Contemporary Romance

B+
Anyone But You

There are really three lead characters in Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You - Alex, the 30-year-old doctor with a penchant for Daffy Duck shorts, Nina, the 40-year-old divorcee who left her first husband because she no longer wanted to be a "Country Club Wife," and Fred, the sad-eyed, bad-breathed, O ...

B+
Moon Dance

This is a cozy, comforting book without a lot of suspense (there's some at the end) that's just perfect book to curl up with in front of your Christmas tree and fireplace. Even though it's not a thrill a minute, it's a very enjoyable story that will keep you reading. Georgia Enri ...

A-
Lady Be Good

Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Lady Be Good is, in a word, terrific. The characters are richly drawn, and that includes both the primary hero and heroine, and the secondary characters as well. It's hilarious too, incredibly sexy, and extremely well written - included in all that funny and sensual writing ...

C+
A Fortune's Children Christmas

Anthology
I liked the Fortune's Children miniseries that Silhouette put out last year. Apparently a lot of other people did, too, because they're bringing the Fortune family back for a new mini-series. This is the first new book, and the rest will be in the Silhouette Desire line that will lead up to a single ...

A
Taming the Night

Paula Detmer Riggs is one writer who has never disappointed me. I have all of her Silhouette category novels and have enjoyed each and every one of them. When I read one of her books, I know I can expect a story that engages me and characters who are memorable. Taming the Night is ...

B
Night Whispers

For those of you who, like me, were disappointed in Remember When, Judith McNaught's last book, you'll be glad to know she is back in form again with Night Whispers. Sloan Reynolds is a detective on the Bell Harbor Police Force. Suddenly, she gets a call from the father she hasn ...

B
Some Enchanted Season

I have enjoyed Marilyn Pappano's series romances very much. She is a wonderful storyteller with a knack for developing characters you truly care about and who remain with you after you close the book. Her mainstream romances have those same qualities of emotional intensity and memorable characters t ...

F
Love Me Tender

Who wouldn't want a fairy godmother or father? Someone to make your dreams come true? Throw in a little romance and you've got the guaranteed Cinderella formula, right? Wrong. I knew from the moment I read the back cover of Love Me Tender that I might be in for a rough read. Fir ...

B
Hot Chocolate

Anthology
Much as I love Jayne Ann Krentz's books, I can't get into the whole Seattle coffee drinking thing. Coffee is something you have to learn to like and I never learned. Now chocolate is a whole other thing. I'm certain we are born loving it. Hot Chocolate is a tasty anthology of four stories all featur ...

B-
Impulsive

Catherine Hart's Impulsive is a treat for readers out there like me who enjoy sports. Note: Editors, there are quite a few of us out there hint, hint. Impulsive is, in part, a great romantic comedy. Unfortunately, a tacked-on mystery subplot added nothing to the book. It all evens out to a B-. ...