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Hot Dish

I don’t think it’s any secret to AAR regulars that I’ve been moaning and groaning ever since Connie Brockway, the author of my favorite historical romance, announced her defection from the genre. While I will still allow myself a boo-hoo every now and then, Hot Dish is a dazzling and fun conte ...

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Hot Target

There don’t seem to be too many people who feel lukewarm about Suzanne Brockmann; either you love her or you hate her. I love her; I think she’s the most consistently entertaining romance author around. That’s not to say that I think her books are flawless. Hot Target is a good example of a Br ...

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Turn Me On

Kristin Hardy begins the new Sex and the Supper Club trilogy with a great appetizer - Turn Me On. This is one hot book about rekindling an old love affair, and it features a wide variety of love scenes. Stef Costas is a top documentary film-maker preparing to direct the one project he's alway ...

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She Went All The Way

If you're looking for a book to jump-start your reading during these gray January days, look no further. She Went All the Way is a fast, funny, sexy, romantic ride. I'll admit right off the bat that I'm a sucker for those Hollywood romances. And, even though I've polished off quite a few of them ...

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Again

Again was the first book I read by Kathleen Gilles Seidel. It was the winner of the RITA award for best Contemporary Single Title for 1995. I enjoyed it so much that I bought her entire backlist. Again combines a wonderfully humorous concept with a poignant love story. I laughed quite a bit at the a ...

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Heart Throb

Okay, I have to eat a little crow. When I first read the synopsis of HeartThrob and saw the bright pink cover, I really thought it looked like a mainstream, Jackie Collins-type novel, even though I knew the writing would be better than that. I was wrong, and I should have known better. I've read Suz ...

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Dance

Dance by Judy Cuevas is set in France at the beginning of the 20th Century, which doesn’t sound particularly romantic, but is. Everything we consider modern was just beginning to pop: Freud, Picasso, automobiles, motion picture photography, electronic communication, feminism! And to see all these ...