Reviews by Mary Skelton

D
Rosehaven

After reading Jill Sorenson’s blog about “Dangerous Fantasies”, I checked my Goodreads list to see if I had read Catherine Coulter’s Rosehaven. I did not have it listed among the books I have read, so I decided to find a copy and see what Ms. Sorenson saw in this book. About thirty pages in, ...

C-
No One Like You

I have had this book for months and started reading it several times, then put it down for something more interesting. Then my daughter decided to get married and I had an excuse to leave it in my TBR pile. Well my daughter is safely wed and my excuses are no longer valid, so I knuckled under and fi ...

C-
No One Like You

I have had this book for months and started reading it several times, then put it down for something more interesting. Then my daughter decided to get married and I had an excuse to leave it in my TBR pile. Well my daughter is safely wed and my excuses are no longer valid, so I knuckled under and fi ...

C
The Bourbon Kings

I have read a few of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books and found them entertaining, but did not have quite the same enthusiasm as many of the fans of that series. So, I was somewhat intrigued to see she was writing a contemporary romance based on southern characters. Being born and raise ...

B-
Brown-Eyed Girl

It has been a long wait for Lisa Kleypas fans who have been anxious to read about Joe Travis and his story. As with any Kleypas book, Brown-Eyed Girl is well written, but it falls a little short in this reader’s opinion when compared to the other books in the Travis family series. I had to sit bac ...

A-
The Other Side of Midnight

This was my first book by Simone St. James, but will definitely not be my last. The Other Side of Midnight was a refreshing tale of intrigue and suspense set in the unusual era of post WWI England. I love romantic suspense as well as historical fiction, and while I have read a few authors who do bot ...

A-
Lady Be Good

This book is the third in Meredith Duran’s Rules for the Reckless series and it is the best of the lot so far. I love the unusual time setting for this series and the somewhat unconventional heroes and heroines. If you have been following Ms. Duran’s series, you will not want to miss this latest ...

B+
The Rake to Rescue Her

This book is the third title in Julia Justiss’ Ransleigh Rogues series and is probably the best of the lot. I reviewed the second book in this series and the “Rogues” sobriquet got on my nerves just a bit. But the “Rogues” aspect was toned down a bit in this installment and I think that wa ...

C+
Running Blind

This latest book by Cindy Gerard is the third in her One-Eyed Jacks series. I love romantic suspense and they seem to be thin on the ground so I always jump when a new one comes out. But the main reason I love romantic suspense is for the romance portion of the book, and this book was a little too ...

B+
The One in My Heart

This book is a departure from the Sherry Thomas norm. First, it is a contemporary romance and second, it is written in the first person point of view. Well, a good writer is a good writer no matter the genre and I really enjoyed Sherry Thomas’ contemporary debut. I think her historical romance fan ...