#Friday Five Challenge-Choosing Hearts by Diana Quippley

Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?


Book Description:

In years past, there lived a fierce, handsome warrior named Rogan – as heroic and mighty as any man that ever set foot upon earth. And at long last he found the love to fill his life, in the form of Alicia, the beautiful maiden of his desires.

But all was not to be happy ever after… for there came a villain, possessing supernatural abilities, who brought havoc upon Rogan’s homeland. And in the process of trying to combat the scourge, Rogan found himself banished 500 years into the future – far away from all that he’d ever known or loved.

In this modern day, Rogan stumbles through the dark, gritty alleyways of New York. With no direction and no purpose left in life, he turns to the world of underground fighting where his prowess as a warrior serves him well, making the muscular man an overnight sensation. Though his lost maiden, Alicia, forever lingers on his mind… The scars that will not fade, the memories that will not vanish…

It is not until he manages to join the local police department, that he meets the younger, headstrong girl, Julia Kincaid. She sees his wounded, broken exterior – the pain and sorrow in his eyes, and it is Julia who believes he is worth saving. In her he finds his reason for existing once again…

Yet, as is often the case in love and war, when all the chaos seems to have settled… Rogan discovers there is a chance that he may be able to return home to his original life, all those years ago, to reunite with Alicia.

*CHOOSING HEARTS is a lusty stand-alone romance novel with some scenes of passion, violence, and mature content. Inside you will learn there is happiness in life, but as always, it comes with a heavy price…*

Unfortunately, there was only one review, which was very negative.

Would I buy or pass? Pass

My personal reasons for passing is that this is a historical romance which I am not particularly found of reading. But with there being one review and it was very negative, I almost want to read it to see if it really deserves that kind of rating. Clearly, ratings such as this one can effect a book dramatically. So maybe one of you Historical Romance lovers would want to help the author out?

4 thoughts on “#Friday Five Challenge-Choosing Hearts by Diana Quippley

  1. Ooh great cover! Shame about the review, it would put me off too. I don’t mind historical romances but I have to see some more reviews. It would have to be a PASS at the moment


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  3. Well what is there not to like about that book cover?
    The book description is quite long and echoes of similar storylines, however if it’s a storyline a reader likes then it may be worth a punt. As I haven’t taken the challenge this week I used 5 mins to check out the book. It may lack reviews because it was only published on Aug 24th, so I checked to see if the author had written anything else. Yes she has, quite a lot in the high passion genre, sadly there are few reviews and most rate the books 3* or less, so perhaps it is best to make this book a PASS.
    Thanks for taking part this week Wendy, I’ve got the #RomancingSeptember tour going on so will be back with the challenge soon.

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  4. I agree the cover is appealing 😉 and my first thought was when was it published but I see Rosie has answered that so perhaps the 1 review is not that surprising though it’s a shame it’s a negative one – a pass from me


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