Reviews by Maria Rose

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Down & DIrty

I started Rhenna Morgan's Men of Haven series late in the game, with book five, Stand and Deliver. I really liked it, and picked up a few of the previous titles as well as the next in the series, Down & Dirty. Each book is designed to be read as a standalone but there are glimpses of secondary c ...

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Cuff Me

Cuff Me is the third story in Lauren Layne’s New York’s Finest series, centered around a family of police officers. There are four brothers and one sister, two of whom (Luc and Anthony) featured in the first two stories in the series (Frisk Me and Steal Me) both of which I quite enjoyed, so I wa ...

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Forever Wolf

Maria Vale's The Legend of All Wolves series is a unique entry in the broad and popular world of shifter romances. No one would define it as cute or fun, so if that's the kind of paranormal romance you want, you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you like a meaty story full of gristle to chew on, you ...

B
Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice by Christine d'Abo is the second book in her Sugar series. It's about an internet dating site that pairs sugar daddies (or mommas in this case) with younger partners for companionship and more. I read the previous book in the series, Sugar Sweet, and quite enjoyed it so I had high ...

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Bountiful

Bountiful by Sarina Bowen is the fourth story in her True North series. With rural Vermont as the backdrop, the series has focused on the farming community, the orchards and the country lifestyle of the Shipley family and friends. This time, the romance has moved into the small town of Tuxbury and i ...

B
Day of the Dragon

Katie MacAlister has a few successful dragon shifter series under her belt. Her combination of sexy romance combined with action and laughs has made for some enjoyable reads for me in the past, and I'm happy to say that this new release, Day of the Dragon, delivers another equally entertaining escap ...

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Can't Escape Love

I've been enjoying Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals contemporary romance series, with A Princess in Theory well deserving of its spot on my top ten of 2018 list. After reading book two, A Duke by Default, I was definitely curious about Portia's sister Reggie, and Ms. Cole has fulfilled my wish of writ ...

B+
Passion & Ink

If you do a social media survey of which current romance authors write the hottest sex scenes, there's a more than reasonable likelihood that Naima Simone will be on that list. Her tales run the gamut from suspenseful, to emotional, to fun and flirty but never fail to entertain. With her entries in ...

B+
Captive Desire

A title like Captive Desire may put you in mind of a 1980s old school romance with a Fabio cover, but this book dates from 2018 and is the the second erotic science fiction story in Robin Lovett’s Planet of Desire series. It’s an opposites attract romance featuring two species previously at war ...

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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 ...