Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B
How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

Lady Alexandra Lane is a woman of secrets. Not only did she survive a horrific rape when she was a teenager, but she's now being blackmailed by a mysterious stranger who claims to know about the assault. Obviously, Alexandra doesn't want society as a whole to know what happened, so she has been payi ...

A
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

During the unstable Period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties in China (484 AD by the Western calendar), Hua Mulan’s much-awaited duel with her family’s rival is called off because both Mulan and her opponent, Yuan Kai, have been called up to a different fight. The emperor anticipates an inv ...

B+
Paranoid

It can be hard to find an author who writes the perfect blend of danger, suspense, and romance, but Lisa Jackson has managed to do just that with her latest release Paranoid. I haven’t read many of her books, but after reading this one I’m ready to hunt down some of her backlist. Rachel Gasto ...

C
Kickin' It

It’s not often that an author is truly able to redeem a dislikable character. When I started Kickin’ It, I was immediately put off by the overly feisty heroine, Parker Speedman. But in the end, while I didn’t love the book overall, I was surprised to find that I’d come to like her. The st ...

B-
Breathe In, Cash Out

Breathe In, Cash Out is the honest Wall Street book I didn’t know I wanted to read. Having recently joined the Accounting/Finance world (after 5 years in NYC for school), I’m intimately familiar with the lifestyle this book depicts. And while I’ve enjoyed reading about alpha-male CEOs in the p ...

B+
Dear Aaron

If you’re a fan of Mariana Zapata, by definition you must be a fan of slow-burn romances. It’s the style used in every one of her books that I’ve read, and it is utilized in Dear Aaron. While this is not my favorite of her novels, it’s a good story and a must-read for any Zapata fans. The ...

B-
Sniper's Pride

Sniper's Pride was about thirty pages short of a B grade review. I like Ms. Crane's books, for the most part. I was a big fan of her Edge series and thought the Alaska Force books sounded like a good bet, made appealing by the different setting with similarly rugged heroes. And while I did like the ...

B+
Meet Cute

If you’re a fan of Helena Hunting, you’re probably aware her books come with varying degrees of gravity. Her Inked Armor series is dark and angsty, while her Pucked series is hilarious and quirky. Meet Cute is a perfect combination of these two voices - a fun read overall, but it has its tragic ...

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 ...