Novella

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The Seduction Hypothesis

I read The Seduction Hypothesis when it came out and enjoyed it. It was my first quasi BDSM book that sparkled with humor and I did and do love Dryden's writing--she is another writer I sorely miss. Recently it popped up on Steals and Deals and I decided to give it a reread. Perhaps the best thin ...

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Breakaway

There used to be a feature on Goodreads (which I use to track all my reading) where you could see a list of your most read authors. While they sadly discontinued that option a few years ago, I know from having looked at it that Noelle Adams is at the top of my list. She's a prolific romance author, ...

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Holiday Outing

A Retro Review originally published on December 31, 2009 I decided to take a chance on Holiday Outing after Jessica at Racy Romance Reviews posted a review of this novella. I’m so very glad I did, because this was a nice little gem to add to my holiday reading this year. Jonah Levinson hasn ...

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The Winter Spirit

I’m not the Bah!Humbug! type, but I’m also not one to seek out Christmassy romances just because they’re set in and around the festive season, although  if I like the sound of a story and it happens to be set around Christmas then I might give it a go.  And if I do pick up a Christmas story, ...

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Once More Upon a Time

Once More Upon a Time is a completely captivating, charming and comedic fairy tale novella about what happens after you find what is supposed to be your happily ever after. Imelda is one of the twelve dancing princesses. Contrary to popular belief, she and her sisters had good cause to wear their ...

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Truth or Dare

Looking for a spicy friends-to-lovers erotic romance that really earns its “burning” rating? Look no further than Brianna Ocampo’s Truth or Dare. Cassie has yearned for her best friend Tino since they were teens, but after her one overture was rebuffed nine years earlier, she’s done her b ...

B+
A Spindle Splintered

A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow’s wonderful retelling of Sleeping Beauty, stands the fairytale’s premise on its head while managing to hit the right familiar notes to evoke emotions in its readers. Zinnia Gray suffered through a rare industrial accident that has given her a fatal disease ...

B+
Just Folking Around

What??? A surprise release from Penny Reid??? Yes, that’s right! Ms. Reid is releasing a surprise prequel to Totally Folked (due out July 20). Just Folking Around, gives us the background story to the romance in Totally Folked featuring Jackson James and movie star Raquel Ezra. Readers who are eag ...

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The First Snow of Winter

The First Snow of Winter is a prequel to the other novellas in the Winterbourne series. After five years on the Continent, Captain Samuel Alderton returns to Alderton Hall a changed man.  Weary from fighting, struggling with the loss of his left arm in Toulouse, and a bit depressed and uncertain ...

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Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas

Note: There are spoilers for Introducing Mr. Winterbourne in this review. In Introducing Mr. Winterbourne we met Lysander Winterbourne, third son of the Earl of Winterbourne, and Adam Freeman, a wealthy mill owner whose younger brother married Lysander’s sister, Althea.  The pair fell for each ...