Posts Tagged ‘January 2013’
Sandy M’s review of Falling for Frederick by Cheryl Bolen Romantic Suspense published by Montlake 8 Jan 13 This is a book I picked up, not intending to review it. But when I began reading the first few pages, just to get a feel for Cheryl Bolen’s writing because I’ve not read her before, I couldn’t [...]
Laura C’s review of And She Was & Into the Dark (Brenna Spector Series, Books 1 & 2) by Alison Gaylin Thrillers published by HarperCollins Feb 2012 & Jan 2013 Brenna Spector, the protagonist of Gaylin’s And She Was and Into the Dark, is one of the most interesting characters I’ve come across in a [...]
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 [...]
LynneC’s review of Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox Contemporary Romance published by Entangled Publishing 7 Jan 13 It’s books like these that make me appreciate a well-written category romance. Because, unfortunately, this isn’t one and it’s reasonably straightforward to see why not.
Veena’s review of The Hob (The Gray Court, Book 4) by Dana Marie Bell Fantasy Romance published by Samhain Publishing 22 Jan 13 I’ve always thought Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful piece of whimsy, but Dana Marie Bell takes it to a whole new level in her Gray Court series.
Veena’s review of Heat Seeker (Goddard Project, Book 6 & The Atrati, Book 2) by Lucy Monroe Romantic Suspense published by Kensington 29 Jan 13 I very much enjoy this author’s paranormal series, and when I saw her name in a recent book search, I ordered the book without reading the synopsis because I thought it was [...]
LynneC’s review of Sold to the Enemy by Sarah Morgan Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 22 Jan 13 Sarah Morgan is all about the heroine. Don’t get me wrong, her heroes are gorgeous, alpha, strong, handsome, all that, and they are bemused when they meet the woman they’ll eventually marry, because she sweeps him [...]
Veena’s review of Possessed by Desire (Firebrand Series) by Elisabeth Naughton Paranormal/Fantasy Romance published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 21 Jan 13 I’m a fan of this author’s Eternal Guardian series, but this new series is definitely not in the same class. However, it’s a quick, light read, though I have to say this concluding book is the weakest of the [...]
Veena’s review of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels (Rules for Scoundrels, Book 2) by Sarah MacLean Historical Romance published by Avon 29 Jan 13 “They do say reformed rakes make the best husbands.” Not sure who these mysterious ”they” are referenced by this popular quote, but Sarah Maclean suddenly holds to [...]
Sandy M’s review of Waking Up with a Rake by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe Historical Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 1 Jan 13 So far I’ve really been enjoying this collaboration of old and new romance with Connie Mason and Mia Marlow. The writing is seamless and the characters, along with the storylines, have [...]
LynneC’s review of Dealing her Final Card by Jennie Lucas Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 22 Jan 13 Where do I start? A Jennie Lucas is a very special thing – an old-style Harlequin Presents. It tips its hat to reality, then sticks two fingers up at it – or in this story’s case, [...]
Thanks to those of you who stopped by to comment on my review of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This book is so well written, full of emotion, moments of happiness and despair in equal amounts. A book worth reading.
Laura C’s review of Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O’Keefe Contemporary Romance published by Bantam 29 Jan 13 This is the first must-read book of 2013. And it’s assured Molly O’Keefe a spot on my auto-buy list. It also made me cry on the train. If you’re prone to crying, you might want to [...]
Sandy M’s review of When She Was Wicked (Honeycote, Book 1) by Annie Barton Historical Romance published by Forever 29 Jan 13 What lovely breath of fresh air this book is. Annie Barton gives readers a heroine brave enough to do what it takes to support her family and face the duke who catches her [...]
You’re going to need a glass of iced tea, cup of coffee, whatever your poison is so you can get comfortable for this excerpt. Fluff up those pillows, grab a blanket and throw it over your lap. Hey, get the fire going in the fireplace if you want to. Ready? Jay and Eden are the [...]