chicago

B+
Hush

I don't read a lot of suspense novels. I like books that are driven by characters, while most suspense is driven by plot. Hush by Anne Frasier is not a romance; it's straight suspense. Still, it features characters who are more interesting and compelling than those in many of the romances I've read ...

B
Her Bodyguard

If I could get a bodyguard like Matt Hawkins, I'd say sign me up for trouble right now. Wowee!! Her Bodyguard was a welcome relief for me after reading a very bad suspense book and an "ehh" book of fiction. This was an actual romance with likable characters and an intriguing mystery. If only I hadn' ...

C
The Firebrand

It looks like I'm going to be in the minority when it comes to this installment of Susan Wiggs' Chicago Fire trilogy. While the heroine is an interesting and different character, I had a hard time connecting with her or the love story. On the night of the terrible Chicago Fire, suffrag ...

C
If You Want Me

At a glance, Kayla Perrin's first offering from Harper Torch books, If You Want Me, seems to have all the right ingredients for a great romance novel: a caring and protective hero, an ugly duckling heroine who's finally come home a star, and a touch of suspense when someone seems to be stalking her. ...

B
The Hostage

The Hostage is a wonderful book for folks who like a romance to develop slowly. It's the story of two people who not only fall in love, but grow and change from the experience of knowing each other. The American characters are the best I've read in ages, because they are complex and insightful indiv ...

B+
Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart has a most unusual romantic premise … and a hero who is not only heroic, but endearing as well. Patricia Gaffney's writing is virtually word perfect, and simply glows. This is a very, very nice book. It's 1893 Chicago, site of the World's Fair. Sydney Darrow (I just loved her name ...

A
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 ...