Andrea Guy

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  • To Kill A Warlock, An Urban Fantasy Romance: Dulcie O'Neil Book 1 on May 05, 2011
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    H.P. Mallory knows how to create a fun, sexy paranormal mystery, and while Dulcie is not the most likable heroine, she certainly is one of the most amusing. She's surrounded by hot men/netherworld beings, and they all seem to have the hots for her, but she doesn't quite do anything about it, except fuss and write romance novels and try to catch the thing that killed Fabian, owner of the dark arts store. (who also turned her into a giant booger!) Though Dulcie was annoying at times, especially when it came to her romantic life, it was hard not to like her. She's very gutsy and of course, she's sexy and she's a fairy and a law enforcement officer. There just aren't many characters like her. If only she would just give in and really go out and like some of the guys that are sniffing around her. She just seems to just take them part of the way...and these are guys that are pretty hard to resist, like Bram the sexy Vampire and A Gentlemen or Knight. But the real focus of the story is the mystery involved, and H.P. Mallory, writes a good mystery, because you will not see who was involved in this one. In fact, the whole whodunit will leave some of the readers a bit depressed, because the bad guy, isn't really a very bad guy. This was a quick fun read, and if you like paranormal creatures with a bit of mystery tossed into the kettle, this should be up your alley.
  • A Tale of Two Goblins, Dulcie O'Neil Series Book 2 on May 05, 2011
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    It isn't often the case that the second book in a series is so much better than the first, but in this case, it is true. It is just a shame that A Tale Of Two Goblins is much shorter than the first book. This story could have really gone on for another hundred pages and I would have been happy. Why? We got to know Dulcie better, and we found out...she is likable, even though she's a bit of a curmudgeoun! This book really shows us that Dulcie has a heart. Sure she's gorgeous. Sure she'll kick some ass when it is called for, but in A Tale Of Two Goblins we see she really has feelings for most of thecharacters that were introduced in To Kill A Warlock. That's why this book is so much better. Dulcie's crankiness has a focus. She isn't just taking out all her frustrations on all the gorgeous men that want in her pants this time. She's taking out her frustrations on the Dreamstalker that is trying to get to her friends and maybe even her! Here's hoping H.P. Mallory has another installment coming soon, because if the books get better as the series goes on, Dulcie O'Neil is going to be my new favorite heroine!
  • In Leah's Wake on Aug. 23, 2011
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    This story was really moving. It chronciles a family in crisis, as the Zoe and Will's oldest daughter spirals out of control. Leah could be any girl, in any high school. She was perfect until she got mixed up with the wrong people and things go from bad to worse. But the thing is...this book reads like real life. The perfect family with their lives collapsing around them. Work issues...parenting issues...it is all there, and it isn't all pretty. Terri doesn't sugar coat things and though the book has a happy ending, in a roundabout way, fairy dust wasn't sprinkled on the story so that Leah could resume her old life. In Leah's Wake reminds everyone that opens it that parenting isn't easy...mistakes are going to be made by everyone, and that your family should be the most important people in your lives. Leah wasn't always the most likable teenager, in fact, most of the time you are hoping the cops would bust her and scare her straight, but it doesn't always work that way. Life is not easy, and In Leah's Wake life doesn't cut many people a break. This was a truly amazing read.
  • The Knight and Maggie's Baby on Feb. 01, 2012
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    Do you have a sweet tooth when it comes to romance? If you do, this is definitely the book for you. I absolutely loved this book. It was a light, fluffy, fun read that made me think of Hallmark movies. As the story progressed I wanted it to be a Hallmark movie! I could see myself chillin' on the couch watchin' it. Why? Because it is a perfect fairy tale. The plot is adorable. A pregnant single mother is proposed to by a wealthy aristocrat who needs a wife for a year to keep the family home. Now can you see why this story is perfect Hallmark Movie fodder? Seriously! Someone should be begging Lisa for the rights to this story. There was really no serious conflict in this story. The characters just had to decide they really loved both each other and the baby that Maggie was carrying. I loved that it was the baby that really brought everyone together and that even though both Maggie and Jonah suffered from having imperfect families, it was the love of family and family tradition that brought them together. I recommend this book to anyone that loves sweet romance, like the Harlequin Romance imprint or the Christian Love Inspired imprint. This is a great cozy romance to pass a few hours with. It should leave you smiling too, when you've read the last page.
  • The House on Prospect on May 03, 2012
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    I totally read this book on the wrong day. I started it on the anniversary of my grandma's death. Needless to say, I cried through the book. It is an emotionally charged read and I was over emotional reading it. It is however a worthy read. The story is Harlequin in length, but that doesn't mean that the plot doesn't pack a punch, because it does. You get the story of two lives, mother and daughter. One ending and one on the verge of beginning again. I have to say, I loved Rose, the mom that wanted to be a nun. Ellen, not so much. There was something about her character that irked me. I think it was her lack of forgiveness throughout most of the story, as well as her sticking with her husband when he was a cad (or any other nasty word you'd like to choose). But the thing is, this behavior made her real, and even though I didn't like her very much, she is the reason I loved Rose. Rose had a horrible life, yet it was a good one, filled with love from most of the people around her, and though having Ellen might not have been the best choice, she loved and would have done anything for her daughter. I think that's what made the way Ellen treated her so hard to take. I love how things slowly come together. It is a shame it had to be through her mother dying. It was nice that she really ended up with a true family at the end, the kind she wanted, however dysfunctional it may be. If you like stories that feel like they are happening in the "real world," then you must read The House On Prospect.