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THE LILY AND THE FALCON
4.5 Ribbons from Romance Junkies
THE LILY AND THE FALCON is a romance that suspends time. I became enraptured with the story in less than five minutes. It starts off at a quick pace and the excitement does not stop there...a splendid novel.
SURRENDER TO HONOR
From Historical Novel Review
The author is a lovely writer, utilizing wonderful descriptions and creating interesting characters to bring the story to life. This is a lovely, light, romance that is fun to read and can stand alone without having to read the first book in the series. A worthwhile purchase, especially for readers like me who love Italian and Medieval settings.
Mirella Patzer, Historical Novel Review
From Romancing the Book
Ms. Corti-Petska has done it once again with a very lovely tale of strong women and the men who love them. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I look forward to it.
LOVE'S SWEET WAGER
I was completely enthralled with Love’s Sweet Wager. The chemistry between Rachel and Reno positively sizzles off the pages. I was as gripped by the pair as they were with each other. Reno was a fantastic lead male, and I loved the fact that he wasn’t the usual distant, silent type. He was full of burning passion and was led by his needs and emotions as much as Rachel was. Rachel was not about to be outdone by the gambler. She was spirited and matched Reno in wit, cunning and temper. The two made for a fantastic couple whose tempestuous relationship kept me hooked throughout.
The writing moved at a comfortable pace that seemed to compliment the wagon train setting. I thoroughly enjoyed following Rachel, Reno and a myriad of superb supporting characters along their physical and emotional journey. The idea of fate playing its part in bringing Rachel and Reno together was very nicely handled, from that fateful card game to the secrets that were bound to cause heartache when they were revealed. The world in which such great characters lived in was detailed and wonderfully vivid. I also want to mention how beautiful the cover art is. All in all, Love’s Sweet Wager was an exciting, unpredictable, intoxicating page turner that I highly recommend.
CHARLOTTE AND THE GYPSY
Four Siren Stones from Siren Book Reviews
Charlotte and the Gypsy draws the reader deep within the gypsy world; familiarizing the reader with gypsy traditions, gypsy life, and gypsy love. With vivid descriptions and attention to detail, this book made it easy to get lost in Andalusia, and difficult to return to reality.
FIVE STARS from The Pen and Muse for Charlotte and the Gypsy!
If you remembered how much I loved the first book in the trilogy, (Book One Review) then you know how much I loved the second one! Corti-Petska does it again, with the other sister, Charlotte. I always love the way Corti-Petska sets of the scene, characters, and dialogue. This second book of the trilogy swept me away to another place as did the first book in the series. This is a must read for all of you romance junkies! I found myself going back to read the first book again. A beautiful story of finding out who you are at the cost of harms ways and undeniable love. This author will always remain one of my favorites!
From Renaissance Magazine
Petska gives readers a well-paced storyline with a properly heroic ending. As the hero and heroine fall in love, as one might expect, they go through a series of increasingly escalated scenes involving nudity, outraged senses of decorum, well-meaning invasions of privacy, and overwhelming lust. The sex scenes are steamy and detailed without being overly sordid. The story takes place amid a background of research; the clothes, furnishings, food, and customs all ring true, adding to this Tuscan romp.
If you like romances with historical heft, Carina and the Nobleman might be right up your vicolo.
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From The Pen Review
This story touched me. I absolutely loved it. I loved Carina's strength, endurance, and faith to continue with her mission to find her family. She was a very funny character as well as she dealt with her duties to Count Luciano about adding to her time that she would have to serve him. From start to finish it was a story that I did not want to end. Now I am wondering if there is more to come from this story. I would love to read more if there is! Those who love fairy tale romances must read Carina and the Nobleman!
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From You Gotta Read Reviews
When it comes to romance, I want a story I can believe. If I don't believe it could really happen, it loses it's appeal. This is one of the things that makes this book so wonderful in my mind. The problems they face are real concerns for the period and the characters keep to their roles both in society. That said, I was also pleased to see that the Heroine was not a doormat.
This book is a real tease. Just when you think the pair will have their moment something always seems to interrupt, dragging out the nice slow burn through the entire story.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a good read.
Knight's Desire will not disappoint medieval romance lovers.
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