Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This weeks reviews

Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Blurb: When Hannah’s caught watching her late husband’s cousin debauch the maid in the library, she’s mortified—but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she’s used to being ignored.

The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she’s witnessed, but there’s something about Leo that draws her to him.

When Leo claims he can prove that women can feel desire as passionately as men, Hannah is incredulous. Her own experiences have been uninspiring. Yet she can’t bring herself to refuse his audacious proposal when he offers to tutor her in the art of lovemaking. As the tantalizing, wicked lessons continue, she begins to fear she’s losing not just her inhibitions, but her heart as well. The poorest of relations, she has nothing to offer Leo but herself. Will it be enough when their erotic education ends?

I love Historicals, that being said, I don't usually read anything from this time period, I am more of a medieval kind of girl. I was very surprised to find myself really liking this story. Hannah has been so sheltered, first with her husband, then as a companion to Aunt Augusta. Her introduction into desire by Leo is very steamy. As the story goes on you can feel Hannah becoming stronger, more independent. Through her relationship with Leo, Hannah gains the confidence that allows her to move ahead with her life and become an independent woman. Something most woman were not allowed back then. Also because of this relationship, Leo finds himself gaining the strength he needs to come out from under the title of second son. I think I will check out more of Juliana Ross' books.

*Review copy obtained from publisher through NetGalley

The Darkest Day by Britt Bury


Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills for persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.


A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .


WOW!!!!! This is Britt Bury's debut novel, and for a debut this is a home run, a grand slam home run!!! I keep hearing the old 70's disco song by Andrea True, More More More, going through my head! It is my understanding that this is the first book in a series. That series will be called Immortal Heat. I cannot wait for more of this series and this first one hasn't even released yet! (release date is set for July 3, 2012)

I have to tell you that I love anything & everything that has to do with Scotland, so this book had an established advantage with me from the very beginning. But it wasn't necessary.

The paranormal world that Britt Bury has written for this book is so well developed, and the characters, main and secondary, are so in depth that I am awed by her writing. When I am able to be transported into a world by the written word alone, then the book is beyond great!

I have now put Britt Bury on the same TBR page as my other fav paranormal authors, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, & Kresley Cole. The storyline, the plot, the steamy sex, & the hot guys with a melt your panties accent, this book has it all. Please, add this to your own TBR list you won't be sorry!

*Review copy obtained from publisher through NetGalley

1 comment:

  1. Oh I will be putting Julianna Ross's book on my tbr list for sure... and Britt Bury is going on there too..