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Make You Burn

Before starting this Megan Crane’s Make You Burn, I suspected that I didn’t like motorcycle club romances. Now that I’ve finished it, I know for sure that I don’t, because if I did, this is a book I would love. Sophie Lombard’s father – ‘Priest’ - led New Orleans’s Deacons of Bo ...

B
Unbreak Me

Unbreak Me is a blistering romance; searing and brutal and yet tender and sweet.  There are moments of gentleness that will melt you – but much of the book is a bruising indictment of a legal system that allows rapists to go free, and the government structures that caused the levées to break dur ...

B
Room Service

Romances focusing on older adults are rare in today’s market, so I was delighted when I learned Rochelle Aler’s Room Service features a hero and heroine in their forties. This is book three of a trio about more mature heroines, but you don’t have to read the first two books to enjoy this one. ...

B
The Hot Shot

Kristen Callihan’s sexy, swoony and supremely entertaining Game On series tops my list of terrific sports romances.  This fourth book, The Hot Shot fits neatly into the series, but it’s a bit different and the only one that I haven’t rated a DIK.  For starters, the principal character, Finn, ...

B+
Vespers

I love vampire stories, but it has been some time since I read a good one. Vespers has changed that. It’s a good vampire story and an engaging romance, too. Sarasija Mishra (Sara) travels three thousand miles across the States to Louisiana to meet his contact Ms. Alves, and then start work as a ...

B
Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin is the sixteenth entry in the venerable Immortals After Dark series. In a market where many paranormal romance series go off the rails or lose steam between books three and five, the IAD series has grown and expanded without losing its focus on romance. Rune Darklight is part demon, pa ...

A-
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 ...

B-
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 ...

B
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 ...

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Blood Red

I guess you could say I was a vampire romance virgin because Blood Red was my first. I will also admit that I have enjoyed many of Heather Graham/Shannon Drake’s historicals and I basically liked the story told in this novel. However, I couldn’t give it a higher score simply because of questions ...