Book title: Captive Rebel (The allegiance book 1)
Author: Erin McDermott
Synopsis: Destined to be enemies, bound by fate…
Prince Ariston rules over the Allegiant – an elite faction favored by the Greek Gods. Separated from his family at a young age, he became a prisoner to the rebellion.
Marylyn O’Conner is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war for rebels to gain their freedom, she is obligated to become a spy, or her family will suffer.
Driven by revenge after returning from captivity, Prince Ariston makes it his mission to hunt down rebel spies, capturing Marylyn O’Conner in the process.
Desperate, Marylyn knows she needs to escape her alluring captor, or risk the safety of her family.
My Review: For some unknown reason this book reminded me of Cinder(the Lunar Chronicles). The story is by no chance similar but my feelings towards both books were. Why? Because the characters were likeable, straightforward. There was no clutter in this book which I appreciated as a reader, and writer. Everything flowed, no loop holes, no mindless yammering. A romance, but not only a romance. And it ended well yet left avenues open for the sequels. Overall, I would recommend if you like YA Dystopian or Fantasy, Action & Adventure.
Book Title: Christmas On Thin Ice (A Juniper Falls Holiday Romance)
Author: Holly Blair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Lily Jordan has just found out that she is pregnant for a famous golfer who ditched her. With the recent demise of her parents and the debt they left behind, Lily and her two brothers has to come up with a plan to save their family business, a tree nursery and skating rink. In comes Noah to save the day by offering to buy a percentage of the Jordans’ business but Lily isn’t too keen on losing her family business, or heart so quickly.
My Review: Rated 5 stars in Goodreads because this book was a warm and enjoyable read to kick start my holidays reads. A very short book, actually a novella that can be finished in just a few hours but it’s content is full of feeling and substance. Great writing too. I completely recommended this to any who enjoys clean Hallmark type Romance as much as I do.
Happy Reading! Xo Kat
The month isn’t over yet, still a week to go but with all that is going on, I don’t think I will get to complete another book before 2015 is upon us. Unfortunately this month was really hectic and though I had a number of books lined up to read, I only completed one.
Title: What Happens At Christmas (Millworth Manor Book 1)
Author: Victoria Alexander
This book is available on Amazon Kindle. It’s around $4.99
I must say it is a really good book. I have moments where I like certain genres and I am absolutely in love with Christmas romances. Without giving away too much, it is a Christmas romance novel, set in England in the 1800s equipped with passion and humour to make one’s soul smile. I enjoyed all aspects of the book. The characters were well written and I loved the way they were portrayed, be it in a negative or positive role. Even the ones that’s suppose to annoy you, will grow on you. What amazed me most is the little humour that some characters bring, I found myself chuckling from ear to ear. It’s rare for a book to do that to me. It’s not that writers don’t write comedy well, I am just a tough cookie. At the end of the book, I was satisfied with the story, the climax, the characters….I literally fell in love with the main male character hehehe.
Here are some other Christmas novels that I wanted to read but couldn’t:
Winter’s Interlude, Sandy Lloyd
Married by Midnight, Julianne MacLean
The Brands who came for Christmas, Maggie Shayne
Unexpected Gifts, Elena Aitken
My Christmas Curse, Joan Gable
Married for Christmas, Noelle Adams
All are available on amazon.com for Amazon Kindle!