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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
Seven Years to Sin

Seven Years to Sin commences (and concludes) with coitus. At its start, Lady Jessica Sheffield, on the eve of her wedding, is walking her dog on her fiancé’s estate. The pug runs away and, as she chases it down, she stumbles across a gazebo in which Alistair Caulfield, a friend of her fiancé’s ...

B-
Scoundrel

I would have bought Scoundrel, the second volume in Zoë Archer’s Blades of the Rose series, for the setting alone: Most of its pages are spent on a small sailing boat island-hopping in the Aegean Sea – can you imagine anything more romantic? With lots of adventures magical and otherwise, it’s ...

C-
Death Echo

I’m familiar with Lowell’s historical romance titles, but this is the first romantic suspense I’ve read from her. While there was nothing terribly wrong with Death Echo, I’m sorry to say that I was bored out of my mind. It’s the only book I’ve been reading and it took me two months to fi ...

B+
Rebels and Lovers

In my eyes, nobody does a better job at writing a fine science fiction romance than Linnea Sinclair. Her heroes and heroines are marvellous, strong characters, the tech talk is fun without being overwhelming, and the world-building with all its political implications captures me each and every time. ...

B+
Captain's Surrender

I just love it when I find a new author to glom, and that’s exactly what’s happened with Captain’s Surrender by Alex Beecroft.Peter Kenyon has been promoted to the rank of captain, but his ship awaits him in Bermuda, so he must take a temporary position as a lieutenant on The Nimrod, which is ...

C+
Captured

Sometimes, when I read a book by an author I normally enjoy, I realize partway through that I am going to have to put together a review that pains me to write. This is exactly what happened to me as I read Captured. I have read several of Beverly Jenkins' books so I know she is a talented author. Un ...

B+
Surrender of a Siren

Just to let you know: It was really, really close. Sophia Hathaway is a spoiled, selfish, pampered heiress to social-climbing parents. At the beginning of the book she has abandoned her aristocratic fiance at the altar and, with her art supplies in one trunk and four dresses in another, she board ...

B+
Across a Moonlit Sea

Memory does play funny tricks on you. I bought Across a Moonlit Sea at a UBS because I remembered loving it a few years ago. After reading it, I realised that, although it was still really good, something had changed and it sure as hell wasn't the book. Mind you, it's still a wonderful Elizabetha ...

B+
False Colors

I thought it might be a mistake reading False Colors right after Transgressions, but despite similarities, they were quite different. While both are M/M romances with the same publisher and a strong sense of history, False Colors tells the story of both men equally, even when they are apart - someti ...