Southwest

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Fairyville

Emma Holly is just a pleasure to read. Sexy, erotic, hot, steamy, it’s true, but also smooth, considered, well-crafted, and oh-so-easy to read. Holly is one of those writers whose writing never gets in the way of the story. Fairyville, Arizona isn’t like other towns. Fairyvillers are alwa ...

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Whispers

While I read a paranormal romance every now and then, I can’t recall reading an old-fashioned ghost story so reminiscent of 1950s horror flicks wherein a reluctant hero must rush to save everybody in a house that is best described as haunted. Set in the notorious town of Diablo Springs, Arizona, W ...

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The Mavericks

The Mavericks, Leigh Greenwood's recent novel set in the Old West, is the latest in The Cowboys series, stories about a family of a dozen adopted boys, most of whom have already been featured in books of their own. This one is unusual as it tells the story of two of these brothers, with each of them ...

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You and No Other

Francis Ray definitely has a way with words. Her word choice and writing style compel the reader to keep turning pages and in her latest novel she creates characters who are strong, interesting people. Sadly, these promising people live in a somewhat clichéd world and inhabit a book that suffers fr ...

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Touched by Gold

Touched by Gold is one of those books that has some interesting ideas and elements but fails to come together as a harmonious whole. I picked it up because the heroine is an archaeologist, and I thought it might be something like one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies, The Mummy with Brendan Fras ...

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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth is an antidote for people who are tired of reading romances full of distrust, arguments, smarmy villains, and the like. However, perhaps because of the lack of those elements, it drags at times. I'm usually glad to read a romance where the hero and heroine are able to talk, but somet ...

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The Enchanted Land

Morgan Wakefield was taught by her embittered mother to trust no man. After her father's death, a father she has never known, his will is read. She will inherit only if she marries a man and lives in the New Mexico territory for one year. Her greedy uncle, who will get everything if Morgan does not ...

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All I Desire

Pampered French girl inherits New Mexico cattle ranch, meets dashing Mexican cowboy, sparks love-match destined to last forever. Paints a pretty romance, don't you think? However, Rosemary Rogers' All I Desire is packed with quite a lot of action along side this main story-line. While much of the bo ...

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Tallchief

A Desert Island Keeper is a book I want to read over and over, and Tallchief by Dinah McCall certainly fits the bill. In general, "American Indian" books aren't my cuppa, but once in a while I make an exception; Tallchief is an exceptional book. Morgan Tallchief lost the only woman he ever lo ...