Reviews by Em Wittmann

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

I enjoyed every bit of this book and I need/want to convince you to read it too!  Delightful, charming, funny, addictive and entertaining, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is chock full of both vice and virtue.  The Grand Tour of Europe planned by our protagonist quickly goes awry and ev ...

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The Pirate and I

The Pirate and I is a delightful, romantic and utterly charming novella set in between books two and three of Katharine Ashe’s current Devil’s Duke series.  Our reluctant pirate is Charlie Brittle, and his true love is Esme Astell, a perfumer whom he once knew in another - better - life.  Fans ...

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Oversight

Spoiler alert:  The Community books need to be read in order.  Do not read this review if you have not read Insight first. Earlier this year I reviewed the first book in The Community series, Insight, and my major complaint was that it was a bit too busy.  Mr. Hassell spent a good portion of i ...

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The Bet

Look folks.  I know there are lot of you out there who just can’t get into sports romances for various reasons:  the storylines are formulaic, the characters are one-dimensional, there isn’t enough actual ‘sport,’ the athletes are made out to be god-like... and unfortunately, stories like ...

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Lost Without You

Molly O'Keefe is an author who consistently writes original, moving, and frequently terrific romantic novels that stay with me long after I finish them. Pretty much everything she writes blows me away (although I'm not crazy about her MC stories), and somehow, without my noticing, she's become one o ...

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My Roommate's Girl

I know a lot of romance readers steer clear of NA books.  I get it, I do.  It’s difficult to achieve the right balance writing about college kids maturing into adulthood - and not a lot of writers are able to do it well.  One writer who does successfully navigate this transitional time period i ...

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More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling is the last novel in the Rock Star Romance series and features Cooper, guitarist for the band Blue Fire.  It works as a standalone, but it’s helpful to read the other books first. When the story opens, Blue Fire is in the middle of a tour although a planned two-week hiatus ...

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Sight Unseen : A Collection of Five Anonymous Novellas

When I heard about this anthology and the clever conceit behind it - five famous authors have contributed novellas, but only the publisher knows who penned each story - I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.    Sight Unseen is an intriguing idea, and it’s a real challenge to guess who penned e ...

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An Affair with a Notorious Heiress

If you’re a fan of historical romance, you’re probably also a fan of Lorraine Heath.  I’m both, but I didn’t like this book.  The characters are clichéd, the dialogue is wooden, and the writing - well, if the cover didn’t say Ms. Heath wrote it, I wouldn’t have believed it.  In An Af ...

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An Unnatural Vice

Spoiler alert:  If you haven’t read the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy, An Unseen Attraction, this review may contain spoilers. I thought the first book in the Sins of the Cities trilogy was terrific, but this one is even better.  Each book in the trilogy features a different co ...