Books by Heidi Betts

B-
Knock Me for a Loop

Knitting seems to be all the rage these days. No longer just for grandmas in rocking chairs, Knock Me For a Loop is an installment in the second knitting-centered series I’ve seen. (Not too many handicrafts get series; I haven’t seen too many books about scrapbooking, for example.) Devoted kn ...

C
Loves Me, Loves Me Knot

I began Loves Me, Loves Me Knot feeling pretty good about it. It’s a reunion story where a divorced couple who really love each other, get back together. It also has a knitting background and I like to knit (I’d like the book better if it was about crochet). However, the heroine does somethi ...

C
Tangled Up in Love

Tangled Up in Love is the first book in a trilogy about women who knit, amusingly titled “Chicks with Sticks.” While in general this story was enjoyable, there was a major plot point that I disagreed with that prevents me from recommending it. Veronica (Ronnie) Chasen and Dyla ...

C-
Mr. and Mistress

Mr. And Mistress is the fifth book in The Elliotts continuity series, and so far, the weakest link in the chain. The is true despite its basically likable characters, and the generally high quality of the writing. It is severely handicapped by its dated, hard to believe premise. T ...

B-
Blame it on the Blackout

Last week I had a sudden, burning desire to read a series romance. I didn’t have any on hand, and I was trapped at home with a house full of loud teenage girls (celebrating my daughter’s birthday). I looked through Harlequin’s website, hoping something would catch my eye. Blame it on the Black ...

C
Hannah's Half-Breed

Of all the romance sub-genres, the one that instills in me both anticipation and dread is the historical Native American romance. Native American men are some of my favorite heroes, but if the story is to come across as realistic, then it most likely contains some gritty elements that make me uncom ...

F
Callie's Convict

Let me give you a little scenario. You're taking a bath, and when you're done you stand up and reach for a towel, only to find it and your robe are being held by a grubby, gaunt, bearded, and shackled man. This man says, "Very nice" and lets his gaze rake up and down your naked body before giving yo ...

D+
Walker's Widow

Walker's Widow is supposed to be a light Western romp, but it just didn't work for me. I had issues with all three of the main characters' actions and motivations, and the lack of any grounding for the story was a continuing distraction. Walker is Clay Walker, a Texas Ranger lured to Purgatory, ...

B-
Almost a Lady

Pinkerton agents are a fascinating part of American history, and yet they appear only rarely in historical fiction. Imagine my pleasure when I picked up Almost a Lady and found that the heroine is a Pinkerton agent who isn't afraid to use her pistol and pearl-handled stiletto. Wi ...

C-
A Promise of Roses

I was so hoping A Promise of Roses would be a great Western romance. It seemed to have all the right ingredients - a heroine who owns and runs a stagecoach company (read: strong, independent woman) meets a bounty hunter assigned to investigate recent stagecoach robberies. They fall in love and solve ...