Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tears of Gold

Author: Laurie McBain
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
(August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 140224245X

Book Description:

She has sworn never to love.

To many, she has a perfect life-freedom to travel the world, expensive gifts from wealthy men. But consummate actress though she is, Mara Flynn can never make herself believe the passion is real. One more job. That's all she needs to ensure her family's financial future. And California is just teeming with gold. There, her daring impersonation will fool everyone...except one man.

He has sworn never to forgive.

Mara didn't plan for Nicholas Chantale, though. He has hunted her from the steamy streets of New Orleans all the way to the blinding brilliance of California gold country, only to have his dreams of vengeance crushed when he meets her in the flesh. For though he was sworn to kill her, she was the love he would die for.

My thoughts:

Laurie McBain has sold over 11 million copies of her romance novels all over the world. In Tears of Gold she once again comes up with a sure-fire hit! Told with colorful descriptions and intriguing romance, it is totally riveting.

(Thank you to Sourcebook Casablanca for my review copy.)

Midnight Waltz

Author: Jennifer Blake
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca;
Reprint edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402238495

Book Description:

She has no idea what to expect...

In the aristocratic world of the magnificent plantations of nineteenth-century Louisiana, young Amalie knows how to behave as the new mistress at Belle Grove, but her arranged marriage to Julien Declouet is full of surprises.

He's as different as night and day...

Amalie finds her husband perfectly polite, although oddly aloof, by day, but a completely different man when he visits her in her chambers at night, full of white-hot emotions and passion that sweeps her away. As the steamy Louisiana summer swelters onward, and the mystery of her husband's dual personalities intensifies, the once-innocent Amalie finds herself embroiled in one turbulent scandal after another.

My thoughts:

This fast moving, steamy romance captures the mystique of all things southern. Lush storytelling at its best!

(Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for my review copy.)