Reviews by Maria Rose

B+
On Point

The Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert has had some interesting heroes to date – a virgin newish recruit in book one, Off Base, and a widowed active duty father in book two, At Attention. Now she turns her hand to a fairly common trope, that of best friends and roommates who are attracted to ...

B
The Wedding Date Bargain

Mira Lyn Kelly writes sweet and sexy romances featuring real people living their lives and looking for love. The Best Men series - now re-titled as the Wedding Date series - is a planned set of four standalone books with best friends Jase, Max, Sean and Brody as their heroes. Jase got his happy ever ...

B+
The Dangerous Billionaire

The dedication at the beginning of Jackie Ashenden's new Tate Brothers series starter, The Dangerous Billionaire reads: To the person who picked this up and thought: "Billionaire Navy SEAL? HELL YEAH." You're my people. Personally, I love a good billionaire romance, and novels with military heroes ...

B+
Emergency Attraction

Samanthe Beck is an author who first came to my attention with her McCade Brothers series, part of the Brazen line of erotic romances from Entangled Publishing. Not only did she turn me onto other authors writing for this imprint (Brazen books are still a favorite to this day), she quickly became an ...

C+
Ride Rough

I have mixed feelings about Ride Rough, the second story in Laura Kaye’s motorcycle club series Raven Riders.  I’ve read and enjoyed books by this author before, but this one didn’t quite ‘click’ with me – which I’m hoping is just a one off.  Ride Rough is a sexy second-chance romanc ...

C+
Slow Burn Cowboy

The Copper Ridge series by Maisey Yates is at book seven now, but it’s been kept fresh by featuring different families who live in this rural area of Oregon. Slow Burn Cowboy is the first of four stories about the Donnelly brothers.  Unfortunately the title turns out to be a little too apt – it ...

A
Crossing Hearts

New-to-me author Rebecca Crowley has published a number of standalone romances in addition to two series.  Homefront deals with American military heroes and Elite Operators is a South African set romantic suspense series (I'm intrigued by this one!).  She's set her sights on soccer with her new se ...

A
Behind the Curtain

My introduction to Beth Kery was her erotic One Night of Passion series, originally started under her pen name Bethany Kane back in 2011.  I love that series, and it put her on my radar. Since then, however, the majority of her books have been released as serials which are not my cup of tea. Behind ...

A
All You Need

Lorelei James is a familiar voice to many in the erotic and contemporary romance world, having published more than sixty books in the last ten years. While I'd heard of her, I hadn't actually read any of her books until this one. All You Need is a sports romance with a fairly typical plot idea – a ...

B+
Make Me Beg

Make Me Beg is the second story in Rebecca Brooks’ Men of Gold Mountain series. The title (and cover) likely make you think that it’s going to contain some pretty steamy scenes, and you wouldn’t be wrong. The title also signals the way the main characters treat each other for most of the story ...