Arizona

B-
Faking Reality

Faking Reality is a sprightly and fun romance about a girl trying to avoid love – and the way love finds her anyway.  It feels very young though, so older readers might not enjoy it, especially because the characters feel a little underwritten, and the way the heroine’s parents react to the mac ...

B
The Engineer

The Engineer is the novella-length first instalment in C.S. Poe’s Steampunk AU Magic & Steam series, and it’s an entertaining mash up of magic, steampunk and Wild West historical. Magic caster and Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam Gillian Hamilton is sent to Shallow Grav ...

C-
A Distance Too Grand

A Distance Too Grand is the first book in the American Wonders series highlighting epic locations in the United States. This book takes place in the Grand Canyon and is all about a guy, a girl and the things we do for love. Meg Pero is a determined woman.  Raised by her father, a famous photogra ...

B+
Perfect Kind of Trouble

The first book in Chelsea Fine’s Finding Fate trilogy, Best Kind of Broken, was nearly a DIK. So when I finally found the time to jump into the second installment, Perfect Kind of Trouble, I had very high expectations. To be sure, I thoroughly enjoyed Daren and Kayla’s story and can easily recom ...

B
Trouble In Store

What do you do when your life blows up? If you are the type of heroine I prefer, you dust yourself off and move on. That is exactly what happens with the main character of this novel after she is betrayed, rejected, and finds herself clutching at the smallest of opportunities in the hope of starting ...

B
White Heat

I find the mentality behind cults intriguing, so when I heard that White Heat, Brenda Novak's latest series opener, was set against the infiltration of a cult, I knew that I would want to read it. The story has a dark intensity that keeps readers turning pages, and I'll definitely be picking up the ...

B-
Infamous

This is my first Suzanne Brockmann and I’m relieved to start with this one since beginning the Troubleshooters series seems such a daunting task. I’m pleased to say, however, that after this one, I’m looking forward to tackling that intimidating backlist. Dr. Alison Carter has sp ...

A-
Fairyville

Emma Holly is just a pleasure to read. Sexy, erotic, hot, steamy, it’s true, but also smooth, considered, well-crafted, and oh-so-easy to read. Holly is one of those writers whose writing never gets in the way of the story. Fairyville, Arizona isn’t like other towns. Fairyvillers are alwa ...

B
Whispers

While I read a paranormal romance every now and then, I can’t recall reading an old-fashioned ghost story so reminiscent of 1950s horror flicks wherein a reluctant hero must rush to save everybody in a house that is best described as haunted. Set in the notorious town of Diablo Springs, Arizona, W ...

D
The Mavericks

The Mavericks, Leigh Greenwood's recent novel set in the Old West, is the latest in The Cowboys series, stories about a family of a dozen adopted boys, most of whom have already been featured in books of their own. This one is unusual as it tells the story of two of these brothers, with each of them ...