Reviews by Laurie Shallah

B
Bewitched

If I had only word to describe Bewitched it would be romantic. While most romance novels rely heavily on action-driven plots, poor communication or lusty whirlwind relationships Bewitched instead takes another route. It brings together two people who become friends long before they are able to becom ...

C-
A Candle in the Window

I was hoping to read and review A Candle In The Window before Christmas-time because the "holiday spirit" literally permeates the book. Unfortunately, putting the book down after the riveting and emotional first few chapters was far too easy, and it took me over three weeks to finish this sometimes ...

B
Meredith's Wish

What would you do if a genie suddenly popped out of your cell phone? Well, if he looked anything like the stern, arms-crossed guy on the cover of Meredith's Wish I know I'd be dusting off my sneakers and practicing my sprinting skills! But don't let the picture scare you off, because between the cov ...

C-
The Black Rose

If you're a die-hard futuristic fan you'll no doubt find a lot to like in The Black Rose because it contains some interesting ideas along with a sexy, if enigmatic, hero. But if you're looking for a memorable romance along with the nifty futuristic setting, you may find yourself as disappointed as I ...

B+
The Bride and The Beast

We all know the current trend: romance author hits the big time and scores a hardcover deal. Of course we're thrilled that our favorite writer is finally garnering the attention she deserves, but secretly we cringe because we fear we've lost yet "another one" to mainstream fiction or gritty suspense ...

B+
Kiss the Cook

Got the reading doldrums after reading a dreary or disappointing book? Can't seem to find a sexy romance that will make you smile from ear to ear? Well, I've found a book that may temporarily cure your reading woes. It's a skinny little series romance called Kiss The Cook and it's a major steal at ...

C+
Potent Charms

Overly arrogant bossy heroes, flawless in face and body and always wealthy beyond belief, rarely appeal to me. In fact, they usually annoy me pretty quickly. When I discovered that the hero of Potent Charms fit all of these qualifications and then some, I groaned aloud at what I was convinced would ...

B
The Cinderella Solution

What're the odds of finding two great stories under the covers of one book? Slim to none? Heck, some months I have difficulty locating just one entertaining story. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that both stories in the latest Harlequin Duets were enjoyable and contained characters worth ...

A
Say Yes

What're the odds of finding two great stories under the covers of one book? Slim to none? Heck, some months I have difficulty locating just one entertaining story. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that both stories in the latest Harlequin Duets were enjoyable and contained characters worth ...