acts nicely and this book is scorching hot in the love scenes .I was really liking Dani's character as a strong independent women but not so when she started becoming emotional needy towards the second half ,I figured it was to portray even thou she was strong she has a soft side but it was a significant change till she was deviating out of her strong character especially when facing the father and Will's indecisiveness towards her .Will was portrayed as a stereotypical straight laced accountant which had many emotional indecisiveness moments than of what a stoic ,calm person he was portrayed to be .For him to be jumping from uptight to let loose back and forth was a little unbelievable.
Some scenes were a farfetched and prolonged but this is a romance novel so I won't nit pick, overall I am glad they got their HEA ,4.5 stars.
Would wait for book 3 to be out to see which sibling it is.
The story needs a lot of substance ,had to close it half way as it was all just about how beautiful she was and how sexy he is with a lot of non graphic sex every few pages .There was no character development ,in short it's dry .
Loved the book ,the banter between the lead characters were realistic with humor and which many couples can relate too .The range of emotions that Talia showed were written well and Tomas emotions were well described without being too macho or alpha which was just nice .Love scenes were very steamy and sweet and the ending was just so emotionally lovely,leaves one with a warm smile .
It is a simple story with little plot and character development as well as too good to be true characters but it was so well written with a good flow .It is not a heavy read but nice for a lazy night where one just want to relax with sexy lovemaking.
Fast paced read ,the story flowed well although the main characters have the same attributes as the other books with the male lead sexy,handsome millionaire and the women drop dead gorgeous with a perfect body which can be a little hard to relate too but it's a fantasy .
When the author mentioned sizzling sex scenes it is literally off the charts graphic and uninhabited which can leave one blushing .
The writer had a good idea for a story but I couldn't overlook the draggy pointless repetitive scenes doing the same things ,cut all that this story is within 50 pages only .There is no flow between the chapters and the characters communicate and think like a pair of 13 year olds ,the conversation was so juvenile with limited vocabulary and emotionally stunted .Didn't finish the book either ,needs professional editing.
Although a predictable story with similarities to a book and movie ,it was nicely written.Loved the transaction of them into becoming a loving family and how nicely the epilogue was wrapped up .Was glad that the hero was a sensible ,level headed ,family man and not a promiscuous character as how many of them are portrayed now.
Nice story line with a little bit of typo's ,did not like the hero at all at first for being such a cold chauvinist but with his given background it does explain it .The heroine was a feisty ,funny little fire and could hold her ground well with witty dialogue and banter .Enjoyable read with the usual chocolate addicts , drama and HEA at the end to tie things up.
This author has brought light on the on-goings of sexual slavery that is very much real in this world ,most of them are kidnapped,tricked and beaten into submission to be slaved by horrible monsters and the perverted sick monsters who buy them .Many women who are rescued are left broken with a broken body and spirit and take a lot of love and care to gain back their self .This issue is very close to my heart as a women and a human that so many women and children are being abused in this world ,my thanks to the author for writing on a very real and painful reality and did not sugarcoat it .The writing was good ,story flowed well and the hero and heroine had their own dark scars and fears .But was glad for their HEA and their solid tenderness towards the end.This read may not be everyone's cup of tea as it contains brutal violence against the women and the sex between the hero and heroine goes from rough to tender in the end but it's reality on what enslaved women go through.Read this in one straight sitting ,with a few typo's here and there.
It's an easy read as usual straight forward sexy romance.Didn't like Rance at all due to his cocky nature but Debbie was a cutie and glad she got her HEA.Altho the ending was a bit hurried I would say should have made Rance work harder.Aside for that the writing was good.
The plot was terribly weak,no character development and not elaborated at all ,it seems like the focus of the story was more on their relationship but had to add the plot to make into a story.Too long for such little substance ,only the heroine was good and had little character .
Witty banter ,naughtiness,humor this book has it nicely wrapped up .The heroine is not a silly simpering miss but a gutsy one with a solid plot purpose instead of a weak one where half way through the hero solves it ,No Lilah takes it all the way.The hero just compliments her nicely .
The plot was okay enough but was just torn by the heroine's self pity towards herself ,nearly the whole book was about her and her self induced pitiful state .The story lacked elaboration between the characters and why they are in this state .
The hotness factor was way more than 5 in this story but very sexily written despite being very detailed it was not sleazy .
The characters were very likable with realistic emotional turmoil which is relatable to woman ,no teenage ,young adult ,petty girly shallow emotional issues or emotionally stunted men here.
Well written ,flowed well and with a HEA.
Another winner ! ,strong heroine who isn't a simpering virgin that is typical in westerns ,witty engaging banter ,strong realistic plot that just draws you in and one can imagine it .Well tied up epilogue that isn't hurried and typical with a HEA .Developed side characters with stories of their own and weaves in the story well .
Drama ,romance ,sexy lovemaking ,emotional without being too weepy ,friendship this book has it all nicely bundled .
Another well written western book , no simpering virgins heroine's but a empowered women holding her own . The plot is well woven without overwhelming the characters but wished the epilogue was longer as their coming together time was a bit short , which left the ending a little short on emotions .
It's a western standard , with a innocent heroine portrayed as hard headed with a arrogant rich ladies man hero .The story flowed well and was nicely written.
I personally prefer a empowered women heroine in a story.
The story was light hearted with sassy dialogues from the main couple , extending all the way to the other characters . All their insecurities , emotional hold up's and the root causes of it ,was well written by the author and not just as superficial fillers in the story . It's not a book with a emotionally distance man nor a confused women solving things with sex for a HEA . Yes this book is steamy but also with deep raw emotions dealing with grief , anger , forgiveness , God ..
Sweet , passionate and wrapped well for a short story, refreshing in the sense the heroine was not portrayed in a stereotypical way of those times . She had her own back story which was not sugar coated here and she was not ashamed of her past and strong in making her future .
Very smooth and entertaining read , despite the story line being a little far fetched and the boss/secretary romance has been told many times , the author has told it in a funny , refreshing , steamy yet sweet way . Which doesn't make it the traditional cliche boss/secretary predictable story , it's heavy on the romantic emotions as well . It's refreshing to have a male lead who is not a playboy and a female lead which is not fragile or too insecure with looks , she is gutsy , smart and tender , matched well . The supporting characters were fleshed out well and supported the story smoothly . Would love to read more from this author .
The writing is good but the story line , plot was just too far fetched to relate to even a little . Skimmed through a lot of pages , the plot and characters were not fleshed out and the chapters didn't have the flow .
The writing is neat , good as other books by the author as well as smooth flowing from one chapter to another and steamy love scenes .
This is a billionaire romance fiction the male character is typically stereotyped into the category as insensitive playboy with a abused back story , the female is a sweet brainy childhood best friend who is a wallflower .
Its a easy reading story if one is not too particular of the short description of the plot which leaves the abused past of the male and the indecisiveness of the female .
*the male lead is too chauvinistic and careless to my personal preference .
Very intriguing read , rich with life's mysteries cleverly intertwined in the conversation and written by experience of the author . Captures the pain and sorrow of women of those times and choices of the human soul honestly . Beautiful writing style in at times complex English which requires paying attention to understand the deeper meanings . The dialogues are engaging , the secondary characters including the talking raven all added much to the story carried by a strong loving heroine .
Short , well written easy read with a sweet HEA , although the heroines fickle character can be a turn off , but as stated by the author this is after all a story . As to authors style the love making is very steamy and erotic .
Beautifully raw and honest writing about rape , the author flows the emotion and sensitivity with care . Capturing the emotional scars that stay on long after the physical one . The couple are sweetly matched , with a loving heroine on her healing journey and a kind , tender hero who is not the traditional portrayed rich playboy , with steamy yet romantic love scenes.
With a HEA .
Good writing and arrangement , the story line different and historically accurate . The characters are real , ' flawed ' dealing with real emotions unlike most romance stories where the depth of darker emotions are skipped .
Learned historically more about gypsies and their possible origins , the plot goes around them , the way of life and clashing of cultures with the Europeans .
Some parts were not linked for me , from the heroine always getting slapped , abused and then abruptly the feeling is forgotten or changed to another scene .
The book is very honest and raw , from the harsh life of those days - the realities of low education, the violence of alcoholism , perceived family loyalty and judgmental misogyny views on women .
Emotions of the heroine were honestly written , a women having sexual desires is normal and beautifully in touch with her self , which has been labeled and judged by puritan culture .She is honestly real , no disillusions of sudden change because of a man or romance nor society , but for her own fulfillment .
The hero complemented her well , not all men are randy playboys as stereotypical portrayed .
Written well , paced nicely , a story about healing , choices and creating your own destiny in life .
Interesting on the historical facts , it was a little lengthy with certain parts being less exciting and monotonous .
The romantic scenes were much steamier and deeper in this book , compared to just a required need in a romance novel .
Good writing and arrangement .
Short well written , despite having a usual plot it was intense in emotions and good characters that the author is known for , even the supporting ones all made the story .
Has a rape scene which was written sensitively from the women's emotions and closing the story with the first steps to her healing through physical with emotional love .
The book was good first half , then it just became anti climatic all the way till the end . A case of too much , which if wrapped up half the length , it would have been just enough .
The writing grammar was good , but the stories focus ran too much( second half ), on the on the multiple secondary characters and their stories . Which did not gel very well with the story and was repetitive .
The heroine was her own woman at first and just went out of character after that , lost it's appeal to me and i just was skimming by the second half .
Love scenes were erotic and sensual . *rough rape scenes
Praise to Ms.Karyn for a well written story - with romance , suspense , waves of emotions , secondary characters , in line with the era , all wrapped up in a short yet good read .
Satisfying sensual , with raw emotions and lovely characters despite their shortcomings . The heroine's character was strong yet soft , with realistic emotions on her circumstances in life .
Would love more reads from this author .
Straight foward read , a bit heavy on the celebrity side if that is ones taste .
Steamy love scenes . At the beginning the heroines eyes were described as green and changed to blue , then back to green . A little typo as well .
Written well from language . Steamy yet sensual love scenes as always , with strong , unique characters -gentle hero's to grounded heroines , that are synonym to this author .
Who captures , raw from the belly emotions very well . Including the rape emotions , battle and to everyday life .
Fast and witty . The language , writing style is very polished which hints , that the author is a teacher in writing (*which she is after looking at her profile ) .
Learned a vary of new words in the process , the writing style keeps the brain alert rather than auto pilot .
'Sexually explicit '' well not so for me , but possibly fitting in the original first time it was published !
Enjoyed this read , even thou the underground fight scene plot , is not my cup of tea in the romance department . The writing was good , neat , flowed well with interesting characters . Looking foward to the next book , to see character development and plot line .
Very engaging story line . With suspense , family , and developed secondary characters . The story flows well without pause , wrriten well .
Steamy scenes , with realistic emotions between the main characters .
Would like to see the completion of this series , how it all wraps up for Em & Jai , plus the family .
Despite the elaborate under ground story line , the author tells it pretty realisticly . It's packed with emotion , from the female to the male . Written well and flowed nicely . It's a series and would get the next one , it's got me intrigued to see where it goes for the likable characters .
Steamy love scenes and that is the main story line , little action scenes to fill in , got a little draggy and long towards the mid end .
Little spelling mistakes here and there .
Hero as stated by the author is Alpha in character , and the heroine was likable .
Overall a light read if you are not looking for depth , plot but hot naughty read .
This was a good read , very engaging with its banter and humour tucked in . Fast paced with enough mystery on both characters , as well as very naughty sexy scenes , the naughty talk was hot without being overboard.
The author has the ending hanging with a suspense , very curious on book 2 and where it leads .
* Not a stand alone book
This author writes different interesting stories , yet with familiar emotions one relates to . The women's emotions are captured well , with the inner turmoils between mind and heart and coming to their own inner self . It can bring you back to the times in one's life that we women have felt and gone through .
Steamier love scenes , which i liked as compared to some tamer ones in her other books .
Some spelling errors .
Good read , with a women who's just had a hard start in life , who is doing her best to make it better .
Love the non judgemental feeling the author has written this book , you can't help but care for the heroine despite her poor choices .
The women's emotions are very relatable at some point of our lives .
Another interesting read , relatable honest emotions and about women learning to fall in love with yourself first , making choices for your self from the heart and how things would change around you wonderfully .
As again another unique , intriguing read by the author . Touching on mysticism & real issues of that time period . The main characters are with deep emotions , kindness and humanity , despite the intensity it's not cliche , nor cheesy . With good supporting characters .
Very sensual , sexy love scenes .
Author writes engaging heroines with authentic personalities , while dishing out one Iiners . In the authors knack of pairing 2 different personalities but similar souls within . Humorous read while learning about birds of prey , Polish culture and nature .
Page turner , kept it flowing well with the action , initially it seemed a bit far fetched but it was well written . Not steamy as possibly this was in the time where erotic scenes were not popular yet .
It was well written in flow & grammar . Just the plot didn't flow as fast & exciting as well as funny as My precious jewel which I prefer . The characters chemistry wasn't there at times & the ending was rushed .
Witty read with quirky characters , fast paced smart writing ,the author made it work flowing smoothly .
The heroine was realistically portrayed , with the mix emotions all of us would have gone through , at some point in our life .From soul searching , shame , guilt , joy and difficulty in receiving help , well explored .
Good writing , witty quirky heroine with British brand of humor ,with fleshed out supportive characters .
The situations are ridiculous but the author makes it work , with emotions and sexy scenes . Not a fan of promiscuous hero's but the heroine was a ball .
Okay read , although i preferred the more fleshed out , sci-fi first book . This leaned more towards the emotions of all the characters , which drew the focus away from the main characters development .
Smart story and writing style , exciting where it needs to be with tender moments . The characters were engaging with enough attention to all , personally I liked the female leads character , sassy , wickedly funny and her own person .
Looking forward to this authors work .
Good language , grammar with witty lines . The plot , story line and the whole book itself moves at the same pace , there is no buildup or a climax . Some parts felt disconnected story wise as well .
Well written , fast paced , entertaining , this author has a knack for writing smart comedic lines that just flows through our the book .
The female character was a delight , with relatable quirky inner monologues that we ladies may think as well , paired with good male character that didn't overshadow her .It showcased her ambitions , her dreams and challenges that one faces at work realistically .Steamy scenes as well .
Satisfying read indeed personally and if one prefers books with sharp writing , minus over the top drama type romance .
Fun read , fast paced and well written .The IT job descriptions were explained nicely without being too technical for non IT people to follow and the places were nicely described .
The lead characters were not my personal favorite , but they matched each other with fast dialogue , personal hurts with steamy scenes as well .
It was an entertaining read , well written , flowed and packed nicely in a short read . The characters were fleshed out although a little unbelievable at times ( but it's a romance novel ! ) , with a spunky heroine and promising side characters . The touch of humor was refreshing and with right amount of steamy sensual scenes .
The humor factor is good and written well into the story line .The author does write slight off the norm characters which are fresh , personally the characters were not my favorite .Good flow , writing with relatable emotions .
The story flowed well albeit it was slow paced . Interesting characters , especially the new take on how the aliens look like , there were moments of humor , love making not too descriptive or steamy .
Author has a follow up book to the hero and heroine .
Interested to see the follow up series .
The author has a knack for writing ' hard ' stories , no fluff romance here but humans with insecurities and whole range of emotions . Even thou the characters are not my cup of tea but the writing was solid .
A tender touching story of love , self acceptance , and vulnerability . Both of the characters were well written with depth along with developed extended characters .
The language , flow was fluid with good love scenes .
*Well deserved HEA , one can't help rooting for them .
While it was not my favorite book, in the terms of slow and running in circles plot . Plus i couldn't relate to the characters as there were not very in depth as the other books , but it could be personal preference .
I was expecting a usual western story line , but the plot was good , action packed , flowed well and the conversations were witty .
Characters endearing , with a wonderful refreshing sexually confident heroine .
The book started off a bit slow , then it progressed better with likeable characters and funny inner monologues with a cat thrown in .
Plot wise it's straight forward , heavier on the emotional aspects instead of the suspense mystery .
It could have been more consciece and smoother flow of dialogue , it gives the vibe of the authors beginning writes . But would be interested in the follow up book .
* a little violence towards women scenes , HEA , no cliffhanger despite a second book