Reviews by Maria Rose

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A Dangerous Invitation

Erica Monroe's début historical romance, A Dangerous Invitation, takes us into the back alleys of London in an engrossing tale of betrayal, redemption and second chances. Kate Morgan has been forced into the rookeries through the bankruptcy of her father's company, which happened as a direct result ...

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Stealing Mr. Right

Stealing Mr. Right is the first of the three part Penelope Blue series by Tamara Morgan, about a professional jewel thief and her husband, an FBI agent. It’s the first time I’ve read this author and she’s got my full attention now with a delightful cat and mouse game that has enough  plot twi ...

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Nine Kinds of Naughty

With a title like Nine Kinds of Naughty, author Jeanette Grey is definitely setting up some high expectations for steamy scenes in this third novel in the Art of Passion series. If you’ve read Seven Nights to Surrender and its companion/sequel Eight Ways to Ecstasy, you’ll know that she's up to ...

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Fury on Fire

Fury on Fire is the third story in Sophie Jordan's Devil's Rock series in which each of the heroes has spent time as inmates in a maximum security prison for assorted crimes (all with explanations that make them still acceptable as hero material). The first two stories, All Chained Up and Hell Break ...

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A Crown of Bitter Orange

The first Laura Florand book that I read was The Chocolate Kiss, the second story in her Amour et Chocolat series. I loved it, and since then I’ve been a pretty dedicated fan, so any new book by her is a cause for celebration. The author has now moved from the world of haute cuisine to the world o ...

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Accidentally on Purpose

Ms. Shalvis recently posted on her Facebook page that Accidentally on Purpose is her 101st published work. That's quite a feat and worthy of celebration! She's captured the minds and hearts of romance readers over a number of years, and can always be counted on to provide a happy ending for her char ...

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Fire in His Blood

Ruby Dixon is well known in the sci-fi/erotic romance world for her Ice Planet Barbarians series (Big, Blue and Horny would be an apt subtitle for those) as well as her PNR bear shifters ( Bear Bites series) and straight up erotic romance MC Bedlam Butchers series.  Now she’s trying her hand at a ...

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Off Base

Annabeth Albert is an author who first came to my attention with her Portland Heat series, centered around small shop owners of assorted varieties, and her #gaymer series which features a video game company. The last #gaymers book, Connection Error, featured a Navy SEAL (Ryan) and this new series Ou ...

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Getting Inside

Serena Bell's Returning Home series, about military veterans and their adjustment to life at home again after deployment is a favorite of mine, and book 3, To Have and To Hold, made my best reads of 2016 list for its thoughtful and emotional look at how a brain injury could impact a relationship. No ...

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Hard Hitter

Hockey season is in full swing and while I don’t watch a lot of games, as a Canadian it’s required viewing at least at some point during the year (or at any rate, someone in your family will have a game on TV while you’re sitting and reading on the couch).  As sports romances go, ones with ho ...