Reviews by Sara Elliott

C
The Importance of Being Scandalous

The Importance of Being Scandalous has such a sweet story at its core that it should have worked better than it did. The book has childhood friends discovering their deep love for each other as adults and showcases a sisterly bond that puts Disney’s Frozen to shame. Unfortunately a few plot holes ...

D+
Royal Enchantment

Royal Enchantment and the books in the Camelot Reborn series work under the premise that King Arthur and his Knights were suspended in time in order to defend humans against a future magical threat by Queen Morgan le Fae and her people.  It sounded like something I might enjoy since I’ve loved st ...

B
Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher

Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher could have just been an overly sweet small town romance, but début author Seana Kelly infuses her story with the right dash of tartness to make it appeal to my (sometimes) cynical heart.  Leading lady Katie Gallagher has a lot of sass, a few challenges to overcome and ...

B-
Eye Candy

Friends to lovers stories tend to be my favorite kind of romance. The familiarity shared between the main characters can lead to all sorts of humorous conversations, deep introspection and some steamy scenes when all the suppressed sexual tension is released. Eye Candy follows this outline fairly we ...

B+
Spellbinder

Thea Harrison’s Moonshadow series weaves old English tales of magic and myth into her established world of shifters and Fae. In her new story, Spellbinder ,she blends legend and the paranormal together to tell the tragic story of Morgan le Fae, a sorcerer and kingmaker sentenced into a life of ser ...

C+
Wolf Hunt

Paige Tyler has a clear blueprint for each book in her SWAT series of shifter romances.  Sexy, alpha men use their animal side to serve the greater good all while yearning for the one woman who can love the man beneath.  In Wolf Hunt, book six in the series, all of the ground rules about werewolve ...

B+
The Highland Commander

The Highland Commander finds its inspiration in real life events surrounding the Jacobite uprisings of the early 1700s. I’ll admit that my knowledge of 18th Century Scottish politics is sadly lacking; however I know enough to understand the danger behind a Scotsman discussing the cause during this ...

B
Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set

I’ve been on a Highlander kick recently (I’ll blame it on Outlander withdrawal).  Four authors put their spin on this classic romantic character type in the new collection Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set.  Each story showcases all the stubborn, proud and slightly possessive qua ...

B
The Most Dangerous Duke in London

Madeline Hunter begins her Decadent Dukes Society series with an engaging, slow-burn romance.  The Most Dangerous Duke in London takes its time building a relationship between the main characters while drawing the reader deeper into rivalries and intrigues simmering between two influential London f ...

A
From Duke Till Dawn

From Duke Till Dawn changes the perspective usually seen in historical romance.  Most times the story is told through the viewpoint of the rich, where the mansions, ballrooms and men’s clubs of London are standard fare.  Author Eva Leigh takes all of that glamour and turns it on its ear to show ...