Reviews by Mary Dubé

B+
Twist

I’ve never read anything by this author before, but I liked Twist so much that I went on a Kylie Scott book-binge immediately afterwards and devoured some of her previous books. One weekend and four books later, I had a book hangover that made Monday difficult to embrace, but I don’t regret my o ...

C+
Hard Justice

When I think of Lori Foster, I think of MMA fighters and bodyguards; therefore, I was not surprised to learn that the hero in Hard Justice is a former MMA fighter, who is now a bodyguard. Ms. Foster definitely has a knack for writing these protective, tough alpha-males, and she’s written a lot of ...

B+
The Bastard Billionaire

Jessica Lemmon’s The Bastard Billionaire is the third book in her Billionaire Bad Boys series, and just in case you couldn’t guess – the heroes are billionaires. But don’t worry because there is a lot more to these guys than just big bank accounts. They are three very different and fascinati ...

B-
My Fair Duchess

Megan Frampton has a talent for writing entertaining stories laced with subtle humor and featuring endearing characters, which is exactly what she delivers in My Fair Duchess - the fifth stand-alone book in her Dukes Behaving Badly series. Most readers will thoroughly enjoy this nod to My Fair Lady, ...

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 ...