Louisiana

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Stray Fears

Stray Fears is another compelling story from the pen of Gregory Ashe that once again showcases his talent for creating strong, clever plots and engaging but flawed characters who exhibit considerable growth as individuals throughout the course of the story.  As in most of his output, we’ve got an ...

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Good Time Coming

I killed a man in the summer I turned thirteen. Sometimes I still see him in my dreams, his eyes as blue as the Gulf on a clear spring morning, his cheeks reddened by the hot Louisiana sun. So begins a powerful story of the U.S. Civil War as seen through the eyes of an observant and courageous youn ...

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Devil's Honor

Starting off the first book in a new series with a hot and steamy sex scene is a risk. You’re either going to entice readers to want to read more about the two characters in question, or turn them off with the blatant images presented. Ms. Crane seems to be doing her fair share of risk-taking thes ...

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Good Girl

I read a lot of romance. Some authors are favorites, others I like and will read if I see them their name in my eReader queue or shelved at the library, and others I refer to as ‘palate cleansers.’ I don’t necessarily dislike books by these authors, but I’m also not looking for a lot of emot ...

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Passion's Song

I always think of Farrah Rochon’s books as being romances about grownups. Her heroes and heroines are together human beings who have reached a good place in their lives and are ready to share that spot with someone special. They may hit some speed bumps on the road to their HEA but they are able t ...

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Josette

I picked up Josette the way I’ve picked up many other review books—on a whim. The blurb for the book didn’t provide any real hints, just a direct quote from the book describing a woman’s beautiful raven locks, dewy mouth, and so on. It’s a good thing I didn’t let that flowery prose stop ...

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Tyler O'Neill's Redemption

NOTE: Originally a Harlequin SuperRomance, this book has been reissued by the author as The Gambler. There are about a hundred romances each year about a bad girl who returns to the small town where she grew up and gets entangled with the local sheriff – but very few where the bad boy returns t ...

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Taken By Sin

Taken By Sin is Jaci Burton’s fourth installment in her Demon Hunter Series and, while I enjoyed it, the book isn’t necessarily a stand-alone. <a href="http://www.likesbooks.com/banmanpro/a.aspx?ZoneID=4&Task=Click&Mode=HTML&SiteID=1&PageID=33387 " target="_blank"> ...

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A Week from Sunday

I requested this Dorothy Garlock because, though I knew she’d been around for ages, I’d never read a book by her before. When I told my mom during a phone call that I was reading Dorothy Garlock, she said "Oh, I used to really like her." Those two facts should have alerted me to the fact that Ga ...

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Ghosts and Roses

In a genre where nearly every type of plot has been done to death, there’s no denying the power of a good idea. And Kelley St. John is an author who has some good ideas. I’m going to have to eat my words somewhat here, because when I read another St. John book, Real Women Don’t W ...