Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday's Who Janet Lane Walters Has Been Reading

 When one goes to a conference and returns with books to read it's a bonus. This time I caught up with two authors I've read in the past and have missed reading lately.

So I've been reading To Wed A Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries - Didn't think I knew the author or had read her books. I had when she wrote under a different name. If you like Regency romances try this one.

Drowning in guilt over his best friend's death seven years ago, Lord Gabriel Sharpe, the Angel of Death, knows his only hope at redemption is a race against a shocking opponent.

Shrouded in darkness for the past seven years, the infamous racer Lord Gabriel Sharpe is known to accept every challenge to race thrown at him. When his next challenge comes in the form of his late best friend's sister, Virginia Waverly, Gabe is shocked. Yet she presents just the opportunity Gabe needs--marriage to fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum and ensure his inheritance. What he didn't count on was needing her love.

This Sheila Claydon Special Edition published by Books We Love contains three novels. Lately, I've read all three but of them Double Fault with the twins is my favorite.

Cabin Fever

The Osprey cruise ship is in trouble. Can Ellie Masters and Andy Smith solve the problem? When they join the ship in New Zealand they soon discover that it’s going to be hard work all the way to Australia. Not that either of them intend to let long hours get in the way of their blossoming love affair...until Ellie develops feet of clay..or is it Andy who is the problem? Is he really who he says he is?

They joined the ship to help the crew, but now it’s Ellie and Andy who need help. Will they get it or is it already too late?

Reluctant Date

In a rut, and with her love life at an all time low, Claire Harris makes a New Year’s resolution to join an Internet dating agency. Her challenge is twelve dates or twelve months, whichever comes first, unless she is lucky enough to meet Mister Right along the way. On her final date, and convinced that only frogs are left in the dating pool, she is relieved that it’s nearly over…until she meets enigmatic American, Daniel Marchant. The only problem is, his brother has set him up, and Daniel makes it very clear that he’s not interested in dating anyone at all.

He is looking for someone to work in his developing conservation research company though, and when he discovers that Claire has the photographic and cataloguing skills he needs, he offers her a dream job in Florida.

But Dolphin Key is not as idyllic as it seems. There are too many secrets and too much heartache. And Claire has her own secrets as well. Not that she is going to share them with anyone, least of all with Daniel, because he must never know he has stolen her heart.

Double Fault

When Kerry Farrow falls for star tennis player Pierce Simon, she doesn’t hesitate when he asks her to join him on the international circuit. She doesn’t care if he isn’t ready to settle down. In her experience happy families are a myth anyway. Then she discovers she’s pregnant and her world falls apart. Unable to turn to Pierce for support, and disowned by her wealthy father, she is on her own.

Two years later she is a single mother of twins working hard to keep a roof over her head when Pierce comes back into her life. When he finds out he is a father he gives her an ultimatum: she can marry him or she can fight for her children through the courts.

What she can’t understand is why he wants to marry her. She’s lost her looks and her fortune so why is he so determined to keep her in his life? It can’t be for love because he already has a beautiful girlfriend, and if he thinks she’s going to become part of a ménage a trois then he’d better think again. She will marry him because she has no choice, but she won’t be sharing his bed…the only trouble is, sharing his bed is the one thing she wants to do.


Ann Herrick said...

Wow, sounds like a great collection and a real bargain too!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Wow! I do love historicals and will probably check the Sabrina Jefferies one out.