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July 30, 2013

Book Review: The Lady and the Laird by Nicola Cornick

Series: Scottish Brides #1
Author: Nicola Cornick
Published: July 30th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
Age: Adult
An Indecent Proposal!

Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage, but that doesn't mean she won't agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother's friends - letters that become increasingly racy as her fame grows. That is, until she deliberately ruins the betrothal of a notorious laird, Robert, Marquis of Methven.

Past centuries of bloodshed have left the Methven and MacMorlan families bitter enemies and Robert is furious that Lady Lucy's letters have cost him the bride he needs so urgently to save his ancestral clan lands. Now he makes Lucy a shocking proposal; in return for his silence she must become his wife and provide him with the heir he needs. It is an inconvenient marriage of convenience but can the rugged laird and the bluestocking beauty fight against the power of love?

Scottish Brides - Where Regency elegance meets Highland passion!
I didn't know what to expect from The Lady and the Laird, but definitely was a nice surprise! Lady Lucy MacMorlan may seem like the perfect lady, but she isn't the typical lady. She is afraid of love, but write love letters that make men blush. And it's one of those letters that ruins the wedding of the Laird, Marquis of Methven.

It's a surprise for Robert, Marquis of Methven, to find himself planted on his wedding, and it's Lady Lucy MacMorlan's fault. But as soon as he starts to get close to her, he knows she isn't the typical Lady. Not only about her letters, but also her classes and everything about her makes him want to undress her. But she'll pay, of course, accepting his proposal for marriage by convenience.

It's a fast paced plot with a couple of twists that helped Lucy and Robert to slowly fall in love. They have passion in their blood but have to overcome Lucy's fears (and that meant some slow but delicious nights) and defeat the villain before having their happily ever after.

I really liked The Lady and the Laird. It was more than I was expecting, a page turner, and if left me wanting more about Lucy and Robert. I definitely will be keeping an eye for One Night with the Laird, the next book of the Scottish Brides series.

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon.

July 28, 2013

Book Review: Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Author: Kathryn Littlewood
Series: The Bliss Bakery #1
Published February 14th 2012 by The Inkhouse
Follows 11-year-old Rose Bliss and the chaotic impact that magical recipes from her family’s secret cookery book have on the town of Calamity Falls.
I kind of loved this book. It was so cute! Rose is 11 years old and her family runs a magical bakery. Mostly it's a normal bakery but her parents know how to make magic, and sometimes they bake magical cookies or muffins that help people.

Rose really wants to magic-bake, but her parents only let her run errands for the bakery. That is, until her parents leave her and her brothers for a few days, and her beautiful and mysterious Aunt Lily arrives to help them.

Rose has some doubts about Aunt Lily but she has never felt so good before. She feels beautiful, her brothers appreciate her, even her crush notices her. And she's finally able to bake with magic! everything seems easy except that it isn't, not when the town eat some truth cookies, backward cake and more!

I really liked Rose and the dynamic of the family. She was young and insecure, only 11 years old, but she's also great and loves her family. For me it was so obvious 'Aunt Lily' was bad, but of course these were only children who easily fell in love with her.

Overall, I really enjoyed Bliss and I want to share this book with my 8 years old niece. It's a cute story, but be warned, it has a sequel!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

July 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #28

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, where people like me can showcase our new books of the week and make you jealous!


Already Christmas books!?! That's kind of crazy hehe. But I love holidays books :D What did you get this week?