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Taming the Night

Paula Detmer Riggs is one writer who has never disappointed me. I have all of her Silhouette category novels and have enjoyed each and every one of them. When I read one of her books, I know I can expect a story that engages me and characters who are memorable. Taming the Night is a bo ...

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Cool Shade

Eddie Berlin is a tortured hero with a difference. Haunted by the past, he drinks too much, he meets with prostitutes in a neglected farmhouse, and he is agoraphobic (agoraphobia is literally fear of the marketplace). Yet he is also sensitive and quietly heroic. Maddie Smith, the product of a dysfun ...

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The Drifter

(Sigh) Gosh, I don't know...this is one of those books that's hard to review, because there are probably many readers who will like this book a lot, probably better than I did. Not that I didn't like it; I did. The Drifter is very well written - beautiful imagery, vivid descriptions of the Northwest ...

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Simply Irresistible

My brain is full of factoids. That makes me a great Jeopardy player but it's kind of frustrating because sometimes I can't remember where I read a certain thing. Anyway, I read somewhere that editors of romance novels think readers don't like books about athletes. Well editors, this reader loves the ...

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Checkmate

I'd like to mention the work of Dorothy Dunnett. This author, though a historical novelist and not a romance author, has had a profound effect on my romance writing, and I'd say that her novel Checkmate is one of the best romances ever written. However, it's the last in a series of six thick book ...