private investigator

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Getting Her Man

Private Investigator Diana Belmaine is hunting for a clever and daring thief when she encounters Dr. Jack Austin. Jack is a well known archeologist, a charmer and one of People Magazine's beautiful people. Diana is convinced that he is also thief. She just can't figure out why the sexy archeologist ...

B+
A Caress of Twilight

There are three points I want to make up front about A Caress of Twilight. The first is that this book is a fast-paced, action-packed read that will keep you riveted to the story to find out what happens next. The second point is that this book is not a romance. It has a cast of really sexy "men" an ...

B+
The Perfect Victim

This was my first Linda Castillo, and I'm impressed. Marketed as a romantic suspense, it is both romantic and suspenseful - and in nearly equal measures. While the hero's unrelenting anguish became a little too much by the end of the story, it was true to his character, so I'm still fairly comfortab ...

B+
Tainted Trail

I was so impressed and intrigued by Wen Spencer's debut book, Alien Taste, that I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series, Tainted Trail. So when it came in the mail, I dropped everything else I was reading and gobbled it up in one sitting. I was happy to spend some more time with Ukiah an ...

A
Alien Taste

I'm slowly getting addicted to SF/F. Whenever I need a change of pace from romance, I wander over to the SF shelves in my library and take a peek. I've found a number of excellent authors in the past couple of years including Sharon Shinn, Connie Willis, Charlaine Harris, and Kelley Armstrong. With ...

B+
Heaven on Earth

Marilyn Pappano is a wonderful storyteller, and Heaven on Earth, her latest installment in the Bethlehem series, is proof of that. Even with the ever-present (though not prominent) angel gimmick, the perfect town of Bethlehem (so squeaky clean it bears little resemblance to reality), and at least on ...

C
Aphrodite's Kiss

Move over, Buffy . . . Step aside, Xena . . . Zoë Smith's the new super gal in town! Ahhh, those marketing folks. They'll say just about anything to make a sale, won't they? Well, after reading about Zoë's adventures I don't think Buffy and Xena need to worry about retiring and settling ...

B-
Fast Women

I was so excited when I received my copy of Fast Women. It literally made my day brighter to unwrap it and see its gleaming red and white cover. I'd been looking forward to reading this for months. Welcome to Temptation was one of my favorite reads for last year and I couldn't wait to see what Crusi ...

B+
A Kiss of Shadows

Warning: This book is not a romance novel. Do not read it expecting a loving relationship between a man and woman. Do not read this book if you cannot stand polygamous relationships. Do not read this book if you don't like a lot of sex. And, finally, do not read this book if you have a weak stomach ...

A
The Bride's Bodyguard

Though The Bride's Bodyguard didn't sell well, it's one of those books I feel is a hidden gem. I hope you'll do yourself a favor and search this one out; it'll be worth the hunt. The Bride's Bodyguard is the romance between Ross Trevenan, personal assistant to Alexandre Beaupre, and Tessa Lori ...