Reviews by Heidi Haglin

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Untamed

A Blast from the Past review: originally published on May 30, 2001 Untamed was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I stretched breaks at work, and prolonged my lunch period as much as I dared because I couldn't bear to stop reading. Whenever that happens, I know I've found a keeper. When ...

B
A Hickey for Harriet

Set in that very same town as its Harlequin Duets partner A Cradle for Caroline, A Hickey For Harriet is the story of a frumpy heroine who lives, not under the thumb of an evil stepmother, but under the slightly smothering love of two doting maiden aunts, who raised her and want only the best for he ...

B-
A Cradle for Caroline

Set in that very same town as its Harlequin Duets partner A Hickey for Harriet, A Cradle For Caroline concerns the editor of the local newspaper, Jonathon Kushner, and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Caroline. Ever since she caught him their bedroom with a naked woman a month ago, Jon can't even get Caro to ...

B
Drive Me Crazy

Nancy Warren being one of my two favorite Blaze authors, I was excited to see her put out her first single title, Drive Me Crazy. While the book retains the charm and heat of her shorter works, I'd have liked to have seen more relationship development between the leads. Still, the book is satisfying ...

D
Putting Boys on the Ledge

It's hard to know what to say about a book that's only 170 pages long. There's not much room for character development and only minimal plotting - which effectively describes Putting Boys On The Ledge. With its "After School Special" feel, and its unconvincingly teenaged narrative voice, the book ...

B-
Souvenir of Love

Joanna Novins' most recent novel, Souvenir of Love, combines society scandal and spy suspense with mixed results. While entertaining, the story lacked a certain something that lends itself to memorability. Lady Elizabeth Harcrest is a debutante who, as the story opens, seems to b ...

C+
The Ideal Bride

Having read a couple of Stephanie Laurens' novels a while back, I figured I knew what to expect with her most recent release, The Ideal Bride. So I was surprised to find such a slow-moving and uncompelling novel from such a well-known and experienced, if predictable, author. Micha ...

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Kushiel's Avatar

This book could probably stand alone, but as it's the third book in a trilogy I can't recommend that you read it that way. To do so would be to limit yourself to the appreciation of only a few small designs in this intricately patterned tapestry of intrigue, deception, romance, adventure, philosophy ...

C
Dying in the City of Flowers

It's hard to know where to begin when discussing this book. On the one hand, it tells an interesting if tragic tale, made more immediate by the fact that it's based on a true story, and told by the person who lived it. On the other hand, it's a garbled narrative with ambitions toward the lyrical, vi ...

D
Home To Trinity

This book took me entirely too long to read. Or maybe it just seemed that way, because the main character we're stuck with is simply no one with whom I had any wish to spend time. Combine that with the fact that out of the many plot threads, most are resolved rather abruptly, and almost all end in a ...