Books by Karen Kelley

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Where There’s a Will

A sexually-repressed, whiny twenty-six-year-old loan officer who keeps a journal of erotic sex wishes is adopted by a half angel/half human cowboy whose goal is to show her how erotically appealing she is. Sounds like the beginning of a joke someone would tell in a bar when half sloshed, right? But ...

D-
The Jaguar Prince

This was screaming DNF from page three, yet I trudged on wearily for the sake of this review. For your sake, I tell you, please don’t waste time with The Jaguar Prince. The cartoonish quality of the characters and the bad writing leaves much to be desired. Callie Jordon is a zoo keep ...

D-
How to Seduce a Texan

I heartily disliked How to Seduce a Texan, and find it pretty difficult to imagine anyone else enjoying it either. It sounded like it could be good: Professional football player hides out on his family's ranch in the aftermath of a break-up, reporter heroine goes undercover to get the scoop on his s ...

D
My Favorite Phantom

I hate lame-ass story premises. But you know what I hate even more? Lame-ass stories told in 249 pages and priced at $14.00. Thanks to Jason and Grant, interest in ghost hunting is at all time high. Thanks also to the massive popularity of the Ghost Hunters show, there is a fair ...

D
Double Dating with the Dead

Okay, the truth is that I’m willing to suspend a little disbelief every now and then in order to enjoy a book. Really. But when a novel requires that I also jettison my common sense right along with suspending any reality – including the most basic “people just don’t act like that” stand ...

C+
Hell On Wheels

The hero and heroine of Hell on Wheels are a couple of bounty hunters who join forces to bring in a big bad bail jumper all the while fighting their mutual lust for each other. The characters had a lot of potential, especially the heroine, but too much mental lusting marred their story. Cody Car ...

C-
Southern Exposure

Well, gee, here we go with another average book, made slightly less so by a cartoonish villain, a really precious cute-meet, and a truly Unfortunate Puppy Faux Paws that had me berating the hero for his idiocy. As far as cute-meets go, this is one of the cutest – and that is not a ...

B
Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort is a flawed, but promising first book from author Karen Kelley. DEA Agent Fallon Hargis has a personal stake in her latest undercover assignment. She wants to bring down drug supplier John Cavanaugh no matter what it takes. But when her cover is blown, she finds herself trying t ...