Reviews by Haley Kral

C-
Life on the Leash

I’m very rarely a Women’s Fiction reader. I am of the camp that truly prefers Romance and sticks solidly in my genre, only a few Women’s Fiction books per year getting me to make the bridge, and that is typically because they seem to have a strong romantic subplot. Life on the Leash convinced ...

A-
Dare to Love a Duke

I tend to have pretty tepid feelings towards secret clubs in romances, whether they’re historical or contemporary. There’s something about the idea of all these sex clubs, gaming hells and what have you operating in secret and yet always making gobs of money and never seeming to require much – ...

A
The Earl I Ruined

The best way to make me devour a book is to have characters that absolutely pine for each other. Even better if they have some kind of history between them that means they’re hiding their feelings, afraid to get hurt, or have been secretly in love for years. The Earl I Ruined checked all my boxes ...

F
Fight or Flight

Maybe it’s appropriate to give a book called Fight or Flight an F. Although in this case, F is for Failure to be worth reading, Full of terrible tropes we should let die, and Frightfully hard to read. The book tricked me with the cutesy, cartoon cover and then delivered a story that was anything b ...

B-
Make Me Crave

This is the second of Katee Robert’s books for the new Harlequin Dare line, and Make Me Crave is exactly the short, sexy, escapist fun you’d expect from a high(er)-heat Harlequin line. I doubt this book will be particularly memorable for anyone, but the island setting and low angst are a good wa ...

B+
The Last King

The Last King kicks off Katee Robert's new series about a family involved in the oil industry in Houston, Texas.  The O’Malley’s series turned me into a big fan of hers, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from her latest release – but I’m happy to report that there is plenty of drama, back ...

B-
Hurts to Love You

Heiress Evangeline Chandler is over being a respectable daughter. She’s been driving for a ride service at night, refuses to work for her father’s charitable foundation, and she has a crush on tattoo artist Gabriel Hunter. Eve has been keep her feelings for Gabe a secret for years, but when her ...

C
Make Me Want

Make Me Want is one of the first books from Harlequin’s Dare line, a new imprint that is meant to be hotter than their others. Since I’m a fan of Katee Robert, I was looking forward to see what she could bring to the range as well as getting an idea of what to expect from the other books. If the ...

A
The Bastard's Bargain

I have been waiting for this book for ages, since before I even knew that Keira and Dmitri would feature in their own story. I am so happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed and there is still as much chemistry between the ‘gentleman murderer’ and the mob daughter as there was during their run- ...

B
Citywide

I’m a big fan of Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series, so when he released a free m/m/m short (entitled Third Rail) I, of course, had to read it. There was so much chemistry between Chris, Jace, and Aiden that I whipped through that story and was ready to read their happily ever after. The ...