Books by Alison Kent

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Unforgettable

Before I begin my review I must ask a question: how common is the phrase "calf nuts on a cracker?" Is this just a Texas expression? A rancherism? This was the catchphrase of the hero of Boone Mitchell, the hero Unforgettable by Alison Kent. Unfortunately, the title is a misnomer and the story is pre ...

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The Second Chance Cafe

I don’t understand martyrdom. And in the same vein, I don’t understand not talking about issues, resulting in them festering for years and years. This book has a lot of that, making it difficult to identify with the characters.         At age five Kaylie Flynn’s drug-addicted m ...

C+
No Limits

In No Limits, Michelina “Micky” Ferrer is a socialite on the edge. She’s the only child of a perfume magnate and the famous face of the company. Though she’s a Daddy’s Girl, when she finds out that her father plans to arrange a marriage for her, she chafes at the idea and puts some distanc ...

D+
Maximum Exposure

When I think about it, the title of Alison Kent’s new book is surprisingly accurate, on several levels. Maximum Exposure may be short and catchy, but it also has relevance to the plot. Unfortunately, the book itself wasn’t nearly as good as the title. Olivia Hammond is not j ...

C+
Beyond a Shadow

Despite the author’s strong writing ability and a believable attraction between the two lead characters, ultimately this novel doesn’t provide a memorable romance. In the small town of Comfort Bay, Oregon, Ezra Moore and Alexa Counsel are the two people who don’t belong. While on the surf ...

B
Deep Breath

Deep Breath is a great ride - once you are on the road, you don't want to stop. If you are not familiar with the series, this is the seventh and second to last installment in Alison Kent's SG-5 series (Smithson Group). They all stand alone, although that might not be true for the last book, Beyond ...

B
Kiss and Makeup

I have been slowly dipping my toes into the series pool. Since I have Hush, the first book in the multi-authored Do Not Disturb miniseries, and wanted to try out a Blaze, I jumped at the chance to read Kiss & Makeup. I am pleased to report giving up my Blaze! virginity was everything a first time ...

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The Samms Agenda

The problem with many romantic short stories is that they often do not give the author the opportunity to effectively develop plot or characters and, even more problematic for a romance novel, make it believable that two main characters can start a deep and meaningful relationship. That is the dilem ...

B
The Shaughnessey Accord

Good romantic suspense is hard to pull off in 300+ pages, let alone a mere 117. But in The Shaughnessey Accord Alison Kent presents readers with romantic suspense that delivers on both counts. Tripp Shaughnessey is an agent with the Smithson Group, an elite organization working to take down the ...

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The Shaughnessey Accord/The Samms Agenda

Linda:      This month was a change of pace with two novellas by Alison Kent. I have enjoyed Kent's category Harlequin's, in fact Call Me, with its phone sex, is on my keeper shelf. I certainly enjoyed these stories more than the Bombshell books with similar spy scenarios we ...