Books by Renee Bernard

B+
Obsession Wears Opals

Obsession Wears Opals, despite the jewel-themed title, has a dark undercurrent. The book tackles the subject of spouse abuse, a subject that is quite a hot button for me. The heroine’s emotional trauma is handled sensitively by the author and makes for a compelling character arc and strong story. ...

B
Seduction Wears Sapphires

Unique romance novel titles are hard to come by, but the title of Renee Bernard’s new book is more tired than usual; more and more it seems that these titles are comprised of a few key words that are pulled from a hat and strung together. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the book itself, whi ...

D
Madame's Deception

I’ve often found that in a trilogy, the middle book is the weakest. This looks to be the case with Madame’s Deception, the middle book in Renee Bernard’s Mistress trilogy. Even though the final book hasn’t been published yet, it has to be better than this dull offering. After the success o ...

B
A Lady's Pleasure

A Lady’s Pleasure is a mix of Ye Olde Victorian Melodrama and Ye Olde Victorian Erotica. It’s kind of silly in spots, but darned if I didn’t find myself guiltily enjoying it. Merriam Everett’s father called her “Merriam the Mouse”. Her late husband mostly ignored he ...