2015 Pop Sugar Book Challenge · Book Reviews

The Wilde Sisters Trilogy by Sandra Marton

I don’t know why it took me so long to write my review of this trilogy, but here it goes. This trilogy just happened to fall in my lap on sale in the Kindle store and since I needed a trilogy for my reading challenge I figured I’d read it. It was an easy read and rather short if I remember correctly. The collection follows the love stories of three sisters.

Sex and Sensibility

This story follows Emily and Marco. Emily is picked up by Marco in the middle of the night walking in the rain. On the drive to her house, she answers his questions, admitting she is out of work and can play piano. Marco finds her a temporary job playing piano at an opening of one of his new buildings, but the human resources department hires her as his personal assistant instead based on her resume. The attraction between them grow and they eventually give in, with multiple discussions about how to behave in the workplace. They have some trouble and arguments, but it ends happily.

Fire and Ice

This story follows Jaimie and Zach. Jaimie is starting out in real estate and happens to end up at Zach’s apartment thinking she has an appointment to talk to him about selling his apartment. He knows nothing about this and the confusing meeting ends up as a steamy night due to a power outage. Unfortunately, Jaimie has a stalker and her brother hires Zach (unknowingly thinking they have never met) to protect Jaimie. One thing leads to another and Zach ends up showing himself but not explaining why he was really near by. The story builds from there as they figure out who is stalking her, deal with their growing romance, and she discovers the truth of his visit.

Sugar and Spice

This story follows Lissa and Nick. Lissa is a trained chef who gets stabbed in the back by her boss/partner and ends up looking for work outside Hollywood. Her agent sets her up as the chef at a ranch in Montana. Unbeknownst to her, the ranch is not a fancy dude ranch and the owner is a retired actor. The two clash heads most of the time despite their attraction to each other. Eventually they give in and Lissa tries to help Nick to heal from his troubled past.


I didn’t have an issue with the books too much as romance reads. There is a lot of erotica in them, but for the most part they are quick, steamy reads. However, since I am slowly drawing away from romance, these are books that are why. There is no way a lot of these scenarios would actually happen. The last book, Sugar and Spice, I liked the best because it was actually believable (not all of it, but most of it). People don’t just fall in love with a one night stand or during a stalking incident. Furthermore, the love interests of three sisters in different parts of the country don’t miraculously know each other already. However, the story lines were decent, they moved really well, and I had not trouble with the language or grammar. The characters are relatable and well-developed. If you are looking for a good summer, weekend, or steamy read these are the books for you.

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2015 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge · Book Reviews

Darcy’s Tale by Stanley Michael Hurd

I have finished the three part series of Darcy’s Tale by Stanley Michael Hurd. I found quite well done. I am usually always looking for books that are variations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and this one was very good. It is the entirety of Pride and Prejudice told from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. It is set up in a three volume set to reflect the publishing of the original Pride and Prejudice being released in three parts. The aspect of this trilogy that I find particularly interesting is the appendix. In the appendix, Mr. Hurd writes a series of letters that take place throughout the story. The letters are alluded to and some placed within the actual story, but the entirety of the letters is at the end and make for very enjoyable reading. Through this trilogy, you also get a great sense of Georgiana Darcy which I also like as well. I feel that she is one of the most interesting characters in the Pride and Prejudice world and was glad to see her developed in such a way.

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