DOUBLE TROUBLE by DEBORAH COOKE

11 Aug

 

Double Trouble: The Coxwells (Volume 2) by Deborah Cooke

book description:

Two sisters. One disaster. First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer – and hair color – for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone. But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together – and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough. That doesn’t mean I?m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL. And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’ easy charm…not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now – no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man…

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what we thought:

This is what I call an intelligent read. The cover is stunning and that is usually my criteria for downloading books (yes, that shallow); plus it was free on kindle for a little while:) Maralys is a character that I will not be forgetting any time soon. She is smart, funny and vulnerable although she has this tough shell that can be misleading. I really felt her phobia for kids and dependency but she still works through that to be an awesome aunt to her two nephews. Her jobs? totally cool. Loved the twist with James ( am not telling) and I was so engrossed in reading this that it caught me unawares. Big up Deborah; looking for more of your books most def.

what we found out:

  • First of all, Double Trouble is the second book in a series that I cannot wait to get my hands on-The Coxwells. We will be featuring the rest of the series soon so you can check them out yourself.
  • The series has been around for some time (Could have fooled me) I could not establish exactly when the books first came out but we found a review dated 10 years back so around that time. The books were first published under her pseudonym Claire Cross. Then she decided to republish them and offer them digitally too. She hasn’t changed a word so you’ll be reading them the way they originally were. So glad she republished them because I probably would not have come across them.

On Deborah:

  • She writes under the names Claire Cross, Claire Delacroix and of course Deborah Cooke
  • She has written over 40 novels. Wow, right?
  • Apart from writing, she has a passion for knitting and sewing; quite obvious from her blog
  • She lives In Canada
  • She writes in different genres, including Young Adult and Paranormal Romance.
  • She has a fascination for dragons which has translated to two bestselling series; The Dragon Fire Series and The Dragon Diaries Series ( Young Adult). We hope to feature the books soon.

The Free Part:)

For Readers:

Deborah has a contest for the month of August where she gives away a signed copy of Third Time Lucky (One of The Coxwells books). All you have to do is check out her blog and leave a comment. Easy huh?

For Reviewers:

Leave a review of her books anywhere on the internet, Check out her blog and leave a comment letting her know you did and you could be the lucky winner of any of the books from the list she has made.

You can use the link below:

Deborah Cooke’s Blog

To get the book from Amazon:

Double Trouble: The Coxwells (Volume 2)

Happy Reading Everyone:)

READING LIST: Kiss And Makeup by Faye Robertson

10 Aug

My darlings,

Two jobs  and school is not leaving me enough time to do book reviews. Still, I want to update the blog regularly so you can get new books to check out. So, I’ll just be doing the short post thing until I have enough time to make it comprehensive. Bear with me and thank you for being so awesome. Thanks for sharing books and keep doing so.

Anywho….

All things movies intrigue me and that is why I picked out this book in a store when I came across it. I always wondered what make up artists do in movies and this gave me a bit of insight.

Kiss and Make Up by Faye Robertson

book description:

A fling of a lifetime…

With only a month left of filming on location in New Zealand, the last thing stuntman Eli Black is looking for is a relationship. He made a promise to his brother before he died that his next stop would be Hollywood. But Eli’s will is put to the test when he meets the sexy new makeup artist, Tabby.

Tabby Rogers is heading off to London to a prestigious makeup artist school, and after her ex ruined her previous plans to attend, she’s determined that nothing will stand in her way again. But a steamy, no-strings-attached affair with gorgeous Eli is too tempting to pass up.

The sparks burn hotter than imaginable, but as responsibilities pull at them from opposite ends of the globe, it quickly becomes clear that something’s got to give. Must Tabby sacrifice her hard-won career for love? Or will Eli forever be the one who got away?

On Amazon:

Kiss and Make Up

Happy Reading:)

READING LIST: Night Sky by Clare Francis

9 Aug

I’ll be honest here. I prefer light reads that will make me laugh and help me relax. It’s been a couple of months since I read one of those gripping serious book, you know?  Anyways, I put my laziness aside and read this and it felt good when I was done with it. You should try it too.

Night Sky by Clare Francis

book description:

His secret could win the war for the Allies, unless the Nazis get to him first…In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love. Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery. “Night Sky” is Clare Francis’ sweeping chronicle of Europe in peace and war, a tremendous floodtide of narrative that builds to a gripping and unforgettable finale.

On Amazon:

Night Sky

Happy Reading :)

READING LIST: Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

9 Aug

This is one of my top 5 favourite books. I might read everything I come across but I am very picky when it comes to favourites. I recommend this 100%. She writes beautifully. She writes intelligently. She blew me away. I have reread it so many times in the 2 years that I have had it and I want to share it with you. I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel by Karleen Koen

book description:

Karleen Koen’s sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.

On Amazon:

Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel

Happy Reading :)

READING LIST: It Happened at Midnight by Cait London

9 Aug

I promised a lot of books this week so here’s another one. Again I got this on paperback but I will link you to Amazon. I’ll admit that I only picked it because of the cover. Anyways here goes

It Happened at Midnight by Cait London

book description:

When the Wild Heart of a Langtry Is Captured…Michaela Langtry returns home to Wyoming seeking peace, and if she can avoid Harrison Kane II she might succeed in getting it. Harrison’s cool composure and frustrating logic challenge Micaela, so she sets out to crack his carefully built shields. After all, Langtry women are known for being as bold as their men and Michaela is as much a Langtry as any of them…

…It Will Remain True ForeverHarrison counted on Michaela coming back to Wyoming where she belongs. She’s always fascinated him with her passionate nature, and he enjoys pushing her to the limit. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her where he can get his hands on her. But buried deep in the Rocky Mountains are secrets that are Harrison’s alone. Can the powerful past rise to permanently destroy the fragile emotions growing between Harrison and Micaela?

Happy Reading :)

READING LIST: Sleeping Beauty by Judith Michael

9 Aug

This was a really lovely book and I want more of their (I’ll be explaining that in a sec) books. This was given to me by a friend and I am really glad she introduced me to Judith Michael. Anywho, explaining the earlier part: Judith Michael is actually a husband and wife couple that writes the books( they figure that two names will just confuse people.)  So thank you Judith and Michael for this lovely book Oh, it was published in 1991 but it’s totally awesome so……

Sleeping Beauty by Judith Michael

The book description on Amazon sucks; it’s like only one line. So imma copy the one at the back cover for you guys. Yea, yea, I love you too.

book description:

Anne Garnett is no longer the weak, frightened teenager she was when she last faced Vince Chatham. Now she is proud, beautiful, and a high powered divorce lawyer. And Vince  is the new US senator from Colorado, exuding with vitality, vigour and charm-and ambitious for the White House. Both of them have carefully constructed public faces that conceal a bitter tormented past-and a nightmare that has haunted Anne for years.

Now as they face each other over the grave of Ethan Chatham, old wounds are savagely reopened, and a conflict that began twenty-four years ago enters its final stages. A conflict that sweeps away their professional media images and reveals the raw, savage enmity between them. A conflict for control over the family empire and name, and for the leadership and love of the family.

Tamarack, Colorado, the beautiful mountain playground of the rich and famous, the jewel in the family’s empire, is the paradise that turns into a battleground. From there to the treacherous political enclaves of Washington and to the remote reaches of Egypt, Anne must struggle to awaken from her past; to fight, to win-and to love again…

Yep. That hot. The book seems kinda rare but as always

On Amazon:

Sleeping Beauty

Happy Reading Everyone

READING LIST: Authors In Ecstacy by Bella Andre

8 Aug

We all need a guilty pleasure read from time to time. This was mine and I loved it ! Lots of great sex and lots of good writing; how can you not love Bella Andre?  I read the old version( the version published in 2004). There is a new version out and imma link you to that one because I cannot find the old one:( But its same the story; just better so…. check it out and I hope you love it as much as I did.

Ecstasy by Bella Andre

book description:

Candace, a newcomer to writing erotica, is thrilled when Charlie, a veteran of the industry, agrees to be her mentor. But neither of them ever expected that Charlie’s lessons on new positions, using toys, varying locations and role playing would spiral from verbal instruction into hot, hands on education. Unfortunately, Candace’s deception about the new erotic romance she’s writing–where Charlie plays the starring role–is about to threaten their one chance at true love.

On Amazon:

Ecstasy

Happy Reading :)

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