Alex Stanton just inherited a dukedom but his true passion is uncovering charlatans and frauds wherever he finds them. Spiritualist and medium Evangeline “Evie” Jones is the biggest fake of all and he’s determined to expose her lies for all of London to see. Her prim manner and ladylike airs don’t fool him. He sees the hunger beneath and recognizes a worthy opponent. He can’t deny the dark undercurrents of lust between them. […]
Recently, seeking joy, I re-read The Hating Game which made me, well, happy. Josh and Lucy’s battle for superiority is gleeful and witty and their love story outstanding. (That kiss in the elevator gets me every time.) Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes–I like it much better than friends to lovers which I usually find a bit bland. […]
Beatrice Goodwin left Manhattan a duchess and has returned a divorcée, ready to seize control of her fate and the family business. Goodwin’s Department Store, once the pinnacle of fashion, has fallen from favor thanks to Dalton’s, its glamorous competitor across the street. But this rivalry has a distinctly personal edge…
I am reading a book in which the man nasty talks the whole damn time he and his honey are 1) talking about having sex, 2) having sex, or 3) talking about when they had sex. It’s not working for me. For me, when I am reading a love scene, talk of spurting, and ball sacs, and pretty titties yanks me right out of the mood. I admit it: I am picky about sex scenes. […]
When I married my Irish husband an article in the local paper in Boise, Idaho read as follows:
‘A writer of Harlequin love stories could develop a novel from the romance of Julie Galdos and Con Murphy. The plot outline could be something like this: Julie, a Basque girl from Boise, is teaching English at a Japanese girl’s college in Nagasaki, Japan. […]
How you doing? Anyone got any good news to share?
I organized a family Zoom meeting for my very global family and we managed to get my son in India, my brother’s family in Hong Kong, and a bunch of us on the East Coast on at the same time. It was pretty great! But everyone talked over everyone else–there were 15 people on. Anyone have any tips how to make Zoom meetings work well? […]
The votes are in and we’re reading Jennifer Crusie’s Manhunting!
Here’s the summary from Amazon:
Kate Svenson may be a dynamite businesswoman—but after three failed engagements, she’s decided she’s hopeless at romance. What she needs is a Business Plan to help her find Mr. Right. The Cabins resort is ripe with eligible bachelors, all rich and ambitious—just her type. But they’re dropping like flies, and after fishing Kate’s latest reject out of the swimming pool Jake Templeton is convinced that Kate is nothing but trouble. Especially for him. A man who’s sworn off ambition and a woman hanging from the top of the corporate ladder don’t have much in common. But in that unpredictable territory known as the heart, anything can happen… […]
We’ve talked about having an AAR book club for what feels like forever and, you know what, it’s time.
I made a few executive decisions so we could get started. The book had to be fun, a DIK at AAR, and cheap. So, using those criteria, I came up with three choices. […]
published on January 1, 2008
Earlier this year we presented to you, our readers, in celebration of our tenth anniversary online, parody epilogues. Unlike the PPP Contest, these epilogues are not be judged; they are simply for your enjoyment.