Reviews by Em Wittmann

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To Tempt an Heiress

I read the first book in Susanna Craig’s Runaway Desires series earlier this year and though I didn’t love it, I thought it showed promise.  My thoughts ran in a similar fashion while reading To Tempt an Heiress.  This book also has good ideas and likeable characters, but unfortunately, the wr ...

D+
Downed

I should have loved Downed.  Everything about it appeals:  I like the author, love sports romances and I enjoyed the first two books in the Gridiron series.  But unfortunately, Ms. Frederick fumbled the ball this time out.  Her heroine, Bryant Johnson, is such an exaggerated version of the stere ...

B+
A Family for Christmas

A Family for Christmas is delightful.  Much like other books I’ve read by Jay Northcote, the story features interesting characters dealing with relationship problems we can all relate to.  There are no gazillionaires, athletes or celebrities here - just ordinary people trying to find love.  In ...

B
The Viscount and the Vixen

Caz Owens and Emily Wittmann compare notes on Lorraine Heath’s latest book, The Viscount and the Vixen, the third and final full-length novel in her Hellions of Havisham Hall series. Love begets madness. Viscount Locksley watched it happen to his father after his cherished wife’s death. B ...

B-
Fall

Fall is a light and entertaining read.  It didn’t rock my world (ahem), or leave my heart aching when it was done, and I honestly haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it now that I’m finished.  But.  Sometimes I want and need those things from a romance novel.  I was invested in the ...

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Managed

Every time I read a Kristen Callihan book I’m reminded how talented she is.  I love the variety in her storytelling (if you haven’t yet read her historical/fantasy series Darkest London, or her sports series Game On, you need to get on that), and in her characters.  Managed is a delightful and ...

B-
While the Duke Was Sleeping

AAR staffers Emily Wittmann and Sara Elliott were excited to discuss and share their thoughts on Sophie Jordan's While the Duke Was Sleeping, the first in her new Rogue Files series.  If you've read it, then we'd love to know what you thought of the book, too! Poppy Fairchurch is in love wit ...

C
A Date at the Altar

If you know nothing else about me, you should know I very rarely read books out of sequence.  When I’m assigned a book to review and it’s number two or three in a series, whenever possible, I seek out earlier books and read them in advance.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to re ...

C+
Twisted Palace

It’s hard to know where to start this review.  On the one hand, I enjoyed the series as a whole and could never have skipped Twisted Palace.  Unfortunately, this instalment - after all the double crosses, angst, murders and red herrings - was anticlimactic.  As usual, the story entertains and I ...

C
Enjoy the Dance

I’ve been on an m/m kick lately, and when this book was offered for review, I signed up for it based on little more than the book blurb, cover (it’s pretty great) and a nagging suspicion I was familiar with the author.  After a bit of digging, I discovered Ms. Cullinan is the author of a book o ...