Contemporary Romance

A
The Wedding Ring Promise

Molly Anderson is one of those women who's never on the winning end. I feel that I know her, I feel that a lot of time she's me. In her youth, she was blessed with poor skin, a figure that's round and has always needed to lose 20 pounds. Really, nothing has hanged for her. She was the family reject ...

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 ...

A-
One True Love

Some readers love books that are emotionally intense. I am not one of them, but if I were, Barbara Freethy would be on the top of my list. One True Love is a beautifully written book about two people who have been through an experience that any parent who loves his or her newborn has had nightmares ...

C+
Between the Lines

I'm a sucker for match-making romances, so when I found Between the Lines, I thought I'd pick it up. And while it wasn't as good as I'd hoped after hearing raves about author Angela Benson, it was a nice evening's read. Our match-makers are two widowed fathers. Mathias Sanders owns a s ...

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 Seattle, an ...

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 ...