Reviews by Janet Boatman

C
Royally Matched

Sometimes I want to read a decadent, implausible love story that is pure entertainment , and nothing satisfies this craving quite like the tale of a prince form a fake country who sweeps a girl off her feet. This is exactly what I got in Royally Screwed, the first book in Emma Chase’s Royally seri ...

D
Royal Affair

I didn’t realize Parker Swift’s Royal Affair was the first book in a three-part serial - Royal Scandal - and I’m not a big fan of surprise cliffhangers. I’m irritated but haven’t allowed it to color my opinion of Royal Affair, because I read an advance copy, and I’m hoping the fact that ...

C-
One More Kiss

I wish there was a way to sugarcoat it, but Samantha Chase’s One More Kiss is dull. It might be an enjoyable book if you like reading mind-numbing, descriptive details or if you suffer from insomnia and are looking for a natural sleep-aide. If not, One More Kiss suffers from an excessively descrip ...

A-
The Lawrence Browne Affair

Writing is a very personal endeavor, and every author leaves pieces of herself on the pages of her books. An exceptional novel will make you believe you’ve met its author, and I feel like I know Cat Sebastian a little after reading The Lawrence Browne Affair. There’s an emotional depth and compl ...

A
Dare to Lie

Jen McLaughlin returns to the corrupt, gritty streets of south Boston with Dare to Lie, the enthralling third installment in her The Sons of Steel Row series. Sleep will feel frivolous and take a back seat to this riveting and suspenseful book that somehow weaves together an idealistic love story an ...

C
Loving the Lost Duke

Loving the Lost Duke is a charming historical romance that is interesting but a little bland, so it didn’t truly capture my attention or draw me into its story. This is the first book in Louise Allen’s new series Dangerous Deceptions and my first time reading any of her novels. While Loving the ...

D+
Dirty Money

Over the top, outlandish and exaggerated heroes are trendy right now in Contemporary Romance, and they can be a fun break from reality and thoroughly entertaining. Jessica Clare’s heroes have always been a bit larger-than-life, but she went balls to the wall with hero Boone Price in Dirty Money. ...

B+
Big Shot

Authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde have teamed up again to co-author a new series - Book Boyfriend. Their first team effort was the wildly successful Dirty Sexy series that was based on three sexy brothers who (surprise!) have lots of dirty sex. There’s a lot more to their stories – of cours ...

B+
Retreat

Jay Crownover’s Retreat kicks off her new Getaway series and delivers what her loyal fans expect - a sexy and heartfelt romance. An action-packed, suspenseful storyline is added halfway through the book, making Retreat feel like two distinctly different stories.  While this offers an unexpected ...

B+
Full Package

Lauren Blakely’s Full Package is a sexy, fun friends-to-lovers romance that provided a reading break I had no idea I needed. Its characters are normal and their relationship evolves in a fairly uncomplicated manner without a lot of the chaos and angst that have been present in some of my most rece ...