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What, No Roses?

I am always eager to get my hands on a good time travel book. Some of my all- time faves feature time travel. I will generally give anything in this genre a shot. Not being a big fan of the Roaring Twenties, I’m glad I pick this one despite the time period. Dora Duncan is a TV report ...

C
Again

Sharon Cullars spins a tale of passion, obsession and past lives in her debut novel, Again. A genre-bending book that defies easy categorization, it's different from any other Brava release I've ever read. But while it is consistently intriguing, it's also too uneven to be all that satisfying. ...

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Guilty Secrets

It's very challenging to write a category novel with serious depth to it since the rules of the format are strict and the page allotment low. Challenges notwithstanding, several authors, including Virginia Kantra, manage to do a wonderful job of bringing their series titles to life. While Kantra's l ...

B
The Dim Sum of all Things

I was very excited about The Dim Sum Of All Things. By reading the blurb I expected it to be witty and hilarious. But the problem with preconceived notions is that you generally expect too much and end up disappointed instead. My cousin, for example, once raved about a certain recipe, which I then t ...

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The Limits of Justice

For about a year, ex-reporter Benjamin Justice has been wallowing in the misery that is his life. Once a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter, he was stripped of the award when it was discovered he fabricated the facts and details of the story. His personal life is in a shambles and he's got a couple of ...

B+
Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh

The characters in Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh made this one of the most enjoyable Regency Romances I have read this year. Lord Rockleigh Conniston and Mercy Tavistock are not new character types - she's a bluestocking and he is a rake - but they transcend their one-word descriptions and become very al ...

B
True Confessions

Rachel Gibson is an author I can count on. I have yet to read a book by her that I didn't like. Her books are very funny and very sexy, and her heroes are very, very alpha. True Confessions fits right into this pattern. It was a fun and fast read. Hope Spencer is a tabloid writer for one of the m ...

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Diamonds and Desire

In Diamonds and Desire, Constance Laux's latest novel set during Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, a titled jewel thief meets his match in a spunky tabloid reporter. Aggie O'Day and her brother were left without funds, so the pretty redhead got a job as a reporter with a scurrilous rag called ...

B
First Lady

This is the type of story I would be afraid to pick up if it didn't have the name Susan Elizabeth Phillips on the cover, because there aren't many authors out there that could get me to suspend my disbelief long enough to read a romance about the First Lady. For one thing, those of us who were born ...

A
Between Friends

Sandra Kitt is excellent in writing about the races in all of the varied forms we experience them today. Her heroine, Dallas Oliver, is biracial. She and her white best friend, Valerie, are now in their early thirties and have been bound together since they were in grade school. Dallas is a journali ...