Reviews by Marianne Stillings

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Naked In Death (#27 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May  10, 1998 Clever lady, Nora Roberts. With the first book of this series, she has created a world of the future, but she’s placed it only far enough away so that some of us, with the right medical care and a little luck, might live to see it. It ...

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Mr. Perfect (#44 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 10, 2000 What does it take to finish a book in one sitting? First, you need the time. Second, you need a book you just cannot put down. Last Saturday, I discovered I had both. Linda Howard's foray into big-time romantic comedy has paid off, and ...

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Dream Man (#51 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April 16, 1998 So, I'm reading Dream Man, and my husband idly says to me, "Say, how's your book?" With cool deliberation, I lift a brow and raise my glassy and dilated gaze, and say in a voice both low and menacing, "Go away. Take the kids to your ...

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As You Desire (#54 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 11, 1998 When Harry Met Dizzy. Only better. My first Connie Brockway, and thank goodness, I have her others in my stockpile. This is a terrific book! Lovely Desdemona Carlisle is a young Englishwoman living with her grandfather in Victorian E ...

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The Rake (#57 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 15, 1998 Nobody can write nicer heroes than Mary Jo Putney. Sure, they're flawed. They often have mammoth hurdles to overcome, and they don't always know how to say "I love you" even when they feel it to the depths of their souls. But most of Ms ...

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After The Night (#72 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 3, 1998 In case you're doing a keyword search, here are a few terms that will bring up After The Night: hot ... steamy ... Southern ... alpha ...hammering ... silken ... rigid ... hilt ... summerhouse porch ... courthouse lady's room ... no ... y ...

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Dream a Little Dream (#82 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Dream A Little Dream is my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Have I been living under a rock somewhere? In a manner of speaking, I guess I have, but it's pretty comfy under here, with no controversy to speak of. Which brings me wh ...

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All Through the Night

A DIKlassic Review originally published on March 19, 1998 Imagine yourself a young boy trapped in a wretched existence. A demon appears and offers you a hideous choice. A choice so vile that if you did what you knew was morally right, you would be left behind to surely decay and die. But, if you sol ...

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Scoring

Kristin Hardy combines an energetic writing style, snappy dialogue, and sizzling love scenes to make Scoring a major league hit. This book follows Hardy's debut, another Blaze title Hardy published last year. My Sexiest Mistake received a highly favorable review from AAR's Nora Armstrong. Having ...

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Falling Star

Falling Star concerns the least sympathetic creatures on the planet. No, not mosquitoes . . . an even lower life form . . . TV reporters. More precisely, those stars of the media better known as news anchors The author, a former anchorwoman herself, offers nothing new under the sun in this non-roma ...