Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Sheikh And The Christmas Bride - Susan Mallery


Author: Susan Mallery

Line: Silhouette Special Edition

Release month: North America/UK/Australia November 2007

The S-Factor: Simmering / Sweet


From royal nanny to princess bride?Dedicated teacher Kayleen James was determined to safeguard the future of her orphaned students—even if it meant defying Prince As'ad of El Deharia himself! But the seductive ruler stunned her by offering to adopt the three little girls. On one condition…Suddenly As'ad was a single father in desperate need of a nanny, and Kayleen was the only woman for the job. Soon the palace was in an uproar—all because of the spirited redhead. Losing his heart wasn't part of the arrangement, until Kayleen showed the honor-bound sheik what he'd been missing. Could he convince her that she belonged in his exotic desert kingdom as his princess—and his wife?

Susan Mallery has again charmed her readers with her latest edition to her Desert Rogue series. The heroine Kayleen will warm the reader’s heart with her gentleness, sincerity, innocence and fierce heart. Mallery has the ability to immediately draw the reader into the story with her first chapters when we’re introduced to this lovely teacher in a orphanage who is like a lioness protecting three recently orphaned girls and goes after the leader of a tribe who has come to take the girls back to their camp.

In most of the Desert Rogue series the rulers are trying to marry off their sons and obtain heirs and in The Sheikh and the Christmas Bride, the same applies. King Makhtar has six sons and wants them married and settled. His sons have been raised without the benefit of a mother and their Aunt Lina for the most part has been the “mother figure” in their lives. She is aware that in a neighbouring Kingdom, King Hassan has been very successful in marrying off his sons and daughters. She calls upon her friendship and attraction to King Hassen to develop a plan for her nephew Prince As’ad. When there is trouble at the orphanage she calls upon As’ad to help defuse the situation. She talks him into taking the three girls himself into his protection and suggests he adopts them. Along with bringing the girls to the palace, Lina suggests he brings Kayleen as well as their nanny.

As this story develops, one is immediately drawn to the attraction both As’ad and Kayleen feel for each other. As’ad vows never to love a woman, as it would make him weak. However, he cannot fight his attraction for this lovely redhead and moves in, takes her virginity and then all hell breaks loose.
Kayleen knows what it’s like to be orphaned, rejected both by her mother and grandmother, she’s grown up in a convent and longs to belong, have a family and be loved. When As’ad proposes they marry because of their one night and attraction for each other plus giving the girls stability, Kayleen dares to believe she can have it all. Because of her inner strength, and her love for As’ad she is fierce to prove they can have it all and she is going to show him and claim this prince as her own.
Their journey and discovery is one you won’t want to miss. It’s the perfect holiday read, a wonderful love story and the continuation of the incredible Desert Rogue series. I personally can’t wait for the next book!
Reviewed By: Marilyn
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Fun gossipy tidbit about author: Susan has a soft spot for the sheikh books she writes. For her they are pure escapist fun into a world of sexy, dangerous men just ready to be tamed by loving the right women.
To find out more about Susan and her books you can visit her Website

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Weddings by Carole Mortimer, Shirley Jump and Margaret McDonagh

Title: Christmas Weddings
Author: Carole Mortimer/Shirley Jump/Margaret McDonagh
Line: M&B
Release month : November 2007
The S-Factor: Simmering

His Christmas Eve Proposal by Carole Mortimer

Hollywood movie star Joshua Hawkley wanted a quiet holiday… and irresistible redhead Rosie Harrison certainly wasn’t on his Christmas gift list! But once they met, nothing could tame their desire.

Snowbound Bride by Shirley Jump

When snow started to fall, Marietta realised she was about to be stranded with the man who broke her heart, gorgeous Reed Hartstone. Could rekindling the past be their perfect Christmas present?

Their Christmas Vows by Margaret McDonagh

Frazer McIntosh has a reputation as a fun-loving Romeo. But he’s serious about his beautiful colleague, Callie Grogan. Serious enough to ask her to be his Christmas bride…


This Christmas, treat yourself to this wonderful collection of Yuletide romances by your favourite writers!

His Christmas Eve Proposal by Carole Mortimer

Carole Mortimer has been a best-seller for over 20 years and after reading His Christmas Eve Proposal it’s easy to see why! Sexy, intense and dramatic, she’s a writer millions of readers the world over just cannot get enough of!

In His Christmas Eve Proposal, Rosie Harrison leaves her native England behind to go and spend Christmas with her father in Canada. Only she’s in for a massive shock when she walks inside his apartment and finds a naked men standing in front of her!

The naked man is none other international movie star Joshua Hawkley who is immediately attracted to Rosie. He vows to have her in his bed and in his life – but he wonders what is she hiding from him?

Liberally sprinkled with plenty of sensuality, intensity and romance, His Christmas Eve Proposal is a gripping tale you will not be able to put down!

Snowbound Bride – Shirley Jump

New York Times best-selling author Shirley Jump has written a spellbinding novella that will warm your heart this Christmas!

Marietta had always yearned for the bright city lights and the first chance she got, she left her small town – and the people she loved – behind to try her luck in the city as a dress designer.

Years later, she may be an up and coming designer, but she’s still missing the man she left behind – Reed Hartstone, her first and only love.

Now, Reed’s back and he’s desperate to have her back…

Warm, witty and engrossing, Snowbound Bride is simply wonderful!

Their Christmas Vows – Margaret McDonagh

Margaret McDonagh returns to the Scottish village of Strathlochan in Their Christmas Vows.

Callie Grogan may not have yet met her colleague Frazer McIntosh, but she’s already not impressed with his lothario ways! Having just come out of a painful relationship, she hopes for a fresh start and a new beginning in Strathlochan and she certainly does not need a man to complicate her life!

But when she meets Frazer, she realizes that there is more to him than a shallow playboy and before she knows it she finds herself falling for him.

But is her past preventing her from moving forward?

I love Margaret McDonagh’s stories! Tender, moving and engrossing, she’s a writer whose storytelling prowess increases with every book and readers looking for a story that will touch their heart and move them to tears will absolutely adore Their Christmas Vows!

This Christmas, celebrate the joys of the season with this wonderful collection of passionate romances that you will not easily forget!

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Mile-High Club - Heidi Rice

Title: The Mile-High Club

Author: Heidi Rice

Line: Romance

Release month: November 2007

The S-Factor: Simmering


Passion in London, Paris, NY...

As a lowly assistant on a magazine, Mel had been roped in to help out a colleague - and now she was about to be caught red-handed! She was hiding in the bath of a hotel suite, and the room's celebrity occupant, Jack Devlin, had just returned - to have a shower!

The millionaire was dark, brooding, handsome - and the passion that followed was amazing! Now he'd asked Mel to write the exclusive story on Jack Devlin. Travelling first class, she would join the jet set (and the mile-high club!) in spectacular style... but only for a week or two. For it seemed Jack would never trust anyone enough to offer more than an intensely passionate Christmas affair...


What is it about Heidi and naked men in the opening chapter of her books?!? Not that I'm complaining, mind... :)

Mel Rourke finds herself in a bind when her journalist best friend cons her into sneaking into a strangers room at the Ritz to find out if he is the elusive best-selling author, Jack Devlin. Hearing the key in the lock, she runs into the bathroom and hides in the bath. Imagine Jack's suprise when he pulls the shower curtain, ready to get in! It was a night neither of them would soon forget but with both of them using different identities, their next meeting was sure to be full of fireworks!

The Mile-High Club is a fun, entertaining read with spunky and enjoyable characters. It was particularly sweet... and later on interesting, how Mel distracted Jack from his fear of flying. Circumstances from his past makes Jack weary of love and a recent disaster of a relationship has Mel not trusting the likes of Jack and I couldn't help but cheer them on in their journey towards love and each other.

Reviewed By: Jopee

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Did you know that Heidi had to get her French sister-in-law Isabel to provide Jack's three lines of French dialogue because, to her utter shame - and despite having three little French-speaking nieces and nephews - like her heroine Mel she can't speak the lingo herself. To find out more, visit her Website or her Blog.

Have you read this book or others by the same author? Leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you!!!

The Greek Tycoon's Unwilling Wife - Kate Walker

Title: The Greek Tycoon’s Unwilling Wife
Author: Kate Walker
Line: Mills and Boon Modern Romance/Harlequin Presents
Release month: November 2007
The S-Factor:Simmering

He thought she was his mistress…
Recuperating on his private Greek island after a car crash, Andreas Petrakos had no memory of the previous year. The last thing he remembered was his passionate affair with beautiful Rebecca Ainsworth.

…when she was actually his wife!
Becca returned to the island, but, advised his memory be allowed to return by itself, she was forced to hide the truth. What would happen when Andreas finally remembered he’d thrown her out of his home a year ago – on their wedding day – for a reason known only to himself…?


Kate Walker is back with another enthralling tale of secrets, passion and romance - The Greek Tycoon’s Unwilling Wife.

Rebecca Ainsworth thought that she was going to be spending the rest of her life with Andreas Petrakos – until he threw her out of their house on their wedding night! Shocked, stunned and bewildered, Rebecca decided to leave Greece – and the man she loved – behind and head back to England and try to forget the man she still couldn’t get out of her mind and heart.

But Becca soon finds herself returning to Greece for Andreas has been in a horrific traffic accident which has robbed him of his memory and he has been asking for her – even though he still thinks that she is his mistress and not his wife!

As Becca’s feeling for Andreas intensify, she begins to wonder just what will happen when Andreas’ memory returns. Will he welcome her back with open arms or coldly dismiss her without a second thought?

The Greek Tycoon’s Unwilling Wife is another triumph for a novelist whose books just keep on getting better and better! Passionate, romantic and captivating from the first page till the very last, Kate Walker has written another romance which solidifies her reputation as one of the genre's finest writers.

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