Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Is it Time to Change What I Write
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Not You, It's Me by Julie Johnson
It's great when you hear a woman using the line "It's not you, it's me" instead of the man. Gemma Sommers is well acquainted with saying that. She doesn't believe love is a real emotion that she can attain after many pathetic dating experiences.
Such as at the beginning of her story, she's dating her apartment neighbor who can barely pay attention to her.
This is evident when Mr. Gorgeous, Chase Croft, saves her on screen with a smothering, in a good way, kiss. Her boyfriend is standing right next to her and doesn't even notice, by the way. The rest of Boston sees it.
Gemma has a creative job at an art gallery where she sells exclusive art. Her apartment is small and full of color just as she wants it. Her funds are low, but she's pleased with her lifestyle.
Chase has a different type of problem. His bank account is exploding, woman love him, and his penthouse is spacious. He thinks he doesn't have room for the right woman, yet he seeks out Gemma as his art consultant.
Sounds easy for them to fall in love, but Gemma is short on the trust theory and Chase has a meddling family and doubts of his own ability to run his business and treat Gemma in the way she deserves.
It's a fun read as the insecurities of each are hashed out, thrown against the wall, and hope to reach the finish line in a compatible manner!
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
A Wonderful Visit
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Duchess and the Highwayman by Beverley Oakley
The early eighteen hundreds in Norfolk, England is rough on the young ladies.
Phoebe may be known as Lady Drummond, but she isn't treated like a lady. Her ailing husband, Ulrick, has abused her and left her for his cousin, Wentworth, to create an heir before Ulrick dies.
Ulrick's death is surprisingly fast and gruesome leaving Pheobe to run from an upcoming accusation. She acts as a maid and runs without money, direction, or any hope of survival.
An alleged highway man, Hugh Redding, saves her from Wentworth who is pounding down on his horse within a stone's throw.
No one can know she's really Lady Drummond. Not even the man with crystal blues eyes who takes her to his rented cabin.
Hugh and Phoebe are honest about their ambitions in taking Wentworth down, each for strong reasons. Their true identities are kept deep in their pockets even as their hands begin to roam over each other.
A few details may make it hard for Hugh and Phoebe to keep their idyllic dreams a part of the future. Let's see if they can make their way past the hidden truths and the law chasing Phoebe and make the rest of their lives a happily-ever-after.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
A New Adventure