Hello, and welcome back! I´ll be in the last few days of my trip to Scotland when you´re reading this, and I´m sure that, though I´ll be homesick for my three guys, I won´t be looking forward to leaving Scotland at all. I´ll tell you all about it when I´m back. But, in the meantime, I´ve got two new books to share with you--and probably a whole bunch of new ones waiting for me when I get home.
Sandra Hill is well-known for her Viking romances, time-travel and straight historicals. But until now, all her Vikings have been male. This time out, in My Fair Viking (Leisure Historical), we have Tyra, who´s definintely not of the male persuasion. She´s the oldest of the sisters in her family and must marry first, but she doesn´t exactly have men beating a path to her door: she would likely best them all in a swordfight, since she´s such a fierce warrior. Her mission at the moment, though, is to bring back Adam the Healer, adopted son of Selik and Rain (who you´ll remember from "The Outlaw Viking.") to help her father recover from his illness. Adam, however, isn´t interested in working as a healer any longer, and Tyra takes him home by force. Then the real fun begins. I adore Ms. Hill´s heroes, Viking or otherwise, because they´re all smart and funny, not to mention sexy as hell. This book is definitely a keeper for me, and for all those of you who love a sexy, humorous romance as much as I do. Of Cupid´s five arrows, this one gets four and a half. Can´t wait for the next one!
Karen Rose Smith has another new book coming out this month from Silhouette Romance, The Marriage Clause. Clay McCormick must marry in order to keep his inheritance from his father. Too bad there aren´t many bride candidates in Alaska to choose from. Except for Gina Foster, who works for him, and thinks that his marrying her will solve his problem. Plus they´re very attracted to each other, and that can´t be a bad thing in a marriage, whether of convenience or not, right? Um, maybe. Clay´s past experiences with women haven´t given him the best foundation to build a lasting marriage on, and Gina´s just getting her footing after leaving her controlling father and the man who´d wanted to marry her to get ahead in her father´s company. Gina´s a great, strong heroine, and Clay´s determined not to make the same mistakes all over again. This is a pair you´ll want to cheer for all the way to the happy ending. I´m giving this one four arrows.
Until next week, happy reading!