Contemporary Romance

B
The Sweetest Thing

Although The Sweetest Thing is a contemporary, it has a mystical element to it that gives it more dimension and depth than you'd normally expect to find. It's fundamentally the story of two people who want the same thing, but have no idea how to go about getting it. Throw in some equally confused r ...

D
An Independent Wife

Linda Howard can write fabulous romance - but she can also write some stinkers, and this is one of them. An Independent Wife was first published as an early Silhouette Special Edition. It definitely shows its age and showcases what doesn't always work in a Linda Howard read: there's the insufferably ...

A
Tell Me Lies

We romance readers have certain perceptions of Jennifer Crusie - she's witty and she's a great story-teller to name only two. When I first read the excerpt of Tell Me Lies on her web page, I could barely wait for the book to come out. I finally found it on the book rack at Wal-Mart last weekend ...

B+
Tell Me Lies

Leave it to Jennifer Crusie to take betrayal, murder, steamy romance, and small town secrets and somehow make it funny. Tell Me Lies, a 1998 release now available in paperback, defines the meaning of "having a bad day." This is Crusie's break-out novel, moving from series romance to hardcover, and i ...

C-
Stranger on the Mountain

There's a legend about Eskway Mountain. It's said that the descendants of an Indian princess will not find true love until the mountain lion comes back to the mountain. Years ago, the large cat was driven away by hunters and has never returned - until now. Will the descendants of the princess, the W ...

A
Crazy For You

I'm hard to please. There I've said it, and there you have it. Reviewers are occasionally taken to task for not "giving out" A-ratings more often, and it's true, grading is as subjective as anything else; personal opinion is all it boils down to. But, as far as I'm concerned, to earn a Keeper rat ...

C
Crazy For You

To most romance readers, Jennifer Crusie is a goddess. I sometimes feel that I am in a minority of one in not worshipping at her feet. Yes, she is a wonderful storyteller and has an excellent sense of humor, especially if you like girl talk, but her women characters seem to bond so closely with ...

A
Heart Throb

Okay, I have to eat a little crow. When I first read the synopsis of Heart Throb and saw the bright pink cover, I really thought it looked like a mainstream, Jackie Collins-type novel, even though I knew the writing would be better than that. I was wrong, and I should have known better. I've read Su ...

A
Heaven, Texas

Heaven, Texas is the second book in Susan Elizabeth Phillip's football series, all of which can be read independently from one another. The first book in her football series is It Had To Be You, continues with Nobody's Baby But Mine, and finishes with Dream a Little Dream. This book is in its 8th pr ...

F
Moon Over Water

I've not read Debbie Macomber before today, but I am aware of her reputation as an author who has led many readers into the romance genre. I sought out reviews of her other books, just to give myself an idea of what to expect, and was surprised to find myself sorting through a real mixed bag. When I ...