Title: The Wagonmaster
Author: Nita Wick
Publisher: Freya’s Bower
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-935013-47-1
Release Date: Available now
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Lyres recommended read
Adelaide Jennings is a woman ahead of her times, not only has she studied at Harvard she has graduated and is a doctor not an easy feat since she’s a woman and while she may be qualified it’s doubtful she’ll ever practice her trade simply because she’s a woman. Addie’s motivation is her father who is dying of consumption while she now knows she can’t cure him she does plan on getting to Oregon so she can ease his suffering in his final days.
When she is denied permission to join the last wagon train of the year, leaving Fort Laramie for Oregon because she’s female and single. Addie decides to proposition the Wagon master Joshua Reynolds. She pleads with him to marry her in name only and promises that she’ll have her father’s solicitors draw up and file the paperwork to dissolve the marriage as soon as they reach their destination.
Joshua Reynolds doesn’t want a wife, he had one before and it didn’t work out well. However he reluctantly agrees to a marriage in name only. He also informs Addie that he will be busy so she had best be able to fend for herself on the trail as he won’t have the time to coddle her.
When some of the families with the wagon train are struck with cholera it’s up to Addie to put her medical knowledge to the test, but when Addie succumbs to the dreaded disease who will save her?
This story is a must read for historical fans, the characters are so well written and the story line grabs you from page one and just doesn’t let you go till the end. Ms Wick gets a recommended read from me as I believe that whenever an author can get a reader to laugh or cry while reading they deserve the highest honors. I not only laughed a few times I also shed a few tears along the way the only time I put the book down was to go grab the Kleenex. Kudo’s Nita you truly have an amazing talent for drawing in your readers.
Forty-Eight Hour Burn [Service Club 1] By Tonya Ramagos
Title: Forty-Eight Hour Burn [Service Club 1]
GENRE: Contemporary Menage Erotica
PURCHASE LINK: http://www.bookstrand.com/node/807695
PUBLISHER: Siren Publishing
Rating: 3 ½
Georgia loves Gavin and knows his kind of loving is hard and demanding. She also knows a relationship with Gavin would include his best friend Randy. Over the years as she has hungered for Gavin, she has discovered a blossoming love for Randy. She is primed and ready to take on these rough demanding Firefighter Cowboys. Her only hesitation is that from their first touch she knows the passion they will ignite can burn her to her core and she could lose herself to them.
With only forty-eight hours Randy is set on showing Georgia all the erotic pleasures they inflict and that a relationship with them would provide her all the love and pleasures she could have ever dreamed.
Gavin will accept nothing but complete submission from Georgia and she must relinquish all control. There will be no compromise and room for discussion. Especially with a new danger threatening the happiness they were just starting to explore.
The characters were fun, but a bit one-dimensional. I wanted to know more about the past between Gavin and Georgia. I felt as though I was missing a big chunk on the story. There are quite a few explanations in regards to certain aspects of what had transpired previously, however, it was written as in a “matter of fact” manner. The friction and sexual tension between the characters was fantastic. A reader can feel the need and longing Gavin exudes. The erotic scenes would make anyone hot and bothered. Tonya Romagos has a talent for writing smoking hot love scenes with the just right balance of fire and tenderness. This was a novella, only 138 pages and a lot is packed into the short novel. In addition to the evolving romance between Georgia, Randy and Gavin someone is tormenting the people in the town who live in menage relationships. The crimes begin to escalate in cruelty and Gavin becomes even more determined in his controlling ways. The unraveling of the crimes and the reaction by Gavin did not flow well. The buildup was almost a letdown. However, all in all it was a fun and hot quick read and I will definitely check out book two of this series.