Reviews by Enya Young

B+
Gentle Conquest

I miss Signet Regencies. One day when I had a hankering for a quality Regency, I did something I'd been longing to do but never got around to: I went down to the library and parked myself for three hours with an old Mary Balogh I'd never before read.By page 45 I was panicking. Was I seriously re ...

C-
Seduce Me

There's a fine distinction between ennui and boredom. Ennui is having fun talking about how bored you are while true boredom is one of the most frustrating things on the planet. That was my experience with Ms. Hart's latest book. Fielding Grey, treasure hunter, has been hired b ...

B-
Bengal's Heart

Sigh.  Just what I need.  Another author to glom. The Breeds are a secret genetically engineered species combining animal predators and humans, and 20 years ago the truth of the Breeds came out.  Since then, they have fought for their rights and struggled against the prejudice still rampant ...

B+
Mastered by Love

It worked.  It really, really worked. Royce Varisey, aka Dalziel, mega-spymaster, has just become the tenth Duke of Wolverstone.  His involvement in espionage 16 years ago estranged him from his father, but they are on the brink of reconciliation when his father dies.  Now, havin ...

B-
Wickedly Ever After

 Sometimes, it helps not to take books (romance or otherwise) too seriously.  Despite a host of problems I closed Wickedly Ever After with a smile on my face, and that counts for a lot.  But that is not to say that the book doesn't have its problems. If 80% of historicals have m ...

B
The Price of Passion

Actually, this one isn't half bad. Kate Crawford has been Drake Daniels' sporadic lover for the past two years. When she discovers she is pregnant, she tracks down the semi-reclusive author to his hidey hole to spend time with him outside of bed and see if they have a future toge ...

D-
The Pretender's Crown

Well. It's unusual, at least.Belinda Primrose is a spy and assassin for Lorraine, the queen of a country on a map that looks suspiciously like 1588 Europe. Belinda is also a magician (called witchlords in this alternate historical fantasy), and happens to be Lorraine’s bastard daughter, the pr ...

C+
Dangerous Games

Occasionally I need to realign my perspective of romance novels, rather like shoving my glasses up my nose. Realistically, as long as I'm entertained and my eyes aren't rolling around in their sockets for four hours straight, the book counts as a decent read. Dangerous Games almost fits the bill, ...

C
Edge of Dawn

Everyone is writing paranormals these days. Patti O'Shea, according to her backlist, has written nothing but and I'd be lying if I didn't say I wish she would stop and turn to straight contemporaries. The world delineated in Edge of Dawn, one of magic and secret parallel worlds ...

C
His Lady Mistress

If the character is written well, the advantage to a downtrodden heroine is that I feel genuinely glad when her fortunes take a permanent upturn, but if she's too downtrodden, she apes the hearthrug. And if the hero is doing a lot of the trodding, then I can't help feeling she could have done bette ...