Posts Tagged ‘Grade C’
Veena’s review of When the Duke was wicked (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Book 1) by Lorraine Heath Regency Romance published by Avon 25 Feb 14 Lorraine Heath is on my auto-buy list because her stories are always heartwarming. Her heroes are scapegrace scoundrels and her heroines are strong of heart and determined to win [...]
Stevie‘s review of The Bride Says No (The Brides of Wishmore Book 1) by Cathy Maxwell Historical Romance published by Avon 28 Jan 14 This book has the germs of a good story in it, and less picky readers than me are bound to happily go along with it on that basis. However, it does [...]
LynneC’s review of Defiant in the Desert by Sharon Kendrick Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 1 Dec 13 Sharon Kendrick’s Defiant in the Desert is definitely a book of two halves, as our football pundits over here have it. I nearly stopped reading after the first few chapters, and the dislike engendered for the [...]
Veena’s review of When the Rogue Returns (The Duke’s Men, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries Historical Romance published by Pocket Books 21 Jan 14 I have to admit that I’m disappointed in this book. I find the pacing slow, the story predictable and I missed the clever dialog between the protagonists, which is the hallmark [...]
Stevie‘s review of The Sweetest Thing (River Bend Book 2) by Lilian Darcy Contemporary Romance published by The Tule Publishing Group LLC 07 Jan 14 Following on from Late Last Night, which I reviewed recently, we return to the small town of Marietta, Montana, to visit more of the residents who were involved in the [...]
Wendy the Super Librarian‘s review of The Fall of a Saint (The Sinner and the Saint, Book 2) by Christine Merrill Historical romance published by Harlequin Historical 18 Feb 14 I read Christine Merrill’s books for one simple reason: I know I’ll never be bored. Nobody can ever accuse her of writing the same book twice and certainly nobody can accuse her of [...]
LynneC’s review of HOT Pursuit (Hostile Operations Teams, Book 1) by Lynn Raye Harris Contemporary Romance published by Lynn Raye Harris 14 Jul 13 Evie Baker is washing hair at her mama’s salon while she gets her life back. She’s a chef and her ex-partner, David, used her small Florida bistro to launder money for a [...]
Stevie‘s review of Kisses, She Wrote (The Prince Catchers Book 1.5) by Katharine Ashe Historical Romance novella published by Avon Impulse 03 Dec 13 This is one of those books that feels very much as if two separate, competing stories have been shoehorned together to provide sufficient word count for the desired book length. The [...]
Veena’s review of Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen Historical Fiction published by Sourcebooks Landmark 21 Jan 14 When I was first offered this book to review, I was concerned that my ethnic heritage might make me more critical than most in the reading and reviewing, but then remembering that one of my all-time [...]
Sandy M’s review of More Than a Touch (Snowberry Creek, Book 2) by Alexis Morgan Contemporary Romance published by Signet 7 Jan 14 I enjoyed the majority of this second book in Alexis Morgan’s Snowberry Creek series. A small town where her characters are making their homes after finding love. A place where everything is possible, [...]
Sandy M’s review of Wishing for a Cowboy by Adams, Miranda, Garrett, Pierson, McNeal, et al. Historical Western Romance Romance published by Prairie Rose Publications 27 Oct 13 I have to say that this is one of the better anthologies that I’ve read in a long time. Especially considering the fact there are eight authors involved [...]
Sandy M’s review of The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby (Cowboys & Brides, Book 2) by Carolyn Brown Contemporary Western Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 24 Sep 13 I like the subtlety of the “miracle” of Christmas that is woven throughout this story. All takes is the innocence of babes.
Stevie‘s review of Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman Fairy Tales Collection published by Penguin Classic Deluxe Edition 29 Oct 13 I have mixed feelings about Phillip Pullman. I enjoyed his first two Sally Lockhart books (although I still haven’t read the third) but never managed to get into [...]
Veena’s review of Defiant in the Desert by Sharon Kendrick Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 01 Dec 13 This is really two books under one cover but both dealing with sexy sheikhs and fictional oil-rich Middle Eastern Kingdoms. These books are largely predictable, yet they’re a great short and quick escape from day-to-day reality.
Veena’s review of Fools Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold, Book 9.5)by Susan Mallery Contemporary Romance published by HQN 29 Oct 13 Fool’s Gold, where the community spirit is strong and the people rally around to make the impossible possible with its tortured heroes and spunky heroines, has been one of my favorite series over the summer. [...]