Reviews by Maria Rose

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Earth Bound

Twentieth century historical romances are much less common than their regency or medieval counterparts so the sky’s the limit (or not in this case) for co-authors Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner to tackle the post-World War Two space-race era. Earth Bound is the second full-length novel in the Fly ...

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Blind Date Bet

It's been a while since I've read a romance based on a blind date so when I saw the synopsis for Nicole Flockton's Blind Date Bet, the first story in her Man's Best Friend series,  I was intrigued. It's about a widowed teacher whose dad sets her up on a blind date – and it's a bust. And yet, ther ...

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How to Seduce a Bad Boy

Any book reviewer will tell you that ‘meh, it was okay’ books are the hardest to write about. It’s easy to gush about a really great book, or complain about the ones that get you in knots, but when a book is decent but not overly memorable it’s a challenge. How to Seduce a Bad Boy has a prom ...

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The D.I.L.F

Amy Andrews writes fun, sexy contemporary romances and I've enjoyed several of her offerings in the past, including her Sydney Smoke Rugby series. In her latest steamy novella titled The D.I.L.F (Doctor I'd Like to... um... fornicate with), she tackles both workplace romance and sibling's best frien ...

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Entry Shock

If you're a fan of LGBTQ paranormal romances, and especially those featuring shifters, then Mia West is an author who should be on your reading list!  Having first picked up her work with the  Alaskan set Grizzly Rim series featuring native wildlife of the area (including my first ever book with a ...

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Cowboy Wolf Trouble

I picked up Kait Ballenger’s Cowboy Wolf Trouble for review based not so much on the cover (which shows a fairly standard romance 'howdy pardner!' bare-chested man) but the synopsis. It's a Western themed, paranormal romance with a wolf shifter (technically a werewolf) interacting with a human ran ...

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A Wedding One Christmas

If I had to use one word to describe A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie it would be 'heartfelt'. Set in South Africa, it's the sweet and introspective tale of two people who meet by fate or happenstance one day a few weeks before Christmas. It's a day that will change both their lives for t ...

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Best Women's Erotica of the Year Vol.4

Best Women's Erotica Volume 4 is a collection of steamy short stories by a variety of authors and edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, featuring diverse characters and pairings including LGBTQ and multi-partner tales. The theme of this collection is Outsiders and Risk Taking, and each author has brought ...

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Dance All Night

I'm a sucker for hero in pursuit stories and Alexis Daria has pushed all the right buttons for me in her new novella, Dance All Night. It's part of the Dance Off series but takes place away from the show, with a holiday theme and two people who love dance who find themselves falling in love with eac ...

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Decoy Date

Mira Lyn Kelly has written a fun and engaging romantic comedy series in The Wedding Date, with a group of bachelors starting out as best men for their friends and ending up finding their own perfect match by the end of each story. Book one, May the Best Man Win got a spot in my ‘best reads of 2016 ...