Desert Isle Keeper

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An Enchantment of Ravens

From the moment I heard about An Enchantment of Ravens, I knew I had to read it. It looked like exactly the kind of dark paranormal romance I usually love, and it was every bit as grand a reading experience as I was hoping it would be. Isobel and her family live in the village of Whimsy, a human ...

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The Love Experiment

When the Chicago Courier’s Jackson Haley, king of hard news, is ordered to help lifestyle reporter Derelie Honeywell recreate an 'intimacy experiment,' he’s not just unamused; he’s downright hostile. But farm girl Derelie can’t bear the thought of running back to her small town a failure, so ...

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The Iron Duke (#80 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on October 15, 2010 This is the first book I have read by this author, and for the first half or so, I read it with rather mixed feelings, mostly delighted but thoroughly exasperated at certain passages. Fortunately it turned out to be an excellent read ...

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To Beguile a Beast (#81 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Yes, it’s now six in a row. All of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances have received DIK status here at AAR. As with many readers, I have followed the author since she appeared on the scene in 2006 and read each book as it was p ...

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Archangel's Viper

I’ve probably re-read each of Nalini Singh’s books at least once. Between the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Hard series she’s written thirty novels and novellas -so... yeah, that’s a lot of time I’ve spent in her worlds. So be warned - unbiased as I try to be, this review of Archa ...

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The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

I once vowed that I would never again read a book about a woman running a cupcake shop, bakery, or anything similar. I was absolutely burned out on that entire premise. Not only did The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky change my mind, it’s a book I am now recommending to everyone I can think of. I ...

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A Strange Scottish Shore

When I read A Most Extraordinary Pursuit, the first of Juliana Gray’s historical mystery series featuring the intrepid Emmeline Truelove, I wasn’t – at first – quite sure what to think.  There’s a mystery, yes, and a bit of romance… but I wasn’t expecting the time travel element or th ...

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The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

What an amuse bouche of a story! In the just ninety pages that comprise The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo, Zen Cho builds a larger than life portrayal of Jade Yeo, her motivations and her shortcomings. The powerful message of this story is that love is accepting and love is kind. Even if you make a mist ...

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Autoboyography

I stayed up late to read this book. I woke up early to read this book. I was late to appointments because I was reading this book. I read it in the car (while waiting on someone), and if I could have read it in the shower, I would have read it there. Can you tell? I absolutely loved Christina Lauren ...

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Unraveling Oliver

I have been harping on about this book for months, so if you’ve not been subject to my evangelical zeal about its brilliance, allow me to quickly summarize. Everyone who knows Oliver Ryan is shocked when he beats his wife to the point of a coma. This mild-mannered children’s author who lives in ...