road romance

C
Riveted

Narrated by Alison Larkin I’m a big fan of Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series but was disappointed to learn that Faye Adele had been replaced as narrator. That disappointment increased as I began listening to the book. I had problems with both the narration and the story. This feels differen ...

B+
Heart of Steel

A world controlled by the Horde. Nanoagents. Clockwork men. Europe overrun with zombies. We can be only one place: The Iron Seas. This outstanding steampunk series combines dangerous women, adventurous men, endless action, and scintillating romance. Lovers of this genre really can't do better than ...

B+
Follow My Lead

I really like what I’m seeing from some of the new - or relatively new - authors on the scene. There’s a lot of originality out there, and some damn good writing too. Follow My Lead is a great example of this trend. It’s a well-written road romance that takes place primarily in Bavaria and Aus ...

B
Heartbreak Trail

Living in the 1850s, whether in a city such as Boston, in a small community, or on a farm wasn’t a very pleasant proposition by today’s standards. Even worse was traveling in a covered wagon across the prairie with your worldly possessions, unsure of what you’d encounter or if you were prepare ...

B+
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 ...

A-
Marrying the Royal Marine

What is special about historical romance is that in the hands of the right author it can transport you to love in another time, another place. Carla Kelly is exactly that type of writer, able to bring the Regency Era to life and people it with honorable, amazing characters that make you fall in love ...

A-
Silk and Secrets

The romance genre is a funny thing. It is the only genre that I know of whereby, of the three narrative components (plot, setting, and character), reader expectations limit and predicate two: Plot and character. The plot limitation is, of course, the Happily-Ever-After. But the character limitation ...

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+
The Dangerous Mr. Ryder

After writing a number of very enjoyable stand-alone titles, Louise Allen has embarked on telling the stories of the members of a large family. In her case, it’s not a set of siblings, but of cousins. A family tree is printed right at the front of the book, which is a shame, because it contains a ...