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The Prince's Bride

This book is the third in Julianne MacLean’s Royal Trilogy series. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I do not believe that it would have helped in increasing this book’s appeal for me. It started off with a hint of promise, but by the middle of the book my interest had waned ...

D
The Wolf Prince

I love shape shifters, especially wolves. I also love the fey, most especially the Sidhe courts. So when I found a book that combined both Sidhe and shape shifters, I was delighted. Unfortunately, by the end of this book I was far less pleased. Prince Ruben of Teslinko must choose a br ...

C+
Seducing the Princess

I admit that although I found this book to be reasonably enjoyable, I found it difficult to rate and review. It’s certainly a historical novel, but it’s neither straight Historical Romance nor Historical Fiction. In fact, in her foreword, the author states that “Although some of the characters ...

A-
Graceling

On the one hand, I want to describe the intricate plot of Graceling so you’ll understand just how captivating this book is. On the other hand, I can’t bear to spoil even the few earliest twists and deny you the experience of learning them firsthand. So please, just make life easy for me and go r ...

C
The Cowboy and the Princess

I don't usually judge a book by its title, but I have to admit that I didn't expect much from The Cowboy and the Princess. It sounded silly and clichéd to me, but I was hoping I might be wrong. Unfortunately, I was right. What I got was a cowboy hero-worship novel with an unrealistic and unoriginal ...

C
The Runaway Princess

I was really looking forward to this book, because from the summary it sounded like an amusing read. The beginning starts out entertainingly but the story begins to lag towards the middle, and for me it never recovered. In fact, I put it down and only picked it up again so I could write the review. ...

B-
Be My Prince

The theme of this story is gaining trust after deception on both sides. The book is enjoyable for the most part, but readers will likely look for more romance as the main characters switch from trust/love to distrusting rapidly for extended periods of time. Lady Alexandra Monroe’s family once r ...

B-
Torn

In the world of YA novels there are two kinds of books: Those meant strictly for the YA audience and those that appeal to all ages. It's hard to define what separates the two but I definitely know it when I see it. This novel falls into the YA audience only category.         Wendy Everly ...

C
The Princess and the Peer

I generally like to start reviews by listing what I liked in a book. While there are a few likable parts in this one, it was too much a chore to read the first half and find a connection to the story to even want to finish the book. The author spends too much time with the main characters dillydally ...

C-
Princess Charming

If you think about it, most romance novels are variations of a fairy tale theme. There is the Cinderella theme of a lord saving a common girl. There is the beauty taming the beast, be it a tortured soul or a true beast. But Nicole Jordan’s new series takes the idea of a fairy tale love to a distur ...