Reviews by Kristen Donnelly

B+
Back Check

In Back Check, Tanner and Katelyn get their second chance at love. College sweethearts on a path to the altar, Tanner’s rising NHL star status derailed their plans. Now that Katelyn has been hired as the wedding planner for a pal’s wedding, Tanner is forced to confront the girl who broke his hea ...

B
Wild Zone

I have a strong affinity for sports romances and an even stronger one for hockey romances. It baffles me, then, that this is my first novel by Ms. Jordan. Wild Zone is the story of Tate and Olivia, a hockey player and a chef, who are determined to keep their sexual relationship devoid of feelings an ...

B+
Roger's Bride

I am not usually one for medieval romances, so I was shocked when I liked Roger’s Bride as much as I did. Kathryn of Mandeville is the daughter of an abusive tyrant and has vowed never to marry so she will not be controlled by a man ever again. She knows that her family needs an alliance with Angl ...

B+
Completely Yours

Completely Yours is the story of two recluses, one physical and one emotional, who meet at a comic book convention and find their happily ever after through an online role playing game, ala World of Warcraft. It’s also a shockingly real story of how family and friendships form in our society, what ...

B
Sweet Southern Bad Boy

In Michelle Summers’ Sweet Southern Bad Boy, Vance Kerner is suffering from a bad case of  writer’s block. The block is not helped by the fact that he’s currently babysitting his two nephews and young niece - who put the ‘ram’ in ‘rambunctious’ - while his brother is deployed and his ...

B-
Size Matters

Leah Martin is a successful baker who also happens to be plus-sized. Sam Cooper has a weakness for both her body and the desserts she makes and in a bumbling attempt to help her defend herself against her sharp-tongued mother, tells said mother that he and Leah are engaged. The problem is that they ...

B
The Scottish Duke

I have a feeling that people who know history better than I do will take umbrage with this book. It’s one of those that just doesn’t feel completely historically accurate and I kept wondering how much of my “fantasy” brain I should engage. I was charmed by it, especially by the heroine and b ...

A-
Miracle on 5th Avenue

In the latest installment of Ms. Morgan’s From Manhattan With Love series, hopeless romantic Eva Jordan finds herself quite taken with best-selling crime author and recluse Lucas Blade. The victims of a slight matchmaking scheme on behalf of Lucas’ grandmother, the two could not seem more opposi ...

B-
The Christmas Tree

Holiday romances are starting to fill my Kindle and I’m noticing that more and more frequently, they are written using accelerated timelines between meet-cute and conclusion. The Christmas Tree is no exception, as our hero and heroine do the enemies-to-lovers-to-engagement journey in the span of a ...

B
Victoria

For anyone who enjoys historical fiction, there’s a lot to enjoy about Victoria. However, for lovers of historical romance, there is less so. Ms. Goodwin’s novel follows the young queen from her coronation to her engagement to Albert and is as much about a young woman learning to be queen as it ...