Books by Donna Kauffman

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Honey Pie

If there were anything I could say to writers of contemporary, small town romances, it would be that zany characters don’t substitute for actual plot. Honey Pie , the fourth in the Cupcake Club series, suffers terribly from this issue. I kept turning pages and thinking surely something will h ...

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Some Like it Scot

I’m not usually one for blatantly contrived and unrealistic set-ups. However, with Some Like it Scot, if you just accept the implausibility of the back story, you’ll find a surprisingly realistic and lovely romance. Graham McLeod is the Laird of a small island in the Outer He ...

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Here Comes Trouble

For champion poker player Brett Hennessey luck has always been a lady. Until he takes his fortune and turns his back on the card tables - that's when she turns into a witch, stalking him in every aspect of his life in Vegas. That's how others explain his recent string of problems anyway, but Brett i ...

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The Black Sheep and the English Rose

I was practically born clutching an HP, so the truth is there were a lot of years in which I gobbled up tales of the super rich. These days, though, they just don’t seem to sit so well – especially when they’re as paper thin as this one. The third in the author’s Black Shee ...

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The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty

This was a grueling read. I know I'm in trouble when I repeatedly check to see how many pages I have left in a book, something that happened too often while I read The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty. I eventually put markers at the 25%, 50% and 75% points. While that didn't improve the book, it p ...

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The Black Sheep and the Princess

The back cover blurb for The Black Sheep and the Princess advertised a wonderful tale of two old flames reconnecting and engaging in some nice hot sex to boot. Some may consider the sex to be hot, but other than that, Kauffman’s newest was a major clinker. I found the whole plot and characters so ...

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The Great Scot

The picture on the cover of The Great Scot is a wonderful bit of eye candy and I wouldn’t mind having a poster of it. The story inside the wonderful cover is okay, but I never lost myself in it as I often do in a particularly good one. Erin McGregor is the location coordinator for Your Prin ...

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The Cinderella Rules

Though I'm not usually a huge reader of Chick Lit, I did enjoy Donna Kauffman's last book, The Big Bad Wolf Tells All. I was thrilled when I learned that her newest was set in Washington D.C., familiar stomping grounds for me. The Cinderella Rules tells the story of a lady from rural Montana who mak ...

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The Big Bad Wolf Tells All

I'll admit I am not the world's biggest fan of single-woman-in-the-city stories, but I always approach a book with the idea that I am going to enjoy it. In the case of The Big Bad Wolf Tells All, I did enjoy it. Tanzy Harrington is a popular columnist in the Bay area, and the las ...

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The Charm Stone

The Charm Stone has some cute ideas - a modern, surfer-girl heroine, a sexy three hundred year old ghost, and a secluded Scottish castle by the sea where they frolic together. It sounds like a lot of fun, and occasionally, it is. Unfortunately, it also suffers from the proverbial sagging middle and ...