Unforgiven by Anne Calhoun

Unforgiven by Anne Calhoun

I’m not sure why I decided to re-read Unforgiven. I’d read it years ago and thought it was good but not great. This go-round, it impressed the hell out of me. It resonated in a way contemporary romance rarely does with me. Adam Collins and Marissa Brooks grew up in the small town of Walker’s…

Shooter by Dahlia West

There are only so many ways to do the woman-running-from-a-traumatic-past story. And while Shooter, the first in the Burnout series about Army Rangers turned good-guy bikers, has its share of clichés, I found it to be highly readable and with enough twists to give it a solid thumbs up. Hayley Turner – totally not her real name…

Unforgiven by Anne Calhoun

When it comes to reviewing contemporaries, adult leads hung up on high school drama ranks pretty high on the complaint list. However, I’ve long said that a good author can make even the most problematic plot element work, and that’s exactly what Anne Calhoun does with Unforgiven. This book centers on a hero and heroine…

Black Hills by Nora Roberts

Black Hills by Nora Roberts

If Nora Roberts were beginning her career today, a book like Black Hills wouldn’t be anywhere near enough to move her out of the pack. Still, for fans and those looking for a reliable read, there are pleasures to be found here. The book begins with 11 year-old Cooper Sullivan’s “sentence” to spend the summer…

Charity by Paulette Callen

The title of this book, Charity, is drawn from two sources. The first is the setting, which is turn of the century Charity, South Dakota. The second is the text from First Corinthians, referring to charity as the pure love of Christ. The harsh South Dakota climate plays an important part in the plot, as…

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