Reviews by Leigh Thomas

C
Mr. Complete

Mr. Complete is the kind of book that left me more impressed with the author than the book itself. Sheridon Smythe writes with a lively and engaging style that shows she has potential for delivering a good romantic comedy, but this story doesn't really work. When a paid escort r ...

B-
Secret Passage

Secret Passage is another thrillingly different entry in Amanda Stevens's Quantum Men series. The story is so unique that it earns a recommendation based on that alone, but it's also a somewhat frustrating read that could have been so much more. In 1943, Camille Somersby is a wom ...

B-
The Shadow Runners

The Shadow Runners, the third book in the 2176 series, has much to recommend about it. The heroine is a tough, gritty, and emotionally conflicted fighter struggling to survive on some of the future's meanest streets. She may be my favorite heroine yet in this series. The book adds new information to ...

B+
To the Limit

New author Virginia Kelly makes an impressive debut with her first book for Silhouette Intimate Moments, To the Limit. It's a sharply written and complex tale, and hopefully just the first of many books from a fresh new talent. Mary Beth Williams came to the South American country of San Mate ...

B-
The Unknown Twin

The Unknown Twin has a somewhat far-fetched premise, but readers who can get past that should find the sweet romance and likable characters make up for it.Lauren Conway moved to Courage Bay, California, to advance her career as a cartoonist. The local newspaper agreed to let her write her ow ...

D+
Legally Binding

Legally Binding is the second book in a trilogy called Shotgun Sallys. The first book, Susan Kearney's Out for Justice, was pretty lame, with a dimwitted heroine who was supposedly Out for Justice after the murder of her brother, but who mostly seemed Out to Get Laid since she spent half the time fo ...

D
Denim Detective

The front cover of Denim Detective features a picture of a giant butt floating in the sky. Oddly enough, that's not what the book is about, although the silly image does suit the very silly story inside. It's actually about a bunch of hysterical people running around like headless chickens. Frankly, ...

B
Whose Child?

Whose Child? is a surprisingly effective family drama that hits all the right emotional notes. For readers who enjoy the kind of quietly moving story that really touches the heart, this is a good one. When Lexie Jacobs agreed to be a surrogate for her friend David Mitchell, she didn't know the t ...

A-
The Man That Got Away

Harper Allen's The Man That Got Away is one of the most original debut romances I've ever come across, and one of my favorites. A time-travel romance with an unusual setting - 1930s Hollywood - it's brimming over with creativity, excitement, emotion and a lot of heart. Most of all, it's just a lot o ...

C+
One Eye Open

One Eye Open, the new werewolf romance by Karen Whiddon, is a book that walked the thin line between getting a recommendation and not. It's a flawed book, but every once in a while it would become good enough that it raised my opinion of it. And then it would remind me of what I found annoying in th ...