The Patient Nurse by Diana Palmer

He hated her. He hated her for killing his wife.

The Patient Nurse
The Patient Nurse

Dr. Ramon Cortero‘s patient, Nurse Noreen Kensington, has a serious case of heartache. Maybe the only remedy is a dose of old-fashioned tender loving care from the seductive doctor! But Ramon’s stormy history with Noreen made him the one man she didn’t want rescuing her now that she was ill.

When truths about the past are revealed, Ramon is determined to make things right with the woman who’s haunted his dreams for so long. But will this patient-doctor be able to mend Noreen’s broken heart before it’s too late?

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Noreen is Ramon’s late wife’s cousin. She is living with them after her parents died. But the Kensington did not love her as their own but they’ve been treating Noreen as a housekeeper. When Isadora, Noreen’s cousin, brought Ramon back home Noreen is immediately attracted to the dark hair doctor. She has a crush on Ramon and Isadora has been teasing her mercilessly and kept flaunting Ramon’s love for Isadora in front of Noreen. Even when Noreen is living with the Kensington, they did not invite Noreen to join in any functions that they organize cos they’re ashamed of her.

When Isadora fell sick and Ramon asks Noreen for help in taking care of his wife, he couldn’t believe that his wife is dead when he came back from his work trip. No one question where Noreen had gone that night. All the Kensington does is blame Noreen for neglecting Isadora, Ramon label Noreen as a murderer. Even two years later, Ramon still blames Noreen for his wife’s death so as her Uncle and Aunty.

One day, Noreen pick up when200w_d.gif she’s on the way to work. Although her apartment forbids pets in it. But something happens to Noreen one day and this incident shook Ramon up. When he finally learned the truth behind Noreen’s disappearance on that fateful night.

I enjoy this story. Noreen has much more backbone and is determine. Recommend.

 

The Wedding in White by Diana Palmer

HE WAS HER SECRET LOVE…

 

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The Wedding in White

 

Sweet, gentle schoolteacher Natalie Brock‘s life changed forever when handsome rancher Mack Killain‘s masterful kisses gave her a tantalizing taste of love. Ever since that first awakening, Natalie knew Mack was the only man for her. Trouble was, the rough-edged loner had sworn off marriage—especially to an innocent like her—and told her so on more than one occasion. But Mack had taught her the best was worth fighting for…and Natalie would not settle for anything less than all his love!

 

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Nat is an orphan who lost her parents. Then her aunt brought her out of the orphanage to stay with her. So that she can make fully use of Nat. This is not surprising to the people in Medicine Range since they know her aunt’s character. But Nat is thankful to her for taking her in. Nat and Vivian are friends so does she’s friends with Vivian’s siblings. And Nat’s been secretly in love with Mack, Vivian’s older brother but she know that he will not be interested in her cos she’s an orphan and he’s devilishly handsome that most women are crazy about him. 

Fast forward when Vivian have a boyfriend and she wanted him to come to their house for supper but Mack doesn’t approve and Nat volunteer to persuade Mack in doing so. Vivian is always jealous of Nat when someone prefers Nat over her. She always sees her as a competitor vying attention from the men she dated. 

But everything changes between Nat, Vivian, and Mack one night when Vivian tells a terrible lie. 

So do I like the book? It’s a pretty interesting plot but the characters are not really likable especially Vivian. She’s just another spoilt princess who demands everyone’s attention and if she received little attention than Nat, she’ll be jealous of her. I don’t think she’s a good friend to Nat. As for Mack, he’s the male version of his sister except that he’s not a spoilt brat. But he believes his siblings more than anything and protects them from anything after their parents died leaving him the care of his siblings. So my opinion? George and Charles Killain are actually the ones who really care and believe Nat. And Nat forgives the siblings too easily.

 

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The graphic version is more enjoyable for me. Might be due to the fact that it’s simplified and I did not dislike the characters as much as the actual story.

 

One Night, Nine Month Scandal by Sarah Morgan #bookreview

One night nine month scandal

She sold the Zagorakis diamond…but he’ll buy her back!

A bright red, sleek Ferrari in the English village of Little Molting was always going to create a stir—but for schoolteacher Kelly, it only means one thing. Her ex, Alekos Zagorakis, has stormed back into her life the way he left it: completely on his own terms.

Four years ago Kelly stood, bouquet in hand, realizing that her gorgeous Greek groom wasn’t walking down the aisle to meet her. Now he’s come back to claim what’s rightfully his—and that includes one night with Kelly…with a nine-month consequence!

 

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Sad to say that Kelly is too doormat for my liking. Even though Alekos hurt her that badly, she still kept that ring hanging on her neck with a necklace. They have a short affair before Alekos propose to Kelly. But he did not turn up for the wedding. Leaving her a sorry letter and a bunch of paparazzi hounding her. Not to mention that girl is less than twenty years old.

Now that four years later, Alekos is here back into her life after he successfully bid that engagement ring at eBay he had given her four years ago.

Unfortunately, Kelly just has sex with him even though he hurt her without any explanations why he couldn’t marry her. SO then the nine-month scandal.

The characters development is not well developed even though the book’s plot is kinda interesting.

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This simplified version is not too far cry from the actual story. 

Single Father, Wife Needed by Sarah Morgan #bookreview

Glenmore Island’s most eligible bachelor?

Practice nurse Evanna Duncan and single father Dr. Logan MacNeil have always worked side by side at the Glenmore community surgery. But Evanna has a painful secret—she has been in love with Logan for as long as she can remember. Yet he seems to see her only as his colleague and friend.

As Evanna finally decides to move on with her life, leaving the island for good, something happens that makes Logan see her in a completely different light.

Will it be too late for Logan to make Evanna his island bride, and mother to his little daughter?

 

 

Single Father Wife Needed
Single Father, Wife Needed

book-thoughts

After finishing the book, sad to say that I could not feel any connection between the two characters in the book. Evanna has been in love with Logan for as long as when she’s a small girl until now. Even when Logan’s wife died giving birth to their daughter, Logan did not date other women. And he did not see Evanna as ‘woman’ but instead she’s a family friend and his little sister’s best friend. Most importantly, his daughter has taken a liking to Evanna and he’s grateful to Evanna and nothing more. 

Only after an incident that occurred in his house that he realized that he’s longing to touch a woman and the feeling he has for Evanna is lust and not love. 

The ending of the book leaves me speechless cos it does not make sense at all. 

 

Dead Right (The Stillwater Trilogy) By Brenda Novak #bookreview

This is the last of the trilogy.

 

 

Dead Right
Dead Right

 

Every town has its secrets—and Stillwater, Mississippi, has more than most! Starting with a murder almost twenty years ago…

The people of Stillwater, Mississippi, are asking questions about murder. Again.

Twenty years ago Madeline Barker‘s father disappeared. Despite what everyone else thinks, Madeline’s convinced her stepfamily had nothing to do with it. But the recent discovery of his car finally proves he didn’t just drive away. Worse, the police find something in the trunk that says there’s more to this case than murder.

With no other recourse, Madeline decides to hire a private investigator—even if the cops don’t like it. Even if her family doesn’t like it. But when P.I. Hunter Solozano begins to uncover some shocking evidence, someone in Stillwater is determined to put a stop to Madeline’s search for the truth. And that means putting a stop to her. Permanently.

Excerpt

Was his body inside?

Hunched against the freezing January rain, Madeline Barker felt her fingernails cut into her palms. Standing with her stepbrother, stepsister and stepmother, she watched the police and several volunteers attempt to pull her father’s car out of the abandoned water-filled quarry. Her head pounded from lack of sleep, and her chest so tight she almost couldn’t breathe, yet she stood perfectly still… waiting. After almost twenty years, she might finally have some answers about her father’s disappearance.

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Finally Maddie learned the truth. Or did she not? There’s someone out there been keeping this a secret for more than a decade. And that particular person did not want the truth to be discovered when everyone around Maddie asks her to stop but she insists on investigating the truth that she hires a PI to look into the disappearance of her father. Someone want her to stop. Someone want her gone. Someone want her dead. 

Overall, the whole series is very enjoyable although the topic might be disturbing. 

 

Lily’s Mistake by Pamela Ann #bookreview

 

 

Lily Mistake
Lily’s Mistake

 

He clears his throat and speaks, “I, Drake Tantum, take Lily Alexander forever and a day. I promise to give her flowers and kisses forever and ever until I die.” I giggle when Drake mentions kisses. “It’s your turn now, Lil. Just follow what I said.”

I nod and clear my throat. Smiling, I repeat his words. “I, Lily Alexander, take Drake forever. I promise to give him kisses and share my Reese’s peanut butter cups once a week forever and ever until I die.”

Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake.

After that magical night, Drake and Lily avoided each other successfully for eight years. Upon their parent’s meddling, the two suddenly had to face each other—working side by side.

Sparks fly. Eyes devouring each other. The sudden impact of being in each other’s orbit was electrifying.

Drake wants to consume Lily almost immediately. But to what extent?

Will Lily surrender again to the man who once broke her heart?

I smugly congratulate myself for not making a huge deal and a bigger fool out of myself after seeing him again. True, I may love the man to distraction back in yesteryears, but that ship has sailed. He doesn’t get to take my virginity and simply walk away like it doesn’t matter like I didn’t matter. His vicious rejection scarred me forever and it will be ingrained in my head; I would be stupid to forget it.

 

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I read through the Goodreads reviews before I decided to pick this book up. While reading the book, I realized that there are lots of positive as well as negative reviews in regards this book. Based on the above paragraph, you should have an idea what this book is all about. 

This book is about first love, betrayal and second chances. Now I do enjoy the book INITIALLY when Lily fights back Drake when that a**h*** is determined to get back into Lily’s life. And not to mention both are attached at that time. SO what happen? The book went downhill when they start having sex. The whole book is almost about how they’re having sex. And not to mention when someone crashes into Drake’s place when he did not bother to replace his lock and security code. 

I gave this book half cos I did enjoy it although it went downhill fast afterward. There are two more books. One is a Novella and the other is Epilogue. I decided not to continue the two books cos the reviews are not really positive so I think I’ll stop here. But if you like to pick up and read them, please leave me a message and let me know if you like it.

The Greek Prince’s Chosen Wife by Sandra Marton

 

The Greek Prince Chosen WIfe
The Greek Prince’s Chosen Wife

Ivy Madison claims she’s pregnant with Prince Damian Aristedes‘ baby, but he’s never even met her! Is she just another gold digger, exploiting his wish for a son and heir?

But Ivy is expecting Damian’s child—as a surrogate mother! The arrogant Greek is furious, but he’s not about to let Ivy go. After all, he missed the pleasure of bedding her to conceive his baby….

 

Truth to be told, this is the second time I’m reading this book. The first time was in 2015. But then I was attracted to the plot and thought that the book was well written with developed characters.

But then I re-read the book due to the graphic novel version. I wanted to compare the story difference. SO while re-reading, I came to realized what a naive and stupid heroine Ivy is.

So I’ll just write an intro to the book. Ivy and Kay Madison are stepsisters. Ivy’s mother marries Kay’s father and their happiness is short-lived when both of them died during their trip in overseas. Both Kay and Ivy are too young to live on their own and both are placed in a foster family. But Ivy is being sent back to the system when she’s caught stealing money. When she deny the theft, Kay taunts her that if she resists she’s hinting that Kay’s the one who stole the money. So Ivy is sent back to the system and awaits for a new family to receive her.

Fast forward. Kay died alongside with her lover when she claimed that she is pregnant with Prince Damian’s baby. When Damian went to the doctor, he confirms that Kay was never pregnant. Not even once. That’s when he realized that he’s being played by Kay viciousness. And now standing at his doorstep is Ivy Madison who informs him that she’s pregnant with Damian’s child and he doesn’t even know Ivy and how can she be pregnant with his child? He is furious as he thought that Ivy and Kay must be working together to cheat him out of his money and he demand a DNA test when Ivy insist the baby is his.

So TBH, I think Ivy might be TOO naive for a 25-year-old woman. 

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There’s not much difference with the actual story but this book is more of a pleasant read.

The Millionaire’s Love-Child by Elizabeth Power

The Millionaire Love-Child

 

It was every mother’s worst nightmare. Annie‘s son had been swapped at birth!

But it got worse: her charismatic ex-boss, Brant Cadman, was raising her real son—and she his!

Brant made Annie an irresistible proposition—marry him. Annie knew both their sons needed their mom and dad. Plus, she couldn’t deny the intense physical attraction between them…because once they’d shared a night of love….

 

The plot is well-written cos when we think back the child we have with us, in the end, is not ours. That’s really a nightmare to all the mothers. The characters we have are Annie and Brant. Annie and Brant used to have a one night stand but she went off without saying anything to Brant. Cos the time she met Brant, she’s being dumped by her fiance. But the feelings she has for Brant is so strong that she decided she needed time and went off for a holiday. But when she came back, he marries someone else. Annie thought that she’s just someone to warm Brant’s bed. But she did not expect to see him again. But not just a social visit. He informs her that his son and her son are being swapped at the hospital when they’re born.

The story is intriguing but it has gotten my nerve when I’m halfway through. Annie’s been repeating the sentences again and again. It’s very irritating. But nonetheless, it managed to capture my attention until I finish the book. Cos I definitely wanted to know the ending. 

Dead Giveaway ( The Stillwater Trilogy) by Brenda Novak

Dead Giveaway

This is book two of the trilogy. This time we have Clay Montgomery and Allie McCormick.

Every town has its secrets—and Stillwater, Mississippi, has more than most! Starting with a murder almost twenty years ago…

The Reverend Lee Barker went missing nineteen years ago…

And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They’re convinced he was murdered—by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay—and his mother and sisters—can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they’re not talking.

Allie McCormick is a cold-case detective from Chicago. After a particularly difficult divorce, she’s returned to Stillwater with her six-year-old daughter to find the peace she once knew in her hometown, and to work for the local police force while she’s starting over. But when Clay’s powerful enemies join forces to put him behind bars, Allie feels duty bound to uncover the truth. Her instincts tell her he didn’t murder the Reverend Lee Barker.

Maybe Clay’s a dark and brooding man with more than his share of secrets, but he was just sixteen at the time. And he’s not a cold-blooded killer. At least, that’s what Allie believes—until she finds proof that behind the preacher’s pious demeanor lurked the heart of a monster.

Then she has to ask herself whether justice has already been done…

 

I like Clay very much so when I see that he has his happy ending, I’m very happy for him. He has been Grace’s guardian for years even though she did not live in Stillwater and he still has the guilt that is residing in him when he thought that he failed to protect his little sister from The Reverend’s clutches. Of cos, Grace did not blame him but he took the blame and guard the farm for years. Then came Allie McCormick who used to be a detective and now she transferred to Stillwater to be near her parents and also give some secure comfort to her daughter. But what she did not expect is that falling for the dangerous man, Clay. She believes Clay is innocent but something trigger and alert the authorities that Clay is the perpetrator who murdered his own stepfather. So what is Allie going to do and who is the one framing Clay for murder?

From Playboy to Papa! by Leanne Banks

From playboy to papa

Mr. January: Rafe Medici, extremely eligible millionaire

Status: Power is his only partner

Situation: He’s a papa, and the last to know

Fatherhood was not on his agenda. Yet once Rafe learned he had an heir, he was determined to get the child under his roof. Only the boy’s guardian, Nicole Livingstone, stood between him and his desire. No one denied a Medici, and if it took seduction to win over Nicole, Rafe was happy to try. But in getting the beautiful woman to soften, this wealthy bachelor had best be certain she didn’t get him to change his no-love rule.

 

Rafe and Tabitha Livingstone had a relationship before she broke it off laughing at him when he proposed to her. Years later, Rafe saw an article in the newspaper with Tabitha in it and a little boy who bore the resemblance of the Medici’s men. He is FURIOUS with Tabitha for keeping his son away from him. When he managed to track her down, what he did not expect that is to find Nicole Livingstone living there and Tabitha, her twin sister, is dead. Nicole has been caring for Joel since Tabitha passed away when he is six months old. When Rafe showed up at her doorstep and demand access to his son, she is afraid and fears that he will take Joel away from her. And she is also fear for Joel’s safety when Tabitha warned her before about Rafe’s character. Too much like their dominating father who used punches to communicate. But the longer Nicole stays with Rafe, the more she find him the opposite of what her deceased sister had described. They are attracted to each other and Rafe find this is a good thing as he wants Nicole to stay permanently in his life. But there’s someone who is standing between them, Maddie, Rafe’s personal assistant. She’s been hinting and taunting Nicole ever since she saw her and indicate that she and Rafe have a relationship. So what’s going to happen between the three of them? 

The only downside of this book is Nicole giving in to Rafe too fast and too soon. She should have him apologize for all the things he said to her when he found out what she had done. But overall, I cannot deny that I enjoy this book tremendously. 

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This is the graphic novel version of the book. The story might differ slightly from the original. But nonetheless, I still enjoy this book.