road romance

B
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 ...

B-
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 - ...

B+
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 ...

B+
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 ...

A-
Driven

Eve Kenin (aka Eve Silver) went on my auto-buy list the second I finished Driven. This book packs a wallop, no doubt about it. The action never stops, but the characters are compelling and unforgettable. Finishing the book was difficult because I didn’t want to leave them or their adventures behin ...

B
Klondike Doctor

Lovers of Western/Frontier romances sure have there work cut out for them. If you are like me and have a strong affection for this subgenre, you know the pickings are mighty slim. Thankfully, Kate Bridges seems to know a thing or two about a good historic romance not set in 19th century England. Eve ...

C+
The Book of True Desires

The early sections of The Book of True Desires set up a premise so tantalizing I actually experienced a giddy rush of anticipation. But while Betina Krahn takes readers on an interesting journey in this romantic adventure, I ultimately couldn't help thinking that some better company would have impro ...

B
The Kiss

In The Kiss, author Elda Minger handles a tricky plot set-up with the even trickier setting of a road trip. For the most part, she pulls it off well. Readers should be warned that though there is romance, this is not a traditional romance novel. The main focus of the book is on the emotional journey ...

B+
The Rogue's Return

The newest entry in Jo Beverley's Company of Rogues series features The Missing Rogue, Simon St. Bride who, when mentioned at all in previous books, has simply been "in Canada." In The Rogue's Return we finally learn what Simon has been doing all this time. While Simon's family are tra ...

B+
Her Bodyguard

She was one of the McBride Menaces – three sisters known far and wide for their mischief making - could she ever live it down? Mari McBride just wanted to put her troublemaking ways behind her and become respectable. After all, she had plans and people needed to take her seriously. Possessing good ...