Colorado

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White Trash Warlock

Narrated by Michael David Axtell David R. Slayton’s White Trash Warlock was recommended to me a while back (by Gregory Ashe, no less) so when I saw it in the Audible Plus catalogue, I pounced on it  – and I’m so glad I did, because I was completely glued to it for the entire nine-and-a-bit ...

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The Last Goodnight

Kat Martin is a juggernaut of romantic suspense and one of the authors who got me hooked on the genre over a decade ago. She’s a master of packing a story with emotion, robust characters, and plausible mysteries that keep me reaching for her new releases every time. The Last Goodnight is the fi ...

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All Rhodes Lead Here

Mariana Zapata is very well reviewed here, so I was excited to try her new book, All Rhodes Lead Here. But with its clumsy heroine, rude but ultimately gold-hearted hero, and bland first person narrator, this book reads as run-of-the-mill YA, with only the swearing and sex scenes making it an adult ...

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Law Man

For a few years in the early 2010s, Kristen Ashley was the bingiest of binge authors. I have had mixed impressions of her books, mostly driven by the fact that her heroes are overbearing. However, 2012’s Law Man rises above the rest, because if there’s one type of overbearing hero I can get behi ...

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Finding Mr. Right Next Door

There’s a saying that goes ‘here for a good time, not for a long time’, which perfectly describes the short (200 pages in e-book form) friends-to-lovers Finding Mr. Right Next Door. Lexi Dean and Matt Freeman are renowned amongst the Station 1 fireteam of Dry Rock, CO for their “twenty-f ...

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The Professor's Green Card Marriage

Beware of judging a book by its title. Had I listened to my inner book snob, I would not have read Heidi Cullinan’s beautiful romance The Professor’s Green Card Marriage. I had passed over the novel a few times because I believed the clunky title to be too literal and uninspired for my tastes. B ...

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Of Curses and Kisses

Sandhya Menon opens a brand-new series of fairytale retellings centered around an elite academy with a magical secret with Of Curses and Kisses, a lovely re-take of Beauty and the Beast. Book-loving Rajkumari Jaya Rao of the Imperial House of Mysuru enters St. Rosetta’s International Academy in ...

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Of Curses and Kisses

Sandhya Menon breathes new life into the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale with her diversely cast Of Curses and Kisses. The author’s humor creates a nice balance to her look at serious issues like teen loneliness and parental expectations in this fun YA novel. The Emersons and Raos are the Engli ...

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A Touch of Forever

After a disastrous, abusive marriage, Lily Salt is content to raise her four children alone. When railroad engineer Roen Shepard arrives in her town of Frost Falls, she is as cold to him as she has been to previous men who saw opportunity in a widow. However, when Roen suggests a mock engagement to ...

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A Touch of Forever

Jo Goodman returns us to Frost Falls, Colorado with another instalment in her Cowboys of Colorado series, A Touch of Forever. New York native Roen Shepard is an artistic journeyman jack-of-all-trades and the introverted black sheep in his high-society family.  He is currently employed as an engi ...