Series Fiction

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A Not-So-Perfect Past

A Not-So-Perfect Past is the sequel to Beth Andrews’ first book, Not Without Her Family. I read that one when it came out and was impressed with it, and this book proves that Beth Andrews is no one hit wonder. This is the kind of series romance I like.  Dillon Ward is an ex-con. He' ...

B
Strong Medicine

Olivia Gates has a winner in Strong Medicine. It may have arrived late on the list of AAR books to review, but I was glad it did, for I got to read this terrific action thriller. Dr. Calista St. James is tending to villagers in Sudan when her mission leader, Damian De Luna, orders her to abandon ...

C
Haunted Echoes

I love adventure stories. I didn’t realize that the Silhouette Bombshell books were adventure stories when I picked up one for review. While I enjoyed the solid, intricate adventure plot in Cindy Dees’s Haunted Echoes, the scant attention paid to its romance irritated and disappointed me. ...

B+
Lost Calling

With Lost Calling, Evelyn Vaughn gets Bombshell's new Madonna Key continuity series off to a very strong start. Fans of Vaughan's Grail Keepers series will no doubt enjoy seeing how she uses several secondary characters from that series as her focus for this novel. New readers, however, will not b ...

B
My Perfectly Imperfect Life

After a long hiatus from romance reviewing I looked forward to getting back to reading a good love story and telling the world all about it. So much for my expectations; Jennifer Archer’s new release for Harlequin's Next line is not a romance, nor can I tell you much of the plot, as that would sp ...

C+
Never Look Back

Paranormal fans hungry for something other than the usual vampires and werewolves on the market will find it in Sheri WhiteFeather's Never Look Back. An intriguing blend of Native American mysticism, witchcraft and spirits both good and evil, it's not quite strong enough that I can recommend, but it ...

C+
The Diamond Secret

Ruth Wind serves up action and adventure in exotic settings in her latest, The Diamond Secret. The end product is a slick, fast-paced, and mostly forgettable read. Sylvie Montague is the daughter of a famous Formula One race car driver, which makes her both a frequent target of the tab ...

B+
Blackberry Winter

My understanding of Harlequin’s new Next line is that the stories are about the “next” phase of a woman’s life and may or may not be romantic. Fans of Cheryl Reavis’s romances will be happy to know that while Blackberry Winter reads a bit more like women’s fiction, there’s still a nice ...

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Grin and Bear It

Stacy Kavanaugh is just trying to get on with her life. Hopefully just days, if not hours, away from negotiating the final property settlement with her soon-to-be-ex husband Daniel, she decides to give into his latest requests - the fondue set and pasta machine. Dealing with him or his bimbo girlf ...

C+
The Big Burn

When the Bombshell line debuted, there seemed to be some surprise, and subsequently, dissatisfaction that the books weren't romance novels, which was understandable considering they're published by Silhouette. While some Bombshell titles have delivered on the romance front, this is primarily a line ...