Honorable Intentions by Catherine Mann
Overseas by Beatriz Williams
Wicked As They Come by Delilah S. Dawson
Read by joysann
Tish Everett has been called to an alternate reality through an antique locket that held a magical attraction she couldn’t resist. The Victorian-ish world she finds herself in is populated with blood drinking humans and fauna. The Bluds, as they are known, are feared, persecuted and exploited, and Tish allies herself with the dashing and magical travelling show ringmaster, Criminy Stain, to seek to both freedom from an evil ruler and a way to send Tish home.
Both unusual and entertaining, I found Wicked As They Come a page-turner from start to finish, I greatly enjoyed the creative descriptions of the people and places, and was charmed by the interaction between the main characters. The introduction of Criminy Stain was easy enough to visualize, and a fine picture he makes. I highly anticipate the next Blud Novel.
Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte by Diane Kelly
The Proposal by Mary Balogh
Listened to by joysann
War hero Hugo Emes, Lord Trentham, needs a wife, and he glibly promises to marry the first eligible lady he encounters. That turns out to be the widowed Lady Muir, Gwendoline, whom he finds fallen on a rocky beach with a severely sprained ankle. Hugo, finally recovered from the injuries of battle, reluctantly carries the lady back to the estate at which he is a guest, where they begin to learn they can support and strengthen each other.
There is, of course, so much more to the story, and Mary Balogh doesn’t fail to deliver it in the wonderfully romantic manner which we’ve come to expect. Reluctant lovers and devoted friends abound in this series about a small group of aristocrats touched by the Napoleonic Wars. The Proposal is the first in The Survivor’s Club Septet, and I know I will enjoy every one as they are released.
Bottom Line: The Denver Visitor site’s motto is Denver: Truth or Dare…hmm.