Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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 ...

C+
The Angels' Share

For years I’ve read and enjoyed J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. All of the books seem to focus on the Brotherhood at large, setting up future books, but I’ve never minded that since a lot of the focus was still on the main couple; Ward always seemed to strike a nice balance betwee ...

B+
Wild Embrace

I have long been a fan of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. I remember vividly the first time I opened up Slave to Sensation, and I’ve consistently snapped up the fourteen books that followed as soon as they were released. Wild Embrace has proved no different regarding either my excitement l ...

B-
Cream of the Crop

I have a confession to make: I’m not a “foodie.” I live in New York City with dozens of friends who regularly seek out the newest and most fashionable places for brunch and take pictures of their food to post online. If they’re not going out to eat, they’re attending a farmers’ market, g ...