Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

Neuzugänge der Woche

Puh, Semesterende ist immer eine Zeit der Prüfung... nein, wirklich - jetzt abgesehen von den PRÜFUNGEN wird auch die eigene Stressresistenz geprüft ;-). In den Sommer starte ich mit einigen Arbeiten, die ich noch schreiben möchte (muss), aber das schlimmste ist wohl vorbei.

Trotz Präsentationen und Prüfungen habe ich gelesen - in Zeiten wie diesen greife ich am liebsten zu historischen Liebesromanen und habe so in letzter Zeit folgende gelesen:
Mary Balogh, The Secret Pearl: Ich war begeistert und verzaubert. Schön, dass diese Geschichte neu aufgelegt wurde!
Lisa Kleypas, Dreaming of You: Wie konnte ich bis jetzt ohne diese fantastische, wunderschöne, perfekte Romanze leben? Meiner Meinung nach ein Buch für alle Romantiker (und auch für alle, die es werden wollen).
Eloisa James, Desperate Duchesses: Der wohl größte Reinfall meiner HR-Karriere. Es war jetzt nicht direkt grottenschlecht, aber irgendwie war es ... grottenschlecht.
Julia Quinn, Just Like Heaven: Ich hatte durchgehend Herzchen in den Augen. Quinn eben.

Rezensionen dazu folgen noch (hoff ich).

Aber nun zum eigentlichen Inhalt dieses Posts - den Neuzugängen! Die sind natürlich sehr inspiriert von meinem momentanem Genre-Faible ...

(c) Berkeley S.
[U4-Text] Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Felix knows very well his golden image is a hoax. But no one else suspects the truth, until Miss Louisa Cantwell comes along.
From their first meeting, Louisa has mistrusted his outward perfection. But even she could not have imagined that The Ideal Gentleman would propose - to make her his mistress.
To make matters more complicated, Louisa cannot ignore the pleasure his touch ignites. Nor can she deny the pull Lord Wrenworth exerts upon her. But dare she get any closer to a man full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her?

(c) Avon
Jennifer McQuiston - Summer Is for Lovers
[U4-Text] His heart is unavailable.
Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him ... [man denke sich hier mein Gekicher]
Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson's infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature.
That is, if David will agree to teach her.
Past mistakes have convinced David he'll make a terrible husband, though he'll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortuantely, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured ... provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.
When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society's rules, all a gentleman can do is lend a hand ... or more. [mehr Gekicher]

(c) Avon
Tessa Dare - Any Duchess Will Do
[U4-Text] What's a duke to do when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without?
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season - or any season - but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.
Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop [ein Mädchen nach meinem Geschmack]. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training" ... and fail miserably.
But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure - a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if society could accept a serving-girl duchess - can a roguish duke convince her to trust him with her heart?

(c) Zebra
Theresa Romain - Season for Scandal
[U4-Text] Unladylike Risk
Jane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting - and a daring taste for gambling [yay!]. But all the daring in the world can't help with the cards fixed against her. And when Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick, unwittingly spoils her chance to win a fortune, her reputation is ruined too. Or so she thinks, until he suggests a surprising mode of escape: a hasty marriage. To him. On the surface, their wedding would satisfy all the demands of proper society, but as the Yuletide approaches, secrets and scandals turn this proper marriage into a very improper affair.

(c) Avon
Eloisa James - Three Weeks with Lady X
[U4-Text] Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the speciality of Lady Xenobia India.
Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriagable in just three weeks.
But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.
Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.
But there is only one thing that will make India his... the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose ... his fierce and lawless heart.

(c) Piper
[U4-Text] Warum beschließt ein erfolgreicher Mercedes-Manager, das alte Leben hinter sich zu lassen und ganz neu anzufangen? Jan Bredack erzählt seine Geschichte, wie ausgerechnet er zum glücklichen Veganer wurde, der doch seine Karriere genauso liebte wie Fast Food. Sein kritischer Blick auf unsere Gesellschaft zeigt: Vegan bedeutet nicht nur fleischlos essen, sondern: Leben für alle!

Ich bin zwar Vegatarier und esse nur zeitweise vegan,
aber mal sehen, was Bredack zu sagen hat :-).

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