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In the Midnight Rain

Don't let the "Contemporary Women's Fiction" label fool you; In the Midnight Rain is about as romantic as it gets. This is my first Ruth Wind, and oh my, how this lady can tell a tale. For those of you, like myself, who have memories of what it was like to send boys we cared about off to fight in Vi ...

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The Stone Maiden

For a time, I could feel the mist on my face, smell the clean, cool air of Scotland, and hear the voice of the bard as he spun his tales. The sheer beauty of the legends, beliefs, and majesty of Scotland jump from the pages of this book. Very rarely does a book absorb me into the setting as complete ...

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When I Fall In Love

When I Fall in Love is a funny, emotionally intense, and meaningful mainstream romance offered by the author of Beaches, Iris Rainer Dart. It's a striking combination of real-life tragedy set in bigger-than-life Hollywood, topped off with an ending worthy of a fairy tale. Lily Benjamin is a fight ...

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The Veiled Web

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, who invented an internet browser being used in 2010. Rashid is also dev ...

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The Love Potion

Sandra Hill gives time travel and Vikings a rest and turns her hand to a contemporary romantic comedy with a touch of fantasy. The result, The Love Potion is her best since The Last Viking. The Love Potion is funny and fast-paced with one of her always-sexy heroes and a heroine who is sweet, smart a ...

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Forbidden

I've read beautiful heroines and I've read plain ones but Jo Beverley did something in Forbidden that I've never encountered. She wrote a beautiful heroine who is pitiable precisely because she is so magnificent looking. This is some trick, but it's not as hard to believe as one first thinks. Regard ...

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My Beloved

A few months ago, I had a brief online chat with author Karen Ranney after I had reviewed her last book, Upon a Wicked Time. She told me a bit about her upcoming release, My Beloved, and emphasized that she truly believed in the healing power of love to the point where her heroes always have some da ...

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Be My Baby

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 big tits." I am not at all fond of womanizers, especially as heroe ...

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Cinderman

Some readers may wonder why I do so many series romance reviews, but when I come across a special story, I want to make sure that credit is given where credit is due. Anne Stuart has been writing for many years. For me, however, she's a new author, and one whom I find myself thoroughly enjoying. Cin ...

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Deep Waters

Okay, I admit it ... my introduction to Ms. Krentz was less than auspicious. I read Gift of Fire and Gift of Gold, and to be honest, I wasn't crazy about either one. Still, something brought me back to Jayne Ann and I've not been disappointed. First of all, I like the way her main characters inte ...