Books by Christina Dodd

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The Woman Who Couldn't Scream

It was a struggle to read The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream. It’s difficult to describe exactly what bothered me about the book, but it was at least in part because things moved so fast and jumped around so much that I often felt out-of-sync with the romance. It was as though I’d skipped paragraph ...

B
Secrets of Bella Terra

Christina Dodd gets plenty right in her latest romantic suspense novel. Her hero is a bona fide hottie, the mystery underlying her tale is interesting, and her setting, Northern California's wine country, is so well-rendered I long to take my next vacation there. 80% of this book is really good. The ...

D+
Storm of Visions: The Chosen Ones

Storm of Visions is the first installment in Christina Dodd’s new paranormal series centered around Good vs Evil, or the Chosen vs the Others. The premise is an interesting one where those certain children who are born gifted but are abandoned by parents who fear those gifts, either enter the team ...

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Danger in a Red Dress

Danger in a Red Dress is evidently a part of a series, and I haven’t read the earlier entries. I had no trouble following along, but I must say that the more I read, the more I disliked the characters, and by the end of the book, I had not warmed up to them at all. The story begi ...

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Into the Shadow

Into the Shadow is the third book in Christina Dodd’s Darkness Chosen series. While I didn't care at all for the first two books, this one is an improvement, yet still doesn't quite make the grade. Karen Sonnet is a construction manager, building hotels in far-off, exotic locations for traveler ...

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Thigh High

Christina Dodd’s latest contemporary suspense, Thigh High, takes place in post-Katrina New Orleans during Mardi Gras, so as a reader, I felt immediately drawn into the story. How would the city be portrayed? Its citizens? The Mardi Gras celebrations? Would Dodd address any of the political issues ...

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Touch of Darkness

Touch of Darkness continues the story of the cursed shape-changing Varinski family (first encountered in Scent of Darkness). I thought the premise of the book was quite intriguing, but the execution left me vastly underwhelmed. I know that paranormals are hot right now, but not every author should ...

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Scent of Darkness

Despite the hot sex and the paranormal theme, there is something about Scent of Darkness that seems a bit out of step. This one feels, to be honest, like an Harlequin Presents paranormal, if such a beast existed. You’ve got a virginal heroine who was actually raised in an orphanag ...

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The Prince Kidnaps a Bride

I haven’t read either of the earlier two books in the Lost Princess series, and unfortunately, this last one doesn't make me inclined to do so. Sorcha is the eldest of the “lost princesses” of Beaumontagne. After a revolt, she and her young sisters were separated and hidden ...

B
The Barefoot Princess

Writing of imaginary royals in a Regency setting is a tricky thing. Because their country is made-up, the author has the freedom to do just about anything with the characters. But when that made-up country is set in a real historical period amidst countries that did and do exist, then the possibil ...