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Velvet Bond

a Retro Review originally published on October 15, 1996 Velvet Bond is my favorite Medieval Romance. It isn't filled with Court intrigue or warriors and battles. Instead it is simply the story of an incredible romance between a man and a woman amidst the country setting of medieval Britain. Lor ...

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Dead Until Dark

A Retro Review originally published on May 28, 2001 An unread Dead Until Dark is a smile waiting to happen. This crossover book is appealing on a variety of levels, which makes for a very nice change. Usually, if I have a long list of things I want to point out, they generally have to do with the ...

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The Wedding Night

A Retro Review originally published on April 23, 1999 One of the great things about being a reviewer is that every once in awhile you read a book that makes you think, "My God, what a fantastic book!" I am happy to say that The Wedding Night made me think just that. The year is 1858 and Mairey ...

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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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Radiance

A Retro Review originally published on September 10, 2015 This is easily my favorite book of 2015. What makes it absolutely perfect to me are the likable, intelligent characters, the superb handling of the subject matter and the excellent writing.Most people I have recommended it to have loved it ...

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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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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 ...