Paranormal Romance

C+
The Cat's Fancy

Julie Kenner tackles a modern-day, urbanized version of "The Little Mermaid" in The Cat's Fancy. Maggie is a black cat with ambition. She loves her owner Nicholas Goodman so much that she's willing to transform into a human to save him from the biggest mistake of his life: marrying Angela Palmer, th ...

B-
Always Faithful

This is an angel romance, complete with bumbling angel and cute child, yet it avoids being too sweet. After all, the plot involves a master criminal who operates from afar; a heroine who is running a corporation and searching for her missing husband; and a hero with amnesia who is afraid that he was ...

D-
Bedazzled

Bedazzled has an original idea and one cute scene. And that's it. The rest of the book, from start to finish, is poorly written. Awkward phrasing, tissue-thin characterization, and an unbelievable plot make this a difficult read. For reasons she doesn't understand, Ashley Dougla ...

B
Forbidden Garden

Do you sometimes feel like you're in a romance rut? Are you yearning for a story that steps away from that same old plot? Have I got a book for you! In Forbidden Garden, Tracy Fobes gives us the story of a young widow, Anne Sherwood, who works as a botanical illustrator for Kew Gardens and wh ...

A-
Heir to the Shadows

Heir to the Shadows, the continuation of the Black Jewels trilogy that started with Daughter of the Blood, took me through a full range of emotions. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It surprised me. But, most importantly, it made me think, a factor missing in so many books. This book doesn't just e ...

C
My Loving Familiar

My Loving Familiar has an enticing blurb. It mentions a magical cat and a struggling, self-sufficient but wacky heroine that sucked me right in. What the blurb fails to mention, however, is that the hero is a bit of a dud and that the gist of the plot hinges on the heroine's attempt to seduce him a ...

C-
New Year's Babies

Anthology
In LoveSpell's New Year's Babies, we have three very different tales that add paranormal elements to each love story. Perhaps each story might have fared better given more time and space, because, for the most part, this is a mediocre assembly. ...

C-
Once Upon a Star

Anthology
Once Upon a Star is an anthology that offers a mix of time eras, but all of the stories feature strong paranormal elements. It’s a readable compilation, with only one awful story to mar an otherwise average book. ...

C
Blue Rain

Blue Rain, from Jove's "Magical Love" series, actually seems like two books, swirled together like a Dairy Queen Twistee. One of the books is pretty good. The other one is stupid. Kasey Wildmoon is an L.A. reporter sent to Nevada to investigate the shootings of more than o ...

C-
The Silent Rose

For once, here's a paranormal book where the paranormal element is truly creepy. No cute ghosts out of the Funky Phantom cartoon. These manifestations are scary. Unfortunately, the main characters get caught in a cycle of deception and distrust, and unneeded details slow the pace unnecessarily. ...