Books by Evelyn Rogers

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More Than You Know

Early on in More Than You Know, the heroine says it would be "too much like a movie" to hire a private investigator to help her with her problems. She doesn't seem to realize that her story is already a lot like a movie, not a Hollywood blockbuster, but a direct-to-video thriller. It's a little melo ...

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The Ghost of Carnal Cove

The Ghost of Carnal Cove is Gothic Light. Despite hitting all the familiar notes, it’s often the opposite of what it needs to be. Soft when it should be edgy, predictable when it should be suspenseful, this is a thoroughly average read. Makenna Lindsay comes to the Isle of Wight in the wake of ...

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Devil in the Dark

I appreciate a good Gothic romance; as a teenager I cut my reading teeth on the works of Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, and Phyllis A. Whitney. So I welcomed the news that LoveSpell was going to publish a line devoted to Gothics. But I gotta tell you, if Devil in the Dark is any indication of quality, ...

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Texas Empires: Longhorn

The first two books in Evelyn Rogers’ Texas Empires triology followed the adventures of the Harden brothers as they made their way to Texas and glory. In Longhorn, Rogers introduces us to Maddie, the youngest of the Harden siblings and the last remaining family member in New Orleans. Maddie is wai ...

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Texas Empires: Lone Star

Lone Star follows Crown of Glory in Evelyn Rogers' Texas Empires series. While the setting is vibrant and the plot interesting, the book is deeply flawed by its characters. Lone Star is yet another western to suffer from a heroine who is supposed to have "gumption," yet becomes careless from the mom ...

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Texas Empires: Crown of Glory

There's a thin line between fiesty and foolish, and Ellie Chase straddles the fence between the two in Evelyn Roger's newest romance, Crown of Glory. One minute she's a capable woman, the next she's an idiot. It's the only facet of her personality that remains the same throughout the entire book. ...

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion turns the normal order of a romance on its head: first comes the physical intimacy between the characters, and the emotional entanglements follow. And in a reversal of traditional roles, the heroine shies away from commitment, while the hero is the one who's seeking a permanent love. ...

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Golden Man

There's just something about a Cinderella romance - the poor girl getting the prince - that's very appealing. Or in the case of Golden Man by Evelyn Rogers, the average woman gets the too-good-to-be-true President of the United States. When a fairy tale adaptation works, it's great. When it doesn't, ...