Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B-
Indigo Lake

I picked up Indigo Lake for review because I’ve read Jodi Thomas before and liked her work. Not so much that I follow her release schedule closely, but enough that when I saw she had something new coming out, I felt comfortable grabbing it without digging deeply into the synopsis. In other words, ...

B+
Revenge

I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Revenge since reading Satisfaction, the second book in Lexi Blake’s Lawless series, as this is a series in which subsequent books really do build on the prior stories. By the time I actually got my hands on Revenge I was already familiar with its cha ...

A
Silver Silence

Every time I read a new book by Nalini Singh, I think she’s reached her peak. Few authors who have a backlist as long as hers would get such unequivocal praise from me, but after years of enjoying Ms. Singh’s world building and character building (across two series, no less!) I expect nothing le ...

A+
The Thing About Love

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of rereading books at least a dozen times in reviews. It’s how I weed out good and great books from DIK, I-must-own-it-NOW books. Desert Isle Keeper status is reserved for novels which I’m eager to reread immediately. By the time I finished The Thing About Lov ...

B+
Dawn Study

Once upon a time, I never left a book unfinished, no matter how unsatisfactory. It was a point of pride to me that I wouldn’t just stop halfway through a story. Unfortunately, those days are long gone, and now I’ll sometimes find myself stopping in the middle of a good book, just because I don ...

B+
Million Dollar Cowboy

As a native of New York, I’m not very familiar with the ranches found out West. Perhaps that’s why I’ve always loved Westerns - they are an escape to a completely different world. Although Million Dollar Cowboy takes place in modern times, reading it was still a nice departure from the cold we ...

B
Devil in Spring

There’s always a risk when reading a book by one of your favorite authors, particularly when that book involves the child of a favorite couple from a beloved novel. The tie in to the earlier fantastic story raises the stakes, creating high expectations for the new tale. The hero of Devil in Spring ...

B-
The Harlot and the Sheikh

I love stories set in other countries. A big part of this probably has to do with my love of travel - I grew up with parents far more interested in navigating a city where no one speaks English than in spending a day at the beach. Since most historical romance novels are set in England, sometimes co ...

B-
Twelve Kisses to Midnight

Both Karen Hawkins and Christmas novellas are on my auto-read list. Not auto-buy, because these days I like to be 100% certain I’ll reread a book before I buy it, but if I see anything by Karen Hawkins (or any Christmas novella) on a shelf at the library or available for review, I’ll grab it wit ...

B+
A Spiced Apple Winter

I love autumn. The delicious scent of freshly fallen leaves, the bite of a cool wind, and the sight of mountains almost caught on fire with the bright colors of their trees—there is no season I relish more. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to review a book called A Spiced Apple Winter. With a ...