Waiting on Wednesday: Once a Soldier

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

Once a Soldier Rogues Redeemed Mary Jo PutneyOnce a Soldier (Rogues Redeemed #1) by Mary Jo Putney

Details: Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by Zebra
Buy it: Book Depository

Summary: As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her.

Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match.

Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel’s enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they’d dared imagine…

Review: Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding

23530204Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding

Details: Paperback, 489 pages
Publication: April 9th 2015 by London Wall Publishing
Source: I got it for review from the author.
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary: A young woman’s journey of discovery takes her to a world of forbidden passion, savage beauty, and revenge.

Spring, 1950. Alexandra de Falla, a half-English, half-Spanish young writer abandons her privileged but suffocating life in London and travels to Spain to be reunited with her long-estranged family.

Instead of providing the sense of belonging she yearns for, the de Fallas are driven by seething emotions, and in the grip of the wild customs and traditions of Andalucia, all of which are alien to Alexandra.

Among the strange characters and sultry heat of this country, she meets the man who awakens emotions she hardly knew existed. But their path is strewn with obstacles: dangerous rivals, unpredictable events, and inevitable indiscretions. What does Alexandra’s destiny hold for her in this flamboyant land of drama and all-consuming passions, where blood is ritually poured on to the sands of sun-drenched bullfighting arenas, mysterious gypsies are embroiled in magic and revenge, and beautiful dark-eyed dancers hide their secrets behind elegant lacy fans?

“Indiscretion”is a story of love and identity, and the clash of idealsin the pursuit of happiness. But can love survive in a world where scandal and danger are never far away?

Review: I have been sitting here for the longest time trying to figure out what to say in this review. I have no idea how I’m supposed to review this book. I liked it but it took me so long to read. It took me over a week to read and I have no idea why that is. It was good so I should have read it in a couple of days.

Indiscretion is well written and has interesting but sometimes frustrating characters. At times I would get a little annoyed with Alexandra and Salvador, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the book. It just made me want to grab them and shake them….or maybe smack them. 🙂 Also, I have no idea how Alexandra puts up with as much as she does and for as long as she does. I would have went back home not long after meeting everyone. I guess it’s a good thing she didn’t do that. Probably wouldn’t have made a very good book if she went back to England after only a few days.

Even though it took me forever to read and at times I got a little frustrated with the characters, I still wanted to keep reading. I would love to read more by Hannah Fielding in the future. If you’re into romance, you should check this one out.

Review: Sweet Revenge by Lynsay Sands

21422304Sweet Revenge by Lynsay Sands

Details: Paperback, 384 pages
Publication: November 25th 2014 by Avon (first published February 1st 2000)
Source: Goodreads win
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 5 Stars

Summary: Her brother’s near mortal wounding hadn’t done it. Fleeing to the rolling hills of the Highlands had failed as well. And while being captured by the most dangerous-looking Scotsmen she’d ever imagined had come close, it was staring up at two of the thickest, most well-muscled thighs she’d ever seen that drove Kyla over the edge. But the madness that overwhelmed her felt strangely like desire. It warmed places she’d never known existed. Nit, even should the handsome Galen MacDonald sweep her up and marry her, she would still be sworn to return and destroy her enemies. Yet if she could enlist the fierce warrior’s aid? The Scottish laird had claimed that the sweetest dish of all was never served cold…tonight she’d see if he was right.

Review: When I found out I won this from Goodreads I was beyond excited. Even though I haven’t read much by Lynsay Sands, and it’s been years since I last picked up one of her books, I remember really enjoying what I’ve read by her.

Unfortunately I was in a reading slump when this book showed up, so even though I was thrilled to have it, I didn’t read it right away. I didn’t want to force myself to read something I wasn’t in the mood for and end up hating it. So last week when I was finally in the mood for it, I picked it up and devoured it. I read it in one day. Actually, I read it in one night. I stayed up until 6 AM reading. I just couldn’t put it down. There were so many time this book had me laughing out loud. Kyla is now one my favorite characters. She is seriously amazing.

Guys, please read this book. If you are thinking about skipping it because of the cover, please don’t. It is so good. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to re-read it. I need to start reading Lynsay Sands Argeneau series again. I’ve really missed her writing.