Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

C
The Whole Package

The Whole Package is the first book in Marie Harte’s new Veteran Movers series, featuring a premise that’s a little different to any I’ve encountered before, focusing on former servicemen who have built a company that only employs veterans. While there were some things that didn’t work for m ...

B+
The Duke I Once Knew

If you’re a fan of Olivia Drake, or if you’re just looking for a good book to while away a quiet afternoon, you can’t go wrong picking up The Duke I Once Knew. As the first book in the new Unlikely Duchesses series, it’s easy to jump into, and the reunited lovers theme is a classic romance p ...

C
Governess Gone Rogue

Have you ever really wanted to like something, only to have an onslaught of evidence slowly chip away at your feelings until you have to accept that you can’t like it? That’s how I felt with Governess Gone Rogue. Amanda Leighton and Jamie St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, are both desperate. Ama ...

A
Lady Derring Takes a Lover

Delilah Swanpoole, Countess of Derring, learns the hard way that her husband, “Dear Dull Derring,” is a lot more interesting—and perfidious—dead than alive. It’s a devil of an inheritance, but in the grand ruins of the one building Derring left her, are the seeds of her liberation. And she ...

A+
Navigating the Stars

Much as I’ve enjoyed Ms. Snyder’s work in the past, I don’t follow her release schedule very closely. But when I do find out about a new release, I’m ready to dive right in. It didn’t even take ten pages of Navigating the Stars to have me hooked and desperate to read more. The premise o ...

A
My Favorite Half-Night Stand

For anyone tangled up in the world of modern dating, with its proliferation of apps, matches, and potential creeps, My Favorite Half-Night Stand should be an amusing and enjoyable book. Christina Lauren manages to create a story that is a little bit friends-to-lovers, a little bit mistaken identity, ...

C
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 ...

A-
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 ...

A
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 ...

B-
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 ...