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The Angel

I don’t usually read erotica or erotic romance, but I knew before going in that a book byTiffany Reisz would have great characters and witty dialogue. So because of a reading slump, I picked up The Angel, the second book in her Original Sinners series. It was as good (and evil, in some ways) as I ...

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Sinner

But for the first time, I feel the power of praying words alongside someone else, the power of praying words so familiar and ancient they come from some hitherto unknown part of my mind. The part of my mind that isn’t consumed with accounting and finance, the part that isn’t even rational or ent ...

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Night Shift

Night Shift is a collection of three alternate reality/paranormal romances and one fantasy romance, all by established genre authors. The first three stories were solid visits to worlds those authors have written about in other books, which contributes to the generally-strong worldbuilding in the co ...

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Dream a Little Dream (#82 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Dream A Little Dream is my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Have I been living under a rock somewhere? In a manner of speaking, I guess I have, but it's pretty comfy under here, with no controversy to speak of. Which brings me wh ...

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Uncommon Vows

A DIKlassic Review originally published on August 10, 2002 Uncommon Vows is my favorite among Mary Jo Putney’s books, more romantic to me than even the wonderful Shattered Rainbows. Putney’s only medieval begins under the omen of an eclipse of the moon whose light is devoured by shadow on the ...

B+
The Saint

I don’t read erotica. I also don’t start a series in the middle. But when I picked up Tiffany Reisz’s The Saint… oh, I did, I did, I did. The fifth in the Original Sinners series, The Saint was surprisingly easy to begin. I thought I’d have to keep a large cast of characters in mind, bu ...

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Forbidden

First, let me say this book probably won't appeal to everyone. The themes are dark and religious (but not preachy) and the trauma the heroine has suffered in the past can be difficult to read about. But if you are looking for a brief story with a high emotional impact, you'll be hard pressed to do b ...

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Hadrian: Lord of Hope

Readers who have followed Grace Burrowes’ Lonely Lords from the beginning may recall the heroine of this book – Lady Avis Portmaine - as the sister of the heroine of the third, Ethan: Lord of Scandals. In that story, we learned that governess Alice Portman (in reality Lady Alexandra Portmaine) ...

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Covet Thy Neighbor

The Tucker Springs, Colorado, series, of which this is the latest title, has been surprise after surprise as far as plots are concerned. This one is no exception, connecting an atheist tattoo artist and a Christian youth minister. Seth Wheeler is immediately smitten with the man who moves into th ...

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A Notorious Countess Confesses

I’ve read romances about former courtesans (too many to count), and I’ve read romances about ministers (not as numerous as ex-courtesans), but I’d be hard pressed to think of one I liked as much as I liked this one. A Notorious Countess Confesses may sound like the type of title you see all th ...