Reviews by Em Wittmann

B
Wicked and the Wallflower

I was predisposed to like Wicked and the Wallflower:  I love a great wallflower, especially if she’s also smart, feisty, curious and passionate and wicked, anti-heroes are my romance catnip - the naughtier the better.  Do your worst romance authors, I’ll love him anyway; and, I’m a fan of Ms ...

A
Damaged Goods

STOP reading if you are new to the Ravenswood series.  There will be spoilers in this review. Talia Hibbert's A Girl Like Her was a unique and a refreshing change from typical contemporary romance.  While fans patiently wait for the second book in the series, the author pivots away from her p ...

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The Varlet and the Voyeur

I love a great sports romance and the Rugby series has been a reliably sexy, romantic and wholly satisfying treat for this fan. After the disappointment that was the third book, The Cad and the Co-ed, I’m pleased to say that normal service has been resumed and L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid have score ...

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Melt for You

One of the pleasures of reviewing books for All About Romance is the opportunity to interact with readers. Recently, one of them recommended Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger.  I’m familiar with the author - I’ve read two of her earlier books, including the Slow Burn novel that precedes it.  I l ...

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No Dukes Allowed

In No Dukes Allowed, three widowed duchesses travel together to Brighton hoping to escape the petty gossip and claustrophobia of London.  Although each woman has personal reasons for wanting to get away, each quickly realizes the problems that plagued them in Town have followed them to their seasid ...

A
The Prince

Katharine Ashe hits only high notes in this memorable fourth book in the Devil’s Duke series.  The Prince elevates two previously minor secondary characters - and my friends, the pairing is brilliant.  He’s an exiled prince of a fictional Mediterranean realm, hidden away in Scotland and biding ...

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Object of Desire

Reviewing romantic suspense is a bit of a sticky wicket, as it’s extremely difficult to discuss a suspense novel without spoiling it. Reader, Object of Desire has so many of secrets (and potential bad guys) it’s difficult to keep track of them all!  And then Ms. Maclean further muddies the wate ...

B
The Marigold Chain

Narrated by Alex Wyndham So, so many people love The Marigold Chain (really, anything by Stella Riley) and for good reason.  Her attention to detail - from the dialogue to the setting and time period  to the clothing -  everything is pitch perfect.  However, The Marigold Chain is history dens ...

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Wanna Bet?

I recently reviewed A Girl Like Her by Ms. Hibbert and raved about it.  Since finishing it, I’ve read almost everything else she has written, and readers looking for a fresh take on familiar tropes will find much to love in her back catalog.  In Wanna Bet?, she takes on the familiar ‘love ‘e ...

B+
Luck of the Draw

Before I begin this review let me remind you how I felt about the first book in the Chance of a Lifetime series, Beginner’s Luck:  IT BLEW ME AWAY.  I loved everything about it (especially its leading man), including the premise that sets up the trilogy - three close friends enjoy a boozy night ...