Books by Kathryn Smith

B
Dark Side of Dawn

Dark Side of Dawn was very enjoyable; much more fun to read than I expected. The heroine is simply impossible to dislike, pop-culture obsession and all. Dawn Riley is a Nightmare, guardian of the barrier between the Dreaming and the real world. She was assigned this night job beca ...

D
When Seducing a Duke

I've heard good things about Kathryn Smith's historicals, so when I saw she'd returned to them after a paranormal sojourn I thought, why not? Here is why not. Picture this: You're a gently bred 23-year-old Victorian maiden re-entering the ton after mourning to make a suitable mar ...

C+
Taken by the Night

Taken by the Night is the third book in a paranormal historical series featuring warriors who became vampires after drinking from a cursed chalice six hundred years ago. Smith’s writing style is solid throughout, but I couldn’t help thinking that I would have liked the book better as a straight ...

C+
Be Mine Tonight

There’s nothing really wrong with Be Mine Tonight, but there’s just nothing really great about it either. The first in a series of books featuring a band of 14th century warriors-turned-vampires, the author known for her historical romances turns a competent, if a bit uninspired, hand to paranor ...

B
Still in My Heart

Still in My Heart wraps up Kathryn Smith's Ryland Brothers series. I've read two of the three preceding books with drastically different degrees of enjoyment, and so was a tad bit leery of this one, but it has as its theme one I particularly enjoy: Second Chance at Love. I am pleased to say that I ...

C-
In the Night

When I started Kathryn Smith's latest book, I expected an emotional read since the author is known for creating rich and angst-ridden stories of the sort that many readers crave in this age of light comedy-romance. Unfortunately, while there are certainly elements of that richness in this story, ...

D
In Your Arms Again

Another new to me author and sadly another disappointment. I'm giving Kathryn Smith's latest a low grade not because of one tremendous flaw but because of a host of smaller ones that overwhelmed any positive feelings I had. In her newest Ryland Brothers book, Ms. Smith tells the reader about an abid ...

D+
Into Temptation

Into Temptation is a very smoothly-written book, with a flawed but likable heroine and a lot of emotional complexity. Unfortunately, the dynamic that arises between the hero and the heroine set my teeth on edge. Julian Rexley, Earl of Wolfram, is infuriated to learn that his sister Letitia has ...

B
For the First Time

This was the first book by former AAR Reviewer Kathryn Smith that I've read, but it definitely will not be last. When I started the book I thought it was well done, but nothing spectacular or particularly new. Then I got a little further in and found myself charmed by truly likable characters which ...