Books by Karen Robards

B+
Whispers at Midnight

When you're talking contemporary romance, a comparison to Linda Howard or Jennifer Crusie has become almost as overdone as likening a Regency to Georgette Heyer. I'm going to make the comparison anyway. Not only does Robards hold her own with these authors, she successfully combines elements used by ...

B-
Irresistible

It's only fair to tell you right off the bat that adulterous sex plays an integral role in this novel, so if you're a reader who can't get past that, your best bet is to give Irresistible a pass. But if the morality aspect doesn't bother you too much (the cuckolded husband is a jerk and the wife fee ...

C
To Trust a Stranger

After several attempts on her life, a former beauty queen turned trophy wife is forced To Trust a Stranger. Unbeknownst to her, the man she's been married to for eight years has mob connections and a history of mysteriously-disappeared wives. The attractive stranger she falls for has a personal stak ...

C
Scandalous

When I first heard that Karen Robards' new novel was a historical, I was excited. I've enjoyed nearly all of her historicals in the past, and the mention of Ceylon in the blurb called up memories of Green Eyes, which was set almost entirely in Ceylon and is one of my favorites by her. While I was no ...

N/A
Scandalous

As Scandalous opens, Lady Gabriella Banning discovers that her half-brother has been murdered in Ceylon. To save her sisters from poverty she decides to keep his death to herself and go to London on her own. She hopes to get the oldest, Claire, married off before anyone finds out Marcus is dead. The ...

D
Paradise County

I know Karen Robards is a popular author, so, after reading Paridise County, I debated what to say in my review. My final answer? Well, the truth is, at $24.95, this book is so not worth the money, I hardly know where to begin. When wealthy Charles Haywood is found dead of a self-inflicted gunsh ...

D
Ghost Moon

One of the trends in romance is that many long-term, and successful, romance novelists are moving into the realm of romantic suspense. When done well, these can be brilliant books, very exciting, and filled with passion. Alas, when the suspense borders on the grisly and the romance is sorely lacking ...

C-
The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour is infinitely better than Karen Robards last book, The Senator's Wife. That's the good news. The bad news is that as a romantic suspense novel, it is noticably short on romance and the suspense is not very suspenseful. Grace Hart is a Domestic Court judge. She is ...

A
Walking After Midnight

Karen Robards is a very uneven writer. Some of her earlier books are old-fashioned bodice rippers at their worst. In her most recent book, The Senator's Wife, main character Ronnie Honneker is a selfish, greedy, air-headed, little twit and I'm being kind to describe her in those terms! But in 1995, ...

F
Sea Fire

As I read Sea Fire, I tried to figure out why it was reissued. It's a continuation of the story which began in Karen Robard's first novel, Island Flame. Like that book, Sea Fire shows its age. The hero is domineering, jealous, and much older than the heroine. And this book is full of what someone on ...