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The Pursuit of Jesse

When two characters with a long string of baggage collide, sometimes it results in a happily ever after. Usually, however, it takes a lot of opening the baggage and sorting through the contents before two burdened people can even get close to each other. When Jesse Taylor, brother of M ...

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Senseless

I had some reservations about this book, largely because of the fact that the heroine is an ex-convict recently released from prison for killing someone. To my pleasant surprise, Senseless took this and made it work. Of course, Eva Rayburn isn’t actually a cold-blooded murderer. Ten years ago, ...

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Destined to Last

Alissa Johnson’s Destined to Last was just what I needed this week amidst my finals and papers: A solid historical romance with interesting characters and a well-developed relationship. Lady Kate Cole isn’t known for her grace; She has a tendency to knock things over and trip, but it’s not ...

B
A Not-So-Perfect Past

A Not-So-Perfect Past is the sequel to Beth Andrews’ first book, Not Without Her Family. I read that one when it came out and was impressed with it, and this book proves that Beth Andrews is no one hit wonder. This is the kind of series romance I like.  Dillon Ward is an ex-con. He' ...

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Bedtime for Bonsai

When my kids were younger, I'd take them to the bookstore and tell them they could get a book - as long as it wasn't a "gimmick book." That meant anything that came with stickers, light-up buttons, figurines, cars, etc. You know, the ones they want because they want the toy, not the book. Some roman ...

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Play Dirty

Play Dirty isn’t really a romance novel - I’d call it a suspense novel with romantic elements. The suspense plot is very exciting and I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the book progressed. However, the romantic element of the story definitely takes second place and at the end ...

B
Cabin Fever

In the romance-novel industry, the word “sweet” signifies that a book has no sex scenes. In that sense, the word does not apply to Cabin Fever by Marilyn Pappano, as the characters do make love. But in every other sense of the word, this is an extremely sweet book. A sheltered Arkansas wo ...

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The Return Of Luke McGuire

The bad boy is a staple of the romance novel. We readers love a black leather clad, motorcycle riding, dangerous, handsome-as-sin, swaggering bad boy - especially when he is paired with a sweet, quiet, shy, good girl. Yes, we've met both these characters many times before, but in The Return of Luke ...

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Rogue's Reform

Rogue's Reform is the third in Marilyn Pappano's Heartbreak Canyon miniseries. It is not necessary to have read the earlier books in the series, but doing so will add a much greater depth to the characters in this book. I urge you to find the earlier books - Cattleman's Promise and The Horseman's Br ...

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Nobody Does It Better

Paris Sommers is a woman with a secret. To the rest of the world, she is the manager of best-selling author Montgomery Alexander, a man renowned for his thrilling cloak-and-dagger adventure novels. However, in reality, Alexander is nothing but another invention of Sommers' fertile imagination, a cre ...