Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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A Touch of Flame

A Touch of Flame is the kind of book you want to disappear into. A strong-and-silent-type sheriff meets a clever, independent doctor, and sparks fly. Set in a lively town with well-developed supporting characters, this story has Ms. Goodman’s trademark mix of emotion and humor; I was more than hap ...

B
Too Wilde to Wed

Since I was first introduced to it, I’ve always loved Eloisa James’ characteristic mix of historical detail and humor. Too Wilde to Wed felt skewed a bit more toward humor than reality, but I enjoyed it nonetheless as an escape from ordinary life. Although it is by no means necessary to read ...

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First Time at Firelight Falls

If you’re a fan of slow-burn romances, I suggest you jump into First Time at Firelight Falls. I can’t think of the last time an author pulled this trope off so well - or the last time I was able to read so much meaning into just a few lines of dialogue. This book took me on an unexpected, but th ...

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Wallflower Most Wanted

Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie? For all that I love romance stories, I haven’t sat through very many. While the characters in the show say all the right things, the language can feel a bit formulaic and predictable. There’s a certain spark between the romantic leads which is just missing ...

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Runaway Groom

I’m not a big follower of The Bachelor or any other reality dating shows. While I’ve seen the occasional episode, I don’t have the patience to follow week after week of fabricated drama. But I will admit, the premise sometimes intrigues me… so I jumped at the chance to read Runaway Groom, a ...

B+
The Art of Running in Heels

Sometimes fans have to wait a long time for an eagerly awaited sequel. The Art of Running in Heels, the seventh book in the Chinooks Hockey Team series, has been anticipated by many for almost twenty years. When I found out that we were finally getting the story for the precocious Lexie Kowalsky, th ...

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The Lady in Red

After years of reviewing romance novels, you become jaded about certain things. For myself, I’ve come to have somewhat low expectations of novellas. I love these bite-size stories, but I’ve found that often, the shortened timeline can take a toll on the romance. I’m thrilled to say that proble ...

B
Christmastime Cowboy

I love the Christmas season. I start putting up red and green decorations the second the Thanksgiving table is cleared. Reviewing Christmastime Cowboy allowed me to indulge in the holiday spirit extra-early this year. Although I was jumping into the middle of a series, the standalone setup and famil ...

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The Texan Duke

As an American who loves to travel, I simply adore reading books about out-of-place characters, although most of the ones that come to mind involve a heroine rather than hero. That makes The Texan Duke a refreshing change from all the stories of American heiresses in England. Instead, we have the st ...

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The Glass Spare

The Glass Spare will probably go down as my most unexpected DIK of 2017. Picking it up, I was prepared for a light read that I could enjoy but forget about once I was finished. I didn’t plan to get emotionally invested in the characters, and I certainly didn’t expect to be so impatient for the n ...