I have read a few of Kate Sherwood’s earlier books and enjoyed them, so I was really excited to see that she had another contemporary title out, this time set in the world of ice hockey. I adore sports romances so Home Ice seemed likely to be a surefire hit with me. Unfortunately, despite some enjoyable aspects, I was very disappointed in this book. Read on to find out why.
At first it was the unusual setting that drew me in (and it is so lovely to read a novel where the setting is so important, and so well-used) but I soon warmed to the characters and spent a very enjoyable day with this engaging novel.
Having enjoyed Merrow’s earlier novella, Pricks and Pragmatism, I was happy to see another contemporary title from this author. I was a little iffy on the premise but I read the Kindle sample late one night, immediately bought the book and then didn’t sleep until I’d finished it at about 3am. You might say that I enjoyed it.
Happy New Year to anyone reading this blog! I hope it’s an excellent one. The latter half of 2011 rather got away from me, what with health problems and a demanding new job, and also being a lazy so-and-so. I completed my 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge after I shaved 130 books from my original target, which shows how little time and inclination I had for reading compared to the start of the year. Now that I’ve settled into the job and my health has improved I’m looking forward to reading and… Read more »
The Knight’s Bride is one of the rarest of things: a romance which relies on misunderstandings that doesn’t irritate the pants off me. That may seem like faint praise, but the Big Mis is one of my most loathed plot devices and that Lyn Stone kept me reading – and enjoying! – this novel is nigh unto a miracle.
Heart of the Falcon, set in ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutankhamun, has to be one of the most unsual historical romances I have ever read. While I found some of the characterisation a little thin, I must applaud the author’s achievement in writing a love story that is both believable for its time and accessible to the modern reader.