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B
Baby Love

Baby Love is intense and I mean intense. I wavered between biting my nails and reaching for hankies until I reached the end when I closed the book and went to lie down for a rest. I did say this was an intense book, didn't I Two years ago - Rafe Kendrick had it all. He and his brother owned a lar ...

C
Baby Love

Catherine Anderson's Baby Love features some fabulous writing - the premise which begins the book is explosive and riveting. While there is much to recommend about Anderson's effort, it is also necessary to point out that the story devolves into a series of clichés that verge on the melodramatic. ...

B+
Dream a Little Dream

Ever put a book down with the intention of finishing it and then just letting it sit there for weeks on end until finally, you tell yourself you're gonna finish the story, no matter what? Well, that's what I did with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream A Little Dream and now I'm kicking myself that I di ...

A
Summer Campaign

I just finished Carla Kelly's Summer Campaign and have to spread the news to the few who haven't had the joy of meeting Onyx and Jack; those of you who've already read it can sit back and say, "what took her so long?" Simply put, there has seldom been a hero and heroine who more deserved their HEA t ...

A
Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle just hurts so good. Know what I mean? The hero is very nearly a total S.O.B.; the heroine subjected to torture nearly beyond belief. The love scenes are filled with incredibly purple prose. The incendiary heat between Tory Wells and Ethan Reever begins, nearly impossibly, the momen ...

B+
Beyond All Reason

This is the first book of Judith Duncan's Wide Open Spaces series, and I feel it's a book that's not to be missed. Tanner McCall is a half-breed Native Canadian, living on a ranch just outside Bolton, Alberta. Now, that might not mean anything to anybody else, but to me, it's a real town in the Prov ...

A
Texas Glory

Well, no matter how hard I try to avoid it, I seem to run across somebody's opinion on a book I'm reviewing. I try my best to ignore other reviews until I've had a chance to read the book myself, but I still hear a lot of comments such as, "this is an A book," or "I was disappointed in that." So, wh ...

A
The Lady's Companion

Regency romance. Lords and Ladies. Elegance, glitter and the haute ton. Been there, read that. Not if it's a Carla Kelly Regency you haven't. The Lady's Companion flouts the conventions of a regency romance and tells a wonderful story in the process. Susan Hampton is waking up in a bare, cold hou ...

A
Her Secret, His Child

In Her Secret, His Child, Paula Detmer Riggs confronts the delicate issue of date rape head-on when she brings hero Mitch Scanlon, disabled now but still potently attractive, back into Carly Alderson's life. This book earned its place on my keeper shelves because in Mitch, Riggs created a hero so po ...

A
Night in Eden

I don't get a chance to eat out at elegant restaurants much, so when I go, I invariably choose a dish I've had before. I don't want to waste my time, dollars, and calories on a meal I've never tried and that I might not like. Then I'd be disappointed and wish I hadn't experimented. I s ...