virgin hero

B+
Off Base

Annabeth Albert is an author who first came to my attention with her Portland Heat series, centered around small shop owners of assorted varieties, and her #gaymer series which features a video game company. The last #gaymers book, Connection Error, featured a Navy SEAL (Ryan) and this new series Ou ...

A-
The Love Charm

Big Misunderstanding plots don’t work for me. Beautiful but scatterbrained heroines really don’t work for me. So it was a surprise and delight when Pamela Morsi’s The Love Charm proved the exception and made both these elements work very well. In an Acadian community living by the Vermilion ...

B+
The Devil's Doorbell

I agreed to review this anthology entirely because “the devil’s doorbell” is the best euphemism for “clitoris” I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Thankfully, the anthology was fantastic. There were far more hits than misses in the seven short stories, including two stories I gave DIK As ...

B+
Offensive Behavior

An accidental pregnancy and miscarriage cost Zarley Halveston her shot at Olympic gymnastics gold. Now she pole-dances at Lucky’s under the stage name Lux, and Reid McGrath, recently fired from the company he founded for “being an asshole,” is Lux’s most loyal fan. Every night he watches her ...

A-
Cold Fusion

Harper Fox’s latest novel is a beautiful sweeping story of love, dedication and betrayal. We start on a Peace Warrior ship in the Norwegian Fiords with Keir Mallory (aka Mallory or Mal) attempting a publicity stunt that goes terribly wrong and results in the loss of two of his ship-mates. Mallory ...

A-
The Game Plan

Last year, Kristen Callihan won the best New Adult Romance category in AAR's annual poll with The Hook Up. As good as The Hook Up was, The Game Plan takes it to the next level with The Wise One's story, ending the Game On trilogy on a high note. Fiona "Fi" Mackenzie has carried a torch for her br ...

A
Unclaimed

Courtney Milan has ruined my day. First, this book was so damn good I had to stay up to finish it, so now I’m tired. Second, it was so damn good I had to immediately write a review to tell other people how good it was, and do you know how hard it is to write a review that lives up to this book? Es ...

A
Rogue Spy

To say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue Spy is an understatement of immense proportions. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in Ms. Bourne’s Spymaster series, and given the revelations about Pax made in The Black Hawk I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for his sto ...

B-
Lessons in French

Some authors just receive a lot of hype. Such is the case with Laura Kinsale. Often, I ignore the constant buzz, preferring to read lesser known works. However, as a lover of historical romance, I thought it long past time that I experienced Ms. Kinsale's writing for myself. Sadly, Lessons in French ...

B+
Shield of Winter

After a while it gets hard to judge books in a series. When the author delivers exactly what we want the books can be repetitious. When the author delivers something new fans can become rabid, snarling beasts that didn’t get the “fix” they were looking for. This is the thirteenth full length n ...