Reviews by Lea Hensley

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Devil in Winter

Let me begin by stating that Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, wins the award in my book for most anticipated future hero. As I finished reading It Happened One Autumn, I was stunned to discover that extreme bad boy Sebastian would be featured as the hero in its sequel and I must admit that I was enthral ...

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Match Me If You Can (#21 on our Top 100 list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 6, 2005 Susan Elizabeth Phillips easily rates as one of my top three favorite romance authors. I mourned the ending of her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series in 2001, and was therefore delighted to discover that Match Me If You Can not only p ...

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To Beguile a Beast (#81 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Yes, it’s now six in a row. All of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances have received DIK status here at AAR. As with many readers, I have followed the author since she appeared on the scene in 2006 and read each book as it was p ...

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Natural Born Charmer (#97 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on December 17, 2000 A famous, wealthy, fabulously attractive, professional football star driving down the road in his Aston Martin sees a sweaty woman marching down the side of the road in a beaver costume and decides to give her a ride. Attractive scen ...

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The Rosie Project

Hearing the hype surrounding this Australian comedy (that just happens to be a romance way off the beaten track), I quickly decided to give the audio version a try despite the fact that it’s the author’s debut novel and the narrator’s first audiobook performance. Told in first person by the he ...

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Deadline

Narrated by Stephen Lang I’m a big Sandra Brown fan who eagerly anticipates each of her new releases while relistening to my Brown favorites to keep my bouts of Brown fever at bay. Not only can I rely on another entertaining romantic suspense each year, but I rest in the knowledge that her new ...

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Defiant

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith The third in the Mackinnon’s Rangers series, Defiant delivers an above average American Historical tale set during the French and Indian War. To better visualize this time frame, think Daniel Day Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans. Although I see Lewis as Iain (the her ...

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Beauty Queen

Narrated by Natalie Ross Over the years I have delighted in both Julia London’s historical and contemporary titles. When it comes to her historical titles, I prefer her earlier books – they seem meatier than her later formulaic tales. But when Ms. London turns to her contemporary voice, I’m ...

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The Prince of Midnight

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton It’s finally here. Romance listeners have eagerly awaited The Prince of Midnight, the first audio release from Laura Kinsale’s fascinating backlist. Earlier this year, Ms. Kinsale announced that her entire backlist (twelve titles) would be released in audio during ...

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Extreme Exposure

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith Hearing that Tantor Audio had picked up Pamela Clare’s I-Team series caused a good deal of excitement in the romance audio community. After all, she was chosen in both the 2011 and 2012 Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll as one of the top three Romance Author’s Backli ...