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review 2015-09-15 00:00
Love by the Numbers
Love by the Numbers - Karin Kallmaker This story began in an interesting fashion, Lily running from something dark, all the while being a charmer with a gift for languages. The professor's story was not so interesting and read as if she were a robot learning to become human.

One did not require anything like "Nicole said" written on the page as it was quite obvious who was speaking with the empty use of a thesaurus to manufacture dialogue so stiff and dead. She comes across as an old curmudgeon, set in her ways and entirely antisocial, except of course, when she's "Cole", her sexual alter ego. Lily has one as well named "Libido". I have no named sexual alter-ego myself so perhaps this is my problem.

The premise of a book describing DNA analysis as a new method to find compatible mates becoming an international best seller was weak to me. How would this set-up operate, having National Geographic and Ancestry.com opening up new lines of business, instead of telling you that your relative lived in Bulgaria 15,000 years ago?
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review 2014-06-27 00:00
Love by Numbers
Love by Numbers - Sara Donovan I picked this book up because I liked the cover. I read the synopsis and thought I could relate to the character of April. This is a girl who has a heart problem but she is intelligent, so she tries to outsmart her heart. This was a really cute book, and it provided me with a little break from what I normally read. I really thought the characters were a bit unbelievable, but the premise was pretty original. The character of April seems “normal” except in the fact that her best friend is male, and straight, and good-looking. Despite the fact that they both seem attractive, they don’t have feeling for each other sexually. (Btw, that will never be me) April has a pretty quick wit but she is not following her instincts. Should of, could of, but didn’t act on it. That is totally me. She seemed cool to me, her wit is attractive, but she is a bit immature. Poor Girl! Conflicted April is dealing with something almost any girl can relate to, she has a crush that doesn’t seem to like her back. She daydreams about him and reads too much into everything he does. I have definitely been there. She decides she needs to get over him. April devises a plan to make herself fall in love with her bestie in an attempt to get over this crush. The fact that he agrees to this sham is hilarious. The result is funny and lighthearted, and a bit sad. This read made me think of Sophie Kinsella‘s books, but in a less predictable format.

This story takes place in Australia. I liked that about this book, since it seemed a bit foreign to me, in an English speaking country kind of way. The sex is PG in this book until you get towards the middle, then it becomes a bit more PG-17ish. No need to worry about getting swept away in passion in this book. Like most romcom fiction, there is too much turmoil for too much sex. The story switches from work scenes to home quickly. There are not any boring details about the mundane toiling on of daily life, just the heart of conversations and April’s confusion about how to proceed. It was almost diary like in its presentation. This book was a nice break from reality, complete with a super happy ending.
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text 2014-04-29 16:12
Best Historical Romance Series with Brothers
Her Warrior King - Michelle Willingham
Texas Destiny - Lorraine Heath
The Duke - Gaelen Foley
Rose - Leigh Greenwood
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley
Taming the Wolf - Deborah Simmons
Slightly Married - Mary Balogh
Unspoken (Heroes of the Highlands #1) (The MacLauchlans) - Kerrigan Byrne
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Sarah MacLean
Autumn Lover (Maxwells, #1) - Elizabeth Lowell

I love to follow characters through a series and what better way than to do that than with a family with lots of brothers? Here are some of the best Historical Romance Series featuring biological brothers! 



1.  MacEgan Brothers by  Michelle Willingham


     Her Warrior King - Patrick MacEgan 

     Her Irish Warrior-  Bevan MacEgan

    The Warrior's Touch- Connor MacEgan 

    Taming Her Irish Warrior-  Ewan MacEgan

     Surrender to an Irish Warrior- Trahern MacEgan

     Warriors in Winter- Liam MacEgan 


2.  Texas Trilogy (Leigh Brothers) by Lorraine Heath


     Texas Destiny- Houston Leigh

     Texas Glory- Dallas Leigh

    Texas Splendor-Austin Leigh 


3. Knight Miscellany (The Knight Brothers) by Gaelen Foley


    The Duke-  Duke of Hawkscliffe 

    Lord of Fire- Lord Lucien Knight 

   Lord of Ice- Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley

   One Night of Sin- Lord Alec Knight

   His Wicked Kiss- Lord Jack Knight


4. Seven Brides (The Randolph Brothers) by Leigh Greenwood


   Rose- George Randolph

   Fern- Madison Randolph

   Iris- Monty Randolph 

  Laurel- Hen Randolph

  Daisy- Tyler Randolph

  Violet- Jefferson Randolph

   Lily- Zac Randolph



5. Highland Pleasures (The MacKenzie Brothers) By Jennifer Ashley


    The Madness of Lord Ian MackenzieLord Ian Mackenzie

    Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage- Lord Mac Mackenzie

    The Many Sins of Lord Cameron - Cameron Mackenzie 

    The Duke's Perfect Wife- Hart Mackenzie


6. de Burghs (the de Burghs Brothers)  Deborah Simmons


     Taming the Wolf- Dunstan deBurgh

     The De Burgh Bride- Geoffrey de Burgh

    Robber Bride-  Simon de Burgh 

    My Lord De Burgh- Stephen de Burgh 

    My Lady De Burgh- Robin de Burgh


7.  Bedwyn Saga (The Bedwyn Brothers) By Mary Balogh


     Slightly Married- Aidan Bedwyn

    Slightly Wicked- Lord Rannulf Bedwyn

     Slightly Sinful- Lord Alleyne Bedwyn

    Slightly Dangerous-  Duke of Bewcastle


8. The MacLauchlans (The MacLauchlan Brothers)  By Kerrigan Byrne


    Unspoken- Roderick MacLauchlan 

    Unwilling- Laird Connor MacLauchlan

    Unwanted- Finn 


9. Love By Numbers (The St. John Brothers) By Sarah MacLean


   Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Gabriel St. John

   Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord -  Nicholas St. John


10.  Only (The Maxwell Brothers) By Elizabeth Lowell 


       Autumn Lover - Hunter Maxwell

      Winter Fire - Case Maxwell 



Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!


To vote for the best of the best go to the Goodreads list: Best Historical Romance Series with Brothers.


If you would like to see some very sexy siblings as well as get more recommendations, please visit my Pinterest Board: Romance Novels About Brothers. 


Later this week you can look forward to list about brothers in Paranormal and Contemporary Romance as well as those wonderful Band of Brothers series. 















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review 2013-12-26 21:51
Darn near perfect!
10 Ways To Steal Your Lover - Dee Tenorio

10 Ways To Steal Your Lover (Love By Numbers) by Dee Tenorio was darn near perfect!  I absolutely loved this story from beginning to end.  I was so pleasantly surprised by the way that I laughed one minute and swooned the next.  Kane was so drool worthy that I think he's going to be my new book boyfriend for a while.


One of the things that struck me the most about this story is the fact that Delilah's ex, Craig, wasn't portrayed as that great of a man for most of the story, but when we finally got to meet him, I thought he was pretty amazing.  He wasn't meant for Delilah of course, but I really wanted to see him get an HEA too.


I'm happy to see that he will be getting one, I hope very soon in a book called 5 Secrets You Never Tell.  It was supposed to due out Winter 2013, so I'm hoping that it's going to be out in the next couple of months.


Also, I'd like to take the time out to show that this is a self-pubbed book that I would gladly put up against a traditionally pubbed book any day. So, for those of you who may be a little skeptical about self-pubbed ebooks, give this one a try.  I'm glad I did.

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review 2013-09-29 01:40
10 Ways To Steal Your Lover (Love By Numbers)
10 Ways To Steal Your Lover (Love By Num... 10 Ways To Steal Your Lover (Love By Numbers) - Dee Tenorio Loved it more on this re-read. Particularly Rainbow.
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