Reviews by Liz Donatelli

D-
The Nanny Rules

A super-hot football player with trust issues and his daughter’s super-hot nanny with secrets ‘tackle’ each other between the sheets in Melynda Price’s fumbling sports romance, The Nanny Rules. Single dad and star quarterback of the Browns, Brody Evans vows to never love again after his w ...

B+
Flashed

Zoey Castile draws on literary and film inspirations of Beauty and the Beast (and a dash o’ Cinderella) to retell the ‘tale as old as time’ as a steamy contemporary romance. Flashed (Happy Endings, #3) combines sweet romance with hot sex to portray a deeply emotional connection between a beaut ...

D
Beyond the Limit

*sigh*. This is the second romance novel I’ve read in the past month that mentions ‘hot monkey sex.’ NO. The expression conjures a decidedly unsexy visual.  As per Rom Rule #14 in my personal reviewer’s handbook, a romance that describes high-intensity sexual intercourse as ‘hot monkey se ...

A
Fix Her Up

Do NOT judge Tessa Bailey’s superbly steamy rom-com Fix Her Up by its cover image of a cartoon couple demurely kissing. I wouldn’t normally read a novel that gives off a cutesy vibe, but, given Bailey’s reputation as a prolific bestselling romance author, and the sexy series title (Hot and Ham ...

D
Untamed

Caitlin Crews’ island romance, Untamed (Hotel Temptation, #3), reads less like a passionate From Here to Eternity waves-crashing kiss, and more like a leisurely beachcombing stroll in search of pocket change. I believe that islands are magical places where love awaits, and dreams come true (tha ...

A-
Dirty English

As a fervent anglophile and Janeite, I was ALL in to read Ilsa Madden-Mills’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired steamy New Adult romance, Dirty English the first in her British Bad Boys series. I was instantly hooked by the epigraph - “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” Reading Mr. Darcy ...