I <3 Book Review: Breaking Bailey’s Rules

By Brenda Jackson

Breaking Bailey’s Rules  (The Westmorleands #3)

Brenda Jackson

November 3, 2015

Harlequin Desire

Romance

256 pages

4 Stars

Goodreads

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Rule number one for Bailey Westmoreland: Never fall for a man who would take her away from her tight-knit family’s Colorado home. So why is she following rancher Walker Rafferty all the way to Alaska? Bailey tells herself she owes the sexy loner an apology, and once she gets there, it’s only right to stay and help him when he’s injured…isn’t it? Before long, Bailey realizes home might be where you make it—if Walker is ready to take all she has to offer.

MY TAKE  

I loved this book!!! Bailey has been one of my favorite Westmoreland’s since her character was introduced.  Why? Because she reminds me a lot of myself.  She’s smart, sassy and to the point, but she loves her family more than anything.  As you read through the Denver Westmoreland’ stories you get glimpses of Bailey and her tough no-nonsense personality which makes you wonder what man has the ability to not only pique her interest but capture her heart.

Brenda did good when she choose Walker for Bailey, he’s silent but firm, protective but gentle and lets not forget sexy.  Poor Bailey fell head in before she could talk herself out of it and Walker was different.  Although the scenario used to get them together has been done before by other authors and Ms. Jackson herself, it felt unique to this book.  I strong suggest reading this book and if you haven’t read from the beginning of the series to get to know Bailey.

And for those waiting on Bane’s story ( Meeeee!!!) Make sure you read the epilogue (wink)

MycheleAnjelica

I purchased this book and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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I <3 Book Review: A Lover’s Vow

By Brenda Jackson

A Lover’s Vow (The Grangers #3)

Brenda Jackson

April 28, 2015

MIRA

Romance

411 pages

3 Stars

Goodreads

BOOK DESCRIPTION

She’s all he’s ever wanted. He’s everything she’ll ever need.

Business mogul Dalton Granger is as passionate as he is gorgeous, but private investigator Jules Bradshaw won’t give him the time of day. She knows all about the youngest Granger brother—a charming bad boy whose only interest is playing the field.

But Dalton is more complicated than that, and he’s determined to show Jules that behind all the bravado is the honest heart of a devoted son, brother…and a man whose own life is in peril.

Jules is the only person who can protect Dalton, and they embark on a mission to save his family and his legacy. But when their late nights in the office turn into early mornings in the bedroom, Jules and Dalton soon realize they have more at stake than they ever imagined.

MY TAKE  

Let me say this first, I looooovvvvveeee Brenda Jackson.  She has written over 60 books and to my knowledge I’ve read them all.  I’ve read them, loved them and dreamed of the day my life would be turned upside down by one of the heroes in her books.  So when I read A Lover’s Vow I was a little disappointed. This is the third and final book in Jacksons’ Granger series about brothers Jace,Caden and Dalton.  The brother’s suffered a horrible blow when their mother was murdered and their father was convicted as the killer and sent to prison.  Years later the brothers are summoned home when their grandfather is on his death bed and makes the brothers promise to find the true killer.

The first book is a introduction to the family and what they’ve been through since the death of Sylvia Granger.  It also gets the ball rolling with the investigation sees the older brother Jace meet his match.  The second book focuses on middle brother Caden and his reunion with former girlfriend Shiloh with the suspense of the murder investigation in the background.

With this being the last book in the series my expectations were high and in the end the book left high and dry.  The book was very predictable from the romance side of things (but then again so is every romance novel). The character of Dalton was arrogant, conceited and frankly annoying, and not in a sexy intriguing way.  Needless to say I found myself rushing past the romance to find out who was the killer.

I’m no expert in mysteries, but normally throughout the investigation of a case the writer or tv show will introduce the killer in a roundabout way to through you off so when they are revealed you smack yourself for not putting together the clues.  In this mystery I was completely confused because it wasn’t someone we would’ve guessed and it seemed a little random.

All in all the book was ok.  It doesn’t turn me off from Brenda Jackson novels nor romance in general but if you haven’t read the series and you’re curious don’t set your expectations to high.

MycheleAnjelica

I purchased this book and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I <3 Book Review: A Brother’s Honor

By Brenda Jackson

By Brenda Jackson

A Brother’s Honor ( Brother’s #1)

Brenda Jackson

May 28,2013

Harlequin MIRA

Romance

400 pages

5 Stars

Goodreads

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The Granger brothers left behind their family’s Virginia estate—and the bad memories it holds—years ago. But their dying grandfather’s request brings them home: to a failing business, a legacy of secrets and a deathbed promise to make things right.

As the eldest brother, attorney Jace Granger is determined to take responsibility for Granger Aeronautics, his family’s failing business. But the years of mismanagement seem impossible to untangle. As CEO, he hires a consultant to turn the company around. Smart, sexy Shana Bradford is the right person for the job—and the right woman to turn Jace’s world upside down.

But the passion between them is jeopardized when old secrets begin to emerge. A woman from Jace’s past suddenly reappears. And an explosive discovery changes everything Jace thinks he knows about his mother—and his father, who was convicted of her murder.

Jace Granger tried to leave his family history behind once before. But this time he needs to face the past…or risk losing his future.

Three brothers. One legacy. A lifetime of secrets.

MY TAKE 

I love Brenda Jackson and almost all of her books. My favorites by Brenda are her normal romance books but every once in a while she writes a story that is outside of her norm.  The last time was A Silken Thread which was a excellent book with plenty of drama, suspense and of course romance.   A Brothers Honor is Brenda’s first book from the Harlequin Mira Publisher and if this is what i have to look forward to then sign me up!

 The story is the first of three books about the Granger brothers. There’s Jace the oldest brother and  attorney, Caden the musician, and Dalton the billionaire playboy.   When the boys were teenagers their father was convicted of murdering their mother, leaving them to be raised by their grandfather and ostracized by their community.   At first chance the boys left their home in Virginia and pursue personal happiness.    After their grandfather passes away they take on the family aeronautics company not knowing the company is in serious trouble.  The company has been losing government contracts and its suspected that an employee is selling company secrets.  So the brothers hire Shana Bradford and her consulting firm to do some digging.  And whenever you look for trouble you are sure to find it.
But whats a Brenda Jackson book without romance? Boring is what.   Shana and Jace are pure fire.  And for most of the book we watch them deny each other.  Shana is great at her job and with her help we solve the mystery of who is trying to ruin the company.  She is also professional and has a rule of not engaging in affairs with her clients.  While I respect the boundaries of employee/employer I don’t like them in the books I’m reading LOL.
My recommendation is that you pick up this book.  If not for this reason there is still one mystery that hasn’t been solved;  Who killed Sylvia Granger and why doesn’t Shepparad want the boys to find out?

MycheleAnjelica

I received this book free from the publisher Harlequin through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I <3 Book Review: Bachelor Unclaimed

By Brenda Jackson

By Brenda Jackson

Bachelor Unclaimed (Bachelor in Demand #4)

Brenda Jackson

January 22,2013

Harlequin

Romance

224 pages

4 Stars

Goodreads

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Are his playboy days over for good?

In the wake of political defeat, former mayoral candidate Ainsley St. James does something totally out of character—she has a one-night stand with a seductive stranger. Never expecting to see him again, she accepts a job covering a breaking story in Hilton Head, South Carolina…only to discover that the island’s most desirable recluse is the lover she has yet to forget.

Winston Coltrane can’t get that incredible night—or the sexy, sophisticated beauty—out of his mind. The marine biologist is developing a secret formula that could be a major medical breakthrough. But there’s something Winston is keeping from Ainsley: his feelings for her have grown beyond the bedroom. Kiss by breathtaking kiss, Ainsley is transforming his oceanside sanctuary into a sensual retreat. Will they be able to turn a passionate fling into forever in each other’s arms?

MY TAKE 

Whenever Brenda Jackson publishes a book my heart smiles and my iPad rejoices.  The reason I love Brenda’s books is because every time I’m done I look around and a say “That’s What I Wan”t.  Her books are so believable yet they leave you with this “I know this is a book and this is not real feeling”.  I have a connection with her books, mainly because she writes connecting series (which I love) so my favorite characters never really go away.  If you’ve never read any of her books and you like romance give her a shot.

Bachelor Unclaimed is the fourth Installment of the Bachelor in Demand series.  The men in the club of the same name are all god-brothers, their fathers went to college together where they made a pact to be god fathers to each others first child.  And each child would take a letter starting from U-Z.  In this book we have Winston or W as the brothers like to  call him.  He is a marine biologist who also a genius, he has just made an amazing discovery for the field of medicine and he lives on a private island off South Carolina.  And when he comes off of his little island he meets our heroine Ainsley (love her name). Ainsley needs a story and she needs it bad, she was forced to beg for her old journalist job back after she lost the mayoral election in her hometown.  To get away from the disappointment and embarrassment she travels to South Carolina to get away, instead she gets her next case  find and interview Dr.Chambers.  What Ainsley doesn’t know is he and Winston are one and the same.

I wouldn’t normally describe Brenda’s books as funny but this book is filled with funny moments.  From Dr.Chambers talking house Charley, to Ainsley’s 007 moment and the pair being stuck in the house during a storm. But it was the storm that brought this couple together and the storm that tore them apart.  I really enjoyed this story and I’m looking forward to the next bachelor.  Great Job Brenda!

MycheleAnjelica

I received this book free from the publisher Harlequin through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I <3 Book Review: One Winters Night by Brenda Jackson

One Winters Night by Brenda Jackson
One Winter’s Night

Brenda Jackson

November 27, 2012

Harlequin; Romance

192 pages

4 Stars

Goodreads 

Book Description

A brand-new Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson.

Riley Westmoreland never mixes business with pleasure—until he meets his company’s gorgeous new party planner. But when he gets Alpha Blake into bed, he realizes one night will never be enough. That’s when her past threatens to end their affair. So Riley does what any Westmoreland male would do…he vows to win her heart—for good.

My Take (Little to no spoilers)

If any of the Westmoreland Men could be my dream man it would be Riley.  He is sweet, thoughtful, caring, smart and Outright SEXY! The minute Riley offered to pick Alpha for the meeting because her car broke down I was a goner.  And then he picked her up      put on the Westmoreland charm, what woman can resist?

Alpha is the Florida girl (yay) who leaves home after a broken relationship and of all places moves to Denver.  Now seeing as how I’m a florida girl through and through I just don’t see me ever doing that lol.  The former veterinarian gives up her career to pursue her passion as a party planner.  Riley is the company’s 40th Anniversary chair and they hire Alphas company to plan the affair and from the moment they meet I felt good about the relationship.  It starts as a business relationship but there is so much attraction that Riley can’t stand it and proposes to Alpha that they have a six-week affair because that’s all he needs to get her out his system *eye roll*.

What happens through out the rest of the story is a courtship that would make any woman sigh and secret to unexpected it left me in shock.  I never expected Brenda to go there and I LOVED the twist.  All in All its a great read that any romance fan would love.  And if you havent read any of Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland series (what are your waiting for) I suggest you give those a try as well.

MycheleAnjelica

I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley <http://www.netgalley.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I <3 Book Review:Feeling the Heat Review-Brenda Jackson

Feeling the Heat 

Brenda Jackson

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher:  Harlequin

Pages: 192

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Goodreads

Book Description:

Their long-ago affair had ended too abruptly. And Dr. Micah Westmoreland knows Kalina Daniels hasn’t forgiven him. But now that they’re working side by side, he can’t ignore the heat that still burns between them. This time, there will be no question about his motive…he plans to make her his.

My Take:

Well, normally I am in love with the story that Mrs.Jackson delivers but this story was a little mehh to me.  It was a really short story and it didn’t have that normal hot,sexy passion that Ive come to expect from Mrs.Jackson.

The story tells of Dr. Micah Westmoreland and fellow doctor, Kalina Daniels.  They worked together or an assignment and shortly after became involved.  The affair was going well until Kalina overheard/misheard a conversation between Micah and her father.  She then believed Micah lied to her without hearing his side of the story.  And Micah was to stubborn to try.  So now they are forced to work together again and put their real feelings on the table.

One thing that  I did like about the book was the case they were working on.  And the foreign location.  This was something different that her normal books.  And if you have read any of her other books you should. She is still one of my favorite authors 🙂

MycheleAnjelica

Teaser Tuesday

TEASER TUESDAYS… is a weekly meme where you share two (2) “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out

 My Teaser
“I wasted two years being angry, but the night I saw you again I knew that no matter what, I would make you mine.”  “No worries then, Kalina said, reaching up and cupping his chin. “I am yours.”
Brenda Jackson “Feeling the Heat”…. Review Coming Soon !!!
For all my romance lovers 🙂
MycheleAnjelica