“Can’t Say No” by Emma Wildes
Helen Richmond has it all to the
outside world; she has fantastic parents, is aristocratic
and is now engaged to a Duke. The only problem is that she
despises the man, and knows she can never live with him, let
alone marry him. So she sets about to change her fate. She
is attracted to Wade “Wicked” Warrick who is one of the
newest libertines’s to hit the ‘ton’. So she sets out to
lose her virginity to him, knowing that her fiancé will call
off the wedding when he finds out.
She sneaks into Wade’s carriage and
while promising anonymity makes Wade an offer that he can’t
seem to refuse. The only issue is that his reputation is
just than a reputation and not reality but, he can’t seem to
say no to Helen.
Now what is Wade to do as he definitely
wants more of Helen, he wants her as wife but there is no
way her father will let him court him. Or will he? Just
maybe these two will get together, if they both live long
enough, as they are both suddenly the recipients of
I enjoyed Helen and Wade’s adventure.
I even had a bit of a hard time telling who was behind the
intrigue. “Can’t Say No” was a wonderful fast paced
historical romance with more than one twist and turn.
“Kissed by Fate”
by Lara Santiago
Lizzie is the definition of a
workaholic; in this case it is a studyaholic as she is still
in college. While her sister loves to have fun and go to
parties Lizzie tends to stay away from that scene until one
night when her sister coerces her to go to a frat party.
What she doesn’t know is that this will be the best decision
of her life. She has never connected with any of the men
she has dated and definately never enjoyed kissing. That is
until she kisses Alex as an entrance fee to the frat party.
Now she is ready to do what ever it takes to have an evening
with this man. Good lord she is convinced that he even
tastes like chocolate when they passionately kiss. But is
she willing to accept all that Alex will reveal about
Alex of Tiburon knows what he likes and
what he doesn’t and one thing he doesn’t like is the pussy
woman that everyone seems to think he will become
“life-partners” with. Instead he breaks their relation off
and talks his family into letting him spend some time on
Earth (the planet of his mother) with another of their kind
and learn more about the planet and their customs. What he
doesn’t count on is falling in love with Lizzie, or the plot
to kill his sister back on Tiburon. Now how can he have his
love and still do his duty?
Lizzie and Alex are the perfect pair,
as they are both what the other has needed. Ms. Santiago
does a wonderful job in showing how these “star crossed”
lovers were meant to be. I thoroughly enjoyed the concept
of “Kissed by Fate” as well as the execution.
The Sins of Their Fathers
is an interesting combination for a combination book. One
story is a historical romance while the other is a sci-fi
romance. While it is an odd combination I find both authors
have a fantastic writing style and I enjoyed both books.
The Sins of Their Fathers would be a great book
to pick up if you are unsure if you like either genre and
yet are willing to try it. Also if you are a fan of either
author The Sins of Their Fathers is a must for