Posts Tagged ‘Grade D’
Stevie‘s review of Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait (Windham Series, Book 8) by Grace Burrowes Historical Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 24 Sep 13 It’s taken me a while to decide how to grade this book. On the one hand it’s a historical that most of the time completely immerses me in its world, and a series [...]
Stevie‘s review of Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, Book 2) by Avery Aster Contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave 14 Aug 13 As I mentioned when reviewing the previous Manhattanites book, I was drawn to this series by the blurb I was sent, which included an intriguing content warning for ‘just about everything your besties ever told you [...]
Stevie‘s review of Undressed (The Manhattanites, Book 1) by Avery Aster Contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave 15 Feb 13 I was offered this book after agreeing to review the second in the series, which has an intriguing blurb. Not being keen on starting series in the middle, I decided to read this one first, even [...]
Veena’s review of Crave (Billionaire Bachelors Club, Book 2) by Monica Murphy Erotic Romance published by Avon Impulse 13 Aug 13 Crave is the latest entry in the crush du jour of all things erotic and billionaire bachelors. Unfortunately, it’s not a craving I share, particularly after reading this book.
LynneC’s review of Detained by Ainslie Paton Contemporary Romance published by Escape 1 Sept 13 Detained is an odd kind of book. It’s very well written in terms of style, and yet the plot lurches from incident to incident, exhausting this reader, changing direction from closed-room erotic to straight romance to prison drama to romantic suspense. [...]
Stevie‘s review of The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White Literary Mystery Fiction published by Authonomy 31 January 12 Having raved about the joys of finding exciting new authors through being offered books to review, I suppose I do have to talk about the downside – the problem of books that turn out to be less [...]
LynneC’s review of All Bets Are On by Charlotte Phillips Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Kiss 1 Aug 13 This book begins when Alice, the uptight boss of a group in an ad agency, discovers a sheet of paper that is part of a bet. The people in the office are taking odds on who [...]
Stevie‘s review of How to Lose a Bride in One Night (Forgotten Princesses, Book 3) by Sophie Jordan Historical Romance published by Avon 30 Jul 13 This book narrowly avoided getting my first F here at The Pond, by virtue of the villain’s name amusing me, along with the fact that it didn’t actually make [...]
LynneC’s review of Girl Least Likely to Marry by Amy Andrews Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Kiss 3 Jul 12 This is the story of a narcissist and an intellectual snob. He’s the narcissist. Two unlikeable characters who fail to move me with their story. Furthermore, this is one of the worst edited Harlequins I’ve [...]
LynneC’s review of The Notorious Gabriel Diaz by Cathy Williams Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 19 Feb 13/Mills & Boon 5 Jul 13 This story started badly for me, with a jerk hero and a wimp heroine. However, things got more interesting when Gabriel grows a conscience. A shame Lucy never grew a backbone.
Wendy the Super Librarian‘s review of Rancher To The Rescue by Jennifer Faye Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Romance 01 Jul 13 I love reading debut authors, especially in category romance. Hey, you never know – you could be reading the first book by the next Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, or Jayne Ann Krentz. So I really want to love every [...]
LynneC’s review of Lady Myddleton’s Lover by Evangeline Holland Historical Romance published by Edwardian Parade 22 Aug 12 This book has a beautiful cover and I know Evangeline slightly, so I decided to download and read, even though I don’t particularly like the Edwardian era. However, a few issues kept me from totally enjoying the [...]
LynneC’s review of Sheikh With Benefits by Teresa Morgan Contemporary Romance published by Amazon Digital Services 8 Jan 12 I have a guilty fondness for sheikh books. After 9/11 I thought the genre would die, but here it is, still going strong, thank goodness. This one is a Cinderella story, following the old fairy tale [...]
Dinca’s review of Under a Prairie Moon by Krista Kedrick Contemporary Romance published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 24 Jul 11 Not a lot of dialogue in this storyline. The main characters spend a lot of time in fear of what everyone else might think, all in very little time getting their act together. Since [...]
Willa’s review of Nameless by Claire Kent Erotic Romance published by CreateSpace 29 Apr 13 Ms. Kent was splashed around on the reading blog-o-sphere earlier this year, with her self-published book Escorted, about a male escort and his female client. I really enjoyed her voice in that story and how she stretched my reading comfort [...]