Contemporary Romance

C-
Dangerous Heat

Dangerous Heat is a completely average read. The characters are beautiful people with problems they think are worse than they really are, the plot hits all the standard points and the book reads quickly and easily. Only thing is, after you've read it, you can't really recall that much about it bec ...

B-
Reinventing Romeo

I didn't think I'd like Reinventing Romeo. The story of the rich spoiled playboy being guarded by a female FBI agent has often been done before. But Alex Romero and Kate Ellison surprised me by not acting like cliched characters. If it hadn't been for the terrible sterotyping of the blue collar supp ...

A
Heart of the Sea

"I'm not a woman who falls in love. I've tried . . . it's just not in me." "I've tried to fall in love. It didn't take for me, either." The Gallagher siblings trilogy that began with Jewels of the Sun and continued with Tears of the Moon, reaches a satisfying ending with Heart of the Sea. In the b ...

B
A Perfect Fit

I'm not sure what I expected with this one, but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It could have been just one more in a growing line of zany comedic romances that don't offer much past zippy dialogue, but because of the characters, it was more. If you held a gun to my ...

C-
Tempting Mr. Wright

If you like a story where the hero and heroine bicker in the spirit of a lighthearted romance, you may like this one. It tries to be light and charming, but the bickering doesn't quite make it to the level of cute banter, and the hero and heroine veer a little too close to being annoying. ...

D-
It Happened at Midnight

This story contains one of my biggest personal peeves: the hostile heroine. You know her. No matter how wonderful the hero is, she yells at him, fights with him, and belittles him practically the entire book. I like a little strife and conflict in my books, but constant arguing gets old quickly. ...

B+
Third Time Lucky

Do you feel lucky when you get more than you expect? If so, I strongly recommend this book. It has everything: romance, humor, great characters, mystery, and family secrets. I rarely laugh out loud while reading, not when I'm supposed to anyway, but this gave my smile muscles a good workout while en ...

C-
Beyond Eden

Beyond Eden by Catherine Coulter is the story of a gentle, vulnerable woman who eventually learns to stand up for herself. It takes a long time. Lindsay Foxe was born into a family of rich, horrible villains. Tall and gawky, with a large mouth and big hair, she eventually finds her place in ...

B+
Midnight Rainbow

If there's a setting more romantic than a savage steamy jungle, I haven't found it. Anyone who's fantasized about being alone in the wilderness with Indiana Jones will be lost in this tale before you can say "malaria vaccine." In the market for a Road Romance? Look no further. The stor ...

B+
Twelve Days

Well, I've read my first Christmas romance for the year, and it was a good start. After a wandering beginning, the story settles down into a heartwarming tale. Rachel McRae has been sad for several months. Her husband, Sam, has drifted away, and she barely noticed. All Rachel ever really wanted w ...