Reviews by Heather Brooks

C+
No Place to Run

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Maya Banks is an author I’ve been looking forward to reading as romantic suspense is suddenly becoming something of which I can’t get enough. While there are aspects of No Place to Run that I enjoyed, I wasn’t completely satisfied.As part of an undercover mission in Mexico to ta ...

B+
Shadowfever

As I pondered how to the write this review, I felt stymied because this is the book many readers have been anticipating for nearly six years as the culmination of the Fever series. My problem, as I write, is that everything seems like a spoiler simply because everything answers a question, while at ...

C
When Wicked Craves

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While I found this book mediocre at best, Ms. Beck has potential as a creative romance writer. However, since this is the third in the Shadow Keepers series and my first book by the author, I could have used a glossary for all the different creatures and alliances for readers like me who pick up ...

B-
The Year of Living Scandalously

This first book in a new series called The Secrets of Hadley Green is a story of good intentions gone terribly, terribly wrong. The book features interesting characters, missing jewels, and a mystery to solve.Keira Hannigan expects to see the world when her cousin Lily Boudine becomes a ...

C
Chains of Fire

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While I’ve read a few of Christina Dodd’s historicals, I hadn’t read any of her paranormals until now. Unfortunately, I found Chains of Fire, part of her Chosen Ones series, to be a lackluster experience I struggled to finish. In what appears to be a near alternate reality, ...

C-
Warrior Avenged

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If there was ever an argument for reading a series in order, I would have to say this book could certainly be used as evidence to support the claim. While there are some series books that certainly work as stand-alones, this second installment in The Sons of the Zodiac series isn’t one of them. ...

B-
Veil of Shadows

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Whenever I have the chance to review futuristic or other world novels, I jump at the opportunity. I’m a sucker for ‘em and have been since…..well, forever. Luckily, I enjoyed Veil of Shadows and have a new series to follow. Laisyn Carr is a captain in the rebel army stati ...

B
One Touch of Scandal

I’m not a huge fan of historical romance with paranormal elements, but I found Liz Carlyle’s One Touch of Scandal, the first in her new series, to be a ray of light in that particular romance niche.To describe Grace Gauthier as a woman down on her luck would be an understatement. The gruesom ...

A-
Crave

Wow. Just, wow. Crave left me almost speechless and pondering the intricacies of the characters and situations. Since I haven’t read Covet yet – something I will shortly correct – I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I can say that if you go into this one expecting or wanting traditional r ...

B+
Water Bound

This book marks another in a long line of firsts for me; it was my first Christine Feehan experience and one for which I had few expectations. Though linked to other Feehan novels, it marks the first in the new Sisters of the Heart series concerning six adoptive sisters. The characters alone made f ...