Lilies and Lies by Tara Greenbaum: A Must Read

Saturday, March 29, 2008

**Note: this review is spoiler-free, so read on without fear**

Jillian Connelly has had it with men who lie to her. The struggling florist has ditched her cheating fiancĂ© and is just hoping to make it through her best friend’s wedding (where said ex is the best man). In a modern twist on the classic Hollywood “meet cute,” Jillian meets Garrett Guinness; charming, unemployed, newly-moved to her hometown. There’s just one problem.

Garrett McGuinness, billionaire hotelier has given up his flashy, New York lifestyle and hopes to have a few days of peace before the opening of his new hotel. When sparks fly between him and Jillian, Garrett doesn’t want to ruin it with his famous name, so he tells a few little lies. The problem is, Garrett has now painted himself into a corner with no way out in sight.

This is the first book I’ve read by Tara Greenbaum and definitely won’t be my last. Lilies and Lies reminds me of the sexy romantic comedies of the ‘50s and ‘60s (think Pillow Talk). You have an intelligent, honest heroine, a seductive hero who (though he lies to the heroine) is a good man at heart. Add a fun, fast-paced plot, endearing supporting characters, and some seriously steamy love scenes, and you have Greenbaum’s novel. Overall I found Lilies and Lies to be charming, witty, sexy, and utterly entertaining.

Reading Lilies and Lies is akin to sipping your favorite fruity cocktail by the poolside: refreshing, sweet, and just a touch naughty. A definite must-read!!!!



Lilies and Lies is published by Resplendence Publishing. To purchase (or for more information), click here.

Sabrina Jeffries Book Order

Monday, March 17, 2008

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Sinful Suitors
The Duke's Men
Hellions of Halstead Hall
School for Heiresses
The Royal Brotherhood Series
Swanlea Spinster Series
Lord Trilogy
Wales
Restoration
Stand Alones


Sinful Suitors

1) The Art of Sinning
Jeremy Keane and Yvette Barlow

1.5) The Heiress and the Hothead (available as a standalone and in the What Happens Under the Mistletoe anthology)
Stephen Corry and Amanda Keane
My Review of The Heiress and the Hothead
My Review of What Happens Under the Mistletoe

2) The Study of Seduction
Edwin Barlow and Clarissa Lindsey
My Review

3) The Danger of Desire
Warren Corry and Delia Trevor

4) The Pleasure of Passion (available 6/20/17)
Niall Lindsey and Brilliana Trevor
My Review

4.5) A Talent for Temptation (available 10/2/17)
Quinn Raines and Meriel Vyse

5) The Secrets of Flirting (est. release April 2018)
Baron Fulkham


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The Duke's Men

1) What the Duke Desires
Maximilian Cale and Lisette Bonnaud
My Review

2) Victor Cale and Isabella Cale

2.5) Dorinda and the Doctor
Percy Worth and Dorinda Nunley

3) How the Scoundrel Seduces
Tristan Bonnaud and Zoe Keane
My Review

4) If the Viscount Falls
Dominick Manton and Jane Vernon
My Review

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Hellions of Halstead Hall

1) The Truth About Lord Stoneville
Oliver Sharpe, Marquess of Stoneville and Miss Maria Butterfield
My Review

2) A Hellion in Her Bed
Lord Jarret Sharpe and Miss Annabel Lake
My Review

3) How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Giles Masters and Lady Minerva Sharpe
My Review

4) To Wed a Wild Lord
Lord Gabriel Sharpe and Miss Virginia Waverly
My Review

5) A Lady Never Surrenders
Jackson Pinter and Lady Celia Sharpe
My Review

6) 'Twas the Night After Christmas
Pierce Waverly, Earl of Devonmont and Mrs. Camilla Stuart
My Review

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School for Heiresses

1) Never Seduce a Scoundrel
Major Lucas Winter and Lady Amelia Plume

2) Only a Duke Will Do
Simon Tremaine, Duke of Foxmoor and Miss Louisa North
Note: This book is connected to To Pleasure a Prince (Book 2 of The Royal Brotherhood Series)

2.5) "Ten Reasons to Stay" (in The School for Heiresses anthology and available as a standalone ebook on 5/6/13)
Colin Hunt, Earl of Monteith and Miss Eliza Crenshawe
My Review

3) Beware a Scot's Revenge
Sir Lachlan Ross and Lady Venetia Campbell
My Review

4) Let Sleeping Rogues Lie
Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt and Miss Madeline Prescott

4.5) "When Sparks Fly" (in the Snowy Night with a Stranger anthology)
Martin, Lord Thorncliff and Miss Elinor Bancroft
My Review

5) Don't Bargain with the Devil
Diego Montalvo and Miss Lucy Seton
My Review

6) Wed Him Before You Bed Him
Mrs. Charlotte Harris and "Cousin Michael"
My Review


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The Royal Brotherhood Series

1) In the Prince's Bed
Alec Black, Earl of Iversley and Miss Katherine Merivale

2) To Pleasure a Prince
Marcus North, Viscount Draker and Lady Regina Tremaine

3) One Night with a Prince
Gavin Byrne and Christabel, Marchioness of Haversham


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Swanlea Spinster Series

1) A Dangerous Love
Griffith Knighton and Lady Rosalind Laverick

2) A Notorious Love
Daniel Brennan and Lady Helena Laverick

3) After the Abduction
Sebastian Blakely, Baron Templemore and Lady Juliet Laverick

4) Dance of Seduction
Captain Morgan Pryce and Lady Clara Stanbourne

5) Married to the Viscount
Spencer Law, Viscount Ravenswood and Miss Abigail Mercer


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Lord Trilogy

1) The Pirate Lord
Captain Gideon Horn and Miss Sara Willis

2) The Forbidden Lord
Jordan Willis, Earl of Blackmore and Miss Emily Fairchild

3) The Dangerous Lord
Ian Lennard, Viscount St. Clair and Miss Felicity Taylor


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Lord Trilogy

1) The Pirate Lord
Captain Gideon Horn and Miss Sara Willis

2) The Forbidden Lord
Jordan Willis, Earl of Blackmore and Miss Emily Fairchild

3) The Dangerous Lord
Ian Lennard, Viscount St. Clair and Miss Felicity Taylor


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Wales

1) Stormswept (re-issue available 6/28/16)
Rhys Vaughan and Juliana St. Albans
My Review

2) Windswept (reissue coming soon)
Evan Newcome and Catrin Price


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Stand Alones

"The Widow's Auction" (in Fantasy anthology)
Justin Antony, Marquess of Warbrooke and Isobel Lamberton, Lady Kingsley

"Gone, But Not Forgetting" (in A Day in Mossy Creek anthology)
Bert and Honey Lyman

At Home in Mossy Creek
Dave Brodie and Hannah Longstreet


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Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

http://www.sabrinajeffries.com/

Lisa Kleypas Book Order

Friday, March 14, 2008

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The Wallflowers (Historical)
The Hathaways (Historical)
Cold-Hearted Rake Quartet (Historical)
Bow Street Runners (Historical)
The Gamblers (Historical)
Capitol Theatre (Historical)
Vallerands (Historical)
Stokehurst (Historical)
Berkeley-Faulkner (Historical)
Stand Alones (Historical)
Travis Family (Contemporary)
Friday Harbor (Contemporary)



The Wallflowers


0.5) Again the Magic
John and Aline
Gideon and Olivia

1) Secrets of a Summer Night
Simon and Annabelle

2) It Happened One Autumn
Marcus and Lillian

3) Devil in Winter
Sebastian and Evangeline

4) Scandal in Spring
Matthew and Daisy

5) A Wallflower Christmas
Rafe and Hannah
My Review

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The Hathaways


Note: This series stands on its own, but characters from the Wallflower series play strong supporting roles in Mine Till Midnight

1) Mine Till Midnight
Amelia and Cam

2) Seduce Me at Sunrise
Win and Merripen

2.5) A Hathaway Wedding

3) Tempt Me at Twilight
Poppy and Harry
My Review

4) Married by Morning
Leo and Catherine
My Review

5) Love in the Afternoon
Beatrix and Christopher
My Review


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Cold-Hearted Rake Quartet


Cold-Hearted Rake (available 10/27/15)
Devon and Kathleen


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Bow Street Runners


1) Someone to Watch Over Me
Grant and Vivien

2) Lady Sophia's Lover
Ross and Sophia

3) Worth Any Price
Nick and Charlotte


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The Gamblers


1) Then Came You
Alex and Lily

2) Dreaming of You
Derek and Sara

3) "Against the Odds" (in the Where's My Hero? anthology)
Jake and Lydia
Note: Also loosely connected to the Bow Street trilogy


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Capitol Theatre

1) Somewhere I'll Find You
Damon and Julia

2) Because You're Mine
Logan and Madeline

3) "I Will" (in the Wish List anthology)
Andrew and Caroline


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Vallerands

1) When Strangers Marry
Max and Lysette

2) Only With Your Love
Justin and Celia


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Stokehurst

1) Midnight Angel
Lucas and Anastasia

2) Prince of Dreams
Nikki and Emma


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Berkeley-Faulkner

1) Where Passion Leads
Randall and Rosalie

2) Forever My Love
Alec and Mira

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Stand Alones

Love Come to Me
Heath and Lucinda

"Surrender" (in the Gifts of Love anthology)
Jason and Laura

"Promises" (in the Three Weddings and a Kiss anthology)
Eric and Lidian

Suddenly You
Jack and Amanda

Where Dreams Begin
Zachary and Holly

Stranger in My Arms
Hunter and Lara


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Travis Family

1) Sugar Daddy
Gage Travis and Liberty Jones

2) Blue-Eyed Devil
Hardy Cates and Haven Travis

3) Smooth Talking Stranger
Jack Travis and Ella Varner

4) Brown-Eyed Girl
Joe Travis and Avery Crosslin
My Review


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Friday Harbor

1) Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
Mark Nolan and Maggie Conroy
My Review

2) Rainshadow Road
Sam Nolan and Lucy Marinn
My Review

3) Dream Lake
Alex Nolan and Zoe Hoffman

4) Crystal Cove
Jason Black and Justine Hoffman
My Review


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Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

http://www.lisakleypas.com/
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