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B+
A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity

I haven’t made a secret of the fact that Kathleen Gilles Seidel is one of my favorite authors. She may be my favorite author, period. You have to wait a while between books, but hers are always worth it. When I heard that she was coming out with a new book, I was, of course, excited. When I heard ...

B+
Do-Over

Great books often come from an author's personal experience. Dorien Kelly used to be an attorney, like the heroine of Do-Over, so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that the book is as good as it is. But for a short series book, it is a surprise, and quite good. With a distinct point of view and sharp ...

A
Home for Christmas

Patricia Potter's first Silhouette Intimate Moments release, Home for Christmas, didn't receive the attention it deserved when it first came out. Maybe because it was released the same month as Ruth Wind's For Christmas, Forever and Suzanne Brockmann's It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, both excellent b ...

A
To Have vs. To Hold

To Have vs. To Hold is one of the very best mysteries I've ever read in a romance novel. That may sound like faint praise as many romance authors try to write mysteries that often fail. But this book is a puzzle so clever and inventive it would hold up in any genre. It's what I would hand to anyone ...

A-
Take a Chance On Me

Contemporary romances don't get much better than Take A Chance On Me. It's got the thinnest suspense plot in the universe, but the characters! Such wonderful characters! But wait there's more. You want sexual tension? This book drips with it. How about a love scene that is everything that a love sce ...

B-
Fire and Ice

Ever since I read Rachel Gibson’s Simply Irresistible, I’ve had a weakness for hockey player heroes. So when I found out Tori Carrington’s new Blaze, Fire and Ice, had one, I signed right up to review it. Tommy “Wild Man” Brodie is a hockey player, but he doesn’t see much i ...

B-
Man at Work

Man at Work is a pleasant, entertaining contemporary romance with a message about snobbery. A good message, but one written with a heavy hand that almost got in the way of the story. Marcy Paglinowski is an up-and-coming young lawyer who has fought hard to get where she’s at. She grew up in ...

B
Ain't No River

Ain’t No River is a combination of sub-genres that normally would have me striding rapidly in the opposite direction: it’s an African-American inspirational romance. Yet reading this book reinforced my belief that sometimes it can be a rewarding experience to read something outside of my normal ...

B
A Scandalous Affair

I don’t know about you, but I’ve read way too many contemporary romances featuring virginal or sexually-unawakened heroines in their 30s. I’ve also read too many romances that either ignore race entirely or try to present all possible sides of the issue, robbing it of its power. Donna Hill has ...

C
Courting Trouble

There were many things to like about this book, including the suffragette heroine who wants to be a lawyer and the interesting subplot involving the legal system circa 1874. Unfortunately, seriously unrealistic behavior between the main characters overshadowed the better aspects of the book, renderi ...