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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 ...

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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 ...

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Bound to Happen

I don't think I'll ever forget where I was when I read Bound to Happen. I had started it on a flight from Denver to Newark and ended up finishing it as I sat for three hours on an airplane that never did take off. I was reading it in galley form and sharing with my sister as I finished pages. I thin ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Manhunting

Recently I finished reading a heartbreaking fantasy novel that left me in a blah mood and I was in dire need of a guaranteed funny read. Luckily I had one unread Crusie left in my tbr pile and it more than did the trick! At first glance Kate Svensen is the type of woman who is easy to envy. She's ...

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Love with the Proper Stranger

Suzanne Brockmann is a versatile writer. The Kissing Game is a sweet romantic comedy. Time Enough for Love is a time-travel romance and the three books in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous mini-series (Prince Joe, Forever Blue, and Frisco's Kid) are romantic adventure stories featuring my favorite group ...

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It Had To Be You

Hands down, this is the best screwball comedy romance I’ve ever read. I’m not sure why I overlooked Susan Elizabeth Phillips for so long, but after I picked up this novel I had to glom everything she wrote immediately. Phoebe Somerville is a blonde bombshell bimbo with a brain and heart that ...