Reviews by Maria Rose

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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 ...

B+
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 ...

B
Rayzor's One

Every now and then I like to depart from the mainstream of contemporary romances that I usually read and pick up an erotic science fiction romance. These are not to be confused with something of say, an Arthur C. Clarke variety of sci-fi. Generally speaking they are rather irreverent fantasies, prod ...

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Beyond Surrender

Beyond Surrender is the ninth and final novel in the erotic dystopian Beyond series. It's the end of a long story arc that began in Beyond Shame, and shouldn't be read as a standalone as it starts without much preamble and dives headlong into the current tense situation from the very first page. Whe ...

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Fall

Fall is the third standalone novella in Claire Kent’s erotic sci-fi series Hold. All the stories to date take place on a series of planets described as being part of Coalition space, the Coalition being a strict ruling party that controls this part of the galaxy.  The first story (also entitled H ...

B+
Three Simple Words

Three Simple Words is the third story in the Kingston Ale House series, and is a fun look at the world of romance authors and bloggers, plus a sibling's best friend trope romance (one of my favourites). The first in the series, The One That Got Away, is an okay read, but didn't knock my socks off. T ...

C+
Bodyguard

James Patterson's new Bookshots line (a fancy name for novellas) promises 'Under 150 pages; Under $5, Impossible To Put Down' and 'Life Moves Fast, Books Should Too'. They are available currently in two categories – thriller and romance and can be read on any electronic device.  Bodyguard by Jess ...

B
Let It Snow

At first glance, Let it Snow appears to be a fairly typical holiday romance, using the forced proximity trope to put two people in a position where an attraction between them is likely to lead to some sexual shenanigans. But the book has a surprising depth of emotion to it, making it not quite as li ...