Reviews by Maria Rose

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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line is the third book in Audra North's Hard Driving series, and the first to feature the sometimes fractious relationship between the press and the race car drivers who rely, for good or bad, on their coverage. Ty Riggs is becoming an established name on the Riggs driving team, followi ...

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Wicked Burn

Rebecca Zanetti writes a variety of contemporary and paranormal romances. The ones I've read to date feature classic alpha male heroes and kick-ass heroines, both character types that I enjoy reading about. The Realm Enforcers series is a spinoff of her Dark Protectors series and Wicked Burn marks t ...

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Bittersweet

Sarina Bowen's first story in her True North series (known colloquially among bloggers as her 'Grumpy Farmers' series) is a lovely and lush romance set in the countryside of Vermont. Griff is a farmer. When his father passed away unexpectedly three years earlier while Griff was at college, his dream ...

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Under the Surface

Under the Surface is an apt title for this suspenseful, dramatic, and sexy romance seething with emotional undercurrents. It's part of the Alpha Ops series, though the first full length novel. The previous three were novellas featuring Navy SEALs, and the third one, The SEAL's Second Chance introduc ...

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Barely Breathing

Pamela Clare's Barely Breathing is the first novel in her new series Colorado High Country. As the highly successful author of the I-Team romantic suspense novels, she's become synonymous with high octane, action packed, sexy stories.This book takes a step back from all that action, but delivers ...

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The Siren's Dance

The Siren's Dance is a paranormal romance, unique in its setting and premise. It's the second in the Siren Romance series by Amber Belldene which began with The Siren's Touch. Each story is designed to be read as a standalone but characters from book one appear in book two. It combines Slavic mythol ...

C+
The One That Got Away

I've read and enjoyed previous stories by A.J. Pine and I was excited to read this first in the Kingston Ale House series. Craft breweries are becoming more popular as social venues, so it stands to reason that they would start to show up as subject matter in popular fiction. It’s a setting that ...

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I Wish You Were Mine

I Wish You Were Mine is the second story in Lauren Layne’s Oxford series, a spin-off of her Sex, Love and Stiletto series which featured the women of a Cosmospolitan-esque magazine. Similarly, Oxford is a GQ type of men’s magazine. The hero of this story, Jackson, has taken a job at Oxford as a ...