criminal record

C+
Fever

I am apparently not the only person who watched Prison Break who also loves romance. I've read several novels recently about innocent convicts involved in government conspiracies. This one throws in the added element of the paranormal. Our ex-firefighter/paramedic hero has developed a new talent sin ...

B
Night After Night

Revenge might be a petty motivation, but when it’s all a guy’s got left in his life, it’s enough to get him out of bed every morning. Or so former con man Sean O’Brien thinks. Sean’s swindler father is currently in prison because he was the one holding the bag when he and his ...

B
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 ...

B+
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, ...

B
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' ...

B-
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 ...

B-
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+
Traceless

I love discovering an author. It gives me something to look forward to. You see, the more fantastic authors I have on my list, the less the wait between good books. Ms. Webb has been added to that exclusive list, and I will anxiously await her next book. Traceless opens after Clint Austin is re ...

B
Wild Sweet Love

I generally find myself rolling my eyes when I read a girl-in-pants historical novel. They seem to be packed with clichés and full of overdrawn characters. So when I flipped through Wild Sweet Love and noticed how often the heroine gallivanted about in a pair of leather pants, I worried. My fears w ...