Book Review: With This Kiss-Part Three by Eloisa James

Oh My!, gentle reader.

The ending of this novella is fabulous.  I absolutely loved it!  There is not much more than I can say, other than…I wished it were a full length novel.

Now, I am going to share with you some fun!

Eloise James has a Facebook page where you can connect with other readers.  The group I joined was specifically for With This Kiss.  And we had so much fun, not only discussing and dissecting this novella, but other Eloisa James books.

The other nice thing about her FB page is that she posted “in-between” the chapters specifically for this novella so we could read what was happening between key characters.  That made it so much more interesting.  AND Eloisa actually pops in and visits, answers questions and gets involved.

HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!  (Insert little girl squeal!)  🙂

I cannot wait to read more stories based on characters from this novella including a much maligned twin sister; a broken-hearted betrothed, and children with wicked senses of humor!  Does that not sound fabulous?

Happy reading, Gentle Reader!


Book Review: With This Kiss Part 2

Yesterday, Eloisa James’ 2nd part of her serial novella, With this Kiss, was released.

Ugh! Super frustrated!  IT WAS TOO SHORT!!!!

Don’t get me wrong gentle reader, it was fantastic!  But, just as I was getting into the reading…it ENDED!!!

In this installment, we meet up again with Collin and find out what has happened to him.  Stupid, noble, man…not to be confused with stupid nobleman.

Grace is being Grace and Lily is being Lily…but wait, is there something else going on…possibly…between Lily and Grace’s betrothed, McIngle???  (This reader really hopes so!)

There’s a carriage ride, a fall from grace…hehehe, such a bad pun…a false marriage and a wounded warrior.

I don’t want to wait until next week to find out what happens next.  Sigh.  Guess I will have to because part 3 doesn’t come out till next Tuesday.  Grrrr…

If you get a chance, Eloisa James has a Facebook group that you can join.  She posted a little side conversation that happens between the serial’s.  Good fodder to keep her readers happy and in a constant state of delirium…waiting for what happens next.

Happy reading, Gentle Reader!

Book Review: With This Kiss: Part One by Eloisa James

I am a HUGE Eloisa James fan.  She is one of my guilty pleasures…a good old fashioned historical romance writer.

With This Kiss: Part One is the story of two children from two previous stories.  Grace is the daughter of the Duke of Ashbourne (The Ugly Duchess).  She is oh so proper, unlike her younger sister, Lily.

Colin is the adopted son of Sir Griffin Barry (Seduced by a Pirate) and has always been amused by Lily.  In fact, he mistakes Grace for Lily…though, let me be clear, there should be no mistake.

Colin gets older and joins the navy.  Grace (and Lily) stay home and grow up.  Grace becomes even more talented at reading people and painting portraits, while Lily becomes a more audacious flirt.

What ensues next is a series of letters, portraits, unrequited love and tragedy.

I actually felt real sorrow when I was reading some of Colin’s innermost thoughts which doesn’t happen often.

This was a short read…and took me no more than 1/2 an hour to read.  It is a serial part of a novella.  Sigh…and it is good.  The next part will be released March 19th, 2013.

YAY!  But I totally hate waiting a week to read more.  I am NOT a patient person! 😉

Happy reading, gentle readers.