Reviews by Heidi Haglin

C
The Lawman's Surrender

It took me awhile to drum up some interest in this book. Just as I was ready to dismiss this book altogether, it got interesting. Unfortunately, it didn't stay that way. The basic plot of The Lawman's Surrender is interesting enough, but the main characters are a little shallow. S ...

B-
Dawn in Eclipse Bay

The second novel in the Eclipse Bay trilogy is much the same as its predecessor: a comfort read, romance with a little lite - very lite, in this case - suspense thrown in. Not exactly taxing on the imagination, but enjoyable, nonetheless. Set in Portland, Oregon, and in the nearby small tow ...

F
Wild Flower

From the first page, Wild Flower by Cheryl Anne Porter is a mess of melodrama and stilted writing. It's fraught with awkward descriptive phrasing, which is wasted on boring characters who don't deserve the effort. They all act so erratically that characterization is either non-existent, or contradic ...

B
The Marrying Man

Although I enjoy an occasional Regency Romance, I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not a slavish fan of the sub-genre, or books with a sensuality rating of Kisses, but I found The Marrying Man to be well-written and charming, with likable characters and a rather unique plot. There's not a lot of ...

B+
To Tame A Rogue

I don't generally read time-travel romances. I loved the first couple I read, which were from a YA series that I positively adored (and whose title and author I have since forgotten). But my very first adult time travel romance turned out to be a tragedy, which put me off the whole sub-genre for ma ...

D-
The Legend

Suzanne Robinson's latest novel, The Legend, re-introduces us to some familiar characters, namely The Hero Who Can't Let Himself Love Again and The Heroine Who Is Supposed To Be Intelligent But Is Really A Nitwit, here played by Galen de Marlowe and Honor Jennings. There are admittedly some new twis ...

C
If You Want Me

At a glance, Kayla Perrin's first offering from Harper Torch books, If You Want Me, seems to have all the right ingredients for a great romance novel: a caring and protective hero, an ugly duckling heroine who's finally come home a star, and a touch of suspense when someone seems to be stalking her. ...

F
Ice Maiden

Since reading this novel, I've been wracking my brain for something good to say about it, and I've finally come up with one: it's recyclable. Since this is the first book I've read for review, I was really hoping to find something to recommend about it, but sadly, I didn't enjoy even a single moment ...