Friday, April 15, 2011

Dancing with His Heart By Katherine Warwick,

This year I've ventured out and read all types of Genres !!! This week I was lucky enough to have read Dancing with His Heart and I loved it !!!! Katherine has entwined, ballroom dancing, love and a little girl with autism into this read and I must say I enjoyed all aspects !! Here is the cover and blurb and my review and thoughts ...

Playboy and philanthropist, Alex offers first class sponsorship to Lauren and her dance partner. Given their tumultous past, Lauren is suspicious. Without resources, the single mother of a handicapped child is forced to take Alex's offer. His plan is to prove that he's changed, and win her heart. But trust is not easily won even with the sizzling sparks the two of them ignite on and off the dance floor, and they both face more trouble when a dark figure from their past shows up with devious intentions for them both.

My Review ;)

Playboy and Philanthropist Alex, offers  Lauren and her partner sponsorship for their  ball room dancing. An offer of a life time - To be trained by the best instructor, dressed in divine sparkly attire, and to be financially stable in life.

Lauren being a single mum to a child with autism, she  finds this a dream come true, to be able to give her child a better start in life, coaching and learning that she needs to develop herself. She hesitantly accepts.  Lauren is hesitant given Alex and her tumultuous past, therefore  Lauren is cautious and suspicious of his ulterior motives.

 Wanting the best for her daughter in life Lauren accepts his offer and seals the sponsorship.
In time Alex and Lauren can’t deny the electricity and attraction between each other, but Alex must show Lauren that he has changed in order to win her heart and her love. Even if he has to sweep her off her feet...

The past has come back to Taunt them both; with devious intentions that causes dramas between them both.

My thoughts ;0

Sigh... I so enjoy a romantic read, this story was filled with heartache, heartfelt moments and moments where you had to wipe that lonely tear from falling. Moments where you sighed, giggled and also wandered. Why?  An enjoyable read, from beginning to end, I just couldn’t put it down.
 It dealt with the life of a single mother dealing with her loss in life, and the heartache of bringing a child into the world alone with autism.

 Life wasn’t meant to be easy for anyone, but Lauren often wondered why she was dealt this card - Her daily dealings with life, her daughter and her passion. Somehow no matter what, she dealt with it all, and moved on with life, to love and enjoy her precious daughter in which the way god gave her and also find time to enjoy her passion in life - to dance.

 I liked the way Katherine wove details about Autism into this read, giving the insight to just a little of the out comings of dealing with a child with a disability. But also entwining that there can be happiness as well as moments where you wander and ponder. I also enjoyed the information into the side of ballroom dancing, this I found different I as I have never danced, but she made it sounds magical and romantic. Makes me want to start up, just for the sheer romance of it all.

The plot was fluent and straight forward, weaving Laurens love for dance, her love for her daughter and a passion that she wasn’t so willing to succumb to.
The main characters meshed well, their love was sizzling and hot, I could almost see steam coming off Alex at certain times, his lust, and love for Lauren was that pronounced. As Always  He was a gentleman, right till the end, showing her he could love her and Bekah  and all that came with. He was  willing to wait just to be with her and show her how much he loved her. ** Who said that chivalry is dead ** ??
Lauren a caring and loving character, found it hard to let Alex in, mistrust due to past dealings, in time she realized he had her best interest at heart. The love was sensual, warming and made you feel all gooey inside.. The descriptions were intoxicating - the scents and emotions well portrayed. Overall, a wonderful read, filled with dance, love and family and possibilities for a happy future no matter the outcome you were dealt with.

Dialogue and plot were well outlined and full of all the goodies  and fluent,  never a dull moment, Katherine always has that way with her books, you get engrossed in the read, you feel like a magnet drawn to steel.

I have enjoyed all of Katherines  books and she never dissapoints, her passion to write is shown in her work and from my personal point of view I enjoy every word she puts on paper. 

Dancing with His heart can be brought at amazon.

The cover is different over at Amazon I love this one toooo, and if you check out all the review 14 (( 5 star reviews ))


Spartan Heart Part 2 by Kristine Cheney. ** Book Review **

Well I must say After reading Part 1 of Spartans Heart I eagerly awaited part 2 and this week it was released. I must say I really enjoyed book one review is lower in my posts, but part two was definetly a sizzler !! hot and filled with lots of goodies to keep you on the edge of your seat !!! So here's the hot cover for **Spartan Heart Part 2 ** then my book review, my thoughts on why I enjoyed it !!!

My Review :

Part one had us left us anxioulsy waiting to know as to whom the rogue was, that showed up at the end of Part One to take Evangeline right or wrong. Did he mean her harm ? Was this the end ?

 Once again Demona has been meddling and causing chaos.  Lucky for Angeline she is strong willed and this stranger is able to read her mind and put two and two together. Realizing he has been set up he is determined to seek his revenge and for forgiveness.

 Dorien finds out the truth as to Evangeline’s pregnancy, and old friendships are re kindled.

 Part two  takes us back to the land of the Spartans, Evangeline, Tommy, Philip and Dorien have decided to go back to where Dorien was found, and search for  his warrior Spartan companions. Here , mysteries are uncovered, kiss of life is revisited, there is mayhem, and danger, and even a little lovin thrown in. 

 A menace * Phebus* - Demona's  minion is beside himself,  taking circumstances in his own hands. He is cruel, unkind and on a mission to destroy all in his way.   Evangeline being is target in goal !

 Not only do they all fight for their existence but Evangeline fights for what she believes in. Here in Sicily Evangeline discovers the true meaning to her happily ever after.

With all her new family always close by - I’m sure that life will never be dull or lacking in love.
Life is never what it seems......

 Demona continues on with her bitchy - sour antics, woman scorned if you may call her - but in time her visions arent what they are cracked up to be, life for her is a completely new ball game. They say pay back is a bitch and Im sure she will get her just rewards in time ..

 With family and friends close by Evangeline and Dorien  goe through heartache, tears, and happiness. Dorien and Evans  love is challenged and pushed to boundaries, and in the end will good win over evil? Or will it tear their happily ever after away ?

Oh my - As much as I enjoyed part one, Part two is a pearler.  When I say that, Kristine  has hit the jackpot for all things that sparkle. This story certainly left my eyes twinkling and mind whirling.  I was drawn into this modern world filled with Dorien and his old ways.  The words, the expressions, made me giggle, - Dorien is still back in his old years, in the way that he speaks - ** with child ** babes .. I enjoyed his words and mannerisms , ** Sparta Style ** 

 His love is still has strong as a swift current, smoothly running and never ceasing flow. Full on and in fluent motion.  A love like that, you would only want to last a life time, or for immortality. His loyalty is admiring, his love, unfathomable, and his word infallible. A true Spartan King ..

Evan is still strong willed, more persistent if that is possible, and still  totally in love with Dorien, in this story  her will is challenged, and her love for her babies is like any mother -  She will do what it takes to save them from harms way.  She is kick arse if you may call it, determined and even when she is  down on her knees deep in mud, she is still willing to do all that it takes to save and live for the one she loves. A true warrior in her own ways and world.

Evan and Doriens love is still sizzling ,sensual,  magnetic, and filled with devotion, this alone makes you think what it would be like to have a  love like this.. I know its only a book !! But hey,, it works for me and I love the lovey dovey stuff.  The emotions once again are expressive, fluent and magical. Whilst reading you can feel Kristine 's passion for her work, - the story - it reflects in her writing.   She pours her heart into it, this reflects upon all the emotions present.   Poetry in motion once again -  characters  feelings well portrayed, and  emotions that pull at your heart strings. When a book can bring out all kinds of emotions, you know it has been a good read.
The dialogue jam packed with all the goodies needed for a great story, plot fluent and steadily paced, chapters all flowing from one to the next. Until of course you reach those critical moments where you frantically read just to find out what’s happening.. This alone was an adrenaline rush !!!  SIGH !!

 Part two was filled with so much suspense I thought I was going to sponstanusly combust in the end.. NOT PREDICTABLE and this was kind of scary !! Because we all want we want when we are reading right ?? and when turns of events dont go the way we want ... well,, you know the story.. 

 We all envisage while we read,, but I found I  read, gasped, read - sighed… smiled and thought ahhhh...  Once you have read it you will understand.

I throughly enjoyed this world that Kristine Has created, it will take you back in time but also keep you within our modern world. An adventure Im sure that you will enjoy.

All secondary characters, blended in well with the storyline, new characters introduced. I really enjoyed these refreshing new characters,  their loyalty and mannerisms enjoyable and once again  sexy spartans !! The humour was enlightening between the characters, and  the mind reading amusing.  We need a little hotness in our reads !!!! ** swoon **

I look forward to more in the following series. This alone leaves a lot of room for character building and storyline for the next book in the series.. Keep in mind that this is part 2,, so Part 1 and Part 2 is one book ;)  just split in half ... to tease us  :O)

Overall it was fantastic !!!!

 Spartan Hearts for this read !!

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Where you can find links to purchase Spartan Heart part one and two !! But you must read part one first !!!