Review: The Black Sheep’s Inheritance (Dynasties: The Lassiters, Book 1) by Maureen Child

black sheep's inheritanceHeroine: Colleen Falkner receives an unexpected legacy from her client J.D. Lassiter in his will. Three million dollars is more than enough to help her achieve her dreams and fulfill her mother’s too. Colleen wants to be a nurse practitioner for the remote mountain area in Wyoming around Cheyenne. The money will more than enable her to get her license, buy a cabin, and set up a practice. When Sage, J.D.’s son, appears to have an interest in her, she is flattered and excited. She feels like she knows him from all of the stories she’s heard.

Hero: Sage Lassiter wasn’t close with his adoptive father. In fact, the two were loggerheads most of the time they got together after an incident in college. So he’s not surprised when J.D. pulls something crazy in his will. What he is surprised about is that the person who was screwed-over wasn’t himself, but was his sister. The one person who might know about why J.D. did what he did would’ve been his private nurse. And, the woman, just got a three million dollar legacy, so clearly, she’s up to no good.

Review: I’m not sure who the black sheep is supposed to be in this story. I felt the inheritance most in question was the heroine’s (and the hero’s sister’s), but it was the hero who had conflict with his family. The story is adorable and I particularly enjoyed the scenes where Colleen and Sage go to look at houses and she nearly falls into the ravine… which leads to fun sexy times. I also loved how Sage pulled out all the stops to win her over again after making an ass of himself.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Review: Darling Jenny (Americana, Book 50) by Janet Dailey

darling jennyHero: I picked up this book because I loved what the back blurb had to say:

But Logan was not a man to be defied. He kept saying, ‘In the end, Jenny Glenn, you will yield.’

Hot. I like alpha heroes. Logan is pretty great too – dominating, enigmatic, and tender. Perfect mix.

Heroine: Jenny was singled out from other secretaries and promoted to being the boss’s gal. Then she got together with her boss. Only to discover he’s a sleaze. She feels like she can’t go back to the office and can’t go home, so she runs to her sister who lives states away. She sees her sister being all chummy with her boss, Logan, and decides to intervene. (Without of course, discussing anything with her sister, because Jenny knows best.)

Review: The heroine was a stereotypical female archetype (AKA the BRAT – yes, all caps) that would be great friends with a Too Stupid To Live (TSTL) heroine. If Jenny existed in real life, I’d have to leave whenever she showed up, because she’s so grating. She is too immature to handle being in a relationship. And she’s certainly not an authority on relationships. She judged all men by one man from her past and then made a series of assumptions and judgment calls that were all wrong regarding her sister and the hero. Logan must have patience and tolerance in spades, spades I tell you. She’s a character that should be taken over the knee.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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