politician

B
Dragos Goes to Washington

It is always fun when an author treats her fans to something extra; a character interview, a deleted scene or even an extended epilogue available only on their website. These small tidbits make the reading experience that much more enjoyable as we get more information about people and places we love ...

B
Wicked My Love

Wicked My Love is the second book in Ms Ives’ Wicked Little Secrets series - although there are no characters from the previous book involved, so it works perfectly well as a stand-alone. The author sets her romance against the backdrop of the world of banking and finance in the mid-19th century, ...

A-
Sweet Disorder

Sweet Disorder sees the very welcome return to the publishing world of Rose Lerner, whose two previous novels, In for a Penny and A Lily Among Thorns I enjoyed very much. This book, the first in a series set in the town of Lively St. Lemeston, presents us with a different take on the Regency Roma ...

B+
Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice is easily my favorite Duran book of the last few years. After having loved a few of hers in the past, I struggled with the last three as they had themes that didn’t really resonate with me. Happily, her newest effort really worked, and I finished the book a happy reader. The book ...

B+
Badlands

Anthony Brandt said “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” It’s true that family can have the most profound effect on our lives. In this novel, family is a tie that binds, in both good ways and bad. Penny Sandoval has a complicated family life. On the one ...

B
The Fixer Upper

Narrated by Isabel Keating This had a bit of a shaky start for me, but the narrator did a good job of bringing the story and characters to life, so I kept listening. In the end, it was a fun audiobook featuring a less than perfect heroine and some quirky secondary characters. While the romance re ...

C+
Delicious

Delicious, Sherry Thomas's second book, has a number of elements that will appeal to many readers: interesting characters, including a fiercely independent self-made woman and a powerful hero of ignoble birth, well crafted writing, steamy love scenes, and copious references to delectable foods. Unfo ...

B+
Unfinished Business

The hero and heroine of Unfinished Business couldn’t be more different: black and white, bleeding-heart liberal and ultra-conservative, urban and rural, peace activist and war hero. I admit that some personal politics made me wary of the book, as I didn’t see myself liking the hero. Erica Joh ...

C+
Protective Measures

I often get the sense there are two types of series romance readers. There are those who expect a series romance to do nothing more than provide a quick read that holds their attention for a few hours before instantly fading from memory. Then there are those, like me, who believe a series romance ca ...

B+
Someone to Believe In

Upfront, let me say that this is my favorite type of contemporary romance – a story centered primarily on the romantic relationship between two mature individuals with little to no suspense lurking in the background. Providing some unique plot elements, Kathryn Shay’s latest features political a ...