Friday, May 18, 2018

Audiobook Review: The Unseelie King by Heather Killough-Walden

Series:     The Kings #6
Pub. Date:March 20, 2018
Publisher:Tantor Audio
Narrator:Antony Ferguson
Length:6 hrs 51 min
Source:Publisher

Man, it's been four or five years since I've read the earlier books in this series and I couldn't for the life of me remember what happened in those books. I probably should have went back and re-read at least the last book, but I was being optimistic. Luckily, I was still entertained even though my memory failed me.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Review: The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Series:     Devil's Dukes #3
Pub. Date:Sept. 26, 2017
Publisher:Avon
Length:395 pgs

The Devil's Dukes series is a spinoff of Katharine Ashe's Falcon Club series. I have not read the Falcon Club series yet, and I tried to start the Devil's Dukes last year with The Rogue, and I felt too lost to finish the book. When Avon sent along the fourth book in the series, The Prince, I decided to give this one another shot. I wanted to try The Duke, because I am a sucker for a broody dark duke, particularly a Scot.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ARC Review: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne

Series:     Penhallow Dynasty #3
Pub. Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher:Avon
Length:384 pgs
Source:Edelweiss


The Bride Takes a Groom is the third book in the Penhallow Dynasty series, and my first read by this author. Penhallow is an esteemed and revered name in London society, and the family bucks tradition by marrying for love and maintaining close relationships throughout the family lines. I really liked everyone in the family, even Aunt Henrietta, who is a reformed stuffy matron sort.

Captain Hugo Penhallow has been in America fighting a war for the past 10 years or so, and has returned home after being shot and breaking his leg. He rushes back home to see his mother and siblings, and finds all the love he missed while he was away. Unfortunately he also quickly realizes their dire financial situation, and he sets out to remedy their lack of resources right away. I liked that Hugo was an amiable and easy-going fellow - nothing ever seemed to ruffle his feathers. His dedication to his family and even his bratty bride was admirable. I would have liked to spend more time in Hugo's head, and wished that his character had been developed more once the story was established.