Detroit

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Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner is known for writing remarkably emotive books about women, their struggles, and their triumphs. In Mrs. Everything, she does this again, but in a much bigger, bolder way than before. Jo and Bethie Kaufman are sisters, growing up in 1950s Detroit and leading lives that are pretty a ...

B
Taming Her Mate

Detroit’s water has been poisoned with a serum that gives humans flu, but more seriously, gives shifters a form of ‘roid rage, triggers transformation in unsuspecting latents, and even causes some humans to become hybrid human/shifters. Detroit police officer and Grizzly Bear shifter Detective R ...

B
Wrong for Me

Jackie Ashenden might be the only author who could persuade me to read a book about a convicted murderer who seeks revenge on the woman he loves but blames for his eight year incarceration. She has the  ability to write very dark and unsettling storylines and make them palatable, optimistic and e ...

A
Dirty for Me

Dirty For Me is the first story in Jackie Ashenden's new Motor City Royals series, set on the gritty streets of Detroit. Zee escaped from his corrupt father, adopted his current name, and set out to support himself by picking up the mechanics trade. He works at a garage now with colleagues he calls ...

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The Drafter

Over the years, Kim Harrison's name has come up numerous times in conversations about urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Admittedly, I didn't pay a lot of attention since the synopsis of the first book in The Hollows seemed kind of fluffy, not something I'd care much about. Then, The Drafter was ...

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Sleepwalker

Narrated by Kate Rudd Karen Robards has written some of my favorite books and I count her as a favorite author. Sadly, those juicy books that stir my blood were written a long time ago. Sleepwalker is romantic suspense that is lackluster in the romance department and short on suspense. It has ...

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Sleepwalker

Too often it seems when a book is labeled “romantic suspense” the story is either light on one or the other. If the romance is developed fully, frequently the suspense is lacking. Or, the romance suffers as a consequence of the suspense plot. Sleepwalker fell into the latter category for me. ...

C+
I Can Make You Love Me

I Can Make You Love Me is the story of a single mother in her early-forties, and the younger man who is determined to win her heart. It’s a pleasant, but ultimately average read. Real estate attorney Adam Carlyle has never forgotten Wynn Evans, his childhood babysitter and first crush. After Wy ...

B+
Traveler

I’ve been waiting for a good fusion of romance and urban fantasy, and Melanie Jackson’s Traveler provides just that. It’s a love story set in an inner-city Detroit that has become infested with dark magic. The world that Jackson created resembles our own, except that it was once populated b ...

B
Inter-Office Male

Inter-Office Male is a quirky little book that is probably more different than it is romantic. It's written in an offbeat style and its characters have realistic, sometimes troublesome flaws. I'm not sure this is a story that will appeal to all romance readers, but lately the more unconventional som ...