Contemporary Romance

F
Toraware

According to the translation, toraware is the Japanese word for obsession. I wonder what the Japanese word for boring is, because almost all the characters in this novel are self-obsessed navel-gazers. Harlan Cooper is an American who has served in Vietnam, been homeless in Seatt ...

B+
A Place To Call Home

A Place to Call Home is one of the best contemporary romances I have read in a long time. It takes place in Dunderry, Georgia - a small town populated by the descendants of Irish immigrants, the most prominent of whom are the Malloy and Delaney families. Claire Malloy is the main character and the s ...

B+
Sweet Memories

I love a story with a military flavour, and while this book didn't indicate that there was any military connection on the back blurb, the minute I started reading this book, I was hooked from page 1. This was one of the first Laveryle Spencer books I read, and rereading it for about the fifteenth ti ...

B
The Pirate

The Pirate is a re-release of a category romance written by Jayne Ann Krentz in 1990. As such, $6.99 might seem a steep price to pay for a book of roughly 250 pages, but if you like JAK's writing, you'll enjoy The Pirate. I did, and read it in one sitting. Jared Hawthorne is Katherine Inskip's ve ...

B+
Love Song For A Raven

Love Song For A Raven is a Mira reprint of a 1987 Elizabeth Lowell Silhouette Desire title. It is a moody character-centered story set in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Janna Morgan is an artist who has come to the islands for inspiration, and to recover from the break-up of her mar ...

B+
Amazing Gracie

There is something to be said for life in the American South. Eccentric old women, a laid-back lifestyle, gossiping without remorse or embarrassment, lemonade, flowers, old houses - I could go on and on. Sherryl Woods brings all of this to life in Amazing Gracie. Gracie is used to excellence in h ...

A
This Time Forever

This book tiptoes quietly into your brain until you are so involved in the story it becomes impossible to separate fiction from reality. An unconventional yet compelling story, it is romance where you would never expect to find it and it is, quite simply, wonderful. Cleveland Black Horse, or ...

C
The Night Remembers

I am about to commit sacrilege and, believe you me, it isn't something I take lightly. Before committing the actual deed itself, I called my local used bookstore to see what, if anything, they had been hearing about this book. I wanted someone - anyone - to corroborate my opinion before I took the f ...

A
Duncan's Bride

Duncan's Bride is a typical Linda Howard book, in that it features as its hero Reese Duncan - a big, tough, alpha-double-plus male who is strong, stubborn, handsome as sin, and oversexed to the max. Did I like him? Yeah, I guess so. Did I want to drop kick his butt all over his ranch? Yes I did - se ...

A
Prince Joe

Suzanne Brockmann is a versatile category romance writer. Most readers know her by her Tall, Dark and Dangerous miniseries featuring the most macho group of Navy SEALS you will ever meet, the guys from Alpha Squad. The first book in the series is Prince Joe. I picked up this book because my so ...