Books by Sandra Brown

B-
Play Dirty

Play Dirty isn’t really a romance novel - I’d call it a suspense novel with romantic elements. The suspense plot is very exciting and I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the book progressed. However, the romantic element of the story definitely takes second place and at the ...

A
Sunset Embrace

The cover of Sunset Embrace (originally published in 1985) describes it as "a classic love story," and really nothing describes it better. I adore this book for many reasons that I'll get to later, but for now let me introduce the two main characters. Lydia Langston is a young woman on the run from ...

D-
Hello, Darkness

It's a shame Unspeakable has already been used for the title of a book by Sandra Brown. It would perfectly fit Hello, Darkness in several ways. The book is unspeakably boring, the characters are unspeakably irritating, and the suspense plot is unspeakably obvious. Charging people $26 for this? That' ...

A
Texas! Chase

Texas! Chase was my first keeper. It was also the first book I ever re-read. It has everything I require in a keeper: a strong heroine, a sexy if slightly tortured hero and realistic problems - plus emotion, humor, hot love scenes, and absolutely wonderful secondary characters. E ...

C+
Envy

I suppose the identity of the villain in Envy could be considered a spoiler. If you don't want to know it, you might want to stop here. Of course, the book features a love story between a married woman and a man who is not her husband, so I was pretty sure I knew who the villain had to be before I e ...

C
In A Class By Itself

Sandra Brown's Sandra Brown's In A Class By Itself is a guilty pleasure if I ever read one. It's a reissue from 1984 and make no mistakes, it's got "Eighties" written all over it. It's a curious mixture of some of the most ridiculous romance clichés packed in a very entertaining parcel I felt compe ...

B-
In A Class By Itself

The dust jacket of In A Class By Itself says, "classic Sandra Brown," and for once the dust jacket tells the truth. It was originally released as part of the Loveswept series of contemporary romances in 1984, and for those of us who enjoy Brown's old Loveswepts, it's a happy discovery. Their t ...

A
A Whole New Light

Sandra Brown’s series romances are my guilty pleasures. Despite contrived plots, too many virginal heroines to count and slightly outdated moral standards, they appeal to me on a gut-level. A Whole New Light, however, is in my opinion one of her best series romances. It is a light, sexy, feel-good ...

F
Unspeakable

When I think of Sandra Brown, I think of page-turners. Her books aren’t always good, but they are always exciting and hard to put down. At least, that was true until she wrote Unspeakable. In Unspeakable, we have a small southern town, a folksy retired sheriff, an unsolved murder, some reve ...

C+
Unspeakable

When I finished Unspeakable, my first instinct was to take it to the bookstore and get my money back (which I still intend to do). As I've been trying to write this review, analyzing why I didn't like this book, I keep finding myself thinking, "Well, I guess it wasn't that awful." The best I can say ...