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Water Bound

This book marks another in a long line of firsts for me; it was my first Christine Feehan experience and one for which I had few expectations. Though linked to other Feehan novels, it marks the first in the new Sisters of the Heart series concerning six adoptive sisters. The characters alone made f ...

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Freudian Slip

Normally the thought of reading a book about guardian angels and heaven that tries to make it all sound hip makes me throw up in my mouth a little. However, as I started reading Freudian Slip, I quickly began to realize that Erica Orloff was pulling off that rarest feat of all: She tells a story abo ...

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Driven

Eve Kenin (aka Eve Silver) went on my auto-buy list the second I finished Driven. This book packs a wallop, no doubt about it. The action never stops, but the characters are compelling and unforgettable. Finishing the book was difficult because I didn’t want to leave them or their adventures behin ...

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Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie's newest, Bet Me, is straight-up 100-proof women's fantasy. I think you're gonna love this one. Plump, plain, fashion-impaired Minerva Dobbs suffers one of the harshest fates of a single girl's life: she gets dumped by her boyfriend three weeks before her beautiful sister Diana's ...

B-
A Chance of Rainbows

I've been reading quite a few old 80s series romances lately, and enjoying the diversity in characters and subject matter that you don't really see anymore. Many of them either don't hold up over time or weren't very good to begin with, but every once in a while I come across a good one. A Chance of ...

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George and the Virgin

George and the Virgin was exactly what I needed to read last weekend. It was fun. It was funny. It had only the teeniest, tiniest, most negligible bit of angst - just enough for character development. It has the honor of being the only book I've read for review this year where I did not count the pa ...

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George and the Virgin

In medieval times, the citizens of Markesew picked a Virgin to sacrifice to their local dragon each year and Alizon is selected. "Saint" George is a professional wrestler, who is called across time to Alizon's castle where he is expected to slay the dragon. Upon his arrival, George finds that the ...

B
The Stone Forest

Jenna Kirk followed her older sister Mandi out into the night to get a glimpse of Mandi's boyfriend, Mace MacCaman, who is also the love of Jenna's life. Instead she walks into a kidnapping: both Jenna and Mandi disappear. A few days later, Jenna is dumped at home, drugged and alone, with few memori ...

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The Proposition

The Pygmalion myth gave George Bernard Shaw the idea for his play Pygmalion which was turned into the wonderful musical My Fair Lady. Judith Ivory takes this story and gives it a twist, (and a lot more romance than grumpy old GBS did). Edwina Bollash, linguistics expert and tutor of gauche young lad ...

B
Diamond Rain

Imagine not showing up for your own wedding because you figured the person you were marrying wasn't going to show up either! That's exactly what happened the first time Isabel De Quincy and Benedict Costigan were scheduled to wed. Both were from rival fireworks-making families, and convinced that th ...