Author: Lynn Kurland

STARS IN YOUR EYES by Lynn Kurland

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STARS IN YOUR EYES by Lynn KurlandStars in your Eyes by Lynn Kurland
Published by Jove Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyVanessa

High achiever, Imogen Maxwell only wants to be involved with movies and pursue her passion.  When an opportunity presents itself, she jumps at the chance to prove her worth even if it’s not under the best of circumstances.  However, Imogen never imagined how “out of time” those circumstances could be.  Will she find more than she bargained for in her quest for happiness, or will she give it all up to be back in her own comfort zone?

 

Phillip de Piaget has come to claim his promised bride.  Finding the young lady dangling from the walls of her keep instead of flinging refuse at him gave him pause.  It doesn’t take long for the handsome gentleman to deduce that the lass he has just caught isn’t his to begin with, but he’d like her to be.  Will Phillip be able to convince her that love is worth more than anything she could have left behind, or will someone else seal Phillip’s fate for him?

 

Stars in Your Eyes began with great promise.  The plots seemed interesting, as most Lynn Kurland’s books are, and the characters were well fleshed-out.  However, they just weren’t clicking for me in Stars in Your Eyes.  I felt that Phillip and Imogen spent more time apart than together.  I didn’t see where their feelings could’ve developed other than being told that they were there in Stars in Your Eyes.

Stars in Your Eyes had great characters that had me wanting to get to know them, even the so-called villain of the piece.  I enjoyed the setting of this tale and wished to explore it more in Stars in Your Eyes.  However, I just couldn’t believe in the love that Phillip and Imogen professed in the end.  It felt more like she was available for him, and he provided her with an escape from her atrocious family…a settling, if you will.

ROSES IN MOONLIGHT by Lynn Kurland

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ROSES IN MOONLIGHT by Lynn KurlandRoses in Moonlight by Lynn Kurland
Published by Penguin on 2013-04-30
Genres: General, Paranormal
Reviewed by Vanessa

From the author of Dreamspinner and A Dance Through Time... ESCAPING INTO THE PAST... Derrick Cameron, antiquities dealer and adventurer, is furious when the priceless piece of Elizabethan lace he's been pursuing slips right by him, in the improbable custody of a mousy textile historian! But he will retrieve it, even if it means dragging a very skeptical, albeit adorable, Samantha back in time with him. After all, he is used to living dangerously—in whatever century he finds himself. Conscientious Samantha Drummond never dreamed the package her British employer gave her would lead her into places an ordinary gal should never go—like Elizabethan England!—or throw her into the company of one extremely attractive, but highly suspect Highlander who not only thinks she's a thief, but insists on involving her in his mad schemes to retrieve his stolen treasure. CAN LEAD YOU STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FUTURE... Trapped first in Elizabethan England, then caught in a web of modern-day intrigues, Samantha and Derrick are forced into an unlikely alliance by peril, never imagining that what they're forging is a timeless love....

Derrick Cameron is an adventurer in his spare time with a real job of tracking down missing antiques for their owners.  Set up with a new case of locating some missing Elizabethan lace brings him into Samantha Drummond’s life.  Trailing the young sheltered woman teaches Derrick that there is more to this story.

Samantha Drummond has FINALLY been able to get out of the reach of her overbearing, pompous parents and on another continent for a housesitting job. However, things seem a bit odd when she notices similarities to the man that continues to pop in and out of her world. He insists that she has some contraband upon her person and she soon finds herself in a world unlike her own, yet one that she knows a little about.  Derrick and Samantha are soon forced to trust each other as they work to solve this mystery and other emotions quickly follow.

Roses in Moonlight is a truly fantastical romantic read! Roses in Moonlight  was heavy on the sweet with just the right amount of protective alpha to give it a warm cozy feeling, and a great book to curl up with.

I liked how Derrick and Samantha slowly fell in love, and that she found it odd to buy into what he claimed was set about in modern England.  However, if you have read any of Lynn Kurland’s novels you will know that what Derrick speaks of is the truth in her world.  The dialogue and chemistry churning between the characters made Roses in Moonlight feel like a refreshing, light hearted romp that was just plain good fun!

I truly enjoyed the fact that Derrick and Samantha found a way to make her brother suffer a bit for his actions and that everything was tied up in a neat little bow at the end of Roses in Moonlight. Lynn Kurland almost always hits the nail on the head for me!

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