addiction

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Damaged Goods

The first novel in Ainslie Paton’s Sidelined series, Offensive Behavior, generated a lot of positive reviews and attention last year. Though I haven't yet had a chance to read it, when I heard that the second book, Damaged Goods (also a standalone) would be released soon, I took a look at the syno ...

B+
Don't Let Go

Brady Connors had no intention of living the rest of his life in sleepy Hope, Oklahoma. After a family tragedy forces his hand, he sets up a temporary custom motorcycle shop and hopes to fly completely under the radar. Bakery owner Megan Lee is determined to foil his wallflower plan and tempts him i ...

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Rock Wedding

Rock Wedding is the fourth and final instalment of Ms. Singh’s popular Rock Kiss series, which tells the stories of Schoolboy Choir, one of the world’s foremost rock bands. Abe, the keyboard player, knows he found lightning in a bottle when he married Sarah, and was a complete idiot for pushing ...

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Rock N Soul

Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby is an unexpected gem; funny, emotional and sexy. I am surprised it seems to have slipped under the reviewing radar. Tyler Lindsey is a bellboy at a nice Boston hotel. He has an okay girlfriend, an okay apartment, an okay life. Then one day he enters a wealthy rock ...

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Redeemed

I loved Redeemed, even with its dark subject matter and deeply flawed characters. Ms. O’Keefe has a masterful touch and capably leads the reader out of the darkness and into the light as the story concludes. Though I’m often frustrated by short stories, this is lush with detail and engaging from ...

B
The Dark Affair

The Dark Affair is the third book in Ms. Claremont’s Mad Passions series, and features James Stanhope, Viscount Powers, who was an intriguing secondary character in the previous book in the series, Lady in Red. In fact, I found him so intriguing, that I was far more interested in him than in the h ...

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Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice is easily my favorite Duran book of the last few years. After having loved a few of hers in the past, I struggled with the last three as they had themes that didn’t really resonate with me. Happily, her newest effort really worked, and I finished the book a happy reader. The book ...

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Rush

I liked this book, so it’s really unfortunate that I chose it not realizing it was the third title in a series. This was unfortunate because Rush could have been a great book if I hadn’t spent so much time confused and wishing I’d read the two preceding titles in the proper order. Five year ...

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An Outlaw in Wonderland

An Outlaw in Wonderland sounded like it was right up my alley. A Union doctor who spies in a Confederate hospital? A Virginia heroine with mixed loyalties? Sign me up! Or not. All the exciting stuff on the back cover takes place at the beginning of the book, which rapidly devolves into kitchen sink ...

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Against the Tide

Anyone who has ever spent the night pacing the floors with a teething baby knows just how desperate a person can get when trying to soothe a child. Many parents become frantic for a solution. In the mid-1800's such a solution came in the form of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It quieted restless, pa ...