Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Monday!

I know it's been a while since I posted -- shame on me.
I thought I would let everyone know what I've read recently.
Rosemary Rogers has been a an auto-buy for me since I read Sweet Savage Love back in the 70's. Her style of writing has changed and I have to admit that I sorta miss her over the top Alpha hero. Her latest book Bride For A Night doesn't disappoint me. I love an alpha hero who fights his feelings for the heroine and when he falls he falls. Even though the hero's brother starts out as a real a$$ he does redeem himself at the end of the book and I would love to see a story on him.
Night After Night by Janelle Denison -- holy cannoli Batman -- this is the second book her her Reliance Group series. We meet Sean an ex-grifter now working undercover as a bartender at a casino run by the head of the Reliance Group. Because Sean's father had a connection to Zoe's father his job is to investigate Grant Russo who allegedly scammed investors of millions in a real estate sting. Sean wants revenge -- Grant's testimony sent Sean's father to jail for a Ponzi scheme. We have two characters who must overcome their insecurities -- Zoe to learn to trust men again and realizing that her father is not perfect and Sean learning to forgive himself for leading the type he lead before he too went to jail. There is a secondary story between Zoe's best friend Jessica a pop singer and her high school boyfriend Noah. Noah has never forgiven or forgotten Jessica and I thought it was touching the way that Noah got Jessica to open up on why she left him the way she did and both of them realizing that their love never died.
I've also been on a Harlequin Blaze kick -- I've read Model Marine by Candace Havens -- loved it and The Survivor by Rhonda Nelson.
Have a good week everyone!

1 comment:

Teri P said...

Good old Rosemary Rogers!! I have to agree that I liked some of her early works the best. They had the uber alpha male with a feisty heroine, a barely clad hero on the cover! So much has been lost due to political correctness. Recently I read an article about some readers not buying her books because they “shuddered” thinking about Sweet Savage Love, and “they are glad they don’t write them like that anymore”. Made me wonder what world they lived in – make believe maybe?!?