Reviews by Christine Peterson

B+
Run For Your Life

Genuine suspense is hard to find in fiction these days, which is why I was so impressed by Andrea Kane's Run For Your Life. It's a well-written, beautifully paced thriller with a surprising outcome. Since the Grisham well seems to have run dry, I think this would make an excellent movie. Victo ...

C-
Better Than Ever/Mejor Que Nunca

Better Than Ever is part of Kensington's ambitious Encanto line, which features the same story in English and Spanish. In previous AAR reviews the consensus seems to be that the stories are okay, but not great. This installment also fits that description. It's been seven years since Maya Alfon ...

C
All I Want For Christmas

Anthology
All I Want For Christmas is my first romance anthology. It offers a good sampling of styles and something for every taste: Western, European Historical, Contemporary, old lovers and new. ...

F
Wild Enough For Willa

I've encountered many characters in my time. Some I liked, some I didn't care about, a few I loved. Not since the time I read Harold Robbins have I came across a character I disliked as immediately and thoroughly as Luke McKade, the hero of Wild Enough For Willa. When we meet Luk ...

C-
Three's A Charm

Some people like vampires, but I've always been fond of witches. Who needs eternal life when you can conjure things out of thin air or influence people? The witch characters were what drew me to Three's A Charm and I liked them more than the mortals, but in the end I think I would have had more fun ...

B
Ask Me Again

Whatever you do, do not judge this book by the cover, because it's guaranteed to give you pause. It looks like the couple ran into each at Starbucks and started ripping their clothes off. I figure it must have been chosen because the book is set in New York City, where there is a Starbucks on every ...

D
Three Wishes

Sugar Mountain, Colorado is geography's Sybil. One minute it's Mayberry: full of good folks who eat dinner at six o'clock and cheerfully yield the right of way. The next it's the town without pity, populated by small-minded grudge-holding bores who would bring back the stockade if they could. This i ...

B+
Third Time Lucky

Do you feel lucky when you get more than you expect? If so, I strongly recommend this book. It has everything: romance, humor, great characters, mystery, and family secrets. I rarely laugh out loud while reading, not when I'm supposed to anyway, but this gave my smile muscles a good workout while en ...

C-
Northern Nights

Northern Nights is a well-researched account of relations not just between Indians and whites, but also between different Indians tribes in the Northwest. It is also a formulaic story of a white woman taken captive by a handsome chief. Isaac (or Fights With Wealth) is both Tsimas ...

B+
Midnight Rainbow

If there's a setting more romantic than a savage steamy jungle, I haven't found it. Anyone who's fantasized about being alone in the wilderness with Indiana Jones will be lost in this tale before you can say "malaria vaccine." In the market for a Road Romance? Look no further.The stor ...