Reviews by Other

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Homeport

I have resisted reading Nora Roberts' novels because I tend to read primarily historical romance. As both a contemporary novel and a something of a thriller, Homeport is not the kind of romance I would normally pick up. But any novel about winter in Maine seems appealing when it is already ninety de ...

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Devil's Embrace

I had heard Coulter's books could be a real gamble: you either win big or you lose big. Well, I should have cut my losses before I put money down on Devil's Embrace. It's a creepy, cruel novel, and that it was Coulter's first full-length historical is no excuse. As her note on the back of the book m ...

B+
Love Potion #9

What do you suppose happens when an immortal witch creates a love potion to bring her true love back to her? A romping good time filled with lots of laughs, that's what!Lilith Romano is a Gypsy living in Northern Italy in the year 1420 and has done the unthinkable and unforgivable. Sh ...

C+
Mystique

Lady Alice Scarcliffe, the heroine of Mystique, is exactly the kind of woman I would want for a best friend. In fact, she reminded me of my own best friend, right down to her flame-red hair and independent spirit. And, reading Mystique was much like a conversation with my best friend - fun but not e ...

B+
River Rising

I'm a huge hockey fan. So, when I read that the hero of River Rising was a former hockey star, I became engrossed in the plot immediately. But River Rising isn't about sports. It's about murder and lust and the problems that can arise when the two become entangled. Carly Samuels is a JAG attor ...

A
The Night Drifter

The Night Drifter is one of the most unique romance novels I have ever stumbled across. It's a story of man who falls in love with a woman's soul before he falls in lust with her body. It's also a story of a woman who falls in love with a man she can't touch. Yes, it's a bit corny in places, but if ...

D+
Daredevil

Casey Boone and Dare King seemed like nice people. The more I read of Daredevil, the more I wondered how they got stuck in a story like this. Dare has known Casey since the day she was born. Their parents were close friends, and he became her babysitter, her big brother, her best ...

C
Where the Heart Is

I'm sure there was a very sweet love story in Where the Heart Is. The problem was that I didn't know where to find it. Each time the hero and heroine grew closer together, their actions were again manipulated by the predictable plot, and they were thrown apart by yet another "Big Misunderstanding." ...

D
One Last Dance

One Last Dance is the first I've read of Eileen Goudge's work, and while the basic premise was enjoyable, there were plotting problems. And, though this book is general fiction, there were strong romantic and suspense elements. Unfortunately, these elements were not well intertwined. As for those pl ...

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Above and Beyond

Several times during Above and Beyond, I wanted to dive inside the book and shake some sense into Kyla Stroud. Why did she stay with Trevor Rule? He indirectly caused her husband's death, lied to her about his identity and contemplated exchanging sexual innuendoes with her best friend. And that's on ...