second chance romance

B+
Twice Tempted

Twice Tempted is the fifth instalment in Eileen Dreyer’s Drake’s Rakes series, and follows neatly on from book four, Once a Rake. During the course of that book, twin sisters Fiona and Mairead Ferguson learned that their brother, Ian, had been killed following his unsuccessful attempt to assassi ...

B+
Hadrian: Lord of Hope

Readers who have followed Grace Burrowes’ Lonely Lords from the beginning may recall the heroine of this book – Lady Avis Portmaine - as the sister of the heroine of the third, Ethan: Lord of Scandals. In that story, we learned that governess Alice Portman (in reality Lady Alexandra Portmaine) ...

B
Love Overdue

The title to this book is a cute play on words that refers both to the fact that our heroine is a librarian and to a certain facet of the characters’ romantic relationship. That sense of cute, easy fun conveys pretty much what this novel is – a quick, breezy relaxed end of summer treasure. Do ...

A-
A Prior Engagement

Dr. Seuss said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That statement perfectly describes how I feel towards DIK reads. They are such a pleasure to experience and so difficult to put down. Nothing quite beats that special feeling of finding a truly special book. When SA ...

B
The Admiral's Heart

The Admiral’s Heart is a short but surprisingly thought-provoking novella by now-back-on-the-scene author Danelle Harmon. I read it in a flash, questioned the premise - and then found myself thinking about it long into the next day. On the surface, the story is short and simple. When Lady Phili ...

B
Rescue My Heart

It’s always tricky starting a series without reading earlier entries. Will I care about the hero and heroine? Will appearances by past heroes and heroines make sense? And most importantly, will the book work as a standalone? Fortunately, the answer to all three of these questions for me is a resou ...

C+
Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex!

I’m a huge fan of reality television, so this book sounded like a surefire winner, with the hero and heroine stranded on a deserted island as competitors in a reality documentary. I was disappointed that the reality TV portion of the book was glossed over, but found it to be a light, generally enj ...

B+
One Reckless Summer

One Reckless Summer is the first in a series set in Destiny, a fictional small town in Ohio. It’s a lovely combination of sexy, fun, and heartbreak, and I look forward to checking out more books by this author. Jenny Tolliver has always been a good girl. She’s never broken the rules, she’s ...

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She’s Got It Bad

We’ve all read the story of the tortured bad boy hero who uses sex and alcohol to escape the pain, and the heroine who breaches his walls of defenses to find the man underneath and heal his soul. Reverse the roles of the hero and heroine, and you’ve got She’s Got It Bad, a compelling story of ...

B-
The Runaway McBride

The Runaway McBride has an interesting premise for a new series and is a second-chance-at-love story, a favorite of mine. However, there were some problems along the way.  Lady Valeria, descended from a long line of Scottish seers, is on her deathbed surrounded by her three grandsons. ...