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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Midnight Remedy by Eve Gaddy

Title:         Midnight Remedy
SubTitle:   Hot romance
Publisher:  Bell Bridge Books
Pub Date:  February 18, 2012
ISBN:        9781611940886
Author:     Eve Gaddy

BELIEVE IN SECOND CHANCES . . . Piper Stevenson's mysterious "potion" cured one of his patients. Dr. Eric Chambers is determined to unravel the secret of her painful past. Can they heal each other's hearts?

About the author:

Eve Gaddy is the bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels for Bantam Loveswept and Harlequin Superromance, with more than a million copies in print. Her books have won and been nominated for awards from Romantic Times, Golden Quill, Bookseller's Best, Holt Medallion, Texas Gold, Daphne Du Maurier and more. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Series romance as well as winning the 2008 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Series Storyteller of the year. Visit her at

Midnight Remedy is short and easy read. It's a story about love, trust, forgiveness and moving on from the past. Eric is a likeable character. He did not judge but form his opinion based on observation and facts. On the opposite, I found Piper jumped into conclusion fairly quickly. The plot of the story is simple. Piper won't know her heart unless she is faced with some challenges. If you want a quick read on some sweet romance, this is a book for you.

I rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

Note: I receive the digital ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

Title:         The Warrior Heir
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Pub Date:  March 28, 2006
ISBN:        9780786839179
Author:     Cinda Williams Chima

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great-until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game-a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. As if his bizarre magical heritage isn't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind-he's one of the last of the warriors-at a time when both houses are scouting for a player.

I find the story is kind of interesting. Despite the pace is a little slow, the development of the story and the characters are quite good. The thing that keep me reading the book is the tournament and the outcome of it. There are few twists that out of my expectations. But his opponent at the tournament was someone that I have expected. Though the ending is kind of unexpected and a little disappointed, but I think it's still a good ending.

Overall it was worth the read, especially if you like a story with lots of actions and adventures, with some suspense elements in it. I would like to read the other 2 books in this series.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hearts that Survive: A Novel of the Titanic by Yvonne Lehman

Title:         Hearts that Survive: A Novel of the Titanic
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Pub Date:  March 01, 2012
ISBN:        9781426744884
Author:     Yvonne Lehman

On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?

Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?

Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?

This is the second book about Titanic that I read this year. Needless to say, another touching story. It's not only about love, it's about friendship too. I like to read about the love between Lydia and John Ancell. And the friendship between Lydia, Caroline and Bess. I admire Lydia for making the decision to protect her and her baby. And although I don't quite like Craven, but somehow I change my view on him after he knew the truth about the child. Lydia was such so lucky to have 2 men that love her so much and protect her all the way in her life. Although Lydia and Caroline only get to know each other in Titanic, but the tragedy had made their friendship strong and long lasting until many years later. Caroline is another strong character that I like very much.

The story started with their journey in Titanic, the tragedy, then surviving the heart break in a total new place and the next generation. The part on the next generation is not as details, but I was drawn into the whole story and each characters, as if I have known them for very long time.

I enjoy reading this book very much. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

Note: I receive the digital ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SEAL of My Dreams

Title:         SEAL of My Dreams
Publisher:  Bell Bridge Books
Pub Date:  November 11, 2011
ISBN:        9781611940510
Author:     Stephanie Bond
With: Alison Kent
With: Barbara Samuel
With: Christie Ridgway
With: Cindy Gerard
With: Kylie Brant
Foreword by: Robyn Carr
With: Stephanie Tyler

Honor, duty, courage, passion . . . the men of the Navy SEALs are a special breed of hero, and in these stories by eighteen top romance authors these heroes are celebrated not only as symbols of devoted service to their country but as the kind of man every woman wants to love. They'll rescue a damsel in distress and her lap dog, too. They'll battle hometown dramas and international bad guys. When it comes to giving away their hearts, they'll risk everything.

All proceeds from sales of SEAL of My Dreams goes to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit fundraiser for veterans' medical research.

Among them, the authors of SEAL of My Dreams have won dozens of writing awards including multiple RITAs from Romance Writers of America. Their nearly 600 published novels have sold at least 35 million copies worldwide. The SEAL of My Dreams roster includes many of the best-known authors in modern romance fiction. In addition, many have strong family connections to the servicemen and women of our nation's military, and many specialize in novels featuring heroes and heroines from all branches of service. 

I actually not a person who enjoy reading short stories. I always feel the story is too short for the proper development of the characters and the story itself. However I love strong hero. Despite the short stories, I actually enjoy reading this book very much. I love to read about how the SEALs rescue the women. And in some of the stories, the heroins are as strong as the SEALS too.

All the stories are light-hearted. Very good book to read during a relaxing weekend. I enjoy reading it very much. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

Note: I receive the digital ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.