DIKlassic review

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The Raven Prince

A DIKlassic Review originally published on January 19, 2007   The Raven Prince is classic romance. It is the type of book that reminds me why I love this genre. Elizabeth Hoyt’s debut novel brings emotion, sensuality, and wit to the forefront, blending it all together with a deft hand. T ...

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The Linnet

A DIKlassic Review originally published on February 18, 2004   The bloody Border feuds between the English and the Scots are both terrible and fascinating. But while many have written about them, few books give much consideration to the human side of the brutality marking Border life hundr ...

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Honor's Splendour

A DIKlassic Review 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 loved bo ...

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New Life

Sometimes an author takes a risk, and has me hooked. This happened with Bonnie Dee’s new romance New Life, which features a hero with a mental disability. When I discovered that the first pages of the book were actually told from said hero’s point-of-view, my surprise doubled. Would it work? It ...

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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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Midnight Run

DIKlassic Review originally published on December 13, 2007 This year I’ve discovered several new writers whom I plan to put on my auto-buy list. One whose books I have particularly enjoyed is Lisa Marie Rice who is fast becoming my very favorite erotic romance author. Her books are scorching hot ...

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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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Everything's Coming Up Rosie

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. Everything’s Coming Up Rosie is just such a book and I root ...

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Always To Remember

I can count on one hand the number of romance novels that have ever moved me to tears. Lorraine Heath's classic Always to Remember sits at the top of that elite list, head and shoulders above the rest. In the ten years since its initial publication, it has only gained power, as its themes seem even ...