Reviews by Alexandra Anderson

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Deep River Promise

Sometimes I feel a bit like a damaged romance heroine when I open a book by a new-to-me author. You know the trope - she's been hurt by love before, and is wary of trying again. But eventually the hero hits the right notes with her, so she cautiously starts to trust and eventually love him. Reading ...

B+
The Lady Brewer of London

I started The Lady Brewer of London on an afternoon where I had just a few minutes of free time between errands - a grievous mistake. This is an epic, set in fifteenth-century England, and not easy to put down. Between the romance, intrigue, and historical detail, there's a lot to enjoy in this stor ...

B
Her Kind of Cowboy

If you're interested in a bout of contemporary romance escapism, Her Kind of Cowboy certainly fits the bill. This is the second book in Dylann Crush's Tying the Knot in Texas series, and it involves a large wedding, penguins, and hot Texas weather. Three things that are pretty distant from my life r ...

C
The Stormbringer

The Stormbringer is a fantasy romance set in something like a post-apocalyptic world, about a century after a tyrant named Thyran blazed a path of destruction through the land. Even as people struggle to recover from Thyran's legacy of harsh winters and roaming monsters, word comes that he is coming ...

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Defending the Galaxy

Defending the Galaxy is the third and final book in Maria Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series, and it's a fitting end to an engrossing trilogy of books. If you haven't read the first two, I would stop here and pick up book one, Navigating the Stars. One of the best things about these novels are ...

B
Love is a Rogue

Over the past few years, I've found myself reading fewer historical romances, compared to a growing love of paranormal/fantasy series. So it was refreshing to pick up Love Is a Rogue for review and escape back to England for a few days. This book is the start of Bell's new Wallflowers vs Rogues seri ...

B+
A Princess for Christmas

I'm honestly not a huge fan of books about royalty, but A Princess for Christmas was just the lighthearted romp I needed this month. It's a book full of sweet characters who don't take themselves too seriously, even joking that their lives are like something out of a Hallmark movie.Princess Mari ...

B+
Kind of a Big Deal

If ever a story was designed to be read amidst a worldwide pandemic and lockdown, it would be Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale. Without mentioning the pandemic at all, it manages to perfectly capture the feeling of being cut off from the world and in need of an escape - a feeling that I have share ...

B+
The Legal Affair

Books like The Legal Affair are why I love reviewing. Prior to this, I had no experience with Nisha Sharma or the Legal Briefs series. I started The Legal Affair with nothing more than a passing interest in the blurb about a self-made female CEO and corporate intrigue. I finished it with that satisf ...

B
Want You to Want Me

Want You to Want Me grew on me. It's a standalone romance set in the well-developed world of the Minnesota Lund family, and at first I was ambivalent about the large cast of characters. But as the story played out, I grew to like the main couple as well as their family and friends.Gabriella (Gab ...