Urban Fantasy Romance

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Emerald Blaze

Awesome! Fantastic! Riveting! Buy this book! That’s the review I want to write for Emerald Blaze. Since AAR requires that I write a slightly more detailed exposé, those interested in why they should make this purchase may find out more below. This is book five of the Hidden Legacy series, and ...

B+
Smoke Bitten

Smoke Bitten is the twelfth book in the Mercy Thompson series and can only be read as part of the saga. Too much character and world building take place in earlier novels for this story to make sense to anyone who hasn’t read those tales and this volume contains spoilers for the earlier works. You ...

B+
Sapphire Flames

The writing duo of Ilona Andrews takes their Hidden Legacy saga in a new and exciting direction with Sapphire Flames, their first full length novel starring Catalina Baylor, Prime Siren and Head of House Baylor.  Readers got a taste of what to expect in the short story Diamond Fire and will be deli ...

B+
Storm Cursed

Storm Cursed is the eleventh book in the Mercy Thompson series and can only be read as part of the saga. Too much character and world building take place in earlier novels for this story to make sense to anyone who hasn’t read those tales. You have to really like a series to read that far into it, ...

C-
Embracing the Demon

In Embracing the Demon, readers are introduced to Dale Highland, a woman on the run from her past as well as those who would see her dead. It's a fast-paced novel that brims with action, but parts of the plot proved difficult for me to follow, and I came away from the book with an overall feeling of ...

B+
Lover Awakened (#37 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 27, 2006 Lover Awakened is the third book in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Those who have not read the first two books may feel a bit like the new bride at a family reunion, but eventually you'll figure out who's who. A handy gl ...

D+
Blood Kiss

Every morning for over forty years, my cousin has eaten a chocolate frosted Poptart™ for breakfast. Every morning.  I once asked her if she didn’t get sick of the same thing every single day, and she just shrugged, saying she likes what she likes. If you like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Bro ...

C+
Wolf Hunt

Paige Tyler has a clear blueprint for each book in her SWAT series of shifter romances.  Sexy, alpha men use their animal side to serve the greater good all while yearning for the one woman who can love the man beneath.  In Wolf Hunt, book six in the series, all of the ground rules about werewolve ...

B+
White Hot

White Hot is the second book in Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy trilogy. Just like Burn for Me, the first in the series, it’s a highly enjoyable story that features a fast-paced plot, a cast of extremely likable characters, and sizzling chemistry between the two leads. If you are a fan of urban fan ...

B
Silence Fallen

When Moon Called, the first book in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, came out in 2006, I was in a paranormal reading slump. The triumvirate of Anita, Richard, and Jean Claude was no more, and our favorite mercenary Kate Daniels had yet to make her mark on a futuristic Atlanta. Imagine my su ...