firefighter

D+
Fully Engaged

Have you ever read one of those series romances? You know, the kind of book with overblown, "everyman" heroes (like the charming cowboy turned award-winning journalist turned top-of-the-line firefighter)? Or the one about the assertive heroine, just soft enough on the inside, who carries on an "I ha ...

C+
Disguised Blessing

Disguised Blessing is a pleasant read and an example of what I prefer if I'm reading something that falls into the women's fiction category. It's a story that has enjoyable protagonists and a semi-serious plot that isn't too deep but still has substance. That's both a strength and a weakness, becaus ...

B
Yesterday's Flame

Jove has apparently halted purchases of new manuscripts for the Time Passages line, which suggests that the line itself is on the verge of cancellation. It may be that there are not enough quality time travel stories out there to carry a whole line devoted to them; however, the quality of this parti ...

C+
The Mighty Quinn

Romance readers often refer to certain books as "comfort reads." A comfort read is not the same as a Desert Island Keeper. It need not be an exceptionally well-written book. But a comfort read resonates with the reader, it makes her feel good and she finds herself bringing the book out to read, enjo ...

B
Code of Honor

I love discovering new authors. Kathryn Shay has been around for a while, but she's new to me. Code of Honor is Shay's latest and the conclusion to her America's Bravest trilogy from Harlequin Superromance. It's a strong finale. Chelsea Whitmore is one of the Rockford Fire Department's few wo ...

C
Bebe's By Golly Wow

Bebe's by Golly Wow is the very hip, very now, very with-it tale of an African American woman's search for love. If you can get past the relentless, sometimes overpowering slang and the alternating points of view in which the tale is told, there is a pleasant story to be read. In this ...

B+
Black Tree Moon

I haven't had much time lately to read any of my beloved romance novels, but one day I couldn't take it anymore. I needed a fix so I delved into my TBR pile and decided on what proved to be a gem of a book. Black Tree Moon is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours getting away from it all. ...