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Cabin Fever

In the romance-novel industry, the word “sweet” signifies that a book has no sex scenes. In that sense, the word does not apply to Cabin Fever by Marilyn Pappano, as the characters do make love. But in every other sense of the word, this is an extremely sweet book. A sheltered Arkansas wo ...

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What A Man's Gotta Do

Last year I discovered Karen Templeton and glommed her books. I enjoyed all of them, fell in love with the town of Spruce Lake, Michigan, where most of them are set, and put her on my automatic buy list. When I began What A Man's Gotta Do, I was happy to see it takes place in Spruce Lake, and it fea ...

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Good In Bed

I picked up a copy of Good in Bed as a result of a discussion I was in about Brit Chick Lit. This book is not British, but in many other ways, it does fall into the same sub-genre. The heroine is young, urban, professional, single, and somewhat neurotic. She's also quite funny and rather endearing i ...

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The Bride and The Beast

We all know the current trend: romance author hits the big time and scores a hardcover deal. Of course we're thrilled that our favorite writer is finally garnering the attention she deserves, but secretly we cringe because we fear we've lost yet "another one" to mainstream fiction or gritty suspense ...

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The Changeling Bride

The moral of this story is: be careful what you wish for. In my case, I wished for a great book to read, and I found it! This book was so much fun, even with some plausibilty problems that weren't really noticed until after the book was finished. I laughed throughout and even shed a tear at the end. ...

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Taken!

Taken! is not the kind of book you stop and analyze. It's not deep or profound, but if you take it for what it is - an incredibly sensuous story with two very likable lead characters, I think you will be pleased. Dillon Oaks is a consultant who has been brought in by the Johnson's Sporting Go ...