Books by Kristin Hardy

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Caught

The saga of the legendary White Star amulet finally picks up some steam in the series' third installment, Kristin Hardy's Caught. The first two books (Lori Wilde's Angels and Outlaws and Hidden Gems by Carrie Alexander) didn't do much with the mysterious relic, but Hardy reveals its history here. Ho ...

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Vermont Valentine

That I ended up reading Vermont Valentine was pure serendipity. I was rushing out the door to take my daughter to a Lemony Snicket booksigning, and the UPS man drove up right at that moment. I didn't want to take the time to go back in the house, so I shoved the packages in my car and hit the road. ...

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Where There's Smoke

In a genre often accused of being too focused on small-town sheriffs, secret babies, and cowboys, the first novel in Kristin Hardy's Holiday Hearts series is a breath of fresh air. Her protagonists - a captain in the Boston Fire Department and an engineer - are mature, intelligent, and quite likable ...

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U.S. Male

When I think of the top ten sexiest hobbies, stamp collecting doesn’t exactly make the list. In fact, it’s probably near the bottom, sharing space with butterfly collecting and obsessive devotion to YuGiOh cards. So I kind of got a kick of this book’s cover, which features a naked male torso, ...

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Certified Male

When Gwen Chastain's grandparents left for a three-month tour of the South Pacific, her grandfather entrusted the family stamp shop to her. Everything went well at first, until the day a recently-hired employee failed to turn up for work, and Gwen discovered millions of dollars worth in rare stamps ...

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Nothing but the Best

Nothing but the Best is the third installment in Kristin Hardy's Sex and the Supper Club series, which features a group of single friends who live in Los Angeles and get together to chat and support each other. I didn't really witness much of the "supper" part, but I can attest to the fact that t ...

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Cutting Loose

A very nice Cinderella heroine meets her movie star prince in Cutting Loose. Although it's disorganized and overpopulated, it's a pleasant enough book that reminded me of a compressed Chick Lit novel. Trish Dawson grew up as the plump and plain one in the shadow of her beautiful sister Amber. Ev ...

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Turn Me On

Kristin Hardy begins the new Sex and the Supper Club trilogy with a great appetizer - Turn Me On. This is one hot book about rekindling an old love affair, and it features a wide variety of love scenes. Stef Costas is a top documentary film-maker preparing to direct the one project he's alway ...

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Slippery When Wet

Slippery When Wet is the kind of book I've been hoping for in the Harlequin Blaze line. There's hot, envelope-pushing sex, yes, and it's very well done (yummy, even). But the sex enhances a surprisingly realistic story of two people falling hesitantly in love. Blaze books can be fun, and some are ...

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As Bad As Can Be

With a title like As Bad As Can Be and a plot clearly inspired by Coyote Ugly, a movie I couldn't sit through (it's all about gorgeous half naked female bartenders who writhe around on a bar to rake in loads of cash), it's a miracle that I enjoyed this recent Blaze at all. But enjoy it I did. But I ...