What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty, Medieval England, Grade = B+, Full Review.
- A well-written book featuring "different" character-types that took me forever to get through. I found the first half a bit of a slog, given that the characters didn't trust each other and were so morally flexible they would have sold their own mothers if the opportunity presented itself. The second half worked a lot better for me, mostly because trust starts to make an appearance and the characters stop fighting each other and their feelings.
- I've read better by St. John, but this was a good, solid western. I've got a weakness for romance heroes who have long-standing "crushes" on the heroine before they hook up, and this guy is tough-guy-strong with a gooey-marshmallow-interior. Loved him! The heroine was pretty good too, although I do think she could have confided in the hero much, much sooner.
- I've quickly become addicted to these Undone eBook short stories. Hero and heroine, neither anxious to marry, become friends and fall in love. Lots of nice dialogue and I enjoyed the banter between hero and heroine. I did feel the writing was a little abrupt, which is why I didn't grade this one higher.
- I picked up this one because I enjoyed an earlier HH Undone story by McCabe, and because of the setting. I generally enjoyed it, although I found the heroine's motivations unclear and therefore she came off a little too "wishy-washy" for my tastes. Nice hero, fantastically lush setting, and a sea-faring romance. A good bet for those of you desiring a historical that doesn't take place in the U.S. or England.
- This spicy eBook short story hit the spot! Hot, sexy and featuring a heroine who "takes charge" without going into full-blown dominatrix mode (not that there's anything wrong with that). I liked the "happily for now" ending and felt it fit the story - but if you're a reader who demands a wedding ring and a pregnant heroine knocked up with triplets at the end, it's probably not for you.