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
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Romance Novels Site

BellaOnline's Romance Novels Editor

g

Black Ties and Lullabies

Guest Author - Elizabeth Darrach

Hello, and welcome back! Weíre finally getting a bit of winter weather here. Better late than never, I suppose. Right now weíre hoping that the ice in the forecast for tonight doesnít actually arrive here. And while weíre hoping, the bread machine is baking some delicious-smelling bread and a fresh pie is cooling on the counter. Dinner should be great. Iíve even had some reading time today and figure Iíll have more tomorrow, which is good, because there are some interesting looking books sitting on the corner of my desk for this month.

This time out, I have Jane Gravesís Black Ties and Lullabies (Grand Central, received from publisher), with Bernadette Hogan quitting her job as bodyguard for Jeremy Bridges after one wild night with the
quirky, wealthy bachelor. Jeremy would like Bernie back on the job, but she refuses. Then she discovers sheís pregnant, and the only thing she wants from Jeremy is his permanent exit from her life and the life of her soon-to-be-born baby. Only Jeremy refuses to go quietly. Or at all. His own upbringing left a lot to be desired, and heís determined that any child of his will know its father, will have him in its life. And, the more time he spends haggling over details with Bernie, the more he wants to be part of her life as well. I havenít been a big fan of Ms. Gravesís previous work, so when this one landed on my desk, I wasnít especially excited. Honestly, I didnít even intend to read it at all. But I did start it, and, while I wonít say I loved it, I certainly liked it much better than previous books by this author. Iím not especially enamored of Bernie, though her mother was an amusing character. I liked Jeremy a lot better, as he had quite a lot of issues to overcome in his life, and his success in the present is completely deserved. I really was rooting for him to have his happy ending. I wouldnít say I found this one a keeper, but I wonít automatically relegate any future books by this author to the non-review stack, in hope of finding another hero like Jeremy. Iím borrowing three of Cupidís five arrows for this one.

Until next time, happy reading!

Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Twitter Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Facebook Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to MySpace Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Del.icio.us Digg Black+Ties+and+Lullabies Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Yahoo My Web Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Google Bookmarks Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Stumbleupon Add Black+Ties+and+Lullabies to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | 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
Awards for Romance Fiction

The Untold Want Review

Sandra Hill Complete Book List

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