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B
Risk Aware

Risk Aware is part of the Saugatuck Summer world, but is a totally standalone novel. This is a very readable romance, which considering the subject matter, is not overly heavy on the angst. A contemporary m/m romance with some very well thought out and imaginative BDSM elements, the title refers to ...

B-
Hard as It Gets

The first of the Hard Ink series finds the adult daughter of a Special Forces colonel who led his men into an ambush pairing up with the men who survived the set-up in order to find her abducted brother in this repetitious thriller. Baltimore nurse Becca Merritt is alarmed when her brother Charli ...

C+
Satisfaction

Mayberry has a gift of making seemingly ordinary, sometimes not particularly likeable people into romance characters whom readers care about and applaud. This book is a case in point. Melbourne, Australia, bookstore owner Maggie Hendricks feels as if she's been missing out on something essential ...

B-
Freefall

Tess Oliver’s Freefall is a great example of synergy. When I analyze each of the individual aspects of the story – character, plot, editing – I realize I shouldn’t like this book as much as did. But when put all together, this story with a creepy Sleeping With the Enemy vibe kept me turning ...

A-
Covet Thy Neighbor

The Tucker Springs, Colorado, series, of which this is the latest title, has been surprise after surprise as far as plots are concerned. This one is no exception, connecting an atheist tattoo artist and a Christian youth minister. Seth Wheeler is immediately smitten with the man who moves into th ...

B+
Black Hawk Tattoo

Toronto tattoo artist Gabriel Navarro is smitten when American war veteran Jake MacLean comes into the shop inquiring about a special inking. Jake’s got a hand-drawn sketch, and Gabe, who has no tattoos on his body but is an artist working on his Master’s degree, realizes the picture’s potenti ...

A-
She’s Got It Bad

We’ve all read the story of the tortured bad boy hero who uses sex and alcohol to escape the pain, and the heroine who breaches his walls of defenses to find the man underneath and heal his soul. Reverse the roles of the hero and heroine, and you’ve got She’s Got It Bad, a compelling story of ...