Reviews by Kate Garrabrant

D
Lord of the Deep

I should have realized what I was getting myself into by the almost naked man on the cover of Lord of the Deep. What I found inside was a sexual odyssey I could have never foreseen. I honestly will never view seals and trees the same way ever again due to their sexual interactions with the heroine ...

B
Love Letters From a Duke

If you are looking for a meaty story with angst and heartache galore, you will definitely not find it here. The characters from Love Letters From a Duke are a bit loopy and the plot a tad ridiculous, but I found myself having a good time as I read. If you want to read a screwball historical romance ...

D+
The Black Sheep and the Princess

The back cover blurb for The Black Sheep and the Princess advertised a wonderful tale of two old flames reconnecting and engaging in some nice hot sex to boot. Some may consider the sex to be hot, but other than that, Kauffman’s newest was a major clinker. I found the whole plot and characters so ...

B+
Dangerous Lover

Like many, when reading a very well written and exciting book, I tend to read it all in one sitting, finishing and finding myself a little saddened that it has come to an end. This was precisely my experience with Lisa Marie Rice’s Dangerous Lover, her first book mainstream print novel, leaving me ...

B
Return to Me

With so many paranormal romances being published, it's hard to find plots and characters that are original and fresh. Julia Templeton’s Return to Me is fresh, due mainly to the secondary romance of the hero’s homosexual brother. Templeton has taken a chance here - and it works. Darius Mac ...

F
Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of the Opera

Some books are like car accidents. You stop, look, and continue on your way, but deep down you really want to know what happens next. Colette Gale’s new interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera goes way beyond morbid fascination and straight into revulsion. I can only imagine that Gaston Leroux ...

D
What Isabella Desires

It’s pretty sad when you finish a book and all you can think about is how boring it was. Such is the case with What Isabella Desires. I am a fan of unrequited love stories, but the affection Isabella had for her childhood friend Marcus was simply not believable. Their love affair was beyond dull t ...

D
The Northern Devil

Diane Whiteside can be a hit or miss author. She does have a talent for writing unusual, creative, and sensual love scenes and scenarios. That's not the case with The Northern Devil, though - the love scenes are boring and overused. The book also misses the mark with over-the-top villains. ...

B+
My Sister is a Werewolf

Finally, an author has written an exceptional werewolf romance with an unyielding female as its lead. Kathy Love's My Sister is a Werewolf is loosely connected to her other series featuring three vampire brothers; this story is about their baby sister, an intelligent and loving woman who wants to be ...

B-
Simon Says

Lori Foster's latest, Simon Says was a pretty ho-hum read which would have been soon forgotten if not for the hero. What made me ultimately decide to it give a better grade than I normally would is all due to the character of Simon Evans. It's been a long time since I read such a wonderfully written ...