Reviews by Em Wittmann

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Desire Lines

The Welsh Blades series is darker and significantly more complex than most of the historical fare I read; its heroines are strong and powerful - far from cookie cutter in every way.  Clever, complicated and thought-provoking, each of the novels in the series has engaged my heart and mind in equal m ...

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Milo

Friends, I’m torn.  If you follow my reviews, you already know Lily Morton’s Deal Maker is one of my favorite contemporary romances.  It’s chock full of my favorite things:  well-realized principal characters, funny and clever dialogue, vivid (amazing) settings, low-angst, hot sex, entertai ...

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Breaking the Billionaire's Rules

I’m just going to be honest with you folks.  If you’re looking for a story that puts you through the wringer emotionally, this isn’t it.  Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules is a lighthearted, mostly average romantic comedy with a few laugh-out-loud moments, some hot and sexy scenes (not near ...

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Block Shot

Narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Seraphina Valentine Kennedy Ryan was a new-to-me author when I picked up Long Shot, the first book in the Hoops series.  I loved it.  It devastated, surprised and delighted me in equal measure, and it was one of my favorite books in 2018.  I didn’t think the fo ...

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Devil's Daughter

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters ...

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Rough Terrain

Off Base, the first in the Out of Uniform series, was my first military romance.  Although I didn’t love that story, I liked the writing and the premise of the series, and decided to stay with it.  I’m so glad I did.  Over the course of seven wonderfully disparate books, the series has been r ...

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint

I thoroughly enjoyed The Wild Warriners, and was excited when I finished the last book in that series (A Warriner to Seduce Her) and discovered Jake’s colleagues in the King’s Elite would be getting a series of their own.  Unfortunately, The King’s Elite series has been a disappointment so fa ...

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Long Shot

There are sports romances and then… there’s Long Shot.  Unflinching, challenging and powerful, Long Shot transports readers from the highest highs to the lowest, most harrowing lows.  I had vague ideas this book was more than it purported to be (a basketball romance) and it absolutely was.  Y ...

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Between the Lines

I had mixed feelings about the New Milton book that precedes this one, Perfect Day, Ms. Malcolm’s take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion.  I liked it, but not as much as our reviewer did.  So it’s a bit ironic that reading Between the Lines, its loosely-linked follow-up, provided me with a perfect ...

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Best of Luck

Continuing with the lucky theme that runs throughout the fantastic Chance of a Lifetime series, Best of Luck proves three’s a charm; good things do come in threes; and it's a magic number.   While all the books are uniformly good, featuring likeable and relatable principal characters, secondary ...