Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Hellion and the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Only one man could set her heart ablaze . . .

Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusades. Who could have imagined a Highland warrior would be the only gentleman around?
Lady Averill helped save his life, and for that Kade is truly grateful. She is also almost unbearably beautiful, but he could never subject such a sweet and gentle lady to the rough life of a Stewart laird's bride . . . or could he? When she braves an unexpected danger by his side, Averill will prove to Kade that her heart is as fiery as her hair . . . and that submitting to their scorching passion would be heaven indeed.

my thoughts~
This is the 3rd book in The Devil Of The Highland series and I hope there will be more!! I really enjoyed how Kade found a way to keep Lady Averill from stammering! Lynsay Sands has a way of making her characters come to life! I have already added the first 2 books to my list to buy!! This book is a keeper!

I won a copy of this book from the author and The Optimistic Pessimist blog. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Fantasy In Death by J.D. Robb

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world—to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king—in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game...
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks—as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U-Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one.
Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death...

J.D. Robb's Website

my thoughts~
I have read & re-read all 30 of the In Death books that have been released so far.Yes, even Fantasy In Death! For me, Fantasy In Death did not disappoint! I don't know how she does it, but J.D. Robb/ Nora Roberts makes every In Death books fresh! For me, each book is better than last (except for the very first, Naked In Death).  If you haven't read them yet, you must start with the first and work your way through the series!

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