Contemporary Romance

B-
One Summer

One Summer first came out in 1993. When I read it, I thought that Johnny and Rachel were two of the best characters I had encountered in a long time, but I had reservations about the plot. One Summer has been re-issued in a new paperback edition and I re-read it. Johnny and Rachel are still two of m ...

C
Amber Beach

Just how interested are you in boating and amber? If you don't know now, you will after you read Amber Beach, a book in which each of these subjects are discussed in elaborate detail. I discovered I was fairly interested in the amber, but not the boating. This pretty much sunk the first half of this ...

B-
Flash

Jayne Ann Krentz has just provided more fuel to the discussion about alpha heroes. Jasper Sloan, the hero of Flash is in some ways a typical alpha - a leader, more interested in business than in pleasure. At the same time, he's a devoted family man. And when Olivia Chantry comes along, he learns to ...

B+
My Man Pendleton

I may get drummed out of the sisterhood, but I must confess that I generally don't like the heroines of screwball comedies. Too often, they are so dumb and annoying, I wonder how they have lived as long as they have (are you listening, Ally McBeal)? Kit McClellan, the heroine of Elizabeth Bevarly' ...

F
Chat CyberSeries Trilogy

Anthology
The Amazon link and price information are for the first book in the series, Chat. To paraphrase my fave, Bette Davis--- Fasten your seatbelts … it's going to be a bumpy review. Did you like The English Patient? The Horse Whisperer? The Bridges of Madison County? I'm probably the only person I ...

D+
Blue Clouds

Although there has been strong "buzz" on this book, it didn't do much for me. It harkened back to earlier days of romance when heroes and heroines were stock and descriptions overdone. Seth Wyatt, a best-selling horror novelist, and Pippa Cochran, a woman fleeing an abusive relatio ...

B+
Garden of Dreams

Somewhere in the middle of Kentucky, there is a garden being built that sounds like it would be a wonderful place to visit. The reason I know so, is because this book was about that garden, and it was about a romance that came about because of that garden. Garden of Dreams is an original, refreshing ...

A
Born in Fire

It has always been easier for me to name my favorite actor or author rather than my favorite movie or book of all time. Nora Roberts wins my vote for all-time-favorite Romance novelist and her first installation of the Born In trilogy, Born In Fire, is a spellbinding adventure through the passion, l ...

B
In Love's Shadow

From the imaginative author of Romancing the Stone, Catherine Lanigan brings us her most recent adventure through a life that offers romance, strength and revenge along with just a dash of the dark side of human nature -- deceit. In Love’s Shadow is a story of three women who h ...

C
Hometown Honeys

Anthology
The other day, I got a books-on-tape in the mail, and I was pleasantly surprised. I have a leash-trained dog that I have to walk several times a day, so I thought, great, I'll just pop this into my Walkman and listen while I'm walking the dog. That's when I realized how much of a visual person I act ...