Contemporary Romance

B-
Annie's Wild Ride

Annie's Wild Ride is probably one of the better books I have read in a long time. The ending was a bit of a let down but, overall, I'd have to say the ride (or should I say the read) was worth it. Anne (gee, I like that name and how it's spelled) and Paul Gaasbeck are two brilliant ...

A
Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle just hurts so good. Know what I mean? The hero is very nearly a total S.O.B.; the heroine subjected to torture nearly beyond belief. The love scenes are filled with incredibly purple prose. The incendiary heat between Tory Wells and Ethan Reever begins, nearly impossibly, the momen ...

C-
Granite Man

I think I've just overdosed. I've hit my limit. And it was Granite Man who did it. What limit? My tolerance quota for over-the-top, arrogant, know-it-all, harder than hard, tougher than tough, mean-spirited, hurtful alpha heroes. By the middle of this book, I knew exactly what was coming, exactly ho ...

C
Swept Away

Anthology
To enjoy Swept Away, you are going to have to suspend disbelief, big time. Okay, romance is fantasy, so you can probably do that. But the heroes of these stories are so far out of reach, powerful, rich beyond imagining, it's a stretch to believe that, at their cores, they are each just looking for t ...

B
Everyday, Average Jones

One thing you can say about Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark and Dangerous mini-series - they are not chick books. There's not a lot of description of clothing and accessories - unless you count the men's uniforms, and there's lots of action. Everyday, Average Jones is the kind of book you would get i ...

B-
One True Love

One True Love is a very good contemporary romance that gives the reader three love stories all blended into a fast-moving and often very emotional novel. The main story is the reunion of Nick Maddux and his former wife Lisa Alvarez. Nick and Lisa were married eight years ago and w ...

A-
One True Love

Some readers love books that are emotionally intense. I am not one of them, but if I were, Barbara Freethy would be on the top of my list. One True Love is a beautifully written book about two people who have been through an experience that any parent who loves his or her newborn has had nightmares ...

C+
Between the Lines

I'm a sucker for match-making romances, so when I found Between the Lines, I thought I'd pick it up. And while it wasn't as good as I'd hoped after hearing raves about author Angela Benson, it was a nice evening's read. Our match-makers are two widowed fathers. Mathias Sanders owns a s ...

B
After The Night

In case you're doing a keyword search, here are a few terms that will bring up After The Night: hot ... steamy ... Southern ... alpha ...hammering ... silken ... rigid ... hilt ... summerhouse porch ... courthouse lady's room ... no ... yes. Yes ... yes ... yes! Ah, you say, a new Lind ...

F
Toraware

According to the translation, toraware is the Japanese word for obsession. I wonder what the Japanese word for boring is, because almost all the characters in this novel are self-obsessed navel-gazers. Harlan Cooper is an American who has served in Vietnam, been homeless in Seatt ...