Maria Rose

Reviewer

I'm a biochemist and a married mother of two. Reading has been my hobby since grade school, and I've been a fan of the romance genre since I was a teenager. Sharing my love of good books by writing reviews is a recent passion of mine, but one which is richly rewarding.

Currently Reading

My currently reading list changes on a daily basis! At the moment it's Nine Kinds of Naughty by Jeanette Grey. 

Favorite Romance

There are so many! But my number one is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. 

Favorite Non-Romance

When I'm not reading romance, I'm partial to espionage thrillers and fantasy. Two of my favourites are Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich and The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. 

What I Love in a Romance

I love sexual tension in a romance! It doesn't matter if it has closed or open door bedroom scenes, if the sexual tension is there, I'm hooked. 

What I Hate About a Romance

I hate misunderstandings that could be cleared up with a simple conversation! 

A Bit More About Me

I first started reading romance books when my junior high locker partner would bring her mom's Harlequins to school for us to read. From there I branched off into historical romance by classic authors such as Johanna Lindsey, Barbara Cartland and Kathleen Woodiwiss. Though I still love historical romances to this day, I also really enjoy contemporary, new adult, LGBTQ and paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy romances (including erotic romances in these genres).