Reviews by Em Wittmann

B-
Wheels Up

I’ve really enjoyed Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series. She’s done a great job linking the novels together while crafting fresh and special individual stories and romantic relationships in each one.  This time out her principals find themselves fighting their attraction and love for each ...

B+
Soulbound

Do you like historical romance with a bit of suspense and a lot of steam (wink!)?  Are you looking for something a bit different from your usual historical fare?  Haven’t read Bec McMaster?  Well, my friends, you’re in for a treat - and a prolonged binge.  Ms. McMaster is best known for her ...

B+
The Scot Beds His Wife

I loved The Scot Beds His Wife.  It’s romantic, captivating, and the principal characters are charismatic and well-matched.  Readers familiar with earlier books in the series will enjoy a return to Wester Ross (in the Scottish Highlands), and getting to know Lord Gavin, the Earl of Thorne, whom ...

A
Temporary

Temporary is the first collaboration between authors Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry and I enjoyed every bit of it.  The co-authors find a perfect balance of plot, romance and sex, and I read it from start to finish in one afternoon.  I liked the characters, their backstories, the plot twist that ...

A-
Illegal Contact

Illegal Contact marks Mr. Hassell’s first foray into sports romance, and it’s a truly engaging and compelling read.  In it, an intimidating, world famous athlete, benched for bad behavior off the field, more than meets his match when he hires a personal assistant who doesn’t care who he is or ...

D+
Traitor in Her Arms

I should have loved Traitor in Her Arms.   I was sure the combination of spies, an enemies-to-lovers romance and the Scarlet Pimpernel was destined to be wonderful, and I’m so disappointed to tell you it wasn't.  The principals are unappealing, the plot contrived and ridiculous, the secondary c ...

B
Dragon Bound

Despite having recently inhaled the first two books in Thea Harrison’s new Moonshadow series, I think it’s necessary to preface this review with a few confessions/disclaimers:  I truly don’t read a lot of PNR/fantasy, I’m only vaguely familiar with elves and Fae (who knew there was more tha ...

B-
Dating You/Hating You

One of the perils of loving an author is that terrible feeling you get when you just don’t connect with a new book.  You love everything else the author has written, you preorder and auto-buy new releases, and you anxiously watch the calendar waiting for new titles to appear on your Kindle.  And ...

B+
The Secrets She Keeps

I love a great mystery/thriller and when I need a break from romance (not often!), it’s my go to genre - especially if it's a book by Michael Robotham.  I binged his books a few years ago and I spent a summer engrossed in his addictive Joseph O’Laughlin series, so when I heard he had a new stan ...

A
Enlightened

Note:  The books in the Enlightenment trilogy build on each other.  To understand the relationship between the principals and to avoid spoilers in this review, you should read Provoked and Beguiled first. Enlightened is the last book in the Enlightenment trilogy and the strongest. Unlike the pr ...