Washington D.C.

B+
The One You Need

The first books by Emma Barry that I read were her Fly Me to the Moon modern historical romances (co-written with author Genevieve Turner) set in the era of the American space race. They were all favorably received here at AAR. But prior to this series, the author had written and published a politic ...

A-
The Golden Couple

The Golden Couple is the latest offering from the writing duo of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I’ve loved every book they’ve published and this one is no exception. Avery Chambers is of the firm conviction that losing her license as a therapist and the resultant necessity of doing indep ...

B-
Season's Change

Season’s Change is the début novel from Cait Nary, a sports romance set in the world of professional hockey that follows veteran (at twenty-four!) player Olly Järvinen and rookie Benji Bryzinski through a hockey season as they go from roommates to friends to lovers.  It gets off to an incredibl ...

B-
If You Love Something

I’ve been meaning to read one of Jayce Ellis’ m/m romances for a while, so I was happy to pick up her latest – If You Love Something – for review. It’s an easy, sexy/sweet, low-angst read - nothing spectacular or outstanding, but the engaging writing and likeable characters kept me reading ...

B-
Happy Endings

My feelings in regard to Happy Endings are a bit complicated.  I really liked the feisty heroine and the more responsible hero.  But some readers are going to find his choices a bit irritating.  Reader discretion should be applied, but I still had fun with the book’s humorous, spunky spirit. ...

C
The Prince of Spies

Prince of Spies is a tale of star-crossed lovers with a charming hero and heroine who are a delight to read about. However, it combines that appealing romance with some troublesome plot points which made grading the tale a conundrum for this reviewer. This is book three of the Hope & Glory tr ...

B
Serena Singh Flips the Script

Serena Singh Flips the Script is a tale about the joy, sorrow, laughter and tears that relationships bring to our lives. It’s a sweet, funny, occasionally insightful story, that will remind you what a blessing good friends are. Serena Singh has finally reached one of her big career goals. It ha ...

A
A Gilded Lady

A Gilded Lady is the absolutely fantastic second book in the Hope and Glory series set in the dazzling world of Washington D.C.’s Gilded Age. Fans of the first story - The Spice King - will recognize the heroine as a secondary character in that volume but you don’t need to have read that novel t ...

B+
Frosty Relations

In Tara Quan’s magical world, there are elementals, who can harness the powers of things like ice and earth, and there are familiars, shape-shifting witches who ground and channel the gifts of elementals and keep them from going off the rails. Mina Mao is a familiar, and she’s also a frustrated ...

A-
Follow Me

Follow Me is Kathleen Barber's second novel, and it's every bit as delicious as her début. The story feels utterly believable, like the sort of thing you'd read about in your local newspaper, and after reading it, I'm not sure I'll view technology in quite the same light ever again. Some people ...