This book and what it offers are more dear then a meal or growly stomach and I couldn’t put it down. I’ll say that a lot with Thursday Reads features because they are going to be books I like. I won’t lie at all about it. Most books I like I devour quickly. Leblanc, I’ve been a fan since the early days of her Illustrated Romance career. Seems forever ago, when it’s only been a few years. She’s brought so much creativity and unique takes to Romancelandia. Outside of the books: I’ll say I admire her as an artist, and she’s the one I’ll hireRead More →

Hope and longing… those two themes, along with survival, resound throughout this lovely tale. Once I started, IĀ couldn’t stop. In fact, this author’s books tend to keep me up far too late into the night. As this one did, I needed to know what would happen after reading the first page. Ellie is a woman I’d like to be, the wise optimist who’s seen plenty of life and is trying to regain a part of her that’s been missing. Enter Luke, who’s handsome, gorgeous, and ever so patient. Luke also has a past full of some baggage. That’s what makes this story so marvelous, bothRead More →

This one *fans self* it did some things to me, and awoke some other things. Heads up: I read like a writer. I’m always looking at what worked for me, what didn’t, AND I like to talk about all the things that worked. Genre: Contemporary Erotica Hero: Mr. Bradley Craig, is alpha, dominant, possessive, and knight-in-shining-armor material. Could not get enough of this alpha done right. He easily moves from simple sexy times to let’s-get-serious. How he does it, his frank language, and ability to heat up the bedroom worked for me on the right levels. Heroine: Grace Taylor-Scott, she’s a snazzy dresser, independent andRead More →