Massachusetts

B-
Four Dukes and a Devil

When it comes to anthologies, it pays to keep your priorities straight. This is how I square it: Entertainment + No Real Problems + Happy Feelings = Satisfaction. So after reading Avon's latest anthology and doing some calculations, I can conclude that it works. And the cover is not bad either. ...

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Sister of the Bollywood Bride

Sister of the Bollywood Bride is adorable and earnest, in the best way.  Its clear-voiced protagonist reminded me of the recently-departed Beverly Cleary’s heroines in a way, and the whole book is beautiful and easy to sink into.  It’s sure to please teenagers and/or sophisticated middle grade ...

A
Head Over Heels

First things first: I love gymnastics. Well, let’s be more accurate: I love watching gymnastics and have since I was little. I tried my hand at the sport but it wasn’t a great fit for a lot of reasons (read: my love affair with carbs), but watching it is so great. Which means that Rachel Denholl ...

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Heat Exchange

With Heat Exchange, Shannon Stacey kicks off a new series based around Boston firefighters. If they're all going to be as good as this installment, I'm definitely coming back for more! I first encountered Stacey with her Kowalski series. I enjoyed her writing because while her stories contain som ...

B+
The Unsung Hero

Suzanne Brockmann has been recommended to me by print and audiobook enthusiasts alike. It seems that almost every romance reader I know is a fan of at least one of her books. So, when I learned that The Unsung Hero, book 1 in Ms. Brockmann's wildly popular Troubleshooters series, had been re-release ...

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The Unsung Hero

For years I've been searching for the perfect romance novel. The one I can give to my husband and say, "Here, read this and then tell me romance novels are fluff." What I'm searching for could well be the Holy Grail of all romance novels, because if the first one I give him fails, he may never read ...