Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

B
The Family You Make

The Family You Make is a charming start to a new series by Jill Shalvis. A perfect winter read, it tells the story of two strangers thrown together in an emergency who end up building something real between them when they come through the other side.Levi Cutler and Jane Parks meet as they are st ...

B-
Homecoming King

If you're ever in the mood for a contemporary novel with large helpings of wit, humor, and awkwardness, I would advise you to seek out Penny Reid. I've been a big fan of her Winston Borthers series in recent years, and jumped at the chance to read the first entry in her new trilogy with Homecoming K ...

A
After Dark With the Duke

Julie Anne Long is one of my favorite romance authors, and books like this are exactly why. After Dark with the Duke is a classic Long - she has paired two interesting, disparate characters, added loads of chemistry and just enough conflict to keep things interesting but not outrageous. As another s ...

B
Bombshell

Sarah MacLean opens a new series with a bang in Bombshell. Revisiting characters from previous books - most notably The Day of the Duchess - she finally delivers a love story for Sesily Talbot, the remaining 'Soiled S' Talbot sister left unmarried. However Sesily is no retiring spinster. Instead we ...

B+
Exposed

It took me a little while to get into Exposed, but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. Taking two characters who have obviously had pent-up feelings for each other for a while and who are part of a tight-knit friend group, and throwing them into a ‘casual’ relationship is bound to make for a goo ...

B+
A Scot to the Heart

I haven't read many books by Caroline Linden, but I'm rethinking that oversight after reading A Scot to the Heart. A sweet story about two middle-class people (although there is the potential of a dukedom thrown in), I enjoyed the chance to read about a dance at an oyster cellar instead of a grand b ...

B
Someone to Cherish

Someone to Cherish felt like a classic Balogh novel to me - characters sweetly falling into love in the English countryside, touched by just enough scandal to keep things interesting. As with any book in a long-running series, the larger Westcott family backdrop is exceedingly genial, as most of the ...

A-
Neon Gods

I’ve always been a fan of fantasy romances, and so Neon Gods easily caught my eye as a mix of fantasy, Greek mythology, and erotica. While it took me a little while to orient myself in the author's world, overall this book proved to be a promising start to this new series by Katee Robert.In th ...

C
Lover Unveiled

I've been half-heartedly following the Black Dagger Brotherhood series for the last few years, and Lover Unveiled is a perfect example of why. Fans of the series will recognize the usual setup of insta-love between two strangers set against the backdrop of a new danger facing  the vampire race. As ...

C+
The Insiders

By Tijan
The Insiders starts a new series by Tijan about the dramatic lives of the rich and famous. It's an underdog story about a relatively ordinary girl who gets caught up in a world she never expected to be a part of. While it's a page-turner, I had a few issues with the substance of the book.Bailey ...