Contemporary Romance

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 ...

B
Beautiful Lies

After a slow start Beautiful Lies picks up speed and draws the reader into a complex and engrossing tale involving two families and the Pearl of Great Price that has haunted and cursed them for generations. Most of the book takes place in contemporay San Francisco and the Australi ...

C
Second Opinion

Second Opinion turns the normal order of a romance on its head: first comes the physical intimacy between the characters, and the emotional entanglements follow. And in a reversal of traditional roles, the heroine shies away from commitment, while the hero is the one who's seeking a permanent love. ...

B+
Dream a Little Dream

Ever put a book down with the intention of finishing it and then just letting it sit there for weeks on end until finally, you tell yourself you're gonna finish the story, no matter what? Well, that's what I did with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream A Little Dream and now I'm kicking myself that I di ...

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Be My Baby

And to think I almost put this book down because one of Beau Dupree's first lines is: "The minute Jose Lee's out the door though, I'm picking it up right where I left off. First thing I'm going to do is find me a little blond with big tits." I am not at all fond of womanizers, espe ...

D
Send No Flowers

I've read and enjoyed many of Sandra Brown's books, even some of her old Loveswepts. Send No Flowers is not the best example of her story-telling ability. Hot love scenes, yes. If you are a collector of Sandra Brown Loveswepts, this book is a re-issue a 1984 Loveswept of the same name. If you like S ...

C+
Temptation BLAZE

Anthology
"BLAZE ...Three romantic, red-hot stories. Feel the heat! BLAZE. It's hot ... and it's out of control! Three sizzling love stories from today's hottest writers!" Uh, I didn't write that. Those sentences are what appear on the covers of this anthology. You'll have to read these three stories for you ...

C-
Golden Man

There's just something about a Cinderella romance - the poor girl getting the prince - that's very appealing. Or in the case of Golden Man by Evelyn Rogers, the average woman gets the too-good-to-be-true President of the United States. When a fairy tale adaptation works, it's great. When it doesn't, ...