I read two very different but both awesome books this past week. The first one was WHAT A GIRL WANTS by fellow Samhain author Selena Robins.
Here's the blurb: She’s got the moxie. He’s got the sexy.
Travel journalist Maddie Saunders has new attitude, and wants two new accessories to go with it. One, turn her fantasies into reality with Mr. Sex-On-Legs—her friend, Alex Donovan. And two, find her biological father to see if her gene pool has a deep end. She never expected fulfilling both wishes would take her life down a drastically different path.
“Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug.”
Alex, an investigative reporter, grits his teeth when he accepts a joint assignment to Hawaii with Maddie. He’s vowed to never get involved with any woman he can’t walk away from. Maddie falls under the heading of “Look, but don’t touch”. Trouble is, she excels at giving him a hard time—in more ways than one.
He manages to fend off her guerilla seduction tactics until a bone-melting kiss throws his resolve into the ocean. Complicated? Absolutely. Especially when he discovers the real reason they were sent to the island…
This was such a fun read and made me wish I was on the beaches of Hawaii instead of chilly Alberta. Maddie was strong and feisty, totally hilarious too, but with a vulnerable side, and Alex was a super hot love interest. The story was more than just about their relationship, which I loved- Maddie's past and all the secrets and family drama were fun to discover. I also loved how the end wasn't too easy. My favorite thing about the book was the dialogue. It was so quick and funny and sharp- the best kind! This book was fun and a great read.
The next book was LION HEART by A.C. Gaughen, the third book in the SCARLET trilogy. In case you haven't read SCARLET, it's a Robin Hood variation with a female MC. I love these books something fierce, and this last one was just as good. It could have maybe used a bit more action, but it kept me reading late into the night. The whole trilogy wrapped up perfectly. A definite must read for Robin Hood fans.