Reviews by Jennifer Schendel

B-
Hurricane Bay

Private investigator Dane Whitelaw appears to be minding his own business when Kelsey Cunningham marches into to the local watering hole demanding the whereabouts of their childhood friend, Sheila Warren. Dane brushes off Kelsey's concern with the excuse that Sheila's probably run off with some new ...

B-
Still of the Night

Stella St. Vallier has come home to try and save her family's sugar cane plantation, Shadow Oaks. Still in mourning for her parents, who were killed in a freak car accident, Stella isn't sure she has what it takes to save the family legacy. Things go from bad to worse when she catches a local strip ...

C-
Danger's Promise

Have you heard the one about the big, bad lord of the castle whose name strikes fear in the heart of every man, woman or child that hears it, and has his servants avoiding him like the plague? That is, of course, until the lovely and feisty heroine shows up and realizes he's nothing more than a big ...

B+
True Valor

During a rescue in Ecuador gone bad, Air Force Major Bruce "Striker" Stanton, a Pararescue Jumper (PJ for short), realizes he only has three regrets in life: "Not having a dog. A house. A wife." As soon as he gets stateside he immediately rectifies the first two things on the list. The third is goin ...

B
In the Blink of an Eye

At the beginning of each month I go to the Harlequin website and read the blurbs for all new releases. Occasionally I find one or two that intrigue me, but rarely do I end up buying them. Well, this time I picked up the book that I found the most interesting and I just may have found a new author to ...

B
Claiming the Highlander

If you like your history light, your characters amusing, and a nice story to just put a smile on your face, then you'll enjoy the latest offering by Kinley MacGregor. Tired of watching their husbands, sons, and brothers die in a feud between their clans, the women of the MacAllis ...

D-
Lost In Your Arms

A while back, after hearing positive feedback about Christina Dodd I picked up Move Heaven and Earth. While not a keeper, it was a good enough read that when the chance came to review her upcoming release, Lost in Your Arms, I jumped at it. There was a fantastic improvement in the quality of the pr ...

B
Cordina's Crown Jewel

Camilla is a royal princess of Cordina, a fictional Mediterranean principality, and she's on the verge of a breakdown after a charity function in Washington, D.C. where she was once again mobbed by the paparazzi. Deciding enough is enough Camilla plans to run away and try life as an ordinary person ...

A
Out of Control

I was a little worried after finishing Over the Edge. How could any book follow it up? Then I got my hands on Out of Control and realized that it not only lived up to my expectations, but exceed them. Once again Suzanne Brockmann has proven her talent for interweaving storylines, setting a lightning ...

C+
Romancing Riley

Last year I read Lane's debut, the contemporary romance Reinventing Romeo, and while I liked it, it was no great shakes. After finishing Romancing Riley I find myself with a similar opinion: nice story, but nothing spectacular. Riley Callahan is the daughter of a rock star, Max, who is current ...