Reviews by Lori Sowell

B
The Wives of Bath

The Wives of Bath has the pure silliness and lightness of Chick Lit, but with grown up emotions and more intense problems, this "Mommy Lit" novel is a bit of a deeper read. To say that Amanda and Alice dislike each other would be an understatement. Conceited and materialistic, Amanda blames p ...

C+
The Marriage List

Another day...another Regency. In a multitude of ways, The Marriage List is just like many other romances. For instance, it features the stereotypical older, evil villain who has his eye on the sweet and unappreciated heroine in need of being saved. And though the story is familiar, there are glimp ...

C+
Lips That Touch Mine

Lips That Touch Mine is third in Lindstrom's Grayson brothers series. Although its leads were likable and their romance sweet, the storyline itself had a rather stale air. Claire Ashier made the biggest mistake of her life when she defied her parents and married the man she loved. She should have ...

B-
Falling for Gracie

Even though Falling For Gracie contains a rather weak suspense plotline, the interactions and the intense emotions between the characters make for a fun and interesting read. Gracie Landon grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone else's business. That, combined with the fact that fou ...

B
Ride the Fire

Ride The Fire is a rather intriguing read and a sweet romance. Almost at odds with the sweet romance, though, are its graphic scenes of war and torture. This book is not for the faint of heart. Elspeth Stewart lived a nightmare of a childhood, abused by her stepfather and stepbro ...

B
For Camelot's Honor

For Camelot's Honor is the second book in a series featuring brothers from King Arthur's court. Although the novel is a bit predictable and mundane in the beginning, soon enough it becomes an emotionally packed and suspenseful book that is well worth the read. As the daughter of a Welsh chief ...

B
Every Boy's Got One

Even though I enjoy the occasional Chick Lit book, I am not exactly a huge fan. But from the beginning, Meg Cabot's fun and silly story, written primarily in journal entries and emails, pulled me in for an enjoyable read I had trouble putting down. World renowned cartoonist Jane ...

C
Full Bloom

Full Bloom is a book full of silly, frequently outrageous situations and characters, but in the end these crazy situations were too much, leaving me exhausted by all the activity. It is the fifth in a series, the first of which was an expanded version by Evanovich and Hughes of a 1989 series romanc ...

B-
The Shadows of Christmas Past

Anthology
The Shadows of Christmas Past offers two stories, one a wonderful read and the other only just good enough to pass the time. Both stories, though, have enough plot to keep the reader interested and spread a little holiday cheer. ...

B-
One Way Out

One Way Out is an enjoyable and suspenseful read centered around a unique subject and featuring interesting characters. That unusual subject matter may be a bit on the dry side for some, but those who like scientific forays with their romance will likely appreciate the author's efforts. ...