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B+
Building Forever

I’ve come across Kelly Jensen before as an author of m/m Sci-Fi romance (I’m thinking of the Chaos Station series she co-wrote with Jenn Burke) but haven’t so far managed to read anything of hers.  When I saw that her new contemporary romance series, This Time Forever would feature protagonis ...

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Tempest

Who hasn't read a Beverly Jenkins book? Her stories are as memorable as the author herself, and I am delighted to have this opportunity to review one of her novels. Tempest is a western mail-order bride story, and I'm in awe of the heroine's willingness to start a new life in a new land all by herse ...

B-
Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove was the first book I’ve read by JoAnn Ross, and although it was a nice enough read, I don’t know how soon I’ll get around to a second. The story was fine, the characters were sweet, but there wasn’t anything exceptional about it. I could just as easily have spent my day reading ...

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Guardian

Ecclesiastes tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. I don't know that I agree with that - authors can make even the oldest stories feel fresh just by adding a new perspective. Seeing the same road through different eyes can make it seem like a changed path. Unfortunately, this book is a s ...

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Swept Away

I recently downloaded this 2005 release to my Kindle. Why? My original paperback is falling apart from countless readings. Yes, this book is a DIK for me and a buried treasure since I’ve seen virtually no buzz about it online. Sam Frazier and his four-year old son are heading to town when a cam ...

B-
Home in Carolina

Home in Carolina is the latest in Sherryl Woods’ Sweet Magnolia series set in the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina. This entry features the reunion romance of a couple who appeared as teens earlier in the series. I enjoyed the visit to Serenity, but felt there were just too many secondar ...

B+
Blame it on Cupid

I don't like characters who are silly airheads - not in real life and definitely not in books - unless the author of the book is Jennifer Greene. Greene can take a character who otherwise would be exasperating and make her endearing. The heroine of Blame it on Cupid, Merry Olsen, is a classic Jenni ...

B+
The Pirate Next Door

If you haven't tried any of this author's books yet, you just might want to get to it because The Pirate Next Door is, quite simply, a lot of fun. Watching proper widow Alexandra Alastair learn to let down her guard and actually enjoy falling for her rather unorthodox (to say the least) neighbor was ...

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The Pirate Next Door

As widowed Alexandra Alastair compiles a listing of possible second husbands, she wonders whether she should add the new Viscount Stoke to her list. When she hears, through a connecting wall, a villain attempting to hang him, Alexandra races to the rescue and begins an adventure that will turn her s ...

B+
Anything For His Children

2002 has not been a good year for me when it comes to series romances. I have been cowboyed, secret babied and sheiked to the point where even my easy going self is about to scream "enough already!" One day at the used bookstore, I went on an extended browse and settled on Karen Templeton's Anything ...