Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Ice Prince

The Ice Prince (Harlequin Presents)The Ice Prince by Sandra Marton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To be honest Sandra Marton’s THE ICE PRINCE was a fairly light reading. I was surprised at how good the writing style was very precise. I would read more of her books to see if they are better than this one because the only thing I didn’t like was how the plot was set up in the middle of the book. However I was expecting a light and entertaining read, so in that regards I got 3 stars worth of reading.

Since this was a very short book, the characters didn’t get much of a chance to develop. Which I think is a shame because most of the story they are banging each other like rabbits when they barely know each other. I think if the characters knew each other, I would have found this book more romantic than porn-like.

I liked the second half of the book more than the first half since Draco and Anna started getting to know each other while they were touring the city. The only problems I had was that everything was so full of dues ex machina moments where everything was hand-waved and therefore the conflict didn’t play much of anything besides getting them into bed (which was slightly amusing).

Now this book did have a happy ending, which didn’t surprise me. But I will try to find the Orsini series it is in. I’m hopeful that the other books are better because I was blown away at how good the writing was.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Savor the Moment

Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3)Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So far I really like the Bride Quartet series, even though SAVOR THE MOMENT isn’t my favorite book of the series (so far). Don’t get me wrong SAVOR THE MOMENT was an okay book in all around good series, but my favorite book in this series is BED OF ROSES.

I have to say that Nora Roberts can write about friendship and humor very well. I liked that she gave time for characters to interact as a group because that added something to the entire series. A lot of my favorite scenes were when characters had big get together parties and events. In this book, I really liked that all the characters had a big vacation together.

I liked Del’s character in this book and the second one more. He sounds like an impossibly sweet and caring man. To a degree I almost couldn’t find him too realistic, but I did like that he was very considerate of others. If it wasn’t for Carter, I could really like Del quite a bit to be my favorite male character in the series.

Laurel wasn’t my favorite character in the series. However I did grow to like her a little bit more in this book. In the previous two books she felt like a background character than a major character since she wasn’t as fleshed out. Now that I know a lot about her, I could like her more. I liked that she was very good friends with her business partners while still pursuing romance.

Reading the Bride Quartet series has been a lot of fun and laughs for me. I found this to be light reading while I read a lot of classics and war books. I almost forgot how fun it was to read romance novels that focused on both friendship and romance, so I will definitely read more Nora Roberts books after I‘m done with HAPPY EVER AFTER.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Through Z Adult Romance Reading Challenge 2011 to 2012

EDIT: As long as the first letter in the author's name or title corresponds to the blank slot, it shall be allowed to prevent an unequal amount of books by one author. The most books by one author shall be two titles.

EDIT 2: Bold means read and reviewed.

A. A Siscilian Romance by Ann Radcliff
B. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
E. Emma by Jane Austen
F. Fae by Heather McAlendin
H. Holding Her Breath by Nicole Green
I. The Ice Prince by Sandra Marton
M. Marriane Stephens' Second Sight Dating
N. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicolas Sparks
O. Out of the Rain by Debby Macomber
P. Petals on a River by Kathleen Woodiwiss
R. Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye
S. Sweet Love edited by Violet Blue
T. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
W. With this Ring by T.A. Chase