Reviews by Anne Ritter

C
A Love Beyond Forever

A Love Beyond Forever is rather a mixed bag. At times it made for good reading, but when the romance turned into "the awakening of a young witch," I wondered where the entertainment had gone.Kristy Sinclair, an up-and-coming, modern, young career woman, is thrown back through time with the aid o ...

C+
Every Move She Makes

The kids were outside yesterday. It was quiet in the house and I wanted to spend a few of hours pleasantly passing some time, so I picked up Beverly Barton's Every Move She Makes. It wasn't a story I'd never read before; it was neither incredibly good nor incredibly bad. It was just an ordinary stor ...

D
Dream Mountain

Dream Mountain somehow missed its mark. Though classified as a romance, it would have more aptly been called a novel of intrigue, with a romance or two thrown in for titillation. Regardless, it didn't leave me with that "HEA feeling," and that's not the only problem. Delaney Arle ...

D-
Bride for a Night

This book was horrible. While no one thing stands out as particularly awful, the book suffered from a pervasive feeling of yuck. Generally speaking, I think it had too many plot devices tied together only by its vapid dialogue and stupid characters. Cairo McKnight and Duncan K ...

D+
The Impostor

I always like a good time-travel romance. My only question: Where are they? A good time-travel, indeed any paranormal, requires a certain level of depth to the story in order to avoid having the metaphysical elements come across as too simplistic. Time-travel - especially in romance novels - is a ...

A
Silent Melody

This is my kind of romance: two people drawn inexplicably to each other who, for various, often noble reasons, feel they must fight what they feel for each other. The struggle is a moot one, however, as the spell that holds the two lovers in its grip is too powerful to undo. After reading a book lik ...

D+
Magic and Moonlight

I was so impressed with the way this book started out that I initially toyed with the notion of giving it an “A” and honoring it with Desert Isle Keeper status. In my notes for the book, I have written: “Page 66 - I’m hooked. This is an excellent book.” The end result, however, was less th ...

C+
A Case of Nerves

This book is your basic, garden-variety paranormal romance. It was a bit slick at times for my tastes but the story and ensuing romance intrigued me enough that, at the end of the first chapter, I wanted to continue reading and see where the story took me. Kate MacGillvray and Alec Lachlan, bo ...

C
A Hero's Homecoming

This latest offering in the Montana Mavericks: Return To Whitehorn series is something of a disappointment. It isn't a wall-banger, but it's just kind of blah. Dr. Carey Hall and J.D. Cade meet at the Hip Hop Cafe, the place to see and be seen in Whitehorn. They feel an instant a ...

F
Once a Mistress

It's been a while since I've read a book that I disliked as much as this one. Its only redeeming quality - and this is really stretching it - is that it is rife with pathetically humorous purple prose. Diana Covington, beautiful, young, and nubile, is attacked during a party at h ...