road romance

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The Lady Rogue

Jenn Bennett evokes classic movies and stories of derring-do in her latest novel, Lady Rogue. Set in Europe in 1937, this fun twist on the treasure hunting tales of yore is laden with romance, adventure, and just a touch of magic. The last time Theo (Theodora) Fox saw sexy Irish hunk Huck Gallagh ...

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Not Quite a Husband (#14 on our Top 100 Romances list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 12, 2009 If you want to read Sherry Thomas's third novel, Not Quite a Husband, choose a moment when you have some time to yourself, because this is a book not so much to devour, but to savor at leisure, like a glass of excellent wine. A short ...

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Ride With Me

Bicyclists, not motorcyclists, are the titular riders of this hot, stand-alone contemporary romance by one of my new autobuys, Ruthie Knox. In Ride with Me, Lexie Marshall advertises for a companion to ride the TransAmerica Bike Trail from Oregon all the way to Virginia. Tom Geiger’s sister, distu ...

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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart is my second Sonali Dev novel;  I enjoyed The Bollywood Bride, and had high hopes for this one.  Unfortunately, the misleading categorization (women’s fiction) and my assumption that like its predecessor (which is linked to this story), it was a romance, left me confused about ...

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Behind a Lady's Smile

I feel like maybe I missed something. After reading this book and working on the review, I looked around a bit, wondering what other people thought. Most of them loved it. And although I didn’t hate it, I certainly wouldn’t say it is my new favorite. While I enjoyed the author’s writing and th ...

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His, Unexpectedly

Do opposites really attract? And if they do, what makes the couple stay together if each person in the relationship is so totally different? Susan Fox provides the best answers I’ve ever read in a romance novel to explain how this happens and how this fragile glue binds the lovers. J ...

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The Secret Wedding

I don't know why I don't read Jo Beverley's books more often; I always like them. After reading The Secret Wedding, I am determined to read fewer lame Harlequin Presents books this year, and more Jo Beverley. This particular book is a real mixture of plot elements. Part Big Secret, part Road Roma ...

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Sam's Creed

Second in Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight historical western series about a group of Texas Rangers in the pre-Civil War era, Sam's Creed achieves what Caine's Reckoning managed to do. Once again using an erotic backdrop, she creates a mythic western hero, protective, dominant, and emotionally distant - ...

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My Lady Notorious

Jo Beverley's classic Malloren series is one that I’m slowly working my way through...completely out of order. My Lady Notorious, the first in the series, is a road romance set in a delightful time period in which the author excels featuring two ladies in distress and the soldier who comes to the ...

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A Lady's Secret

A Lady's Secret, Jo Beverley's newest, is a fun, "nun on the run" road romance set in her Georgian Malloren world. And yes, Rothgar makes an appearance. Robin Fitzvitry, the Earl of Huntersdown, is returning to England after a visit to Versailles, when he sees a beautiful woman in a nun's habi ...