Reviews of Recent Reads

The Irish Warrior

(Norman Conquest)

by Ashley York

Synopsis:

Outcast and alone, Thomasina MacDonell is hell bent on finding her brother, the only person who can thwart their father’s latest scheme to offer her as payment for his gambling debts. Disguised as a lad, she defiantly sets off on foot to locate him—never expecting to find a handsome, Irish warrior riding her beloved horse. The warrior’s offer of help and unsolicited advice on how to be manlier sparks an intimate desire to reveal her more feminine side.
Rejected by the love of his life, Sean O’Cisoghe wants simply to return home and heal his broken heart. When a young “lad” steals the horse out from under him, he discerns the spirited woman may be in way over her head against her ruthless father. Finding her brother while keeping her would-be betrothed at bay, Sean must confront the fact that Thomasina has stolen his heart. Will Norman soldiers out for his blood and shifting clan alliances cut short their growing passion?

My Thoughts:

Novellas are great when they’re as good as this one. It is on the long side for a Novella, but I enjoy the break from a full length novel at times.
I found this novella to be a pleasurable read. You will definitely want to read it in one sitting if at all possible. I read it in two days as it was a very busy time of the year with the Christmas season.
Even though it’s the third book in the author’s Norman Conquest series, and I did not read the first two it works very well as standalone if that is your preference.
I would recommend THE IRISH WARRIOR to anyone who enjoys historical romances featuring swoon-worthy heroes who voice a sexy brogue.
I would give this story a 4.25 star rating.
I received a free digital ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Heat Is On

(The Boys of Summer #4)

by Katie Rose (Goodreads Author)

Synopsis:

the Bad Boys of Baseball series from award-winning author Katie Rose heats up as a homegrown baseball star returns to snag the one that got away.

When veteran catcher Connor Jackson gets traded to the New Jersey Sonics, he welcomes the opportunity to possibly cap his career with a World Series ring in his home state. But there’s another reason Connor is glad things have come full circle. In pursuit of hardball glory, he left behind his college sweetheart, the one girl he could never forget. Seeing her again stirs up long-lost desires . . . and this time, he’s determined not to strike out.

A divorced mother of four, Tracy Coleman no longer aspires to gossip-mag glam—but she’ll make an exception for a date with Connor. Their chemistry is hotter than ever, and being alone with him is more seductive than she anticipated. Who could blame her for leaving out a little detail like the kids? Now all she has to do is come clean and convince the man of her dreams that they—Connor, Tracy, and her children—have a future together.

My Thoughts:
I mostly read historical romance and historical fiction, but I do take the occasional break from that and when I do I like to read Baseball Romance. I have read 2 other books in this series and reviewed them also.
I must say that I have enjoyed the series as a whole. The characters are well developed and believable to a fan of the game.
I recommend reading them all, but they do not necessarily have to be read in order although if you do they may be a better read.
I would rate this one 4.5 stars
I received a free digital ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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