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B
Man of the Year

I love baseball and haven’t read a Harlequin American Romance in years, so when I saw Man of the Year on the list of books to be reviewed, I asked for it. Lisa Ruff’s debut novel turned out to be a pleasant read indeed. The Seattle Rainiers baseball team is not popular at all. Scandals over t ...

A
The Tea Rose

I picked up The Tea Rose on a whim a couple of years ago. I’d never heard of the author, but the cover was beautiful and the summary sounded promising. After several days of smiling, laughing, and crying my way through the book, I was so glad for that whim, because the story immediately became a f ...

B-
Never Lie to a Lady

Liz Carlyle begins her new trilogy with Never Lie to a Lady, a somewhat uneven book in terms of momentum, but one that I ultimately enjoyed due to the interesting characters - both old and new. Xanthia Neville and her brother Kieran, the new Baron Rothewell, have recently arrived in London from t ...

B
One Night Standards

Cathy Yardley is one Blaze author I make a point to read. Even when her books don't entirely work for me (as was the case with her last release, Jack & Jilted), they're still a cut above the norm, mostly because they feature a strong story at their core. Her Blazes feel like stories with sex, ra ...

A
Match Me If You Can

Susan Elizabeth Phillips easily rates as one of my top three favorite romance authors. I mourned the ending of her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series in 2001, and was therefore delighted to discover that Match Me If You Can not only provides us with a fascinating new twosome, but also features one ...

B+
Personal Assets

If you’re not familiar with Emma Holly’s name, you should be aware that her books are a bit different from other romance novels. Before moving into the historical romance arena, she wrote straight erotica for Black Lace, among other publishers. Classifying this book is difficult as it is more se ...

B
Miss Scott Meets Her Match

Sometimes, the best revolutions are done quietly, without fanfare. Laura Paquet's Miss Scott Meets Her Match is one such quiet revolution, a traditional Regency Romance that toys with its traditional constraints, while understanding its limits. The author uses some traditional Regency set-ups, but a ...

B-
Sizzle

Sizzle is a slim 92-page novella from Harlequin's short-lived Stolen Moments series. Only 18 books were published in this series, but this is the only one I've ever seen. It's mainly remembered and sought after because it is one of Jennifer Crusie's first appearances in print (although two of her ...

A
Paradise

Part of me is always afraid to reread an old favorite, especially if I originally read it in my pre-reviewing days. What if it doesn't measure up? What if it's not as good as I remembered? With Paradise, I needn't have worried. I started it during a week when I had about a million other things to do ...

A
Trust Me

Millionaire computer nerd Sam Stark has just been left at the altar - again - and while an engagement ring can be returned, those little hors d'oevres can't. So caterer Desdemona Wainright grits her teeth and walks in with her bill. Stark promptly shocks her with his forthrightness: "Do you think it ...