Reviews by Jeanne W

B+
Immortals: The Awakening

When I realized that the author of the third book in the Immortals fantasy/paranormal series was the same Joy Nash who wrote two books set in the unusual and not often used time period of the Roman Empire, I boo-hoo'd a bit at the loss of another historical romance author to the paranormal romance b ...

C-
Bewitching the Highlander

An unopened book is a promise of a pleasurable experience, especially when it features elements that usually appeal to me. Historical setting, check. Time travel, check. But then I opened this book and found a plot that quickly degenerated into a murky, muddled mess and mysterious plot details th ...

C-
The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard

I had this vague impression that Minda Webber wrote light-hearted paranormals. Little did I know that meant encountering bad jokes and glaring historical liberties in her latest book, The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard. Eve Bluebeard, the daughter of, yes, the notorious pirate Captai ...

A-
Games of Command

After finishing Linnea Sinclair’s novel, I felt a strong urge to go on a marathon of Star Trek episodes. However, despite its similarities to the TV series, the plot of Games of Command is its own, a thoroughly entertaining one and toward the end, an incredibly exciting, thrilling read Long-tim ...

B-
Spirited Away

Debut author Cindy Miles pens an engaging romance between a living person and a ghost, and I would have recommended it more if Spirited Away didn’t remind me so much of another writer’s style. Dreadmoor Castle has always fascinated forensic archaeologist Andi Monroe because of the mystery sur ...

B-
One With The Night

Although I haven’t read one of her books before, I’ve always heard that author Susan Squires is an intelligent, unusual writer. The blandly titled One With the Night did not prove me wrong, but I was dismayed when misunderstandings marred a quite original and engrossing vampire story. ...

B
All or Nothing

I’ve always admired author Claire Delacroix and her entertaining Medieval romances, but my admiration shot up even more when I found she writes contemporary romances under the nom de plume Claire Cross. All or Nothing was a strongly pleasing read. Although Jen is young, she got breast cancer t ...

C
Warrior Angel

An angel as a protagonist fascinates me, but there was such a lack of world building in Warrior Angel that the angel might just as well have been an ordinary human male. Sir Derek de Molay, a Templar Knight, died under the torture methods of the Inquisition. His spirit traveled to Purg ...

B
Beware of Doug

I blame the cover of Elaine Fox’s previous romance, Guys and Dogs, for encouraging me to select her latest. It shows a too cute dog with a “love me (the heart, not the word)” sign around its neck. Well, the next book in the series, Beware of Doug, features a not-so-cute dog on the cover, but ...

B
Once A Cowboy

I generally avoid reading narrowly focused series lines as this one, the Harlequin American, because they seem such blatant marketing ploys. This book, with an obviously appropriate cover to match its title, practically screams, “Cowboys! Cowboys! Get your Red Hot Cowboy Here!” But I try not ...