Monthly Archives: November 2013

Review: Tall, Dark and Kilted – Lizzie Lamb

  • Title: Tall, Dark and Kilted
  • Author: Lizzie Lamb
  • Genre: Romance
  • Why: It sounded fun.
  • Rating: 3 Stars

Description: Notting Hill Meets Monarch of the Glen . . . Fliss Bagshawe longs for a passport out of Pimlico where she works as a holistic therapist. After attending a party in Notting Hill she loses her job and with it her dream of one day being her own boss. When she’s offered the chance to take over a failing therapy centre, she grabs it with both hands. But there’s a catch – the centre lies five hundred miles away – in Wester Ross, Scotland. Fliss’s romantic view of the highlands populated by hunky Men in Kilts is soon shattered when she has an up close and very personal encounter with the Laird of Kinloch Mara, Ruairi Urquhart. He’s determined to pull the plug on the business, bring his eccentric family to heel and eject undesirables from his estate – starting with Fliss. Faced with the dole queue once more, Fliss resolves to make sexy, infuriating Ruairi revise his unflattering opinion of her, turn the therapy centre around and sort out the dysfunctional Urquhart family. Will Fliss tame the Monarch of the Glen and find the happiness she deserves? Read Tall, Dark and Kilted to find out . . .

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A Shire Romance – Epilogue

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part thirty-one.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.


“Mother, where are my riding trousers?”

Tamsyn sighed and stretched her back, wincing at the stabs of pain shooting upwards. “I’m washing them, dear,” she called back, pulling the last of the garments through the wringer attached to the washtub, then placing them in the basket next to her.

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Books are the best companions in the world

I’m about a third of the way through my 26-week book challenge (well, okay, a little further than that), and I’ve just realised that I should have done another interlude after my Fifty Shades rant. If people recall, that covered my most overrated book, so it makes sense for the original challenge to also ask for my most underrated book. And this is a question I cannot answer.

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The Republic of Thieves Readalong – Part Five

So here it is, the fifth and last part of this fantastic readalong. I’ve had a whale of a time with the good discussions and I’m rather sad that it’s coming to an end… I do hope that you’ll all still visit my blog!

This week’s questions are hosted by Allie over at Tethyanbooks, and since this is the end the spoilers are going to be even more spoilerific than before. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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A Shire Romance – Part Thirty-one

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part thirty.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.


The weeks passed like lightning, and the wedding drew ever closer. It took several days before Tamsyn and Perry could stand to be away from each other for more than a minute at a time, but they steadily got accustomed to each other’s presence again, even if their desire for each other did not lessen one whit. Perry only needed to give Tamsyn one smouldering look and she’d be ready to jump him, and he seemed determined to exploit this to the full. They stole quick kisses between the jobs they had to do in preparation for the wedding, or made quick, passionate love in unlikely places, such as the mathom room where Perry’s livery was stored. Their evenings in bed were spent exploring each other’s bodies in a more leisurely fashion.

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Review: Vengeance in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Vengeance in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I’m not bored of this series yet.
  • Rating: 4.5 Stars

Description: In a time when technology links the law and the lawless, predators and prey can be one and the same…

He is an expert with the latest technology … a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit–always solved moments too late to save his victims’ lives.

Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past–a secret shared by none other than Eve’s new husband, Roarke.

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The dreaded school reading list

Frequent readers of this blog may have seen me say before that while I adore reading, I don’t hold a lot of love for the so-called ‘literary classics’. The kind of stuff that you have to stick on your reading list in secondary school to pass your literary exams. Well, you do in the Netherlands at least; I don’t really know how it works in other countries. As a result you might think that it would be quite hard for me to give you the next book in my 26-week-book-challenge, which is my favourite classic book.

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