Reviews by Keira Soleore

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The Highlander's Promise

The Highlander’s Promise is a Beauty and the Beast story between a laird and a gently-born lady. While the premise is not uncommon - an amnesiac heroine discovers love and passion with a strong alpha hero - the execution is poor. The characters are uninspiring and unimaginative and the interesting ...

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The Love Coupon

Ainslie Paton's The Love Experiment was last year's surprise hit. Reading the high praise for it, I was looking forward to reading The Love Coupon. However, for multiple reasons, large and small, I have to say that this book was a disappointment. The hyperbolic writing style, with multiple ...

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Navy SEAL Rescue

This was a total goat screw of a situation. That line perfectly describes this fantastic romantic suspense novel. In short, Navy SEAL Rescue is a story of an Assyrian doctor who's caught up in the war in Syria and Iraq and manages to escape the Da'esh, the Islamic Front, with a daring trek over t ...

B+
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Original Review: December 2015 Revised: March 2018 After having read more small English village stories and a few mid-20th century stories and then re-reading this book, I felt I came away understanding Major Pettigrew's character in more depth. Thus my assessment of him and the novel changed from ...

C+
The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date tells the story of a deep-seated connection and a building of trust between two people who don't have a history of longevity in their relationships. Is this going to last? is a question they constantly grapple with. Alexa Monroe is a lawyer and the Chief of Staff for the mayor of ...

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A Duke in the Night

I enjoyed this book very much right from the beginning, but halfway through I fell head over heels in love with it. I thought the prequel to this book, The Lady in Red, was an 'A' read, but this is even better. He had danced with her on a dare. So begins the relationship between August Faulkne ...

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A Princess in Theory

Alyssa Cole is such a talented writer. I have liked everything I have read by her so far, and A Princess in Theory is no exception. This is a fanciful story, a modern fairytale, in which the prince of a make-believe African kingdom finds his long-lost betrothed and proceeds to beguile, lose and win ...

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Surprise Me

Told with Kinsella's signature wit, Surprise Me is a cautionary tale of how, with the best of intentions, you can easily ruin the best thing in your life. In other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Marriage is a fragile relationship. It's a living bond, not an institution, and subject to th ...

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Tempest

Who hasn't read a Beverly Jenkins book? Her stories are as memorable as the author herself, and I am delighted to have this opportunity to review one of her novels. Tempest is a western mail-order bride story, and I'm in awe of the heroine's willingness to start a new life in a new land all by herse ...

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A Distant Heart

I have not read Sonali Dev before, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about her books that I was eager to start by reading A Distant Heart. Her voice is so unique and the story she has woven is so beautiful and emotionally wrenching that I'm still thinking of the people in her story days after ...