Reviews by Leigh Davis

C
The Ambassador’s Daughter

I almost feel that I need to re-read portions of this book because of the length of time it took to finish reading it, but once was enough. The heroine played a big part in the tediousness of the book with her vacillation and indecisiveness, but I also found the story drawn out and rambling overall. ...

B-
'Til Death

I very much liked the heroine from Don’t Cry for Me, the second book in the Rebel Ridge series so it was a given that I was going to read the third book, the story about Meg Walker, the sister of the two previous heroes. Her story is entertaining, although my willingness to suspend disbelief was t ...

C
A Man Like Mike

The back blurb can be a reader’s best friend, but the trick is to pay attention to every detail. That I didn’t do when picking A Man Like Mike to review. My interest was intrigued by “Corporate professional Eve O’Brien needs a crash course in parenting” instead of paying attention to “A ...

B
The Secret of Happy Ever After

Two years ago, I discovered Lucy Dillon’s books with the U.S. reprint of Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts. While I didn’t feel the glow of excitement with this book as with her first - I think that feeling is more common when discovering a new author - I do consider this a very solid addition to Ms. ...

B-
The Wisdom of Hair

I finished The Wisdom of Hair undecided if I liked it or not. While it was slow at times, it had an alluring charm, with its 1980’s homespun small town wisdom. Still, even with the heroine, Zora Adams’ epiphany, I ended the story questioning if she would be able to escape the consequences of her ...

C-
A Fine Romance

The book blurbs talks about how it takes less than 30 seconds to form an impression. Ironically, it probably took about that amount of time for me to decide that the both the hero and heroine were childish and immature. Of course I gave them a second chance, and even a third, but I never warmed up t ...

B
Once Tempted

Since I am not really into westerns, you wouldn’t think that I would pick a book with a ranch setting. However, Laura Moore has a proven track record with me, so this book easily found its way on my to be read list. The conflict— misunderstood materialism is weak, especially as it applies to the ...

B-
Love in Reality

While not perfect, after several not so great books, Love in Reality was like a breath of fresh air. If Magdalen Braden's third book, Blackjack & Moonlight, due to be published later this year, is as good as this one, then I can understand why it was a 2012 finalist in the Romance Writers of Ame ...

C+
The Love Dog

This has to be one of the shortest love affairs I have had with an author’s work. Early this year I finally read Dog Days and loved it. It was funny, cute, and for a dog lover just adorable. So I was excited to see that I didn’t have to wait long for Ms. Watson’s next book. Out of all the book ...

C
Just a Cowboy and His Baby

Around Christmas time, I always get baby-itis, or maybe I should say children-itis. I tend to pick books that either mention progenies in the title or on the cover – you know, the whole happy family thing, which can lead to poor choices for me. Since the baby, the only reason I picked this story, ...