Doris Holmes

Smashwords book reviews by Doris Holmes

  • A Second Chance on Aug. 11, 2011

    I have read all four books in the Promises To Keep series. I must say that this one was great and poor Amy finally had something good happen to her. I read the first in the series and could not put it down and HAD to have the other three books. Thank you Shayne Parkinson for helping me to miss going to the gym (smile). Keep up the great writing, I will be reading more of yor works. I feel like I know these people and now I am sad to lose them.
  • Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) on Aug. 30, 2011

    I am happy to report that this book in the series continues to uphold the standard of the first book. It holds the interest just as the first and I am looking forward to the next. Definitely a must to read after book 1.
  • Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) on Aug. 30, 2011

    I am seriously addicted to this series. I can not put my eReader down. This is a must read!!!! If there were more stars I would give them.
  • Pursuit of Midnight on Sep. 13, 2011

    Even with the typos and misspelled words it is a 5 star read. I really thought Cadence was one of the all time high of vapid females in romance novels. Lord Remington was a long suffering arrogant male, but the two complimented each other. Lack of communication is always fatal, however in this case it came together in the end. I am going to read the next installment Taken by Midnight.
  • Dark Splendor on Sep. 13, 2011

    This really keeps you guessing until the very end. Lot of twists you don't expect.
  • Dark Prelude on Sep. 13, 2011

    okay, I'm hooked...I'll buy the next book. Good read.
  • Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) on Sep. 13, 2011

    I so wanted to become one of the characters in this book to give so comeuppance to a few people. Love it!!!!! I will certainly read the entire series.
  • A Bride for Tom on Sep. 13, 2011

    Really liked this book!!!
  • Love Like This - Black Family Series on Sep. 13, 2011
    (no rating)
  • Change of Heart on Sep. 13, 2011

    Very nice story.
  • Hannah's Choice on Sep. 13, 2011

    This seemed more like a beginning of a story than a whole story. I'm glad I never had job interviews like that. WOW!!!!
  • Connections (A Short Erotic / Erotica Romance) on Sep. 13, 2011

    Some times insanity pays off.
  • A Husband for Margaret on Sep. 13, 2011

    A nice feel good story following "A Bride For Tom". Very enjoyable.
  • A Chance in Time on Sep. 13, 2011

    I usually don"t like this type story, but I really liked this one.
  • A Lady Pays Her Penalties on Sep. 13, 2011
    (no rating)
    I couldn't finish reading it. Stupid!!!!
  • Road To Freedom on Sep. 13, 2011

    Quirky but good.
  • In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) on Sep. 13, 2011

    Good story
  • Lucky in Love on Sep. 13, 2011

    Good story
  • Angel's Blessing on Sep. 20, 2011

    It is nice to read a nice romance story without all of the grit some times. This is that kind of story. I really like the characters. Communication is the solution to most this story lets us know.
  • Erotic Tales: Ride A Cock Horse (Revised) on Sep. 21, 2011
    (no rating)
    I am ashamed I read something so stupid.
  • Hidden Steel on Sep. 25, 2011

    Action and suspence that will keep you reading. It got a little iffy at the end, but still a good read.
  • Reality Check on Sep. 27, 2011

    True love will conquer all if you decide to wait on it. The main characters were very confused people who had been downtrodden for so long that it was hard to believe their hearts when it spoke to them.
  • Mountain Flower on Sep. 27, 2011

    it was enjoyable to read, but I would not put it down as a 'must' read. Characters a little disjoined.
  • Second Chances (Chances Are Series ~ Book 1) on Oct. 01, 2011

    This book has a lot of twists and turns...really livens up at the end...does not leave you flat. A good read
  • Restoring Hope on Oct. 01, 2011

    This is a very good book and a good read....has you holding your breath at times.
  • Send in the Clown on Oct. 13, 2011

    A woman dressed as a clown strips for a group of college guys because she is dissatisfied at home.
  • All's Fair on Oct. 22, 2011

    sad story, but somewhat believable.
  • Fixing Freddie on Oct. 25, 2011

    A sweet story that proves communication should happen between people instead of people talking in their own heads.
  • Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll (SEALS, Inc., Book 1) on Oct. 26, 2011

    Very enjoyable story. I liked the characters and their development. Similar names make you go back and re-read some passages. Had some really good laughs. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
  • Outspoken Angel (SEALS, Inc., Book 2) on Oct. 27, 2011

    I guess we all knew that Max and Cam was going to get together and so they did. It was an interesting story with a real twist at the end. Makes you wonder if Max will ever tame his little sptfire.
  • Freaky By Nature (SEALS, Inc., Book 3) on Oct. 28, 2011

    Good read, very entertaining, well written. I am anxious to see what happens with Claire and Shadow.
  • Lady Sophie's Midnight Seduction on Oct. 28, 2011

    This was a very well written story that ended too soon. However, you got all the story in a heart beat. Great writing!
  • Bedtime Stories, Volume XII: Eating Out on Oct. 28, 2011
    (no rating)
  • A Most Excellent Love on Oct. 31, 2011

    Entertaining read.
  • The Perfect Gift on Nov. 01, 2011

    I read it, liked it, and am glad it was free.
  • A Lesson in Passion on Nov. 01, 2011

    Contemplating mgetting the next book in the series. I enjoyed this one.
  • Love's Flight Path on Nov. 01, 2011

    A rather realistic story. Parents should let their children decide who they want to love. It did turn out all right in the end.
  • The Fairy Tale Bride on Nov. 02, 2011

    It starts with a bang, then lulls in the middle and then ends with a boom shell. A very good read. The title throws you a little.
  • The Mating: The Original Law of the Lycans Story on Nov. 03, 2011

    Thank you Nicky Charles for a good read. I am concurring with reader Sheri, Elise was a real airhead. I will be reading The Keeping and The Finding. I am not a fan of paranormal, but this one was top notch. Thanks for making it free.
  • The Keeping on Nov. 04, 2011

    Just when I thought that I could stop running in the woods, Nicky Charles drug me right back in. This book is better than the first and if the third is better than this I am going to have to hire a maid so I don't have to put the book down. I loved all the characters and the plot was stupendous. Great mixture of hot romance and suspence. I almost picked up the phone to call Kane myself. This is a must read. Thank you Nicky Charles and God bless you in your writing endeavors.
  • The Finding on Nov. 05, 2011

    OMG!!! This book is mad wicked awesome!!! I read day and night until I finished. Please, please, please, prayerfully consider a book about Sam and Damien, I promise to run the streets of Chicago with you; I am so addicted that I need another fix. This deserves ten stars ********** more even. Don't stop writting!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I pray your arm feels better.
  • Alinora on Nov. 05, 2011

    A very enjoyable read. It kept me guessing right up until the end. It is worth your while to read.
  • The Temp. An Erotic Short Story. on Nov. 16, 2011

    Jonah had a vivid imagination...what did he need a woman for?
  • Drilled for Defense on Nov. 17, 2011
    (no rating)
    More lesbian than BDSM.
  • Shifter, P.I. on Nov. 21, 2011

    Unusual enjoyable story...good read.
  • A Bride for Pastor Dan on Dec. 04, 2011

    A sweet short enjoyable read.
  • Extra Epilogue to All About Seduction on Dec. 04, 2011

    A nice extra epilogue, however I didn't read the original book.
  • Marriage by Mistake on Dec. 11, 2011

    This is a very interesting human nature story; two people in their own world learn that love can be a learned behavior. Each must let go of the past and embrace the prsent so that they may have a future.
  • Love Again, Love for Them: A Novel on Dec. 11, 2011

    Never enter into a contract without first reading between the lines. If somebody wants you to make their life better...BEWARE. There are times when secutity is not enough and feelings get in the way. Wanting good for others is good but you have be happy yourself. Good read...human nature story.
  • Friend and Lover on Dec. 11, 2011

    In the words of Ricky Nelson, "you can't please everyone, so you just gotta please yourself". Paige is trying to please her father with the wrong man until Reed wakes up and stakes his claim. Grandma is a hip old lady who knows just where to stick her 'finger' in. Good read.
  • Always on Dec. 11, 2011

    Elinore has to learn not to judge people by other people's standards. Once she lets go of the past she learns to just let go and believe for a better future. Cole learns that revenge sometimes is not sweet, it can make you lose everything you ever hoped for.
  • The Passionate Italian (An Italian Romance) on Dec. 29, 2011

    Giovonni and Rose are the peerfect pair if they just come to realize it. Rose wants to hold secrets and Giovanni wants only the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Good read, I enjoyed the book.
  • The Bride and the Brute on Jan. 01, 2012

    Good read
  • Edwina on Jan. 07, 2012

    I enjoyed this story. A young woman who has no self esteem thinks her sister, who is a beauty, has more worth than she does. After being fired from her job as a librarian, she decides to take a job in Scotland with a Laird she met while visiting there. She prays a lot, but does not think she is worthy of any happiness. It all works out in the end
  • A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 on Jan. 13, 2012
    (no rating)
    it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it was not nice. Only a stupid woman would act like the herione. I notice that men are more criel to woman they write about...Hidden in their pyche do you suppose?
  • Bonded on Jan. 15, 2012

    I have read the other books and I have to say this is one of the top reads. Great characters, story line, plot, I loved it all. Really great read...I recomend it highly.
  • Scamp's Lady on Jan. 17, 2012

    An excellent read!!! Very good writing, well thought out plot, action to the very end. I really like the characters. It was entertaining, no raunchy sex scenes; I think a mature teen would even enjoy this book. I will probably read more of this author.
  • A Twist of Fate on Jan. 18, 2012

    lies and more lies....two wrongs do not make a right. It was a decent story poorly written because of the bad puntuation and miss use of words. I cannot state enough that a good editor is needed. A story of cheating and more cheating...confused men and women. If you can get pass the previously stated mistakes, if is a fair read.
  • Save Angelina on Jan. 20, 2012

    Good read, good mystery.
  • DX A Novella on Jan. 20, 2012

    Strange story.
  • The Cowgirl Who Loved Horses, Queens of Montana Bonus Book on Jan. 20, 2012

    Good read.
  • Who Do You Think You Are? You're My Henry Allbones on Jan. 20, 2012
    (no rating)
    There were too many people to keep up with...quit readinig.
  • Bronwyn's Stand: Choosing Love Series Book 1 on Jan. 23, 2012

    I cannot find words to do justice to this book. I can tell you that it was so captivating that I missed laundry day because I couldn't put the book down. One thing for sure, E Kelly believes in people saying, "I love you". Really good rainy day read...any other day you will not leave the house to do the essentials
  • Anna's Strength:Choosing Love Series Book 2 on Jan. 25, 2012

    This is a good read. It opens up the door to discuss diseases and love. Great characters...carry over from Brownyn's Stand. I would like to see a book about the rest of the SEAL team.
  • One Heart ~ Two Souls on Jan. 25, 2012

    Too much kissing and bone jumping by the hero. No man is that open and loving, no woman that naieve. If you like that kind of story, this is it.
  • Mayne Attraction: In The Spotlight on Feb. 08, 2012

    Ellery tops the list of all time stupid heroines. It is an interesting story with two interesting male characters. The heroine does not come into her own until the end of the book and you are left hanging. I hope to get the answer in the next book.
  • Wild Lady on March 15, 2012

    Good fun read..reading the whole series so you know I like it.
  • Wild Fire on March 15, 2012

    Great read very all three books, you'll like them.
  • Lead Me On on March 21, 2012

    Humorous and heartwarming...good read.
  • Don't Tempt Me on March 21, 2012

    Part of a trilogy of books...good read.
  • Solar Flare on March 22, 2012

    Great series...good read
  • A Wicked Proposition on March 22, 2012

    OMG! What a fantastic story, nothing turns out the way you think it might turn out. I hope she continues with some of the characters she intrduced in this story.
  • Tristan's Loins on March 22, 2012
    (no rating)
    Great story, good read
  • Nicky's Fire on March 23, 2012

    Amnesia, motorcycles, drugs, murder, the DEA all mix it up for an enjoyable story. Even though the main male character refers to himself in the third person.
  • Tristan's Loins on March 29, 2012

    I love it...a character who helps write his own book. Good read.
  • Talons on March 29, 2012

    Another great story with a question mark ending. Panther people, wars, traitors...what can come next? I'm waiting... Great read.
  • Blind Heat on March 29, 2012

    Good read!!!
  • Surrender: A Tale of Indulgence on April 03, 2012

    Lots of sex with lots of people.
  • Lady Thief on April 13, 2012

    The kind of book you don't mind reccomending to your older friends to read...very enjoyable with a few laughs.
  • A Scandalous Wife on May 17, 2012

    Entertaining...good read...can't believe i paid that much for the book.
  • A Scandalous Bundle - Volume II on May 17, 2012

    Good series...good reads
  • A Scandalous Secret, Regency Romance Novella on May 31, 2012

    Good story however short, a follow-up from A Scandalous Wife.
  • My Favorite Major (Regency Romance Book 1) on May 31, 2012

    Left broken hearted in A Scandalous Pursuit Phillip finds love with Amelia. A good read.
  • Wolves and War on June 04, 2012

    Great read of a super length novel. I am waiting for the sequel.
  • Carnal Gift on June 04, 2012

    I read Sweet Release first and enjoyed it...this one was not as should have been free.
  • Sacred Intentions (Arrington Saga) on June 11, 2012

    Weak minded spineless men, egotistical rogues, beautiful mindless low self esteem women, an evil stepmther/grandmother; children dying, incest, rape and anything else you can think of. Amelia was an idiot and her daughter Lillian took up where the mother left off. The slaves were too unbelievable and the war was the only thing that made sense. The books were a quandry, but I had to keep reading to find out if there was at least one sane person in this saga. I gave a big WHEW at the at your own risk, however I did enjoy this free read.
  • Delilah's Flame on Aug. 28, 2012

    Sometimes what you see is not what you get. Good read.
  • A Lesson in Forgiveness on Sep. 09, 2012

    Another good book by Jennifer Connors...going to try to read the entire series.
  • Silver Flames (Bewitching Kisses Series) on Sep. 09, 2012

    Second book of the Bewitching Kisses...very good. I am waiting for the third.
  • Stolen Heat (Stolen Series #2) on Sep. 24, 2012

    Great read, I enjoyed bothe book 1 and 2.
  • Stolen Seduction (Stolen Series #3) on Sep. 24, 2012

    Mystery and romance, a great combination makes for a very good read.
  • Runaway Heart on Oct. 02, 2012

    Chelsea and Bretton have great chemistry in spite of the fact that he thinks of her as a child. However, his eyes are opened when she is dressed like a woman and other men start to pay attention. A few unexpected expected twists, a dash of humor and a very good story.
  • The Last Bride in Ballymuir on Oct. 08, 2012

    A great read. One should never show weakness in the face of adversity or the bullies will run you over.
  • Fever Dreams on Oct. 16, 2012

    Sleep walking can be dangerous but in the case of the heroine it proved erotic ultimately leading to pregnancy.
  • Sara's Child - Book One of The Sara Colson Trilogy on Nov. 02, 2012

    She is the most vulgar heroine I have ever read about. It is a good story but too much cursing...probably won't read the rest for that reason.
  • Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued on Nov. 02, 2012

    An enjoyable read.
  • Forbidden Disclosure, A Billionaire in Disguise Series, Book 1 on Nov. 02, 2012

    An enjoyable read.
  • The Last Praetorian on Nov. 20, 2012

    A good meaty read with lots of adventure. It could use a bit of proof reading especially spell check. I enjoyed the book and I probably will read book #2.
  • Game Misconduct on Nov. 29, 2012
    (no rating)
    A young woman who wants her father's attention gets it any way she can. No stars
  • A Vested Interest - Immortality Gene on Dec. 04, 2012

    Romance and suspence...a good read.
  • Edward - Interactive on Jan. 18, 2013

    I thought I would go cross-eyed or lose my mind before I got to the end of this book, however it is too interesting to put down. This author tells a great story and you vascillate between thinking he is crazy or on to something fantastical. If you like English history in the eara of the Tudors, you will enjoy this book. I am surprised it was free.
  • The Wren on Jan. 23, 2013

    A little sad but a well written story...could use a good editor.
  • Two Weeks With a SEAL : Book 1 The Wakefield Romance Series on Jan. 29, 2013
    (no rating)
    Good read, realistic.
  • Curse of the Kingsmans 2: the Devil's Diary on Feb. 04, 2013

    Pitiful story.
  • Curse of the Kingsmans 2: the Devil's Diary on Feb. 04, 2013
    (no rating)
    This book should have been free, wasted my money.
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue on Feb. 24, 2013
    (no rating)
    Once again Nicky Charles hits it out of the ball park. Great read and follow-up of the last book. I am looking forward to more like this.
  • Lovers on Feb. 27, 2013

    Menage a trois. Two determined men and one horny broad makes for hot sex.
  • Unexpected Love on Feb. 27, 2013

    It was more of a monologue than a book with a few conversations thrown in. It was so boring that I fell asleep and it took 3 days to read. No action until the end of the much thinking by the characters.
  • Two Weeks With a SEAL : Book 1 The Wakefield Romance Series on Feb. 27, 2013

    Good read.
  • Siofra's Nightmare: Book 2 The Broadus Supernatual Society Series on Feb. 27, 2013

    Great read!!!
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue on March 07, 2013

    Great's hoping there will be more.
  • Falcon's Curse (Bewitching Kisses: Book 3) on March 12, 2013

    Interesting story. I had to read a minute to get interested because everybody stayed in their own heads so much I wanted to choke the words out of them. It got interesting after a while. I felt sorry for the heroine Samatha, seemed like everybody, including her father, wanted to bat her around.
  • The Job Offer on April 04, 2013

    I read the book and found it to be a good read with a few typos and some poor sentence structure. The one thing I really found wrong was her description of one of the characters, Ms. Tomlinson, whom she described as "colored". This terminalogy is no longer acceted, she should have said African American or black. All in all it is a good read with that one blaring mistake.
  • Dreaming With Eyes Open on April 12, 2013

    This is a good story and I am glad this isn't some BDSM mad billionaire who has to make the woman submit to him. The writer however writes like English is her second language. Some word that sound alike are spelled wrong and the sentence structure is a little wobbly. All in all I enjoyed the story and will read the next book. Lucky and Jesse are a good match and I would like to see a few more characters developed. Great read.
  • When I Wake Up on April 13, 2013

    I never thought Lucky could be so stupid, but that is what I get for being so wrapped up in a good story. I hope this young woman keeps writing about Lucky and Jesse. Please give us more Mahlatse Mokone.
  • Learning To Fly on April 13, 2013

    I am overlooking typos,poor sentence structure, wrong sound-alike words and enjoying this great read. Mahlatse Mokone has captured my attention...going to read book 3.
  • The Forgotten Ones on April 29, 2013

    I enjoyed the book and I will read the next one.
  • Planet Amazon the Rebirth Part 1 on April 29, 2013

    I love the fact that you have a slut for a heroine, a brave slut makes it more realistic. I got quite a few laughs along the way. I'm glad the author did not follow the hogs to the BDSM troth.
  • Planet Amazon the Rebirth Part 2 on April 29, 2013

    This is a little unbelievable but she is an even bigger slut this time around, but it is still great. A woman leading a planet that use to use women as slaves, a little far fetched but I will read book 3 if there is one.
  • Forgotten Time on May 01, 2013

    Just when I thought I knew what was going on, it all changed. What will happen with Marquerite/Katherine? What about the Raven Knight? What will happen to Isabelle,Devlin, Grayson and Sebastin? So many questions that will hopefully be answered in the next books. You will have to read to find out...that is what I am going to do...good read.
  • Princess Charming on June 13, 2013
    (no rating)
    This is a very interesting story, however I think that the idea of Gabe being 34 years old and Prin 24 years old and not being able to be together is a little preposterous. In the south, North Carolina where this takes place, people much younger than that get together, marry and have children. I enjoyed the mystery portion and was little let down that Gabe or John Wayne did not to give Uncle Simon a beat down. I am looking forward to reading Annie Rose’s story and hope that there fewer typos and missing words. This author has a lot of promise and I am looking forward to reading more of her work.
  • Princess Charming on June 13, 2013

    Oh Yes, I forgot to give the story 5 is worth the time to read....and it is free.
  • Captive in Frozen Time on June 25, 2013
    (no rating)
    The villain was a sadist bastard to kidnap women and give them no means of escape and furthermore brag that he did it routinely. This is a farfetched story that probably comes from a demented mind or an overactive imagination. To beat someone into submission does not make them submissive it only makes them submit. This is not BDSM or erotic it is sadism. If this is the type of work this author does, I will not be reading anymore of his work. Spoiler alert: if he was only interested in anal sex, he should have kidnapped a homosexual man. I give it a minus 5 stars.