Troubled Relationship

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Heart Breaker

Heart Breaker is the story of a country music duo that is as skilled at hurting each other as they are at recording number one hits. When the powers that be decide that personal feelings are secondary to business, Chance and Jolene have to decide exactly how much of their heart they're each willing ...

C+
"I Do"... Take Two!

I’ve seen Merline Lovelace’s name on bestseller lists for years but never got around to reading her books. But I love contemporary romances with foreign settings and when I saw ”I Do”... Take Two! is set in Italy I jumped at the chance to review it. I found this first in the author’s Three ...

B
The Courtesan Duchess

I have to confess that when I read the opening scene of this, Joanna Shupe’s début novel, I almost closed the book and picked up something else. In it, the heroine watches her long-estranged husband pleasuring (though not shagging!) another woman in the middle of a game of cards at a very debauch ...

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Kiss and Make Up

Divorced Rand Waddell persuades his ex-wife Kat to let him move into the basement apartment of their British Columbia house to be their children’s new nanny. He wants to prove he’s changed and win back his family; she’s skeptical and wants to avoid raising false hopes in their two kids. If it ...

B
To Sin With a Viking

Willingham revisits familiar territory with the sexy new release, To Sin With a Viking. She has written a number of other Viking romances, some full length and some novellas, so readers may already familiar with her treatment of these pillaging, alpha males. Readers will not be disappointed by Carag ...

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Making It Last

I don’t read short stories or novellas and avoid marriage-in-trouble books. If I’d realized this was a novella about a 14-year marriage that’s in trouble I never would have picked it for review. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss. While definitely not what I expected, this was a powerful, touc ...

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Winterblaze

This book took me a while to pick up. I had read the previous in the Darkest London series and was holding a serious grudge against the hero. Though that eventually wore off, Winterblaze took the series into turns that I am not sure I liked, though in the end I did enjoy seeing the leads in the inst ...

B
An Infamous Marriage

With all the dukes populating the Romancelandia district of Regency England, I am always predisposed to like any Regency romance that features ordinary people. Susanna Fraser’s An Infamous Marriage, is about a recently knighted army general and his wife, a former poor relation to no one noble at a ...

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Stranded With Her Ex

The title Stranded With Her Ex is rather sordid and suggests deserted tropical islands and bickering that turns into sex. The story, however, is not that at all. I was very pleasantly surprised to find a story with true heart and depth. Daniela Flores is a marine biologist signed on to a research ...

C
Trial by Desire

Trial by Desire is elegantly written. The plot is nice and meaty, the heroine is intelligent and capable and the hero is a tortured soul struggling toward self-knowledge. By all counts I should have loved it, but I ended up only liking it about an average amount. Lady Kathleen Carhart is beautifu ...