Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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The Lady in Red

After years of reviewing romance novels, you become jaded about certain things. For myself, I’ve come to have somewhat low expectations of novellas. I love these bite-size stories, but I’ve found that often, the shortened timeline can take a toll on the romance. I’m thrilled to say that proble ...

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Christmastime Cowboy

I love the Christmas season. I start putting up red and green decorations the second the Thanksgiving table is cleared. Reviewing Christmastime Cowboy allowed me to indulge in the holiday spirit extra-early this year. Although I was jumping into the middle of a series, the standalone setup and famil ...

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The Texan Duke

As an American who loves to travel, I simply adore reading books about out-of-place characters, although most of the ones that come to mind involve a heroine rather than hero. That makes The Texan Duke a refreshing change from all the stories of American heiresses in England. Instead, we have the st ...

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The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare will probably go down as my most unexpected DIK of 2017. Picking it up, I was prepared for a light read that I could enjoy but forget about once I was finished. I didn’t plan to get emotionally invested in the characters, and I certainly didn’t expect to be so impatient for the n ...

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Archangel's Viper

I’ve probably re-read each of Nalini Singh’s books at least once. Between the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Hard series she’s written thirty novels and novellas -so... yeah, that’s a lot of time I’ve spent in her worlds. So be warned - unbiased as I try to be, this review of Archa ...

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The Woman Who Couldn't Scream

It was a struggle to read The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream. It’s difficult to describe exactly what bothered me about the book, but it was at least in part because things moved so fast and jumped around so much that I often felt out-of-sync with the romance. It was as though I’d skipped paragraph ...

C+
Montana Heat: Escape to You

There’s something so compelling about an escape story, don’t you think? The joy as someone held captive is returned to the world and reunited with their family gets me every time. That was the big draw of Escape to You when I picked it up for review, but unfortunately, while I enjoyed the drama ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...