Books by Julie Kenner

B
Carpe Demon

Julie Kenner's Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom has a killer premise that's neatly summed up in the title. If the book itself isn't quite as killer, it's still pretty good, a light, fluffy read perfect for summer. Kate Connor used to work as a demon hunter for the Vatican, un ...

C+
Aphrodite's Flame

Having just read about a teenaged superhero, I picked up Aphrodite's Flame ready to see some superhero adults kick a little villainous butt. Well, they do, but they also prove that having superpowers doesn't make a person secure and confident. This book is part of Julie Kenner's Aphrodite series, wh ...

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The Spy Who Loves Me

Julie Kenner's The Spy Who Loves Me features Phineas ("Finn") Teague, a hero who's dissatisfied with his law career and likes to slip into his alternate, pretend persona of Python, secret agent extraordinaire. When he begins following an attractive woman who he has cast as a villainess, his pretend ...

B-
The Spy Who Loves Me

I feel an unusual pressure here to manage your expectations: This book is a James Bond-ian like adventure with characterizations that are just as shallow. But, if non-stop action sounds like your cup of tea (and with beach days pending, I can certainly understand that this might sound pretty appe ...

B-
Stolen Kisses

I don't read as many Harlequin Temptations as I used to. I usually reach for a Harlequin Blaze when I'm looking for a light, frothy kind of read. But Stolen Kisses is one book I've been waiting for ever since the author first mentioned it on her website. Luckily, it was worth the wait, a fresh, f ...

C
Aphrodite's Secret

There's a word missing from the end of the title of Aphrodite's Secret. That word is child. In fact, the six-year-old boy at the center of this book is apparently such a secret that he's mentioned nowhere on the cover, despite the entire story revolving around him from the first page. While the ki ...

B
Silent Confessions

I'm having some difficulty typing this review as the tips of my fingers have suffered severe burns as a result of holding Silent Confessions, Julie Kenner's latest. I suppose I should have expected that a romantic suspense featuring a heroine who studies and sells erotica would be a bit on the warm ...

B+
Nobody But You

One of the great perks of reviewing is that you sometimes end up reading a book that you otherwise might have let stay in the TBR pile for awhile. For me, that was the case with Julie Kenner's Nobody But You. I would have picked up the book anyway, because it sounds fun and has some really great cov ...

C
Aphrodite's Passion

Aphrodite's Passion is mildly entertaining, but not truly engaging. With a "superhero" hero and talking ferret it's often laugh-out-loud funny. But as soon as the plot turns inward and focuses on the hero and heroine's relationship, it falls flat. Super-hero Hale is a direct descendant ...

C-
L.A. Confidential

There is a trend, apparently, to make series romances hotter and hotter - in response to reader demand, I assume. Well hotter does not necessarily mean better, and L. A. Confidential is a case in point. Hot is nice; I like hot. But not at the expense of the other elements I look for in a good bo ...