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Heaven, Texas (#52 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 6, 1999 Heaven, Texas is the second book in Susan Elizabeth Phillip's football series, all of which can be read independently from one another. The first book in her football series is It Had To Be You, continues with Nobody's Baby But Mine, and ...

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Mackenzie's Mountain (#53 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May 5, 2000 Linda Howard pens hot and exciting romances with sexy, mouth watering men and strong women who fight for what they want. Half-breed Wolf Mackenzie, (whew, the name alone sends chills through my body) refuses to give in to the prejudice dir ...

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Honor's Splendour (#76 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 23, 2001 I discovered romance novels when I was 13 years old when my aunt gave me a large paper bag full of books. In this bag I found one book with pages yellowed from time and its front cover worn clean off. I decided this obviously well love ...

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The Shadow and the Star (#85 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 1997 When I read Laura Kinsale's unique and startling first novel, I remember thinking either it was a fluke or I had just come across one of the best writers in the history of the romance genre. Her subsequent works proved that she was ...

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For My Lady's Heart (#88 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 1999 Whenever I start reading a book by Laura Kinsale, I expect an intense and compelling read, a complex love story that’s usually on the darker side, and at least one tortured protagonist. This mixture may not be everyone’s cup of ...

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Uncommon Vows

A DIKlassic Review originally published on August 10, 2002 Uncommon Vows is my favorite among Mary Jo Putney’s books, more romantic to me than even the wonderful Shattered Rainbows. Putney’s only medieval begins under the omen of an eclipse of the moon whose light is devoured by shadow on the ...

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Rising Tides (#92 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance review originally published on August 28, 1998 In her second installment of the Quinn Brothers trilogy, Nora Roberts is Rising Tides as well as the temperature on the Chesapeake shores. I have been waiting for this book since I finished Sea Swept, the premier of the Quinn br ...

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Almost Heaven (#93 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 1, 2001 To be perfectly honest, Almost Heaven, my ultimate favorite romance in the whole world, wasn't exactly that when I first read it. No indeed, it wasn't love-at-first-read in the beginning, but, rather, hate. Let me say that I wasn't used ...

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Cocoa Beach

Some authors write character based stories, some write plot based ones. Beatriz Williams writes great characters and places them within a gripping plot. Such is the case with her latest novel, Cocoa Beach. Although most of her books are standalones she is able to uniquely link her novels through a s ...

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Red Leaves

Paulina Simons’ psychological mystery, Red Leaves is a tragedy with no happily ever after.  A fatalistic, chilling portrayal of four supposed friends who look the other way when one of their number is found dead, the story depicts the worst of human nature and will haunt readers even after the bo ...