Reviews by Caz Owens

B
Someone to Remember

Someone to Remember is the seventh (and penultimate?) instalment in Mary Balogh’s Westcott saga, which has followed the fortunes of the various members of the large and close-knit Westcott family after the discovery that the late Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, had committed bigamy and that ...

A
Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift is book three in Jenn Burke’s original and entertaining Not Yet Dead series of paranormal romances, and is a satisfying and poignant send off for Wes, Hudson and their found-family of witches, vampires and other supernatural beings.  While each book in the set could work as a stan ...

B
Penny for Your Secrets

Note: This title is part of an ongoing series featuring the same characters, so there will be spoilers for the previous books in this review. This third book in Anna Lee Huber’s series of mysteries featuring the intrepid Verity Kent sees our eponymous heroine and her recently returned husband S ...

A-
Twice Shy

When I reviewed Perfect Day, the first in Sally Malcolm’s series of m/m contemporary romances set in the fictional Long Island resort of New Milton, I called it “the sort of book you finish with a heartfelt sigh of satisfaction and a dreamy smile”.  Something about the author’s writing just ...

C+
This Earl of Mine

Kate Bateman – or K.C. Bateman as she was known then – made her début as an author of historical romance in 2016 and To Steal a Heart impressed me to such a degree that I counted her as one of the “finds” of the year.  To date, she’s published four historical romances and I’ve rated th ...

B+
Fish on a Bicycle

Jackson Rivers and Ellery Cramer are back – perhaps a little the worse for wear - in this fifth instalment of Amy Lane’s Fish Out of Water series, and they’re starting a new chapter of their lives.  After being shot, stabbed and almost poisoned to death during their pursuit of Carl Lacey, the ...

D+
Cold Conspiracy

When I first started reviewing for AAR, I reviewed mostly historical romance - which has always been my favourite genre – and added in the odd romantic suspense title here and there for a bit of variety.  These days I read a lot more RS, although most of it is m/m, as I have found only a small nu ...

C-
His to Defend

I haven’t read a book by Rhenna Morgan before, so when I saw she was starting a new series, I decided that was as good a place as any to jump in and picked up His to Defend – first in her new NOLA Knights series - for review.  The novel starts well, introducing and fleshing out the main charact ...

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Declination

Note: This is a series featuring overarching plotlines so there will be spoilers for the previous books in this review. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Declination, the third book in Gregory Ashe’s terrific Borealis Investigations series featuring private investigators North McKinn ...

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The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft is the eagerly awaited fourth book in Sherry Thomas’ superb series of historical mysteries starring Charlotte Holmes, a most unusual young woman whose keen, logical mind and incredible deductive skills would have been completely disregarded in Victorian England had she not invente ...