Books by Elaine Fox

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Bedtime for Bonsai

When my kids were younger, I'd take them to the bookstore and tell them they could get a book - as long as it wasn't a "gimmick book." That meant anything that came with stickers, light-up buttons, figurines, cars, etc. You know, the ones they want because they want the toy, not the book. Some roman ...

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Hello, Doggy!

I read and enjoyed Elaine Fox's first two dog themed books (Guys and Dogs and Beware of Doug) and looked forward to reading this one. When I finished it, I felt like a bit like Goldilocks - not enough of some things, too much of others, and some were just right. Psychologist Tory Hoffstra is off ...

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Beware of Doug

I blame the cover of Elaine Fox’s previous romance, Guys and Dogs, for encouraging me to select her latest. It shows a too cute dog with a “love me (the heart, not the word)” sign around its neck. Well, the next book in the series, Beware of Doug, features a not-so-cute dog on the cover, but ...

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Guys and Dogs

It's incredibly disappointing when bad things happen to otherwise good books. Still, there’s enough to like in Guys and Dogs that I find myself pretty much willing to overlook some classic TSTL behavior from a heroine (and a hero, for that matter) who are so not stupid. And, though, I won’t go ...

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Hot Stuff

Witty banter does not a romance novel make. It is, however, what Elaine Fox serves up in her latest contemporary romance, a book that presents a light-hearted look at the singles scene and all the strange things couples are willing to do to get together. Laurel Kane, a reporter for the small publ ...

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If the Slipper Fits

Enjoyment of If the Slipper Fits will depend on how much patience you have for a story that relies on misunderstandings and a lack of communication to keep the plot chugging along. Cinderella and her prince may have spent their night at the ball, but in this retelling Annie Sayer and Connor Emory sp ...

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Man at Work

Man at Work is a pleasant, entertaining contemporary romance with a message about snobbery. A good message, but one written with a heavy hand that almost got in the way of the story. Marcy Paglinowski is an up-and-coming young lawyer who has fought hard to get where she’s at. She grew up in ...

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Maybe Baby

A young woman must face the consequences of her actions in Maybe Baby - and, as you may have guessed from the title, this particular consequence is of the diaper-wearing variety. Delaney Poole has fallen in love with the small town of Harp Cove, Maine. She’s hoping that the ...

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The Impostor

Most of us just get drenched from falling into a fountain. We don't end up traveling to another time - and we definitely don't do it twice. Flynn Patrick is reluctantly returning to England to attend a wedding at Merestun. During the reception he stumbles headlong into a fountain and emerges ...

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The Impostor

I always like a good time-travel romance. My only question: Where are they? A good time-travel, indeed any paranormal, requires a certain level of depth to the story in order to avoid having the metaphysical elements come across as too simplistic. Time-travel - especially in romance novels - is a ...