|This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I was pretty impressed. So much so that I finished this book in one sitting. The angst and emotion were delicious, as was the sexual tension. (That opera scene…was hot.) My heart is still thumping from a few of the angsty moments in this book. I would have liked a longer ending, but that’s probably because I’ve never been very good at accepting that all good things must come to an end.|
|Candace Camp, where have you been all my life? A huge thank you to all those lovely readers on the Old School Romance Book Club Facebook page who recommended Candace Camp in a recent thread. I’ve glommed on 20 of her books during the month of March, and this one emerged as my favorite. Granted, it’s entirely possible that you all have known about Candace Camp for YEARS now, and I’m the last to know. But in case there are any others like me who have been living under a rock (or a pile of JM hardcovers, as it were), let’s just go ahead and make So Wild A Heart the throwback March recommendation.
At first I was a bit concerned about the ah…irresponsibility shown by the hero. But I persevered and am SO glad I did, because this book was a delicious feast of angst and sexual tension that I finished at 3:30 a.m. (Speaking of irresponsible, this all-night-reading-binge was perhaps not the wisest course of action given the stack of tax returns I was forced to muddle through the next day after only three hours of sleep. But JM fans are nothing if not troopers, are we not?…)
Do let me know if you’ve read this one. I’m always eager to hear your thoughts! xoxoxo
|Riddle me this, Batman… HOW have I never heard of Joanna Shupe? This book was fantastic. For those who have read Meagan McKinney’s Lions & Lace and loved it, imagine Lions & Lace on steroids…That’s Magnate.
No matter how much I dislike the hero’s name, there is simply no denying: The man is HOT. Do you know how JM Heroes are a cut above pretty much every other hero ever written? For instance, in mythological terms, JM Heroes would reign on Mt. Olympus whilst other heroes would remain mere mortals. Okay, yes, Rhett Butler could probably hold his own up there. And Roarke from the In Death series could possibly hang in there too. But let’s face it…as a general rule, JM Heroes set the bar. WELL. I don’t say this often, but I *do* think that if the hero of this book went to a party on Mt. Olympus, he would mingle very well with the JM Hero Gods. He is just that hot. (Or so I thought. I could have been in a Gilded-Age-Induced-Fever.)
The heroine, Elizabeth, was pretty awesome, too. It’s always gratifying when a hot hero is not completely wasted on some pale, pathetic shadow of a heroine. (#ThingsIWillNeverUnderstand…)
In addition to great characters, this book offers tons of angst. La! I loved, loved, loved this book. You of course, may completely disagree. If you read it, let me know what you think! xoxoxo
|Gah. I just finished Hero by Samantha Young. Is it me, or is Caine Carraway exceedingly hot?? *fanning face* It’s entirely possible that it’s been so long since I’ve read a toe-tingling contemporary that I am overreacting…But I think not. I’ll confess — It takes a special kind of contemporary to win me over. And I’m not particularly fond of first-person POV. HOWEVER…Caine Carraway’s dynamic personality and male charisma had me addicted from the start. He has that special blend of alpha-asshole deliciousness that I find so incredibly sexy. (Which is probably why I am still single. But I digress…) La. I loved this book. I want to read it again. (And that never happens.) Hands down my recommendation for December.
Have you read it? If so, let me know what you thought! xoxoxo