Reviews by Teresa Galloway

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The Secret Pearl (#85 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 15, 2000 The Secret Pearl is a book that grips you by the throat from the very first scene, and never lets you go until the end. The first chapter of this book is utterly shocking. A man we have barely met hires a prostitute we know nothing abo ...

D+
Pillow Talk

A word of advice: if you're writing a romance and are desperately trying to find a way to keep your characters from consummating their relationship, try to make the reason seem remotely plausible. Unless that reason stems logically from the plot or the characters themselves, it's just a gimmick. And ...

B
Slightly Tempted

Slightly Tempted is the fourth book in the Slightly series that follows the fortunes of the Bedwyn family. Eighteen year old Morgan Bedwyn, sister of the Duke of Bewcastle, is with friends in Brussels on the eve of the battle of Waterloo. Gervase Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn, an ex-pa ...

D+
Emily's Christmas Wish

Somewhere in this book there was a story that I wanted to read. A young girl publicly and painfully jilted in her first season by a cad who targeted her and planned the stunt to get into an elite club. The cad's brother, an honest and decent man, meets this girl six years later and falls in love wit ...

B
Scenes of Passion

Now that Suzanne Brockmann has become one of the biggest names in romance, Silhouette has clearly decided it would be a good idea to publish any of her earlier works that it can. Scenes of Passion is one of these, and was written nearly ten years ago for Meteor's Kismet line, but was never published ...

D
Dark Angel

Let me start by saying that in the past, Lynne Graham has been a guilty pleasure read for me. Yes, her plots are often stunningly similar: her heroes are inevitably some insanely rich tycoon of Mediterranean origin, her heroines virginal working class girls, and the relationship necessarily volatile ...

D
The Matchmaker

I admit I was put off by the very first page of this story when the heroine worries that the policeman waiting to see her might be wanting to question her on her soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend's cocaine habit. Eeew. And things weren't picking up when said heroine seemed like she stepped right out of a chi ...

B
After Midnight

I've only read a few books by Merline Lovelace, but in my limited experience she either writes books with richly developed romance and somewhat weak plots, or richly developed plots and somewhat weak romance. Even though After Midnight is an example of the latter, the intriguing mystery in this stor ...

B+
Not So Innocent

Sophie Haversham is an impoverished gentlewoman who can sometimes see the future in her dreams. This time, she has seen an image of a violent murder that she wants desperately to prevent, but when she goes to the police to report her vision, Sophie discovers that the victim she foresaw is none other ...