rock star

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Three Part Harmony

Three Part Harmony is a ballad of completeness; the story of how three people escape the shallow stratification of their social groups to find true love.  It’s also a very nice ménage romance with a few quibbles that keep it from a flat-out A grade. Raleigh McKean is the son of a firebrand of ...

B
Reverb

In a world where there are very few romances featuring trans heroes and heroines, it’s nice to see such characters featuring in books published by a mainstream publishing house like Carina Press. When the representation is excellent – as is the case in Reverb, which is dashing, sparkly fun from ...

B+
Resurrection

Resurrection is the fourth installment in Karina Bliss' Rock Solid series. This charming tale works well as a stand-alone novel, but the experience is definitely enriched by having read the previous books in the saga. She used to be known as Stormy Hagen, model and professional girlfriend to rock ...

A
Falling for Trouble

I feel like I should make no bones about it at this point; I love Sarah Title.  After indulging in her playful novel Practice Makes Perfect, she’s become one of my favorite authors, so it’s no real shock that her latest Falling for Trouble is an immensely enjoyable read.   What, I just know y ...

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Managed

Every time I read a Kristen Callihan book I’m reminded how talented she is.  I love the variety in her storytelling (if you haven’t yet read her historical/fantasy series Darkest London, or her sports series Game On, you need to get on that), and in her characters.  Managed is a delightful and ...

B+
Idol

When I heard Kristen Callihan was writing a new series, I might have mentally (actually) high-fived myself. When I heard the stories are set in the music world, I was initially wary because I’ve recently been spoiled by excellent books about musicians by Mercy Brown and Erika Kelly, and I worried ...

A-
Rise

A few months ago I did a Pandora’s Box here with Dabney about Karina Bliss’ Rise. For me, it’s a clear DIK, while for Dabney it’s a B. I liked it so much – and have actually reread it since writing the Pandora’s Box – that I thought it deserved a full review and spot in the AAR reviews ...

B+
The Companion Contract

I occasionally need a break from standard romance fare. I love small town romances and romantic suspense with cops chasing baddies. I love wagering dukes and possessive wolf shifters. But conventional romance hasn’t been doing it for me lately. So I picked up a book about a porn star who signs a c ...

B
Conquest

Every teen musician’s dream of becoming a rock star is central to this romance about the perils and sacrifices endemic to the big time. When burnt out megastar Evan Arden hears Jesse Alexander perform, he’s blown away and drags his mentor and record producer to hear Jesse. From these humble begi ...

B+
What the Librarian Did

Although there are few romances I've come across with a celebrity as a leading man, I find the premise an attractive one. Do I want to read about an ego maniac who is intent on being famous? Not really. But give me a male celebrity retiring from the game and I’m willing to give it a try. Dev ...