law enforcement

B+
Love Irresistibly

Note to self: When a book sounds good, ignore the advice of friends. Before I began reading this several friends told me it was a big disappointment and found it mediocre at best. This not only made me nervous, I avoided reading it for months. I just wasn’t in the mood for mediocre. That’ll teac ...

A
The Sword Dancer

The best historical romances are those that draw you into another world and make you see, smell and touch what is going on, sharing the emotions and the mindset of characters who are thousands of miles and hundreds of years removed from your own experience. This is what happened to me when I read (i ...

B-
Love Irresistibly

Narrated by Karen White As the Assistant US Attorney in charge of prosecuting Twitter terrorist Kyle Rhodes, (hero of About That Night), Cade Morgan could have been a somewhat unsympathetic hero. But, Ms. James cleverly redeemed Cade by the end of the previous book, paving the way for readers to ge ...

B
About That Night

Narrated by Karen White I was about halfway through About That Night when I realized the suspense was not the main focus of the book and the entire storyline started making a lot more sense. Unlike other entries in the FBI/US Attorney series that carry a feel of romantic suspense (although all ar ...

B-
Angel's Landing

Ah, small town America. Will we ever grow tired of it? It doesn't look like that is happening anytime soon as far as romance novels go. This story offers up something different by giving us a unique island culture and African American characters. Those subtle changes set this book a bit ahead of the ...

C-
Ties That Bind

If our heroine had a life quote it would be the following: “You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions - you are the strongest and society adds to your power; but with my will sir, you can do nothing." George Sands originally said this, but Samantha Montgomery lived it.         ...

B-
Sleepwalker

Too often it seems when a book is labeled “romantic suspense” the story is either light on one or the other. If the romance is developed fully, frequently the suspense is lacking. Or, the romance suffers as a consequence of the suspense plot. Sleepwalker fell into the latter category for me. ...

C+
Silver Sparks

I'm in the middle of the first snow-less December I have had in years and loving every minute of it. While I am normally a fan of the downy white flakes, the ice that accompanies them and clings to every hard surface - stairs, paths and roads - is not my friend. I don't mind reading about it, though ...

B
Envy

As I park my sitter on my rolling office throne and finger up to my lettered and clicky, I realize that I don't quite know how to cowboy up a grade, you feel me? I was hand-grenaded by J R Ward's latest pagey rectangle, but was continually Katrina'd from the story by the Citarum River of creative tu ...

B
Better Off Undead

In this latest entry in the Bloodhound Files series, Jace Valchek is back in Seattle after her battles in Las Vegas in Killing Rocks. In this book the focus is much more on character development than on threats to end the world. I didn’t like this one quite as much as the previous book, but remain ...