Posts Tagged ‘Grade F’
Stevie‘s review of Forgiving Lies (Forgiving Lies Series, Book 1) by Molly McAdams Contemporary Romantic Suspense published by William Morrow Paperbacks 29 Oct 13 I really felt that this book needed to come with a strong warning, or at least a more accurate blurb. For much of the first two chapters I felt as if I [...]
Stevie‘s review of A Happy Accident by Evan Tyler Contemporary Romance published by Amazon Digital Services 9 Mar 13 Writing fiction about the recent past can lead to any number of factual errors, especially with eras that predate the internet but are not long enough ago to feature in many history books. Likewise, writing fiction about any [...]
LynneC’s review of His Final Bargain by Melanie Milburne Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 21 May 13 Here’s a book that was heading for a solid C, then a D, and finally ended as an F. I reserve the F grade for books that contain issues that make me angry, or books that are [...]
LynneC’s review of The Return of her Past by Lindsay Armstrong Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 18 Jun 13 There are DNF books, but I think there ought to be another category—WTF books. This is definitely a WTF.
Willa’s review of Shadow Woman by Linda Howard Romantic Suspense published by Ballantine Books 1 Jan 13 Linda Howard has been writing for thirty years now. Her books in the 80s introduced us to alpha heroes, strong heroines, and believable suspense plotlines that you could follow, without them overshadowing the romance. Oh, and they were [...]
Dinca’s review of The Seal’s Stolen Child by Laura Marie Altom Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin American Romance 27 Nov 12 I usually hand the author a lot of credit because they complete a work of art regardless of how I might feel about it. This time I am just not finding many positive things to [...]
LynneC’s review of Breaking the Greek’s Rules by Anne McAllister Contemporary Romance published by Mills and Boon Modern 7 Dec 12 I don’t give many F’s. This book was headed to a D until a conversation later on in the story, which is totally going to be discussed. I’m afraid this review does hold a [...]
Wendy the Super Librarian‘s review of Relentless Pursuit (Lone Star Legacy, Book 1) by Sara Orwig Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Desire 01 May 12 There is nothing on this earth I love more than a well-done, engaging category romance. I consider it the purest art-form within the romance genre, and nothing makes my heart skip [...]
LynneC’s review of A Forbidden Affair (The Master Vintners, Book 2) by Yvonne Lindsay Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Desire 6 Mar 12 I’m not sure why I finished this one, after the hero behaves like a complete jerk in the early part of the story. However, the grovel scene at the end is a good one. [...]
LynneC’s review of From Dirt to Diamonds by Julia James Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 23 Aug 11 When you want the pure, true crack that is Mills and Boon Modern romance, you turn to Julia James. She gives you all the wild madness, the extremes of the Cinderella trope that is the basis [...]
LynneC’s review of The Marriage Betrayal by Lynne Graham Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents Extra 28 Jun 10 Harlequin has begun to put selected titles from their category lines on netGalley for review. I’m guessing they want these books reviewed and promoted all over the place. So it beats me why they decided to [...]
Ash’s review of A Deepest Thread of Black by Finn Marlowe Erotic Paranormal Romance published by Samhain Publishing 08 Feb 11 I really wanted to love this book. It has more than a few plot lines that I usually enjoy, but there isn’t a single thing I like here.
Sandy M’s review of Passionate Pleasures (The Pleasures, Book 5) by Bertrice Small Contemporary Erotic Romance published by NAL Trade 3 Aug 10 I remember reading Bertrice Small when I was a teenager. She’s one of those authors a lot of us cut our romance teeth on all those years ago. Her Skye O’Malley series [...]
Sandy M’s review of Ladies Prefer Rogues by Janet Chapman, Sandra Hill, Veronica Wolff and Trish Jensen Time Travel Romance anthology published by Berkley 2 Feb 10 I’m not a huge fan of anthologies. Sometimes they work for me, but most of the time they don’t. It takes an exceptional author to pull off a [...]
LynneC’s review of Money Man’s Fiancée Negotiation by Michelle Celmer Contemporary Romance published by Silhouette Desire 13 Apr 10 Last night, I saw a program on TV called “Women.” It looked at modern “radical feminists,” and their main concerns seemed to be with pornography and prostitutes. But instead of worrying about equal rights in the [...]