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Romeo and Julia

Romeo & Julia is the antithesis of the “sweet savage romance,” which is why I enjoyed it as much as I did. There’s not a lot of ugly, melodramatic conflict. There’s no overwhelming “I hate you, but I lust after you anyway” passion. Instead, there’s a hero who’s quite a bit younge ...

A
Crazy For You

I'm hard to please. There I've said it, and there you have it. Reviewers are occasionally taken to task for not "giving out" A-ratings more often, and it's true, grading is as subjective as anything else; personal opinion is all it boils down to. But, as far as I'm concerned, to earn a Keeper rating ...

C
Crazy For You

To most romance readers, Jennifer Crusie is a goddess. I sometimes feel that I am in a minority of one in not worshipping at her feet. Yes, she is a wonderful storyteller and has an excellent sense of humor, especially if you like girl talk, but her women characters seem to bond so closely with each ...

B
Finding Mr. Right

Ever have a friend who was a total bitch? Figuratively we all have, but what about literally? What if the friend you thought were dead came back to earth as a dog with the intention of making up for the terrible wrong she did you? Lydia Keane always considered herself a good friend to Amy Cameron ...

B+
Anyone But You

There are really three lead characters in Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But You - Alex, the 30-year-old doctor with a penchant for Daffy Duck shorts, Nina, the 40-year-old divorcee who left her first husband because she no longer wanted to be a "Country Club Wife," and Fred, the sad-eyed, bad-breathed, O ...

B+
Forever After

Catherine Anderson has written an exciting contemporary novel in Forever After. I must warn you that it is not for the squeamish. There is violence in the book, along with strong language and descriptions of the emotional and sexual abuse of Meredith, the heroine, that were almost painful to read. O ...

A
It Had To Be You

Hands down, this is the best screwball comedy romance I’ve ever read. I’m not sure why I overlooked Susan Elizabeth Phillips for so long, but after I picked up this novel I had to glom everything she wrote immediately. Phoebe Somerville is a blonde bombshell bimbo with a brain and heart that ...