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B
Destined to Last

Alissa Johnson’s Destined to Last was just what I needed this week amidst my finals and papers: A solid historical romance with interesting characters and a well-developed relationship. Lady Kate Cole isn’t known for her grace; She has a tendency to knock things over and trip, but it’s not ...

B
Paradise Rules

After last year’s exceptional Wicked Burn, I was really looking forward to Kery’s latest contemporary erotic romance. While I felt Paradise Rules wasn’t quite as good as Wicked Burn, it’s a fine example of what I’m always hoping for (but don’t often find) when I pick up an erotic romance ...

B
Whistling in the Dark

When was the last time you read a romance set in the earliest days of the Jazz Age? Whistling in the Dark not only features an unusual setting but two heroes who face ordinary struggles such as keeping a family business afloat. I also loved the insight into the earliest days of radio, before the fir ...

B+
Sweet Talk

I found as I considered Sweet Talk for this review that the author could have done a lot of things wrong in this story since it features a relatively safe plot. However, she managed to create a sweet story with real characters and real situations. Claire Keyes was a child prodigy. After an astoni ...

B
It's Not You It's Me

It’s Not You It’s Me is a road romance and a reunion story between people who used to be best friends. If any of those scenarios press your buttons, you might want to pick this one up. Charlotte “Charlie” Notting has had a rough couple of years. One day, out of the blue she gets a vac ...

B
Southern Comfort

I recently started two books around the same time, one by a favorite author and the other by Sandra Kitt. Though I'd never before read a book by Ms. Kitt, I almost immediately dumped the book by the favorite author in favor of Southern Comfort. There is something very human and natural in the proble ...

B+
His Every Kiss

A wonderful, lush, intelligently written novel that came this close to DIK status for me, His Every Kiss is an absolutely not-to-be-missed treat for those less than pleased with the vast majority of today's European Historical Romances. There is life out there, people, and Laura Lee Guhrke's latest ...

C
The Saint

I had pretty high hopes for this Madeline Hunter book since I'd read and enjoyed her medieval romances. Additionally, the back cover alluded to a buttoned-up hero - one my favorite kinds. However, The Saint had a lot of my not-so-favorite elements of romance, and those elements added up to a rather ...

B
Diary of a Blues Goddess

While Diary Of A Blues Goddess features many standard plot devices, it also boasts a freshness of writing and spirit that makes it a fast, fun, and breezy read. That it features a heroine who is likable even when making mistakes speaks to author Erica Orloff's ability to write a good story. Georg ...

B-
Heart and Soul

I've wavered several times on what grade to give this book. It's a quick and easy read with a likable heroine but the content is depressing and I'm not sure there's enough substance to make it worth its hardcover price. Bess Stallone (no relation to Sylvester) is our narrator and heroine. She is ...