Release Review Blitz: Ruining Mr. Perfect by Marie Harte

The 3rd Book In The The McCauley Brothers. Read Ki’s Awesome Review…

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Ruining Mr. Perfect (The McCauley Brothers, #3)Ruining Mr. Perfect

(The McCauley Brothers #3)

by Marie Harte
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Synopsis:
It’s Not Easy Being Right…
Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She’s fit, successful…and decidedly lonely. She can’t stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He’s just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right—except when dealing with her.…But Someone’s Got To Do It.Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too well. She’s a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault—also like him.

A past misunderstanding has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up—get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?

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Other books in the series~
The Troublemaker Next Door (The McCauley Brothers, #1)   How to Handle a Heartbreaker (The McCauley Brothers, #2)
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Cheating Justice (The Justice Team Book 2) By Misty Evans & Adrienne Giordano

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RATING: 4 Out Of 5 Stars

  Mitch Monroe has been on the run since he had a little run-in with his old boss and he pressed charges. When one of his best friend Tommy Nusco is murder, Mitch can’t help but step out a little and investigate the case. When his other friend, Roger Kemp, is murder after digging into the case and he framed for his murder, he decides to recruit the help of Caroline Foster, an FBI Sniper and someone from his past…
  Caroline Foster wants nothing to do with Mitch Monroe, especially after the last time she helped him she almost lost her career as well as the night she termed “the night that never happened”. But when Mitch comes to her for help, she can’t help but look into the case to find the truth. When the case takes them on a journey to New Mexico, Caroline tries to fight the sparks that fly between, but as they start getting answers, Caroline has to decide if what she feels for Mitch is worth the career she tried so hard to gain…

  It has been awhile since I read a book with a dash a crime, suspense, and romance. The author did a great job having the major plot develop smoothly. Mitch sounded witty and dreamy, and Caroline was spunky and sassy. I like when the author have the heroines be a little tough, and not some whimpering miss.
  I didn’t read the first book in the series “Stealing Justice”, but my curiosity was peeked after Justice Greystone and Teeg, Mitch’s teammates, showed up throughout the book. Every time Grey appeared it made me more and more curious of his story.
  The only thing I wasn’t to fond of in this book was all the sexual innuendo’s throughout the entire book. There was quite few that threw off the flow of the story for me. Though i don’t much care for it. I don’t mind if it one is stated here and there, but when it’s on almost every page it really throws the story off for me. But other then this, the book’s plot was enjoyable to read.

Why Dukes Say I Do (Wicked Widows #1) by Manda Collins

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RATING: 4.5 Out 5 Stars

Lady Isabella Wharton has many secrets that she shares with her sister, Perdita, and their good friend Mrs. Georgina Mowbary. One in particular that the Dowager Duchess Of Ormonde is aware of, helps her cause in having Isabella leave London to the country side of Yorkshire to bring home the grandson she never met, as well as threatening to ruin her sister’s  possible marriage prospects if she doesn’t. Seeming to have no choice in the matter she packs her bags and leaves for Yorkshire…
On his way home after an exhausting day, Trevor Carey, the new Duke Of Ormonde comes across a broken carriage, only to discover that the occupant inside was on her way to his home. Once their identities are known to each other, Trevor discovers that Isabella has been sent by is estranged grandmother to bring him to London and finally take care of the responsibilities that come with the dukedom. Now the only thing he wishes for right now, is for her to leave immediately since he has no interest of leaving Yorkshire or meeting his grandmother that he believes had a part for cutting off his father for marrying beneath him, but is unable to until her carriage is repaired…
After Trevor discovers that Isabella’s carriage was tampered with intentionally he feels the need to protect her. And as time goes by the attraction they have for each other grows…
But after Isabella’s first marriage experience will she be willing to open her heart to him…
And when Trevor discovers their is more to Isabella then what he first believed will he do what it takes to keep her with him..

I became a big fan of Manda Collins after reading her “Ugly Duckling” series, and when I discovered that she had a new series I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to be able to read it. And I am thrilled that after reading the first book of the “Wicked Widows” series that I wasn’t disappointed.
Trevor and Isabella’s sweet romance was fun for me to read. I adored how Trevor and Isabella first met and their banter at the beginning of their relationship. It was enjoyable to read as their relationship grew by every page I turned. And after Isabella’s disastrous first marriage, I enjoyed reading how she started opening up to Trevor and trusting him.
I enjoyed that I wasn’t able to guess the one who had been terrorizing Isabella right off the bat and I was astonished when they were revealed, and only to find out that they were just taking orders from someone else, and making me wonder who the main bad guy was. It made me look forward to reading the next  two books in the series to discover who it turns out to be.
There was one that left me hanging that I wished was revealed, and that was the clash between the Dowager and Trevor and Isabella. After it was revealed that Trevor and Isabella were married and the Dowager fainted in outrage… I made me wonder how there next conversation would turn out, especially when the Dowager stated… “Do you know what you’ve had done?”. And it made me wonder what has she done? The only thing I can guess is that the Dowager had someone with more ties in the ton in mind for his wife…

One More Kiss (Pennistan #5) By Mary Blayney

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RATING: 4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Beatrice Brent and her twin sister, Cecilia, is attending a house party that their godmother is hosting for their benefit, at their father’s behest. Because he would love nothing more, but to have them snag a titled gentlemen.  Beatrice doesn’t care if she gets married and is only attending to support Cecilia. But when the eligible gentleman start showing up, their is one that grabs her attention, Lord Jessup Pennistan…
Lord Jessup Pennistan, known is Jess to friends and family, is a gambler and has scandal attached to his name. After losing his land that was left to him from his mother to his arch-nemesis, Lord Crenshaw, he attends the house party fully intending to when his land back from. But he never thought he would be distracted by Miss Beatrice Brent, whose curiosity knows no bonds…
Even though Beatrice’s father told her to stay away from Jess, she can’t help flirting with him when the opportunity strikes. And when Jess saw his arch-nemesis Lord Crenshaw seems to have an interest in Beatrice, he only wanted to make sure it was one sided. But after their first kiss, they both can’t seem to stay away from each other, even though Jess tries to keep a distance, he can’t help having “One More Kiss”…

When I first read the synopsis of this book it looked like the hero and heroine of the book was Jess and Beatrice, so I will admit to some confusion when it the author transitioned to the secondary hero and heroine, Lord Destry and Cecilia. For me it was like reading 2 books in one. But after reading a few chapters in the book I was able to get into the story and enjoyed reading how each of the couples are able to get closer or overcome whatever obstacle turns up.
I enjoyed most of the characters. They each had a singular quality that made them likeable, but I will admit that I adored the what I will call the main hero and heroine of the story, Jess and Beatrice. They follow the phrase that opposites attract, and were opposites in every way. I liked how even though everyone told Beatrice that she shouldn’t get close to Jess, because of his reputation, she didn’t and was able to get to know the real man behind  the name and he in likewise was able to get to know Beatrice. And I enjoyed reading their sweet romance. Destry’s and Cecilia’s story was cute, but their were times when I thought the Cecilia’s views of why they shouldn’t be together were nonsensical, but I was happy when whe started viewing the probability of their relationship differently and was delighted that they had their own happy ending.
I did appreciate this book was a clean romance, with just the right touch of incalescence in the book. And the author did a good job in linking Jess and Beatrice’s story with Destry’s and Cecilia’s story. And was pleased that it didn’t stop the flow of the story as I read. This was the first book I read in the Pennistan series and when I have an opportunity I plan to go read the ones I have missed.

Sweet Madness (Veiled Seduction, #3) by Heather Snow

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RATING: 4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

After the death of her husband, Lady Penelope Bridgeman delved into the task of treating traumatized soldiers that returned home with battle fatigue. She studied the afflictions of the mind and found ways to treat all the soldiers that came her away. When Lady Bromwich approached her to treat her son, Gabriel, she accepted…
Gabriel Devereaux, Marquess of Bromwich, has had feelings for Penelope since meeting her at hers and his cousins engagement ball. So when she shows up at the asylum he is staying at, he wants her to leave immediately, so she doesn’t witness his episodes. But when she tells him that she is his last chance before his family has him publicly announced as insane, he reluctantly agrees to let her help him…
But they didn’t expect during the time they spent together, they were actually helping each other heal their deepest wounds. And they didn’t expect their feelings would grow each day that passes…

This book turned out to be an unexpected surprise. The story kept me intrigued in how it will turn out until the end. The characters were really developed well and I loved the relationship development between Gabriel and Penelope. I have read many historical romances so I am sure that I may have actually read something similar before, but I really enjoyed how Gabriel had special feelings for Penelope from the moment he met her and that they kept growing with every encounter, and the author did a really good job in making it stand out against all other historical romances that I have so far. So, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing their relationship grow with each passing encounter.
Though they were only in this book here and there the author did a superb job in bringing my attention to Penelope’s cousin Liliana and her husband, Geoffrey, and made me want to read their story soon, to see if their story was just as fun as this one was. And other books she has released or will release in the future.

Spirit of the Knight By Debbie Peterson

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RATING: 5 Out 5 Stars

Mariah Jennings has been hired to paint a thirteenth century castle for an upcoming showcase. After reaching her new home for the next 6 months, she never expected it to be already occupied by a ghostly knight by the name of Sir Cailen Braithnoch and his entire fiefdom… But what is even stranger then meeting a castle of ghostly knights, is that she has seen Sir Cailen Braithnoch before, ever since childhood….
Sir Cailen Braithnoch has never been so entranced by a woman like he is with Mariah Jennings… And Mariah Jennings has been in love with him since the first time she sketched his form on paper… And after their first encounter their feelings just keep getting stronger. And as time goes by, Mariah discovers that Cailen and his fiefdom aren’t your ordinary ghosts… And that dark magic may have been involved….
Will Mariah and Cailen be able to find the clues to figure out the events that transpired when they died? And will they have their Happily Ever After?
I had the privilege of reading an ARC copy of this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I truly enjoyed reading this book. The story was well thought out, leaving no holes or leaving any unanswered questions by the end of the book. It was a fun storyline and I enjoyed every minute I read and wished I didn’t have to put it down to go to work, run errands, and etc..
I liked every last one of the characters. Mariah is one of my favorite heroines I have read in a book. She never backed down even when her fears played with her emotions, and she saw things through until the end. Cailen was an absolutely dreamy character, and makes me want pack a bag and go visit a thirteenth century castle to find him!!! And I loved how their relationship kept budding from page to page.
The knights of Cailen’s fiefdom were really fun, and it is shame that only few were able to make their presence really known in the book, because they were a bunch of fun and mischievous boys. But who knows maybe some of them will have their own story told?
I think Evan was really written well and the saying goes “never judge a book by its cover”.
This was really a fun book for me to read. I enjoyed it a lot more, because it didn’t have all the swearing and graphic sexual content that many books have nowadays, but I did enjoy the few steamy kiss scenes between our hero and heroine!!

 

**And On A Special Note:

The Wild Rose Press has released “Spirit of the Knight,” exclusively to Kindle Select, with an expected world-wide release date of July 9, 2014, in all ebook formats as well as print.

Get it @ Amazon

 

Moonbeam & Roses By Stephanie Payne Hurt

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Rating: 4.5 Stars

Sara knew Wes since they were kids, but they didn’t become very good friends until they reconnected at a neighborhood social event when they were older, especially since Wes is a cowboy and he follows the horse shows. So he wasn’t around for a few years, but after they reconnected they got reacquainted and become closer, and Sara has secretly been in love with him most of her life. When their relationship was about to embark at a turning point and become something more, Wes decided to take a job working on a ranch in Montana…
After hearing that Wes moved on with someone else after he left, Sara was heartbroken. So she wrapped herself in her art work, and eventually Brooke, her agent and best friend, decided to set her up on a blind date, and after meeting Quinn, they hit off quite nicely, though she was still in love with Wes. When things with Quinn started getting serious, a tragic accident happened, and Wes drives down to be with the one woman he loves and couldn’t forget. But when Sara wakes up, and discovers she is blind it will take fate to bring Sara and Wes together…

This book was written in a different format then I am used to, but fortunately it didn’t distract me from the story. The book was a fun read, I liked that it didn’t have any swearing and that the sexual content was just suggestive and didn’t go into details. I liked that Wes and Sara knew each other when they were kids and when they got older that they got to know each other and build their relationship, instead of diving head first into it. Wes’ character is every girls dream come true, in the way he treated Sara and took care of her, as well as doing everything in his power to help her get through this obstacle in her life. I enjoyed that they were different, him being a cowboy, and Sara being an artist, and being able to involve themselves in each others life without the characters getting frustrated or having it tear them apart. Sara was an admirable character. I like that she was true to her feelings for Wes, and though she tried to move on, she did it only because she thought Wes moved on and wasn’t going to come back to her. And when she lost her sight she tried to stay strong and to get the help she needed just in case she didn’t get her eyesight back.

This book was an enjoyable read and was just the right length. It wasn’t long and drawn out, and it had a great pace to it. I look forward in reading more from Stephanie Payne Hurt if her others are like this cute western romance.