Reviews by Lauren Onorato

C+
Bliss

This book is as light and fluffy as a piece of cake that the heroine would have baked in her shop. There were glimpses of really engaging moments, but for me the fluffier aspects overwhelmed anything of substance. Because of this, it was an overall enjoyable, light read but not a DIK. ...

C-
Unforgettable

Before I begin my review I must ask a question: how common is the phrase "calf nuts on a cracker?" Is this just a Texas expression? A rancherism? This was the catchphrase of the hero of Boone Mitchell, the hero Unforgettable by Alison Kent. Unfortunately, the title is a misnomer and the story is pre ...

D
Midnight Sacrifice

With this story, I think that author Melinda Leigh was going for a gripping, fast-paced beginning that takes the reader on a non-stop ride. Instead, my experience of reading Midnight Sacrifice was similar to when you are lost and the bus goes roaring past the stop where you think you should have got ...

F
One Night with a Cowboy

If it hadn’t been for the hero, Tucker Jenkins, this story would have been a solid C. However, the actions and behavior of the aforementioned Mr. Jenkins made this book a definite F. Ugh. Thinking back on it, there have been few male leads that have ever annoyed me as much as this character did. H ...

D
And Then She Fell

In every series, there comes a time when we must say goodbye. As much as we loved the all of the characters, even the black sheep middle brother who finally returns home after years abroad, at some point we must leave them with the knowledge that they are living the happily ever after. Otherwise, yo ...

A-
Mating Instinct

I was not expecting to like this book (I know, I know – the clichéd intro). Let me be a little more truthful: I was expecting to hate this book. You see, when it comes to romance novels, I have a marked preference for historicals. Historicals have what to me is the basis of true romance: Passion ...