DIKlassic review

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Everything's Coming Up Rosie

A DIKlassic Review originally published on October 22, 2006 Book reviewing can be a challenging job, and the books themselves can be a mixed bag. But what makes the occasional horrid book worthwhile is the joy one experiences when one reads an absolutely fresh, fun romance that you can't put down. ...

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Some Like It Wicked

Medeiros’s latest offering, Some Like It Wicked, hooked me from the very first page. Its well-written characters and snappy, intelligent dialogue had me loving almost every moment. Her last several books have been great and I was so happy to see that this one live up to the same standard. I plan t ...

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Winterbourne

I wanted to do something special for my 50th review for AAR. After reading Susan Carroll’s magnificent Winterbourne (originally published in 1987), I knew this was that something. The Medieval Romance is one of my favorite sub-genres, and they are few and far between. Good ones are hard to find ...

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ErinSong

(Ms. Groe now writes as Mia Marlowe) Winter days just cry out for reading romance. When I’m sitting at home looking out on a day of fog, snow, or icy rain, for me there’s no greater treat than settling in with a fiery romance. When I picked up Erinsong, it was about noon and so gray it looked l ...

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How to Trap a Tycoon

Frankly, "screwball comedy" are two words that normally make me run a mile. But if I take a minute to think about it, I realize that this extreme reaction has more to do with the multitude of bad screwball books and movies out there these days than it does with the genre itself. Think movies like Ha ...

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Wildest Hearts

I love Jayne Ann Krentz books from the 1990s. Her earliest books don’t work for me because they seem a bit dated now, and her most recent books seem to have lost the spark that characterizes her best work. But my hardback keeper shelf is heavily weighted down with books like Trust Me, Absolutely, ...

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Contact

As a 747 pilot for United Airlines, there is little doubt that Susan Grant has been forced to confront more directly than most of us the enormous changes September 11, 2001 brought to our world. Drawing on her unique credentials and front-line perspective, Susan Grant has delivered a story of unusua ...

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The Bad Man's Bride

A DIKlassic review originally published on September 11, 2001 Books such as The Bad Man's Bride are the reason I continue reading romance novels. I don't know why, but it seems true keepers are harder and harder to come by these days. The hero won my heart, totally and completely. Gabriel Jackson ...

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Danegeld

Danegeld. Hmm, odd title - clinch cover - the man looks a bit like John D'Salvo with blonde hair. As for the woman - nice jewelry - elegant dress - I didn't know the one shoulder style was popular back then - looks like she's going to an awards show. Let's check out the back blurb. Hmm, I think this ...

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The Apothecary Rose

One day I was in the bookstore staring at the shelf containing the JD Robb books. It's almost as though, if I stood there long enough and stared hard enough, an Eve and Roarke adventure I hadn’t read would magically appear. No such luck. Fortunately, there was a series of books next to them with i ...