Posts Tagged ‘LauraC’
Laura C’s review of River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz Romantic Suspense published by Putnam 07 Jan 14 In River Road, Jayne Ann Krentz returns to what she’s best at—at least in my opinion—straight up romantic suspense with one man, one woman, no big ensemble scenes and no paranormal elements.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Laura C’s review of Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance published by William Morrow 26 Dec 12 This book is hard to classify. Although it uses many contemporary romance tropes—the destitute wife left for a younger woman, the two possible boyfriends, one of whom seems arrogant and aloof, the foodie theme—it’s really not [...]
Laura C’s review of Double Danger by Dee Davis Romantic Suspense published by Forever 18 Dec 12 I’ve skipped an A-Tac book or two because the cast was getting so huge that a lot of scenes felt like people were just sort of wedged into them. I’ve always found Simon intriguing, however, so I wanted [...]
Laura C’s review of Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis Contemporary Romance published by Berkley 06 Nov 12 Jill Shalvis always manages to surprise and entertain, even in a story where you think you know exactly where it’s going.
Laura C’s review of Until There Was You by Jessica Scott Contemporary Romance published by Loveswept 08 Oct 12 I really enjoyed Ms. Scott’s first book, Because of You, which I reviewed when it came out. My one complaint was that it didn’t actually finish the story. A big complaint I have about this book [...]
Laura C’s review of The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst Contemporary Romance published by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) 02 Oct 12 I wish I could tell you a lot about this book, but I can’t because I couldn’t finish it. And I don’t mean, as in some cases, that I couldn’t be bothered because [...]
Laura C’s review of One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna Romantic Suspense published by Kensington Sep 25 12 Here’s the thing about Shannon McKenna: if you’re willing to exile your disbelief to a desert island, she will take you on a grand adventure, filled with alpha males, determined women, great sex, adventure, violence and, of [...]
Laura C’s review of Run the Risk (Love Undercover, Book 1) by Lori Foster Romantic Suspense published by HQN 25 Sep 12 A great number of authors these days seem to be producing books at warp speed. At one level, that is great because you can read more of your favorite authors’ work faster. But [...]
Laura C’s review of Through the Lens by K.M. Jackson Contemporary Romance published by Crimson Romance 03 Sep 12 A few notes before I review this: First, I know the author. I spend time with a lot of authors, and if I refused to ever review anything by an author I’d met, I wouldn’t be [...]
Laura C’s review of You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson Romantic Suspense published by Kensington 07 Aug 12 Everything here seems to say I would love this book. Lisa Jackson? Check. Romantic Suspense? Check. Gothic gloom and moodiness? Double extra check! I grew up on classic gothics by Mary Stewart and have a [...]
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 [...]
Laura C’s review of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin aka Andrew Shaffer Parody published by Da Capo Press 10 Jul 12 Even if you only heard about Fifty Shades of Gray and haven’t been subjected to reading it (or if, like many people I know, downloading and reading the digital sample was [...]
Laura C’s review of Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe Contemporary Romance published by Bantam 26 Jun 12 It’s rare enough nowadays to find a straight contemporary romance that I will give almost anything a shot. In this case, I’m very glad I did! Even though the plot is an old one (guy thinks [...]