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If His Kiss Is Wicked

Why haven’t I been reading Jo Goodman? That will be the question floating through many minds when they pick up If His Kiss is Wicked. I’m certainly pondering it. I’m going to turn dictator on this one occasion because you must, simply must read this. Restell Gardner is a man of many talents ...

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For a Few Demons More

Why, Oh Why is it that previously wonderful series’ take a dramatic downhill turn when moving to hardcover? I have waited not too patiently for each installment in the Hollows series and never been truly disappointed until now. With A Few Demons More I feel like the author chopped up the character ...

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What the Lady Wants

It seems to be commonly accepted among most romance readers that an author's single-title books are better than any category romances she may have written. So it may sound absurd (or just like my typical foolishness) when I say I prefer just about all of Jennifer Crusie's series books over her longe ...

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Open Secret

Open Secret is more of an exploration of the adoption experience than it is a romance, but Janice Kay Johnson skillfully explores the emotional upheaval inherent in human relationships. Suzanne Chauvin was six years old when her parents died. Her aunt and uncle were prepared to take on ...

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The Trouble With Valentine's Day

The Trouble with Valentine’s Day takes the reader back to Gibson’s fictional town of Gospel, Idaho for a second visit. This is a pretty typical Rachel Gibson story with its ex-athlete uber-alpha hero and attractively insecure heroine in the midst of a life change. I was glad to read it – I’m ...

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All The Man I Need

In Tamara Sneed’s All The Man I Need, a physically-scarred man finds his match in an emotionally-scarred woman. It is a quick-moving romantic suspense novel that takes the reader on fun ride. Lana Hargrove owns her public relations firm and she has spent her life recreating her past and den ...

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I'm No Angel

Patti Berg's I'm No Angel is exactly the kind of book that's made for summer. Light and frothy, it's exactly what most readers think of when they're looking to while away a lazy afternoon. P.I. Angel Devlin is at the top of her game, so when someone driving a Jeep tries to follow her, she has no ...

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Midnight Angel

There were a great many unique ideas in Midnight Angel that I enjoyed. However, as I continued reading, the heroine grew annoying, parts of the storyline became cliched, and the villain turned into cardboard. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDa ...

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Late for the Wedding

The first two books in this series, Slightly Shady and Don't Look Back, didn't inspire me much; I passed them along after I finished reading them. I'm pleased to say that this one will be staying on my keeper shelf. Tobias and Lavinia have finally found their footing, which makes their relationship ...

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Getting Her Man

Avon is not publicizing the fact, but Michele Albert was previously published by Avon under the name Michelle Jerott beginning in 1998. There's nothing nefarious in their choice. I'm guessing Avon wants to give her a new start since her previous books, though well-written and well-received by review ...