Romances That Will Curl Your Toes
I was recently privileged to read a book written by my all-time favorite romance novelist, Teresa Medeiros.
"Some Like It Wicked" (Avon Books, $7.99) was a most enjoyable read. This is a curl-up-in-a-comfy-place kind of book because you can plan to be there for a while.
The story begins in 1805 when our young heroine, Catriona Kincaid, at 15 years old, falls out of a hayloft onto Simon Wescott who was seducing her cousin. Dashing Simon is a self-proclaimed rake and is proud of it, but he makes such an impression on Catriona in his military uniform that, six years later, she decides he's just the man to help her reclaim her Scottish clan's land.
All she needs to do is break him out of prison first.
This is one of Medeiros' finest books. A four-toe curler.
Vicki Lewis Thompson is the author of the paranormal romance, "Casual Hex" (Onyx Books, $7.99) A fast-moving sequel to "Over Hexed" and "Wild and Hexy," this book features a matching-making witch and warlock named Dorcas and Ambrose, an ADD dragon named George, and a spoiled Fairy prince named Leo.
Leo, prince of Atwood was given an ultimatum by his mother, Queen Beryl, to prove himself worthy of inheriting the kingdom by helping a human, Gwen Dubois, realize her self-worth so she could catch a man and marry him. Leo was simply supposed to date her to give her confidence, but instead he entered her dreams with a much more intimate plan in mind.
Gwen, however, didn't need his help. She had been corresponding with Marc Chevalier, a French botanist, and he was flying to the U.S .to meet her. Dorcas and Ambrose had set the meeting up unbeknownst to Marc and Gwen.
In the meantime, George the Dragon and his poker-playing raccoon friends must be made to stop scaring the villagers out of the "haunted forest."
Amidst all the mayhem, Gwen and Marc find a love that not only transcends the distance between them, but even transcends the not-quite-normal goings-on in the little town.
To sum it up, this was one hilarious story. Vickie Lewis Thompson may just become my second favorite author.
Whispering Pines writer Laura Snyder may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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