I'm supposed to read this together with a friend, but then so many things have been happening to my life lately that I can't seem to concentrate on this book. Don't get me wrong, this book isn't bad, but I don't think I can rate this book as a good read either since I didn't read it full heartedly. My mind was simply not with the book. :-(

Back when I read the first book to this series, To The Edge, I got wowed by the story and the characters. (By the way, this is the second book and there is also a third book called To The Brink.) The hero in that book was sooo sexy!

Eve Garrett, the heroine and a security specialist in To The Limit, receives a late night message from her estranged friend Tiffany Claybourne out in a storm. She befriended Tiff while she was working as a Secret Service agent years ago. Anyway, Tiff is late and Eve feels that something is wrong. Later when she sees someone duck between some buildings and intends to find out more, she is jumped by an unknown assailant who seems to want her to be dead.

Curious to find out more, Eve searches the night spots the next night hoping to find traces of Tiff but instead, she meets the last person she intends to see...

Tyler 'Mac' McClain, a former cop turned private investigator is now working for Tiff's wealthy, reclusive father. It is his job to find Tiff and he has never expected to find Eve face to face under this situation; for he had broken her heart fourteen years ago when they were teenagers.

Eve is equally stumbled to chance upon Mac, but she is worried about Tiff and fearing she has met up in some danger. They have no choice but to work together, although they can't fight off the attraction they still have for each other...

PS: Julia, sorry that I'm being a slow reader this time round but I'm sure you would understand...
Well, what shall I say about this book? The title gives me the impression that this story is all about fashion, or even a chick-lit story, but it isn't. I bought this book because of the author. Ever since I stumbled upon her books some years ago, I was hooked by her stories. But recently it seems like her stories no longer hook me anymore. I notice there is a slight changes of her writing style, and although the idea is refreshing, but in my opinion, they aren't as good as her previous works. You can imagine how disappointed I am.

Lan Li is an office girl who takes great pride in her dressing and fashion. She loves wearing Chanel apparel, have a devoted boyfriend who will say yes to all her needs. One night she encounters a robbery who intends to rob her, despite her feminity there is another side of her that nobody knows. Her neighbour, Ma JunKe fell in love with her at first sight, after seeing her bravery acts towards the robber but Lan Li despise him because she feels they are worlds apart. Ma JunKe is a chef and his dishes are well loved by the public. He has set up many branches thanks to his hard work and determination. He is also a loud person who loves to help people. One night, Lan Li's father committed suicide and she is shocked to find that her father's business doesn't go well as they thought. Then, her boyfriend starts to treat her coldly so she breaks up with him before he does.

Ma JunKe consoles her, and tells her bluntly that he wants to woo her. She tells him it isn't possible, but despite this, she begins to think of him differently as time goes along as they see each other more often as a friend.

The plot isn't complicated, and you don't have to guess the ending. Suitable if you just want a light easy read.

I have never read anything by David Morrell, but this book definitely makes me want to read his other books.

What should I say? As the title suggests, Creepers is creepy. From the moment I started reading the first chapter, it has got me hooked and never let go until the very last chapter.

On a cold October night, five people gather in a rundown Paragon Hotel on the Jersey shore. They are the ‘Creepers’, another term for ‘Urban Explorers’. One of them, Frank Balenger is a reporter who isn’t looking for just a story, and their chilling adventure begins. The Paragon Hotel was built in the glory days of Asbury Park in 1901 with a magnificent structure, by an eccentric and hemophiliac Morgan Carlisle, but is now boarded up and prepared for demolition. Although this activity is technically classified illegal, but it doesn’t stop them from doing so, as they pride themselves on never stealing or destroying anything they find at the sites. The team is led by Professor Robert Conklin, who has done a research on it and has a special agenda on his mind.

While they enter the rat-infested tunnel leading to the hotel, they encounter strange cats with three hind legs and a few corpses. What is more terrifying is that some rooms seem to have their own stories to tell; and they are most eager to find out more. Then, things start to go badly in a life-threatening ways and they realize a little too lately that they aren’t the only ones creeping in this spooky hotel.

All I can say this is a top notch thriller that leaves you no excuse to stop reading it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone; just make sure don’t read it at night, for I can assure you sleep will be the last thing on your mind once you pick up this book!

Ladies' Man has actually published several years ago, but at that time it was distributed as a bonus gift for a subscription service; on top of that, since it was a "hard-to-find" book then, the bidding price of this book went as high as about US$1k in ebay. I was relieved that this book was reissued, otherwise I'd have missed an 'expensive' read. :-P

Ellen Layne is a Professor at Yale, and she is 'instructed' by her TV host Uncle Bob Osborne to fetch her great Aunt Alma at the airport in New York. During the wait, she meets a handsome stranger, Sam Schaeffer in a bookstore. She frantically grabs a book when he catches her staring at him, so he asks if she has read T.S. Harrison's books which she is holding then, and this leads to a conversation. He asks for her number before departing, but she tells him no, although she is a little attracted by him, after all he is ten years younger than her and she had two teenage children. Later both of them realize they were waiting for the same person - as Sam promises his buddy author friend T.S. Harrison that he would meet Alma, in return Bob allows TS to do his biography since T.S. is Alma's favourite author. Later while Ellen gives Sam a ride in the limo, he explains that T.S. is actually his good friend and he is helping him since he couldn't make it; then one thing leads to another, and at the end of the day both of them can't seem to forget each other!

T.S. later explains to Bob what happened at the airport and is glad he still wants him to do his biography. When Ellen first receives threat letters and obscene calls, T.S. turns to Sam (since she is staying with Uncle Bob temporarily). Sam believes the threat is meant for Ellen, who has filmed in a commercial and just aired on TV. Later he knows of her two children, but despite this he is still very much attracted to her.

Towards the end of the story, the tension heightens as they face the bad guy and their relationship spurs towards a new direction.

Though the plot is not new, still I enjoyed this book because after all, it's a romance suspense.


Karen Marie Moning has done it, again! This book is simply divine. I have read most of her Highlanders series and this is simply the best in my opinion. KMM is getting better and better; in Spell of the Highlander, the devilishly handsome hero and warrior, Cian MacKelter was trapped inside an ancient mirror for some centuries.

Jessi St. James, the heroine was a diligent archaeology student who didn't mind spending most of her life in studying ancient artifacts, but there were at times she wondered if she would be a little more fun and let her hair down for once in a while. Then on one occasion she received a package on behalf of her professor and was in for a big surprise. She thought she was hallucinating when she spotted a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror. It turned out that the mirror was a priceless item and someone else would do anything to get it, including the woman who may hold the key to breaking the Highlander's dark spell. Cian offered his protection to her (Jessi didn't know from exactly what), in exchange of sharing her bed.

Spell of the Highlander is both sensual and seductive; a great plot and not to mention the hero was a sexy alpha male that would definitely make you flip the pages faster. I can't wait for KMM's next release.
Nora Roberts (aka JD Robb) is one unique and talented writer who is able to write different genres at the same time, and she writes fast. It is no wonder she has so many fans worldwide, and her books are always on the top of the bestselling list.

In Morrigan's Cross, the first paranormal ‘The Circle Trilogy’, the story started in the 12th century Ireland, the hero Hoyt Mac Cionaoith was known as the sorcerer. He lost his brother Cian to an ancient vampiress Lilith into a fellow bloodsucker. Morrigan, the goddess of battle then appeared before Hoyt, who demanded that he shall lead the forces of good against the evil, but before that he should gather five others (consisting of ‘the witch’, ‘the warrior’, ‘the scholar’, ‘the one of many forms’, and ‘the one you’ve lost’), thus the name Circle of Six. He travels to the present day in New York, where he met Glenna Ward, the modern-day witch and reunited with Cian who had adjusted to the modern world some time ago.

In this first trilogy, Nora focuses on the gathering of the six, and it was only the beginning of this exciting trilogy. As the story moves on, romance sparkled between Hoyt and Glenna, as Hoyt began to understand and adjust to the 21st century.

As usual, Nora Roberts has a way of creating well-liked characters and interesting dialogues. Come October (or maybe early November, depending on the publishing schedule), the second and third book will be released subsequently, and am sure it will once again entice the readers to this exciting trilogy.