anxiety

B
Better Than People

I like dogs and cats, and I like shifter stories that center ‘pack’.  Unfortunately, despite these things - and my fondness for this author’s work - I didn’t really like Better Than People.  No, it isn’t a shifter story.  But animals and pack are at its heart, and if you aren’t a big ...

A
The Professor's Green Card Marriage

Beware of judging a book by its title. Had I listened to my inner book snob, I would not have read Heidi Cullinan’s beautiful romance The Professor’s Green Card Marriage. I had passed over the novel a few times because I believed the clunky title to be too literal and uninspired for my tastes. B ...

A
A Delicate Deception

A Delicate Deception is a sparkler of a tale, featuring a complex heroine, a winning hero, a great romance and memorable secondary characters. Amelia Allenby has come to the Derbyshire countryside with her friend and former governess Georgiana to get away from the prying eyes of society after cau ...

C-
Dirty Letters

Dirty Letters works as a good romance and a good character study, but had some annoying flaws that kept it far away from the higher grades.  Which is too bad, because I definitely think parts of it are worth a read, and the style of writing is excellent. With the encouragement of her psychiatris ...

A
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a gem of a book! Abbi Waxman has brought us a delightful heroine in Nina Hill – she’s smart, sassy, quirky, and charming. I fell in love at first read with Nina and her bookish ways and swoonworthy book shelves. Nina Hill is the only child of a globetrotting p ...

A-
Emergency Contact

College is a much better fit than high school for odd, self-contained Penny Lee, getting her away from her bland high school boyfriend and her teenybopper mom. While getting a fresh start at the University of Texas, she meets Sam Becker, who’s living above the coffee shop where he bakes and makes ...

A-
Whispering Rock

It seems to me that romance readers are always worrying over the “forced seduction” book. Is it coming back? Is it really about rape? Can violent, abusive men be heroes? I loved Whispering Rock because it made those stories look shallow. Here all of the pain and suffering that someone experience ...

B
The Master's Plan

There's nothing as irresistible as a larger-than-life hero: a demon Earl, a maurading Viking, a devil-may-care race car driver. But sometimes I'm in the mood for someone a little more - real. You know, someone who could actually interact with me. In The Master's Plan, LaVerne St. George delivers a s ...