Posts Tagged ‘June 2012’
DNF (Did Not Finish) is a strange grade. I use it if I’ve read three chapters or more of a book and I’m not feeling it. it might be that I’m not in the mood for that kind of story, or that the story features some of my unfavorite tropes, or that something isn’t working. [...]
Dinca’s Duckies Do Series review of The Irish Brides Trilogy by St. John, Ryan & Griggs Historical Inspirational Romance published by Love Inspired Apr – Jun 12 The story unfolds aboard the ship crossing to America in The Wedding Journey by Cheryl St. John, introducing us to Maeve, and the groundwork is laid for her [...]
LynneC’s review of Innocent ‘Til Proven Otherwise by Amy Andrews Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents Extra 5 Jun 12 This was published as a Riva in the UK, the line now put into stasis. Personally, I think that means it’s dead, and I thought this would happen from the start. It was a line [...]
Sandy M’s review of The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes Historical Romance reprint published by Penguin 26 Jun 12 What an emotional, lovely story this is. It’s my first JoJo Moyes book, and after turning the last page, I’m wondering about all the beautiful stories I’ve missed by this very talented author.
Sandy M’s review of Lady of Shadows (Sisters of the Ring, Book 1) by Anne Ireland Historical Romance ebook published by MuseItUp Publishing 20 Jun 12 I liked the idea of this paranormal story when it was offered for review, and while it does stick close to the summary below, there are certain nuances throughout [...]
Sandy M’s review of Kissin’ Tell (Rough Riders, Book 13) by Lorelei James Contemporary Western Erotic Romance published by Samhain 26 June 12 Like all of her fans, I’m so happy that Lorelei James writes like a speed demon. We never seem to go a long period of time without a story about her larger-than-life, [...]
LynneC’s review of Captive But Forbidden by Lynn Raye Harris Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 19 Jun 12 This is a good, solid read which I enjoyed—with a few misgivings.
Liviania’s review of A Scandalous Scot by Karen Ranney Historical romance published by Avon 26 June 12 I have a weakness for books with plaid on the cover and the words Scot, Scotsman, or Scottish in the title. I know I am not the only one, as there are an abundance of these books. I [...]
Hi everyone, and a special ‘Thank You’ to Liviania for having me (Elizabeth Hoyt) on The Good, The Bad and The Unread! Child characters can be a real pain to write in romance. They can come off as too old, too young, or just plain irritating. A lot of readers say they don’t like children [...]
Liviania’s review of Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, Book 4) by Elizabeth Hoyt Historical Romance published by Grand Central Publishing 26 Jun 12 I love the Prince Trilogy and am, thus, willing to read anything Elizabeth Hoyt writes. Shamefully, I’ve fallen behind on the Maiden Lane series. And by “fallen behind” I mean this is [...]
LauraC’s Duckies Do Series review of the Chocoholics Trilogy of the Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis Contemporary Romance published by Forever This is the second trilogy in Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. In the first book, Lucky in Love, we meet all three of the “chocoholics,” Mallory, Amy and Grace, who bond with each [...]
Sandy M’s review of Must Be Magic (Magic Series, Book 2) by Patricia Rice Paranormal Historical Romance re-released by Casablanca Classics 5 Jun 12 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of Patricia Rice’s books I’ve read so far, historical as well as paranormal. This latest re-issue from her Magic series is a good book, but for me [...]
Veena’s review of Chaos Burning (Bound by Magick, Book 2) by Lauren Dane Paranormal Romance published by Berkley 5 Jun 12 In Heart of Darkness Meriel Owen and Dominick defeated the mages and turned witches who were attacking clan witches. Understanding that this was an opening salvo in an organized attack on witches, they created [...]
Veena’s review of Conquered by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, Book 4) by Paula Quinn Historical Romance published by Forever 1 Jun 12 Paula Quinn concludes her Children of the Mist series with Colin MacGregor’s story. As Colin’s brothers and sisters and cousins find love and start their families, Colin, far from his beloved [...]
Sandy M’s review of Wolf Line (Granite Lake Wolves, Book 5) by Vivian Arend Paranormal Romance ebook published by Samhain 12 Jun 12 I’ve read only one other Vivian Arend book, and I had a great time with it. So I was more than happy to sit back and relax while reading this one. Unfortunately, [...]