South Carolina

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Getaway Girl

Tessa Bailey writes sex scenes that never let you down. Sometimes I don’t love the characters outside the bedroom, though, so I’m delighted to report that Getaway Girl is a read in which the characters are a good match throughout, and not just in the spicy parts. Addison Potts crashes her cou ...

B
The Captive Heart

Sometimes I go into a book not knowing what to expect. Such was the case with The Captive Heart. I've never read this author before and had no idea what to expect from the story aside from it being a colonial romance.  However, I quickly discovered a fascinating world with characters who made me ca ...

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Angel's Landing

Ah, small town America. Will we ever grow tired of it? It doesn't look like that is happening anytime soon as far as romance novels go. This story offers up something different by giving us a unique island culture and African American characters. Those subtle changes set this book a bit ahead of the ...

B+
The Backup Plan

I picked the new audio version of this 2005 release for a mini-review for the Speaking of Audiobooks column. By the time I finished listening, I realized that I liked it so much, that I felt it deserved a full review. Filled with fully developed characters, a good sense of place, and an interesting ...

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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
Freefall

Freefall is the first book in JoAnn Ross’s High Risk series, which features former military men as its heroes. I enjoy suspense and this book, while not exceptional, was enjoyable enough that I plan to follow the series. Swann Island is home to Swansea, a South Carolina plantation house whi ...