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The Black Hawk

In All About Romance’s review of The Black Hawk in November 2011, Jean Wan wrote, “Once in a while, during every reader's literary life, you encounter a book that reminds you why you are a reader. It renews your faith, if faith was lost; it rekindles your interest, if interest waned; and every ...

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Three Weeks with Lady X

I’ve admitted to having been underwhelmed by Eloisa James’ last two or three books, but she’s still an author whose books I’ve never been able to not read when they come out. I’m happy to report that she’s back on top form with Three Weeks with Lady X, a continuation of her Desperate Duc ...

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Take Me Home

As with many books I read, Take Me Home is something of a mixed bag. On the one hand, I liked the characters and the setting. However, the Big Secret in this story took way too long to get uncovered and as the book went on, my annoyance with the hero's secret keeping interfered with my enjoyment a ...

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Madame Tussaud

I’m nearly always up for a good war story, because let’s face it - the conflict practically writes itself. Madame Tussaud seemed like such a good idea; it’s set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, and features a protagonist who straddles both worlds. Madame Tussaud tutors a member o ...

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The Chocolate Thief

Romance lovers, I've solved the mystery of "whatever happened to Judith Ivory" - she changed her name and doctored her author photo so she could write fanciful contemporary romances about chocolatiers. Seriously, I thought of Ivory long before our hero and heroine got crazy on the stairs; the qualit ...

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The Chocolate Thief

There are two books in here. The first is for those who love Paris, and Parisians, unconditionally. The second is for those who love whirlwind romances and tales with a hint of the wacky. Now, normally I wouldn’t call those two mutually exclusive, but in this case, I definitely loved the one, and ...

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The Black Hawk (#17 on our Top 100 Romances list)

Once in a while, during every reader’s literary life, you encounter a book that reminds you why you are a reader. It renews your faith, if faith was lost; it rekindles your interest, if interest waned; and every word, every page, is a wonder. Adrian and Justine’s story is not only such a book an ...

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Hot Shot

Hot Shot belongs to Ms. Phillips’ earlier phase, an era of women’s fiction rather than the humorous, contemporary romances for which she is now known. My body automatically shudders at anything even vaguely epic or women’s fiction-y, so you can count me surprised out of my knickers when I real ...

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True Love and Other Disasters

True Love and Other Disasters is Rachel Gibson’s latest entry into the world of professional hockey players, and is just as enjoyable as her previous releases. Faith Duffy is the former stripper, former Playboy Playmate, and just-widowed trophy wife of Virgil Duffy, a rich man 51 years her seni ...

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The Sins of Lord Easterbrook

In my mind, Madeline Hunter stands for excellence in Medieval romance first and foremost. I faithfully (and a bit unenthusiastically) followed her through her subsequent Regency-set Seducer series, all the while debating if she should remain on my auto-buy list. Then along came the Rothwell series a ...