Books by Rita Herron

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Insatiable Desire

Of all the variations on fantasy romances, I’m least comfortable with those involving demons, so imagine my dismay when the romantic suspense I thought I was going to review turned out to be the first in Rita Herron’s new Demon Born series. I tried to keep an open mind, but Insatiable Desire fai ...

F
Don't Say a Word

When a book bills itself as a tense, action-packed thriller, I do not expect my only emotional reaction to be helpless laughter. Yet that perfectly describes my reaction to Don't Say a Word. What begins as merely boring and at times derivative falls finally into the realm of the utterly improbable ...

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In a Heartbeat

I’ve been in something of a reading slump lately and have skipped around amidst genres to try and pique my interest. I’ve had some hits with romantic suspense (Karen Rose, Allison Hunt, Cindy Gerard, Jeanie London) and picked the latest by Rita Herron because of that. Was it a hit? No. But not n ...

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The Man from Falcon Ridge

As a fan of dark heroes and spooky settings, I'm really hoping that Eclipse, Harlequin Intrigue's Gothic Romance promotion, succeeds. When The Man From Falcon Ridge arrived, I read it right away, despite not liking the author's last book. The good news is, it's better than her last book. It's als ...

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Midnight Disclosures

I love the type of romantic suspense that combines emotion with mystery. Rita Herron attempts this combination in Midnight Disclosures, but the final result is irritating, overblown, and borderline excruciating. There is a difference between emotion and cheap melodrama. This book traffics in the ...

C
Under the Covers

I really liked Abby Jensen, the heroine of Under The Covers. I really, really liked her. Whenever the story focused on Abby, I was quite pleased. As for everything else about the book, well, "Uneven but shows promise," covers it nicely. All marriage counselor Abby Jensen wanted to do was write a ...

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Marry Me, Maddie

Marry Me, Maddie starts out similarly to the movie Hope Floats: Maddie Summers hoodwinks her procrastinating fiance onto a local talk show to give him the choice of marrying her on the spot or saying goodbye. Uptight Jeff declines the impromptu ceremony, and after recovering from the embarrassment, ...

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Saving His Son

Though competently written, this story has several plotting flaws that kept me from liking it a whole big bunch. Yes, this is a dreaded secret baby story, but it had the potential to be a cut above the rest. As it turned out, it was only a little better than most, and I know that in a week's time, ...