Paranormal Romance

C
A Certain Wolfish Charm

The only thing I unequivocally like is the title; everything else in Ms. Dare’s debut positively begs equivocation. Take the genre, for instance. Is it a character-driven romance about our heroine, Lily Rutledge, who goes to her nephew’s guardian for help and ends up trying t ...

C+
Fired Up

Fired Up begins Jayne Ann Krentz’s three-book Dreamlight Trilogy, a series that will span her Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle books. It has a promising start, but disappointed in the end. Psychic talent Jack Winters is in trouble. He’s suffering from blackouts, hallucinations, a ...

C-
Chick with a Charm

I wanted to like Chick with a Charm so much more. I've liked Thompson in the past, and I do occasionally enjoy the witchy end of the paranormal - as long as it's not too silly. This was only a little silly. But I couldn't get past my conviction that the heroine was unethical, and I couldn't convince ...

B-
Eternal Hunter

I can say with some reserve that I had a fun time reading Eternal Hunter. Reserve, because the plot was interesting enough for me to keep turning the pages, but I ultimately felt like all the characters were ones I’ve seen many times before. Assistant DA Erin Jerome is not human ...

C
The Phoenix Charm

Have you ever read a book where you know what the individual words mean, but the sentences make no sense? That’s what happened to me with the first few chapters of Helen Scott Taylor’s The Phoenix Charm. I was instantly plunged into action in a complicated world filled with so many different cha ...

D
The Reckoners

Every now and again, I read a book that I can sum up in one word. My word for The Reckoners? Frustrating. At the heart of the story lies an interesting setup. Rather than the more frequently seen vampires and werewolves, Durgin centers the book around Garrie, a young woman who ...

C+
Master of Fire

While Master of Fire was generally interesting and easy to read, the weak plot and ultimately superficial characters made this book less than a keeper. Logan MacRoy is a Lieutenant in a police bomb squad in Greendale County, South Carolina. He also happens to be the mortal son of Ki ...

B
Steamed

I normally wouldn’t go near wacky with a ten-foot pole. But occasionally, those gambles pay off. Jack Fletcher always seems to land in situations. He didn’t actually hijack a whaling ship in Alaska, and he didn’t actually save his boss from being sacrificed on a Mayan al ...

C-
Naked Dragon

Naked Dragon is the first in the Works Like Magic series. It's supposed to be a humorous romance, and it is. Sometimes. More often than not though, it is disjointed and silly. Too bad, because I really was looking forward to this. Bastian Dragonelli is a former Roman soldier. ...

A-
Archangel's Kiss

First things first. If you haven’t read Angels' Blood, the first book in this series, then stop reading this review. Go out and get it. Read it. Then come back. Because seriously, you don’t want to miss a single word of this series, which I think is even cooler than her Psy-Changelings. Nalin ...