road romance

C+
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 ...

A-
Rock N Soul

Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby is an unexpected gem; funny, emotional and sexy. I am surprised it seems to have slipped under the reviewing radar. Tyler Lindsey is a bellboy at a nice Boston hotel. He has an okay girlfriend, an okay apartment, an okay life. Then one day he enters a ...

A+
Focus on Me

I had a chance to see Megan Erickson on a panel, and meet her briefly, at the RT Convention in Dallas. She was super funny, and charming, and I couldn’t wait to read one of her books. When I heard she was writing gay romances I thought it was about time to give one a try. Flash forward to me devou ...

B-
Lady Emily's Exotic Journey

The thing that initially attracted me to this book was the fact that while it’s set in the Victorian Era, the action takes place well away from England. I have no objection to England as a setting, but it’s a refreshing change to find an historical romance set somewhere else; and the fact that I ...

B+
Full Steam Ahead

The old saying, “Be careful what you wish for. You just may get it” is one the heroine of this novel learns the truth of. Her prayer to find the right husband leads her on a madcap adventure across Texas and into the arms of a handsome, eccentric scientist. I enjoyed the experience just as much ...

A
A Week to be Wicked

Narrated by Carolyn Morris. Although recommended often by friends who read historical romance, I had yet to read this one and when the chance came up to review the new audio edition, I grabbed it eagerly. I’m so very glad I did, because the story is every bit as good as I’d been told. And ...

B
The Wedding Ring Quest

You know what I like about Carla Kelly’s books? They have real people. I don’t just mean that she doesn’t pull out the marquesses and dukes, although she has eschewed the nobility in the last decade. I mean her characters act and speak like actual complex human beings. They don’t just shriek ...

B
Unlacing Lady Thea

Unlacing Lady Thea is a truly charming road-trip story featuring two well-drawn and engaging protagonists who had known each other as children, but drifted apart following the hero’s aborted wedding. Long-standing friends who fall for each other is a trope I particularly enjoy, which obviously pre ...

B-
City of Jade

Have you ever read that book that was completely different from what you expected? This was that book for me. It stayed pretty true to the book description, but it was still not what I thought it would be. Gallienus, former soldier and current gate guard for the grand city of Constanti ...

A
Riveted

The dystopian world of the Iron Seas series thrives in this third installment featuring the stoker on an airship and a scientist studying volcanoes who face an evil genius on the treacherously cold plains of Iceland. Both Annika and David are on quests: she to find her sister Källa and he to ful ...