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Match Me If You Can

Susan Elizabeth Phillips easily rates as one of my top three favorite romance authors. I mourned the ending of her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series in 2001, and was therefore delighted to discover that Match Me If You Can not only provides us with a fascinating new twosome, but also features one ...

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Undead and Unappreciated

Whew! After reading Ms. Davidson’s last book, Derik’s Bane, I’d begun to worry a little bit. Though she has a proven track record of writing clever dialogue and sharp characters, I was beginning to overdose a little on those very things. In her third novel featuring Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, ...

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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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Hello Gorgeous!

No, I did not make a mistake in the page count for Hello Gorgeous It has 195 pages, and a few teasers for other Brava books. And it is $14.00. For that amount, I could have bought three Silhouette Desire titles and had a bit of change left over. If you've read any of MaryJanice Davidson's Undead boo ...

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Mr. Impossible

While last year's Miss Wonderful was an appropriately wonderful book, I have to admit that it felt somewhat mannered to me - almost as if the author kept a deliberate distance between herself and her characters. I learned a great deal about canal construction in early 19th century England, laughed a ...

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What Do You Say to a Naked Elf?

Wow. What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? is one of the best surprises I've had in a long time. It's hilarious, sexy, romantic, and inventive. The awful (but admittedly attention-grabbing) title caught my eye first; I couldn't help thinking that romance had sunk to a tacky new low. Then I read the back c ...

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Charlie All Night

Charlie All Night was the first Crusie book I ever read, and while What the Lady Wants later replaced it as my favorite of her series titles, this one is still right up there. Allie McGuffey's life revolved around her job as the producer of the prime time radio show at an Ohio station. Then the s ...

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Dead Sexy

It’s official! Dead Sexy is Dead Funny. Initially I was a little leery of this Brit Chick Lit novel, which sat in my TBR pile for a while giving me the evil eye and throwing off postmodern feminist vibes. I was pleasantly surprised by how laugh-out-loud funny it is, and how intelligently and sensi ...

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Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie's newest, Bet Me, is straight-up 100-proof women's fantasy. I think you're gonna love this one. Plump, plain, fashion-impaired Minerva Dobbs suffers one of the harshest fates of a single girl's life: she gets dumped by her boyfriend three weeks before her beautiful sister Diana's ...

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The Spy Who Loves Me

Julie Kenner's The Spy Who Loves Me features Phineas ("Finn") Teague, a hero who's dissatisfied with his law career and likes to slip into his alternate, pretend persona of Python, secret agent extraordinaire. When he begins following an attractive woman who he has cast as a villainess, his pretend ...