Linda Winey

Smashwords book reviews by Linda Winey

  • Run Into The Wind: A Historical Romance on Sep. 02, 2010

    This was captivating reading. I couldn't put the story down until I came to the end! I could almost see, smell and feel all of Sabrina's experiences. Very well written. Loosing forward to the sequel, "Chase the Moon"!-Diamellin
  • The Path of Dreams on June 07, 2011

    This was an enjoyable read not only of romance, but also a mix of Japanese language, culture, and customs. There was a mistake regarding a 1966 Mustang car howeever. Title papers were not yet available in 1966.
  • Gringa - Taming the Beast on Oct. 23, 2012

    I am anxious to read the next installment. These first two are like a salve, just drawing you in.
  • The Reed Bed on Nov. 02, 2012
    (no rating)
    This is hot, hot, hot! Am eager to read more about Tom and how this encounter changes his and the girl's lives.
  • The Reed Bed on Nov. 02, 2012

    I love it so far. Am eager to read more and find out hos this encounter changes them both.
  • Arousing Caitlyn on Nov. 05, 2012

    This was a sexy, loving story and an easy peaceful read. Wish there was more.
  • The Wrong House on Nov. 05, 2012

    The dialogue in this story is kind of juvenile. There is a lot going on and the transitions are jumpy, not blending as smoothly as you would expect. The story line itself is interesting and imaginative. I think it would appeal to a younger age group but not necessarily as a children's story. Therefore, this should be reclassified as a teen/young adult read.
  • Texas Rose on March 17, 2013

    This is an easy, fun read. Thank you so much!
  • To Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Beginning on March 30, 2013

    This appears to be the beginning of a wonderful story. I'm eager to read more!
  • The Collage on April 02, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nothing dragged along, everything happened in an interesting way. The ending was unexpected. I recommend this book to anyone.
  • Christmas With the Kings, Kings of Montana Bonus Book on April 07, 2013

    A great read!
  • The Cowgirl Who Loved Horses, Queens of Montana Bonus Book on April 07, 2013

    a really great read!
  • Learning To Fly on April 10, 2013

    This is a great sequel. I'm loving the story of Jesse and Lucky. I am anxious to read the next sequel!
  • When I Wake Up on April 11, 2013

    This part of the seris is just as intriguing as the first two. Although the author was hesitat about writing this, I feel she made a good decision when she went through with it. This part also leaves some room for additional sequels, such as does Jesse leave the secret CIA, is the new baby a girl or boy. (hint, hint) I'd love to see another sequel in a part 4.
  • A Man For Tasha on April 30, 2013

    Loved the story.
  • Lady Bess on April 30, 2013

    I love the regency period, Scottish stories and gutsy young women. This story has it all. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to read what happens next. Wonderful read!
  • Darla's Song on May 05, 2013

    This is an emotionally charged book about a man and his dog. I actually cried at the end. This author definitely has a gift with words. I highly recommend it.
  • Charlie and Me on June 09, 2013
    (no rating)
    This is a sweet story of young love almost lost. I look forward to more.
  • On Thin Ice 1 on June 21, 2013

    I am thoroughly enjoying this story line and looking forward to the next installment
  • The Runaway Roommate on July 18, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The reading of it did not require knowledge of Kdrama or any other ethnic/cultural information. The current and back moments of the plot worked smoothly. I look forward to the next book in the series.
  • The Captive Pirate on Sep. 21, 2013

    I enjoyed this book.
  • Stranded, Stalked And Finally Sated on Sep. 22, 2013

    I found this to be a quick, easy read. A lot of action in a small volume, but not so much that you get dizzy reading it. Very enjoyable.
  • My Dream Wedding Ruined on Dec. 21, 2013

    This is a very short story with a surprise ending and numerous typos.
  • Ladd Springs on Jan. 03, 2014

    This is a well written story about mountain people, the Ladd's in particular, and the family turmoil over who will inherit the beautiful land once Uncle Ernie kicks the bucket. It is intertwined with romance, a bit of mystery, suspense and old fashioned shooting it out when you don't like something in them there hills. It's a very good read, and I recommend it.
  • A Highlander for the Holidays on Jan. 12, 2014

    I love historical Highlander stories, and this didn't disappoint. I hope Dawn Halliday will grace us with more of her writings soon.
  • The Robber Knight on Sep. 01, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and thoroughly look forward to its sequel. I hope it won*t be long.
  • Stutter Creek on Nov. 30, 2014

    This is a thrilling book. Loved the characters. My heart was racing in parts, both in frightful and romantic anticipation.
  • The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne on Jan. 03, 2015

    I love Regency romance stories and this didn't disappoint.
  • The Fairytale Ending - Book One on Jan. 10, 2015

    I really liked reading this story. When will Books 2 and 3 be on Smashwords?
  • The Storekeeper on Jan. 15, 2015

    I wish this book was longer. I enjoyed the story line and the characters were believeable.
  • Colloquial The Craigslist Cowboy on Jan. 18, 2015

    This book reads as a personal ad with many, many responses. I did not like the style, but the feelings conveyed were sincere, well thought out and well written. I would have liked it better if there was interaction between cowboy and his hopeful responders. I give it a high rating for grammar and spelling.
  • What's the Sign for Love? on Jan. 18, 2015

    This was a very enjoyable , sweet read. The characters were introduced and developed well. The storyline was believable annd written in such a way to capture and keep your attention. Grammar was right on. I found only one minor typo mistake, but I can't even remember where it was! The ending is not abrupt, but leaves your imagination in "overdrive." I loved it!
  • Pink Lace and Stolen Hearts (Friends to Lovers) on Jan. 19, 2015

    This was my first m/m erotic story, and boy did it open my eyes to a lot of formerly unanswered questions about self-acknowledging gayness, coming out and loving. I thought I would be grossed out, but was pleasantly surprised to find it quite endearing. The fears, concerns and feelings between two men was described quite well. I recommend this story to m/m romance virgins such as myself as well as anyone else of appropriate age due to the graphic sex/love scene at the end.
  • West For Love (A Mail Order Romance Novel) (1) (Anna & Thomas) on Jan. 20, 2015

    I enjoyed this book, was able to read it in one evening (despite numerous interuptions by my family and dog!) and look forward to the next book in the series.
  • Undressed on Jan. 22, 2015

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it and its predeceaser, "Unlaced". I now look forward to book 3 in this series, "Unveiled"
  • Unveiled on Jan. 26, 2015

    This is book 3 in a series, Although it could be read alone, the characters take on more meaning if one reads its two predeceasers first: "Unlaced" and Undressed". I truly enjoyed all three books, but especially this one due to the main character, Miss Jane Rosemoor, and the author's ability to expand her personality without loosing the reader's interest. The plot is well orchestrated, well written and should be well received by all who read this book. Cheers to you, Kristina Cook!
  • Unlaced on Jan. 26, 2015

    All I can say is "Wow!" I couldn't put this book down until I had read the whole thing. The author has quite a flair for transforming words into visions. I almost felt like a voyeur or stalker watching each character's movements and listening to their thoughts. If you like regency stories, I believe you will love this one, too. I have never wanted to reread something but this book may be my first, not to gain any missed message, etc., but "just because". :-)
  • Her Wicked Ways on Feb. 06, 2015

    I enjoyed this book and all its characters.
  • Myriah Fire on March 21, 2015

    What a fantastic story, and quite a shocking unexpected ending! Loved it! Couldn't stop reading until I saw the words "The End" :)
  • The Piano Tutor - A Spicy Regency Story on March 22, 2015

    Story sucked me right in. I agree with Carol's review of March 16, 2012, that it was like "eating a chocolate". Now I'm looking for the second piece!
  • Simon Pure on March 22, 2015

    Unfortunately, the full description of this story does not quite fit the actual story. However, it is interesting, well characterized and well written. I hope there's more to come!
  • Sonata for a Scoundrel on March 26, 2015

    It felt as if I was in the same rooms as the characters throughout this story. It was captivating, compelling and thoroughly enjoyable throughout.
  • The Hanging of Big Steve Long, a Western on March 27, 2015

    I could almost taste the dirt with the descriptions the author used. Very fast, very interesting.
  • A New Beginning on April 22, 2015

    The main characters, Angel and Mason, are a believable couple who meet each other through friends, and thus a heartfelt friendship begins and flourishes. Angel is trying to rebuild her life after a terrible physically abusive relationship. Although she wasn't looking for another relationship with a man, yet, how could she resist the handsome gentleman named Mason Myles, who is also a doctor? Their story and her fears are very well written. It has a cliff hanger ending, and I am very eager to read the sequel/
  • Saving Angel on April 23, 2015

    Angel and Mason, the main characters, continue to get to know each other while living through some serious ups and downs for themselves as well as their friends and families. This is a continuation from "New Beginning", which you should also read. It is free here on Smashwords. It also has a suspenseful ending. I am looking forward to the next book in this trilogy, "Destined to Love".
  • Michigan Fall on May 21, 2015

    This is a very touching story about a young blind girl as she experiences life and love with all its ups and downs. I highly recommend it.
  • Going The Distance on June 02, 2015

    This is such a bittersweet story with a warm ending.
  • For Our Sake on June 04, 2015

    I'm not usually into poetry, but this was spot on for me. Loved it.
  • Echoes of Daniel: A Five-minute Romantic Thriller on June 11, 2015

    This is a thrilling, chilling quick read. Well worth the effort!
  • Arabella and the Forbidden Prince on June 13, 2015

    Our heroine finds herself betrothed to an arrogant royal. She tries hard to overcome both her feelings and her fiery tongue, which always seems to get her into trouble. In the meantime, she becomes aware of how terribly the entier royal family treats her bethrothed's younger brother and wants to change that. This is an enjoyable read which should be able to be read at one sitting.
  • The Other Side of the Moon on June 14, 2015

    Not your usual love story, with a surprise ending. Loved it!
  • The Story of Him and Her on June 23, 2015

    What a sad story.
  • Charlie and Me on June 23, 2015

    This is a very quick read about love found, lost and found again. Very enjoyable.
  • Mabel Crowley: Book One on June 27, 2015

    This is such a tearjerker. Will our hero and heroine ever find each other again? Will their love survive time? I hope we find out in book 2!
  • At Last on July 14, 2015

    This was a lighthearted story about friendship and relationships and its ups and downs. It is an enjoyable quick read.
  • It's all about Loving a Soldier. on July 24, 2015

    This was an enjoyable read.
  • Sorrows of Adoration on July 25, 2015

    This is a very moving story of courage, inner strength and love that I loathed to see end. Kudos to you, Kimberly. May all your writings move readers as deeply as this one did me. I HIGHLY recommend it!
  • Mail Order Bride: Bitter & Pregnant, An English Widow Heads Off to Her Cowboy Rancher In California on Aug. 21, 2015

    This was an enjoyable read, very detailed in the beginning, giving one a chance to know each character.
  • Alpha Billionaire Obsession on Aug. 21, 2015

    Story ended too soon..
  • Champagne Romance (Romance Novel) on Aug. 27, 2015

    This is a very entertaining read. The characters are believable. The story line is intrigin
  • Forever Lovers on Aug. 27, 2015

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It was also entertaining.
  • The Hottie Billionaires Series: Romancing A Banking Magnate Book 1 (The Billionaire Meets The Damsel In Distress) on Sep. 10, 2015

    I really enjoyed this story. It was fun to read with emotions like sadness, sympathy, determination, and finally success, all present in the writing and felt by me as well. Good authorship. Looking forward to the sequels she promises.
  • Taken: Into The Woods on Sep. 11, 2015

    A fallen angel, a misunderstood young woman, encounter each other by chance. The virginal love scene is skillfully written, and the ending has you clamoring for more.
  • Lovers During War on Oct. 09, 2015

    Heartwarming and heart wrenching
  • Where I Belong on Oct. 29, 2015

    This is a beautifully written, well thought out romance on many levels, with twists and turns galore, all pulling you in further. I had a hard time putting it down until I had completed reading until the end. It is the first book I have read by Melissa Kean but judging from her writing style and imagination, it will not be my last.
  • Discovering You on Nov. 01, 2015

    What an enjoyable book full of mystery, longing, romance, and self redemption.
  • Breath of Love on Nov. 07, 2015

    This is a very exciting, erotic, romantic story filled with intrigue and cryptic series of events. It was hard to put down until it was completely read. It is well written (with very few typos), the characters introduced and developed well, and the whole plot is believable. I loved reading this and hope you do. I highly recommend it.
  • The Title She Wanted on Nov. 07, 2015

    I happen to love regent stories and this one definitely did not disappoint. The plot is captivating, and the characters are believable as well as developed nicely . It is well written and easy to read. I highly recommend it
  • The Treasure of Leawick Castle on Nov. 09, 2015

    A great read. Highly recommended
  • The Wager on Nov. 10, 2015

    This is a great story. Loved all the characters. So happy that Haley and Damien could find their way through all the obstacles thrown their way.
  • The Kiss That Changed My Life on Nov. 22, 2015

    This is the story of a very shy young man and his struggles to get to know girls. It is a tender story and one I would recommend.
  • Gold Rush Wedding on Nov. 30, 2015

    This is a lighthearted story about a starry eyed couple in the gold rush. A short and sweet tale.
  • Royal Regard on Dec. 05, 2015

    This is a very enjoyable read. It kept my interest from start to finish.
  • Shipmate: A Royal Regard Prequel Novella on Dec. 05, 2015

    This is an interesting story, and one you shouldn't pss up. It't about a young woman not graced with good looks but rather with good wit and charm. After living her young life under the tyranny of her physically abusive father and brothers, she is sold to a man who is more than twice her age, is married to him, and travels the world with him for 15 years meeting all sorts of worldly sovereigns and others. She becomes well known worldwide and is welcomed wherever she and her husband find themselves under the command of England's king.
  • Moonstone Magic on Dec. 08, 2015

    This is a cute little story about a traveling salesman, a widow and a town mechanic/shop owner. It has a surprise ending.
  • Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington on Dec. 21, 2015

    Love this book! It's about deceit and love and has a surprise ending.
  • Historical Romance: Regency Romance: A Prize to Be Won (Sweet Regency Historical Romance Short Stories) on Dec. 27, 2015

    This is a story about fortune lost and recovered, but I saw no romance. For that I was disappointed. Al;though the ending beyond that written is understood, it would have been better if the author had continued just a bit more in the storyline so as to establish a romance. It is well written, grammatically correct, and I was impressed with the character formations.
  • Rose of Hope on Dec. 31, 2015

    This is a beautifully written chronicle of the life and times of Lady Ysane Wulfsingas, a gentle and peaceful Saxon woman, and Captain Fallard D'Auvrecher, a noble and honorable knight who has sworn fealty to King William. It starts after the death of Lady Ysane's physically and emotionally abusive husband, Thegn Renouf Sebfeld. His equally evil brother, Sir Ruald, then tries to execute her. Fallard and his men are able to rescue her moments before her demise. The book is full of sorrow, hate, adventure and romance. I felt all the emotions as I read. It was almost as if I was there. The entire book is engrossing. I couldn't put it down until the end. I highly recommend it.
  • Bob of Small End on Jan. 07, 2016

    Loved this story!
  • Our Time in London on Jan. 08, 2016

    This is an enjoyable read, but needs some grammatical and spelling tweeking.
  • Something Happened on Jan. 08, 2016

    Lovely short story, believable story line and characters.
  • Side by Side on Jan. 13, 2016

    This story is thought provoking. Sometimes things are right in front of our own noses but we refuse to acknowledge them, kind of like peripheral vision. It's there, but we don't see it. This was well written and the story flowed naturally. The characters were believable.
  • Vivienne - Part 2 (The Lost and Found) on Feb. 12, 2016

    At first I wasn't sure this was a continuation of Vivienne Part 1, but as you read into the story you quickly realize the correlation. Valerie, the main character, was Vivienne in a prior life. This is a story of love's soulmates, of BFF forever, and of reincarnation. It is written very well, although there are just a couple of grammatical omissions. It is easy to follow but definitely not boring! I would definitely recommend reading Vivienne Part 1 first.
  • Vivienne - Part 1 (Le Perdu et Retrouve) on Feb. 12, 2016

    This is is a story of forbidden love between the classes, but it is definitely not a typical tale. It is rife with problems for our major character, young madamosielle Vivienne, and her friendship with Gabriel and Daeglan. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and look forward to reading Part 2$
  • Sanctity on Feb. 16, 2016

    Elayna and Michael's love reminds me of that of Celon Dion and her late husband Angeliou. They met when Elayna was a child. Michael was fully grown. He fell in live with her immediately and tried to stay out of her young life, but yet needed to know what was happening and to see her. There are many interesting twists and turns in this story making reading very enveloping.
  • Text Order Bride on March 27, 2016

    This is an extremely pleasant short story about two mature adults searching for their life partner. The characters and story line are believable, the settings are also believable.There were a couple of things left hanging. I suppose that was to keep the story short. I wish it was longer so these areas could have been expounded upon, but also so that more of their history could be told. All in all, a great read!.
  • Melissa on the Line on April 04, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this story. They were believable. The story line was also believable. I read the entire thing in one sitting. Loved it!
  • The Long Ride Home on May 07, 2016

    I loved this book! Sometimes you don't realize what you have, even when it's right in front of your face, until it's taken away.
  • A First Date On A Windy Day on May 07, 2016

    Cute little story.
  • Love On The Way... on May 09, 2016

  • The Round Loaf on May 30, 2016

    I found this story ti be very informative about a subject I knew nothing about: wireless transmitters during World War II. Very interesting story plot involving two boys and their families. An enjoyable read.
  • Scorched on July 01, 2016

    Nicoletta Clark is an up an coming professional photograoher when she meets Zavier Soto, a billionaire computer software genius with his own company.. they meet by accident when she is asked to Doba portrait of him for a charity gathering. The sparks start to fly between them right from the start. Could they be the love of each other's lives, or will the past keep them from moving forward? I loved this boik. My only disappointment is that the next 2 books in the series aren't available here on Smashwords.
  • Stay Under the Stars on July 07, 2016

    Jacey Jamison and Liam Colston have the kind of love that never dies, although it has had many down times. I absolutely loved this story, but I didn't like the ending. It was too emotional for me. I actually cried over it.
  • Beast, Book 1: The Awakening on July 09, 2016

    This is a very interesting story line about a young woman, Maya, a doctor of linguistics, who is hired to observe a 30,000 year old caveman who was brought back to life after being discovered in a block of ice. She is to observe speech patterns and gestures to help discover how the ability to verbalize between man actually developed. In this first book, Cro (the caveman) is sexual attracted to Maya. She finds herself also attracted to him. It is beautifully written. I look forward to the promised sequels. The author, Butterscotch, says Book 2 is available now, but does not indicate where to obtain it.
  • Victoria's Family on July 12, 2016

    This is a beautifully written story that takes place in early turn of the century 1900s. It chronicles the early adult life of Victoria and Joseph and their struggles of coming to term over their feelings for one another. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to everyone.
  • My Dear, It Was You! on July 26, 2016

    Very short and very cute.
  • Finding Michante on May 05, 2017

    This is a rather in depth story of how the Indians were misled and taken advantage of in so many ways by the white man. I found the journey of finding Michante by Quinn very interesting. I would highly recommend it.
  • Soul Mates. The Beginning. on July 19, 2017

    This story is a great read. One of the best books that I've read lately. Highly recommend it.
  • Not Again Polly. on July 28, 2017

    Wow! What a wonderful story. I highly recommend it!
  • Thumps and Losers: Two Short Stories on Aug. 08, 2017

    Both stories held my interest despite the fact I don't usually care for short stories. I really like this author and recommend her works.
  • The Complete Owen Family Saga on Aug. 08, 2017

    Oh my god this is such a heartwarming series. It takes you through hard times, hard work, heartache and triumph as the Owen family builds their empire after the Civil War. I love the way this author writes and highly recommend reading all her stories!
  • She Chose Me on Aug. 19, 2017

    This is a delightful story about a new beginning for a man and a cat.
  • One Wild Night on Aug. 20, 2017

    This is one wild story. Loved it!
  • For The Love of a Widow on Sep. 05, 2017

    This is a great story written with much emotion. I loved it. And highly recommend it.
  • Taking Their Second Chance: A Greene Pastures Novella on Sep. 27, 2017

    This is a delightful read. I highly recommend it.
  • Dawning on Oct. 09, 2017

    This is a fantastic book. I love the story, I love the characters, I love everything about it. I highly recommend it.
  • An Indecent Wager on Oct. 14, 2017

    A titalating tale indeed
  • If My Heart Could See You on Oct. 30, 2017

    I loved this book. Looking forward to more.
  • The Bad Widow on Nov. 01, 2017

    This is a cute little story almost like a fairytale.
  • In Name Only on Nov. 03, 2017

    This is a sad story. Well written and well executed.
  • A Bride for Christmas (Regency Novella) on Nov. 05, 2017

    This is a delightful novella. I look forward to more in the series.
  • Miss Elizabeth's Niece on Nov. 08, 2017

    This is an interesting piece of literature.
  • Rose Capel's Sacrifice on Nov. 11, 2017
    (no rating)
    My review is corrected to say that this story reminds me of the movie “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” starring Shirley Temple.
  • Rose Capel's Sacrifice on Nov. 11, 2017

    My review should have said that this story reminded me of the old movie “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms” starring Shirley Temple.
  • All I Want for Christmas is a Baby on Nov. 18, 2017

    This is a good story about love and finding commitment. There were a few typographical errors throughout the book, therefore I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a 5.
  • A Taste of Love: Yule Season in Roman Camp on Nov. 19, 2017

    Very descriptive story but too short
  • Revenge: A Short Story on Nov. 19, 2017

    Be kind to all. You never know either who they really are or who they kncwfg.
  • A Home for the Holidays on Dec. 03, 2017

    This is a cute little tale about a rescued kitten and the effect it has on the family and itself. An enjoyable quick read.
  • The Christmas Chimney on Dec. 03, 2017

    This is a cute Short story about two curious and Mischievous boys.
  • Falling in Love Again on Dec. 07, 2017

    Loved this book. Especially loved the ending, and I’m sure you will, too!
  • Love in All the Wrong Places on Dec. 07, 2017

    This is a sweet short story, easy to read with no grammatical errors, A fun read, I recommend it.
  • The Clever Miss Jancy on Dec. 15, 2017

    This is a sweet, old fashioned story with a surprise ending for the clever Miss Jancy!
  • Anna Partridge in a Pear Tree on Dec. 15, 2017

    This is an entertaining romcom set in France. Cute story.
  • Ruffles and Lace on Dec. 16, 2017

    This is a heart warming story about two souls that were broken and in need of repair.
  • My Husband, Take Him With My Blessing, Please! on Dec. 16, 2017

    Wilma and Tom strike up a friendship which ends in a wide awakening.
  • Counterfeit Wife on Dec. 16, 2017

    This story sounds like something out of “The Twilight Zone”.
  • The Christmas Curse on Dec. 31, 2017

    Jared was lonely until he found a stray dog. Or was it? This is a pleasant, short read.
  • Starlight's Hearts on Jan. 06, 2018

    This is a story of possibly unrequited love. However, the other’s affections need only to mature, and he doesn’t realize it at first. This is a lovely read, nicely paced, well written.
  • Tilly and Elmer Get Crazy on Jan. 24, 2018

    This is a cute little story. I am joyed it. Itq2