Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B+
Raven Unveiled

Grace Draven has come to be one of my favorite authors since I discovered her book Radiance in 2015. While that will remain as my favorite of her books, Raven Unveiled is another strong offering from the author. While it's technically a standalone, I would definitely recommend reading the other book ...

B+
Snowed In for Christmas

Snowed In for Christmas will be counted among my favorite holiday Hallmark-style comfort reads this year. It's a sweet story about a family coming together and mending fences, with a great ensemble cast and varied plotlines.The story centers around the Miller family - a picture-perfect (literall ...

A
A Scandalous Kind of Duke

I've slowly been inching away from historical romance novels in recent years, but authors like Mia Vincy keep me coming back. Although the rich-duke-falls-for-poor-spinster story has been told many times, in Vincy's hands it feels fresh and exciting as A Scandalous Kind of Duke unfolds.Leopold H ...

B
Killers of a Certain Age

Killers of a Certain Age is a hilarious romp through the adventures of menopausal hitwomen, but while I loved the action the book fell a bit short on depth.Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie are an all-female hit squad for the Museum, and have worked together for the past forty years. The Mu ...

C+
The Scoundrel Falls Hard

For all that it's part of The Duke Hunt series, Sophie Jordan's The Scoundrel Falls Hard doesn't really involve dukes, or noblemen of any kind. Instead, it's a refreshing historical romance that looks at more common people - if a female blacksmith can be called ‘common’ in Victorian England....

B+
Bend Toward the Sun

Bend Toward the Sun is Jen Devon's debut work, but it has the feel of an experienced author writing an ongoing series. While focused on one central couple, the network of relationships and other couples is well developed and seems ripe for more books to come. Which would definitely be a good thing! ...

B
Just Another Love Song

I'll admit, I expected Just Another Love Song to read like Just Another Small-Town Romance. Based on the cover blurb about Sandy Macintosh and Hank Tillman, high school sweethearts reunited, I assumed the book would be set in an overly cute, overly perfect small town where nothing goes wrong and eve ...

B-
Storm Echo

After following it for so long, there's something comforting and familiar about each book in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling Trinity series. The stories do begin to feel a bit alike, but all the characters are sweet people - brooding when something goes wrong, yet fun-loving and good-natured the rest o ...

A+
Out of the Clear Blue Sky

There's something about a Kristan Higgins story that I love. She's lately released a number of standalone women's fiction novels, and I'll be honest - each time I look at the premise I'm a little daunted by how emotionally complex the book appears. Death of a spouse, weight and body image issues, in ...

B+
Something Wilder

Something Wilder is another solid entry in Christina Lauren's string of stand-alone romances, and the perfect adventure story to kick off your summer. All the treasure hunting antics can occasionally get in the way of focusing on the central couple, but this works well in the context of the story. ...