Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

B-
Behind Enemy Lines

This promising debut by Golden Heart winner Cindy Dees should appeal to fans of action and military romances. Air Force Captain Annie O'Donnell is high over the jungles of the fictional South American country of Gavarone, evacuating a special forces group. She's got one man ...

C+
The Man on the Cliff

Kate Neeson is a freelance writer from Santa Monica, California. She finally has a chance to work full time at a magazine, but first she needs a really big story. So she goes to Ireland to find out the truth behind singer Moruadh Maguire's death: was it an accident or murder? Kate, who'd had a ...

D
Gwyneth and the Thief

I am not a stickler for historical accuracy by any stretch of the imagination and I might have let the questionable plot points of this book slide by had the story been good enough. Alas, the plot was so reminiscent of an animated Disney movie that I kept waiting for little woodland animals to burst ...

C-
The Chase

How many of you out there have picked up a book looked at the cover blurb and thought, "Hmmm...this has potential." You flip it open and start to read, and think to yourself that the author has an easy-to-read style and a nice pace, this won't be to bad. Only to find yourself at 2 a.m. banging your ...

B
Samantha and the Cowboy

Last month I started glomming Lorraine Heath's books: fortunately for me she has a relatively small backlist. I had a bit of good timing, in that she had just released a new book for Avon's young adult line: Samantha and the Cowboy. As with anyone in glom-mode, I snatched it up and read it. S ...

C
Her Lord Protector

Lord Andrew Harrington has come to the kingdom of Montebello to visit his aunt Gwendolyn, the queen. Montebello is currently enjoying a precarious peace with the neighboring kingdom of Tamir, and Drew learns how uncertain that peace is when a bomb goes off just as he disembarks the plane. Fortunatel ...

B
Body Electric

No one could ever accuse Susan Squires of being in a rut. Danegeld, her first book, was a Dark Ages Medieval about the Saxons and Vikings. Her second, Sacrament, involved a vampire during the Regency. Now she tackles artificial intelligence in the near future. Victoria "Vic" Barnhardt works f ...

B-
His Private Nurse

Don't let the blah title keep you from picking up His Private Nurse. While it didn't blow me away, I found an interesting story with a very likable heroine. Royce Lawler is in the middle of a nasty custody battle with his ex-wife, Pamela, when he's nearly killed falling down the stairs. The cons ...

B+
Hard Eight

It's no secret that I was deeply disappointed in Janet Evanovich's last book, Seven Up, and I swore up and down that I was not going to read Hard Eight. No way, no sir, no how. Then I got an email asking me to review it, and well, I'm not an idiot who'd pass up a free book by a formerly-beloved aut ...

B-
Midnight Confessions

New Orleans is an occupied city in 1862, and the locals have no reason to trust the Union military currently in charge. So when a respected Creole doctor, Henri Santerre, is mysteriously murdered while visiting the graves of friends, few expect the murderer to be pursued or caught - especially Emman ...