Reviews by Wendy Clyde

B+
Undone

Are you tired of sappy, unrealistic, small-town romance? You won't find those issues in Shannon Richard's Undone. When Paige loses everything and has to move back in with her parents, she relocates to the small town they chose for retirement, where the people are hateful, weird, or just unfriendly. ...

B+
Styxx

How does an author make lovable a character that in previous books proved himself to be an arrogant, jealous, brutal sociopath that victimized his own family? Until I read Styxx I argued that it couldn't be done, but Sherrilyn Kenyon pulled it off in amazing fashion. Styxx is going t ...

C-
Agave Kiss

Let me start this review by saying I enjoy most of Ann Aguirre's work, as herself and under a couple of pseudonyms. I volunteered to review Agave Kiss, as I have been saving this series as a gift for myself. Hoping to be current before reviewing this last book, I sat down with book one and prepared ...

B
All Out of Love

It seems like I had more than my fare share of "light summer reads" to review this month, All Out of Love by Lori Wilde being one of them. While it's a delicious ugly duckling story that I great enjoyed reading, it wasn't particularly life-altering. The small town of Cupid, Texas is famous for on ...

A-
Guardian Demon

I can't say I would happily die tomorrow, but if I did, I could rest a little easier in the knowledge that Michael from Meljean Brook's Guardian series finally got his well-deserved HEA, and that one of my favorite series ended on high note. Guardians are super-powered humans, conscrip ...

B+
Some Like It Hot

Easily digested, warm and engrossing, Some Like It Hot by Susan Andersen is one of the best of this year's light summer reads. Second in the Razor Bay series, it follows the romance between hunkalicious deputy sheriff Max Bradshaw and itinerant philanthropist Harper Summerville. H ...

B-
MacRieve

While I know that an author's muse can't always take their story where the readers would prefer to go, I have to admit that I was firmly in the camp with Kresley Cole fans who were predisposed to, if not dislike, at least like Macrieve less than the previous books in the Immortals After Dark series. ...

A
The Biscuit Witch

Deborah Smith is the consummate southern storyteller. Filled with humor, charm, and emotion, her books are love songs to the south, and home, and family. The Biscuit Witch, a novella tied to a previous novel, The Crossroads Cafe, is a welcome addition to her playlist. In it we are introduced to Tall ...

C-
You're The One

Robin Kaye's second installment in The Bad Boys of Redhook series has a lot of elements that make it a book I wished I could enjoy and recommend. Unfortunately I didn't and I can't. Skye Maxwell comes from a family of very successful restauranteurs. Her older brothers were all awar ...

C-
For Love or Money

The heroine, Holly, thinks she's having a bad time when her date takes her on the hike from hell. But her day abruptly worsens when they stumble across a dead body, and grows still worse when Holly realizes the body is a woman she knows from work. The icing on the cake is that Holly and her date are ...