astronomy

B+
Love and the Laws of Motion

Love and the Laws of Motion is an enjoyable tale of unexpected love between a reclusive astrophysicist and a brilliant, but slightly misguided computer hacker. It’s the second book in Amanda Weaver’s The Romano Sisters trilogy and, like the first book, it’s a delightful read full of lovable ch ...

B+
P*rn Star

In an industry more known for its women, superstar Logan O’Toole is the male face of porn. Years earlier, he filmed a scene with Devi Dare, and he can’t get her out of his mind. After a chance meeting at a party, he offers her the co-starring role in his new project, a reality-style web series t ...

B
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics opens with the wedding of Lucy Muchelney’s ex-lover, Priscilla Carmichael. Still struggling to come to terms with the death, six months earlier, of her beloved father - to whom Lucy had been an unacknowledged apprentice - this latest abandonment is too muc ...

C-
Wish Upon a Duke

Erica Ridley’s story about astronomy, fear, and flirtation, Wish Upon a Duke, has a few charming points but subjects us to a hero who thinks that the heroine is a hopeless ninny. Gloria Goodwin, daughter of a the Royal Navy captain, runs a stargazing lecture at Marlowe Castle called sky-walking ...

B+
Twice Tempted

Twice Tempted is the fifth instalment in Eileen Dreyer’s Drake’s Rakes series, and follows neatly on from book four, Once a Rake. During the course of that book, twin sisters Fiona and Mairead Ferguson learned that their brother, Ian, had been killed following his unsuccessful attempt to assassi ...

C
Starlight

This book was an eel. It was trying to drink soup with a fork. Well, I didn’t catch that eel, and I didn’t have soup for dinner. What I have is enough frustration to blow off the roof because on some level, I still have no idea what I read.         This makes me sad, because I was ra ...

A
Lady Elizabeth's Comet

Heroines with a scientific bent seem a dime a dozen in historical romance at the moment; some of them are credible, others less so. One of the earliest and most convincing heroines of this kind that I know of is Lady Elizabeth Conway in Sheila Simonson’s Lady Elizabeth’s Comet, which was first p ...

B
Halfway to Heaven

Halfway to Heaven is a book I’ll not soon forget, not only because it was a good book, but because of the circumstances under which I read it. I read it during a time of national tragedy, when I was stuck in another state, without my family. When I couldn’t watch the news anymore, I took refuge ...