- Title: Her Best Worst Mistake
- Author: Sarah Mayberry
- Series: N/A (sequel to Hot Island Nights)
- Genre(s): Contemporary
- Publisher: Self-Published, May 2012
- Source: Amazon, $2.99
- Quick blurb: Smartass heroine and uptight hero – the perfect combination.
- Grade: A
“Shut up,” he said, and then he kissed her, because there was no other way of conveying how he felt.
Kids: “Mom, what’s for supper?” Me: ….. Kids: “MOM!” Me: [waves absently towards the kitchen]. Daughter: “She’s reading one of those books again.”
He did dirty, delicious things to her.
I never quite warmed to this heroine, and I’ve never really bought into “in disguise” plots, but I have a huge weakness for scientific heroes who know how to do dirty, delicious things.
- Title: Takoda
- Author: T.M. Hobbs
- Series: N/A
- Genre(s): Historical, Short Story
- Publisher: Books to Go Now, January 2012
- Source: Amazon, 99¢
- Quick blurb: Kidnapping by “savage Indian” = Twu Wuv
- Grade: D
His words made me feel an unusual feeling inside of me.
Simplistic first-person narration, a bare minimum of dialogue and the absence of any dramatic tension – combined with a ridiculously naive “plot” – make this short story read like a middle school homework assignment. (Lovely cover, though)
I tried this one because I was curious if the stereotypes from the blurb made it into the story:
Sara’s worst fears are realized, when she is taken captive by who she thinks is one of the same savage Indians who killed her parents. But her captor, Takoda, is different from those who robbed her of her mother and father.
The more time spent together, neither can deny their intense attraction. With every look, a passion burns between them, and soon she understands why Takoda took her from her home.
Will Sara let go of the hurt of the past and risk everything for her bronze skinned warrior?
- Title: His Heart’s Obsession
- Author: Alex Beecroft
- Series: N/A
- Genre(s): Historical, M/M, Short Story
- Publisher: Carina Press, June 2012
- Source: NetGalley
- Quick blurb: Unrequited love in the Royal Navy, ca. 1752.
- Grade: B+
I knew I should have gone with Plan A from the start.
Plan B gave us some amazing storytelling and character development, so no complaints here!