logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Romance Novels Site

BellaOnline's Romance Novels Editor

g

Complete Abandon

Guest Author - Elizabeth Darrach

Hello, and welcome back! Hopefully everyone who was affected by last week's hurricane has made it through safely. We had The Great Stick Pick-up going on here over the weekend, to gather all the branches knocked down by the wind, but that was really the extent of our damages, so we survived quite well.

Just a quick note to let you all know there is currently a book giveaway happening in the forum right now. I have an autographed copy of Richard Paul Evans's new hardcover novel A Perfect Day
A Perfect Day
. Not really a romance, but it does have a romantic element in the story--about a man who finds all the fame and fortune he could hope for but at a high price. It's told partly in first person, which turns me off a story pretty quickly. But for someone looking for a different, more mainstream read, it might be just what you want. Also, while I'm on the subject of book giveaways, I have two more books I'll be giving away, one next week and one the following week, also over in the forum, so hurry on over and get registered if you're not yet.

Now, on to the romances. First up is Cheryl Holt's Complete Abandon
Complete Abandon
(St. Martin's Press). I had really high hopes for this one--there's been buzz about her erotic historicals for some time now, and you all know I love a good erotic romance. Trouble is, there are some other things in this book that make any possible erotic scene just so-so at best, and downright annoying most of the time. The premise is that parson's daughter Emma Fitzgerald is going to confront landlord Viscount Wakefield, John Clayton about his eviction notices to some of his tenants and strikes a deal with him to keep him from booting some of these people. When she arrives, however, she catches him with his current mistress, going at it in front of a window. I find Emma's behavior completely unbelieveable from page one, and John is appalling and nasty and certainly not heroic in my eyes, sleeping with his mistress and seducing Emma at the same time. Ick. Unfortunately, it doesn't get any better as the story goes on, so I'm only borrowing one of Cupid's five arrows for this one, and I won't be hurrying out to pick up any of Ms. Holt's other books, which I'd been looking forward to doing.

Next up is Susan Krinard's To Catch a Wolf
To Catch a Wolf
(Berkley). Athena Munroe is unable to do many things, confined to her wheelchair as she is, but, because she has the funds and connections necessary, she does her best to try to help others even less fortunate than she is. Werewolf Morgan Holt has had a tough life, made even tougher by the recent years he spent in prison for killing his father. He's only traveling with French's Fantastic Family Circus to repay a debt he feels he owes some members of the group for saving him. But when the troupe is hired by Athena's brother to perform for the children in her orphanage, Morgan might have another reason to stick around, if he's willing to admit he might have feelings for another person. Ms. Krinard's wolves are some of the few I truly enjoy reading about, and Morgan is no exception, with his tortured past and his rigid code of honor, and Athena is definitely his match, though she has more than a few obstacles to overcome in order to reach her own happy ending. I'm giving this one four arrows.

Until next time, happy reading!

Add Complete+Abandon to Twitter Add Complete+Abandon to Facebook Add Complete+Abandon to MySpace Add Complete+Abandon to Del.icio.us Digg Complete+Abandon Add Complete+Abandon to Yahoo My Web Add Complete+Abandon to Google Bookmarks Add Complete+Abandon to Stumbleupon Add Complete+Abandon to Reddit




Susan Krinard
Romance Novels Forum
RSS
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Romance Novels Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Elizabeth Darrach. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Elizabeth Darrach. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Val Kovalin for details.

g


g features
Bertrice Small Complete Book List

In Death Series by J.D. Robb

Shirewode Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor