A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett

A Shot of Sultry is the second book in Macy Beckett’s Sultry Springs series. For the most part, it was a funny, not-quite-over-the-top romance, but it occasionally crossed that line for me. After being caught up in a scandal involving bad sources and hasty accusations, documentarian Bobbi Gallagher is ostracized by her peers in LA….

Rivals by Jilly Cooper

I don’t know when the British term “bonkbuster” was coined, but as far as I’m concerned it was invented for Jilly Cooper. Her novels regularly run over 700 pages – that’s the “buster”. And the “bonk“ – goes without saying. At their worst, Ms. Cooper’s novels are cornucopiae of orgies and shagfests without a shred…

Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann

This is my first Suzanne Brockmann and I’m relieved to start with this one since beginning the Troubleshooters series seems such a daunting task. I’m pleased to say, however, that after this one, I’m looking forward to tackling that intimidating backlist. Dr. Alison Carter has spent her entire life idolizing a hero from the past…

Her Best Bet by Pamela Ford

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 problems, I found it…

Satisfaction by Marianne Stillings

Satisfaction by Marianne Stillings

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 of depth as well. After KALM-TV’s star television chef…

Hot Dish by Connie Brockway

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 contemporary debut perfectly showcasing…

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