Books by Toni Blake

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The Giving Heart

Something of a ‘warts and all’ reading experience, Toni Blake’s The Giving Heart challenged me as a reviewer. If you want a Christmas romance, and are willing to persevere through a baffling beginning and settle for a HFN over an HEA, than this may work for you. It - sort of - did for me. L ...

C+
All I Want Is You

Although Toni Blake is one of my authors I automatically read, my enjoyment of All I Want Is You had its ups and downs. I started off really loving the book, but the middle got too screwball and cheesy. By the end, I felt better, but still couldn’t bring myself back up to how much I enjoyed the be ...

B-
Wildest Dreams

This book was actually a second read for me. I originally read the book when it came out under the title In Your Wildest Dreams. Something truly positive that I can say for the book is that, even though it has been close to four years since I read it, my memory of the book was still really good. The ...

B+
Half Moon Hill

Toni Blake is back with an excellent final addition to her small town contemporary romance series with Half Moon Hill. This time, Destiny serves as the background for a budding romance between two outsiders, Anna and Duke. Readers were introduced to Anna Romo in Toni Blake’s last installment in th ...

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Willow Springs

I have nothing against the small town stories that are dominating the contemporary romance market. At one point, I actually lived in a town that would make most of those places seem like a metropolis, so I do understand something of the appeal of these locales. My experience with them has also made ...

B
Holly Lane

I tend to shy away from small town romances. Maybe it’s that no one seems to wear cute clothes. Maybe it’s the all-too-common cloying sweetness. Or maybe it’s just that occupations are limited to sheriff, waitress, and quirky bookstore owner. Or perhaps it’s just that I’m sure they’d all ...

B+
One Reckless Summer

One Reckless Summer is the first in a series set in Destiny, a fictional small town in Ohio. It’s a lovely combination of sexy, fun, and heartbreak, and I look forward to checking out more books by this author. Jenny Tolliver has always been a good girl. She’s never broken the rules, she’s ...

B-
Tempt Me Tonight

Toni Blake’s latest comes across as your typical small town romance laced with erotic undertones. But there is a telling message underneath the hot sex: How do you forgive and trust again the one who betrayed you? Trish Henderson has finally returned to her small hometown of Eden, In ...

C
Swept Away

Swept Away reads easily, but overall is rather underwhelming. I enjoyed the author’s writing style, but in the end, it was not satisfying. And, readers looking for Erotic Romance - because, after all, this is published as part of Avon's Erotic Romance imprint - will undoubtedly be disappointed. ...