Reviews by Em Wittmann

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A Duke in the Night

Some authors just get better and better each time out, and Kelly Bowen is one of them.  Her last series, Season for Scandal, was tremendous, but right out of the gate, A Duke in the Night trumps them all.  It’s smart, sexy and romantic, and I enjoyed every bit of it.  In the lovely novella The ...

C
The Wedding Date

Based on early buzz, I had high hopes for The Wedding Date.  Unfortunately, although Ms. Guillory introduces two appealing principals, the story is predictable and flat, and her characters spend too much time in their own heads and physically separated (he lives in Los Angeles, she lives in Berkele ...

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Down by Contact

Do you like contemporary romance?  Do you love novels with compelling (and endearing) principals, witty dialogue and steamy love scenes?  Love a great opposites attract pairing?  Then you should be reading Santino Hassell.  If you haven’t picked up one of his novels, you’re missing out.  Mr ...

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Deal Maker

You know that marvelous feeling you get when you connect with a novel on every level; the characters, the setting, the dialogue..? Well, that’s how I feel about Deal Maker.  I enjoyed Ms. Morton’s previous books, but OMG, I loved this one.  Deal Maker is a charming, funny, romantic and just pl ...

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His Wicked Love

His Wicked Love, the début fantasy title from Mila Benson, is not my usual fare.  I read very little fantasy and have never played Dungeons and Dragons (let’s be honest, I’ve never played any role-play video game), so I worried His Wicked Love , with its cast of warlocks, paladins and archmage ...

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The Art of Running in Heels

Romance, hockey, and a long running, successful series of novels by the talented Rachel Gibson.  It should be a magical trifecta of my most favorite things.  But it isn’t.   From its ridiculous set-up, to its slightly dull and predictable conclusion, The Art of Running in Heels is just ‘meh ...

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Beginner's Luck

The premise of Kate Clayborn’s  Chance of a Lifetime series is simple:  three close friends (Ekaterina, Zoe, and Greer) impulsively buy a lottery ticket and win.  The purchase is a mostly vague memory - they’d all had a bit too much to drink, and no one is quite sure whose idea it was the buy ...

B+
How to Blow it With a Billionaire

Note:  If you haven’t yet read the first Arden St. Ives novel, this review will contain spoilers.  The series should be read in order; you will be confused if you try to start with How to Blow it With a Billionaire. By now, if you’ve read How to Bang a Billionaire, you’ve recognized that ...

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The Big Bad Billionaire

I heard there was a new Jackie Ashenden book out in November, and as a newer fan of hers, I jumped at the chance to review it.  I haven’t read the earlier books in the series, and though I’m curious about those stories after reading this one, The Big, Bad Billionaire works perfectly fine as a s ...

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Wheels Up

I’ve really enjoyed Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series. She’s done a great job linking the novels together while crafting fresh and special individual stories and romantic relationships in each one.  This time out her principals find themselves fighting their attraction and love for each ...