PoC

C+
Until

Timmothy B. McCann is the latest author to enter the booming African-American fiction market, following the path blazed by Terry McMillan and Eric Jerome Dickey. His first novel, Until. . ., mines the already well-worked vein of contemporary male-female relationships, much of which will seem familia ...

C
Topaz

This is probably the most disappointing book I have read in quite some time, mostly because of what it could have been, but for some reason, wasn't. Topaz, a multicultural romance, features a wonderful, dynamic and sexy hero, a feisty, determined, independent heroine, and great chemistry. When I fir ...

B-
Topaz

Topaz links Katherine Love and Dix Wildhorse. Katherine wears the gemstone - her mother's legacy - around her neck. Dix wears his grandfather's legacies in one ear and on his badge as a U.S. Marshal. They meet when he rescues her from the clutches of Rupert Samuels, swindler, thief, and all-round ba ...

B+
Badge of Honor

Badge of Honor is the fifth in Justine Davis' Trinity Street West series, a series which has revolved around the men and women who risk their lives and hearts while working in a very special police precinct. The series has been terrific far, and this entry is no different - it is a stirring tale of ...

B-
Family Affairs

Family Affairs is labeled as straight fiction, but that's not quite accurate. The primary focus of the book is the love story between the hero and the heroine. So is it romance? Well, not exactly. The hero and heroine both sleep with other people, and though their relationship seems to be solid at t ...

B+
Black Tree Moon

I haven't had much time lately to read any of my beloved romance novels, but one day I couldn't take it anymore. I needed a fix so I delved into my TBR pile and decided on what proved to be a gem of a book. Black Tree Moon is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours getting away from it all. ...

C
Jade Island

Sigh, I never thought I'd live to see the day when Elizabeth Lowell, mistress of the long and sensual love scene, would write a quickie. Jade Island is the second in Ms Lowell's series about the Donovan family. In this one, Kyle Donovan, who is an expert on gems, meets Lianne Blakely, the ill ...

B
Jade Island

I like to cover all my bases as a general rule, especially with an author who is new for me. That's why I read Elizabeth Lowell's Amber Beach before reading Jade Island. I wanted to get a feel for the Donovan clan, how they felt about each other and the world around them. In general, I was not disap ...

B+
Harvard's Education

All right folks. If you are tired of category novels about cowboys and babies, go out now and buy a copy of this book - no, buy two copies of this book. Maybe if it sells really, really well, the publishers will take a hint and put out more books like this one. Imagine - a category novel with ...

C
Through the Storm

Rebel Spies, royal ancestors, and a marriage of convenience. Beverly Jenkins's Through the Storm is a typical romance with a few twists. I liked the interactions between the characters but I did not like the way Jenkins presented historical facts. Sable Fontaine was born a slave on a southern ...