Monday, April 7, 2014

The Black Sheep's Inheritance by Maureen Child ~ Review & Giveaway

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What the Greek's Money Can't Buy (The Untamable Greeks,  #1) by Maya Blake

The forbidden tastes all the sweeter…

Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants -- after all, he's drop-dead gorgeous, powerful and wealthy beyond words. But the one thing he can't have is his stunning assistant, Brianna Moneypenny -- because she's the only woman this cynical Greek can trust.

But when an international crisis throws them together 24/7, intriguingly buttoned-up Brianna reveals a sensual hunger that rivals his own, and he realizes just what he's been denying himself for so long. But when his perfect PA's secret is discovered, will he pay the price for taking what he wants?

 Stolen Kiss From a Prince by Teresa Carpenter

When royal duty calls
Charged with the care of the newly orphaned heir to the Kardana throne, nanny Katrina Vicente finds herself faced with an even more formidable task working alongside the boy's uncle, the devastatingly handsome Prince Julian, the prince regent.Desperate to keep the secrets of her past under lock and key, getting involved with a prince is the last thing Katrina needs, particularly with the world watching. But it's hard to ignore their instant chemistry;especially after one stolen kiss! Could her royal assignment be about to transform into the most magical of fairy tales?

Follow the money…into bed!

Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance…Sage is enraged, to say the least. He's sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn't the innocent she appears. And he's willing to go to any lengths to expose her…even seduction.

But using sex—crazed, incredible sex—to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she's about to demolish all the barriers he's carefully constructed around his heart.,%201

My Thoughts:

3 1/2 stars - Fast and yummy

First Impressions...

Love the cover.  Love the idea of the seduction leading somewhere besides answers.  

The Characters...

This is the first book in the series but I found a free prequel novella after I read this one.  I'm headed back to read it.  Why?  The characters.  This story revolves around some great characters.

I love Sage.  What an awesome name for a hot guy.  He's still aching from some history with his adopted father and the girl he thought he loved once.  Makes him a bit of hermit, refusing to do more than the one-night stand.  But gorgeous and his heart is not as closed off as he thought it was so it was fun watching him get over those issues.

Colleen is sweet and genuine.  She sees the best in people.  I liked her.  She wasn't some jerk that needed to be fixed.  She was patient and kind.  She overlooked some of Sage's growley nature understanding him better than he wanted her to.  I like that.  She was willing to take risks but she was still sweet.  It was a great combination.

I love the rest of the family and need to read their stories.  There is still the questions surrounding the will that Sage's father left and I want to know those answers.

The Story...

This book is 188 pages.  It's pretty short for me.  Most books I read are closer to 300 pages.  I think that may be the only real issues I had.  I wanted a little more.  More of the week these two spent together.  Their first date was there but the second and third were just a passing line. 

Could I Put It Down...

Why would I put this down?  I read it in a few hours.  No need to.  But I do want more.  I picked up the free prequel novella and I'll be watching for the rest of the series to become available.

In The End...

If you love that afternoon delight kinda book where the read is fast, the sexy is yummy and the angst is short lived, then you need to pick this one up. 

Prequel Novella is FREE


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  1. This sounds like a fun read, perfect for a Saturday afternoon where you are just lounging around. Great review.

  2. Maya Blake's and Maureen Child's books capture my attention, just based on they are two of my favorite authors.

  3. Stolen Kiss from a Prince grabs my attention the most because I've never read any of Teresa Carpenter's books and I love discovering new authors

  4. The Black Sheep's Inheritance grabs my attention the most and it would be a new author for me too! I love finding new authors to read!

  5. The Black Sheep's Inheritance catches my attention most, because I like that Sage makes his own money and doesn't depend on daddy.

  6. Love Maya Banks. I haven't read a book by her I didn't like

  7. The Black Sheep's Inheritance catches my attention the most! Anything to do with money and adoption in a relationship is interesting! :

  8. All of them! I really enjoy HQN books because it is hard to imagine these guys who can't find love and then you read abut these average guys ... they just have extraordinary amounts of money ... and in the end they want what everyone else does. They are a lot of fun to read about. :) Blake's title says it all "What the Greek's Money Can't Buy". LOL

  9. Oh! I have Beauty and the Best Man! Maybe I'll get to it sooner rather than later, since you liked these characters so much.
    Thanks for the review, pal!

  10. these all look and sound awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Just put a library hold on What the Greek's Money Can't Buy :)

  12. Fast and yummy - I could definitely go for that. Great review!

  13. Maureen Child's book captures my attention the most cause I love her writing

  14. Stolen Kiss From a Prince by Teresa Carpenter pay my attention the most. Because, I love romance-sweet-love story over royal, royal family, royal life, prince, princess, queen, and king as well. Makes me falling in love with.

  15. This sounds like it was a light, fun, and enjoyable read! The characters sound great, and I love character driven stories! Great Review Val :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  16. The Black Sheeps Inheritance because everyone has one in the family somewhere.

  17. the black sheep's inheritance sounds like it has a fun element to it

  18. The Black Sheep's Inheritance. I so wanna know what the ending is!

  19. (This is Darith L.)

    Stolen Kiss From a Prince by Teresa Carpenter sounds pretty good! Who doesn't want to read about a nanny falling for a prince!

  20. the black sheep's inheritance, love the name, its intriguing and it's got a nice cover

  21. They all sound great but I'm really looking forward to Teresa Carpenter's Stolen Kiss From A Prince. It sounds just like a fairy tale come true, a nanny falling for the prince...sigh! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. While all 3 books sounds intriguing, Stolen Kiss From a Prince caught my eye. I wonder what Katrina's secret from her past is???? Now I really want to read it so I can find out! :-)