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Match Made in Court

Janice Kay Johnson has written some of my favorite series romances, so I begin each one with high expectations. Match Made in Court did not disappoint, capturing my interest from the first page. Within a few paragraphs of reading about the hero and heroine, I felt that I knew and liked them both. ...

B+
What the Librarian Did

Although there are few romances I've come across with a celebrity as a leading man, I find the premise an attractive one. Do I want to read about an ego maniac who is intent on being famous? Not really. But give me a male celebrity retiring from the game and I’m willing to give it a try. Dev ...

B+
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men

Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men continues the adventures of Jane Jameson, former children’s librarian turned vampire. While I will admit to being tired of the undead, I will make an exception for Jane. This is one of the funniest books I have read this year and Jane is a delightful character. ...

C-
The Driven Snowe

I'm thinking of issuing a fatwa against all writers who portray librarians as repressed sex pots. I'm a librarian, and while it's interesting to see how my profession is portrayed in fiction, especially romance, too many romance writers tend to use the librarian as an archetype for the surface-frigi ...

C-
She's The One

She's The One presents an interesting storyline - a successful, single, black thirty-something librarian suddenly finds herself named guardian of an old friend's biracial daughter. But the characters fail to draw sympathy, and the story falls on the flat side, despite a lively (if uneven) plot. ...

C
Aphrodite's Kiss

Move over, Buffy . . . Step aside, Xena . . . Zoë Smith's the new super gal in town! Ahhh, those marketing folks. They'll say just about anything to make a sale, won't they? Well, after reading about Zoë's adventures I don't think Buffy and Xena need to worry about retiring and settling ...

B
The Master's Plan

There's nothing as irresistible as a larger-than-life hero: a demon Earl, a maurading Viking, a devil-may-care race car driver. But sometimes I'm in the mood for someone a little more - real. You know, someone who could actually interact with me. In The Master's Plan, LaVerne St. George delivers a s ...

D+
The Observatory

The Observatory is boring. It is whiny. It's characters are lifeless and dull. The cover blurb insists it is written "In the romantic tradition of The Bridges of Madison County and The Notebook..." Well, I should have slammed the cover shut right then and there. Liz and Harper Mallory are twi ...

B+
Miss Emmaline and the Archangel

Rachel Lee has made Conard County, Wyoming her own little corner of the world. The cast of characters who live there - Nate Tate the sheriff, Maude at the diner, Reverend Fromberg at the Community Church, have become old and dear friends and I eagerly await each book so I can see them again. I ha ...

B
Romeo and Julia

Romeo & Julia is the antithesis of the “sweet savage romance,” which is why I enjoyed it as much as I did. There’s not a lot of ugly, melodramatic conflict. There’s no overwhelming “I hate you, but I lust after you anyway” passion. Instead, there’s a hero who’s quite a bit younge ...