Reviews by Diana Ketterer

A-
The Sinner's Tale

Just to set expectations at the right level, this is not a romance. There is a female protagonist, and a male protagonist, but they live six hundred years apart. Never mind about that female for now; let's talk about the male, because he owns this story. Sir Guy de Bryan is a confidant of King Edwa ...

C
Love of My Life

Word on the street is that Regencies are a dying breed, which is too bad, especially now that publishers have finally given them some really nice covers. This book has a lovely cover. But it also has a self-absorbed hero who decides to hurt someone else to make himself feel better. Oh, dear. Maybe t ...

C-
Crazy for You

I opened this book feeling sympathetic to the author: there's a typo in the cover quote! (Either that, or someone email me what a "sexy ramp" is.) Also, I had just watched a show about the Titanic, and was really keen to read about the tragic flapper ghost haunting an old luxury liner. Sadly, I only ...

C
Honk if You Love Real Men

Anthology
Confession time: I thought this book was a Brava, like the Bad Boys anthologies. Nope; it's alike a Brava on Cialis. Four Tales of Erotic Romance, announces the cover, along with a helpful bright orange HOT sticker. Hot is right - all of these have the heat for an "erotic" label. That "romance" labe ...

D
Wicked Nights

Vampire romances are obviously a very hot market right now, and I picked up Wicked Nights expecting a variation on the dark, brooding, lonely creature of the night finally discovering his heart isn't dead after all. I kind of like that story. Unfortunately, I didn't find it here. Donna Nolan is a ...

B-
Return of the Warrior

It seems like there are fewer and fewer good medievals, so I opened Return of the Warrior with fingers crossed. Although it wasn't exactly original, with its wounded hero with a group of nicknamed friends (it's part of MacGregor's Brotherhood of the Sword series), it was fairly rewarding. The bigges ...

C-
Wednesday's Child

Technically, this book is romantic suspense. There is a complicated, emotional suspense plot, and there is a little bit of romance on the side. While this is not bad, per se, both of these elements need to work together to make a great book. In this case, they're almost unrelated. Su ...

B
Dishing It Out

Dishing It Out is part of the doomed Flipside line. I'm not a big reader of series romance, but if more Flipsides were like this one, I doubt Harlequin would be pulling its plug. The cover is silly, but this is a nice little story. Marie Simmons is finally turning a financial and professional co ...

C
Play Dates

For those readers who think Chick Lit is all about spoiled, status-conscious Manhattanites, this book will do nothing to dissuade you. Replace the Manolo Blahniks with a kid, and that's what you've got here. Instead of shelling out a small fortune she can't afford on the latest designer shoes, the h ...

D+
About Last Night

About Last Night appealed to me because the hero is a college professor, and I loooooove smart men. Sadly, I should have checked to see if the heroine matched him in the I.Q. department...she didn't. Miranda Carter and Colin Jacobs grew up together in a small town in Maine, the best ...