Books by Cathy Yardley

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One True Pairing

Okay, y’all. This book is a lot of things. It’s got insta-love/insta-lust, it’s got a fake-relationship, it’s got a famous actor falling for a ‘normal person’. Throw in a stalker subplot, an agoraphobic sister, and it’s a lot to pack into 200 pages. That being said, it’s generally su ...

B-
Temping is Hell

This is the first in the author’s Necessary Evil series featuring Kate O’Hara. I didn’t find the hero particularly likeable, but liked Kate, and some of the secondary characters, a great deal. On the strength of that I can give Temping is Hell a qualified recommendation. Kate ...

C
Enslave: The Taming of the Beast

Enslave: The Taming of the Beast is surprisingly sound for an erotic romance. There is an actual plot, and to some degree there is also character development! Hurrah! I wholeheartedly applaud the author’s perspicacity, but the above-average-erotica quality of its plot and characterization was ulti ...

C
Baby, It's Cold Outside

There are any number of books where the hero has to fight potential rivals in order to win his lady love's affection. In Baby, It's Cold Outside, it's not the Other Man Colin Reeves has to vanquish in order to win Emily Stanfield's affections - it's the entire town of Tall Pines. ...

B
One Night Standards

Cathy Yardley is one Blaze author I make a point to read. Even when her books don't entirely work for me (as was the case with her last release, Jack & Jilted), they're still a cut above the norm, mostly because they feature a strong story at their core. Her Blazes feel like stories with sex, rather ...

B
Couch World

With a keen sense of detail and a cast of vivid personalities, Cathy Yardley's Couch World offers a fascinating glimpse into San Francisco's club scene. The book details the lives of three very different women. The title refers to the life of P.J., a San Francisco DJ with no permanent home. She ...

B
Guilty Pleasures

With a fresh, fun premise and plenty of creative touches, Cathy Yardley whips up a great read in Guilty Pleasures, a book that lives up to its title. It's not very deep. It's not even close to being great literature. But it was a pleasure to read. Chef Mari Salazar is struggling to keep her rest ...

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The Driven Snowe

I'm thinking of issuing a fatwa against all writers who portray librarians as repressed sex pots. I'm a librarian, and while it's interesting to see how my profession is portrayed in fiction, especially romance, too many romance writers tend to use the librarian as an archetype for the surface-frigi ...

B
The Cinderella Solution

What're the odds of finding two great stories under the covers of one book? Slim to none? Heck, some months I have difficulty locating just one entertaining story. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that both stories in the latest Harlequin Duets were enjoyable and contained characters worth ...