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B
The Crimson Rooms

There’s been a lot of buzz about this book among mystery readers, so I was eager to pick it for review. Set in post-World War I London, I found the sense of place excellent and much of the plot gripping. But while I found the heroine’s story interesting, she always felt a bit distant. ...

B
Impulsive

Impulsive is an enjoyable contemporary romance set on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It’s a nice twist on the good girl/bad boy storyline, with a reforming bad girl heroine falling for an uptight hero. Eric Kimura is a button-downed deputy prosecutor with political aspirations to be the island’s ...

B+
The Best Laid Plans

Is is a truth universally acknowledged that every heroine (and hero) of a Harlequin Superromnance must be in want of a baby. But few of these couples go about it as directly, and few romances describe the emotional side of it so realistically and in such down-to-earth fashion as Sarah Mayberry’s T ...

B
Practice Makes Perfect

I’m generally not a big fan of books with legal backgrounds (sorry Mr. Grisham), but Practice Makes Perfect was a very enjoyable read. If Julie James keeps on writing in this vein, I may have to change my mind about the law. Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are both associates in a large law fir ...

B-
Just the Sexiest Man Alive

Here’s the good news: This is the second smartly written contemporary I’ve read in the last few weeks. The not so good? The heroine spends too much time bending over backwards to dislike the hero and, in a shocking twist, there’s no sex – and I really mean that – and I definitely felt the ...

B+
Lady Killer

I've been reading Lisa Scottoline's legal thrillers off and on from the very beginning. Some work better for me than others, and Lady Killer is one of the best I've read in a while. For the first time in several years, Scottoline revisits the attorneys of Rosato & Associates with a tale that for ...

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Whispering Rock

It seems to me that romance readers are always worrying over the “forced seduction” book. Is it coming back? Is it really about rape? Can violent, abusive men be heroes? I loved Whispering Rock because it made those stories look shallow. Here all of the pain and suffering that someone experience ...

C+
Owning Rachel

Ménage books are becoming increasingly popular in e-book land, and thus increasingly prominent. In my (admittedly far from complete) experience, M/M/F groupings are becoming the new "it" couple in the sub-genre. However, the stories do come with their own special brand of problems. First, th ...

D
Trouble

Have you ever reached the end of a book and asked yourself, "Why on Earth did I just read every page of that? How many moments of my life is it that I won't have back again?" Well, in my case, I read every word of this novel because I had to for review purposes. For other readers, I cannot imagine w ...

B
Ties That Bind

Some readers might disagree with me (and vehemently too), but I think that the fantasy of a divorced couple reconciling is an alluring one - under the right circumstances, of course. This is the primary storyline in Kathryn Shay’s Ties That Bind, and she makes a convincing argument for the possibi ...