Contemporary Romance

B
A Game of Chance

Ever since Linda Howard introduced Chance Mackenzie, readers have been been demanding his story. I work part time at Waldenbooks where one thing I do is set out the series romances. I knew that this book would be a big seller when customers lined up and grabbed it off the shelf as fast as I could pu ...

B
Harper's Moon

Harper's Moon is a nice cross between a romance novel and women's fiction. It's more of a romance because the main point of the book is the relationship between Jud Harper and Annie Taylor, but there are many secondary characters and a substantial portion of the book is devoted to the unravelling of ...

B+
The Last Good Man

I love Kathleen Eagle. I know of no romance author who creates more realistic, genuine characters, and she has a witty, introspective prose style that is uniquely her own. The Last Good Man tells the story of a rather difficult character's very difficult struggle. Eagle makes it look easy. ...

A
Trust Me

Millionaire computer nerd Sam Stark has just been left at the altar - again - and while an engagement ring can be returned, those little hors d'oevres can't. So caterer Desdemona Wainright grits her teeth and walks in with her bill. Stark promptly shocks her with his forthrightness: "Do you think it ...

D-
Bride for a Night

This book was horrible. While no one thing stands out as particularly awful, the book suffered from a pervasive feeling of yuck. Generally speaking, I think it had too many plot devices tied together only by its vapid dialogue and stupid characters. Cairo McKnight and Duncan K ...

C
Leading Lady/Estrella

The pairing of the rock star and the sexy actress is well-known to most of us; in Consuelo Vasquez's Leading Lady we catch a glimpse of a similar couple, but one who is struggling to make it to the big time. Mercedes Romero wants her big break. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it ...

B-
Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons is reminiscent of Jan Karon's Mitford series. It's about a small town where most of the residents know each other, no one is overtly mean, and there's a great sense of community. Most of all, there are lessons to be learned. Charlene Darnell's husband, Joey, calls one evening a ...

D-
Roan

Roan was a hard book to read. No, it was not rich and complicated. It did not have complex characters or memorable turns of phrase, it was simply lifeless and very, very dull. Roan opens with a bang. Tory has been kidnapped by a couple of thugs whom she refers to as Big Ears and Zits. She has ...

B
How to Trap a Tycoon

Rarely has the battle of the sexes been this much fun! Elizabeth Bevarly has filled her latest novel with her trademark humor and style. With characters such as Seven and Seven, Salty Dog, Rusty Nail and our hero, Oban-Over-Ice, how could this book not be a good time? Dorsey MacGuinnes is livi ...

A-
The Unsung Hero

For years I've been searching for the perfect romance novel. The one I can give to my husband and say, "Here, read this and then tell me romance novels are fluff." What I'm searching for could well be the Holy Grail of all romance novels, because if the first one I give him fails, he may never read ...