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Under the Surface

Under the Surface is an apt title for this suspenseful, dramatic, and sexy romance seething with emotional undercurrents. It's part of the Alpha Ops series, though the first full length novel. The previous three were novellas featuring Navy SEALs, and the third one, The SEAL's Second Chance introduc ...

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Act Like It

I read a number of good contemporary romances in 2015, but never expected to discover one so late in the year, and by a debut author at that! But with this witty, contemporary romance set in the London theatre scene, Ms. Parker is a welcome addition to the contemporary romance. Lainie Graham, the ...

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White Heat

I find the mentality behind cults intriguing, so when I heard that White Heat, Brenda Novak's latest series opener, was set against the infiltration of a cult, I knew that I would want to read it. The story has a dark intensity that keeps readers turning pages, and I'll definitely be picking up the ...

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The Admiral's Bride

So there are two Big Deals in this book. Item One: An age difference of 24 years. Item Two: Since the heroine is 29 years old, to some that might make the hero, the titular Admiral, 53, unsexy. Well. Let me tell you this, honey. If men my age were like Admiral Jake, I sure as hell would be doing ...

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The Boys Next Door

The Boys Next Door is a cute story with adorable teenage characters who brought me back thoughts of the first boy I fell in love with, and all the incredibly embarrassing things I said and did to get him to fall in love with me. This is a light, funny read that will warm your heart. Lori has ...

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The Perfect Rake

Anne Gracie burst upon the romance scene in 2001 with two stellar books, Tallie's Knight and The Gallant Waif. It has been three long years since she has had a new novel published, but she is back with The Perfect Rake, the first book in a new series about the Merridew sisters. After their parent ...

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Billy Bob Walker Got Married

Many romance readers have never even heard of Lisa G. Brown, whose books are sometimes hard to find. But take it from me, they more than re-pay the effort of tracking them down. Billy Bob Walker Got Married is my favorite by her, but is followed very closely by Crazy For Lovin' You. Brown also appar ...

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The Skeleton in the Closet

"Whatever happened to Marion Chesney?" My sister Anne, who is The Pickiest Reader In The World, but loves Marion Chesney asked me that question a while back. Also, a few weeks ago, several AAR reviewers mentioned Marion Chesney and how much they enjoyed her wonderful light traditional Regency Romanc ...

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Heartbreaker

When I heard that Julie Garwood was writing a contemporary romantic suspense novel, my first thought was "Oh boy," and a sense of dread at losing one of my favorite authors to the more mainstream/suspense genre. When I finished Heartbreaker, I closed the book, placed it on the table in front of me a ...

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Ship of Dreams

I hope I won't need my fire extinguisher, but here goes - I found the romance in Titanic to be contrived and artificial. So when I began this book, a romance set aboard another real life doomed sea voyage, I wasn't sure what to expect. Thank goodness Brenda Hiatt created the characters of Kent and D ...