enemies to lovers

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The Duchess War

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor To start with, I’d like to thank both Ms. Milan and Ms. Landor for a wonderful audio experience. I laughed and I cried – the story was superb, the characters engaging and well-drawn, and the performance exceeded my expectations. Ms. Landor is always excellent, but h ...

B+
Practice Makes Perfect

Narrated by Karen White While I’ve read a number of Julie James’ books in print, this is the first I’ve listened to, and also the first time I’ve read this 2009 release. I liked the story a little more than Ellen who gave it a B at AAR, but truly enjoyed Karen White’s narration. I intende ...

B
The Best Man

Sometimes while reading a flawed review book, I take copious notes of the problems I encounter. Other times, I’m so captured by the story that despite its flaws, I just read. The latter happened with The Best Man. Despite problems with plot and characters, I enjoyed this story of a couple from opp ...

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The Best Man

As much as I've enjoyed Kristan Higgins' novels, I've always been somewhat disappointed by her heroes, finding them too insecure, or willfully obtuse, or remote - until now. The hero of The Best Man is the best man so far, making this latest novel her most enjoyable effort yet. Faith Holland beli ...

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The Duchess War

It's not uncommon for me to take some time to get around to reading an author everyone else has been enjoying for some time. Our reviewers request their books early, and rather than pulling rank I tend to let others go ahead. So no, I haven't been living under a rock, but yes, this is the first time ...

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Tempting the Bride

There is a certain formula for a Sherry Thomas novel that involves one part exquisitely beautiful prose, one part heartwrenching emotion, and one part crazy Old Skool tropes revisited. I am not quite sure of the ratios involved, but, for me, this formula has always resulted in a profoundly beautiful ...

B+
At Your Pleasure

Lovers separated by treachery, war, conflicting ideals, and the like are among my least favorite plot devices because they're so often accompanied by other big irritants. How many times have you sighed with annoyance because the hero refuses to believe he's been deceived? How ofen have you read angr ...

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The Black Hawk (#17 on our Top 100 Romances list)

Once in a while, during every reader’s literary life, you encounter a book that reminds you why you are a reader. It renews your faith, if faith was lost; it rekindles your interest, if interest waned; and every word, every page, is a wonder. Adrian and Justine’s story is not only such a book an ...

B
Dreams of a Dark Warrior

Don’t read this review if you have any interest in Ms. Cole’s wildly popular Immortals After Dark series and haven’t begun reading it yet. This is the ninth book — the eleventh if you include novellas — and is chock full of information about plotlines begun in earlier books. In fact, I wou ...

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Call Me Irresistible

Talk about your perfect day. I spent the day inside, watching big fluffy snow flakes fall from the warmth of my home, while I snuggled up on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of coffee, and the brand new Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, Call Me Irresistible. As with all of Ms. Phillips' books, t ...