Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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 ...

B
Wolf Unleashed

As a reader and a reviewer I try not to be too set in my ways, so every once in awhile I take a chance on an author I don’t recognize. Sometimes that leads me to a D or F review, but with Wolf Unleashed it most certainly paid off. While it may not have made DIK status, Wolf Unleashed hit on everyt ...

C-
Hell on Wheels

How do I describe this book? It’s like having Oreos with orange juice - delicious when consumed separately, but together they just make for a sour mess. Hell on Wheels combined two things I enjoy (paranormal romances and roller derby) but by throwing them in the middle of a confusing, war torn dim ...

C-
One Eyed Dukes Are Wild

This review has taken me an absurdly long time to write, most likely because this book took me an absurdly long time to read. For the most part, I read books in two or three sittings - even when I don’t like them I Must. Keep. Reading. One would think a book about a wild, one-eyed duke would be a ...