Reviews by Lynn Spencer

C-
Relentless

This is my first time reading anything from Crimson Romance, and I have to say it wasn't an entirely auspicious beginning. Relentless has a unique setting, and if it were a house, one might say it has good bones. The basic premise of the story definitely caught my interest, but the execution leaves ...

B
Relentless Seduction

Most of the Blaze books I've enjoyed have been fairly light, spicy reads. While still fun, Relentless Seduction hits a slightly darker tone and the vampire bar and vampire subculture that play important roles in the plot make this book stand out from others I've read. I can honestly say I've never ...

B-
Wrongfully Accused

As a romantic suspense debut, Wrongfully Accused comes on strong. Set in Washington DC, the plot involves a convoluted string of events involving everything from political maneuvering to adultery to terrorism. A likable heroine and intricate plotting carry the book and even if the events described s ...

B-
The Publicist: Book One

When I saw the blurb for this self-published novel, I'll admit it caught my eye. Christina George is, per the author's description, the pseudonym of someone who has worked 20+ years in the publishing industry and the book promises one author's view of the publishing world from the inside. And that p ...

C+
Waltz with a Stranger

Going into it, I knew that Waltz With a Stranger had been inspired by Edith Wharton, that it was set in the 1890s, that it featured American heiresses husband-hunting in Europe - all things that would make a story sound promising to me. And it really does have its good points. However, the story als ...

C
Beneath the Major's Scars

There are some fairytale plots I love more than others, and Beauty and the Beast is one of those stories that tends to draw my attention. There's something about that plot that just showcases the transforming power of love for me, not to mention the fact that, in the hands of a good author, it can m ...

B
Wildfire at Midnight

Mary Stewart is truly one of the greats. Her books, with their practical heroines and often exotic settings, appeal to the imagination, and she has a way of building tension throughout her narratives in such a way that it reels the reader in easily. Her writing has not only inspired all manner of ro ...

B+
Scorched

Laura Griffin knows how to tell a gripping story, so if you haven't been reading the Tracers series, you've been missing out. This series centered on the CSI expertise of the Delphi Center contains some great, edge-of-your-seat reads. Scorched is no exception, as we see forensic anthropologist Kelse ...

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Provoked

Provoked is actually Book 5 in Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protectors series, but don't let that put you off. I've only read 1 1/2 of the other books in the series and had no trouble following the action in this one. What might put you off instead is the knowledge that lurking within this book lies just ...

C-
Lady Gone Bad

I like a good Western and I enjoy discovering good, new-to-me authors, so I thought I'd give Lady Gone Bad a try. From the plot and the back cover blurb, one gets the impression that it's supposed to be an action-packed road romance. Reality falls short somewhat, though, as vague plotting and haphaz ...