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B
Marian's Christmas Wish

The best part of the holiday season is, for me, the holiday books. I do lots of baking, wrapping, decorating, and cooking but that is not really for me. It's for the family. But the holiday novels are my little treat during the season. They warm my heart and keep me going, reminding me of just why t ...

B
Never a Gentleman

If you are a reader who wants the hero to be a sensitive, chivalrous gentleman who falls in love with the heroine in the first chapter and treats her like a goddess (minus a few Big Misunderstandings), you will most likely have issues with Diccan Hilliard. However, if you prefer characters who arenâ ...

C+
Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right

There’s no denying it: Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right is silly. On top of that, it caused me to sing “Stuck in the Middle with You” every time I looked at the cover, or even thought about the title. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad book - actually it’s often funny. Though it c ...

B-
Dangerous Allies

World War II is an oft-neglected era in romance novels, yet one that has a lot of potential for dramatic and intense storylines. The setting of 1939 Germany in Dangerous Allies was a major draw for me, and while the story used the setting effectively and had a decent romance and a prevalent inspirat ...

B+
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

With this latest installment in the Pink Carnation series, Lauren Willig takes us beyond the front lines of the Napoleonic Wars, off to British India. Penelope Staines, nee Deveraux, has always been a flirt, but when word gets out that she was unsupervised in a bedroom alone with Lord Frederick, ...

A
Dangerous Lies

Holy golly Moses. I've never put a publishing company on my auto buy list, but if this is what Medallion is putting out, considering the other recent stellar reviews here at AAR, I might just have to change my mind. Because this was, hands down, the best romantic suspense I've read since Angels Fall ...

B
Bodyguard Rescue

Bodyguard Rescue is one of the more impressive series debuts I've read in some time. This may be Donna Young's first release, but you'd never know it from the book itself, which outshines what many veteran authors are delivering these days. Roman D'Amato is an operative working for a top-secr ...

B-
The Loving Daylights

This book, the third in a series of romantic James Bond ripoffs, is Very Silly. Its characters are shallow, and its plot (not unexpectedly) is ridiculous. But it did make me giggle. Canadian accountant Abel Andretti (hee - that's giggle number one) comes to visit his sister Edie in Van ...

A-
Beneath a Silent Moon

If you haven't yet read Tracy Grant's Daughter of the Game, I have a suggestion I hope you'll consider. Before you go any further in reading this review, I recommend that you take a look instead at Colleen McMahon's DIK Review of that incredible book. To be honest, it's not essential to have read th ...

B-
Innocent Passions

Brenda Hiatt's latest release, Innocent Passions, showcases her ability to weave a tale of romantic intrigue into a Regency setting that is far more than wallpaper. With a little more work on the characters and their interactions, this author's work could ascend from pleasant distraction to true del ...