Books by Leslie Kelly

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Blazing Midsummer Nights

Sometimes the smallest things pull me into a story. In this case, the opening setting of an outdoor party at an old southern mansion where the heroine lives pulled me in. The landlord, the party, everything about it felt welcoming. I also adore Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream so I was intr ...

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She’s No Angel

How many romances are set in fictional small towns? They are usually Mayberry-type hamlets that just might hide a few wicked secrets, but generaly they appear as wholesome as a slice of apple pie on the outside. Leslie Kelly has imagined up the quirky named Trouble, PA, and this town isn’t like an ...

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Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble delivered exactly the fix this gothic romance junkie has been craving lately. The second in Harlequin Blaze's gothic promotion "It Was A Dark and Sexy Night...", Leslie Kelly's entry ably combines the traditional spooky elements of a gothic with the modern sensibilities of a more ...

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Here Comes Trouble

I know self-deprecating, beautiful, sweet-natured women, aka “good girls”, are a norm in romance writing, and I usually enjoy such a heroine. But when one of these kind, thoughtful women decides to take on the role of sexpot to seduce an unknown man as well as wreck his life all for the sake of ...

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Her Last Temptation

After Harlequin Blaze debuted as a separate line in 2001, I cut way down on my reading of the original Temptation line. Evidently I wasn't alone. This month marks the publication of the final four Temptations in North America (the line will continue overseas). Leslie Kelly's Her Last Temptation is, ...

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She Drives Me Crazy

Stop me if you've read this story before: Big city girl returns home to the tiny rural town after inheriting her grandmother's house. She has no money, no friends, no other means of supporting herself, so she must ingratiate herself with the gossiping locals, who are all in a tizzy at her arrival. T ...

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Make Me Over

Sadly, my friends, reality television has now entered into the world of books and Ms. Kelly is an author at the forefront of this new breed of stories. But, frankly, it is not nearly as fun reading about a fictional character humiliating herself as it is to see a real human being do so in front of m ...

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Killing Time

Killing Time is a book that started with a lower grade and slowly clawed its way up to a better one. It’s a story with plenty of flaws, so I was surprised how well it ultimately came together in the end, well enough that I can recommend it, albeit with reservations. The book doesn’t get off ...

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Killing Time

Killing Time is a romance between former college sweethearts who get a second chance at love. Caroline Lamb comes to Derryvillie, Illinois as assistant producer of a reality TV show, Killing Time in a Small Town. When she arrives for an appointment at the local real estate office, she realizes her p ...

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Thrill Me

Thrill Me features two very memorable characters with flaws and charm galore. Sophie Winchester lives in a small town - a very small town - where she works for the local pastor. One of the newest generation of a family who has lived in the town forever, all the local residents think of Sophie as a " ...