Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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Up in Flames

Up in Flames uses the classic trope of a hunky fireman falling for his sister's best friend, with a charity auction and a puppy thrown into the mix to keep things interesting. It's the second in the Flirting with Fire series and is easy to jump into, though unfortunately I didn't fall for the charac ...

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My One and Only Duke

When I picked up My One and Only Duke one morning, I gambled that I’d be able to put it down when necessary... and I lost that bet, since the book sucked me in from the start. The story begins with Quinn Wentworth, one of London’s most famously wealthy bankers, biding his time in Newgate pris ...

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Diamond Fire

If you’re a fan of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series, you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on the  novella Diamond Fire. If you’re not a fan of the series, A) you should be, and B) you should read all prior books before you even read this review. The series is wonderfully wri ...

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Not Quite Over You

I found myself pleasantly surprised by Not Quite Over You. In the first few chapters, I was convinced it might go from a little too sweet to outright ridiculous, but Ms. Mallery reined it in and delivered a book I can ultimately recommend, provided you’re in the mood for something light and frothy ...

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Hot Winter Nights

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with on a cold winter night, look no further than Hot Winter Nights. It’s a fun romp involving Christmas-themed intrigues and cameos from the whole Heartbreaker Bay gang. While I haven’t kept up with the Heartbreaker Bay series, it’s an easy sa ...

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Tap: A Love Story

Although Cade McNaughton, the hero of Tracy Ewers’ Tap, is thirty-two rather than eighteen, this book is very much his coming-of-age story. Cade realizes he is no longer satisfied by his free-wheeling lifestyle and sets out to find a woman and settle down. Unfortunately, the development of that re ...

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When We Found Home

I love family reunion stories. I’m particularly fond of stories where people unexpectedly find new relatives, like a long-lost sister or brother. So when I realized Susan Mallery’s When We Found Home was about three siblings meeting each other for the first time, I knew I had to read it. Malc ...

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

One of my favorite things about the Top 100 Romances reader poll is all of the suggestions that come in. When I first started reading romance it was my go-to place to find the most beloved books in the genre, and I continue to look forward to it as a chance to hear from our many readers about curren ...

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Holding On

I just love Pamela Clare’s books. Everything from her historicals, to suspense, to plain contemporary romance is an auto-buy for me. While I obviously like some books more than others, it seems anything she writes is at least a base level of good, and that certainly holds true for Holding On. T ...

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Women of the Dunes

Women of the Dunes made me want to visit Scotland. Old legends, ancient ruins, and sprawling estates—it seems very different from what I find in my own American backyard. Archaeologist Libby Snow grew up an ocean away from Ullaness, but her grandmother in Newfoundland raised her on tales of the ...