Oregon

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Burn Zone

I’m a big fan of Annabeth Albert’s and a new book from her is always a red letter day on my calendar!  Burn Zone is book one in her new Hotshots series which features a group of guys who work as Smoke Jumpers in the fictional Painter’s Ridge in central Oregon – and I admit I had to look up ...

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So Close

Serena Bell is one of my auto-read contemporary romance authors so I'm always excited to see a new release by her, especially if it's the start of a brand new series. But there's a little surprise for her regular readers because she's set the series, Tierney Bay, in a familiar location. In 2015, she ...

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Up in Flames

Up in Flames uses the classic trope of a hunky fireman falling for his sister's best friend, with a charity auction and a puppy thrown into the mix to keep things interesting. It's the second in the Flirting with Fire series and is easy to jump into, though unfortunately I didn't fall for the charac ...

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Never Been Good

I love a ‘Bad Boy Gone Good’ romance which means Christi Barth’s series of the same name was bound to get my attention.  Having enjoyed Bad for Her, which featured one of three brothers  in a witness protection program, I made sure to keep an eye out to find out which would be the next of th ...

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At the Heart of it

Kate Geary is a reality television producer taking an advice-book-suggested break at a bed and breakfast outside of Ashland, Oregon in order to attend their famous theatre festival.  The locale tends to draw a colorful and more senior clientele, which is why bookish, handsome (and most importantly ...

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Bad for Her

The first story in Christi Barth’s Bad Guys Gone Good series sets the stage for a set of romances about three brothers who, through a set of unconventional circumstances, find themselves in small town USA, specifically Bandon, Oregon. While the hero seems more of a bad guy in name only, Bad For He ...

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Don't Forget to Smile

Tory Duncan, a former Miss America contestant, now runs a bar in the small Oregon town of Sullivan City. Joe Brigham is a logger turned rising star in the union. When Joe’s kid sister Lisa enters the Miss Sullivan City pageant, they turn to Tory for help. But Tory’s pageant past isn’t exactly ...

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The Chance

Laine Carrington, an FBI agent wounded while breaking up a cult/pot farm, rents a house in Thunder Point while she recuperates and takes stock of her life. Eric Gentry, ex-con made good as a specialist mechanic, catches her eye in the local diner. Soon, the two have moved in together, but their HEA ...

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The Wanderer

Is predictability the kiss of death for a novel? Is knowing what is going to happen comforting and familiar or fatally formulaic? With romance novels this can be an especially hard question to answer because we know what is going to happen at the end. For many of us the HEA defines the genre and it ...

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Midnight Run

DIKlassic Review originally published on December 13, 2007 This year I’ve discovered several new writers whom I plan to put on my auto-buy list. One whose books I have particularly enjoyed is Lisa Marie Rice who is fast becoming my very favorite erotic romance author. Her books are scorching hot ...