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ErinSong

A DIKlassic Review originally published on January 31, 2007 (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 ...

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The Unsung Hero

a DIKlassic review originally published on June 13, 2000 For years I've been searching for the perfect romance novel. The one I can give to my husband and say, "Here, read this and then tell me romance novels are fluff." What I'm searching for could well be the Holy Grail of all romance novels, be ...

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The Star King

A DIKlassic review* originally published on November 1, 2000 The Star King, Susan Grant's second novel, proves that her first terrific romance, Once a Pirate, was no fluke. This is an author who writes romantic and exciting books that conjure up exotic locales and peoples. Grant is equally at home ...

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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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Sunset Embrace

The cover of Sunset Embrace (originally published in 1985) describes it as "a classic love story," and really nothing describes it better. I adore this book for many reasons that I'll get to later, but for now let me introduce the two main characters. Lydia Langston is a young woman on the run fr ...

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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 ...