Contemporary Romance

D+
The Perfect Stranger

Rosalyn Alsobrook and Victoria Barrett joined forces a couple of years ago to write a series of romances centered at The Seascape Inn - a bed and breakfast in Maine. According to my records, The Perfect Stranger is second in the series; six have been written so far. These sweet romances occur when s ...

D
Shades of Twilight

I have loved many books by Linda Howard - this is not one of them. I grew up in Alabama, where Shades of Twilight is set, and I've been fighting the very sort of stereotypes it depicts my whole life. I've been reading romance since I was a teen, and while I've read scenes of rape and incest before, ...

B
The MacGregor Grooms

After having read and thoroughly enjoyed The MacGregor Brides last summer, I glommed the first five books of the series with help from author Nora Roberts and her publisher. For those of you who recall, I arranged for Silhouette to send me copies of all the MacGregor books so that I could interview ...

B+
Annie's Wild Ride

Life is interesting, is it not? Many people make the same mistakes in relationships over and over again, never realizing they are sabotaging themselves until something happens to make them aware of what they are doing. Annie’s Wild Ride is a book that has this sort of realism. It is about two peop ...

B-
Annie's Wild Ride

Annie's Wild Ride is probably one of the better books I have read in a long time. The ending was a bit of a let down but, overall, I'd have to say the ride (or should I say the read) was worth it. Anne (gee, I like that name and how it's spelled) and Paul Gaasbeck are two brilliant, competitive, ...

A
Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle just hurts so good. Know what I mean? The hero is very nearly a total S.O.B.; the heroine subjected to torture nearly beyond belief. The love scenes are filled with incredibly purple prose. The incendiary heat between Tory Wells and Ethan Reever begins, nearly impossibly, the momen ...

C
Swept Away

Anthology
To enjoy Swept Away, you are going to have to suspend disbelief, big time. Okay, romance is fantasy, so you can probably do that. But the heroes of these stories are so far out of reach, powerful, rich beyond imagining, it's a stretch to believe that, at their cores, they are each just looking for t ...

C-
Granite Man

I think I've just overdosed. I've hit my limit. And it was Granite Man who did it. What limit? My tolerance quota for over-the-top, arrogant, know-it-all, harder than hard, tougher than tough, mean-spirited, hurtful alpha heroes. By the middle of this book, I knew exactly what was coming, exactly ho ...

B
Everyday, Average Jones

One thing you can say about Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark and Dangerous mini-series - they are not chick books. There's not a lot of description of clothing and accessories - unless you count the men's uniforms, and there's lots of action. Everyday, Average Jones is the kind of book you would get i ...

B-
One True Love

One True Love is a very good contemporary romance that gives the reader three love stories all blended into a fast-moving and often very emotional novel. The main story is the reunion of Nick Maddux and his former wife Lisa Alvarez. Nick and Lisa were married eight years ago and w ...