Peggy M

Peggy M's favorite authors on Smashwords

Melanie Moreland
Latest book: BAM - The Beginning.
Published December 29, 2022.
Jessica Prince
Latest book: Scattered Colors.
Published March 29, 2018. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nadine Mutas
Latest book: All's Hell That Ends Well.
Pre-release—available November 30, 2024.
Montana Ash
Latest book: The Elemental Paladins Compendium.
Published April 3, 2024.
Tracy Lorraine
Latest book: Hot Daddy Package.
Published December 11, 2022.
K.T Fisher
Latest book: A Rockstar's Valentine (A Decoy prequel).
Published December 11, 2022.
LK Shaw
Latest book: Ce Diable qui me Possède.
Published April 29, 2024.
...and 63 more

Smashwords book reviews by Peggy M

  • The Governess Affair on May 15, 2013

    I liked the story.
  • A Novella Collection on May 15, 2013

    The governess affair and A kiss for Midwinter were my favorite of the four.
  • The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novella on May 15, 2013

    Really loved it!
  • Unlocked on May 15, 2013

    I liked it. You can understand why the characters did what they did.
  • Hard to Love on July 15, 2013

    I loved it.
  • Unravel Me on July 15, 2013

    Indeed, a really good book.
  • Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella on Nov. 26, 2014

    I really love this story. It is a sweet Christmas read.
  • The Nature of Cruelty on Nov. 26, 2014

    This is my second book that I read from this writer and I really loved it. This writer has a very unique style of writing (I think so). I couldn't stop reading.
  • Sommersgate House on Feb. 01, 2015
    (no rating)
    I enjoyed this story very much. I love Kristen Ashley's her Ghosts series!
  • Lacybourne Manor on Feb. 01, 2015

    Lacybourne manor is the third book in the Ghost and Reincarnation series but each book can be read as a standalone. I’m a big, big fan of Kristen Ashley and I really love this series. In this book you don’t only get a great alpha man and a curvy and softhearted woman but also a witch and a ghost. What more can you wish for? Like in many books of Kristen Ashley there are some great side characters in the story. They make you smile, they make you sad. They make you feel many thing throughout the story. I love that very much.
  • Painted Faces on Feb. 01, 2015

    I must confess that the only reason that I read this book was because I really love this author's writing. And althought I didn't know what to expect of this book, I liked it. I really liked the way how she writes about Vivica. The only thing that I wish for, is that I could read more about Nicholas/Vivica thoughts. But I think that my wish will come true in the second book (Killer queen).
  • Radiance on Feb. 01, 2015

    My friend, Karin, really loved this book and couldn't stop talking about it, so of course I was very curieus about this book. And just like my friend, Karin, I really loved it!! It was a while since I read this sort of book. But I loved every moment of it. Brishen, a Kai prince most marry a Gauri noblewomen to seal a treat between both races. Ildiko always knew that it was her fate to marry for politics. Luckily for both, there's an instant understanding between them. Althought they look different like night and day, both want this marriage to work. So they decided to be honest with each other. And that's what made me love this book so very much. The relationship between them was so wonderful and lovely. The writer really takes her times to let the relationship grow between Brishen and Ildiko. What is more wonderful then two lonely people finding love and understanding with each other? I can't wait to read the next book!
  • Heaven and Hell on March 02, 2015

    I love Kristen Ashley her books. Every time I have a dip or I don’t know what to read next I always read a book from Kristen Ashley. Because she has never disappointed me and that was the same with this book. An alpha man, a woman who loves him but who isn’t afraid to tell when he’s wrong. A bunch of friends and a lovely family. I love it and I hope that she will soon write Luci and Hap their story ! I can’t wait to read it.
  • The Hooker and the Hermit on March 13, 2015

    The hooker and the hermit is the first book that is writing by the writers L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid together. And I can tell you it calls for more books from this duo. I was already a big fan from L.H. Cosway but this was the first time I have read something from Penny Reid but it will not be the last time!! Annie Catrel (= the hermit) is a woman whose life consists of her job at Davidson & Croft Media as a social media expert and her secret hobby as a celebrity blogger aka ‘The Socialmedialite’. Annie lives her life behind the computer, unlike her real life that is lonely but safe, her virtual life is filled with friends (although she has never spoken or seen one of them in real life!) and excitement. But that’s the way Annie likes it. But that’s about to change. One day at work she meets the hot Irish rugby player Ronan Fitzpatrick (= the hooker) for the second time (only he doesn’t know that) . Ronan Fitzpatrick has had a bad time, first he discover his fiancée having sex with one of his teammates, then he lost his temper and fought with this teammate during a game. So now he’s suspended from the team! His plan is now to come to Manhattan (away from the scandal in Ireland) and live a quiet life while working on his condition untill he gets back on the team. But that’s hard with the paparazzi lurking around and now someone called ‘The socialmedialite’ is blogging about him!! Ronan is so angry about this that he decides to send this blogger an angry email. But his management think that it’s about time for Ronan to reshape his public image, so they send him to Davidson & Croft to do that. This is where he meets Annie for the first time (or so he thinks!). He feels an instant attraction to her. He likes it that she’s shy and a little different than other women he knows. So when her boss suggests that Annie will work with him he couldn’t be happier. That’s the opposite about how Annie feels about this news. But her boss leaves her no other choice. So here starts the work relationship between the two of them. A relationship that Ronan hopes will change in a love relationship but this could be hard. Because not only is Annie shy and a little bit antisocial, she also has had a difficult childhood. Something that made her decide to stay far away from love. And what Ronan also doesn’t know is that the person he sends emails to, the person he knows as ‘The sociamedialite’ is Annie! So you see there is a lot going on in this story and then you also have Roman’s mother and his ex-fiancée who aren’t happy with this relationship!! Like I said before, I didn’t know what to expect from this book, since it was the first time that these writers wrote a book together but I can tell you now that I just fell in love with this book! I love the humor in this book, the emails, the twitters (or twatters like Ronan likes to say). I really hope that L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid will write another book together. Fingers crossed!
  • Schooled on Jan. 11, 2023

    For a debut book, I found it a great story. It wasn’t perfect but it was good! Alexis Caine (or Lex like her friends like to call her) has a dream and she will do everything she can to make this dream come true! Two years ago she and her best friend Ava decided to start a fashion label as soon as they finish university. And they have it all worked out, Ava will do the creative side of the business and Lex will do the ‘business’ side. Since then, Lex is working very hard to get her business degree and to make the right connections they need to start their fashion label. She’s determined to make this work. She even went so far as to make a deal with her best friend to have no relationship until they exceed in their plan. And so far so good. But then there’s Lex her 21st birthday party where she sees Ava’s her younger brother Dylan Cameron again. It has been a few years that they have seen each other and he’s changed very much since the last time she has seen him. Lex can totally understand now why girls are fighting for him! Through his sister Ava Lex heard about his bad reputation (partying and girls). But later that night Dylan and Lex has an interesting conversation where they tell each other some of their secrets and learn more about each other. Something happens that night and Lex can’t stop thinking about Dylan and that night. She really tries to be just friends with him but at the end she can’t resist him anymore. But what about the deal she made with Ava about no boyfriends? And what will Ava say when she discovers that Lex is seeing her younger brother? And will Dylan be happy with just being a secret or will he want more from Lex? All difficult questions that Lex isn’t sure how to anwser. Like I said before, the book was good for a first book. There were times that the story would go to slow but every time the writer would wake you up with some firework! (I really loved the fireworks!!) That’s the reason that I liked this story very much. I found that the story revolved more about Lex than about Dylan. But that was fine by me. We got to know Dylan’s story but we didn’t really get to know ‘him’ (but I must say that the part that we got from him, I really loved!). The end was good but I would have loved some more pages. But like I said before for a debut book it was really good. I look forward to reading more books of this writer!
  • Love Notes: A Prequel (Rivals Series) on Jan. 11, 2023

    For the readers who have read the ‘Wicked’ trilogy by this writer, they will remember Annie and Tyler from those stories. For the readers who are new to that series or even to this writer Piper Lawson, this (free and) short story is a good way to get a taste of her writing style. But I do recommend that you read the ‘Wicked’ trilogy first before reading the Rivals trilogy, it will give you more understanding of Annie and Tyler’s background. The main characters may be young (high school), the story did feel more new adult than young adult to me. And I’m very curious to see these characters grow and mature in the following books. So…this little story takes place 8 months after Jax and Haley’s wedding. The story is told from Annie’s POV and I was very happy about that. Because that way I got to know her better, although Annie was a secondary character in the ‘Wicked’ books, it’s only when you get to read someone thoughts and emotions that you really get to know the character better and after reading this story I really have the feeling that I have a better insight into Annie’s heart. It was interesting to see how she really thought and felt about Tyler. And although the story is short, it’s still emotional. It’s about a young girl searching for her own role or place in her family, in school and how her friendship with Tyler is changing. ‘Love notes’ is a great beginning of a new series. I can’t wait to read more about Annie and Tyler.
  • A Love Song for Liars on Jan. 11, 2023

    ‘A love song for liars’ is the first book of the ‘Rivals’ trilogy, but I would really recommend that you read the prequel ‘Love notes’ before reading this story. If not, you will miss the beginning of their story and the reason why their friendship is a thing of the past. For the readers who have read the ‘Wicked’ trilogy by this writer, they will be happy to know that this story is about Jax’s daughter Annie and her friend Tyler (who we also met in the Wicked series). For the readers who haven’t read the ‘Wicked’ trilogy, I think that you best start with those books, that will give you a better understanding of Annie and Tyler’s background. But if you just want to read this trilogy without reading the other trilogy first, that’s possible too. You get both POV’s in this story. The main characters may still be on high school and therefore be young of age, but their characters felt older, more mature. The story had more a new adult vibe to it than a young adult one. I think that has something to do with Tyler’s and Annie’s difficult or special upbringing, that made that they had to mature quicker. (Tyler and his difficult home situation and Annie being the secret daughter of a famous rock star and being raised by her aunt first before living by her father). ‘A love song for liars’ is an emotional story about friendship, first love and heartbreak, trust, secrets and about searching for your own path in life (despite expectations of parents or other people). What a beginning of a trilogy, the story made me emotional and as expected it ended with a cliffhanger. Annie and Tyler were great characters and throughout the story you could really feel the chemistry between them building and building. But be warned, don’t expect steamy sex scenes yet but I’m sure that we will get them in the following books. I liked Annie very much, she was a positive and strong character and she wasn’t afraid to open her heart and show her vulnerability to the outside world. I admired that about her. And then you have Tyler, someone who is just made to become a hot rock star or at least, a hot musician. I can totally understand why Annie is falling for him and he for her but of course that would be too easy. To just fall in love and be happy. No, they will have to fight for their love and prove it to the outside world and themselves. Annie and Tyler are young so it’s understandable that they are easily influence by the people around them. But this, it broke my heart because you just felt that they were so right for each other. Annie is such a wonderful daughter and I felt sorry that Jax didn’t appreciated her and her feelings for Tyler more. That he tried to come between her friendship with Tyler. But then I think that in this case he acted more like a musician then a father. He recognized the great talent in Tyler and he focussed on that and not how his meddling would hurt his daughter. He only saw Tyler the musician, not Tyler the best friend of his daughter. I look forward to reading the continuing story of Annie and Tyler’s journey.
  • Good Girl on Jan. 11, 2023

    3,5 stars I love reading stories about nerds or about rockstars and here you have both! So I was very looking forward to reading it. ‘Good girl’ is a new adult story. It’s a light, fun, easy story to read. Which means that if you’re looking for a rock star story with lots of drama or sex in it than this isn’t the story for you but if you’re looking for a sweet, slow burn story to read than give this one a try. But be prepared! If you start this story, just know that this is a story in three part (books). The good news is, you can read the second story right after the first one AND you don’t have to wait too long for the third and last part of the story to read. Rockstar Jax Jamieson is famous. Every woman is crazy about him. Haley is no exception but where other women wants him for his hot body, Haley admires him for his songs, the words and feelings in them. Songs that helped her through some difficult times. Something that she’s Jax Jamieson very grateful for and if she would ever met him, she would tell him that. But unfortunately their first meeting isn’t a great one. No! But through circumstances, they meet again and this time they even have to spend time together because Haley is touring with Jax and his band! Slowly Jax and Haley are getting to know each other and both are intrigued by the other. But life isn’t always easy and sometimes sacrifices have to be made. The story is told from both POV’s. I enjoyed the banter between Jax and Haley. Jax may be a few years older than Haley and have more life experience than Haley but this isn’t an issue in this story. The second characters, especially the group of friends on tour, were also very great characters. There was no bitchiness or drama and I had fun with all the ‘rules’ for when you’re on tour that Haley got from the people around her. I’m curious about what happens in the next book ‘Bad girl’.
  • Beautiful Enemy on Jan. 11, 2023

    Fans of the writer Piper Lawson will be happy to know that she wrote another trilogy, this one is called the Enemies trilogy and ‘Beautiful enemy’ is the first book in it. The fact that it’s a trilogy means that this story ends with a cliffhanger but good news, the other books are also published! If you have read the ‘Rivals trilogy’ of this writer than you will recognize Harrison King and Raegan Madani, the main characters of this story. Rae (as friends call her) is Annie’s friend and Harrison is Tyler’s friend. But if you haven’t read that trilogy, don’t worry. You don’t have to the ‘Rivals trilogy’ before reading this book. In the story ‘A love song for dreamers’ Rae and Harrison met for the first time during Annie and Tyler’s wedding but that first meeting didn’t go well and since then things haven’t gone better. They have become enemies. So It’s quite a shock when Rae discovers that she is tricked into working for Harrison for a month and not only that but they will be living in the same house too! But a contract and circumstances make that Rae doesn’t leave Ibiza and Harrison the next day. So now Harrison and Rae will spend one month together, day and night . But what starts as a punishment (or a game for dominance between two enemies) slowly involves into something else, where secrets and painful pasts are shared, where little attentions say so much more than words. But deep down Harrison is a ruthless business man and Rae is a woman fighting in a man’s world to become a top DJ and to protect vulnerable women to be safe. One person thinks with his mind and one follows her heart. Can they find common ground or was it never meant to be? From their first meeting in ‘A love song for dreamers’ I have been waiting for Rae and Harrison’s story. You could feel the tension and the enemy vibes coming of them in big waves so I knew that their story would give fireworks and it did. But from the start you could also feel the attraction/fascination between these two characters and I liked that too. Rae is an interesting character, a mix of a confident, righteous, talented woman but she’s also hiding a vulnerable side and a big heart. I really like her character, how she looks at Harrison and sees what he’s hiding deep down. Because when Rae looks at Harrison she sees more than a just successful, wealthy businessman, she sees the lonely, caring and attentive guy too. Harrison starts out as a cold, intelligent businessman but slowly he reveals an other side too, a side that is loyal to the people that he cares for, a determination to hard work to make his (deceased) parents pride and to give his younger brother a good life. And just like Rae, he also looks deeper than just the surface, he tries to look into Rae’s heart and her dreams. The banter between Rae and Harrison is light, sexy and fascinating. I enjoyed it very much! In the story you get both POV’s. The secondary characters are great too. Harrison younger brother’s Ash is a fun, joyful character. He brings laughter and a little brother fun into the story. Harrison’s employees and friends are friendly and loyal. ‘Beautiful enemy’ isn’t a dark story but a light and entertaining enemy to lovers story and there may be an age gape between Rae and Harrison of ten years, I didn’t really felt it. Because although, yes Rae is still young and looking for her own path in life, she’s also mature for her age. This story is a great start of a trilogy.
  • To Seduce a Witch's Heart on June 24, 2023

    4,5 stars ‘To seduce a witch’s heart’ is the first story in the ‘Love and magic’ series and also the first book I read by the writer Nadine Mutas. The main characters in this paranormal story are Rhun, a bluotezzer demon (this particular demon feeds itself by drinking blood (he has fangs) and by absorbing emotions (pain and pleasure) from other persons. (A demon only possesses demon power at night, during the day it loses its special powers and is just like a human and only possesses human strength.) Merle MacKenna is a witch, she comes from a strong family of witches. Sadly, her mother and older sister died during a magic spell go wrong when she was young and her grandmother died a few years ago. Merle’s now the head of the MacKenna ‘s family line. When her younger sister Maeve is kidnapped by a bluotezzer demon, Merle does everything she can to save her sister, she’s even willing to free a dangerous demon (= Rhun) from the Shadows. Rhun and Merle start out as enemies (demons and witches are enemies by nature), they don’t really trust or like each other but the more time they spend together, the more they get to know the other and something blossoms between them. But danger surrounds them, can they save Maeve in time? And how far are Merle and Rhun willing to go for each other? Do they really have a chance to be together? I’m very happy that I decided to read this book. I enjoyed the writing style and the humour in the story. I must say that it took me some time to get into the story at first, but the more I got to know the main characters and the paranormal world they lived in, the more the story held my attention. The writer created an interesting world filled with different types of paranormal characters, such as demons, witches, fairies, nymphs, incubus, shapeshifters and other mystical creatures. Some were good and some were bad and some were a combination of both. The story wasn’t dark, yes Rhun did some bad demonic things but then again that’s in his demon nature. The story itself was light and entertaining. Especially the banter between Merle and Rhun was very funny and entertaining. They really liked to tease each other to get a reaction. Rhun was arrogant, intelligent, cocky, intuitive and sensual. Merle was a powerful witch, who was brave, smart, intuitive and stubborn. Rhun was an old demon so he had a lot of life experience whereas Merle was a young witch (26 years). Her young age sometimes made her doubt her own strength and magical powers. I loved how Rhun supported and believed in her. Rhun and Merle brought out the best in each other. I really liked them. The sexual tension between them was hot from the beginning and the sex scenes were steamy. You got both POV’s in the story. There was action, emotions and magic and I liked it all. The secondary characters were interesting too. You had Lily, Merle’s best friend and also a witch. Lily’s brother Balziel and their mother Hazel. There was also Bahram, Rhun’s best friend and an incubus. Their friends were very loyal and helped them in any way they could, even if they got in trouble for it. They were great friends. I felt so sorry for Merle’s younger sister Maeve because of the pain she went through. If must be very hard for her to be a ‘witch’ without magic. But to my delight I discovered that she has her own story in this series. I’m very curious to read that (that’s one advantage when you discover a series late.). I really enjoyed this story and characters and I will definitely read more books of this writer.
  • Game Changer on March 03, 2024

    I love reading sports romance stories, so I was really excited when I found out that Piper Lawson’s newest trilogy is set in the basketball world and that the main male character is a grumpy basketball player with lots of tattoos and a bad boy reputation (that sounds great, right!?!). ‘Game changer’ is the first story of the ‘King of the court’ trilogy, so it’s no surprise that this story ends with a cliffhanger. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long for the second book to be released (I can’t wait to read it!). I enjoyed every minute of ‘Game changer’ and I would even go so far as to say that it’s my new favorite Piper Lawson story. ‘Game changer’ is a light, entertaining sports romance story that also contains a few emotional moments and some very steamy flirty foreplay situations (these situations have me wondering what the steam level will be in book two!). You get both POV’s in the story. The main characters are basketball player Clayton (Clay) Wade and Nova. Both are in their twenties. I would describe Clay as closed-off, grumpy, a bit of a loner, very intense, competitive and ambitious. His main focus in life is playing basketball and being the best. Something he works hard for. He has no time for women and relationships. But then he meets Nova and everything changes. Nova is miserable. Her fiancé left her without a goodbye and took their savings with him. Chances are she lost her job because of him and now she has to do something that she hates, she has to fly. She hates flying but for her older sister Mari, she will do it. It’s on that flight that Nova meets a grumpy stranger who helps will with her fear of flying. Neither one expects to meet again so both are shocked with they do. Nova’s future brother-in-law Harlan is the GM of the Kodiaks (a pro basketball team in Denver), the same team that Clay plays for. Nova is in Denver for one month, to help her sister with the wedding and to get to known her sister’s fiancé Harlan better. But because she also spends a lot of time with the team and their staff, she gets to know the players better too and especially Clay. Both aren’t looking for a relationship but the chemistry between them is intense and hot (Clay has a dirty mouth) but their connection is more than sexual. They trust each other and tell the other things that nobody knows, their fear and dreams. They can be themselves, they don’t have to hide things. Be vulnerable. They are really good for each other. They are supportive, there for the other. I really loved the interaction between them, how Nova in her own sweet way pushed Clay in doing things that were good for him and the team. How she made him question himself and his action. And Clay was in his own way very attentive and helpful. I really liked how he did things for Nova to make her feel good. It’s nice to see Nova rediscovering her love for drawing and making so many new good friends. You had Clay’s teammates Jayden, Miles and Rookie who’re very entertaining. They’re also good friends and loyal. Jayden’s sister Brooke and Chloe (who’s managing the PR for the team) were great too. I really liked how kind and helpful they were towards Nova. They immediately took her in their circle of friends. To be honest, I liked them more than Nova’s sister Mari. (But then there’s a difference between sisters and friends in real life too.). Harlan acted nice and friendly towards Nova but then he did something at the end that had me doubting him a little bit. We will see how everything goes in the second story. I can’t wait!!!! ‘Game changer’ is a great start of a trilogy.