DIKlassic review

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The Sandalwood Princess

A Retro Review originally published on July 5, 2012 The Amazon synopsis for this 1990 book quotes the Library Journal review, which made me laugh: “This book is only for hardcore romance readers.” Presumably this means that the only thing this book has to offer is a tear-inducing, heart-tuggin ...

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Be My Baby

A Retro Review originally published on February 23, 1999   And to think I almost put this book down because one of Beau Dupree's first lines is: "The minute Jose Lee's out the door though, I'm picking it up right where I left off. First thing I'm going to do is find me a little blond with ...

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Libertine's Kiss

A Blast from the Past review originally published on August 18, 2010 There are books I rather like and then, every once in a great while, there are books I love to the point of wanting everybody I know to go out and buy a copy. Libertine's Kiss is one of those rare books. This angsty historical is ...

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The Veiled Web

A Blast from the Past review originally published on December 22, 1999 The Veiled Web by Catherine Asaro is an intricately plotted romance set in 2010. The story brings together a ballerina, Lucia del Mar, who spends virtually all of her spare time on the World Wide Web (WWW), and Rashid al-Jazari ...

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Shadowlight

A Blast from the Past review first published on November 19, 2009 I'll just say this first: Lynn Viehl is the bomb. On to specifics. With one touch, Jessa Bellamy can uncover your darkest secrets and expose the ugliest corners of your soul. Unfortunately for her, biotech company GenHance has di ...

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Splendid

A DIKlassic review! (originally published on January 25, 1997) Splendid is a splendidly, witty, wicked, and sexy read. I liken Splendid to Seinfeld. Just as Jerry, Kramer, Elaine, and George can spend a half hour entertaining us while doing essentially nothing, Julia Quinn''s debut novel is a deli ...

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Untamed

A Blast from the Past review: originally published on May 30, 2001 Untamed was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I stretched breaks at work, and prolonged my lunch period as much as I dared because I couldn't bear to stop reading. Whenever that happens, I know I've found a keeper. When ...

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The Spiral Path

(originally reviewed on December 21, 2001) In her second contemporary romance, Mary Jo Putney tells the tale of a memorable tortured hero and the woman who refuses to give up on him. While this sounds like a conventional love story, the special characters prove that, as always, Putney can be reli ...

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

The last book of this series, Sisterhood Everlasting, is on sale for 1.99. We've given very few A+ reviews at AAR--we thought it would be fun to republish this one. It's for the first four books in the five book series. A DIKlassic review originally published on March 28, 2007 Sitting down to ...

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The Bride

The first time I read The Bride, I was captivated by Alec and Jamie's story. I refused to put the book down and I ended up reading it in record time. Wild horses could not have dragged me away from this book. Many people I've met still list The Bride as not only their favorite Julie Garwood, but the ...