Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby

Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby is pretty cool ChickLit novel. It’s not the best bur I think I enjoyed it. This is the only book I have read which written by Chris Manby. Its not those big comedy type chicklit novel but its more into light romance.

He’s the King of the Swingers. But she’s the Ice Queen. When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil. She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But, she may not have a job for much longer anyway – Prowdes is in big financial trouble. Salvation comes in the form of a TV documentary.

I think  its an average or below if I have to rate the book. But the storyline is nice and simple. I was not bored reading it. Girl Meets Ape is a British chicklit novel which you can finish in a day. I have to stay story didn’t keep thing moving like at beginning of the book. I think this might be the reason readers might simply grade the book as not so good novel. I can’t blame them for that.

Celestial Passions – Brianna by Judy Mays

Celestial Passions – Brianna By Judy Mays is the first book  in the Celestial Passions series. This is the first book of Judy Mays that I’ve read. Judy Mays writes wonderful Erotica stories.

Brianna did what any other decent human being would do-rescue a pair of aliens her boss was about to dissect, and get them back to their space ship. In the process, she was captured by an alien scientist and became a experiment herself-a sexual experiment. Captain Alalakan don al’ Chardadon was not about to let Dr. Rodak don al’ Bakom conduct his ridiculous sexual experiments on an inhabitant from a newly discovered world. Even if it meant he had to marry the Earth woman to protect her. Marriages were easily dissolved on his planet, and this alien was very beautiful. Besides, he wanted her-in his bed, on the floor, against the wall, or anywhere else he could think of. Brianna had to choose-marry the captain or try to find another way to escape Bakom. Easy choice. Even though he was an alien, Char was the most desirable man she’d ever met. So, Brianna finds herself hurtling through space married to a very sexy alien-with a very flexible tail-from a planet where hedonism is the norm and there are three sexes: male, female, and hermaphrodite. But Bakom wanted Brianna too, and is willing to do anything to get her back.

Judy Mays has created the best characters in Celestial Passions – Brianna. Brianna is strong and sassy and Char is the perfect with all his sensuality and power. The passion between Char and Brianna very sensual and even a bit spicy and the things that alien can do with his tail are simply amazing and highly arousing.One particular character that i liked most is Char’s cousin Ban who is especially intriguing and I hope that there is a story about him in a future book. I enjoyed this book and hope that the other books in this series are just as enjoyable.

CAPTIVE MOON By Cathy Clamp & C T Adams

Captive Moon by Cathy Clamp & C. T. Adams is the third book of the Sazi Tales. And surprise this story is not of Tony Giodonne, our hero from the previous two books. In Captive Moon we learn of different groups of Sazi and how they are interacting with each other C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp has given us yet another fascinating story of the Sazi.

Antoine Monier,the shape-shifting half-lion, half-cougar leader is not only a World-class entertainer but also Sazi council-member. He finds out that there’s a shape shifter captive along with other tigers and goes to rescue them to find a woman, a woman from a legendary family thought extinct. California-born Tahira who is a were-tiger had been in Turkey with her brother Rabi, visiting their grandparents, when Rabi disappeared. While searching for him, Tahira was captured. Also they discover that she is very special… a mythical “power well” who can store up the energies of others. Together they find out who wants Tahira for her powers and also they fight another Were spider.

Well like the previous other two books Captive Moon too is very captivating in its read. The adventure faced by Antoine and Tahira,the race against time, and the phases of the moon, to get to the bottom of what is really going on keeps you enthralled. The character I most liked is the arrogant were-snake Ahmad who is also a council member. What I liked most about him is that in spite of his hauty manners n arrogance he fights along side Antoine and Tahira and shows that he is one who can be trusted in times of need. I hope that Cathy Clamp & CT Adams write a separate book about Ahmad the were snake. All in all Captive Moon is as enjoyable as the previous two books Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web.

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart a nice sweet clean romance about two people who are separated by outside circumstances.

Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place–especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger’s strong, sure hand saved her from certain death.

And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.

Truthfully speaking, I almost fell asleep reading this book.  The characters were repetitive and kind off obnoxious,  it was a bit tedious at the end. Homespun Bride i think one of those books that have a good plot but turn out not so interesting. Well the blindness of the leading female character adds a different twist. It is a clean cut and simple  Christian Romance. What i liked about this book is that the main characters actually addressed and talked about most of their issues instead of ignoring them. All in all an overall read.

For the Roses by Julie Garwood

For the Roses by Julie Garwood is the first in the series of the Claybornes Brides. For the Roses has it all, humor, emotions romance and even a bit of thrill. Once you start reading you’ll be unable to put it down until you finish it.

The lives of four street orphans suddenly change when they discover an abandoned baby in the  dumpster. Although just children themselves, these vagabonds adopt the baby, whom they name Mary Rose and become a most unlikely family, naming themselves The Claybornes. Longing for a fresh start, Adam, the eldest of the clan, inspires their migration out West where they eventually find the perfect site for the family homestead, promptly named RoseHill by their sister.
Trouble came to paradise in the one Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald. Harrison comes to Montana to find the missing daughter of his employer, the powerful and rich Lord Elliott.  He finds her, all right, but she is lovely and sweet and he falls in love with her, which he doesn’t feel he deserves to do. Mary Rose has to find out her identity and survive the upheaval that Harrison brings to her and to her family. Torn between two very different ways of life, Mary Rose must make the most important decision of her young life – to find where her true home really lies.

I really loved reading this book, because unlike the traditional family this family is bound by love and trust by the most unlikeliest of the people. The relationships of these unconventional brothers and sister are what make  For the Roses a must read. However I felt that Eleanor’s character was wholly unnecessary. But I strongly recommend that fans of Julie Garwood to not watch the movie Rosehill based on this book For the Roses.The characters in the movie and those in the book are completely at odds. Reading the book is strongly recommended.