film/tv making

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Her Best Bet

What would you do if tucked inside the invitation to your ten-year high school reunion was a letter you’d written as an 18-year old, describing your hopes and dreams for the future - dreams you're nowhere close to fulfilling? That's the premise of Pamela Ford's Her Best Bet. While not without prob ...

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Sunshine and Shadow

I owe Sharon and Tom Curtis a great debt. Their romance classic The Windflower is my absolute favorite romance, and I have read it many, many times over the years both for entertainment and for comfort. Sunshine and Shadow I have read twice – once right after I discovered their writing ten years a ...

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What I Did for Love

I assumed that Susan Elizabeth Phillips' newest would be an A or A- read for me, or at worst, a B+. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. While in the end there were a number of things I liked about the book, I'll be honest: If not reading it for review, I would have put it down repeatedly, pe ...

B+
Satisfaction

Several months ago, I picked up Marianne Stillings' Arousing Suspicions based on Lisa Gardineer's DIK review. Satisfaction picks up several months after its predecessor, featuring the brother of that book’s hero. This is a fun and suspenseful read, but don't be fooled; there's a surprising amount ...

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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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The Spiral Path

In her second contemporary romance, Mary Jo Putney tells the tale of a memorable tortured hero and the woman who refuses to give up on him. While this sounds like a conventional love story, the special characters prove that, as always, Putney can be relied on to deliver something different. The resu ...

A
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 ...