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The Kraken King

The Iron Duke is #80 on AAR’s Top 100 Romances (2013), but in my opinion, The Kraken King, the fourth book in the series is even better. Zenobia Fox is the author of the novels starring her adventurer brother Archimedes, but these books have made her a ransom target for people seeking to extort ...

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Tight Quarters

The Out of Uniform series has been a reliable favorite of mine since the first book, Off Base.  That book introduced me to the whole military sub-genre in queer romance, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I wasn’t wild about the last couple of books though, and thought the series was losing ste ...

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This Heart of Mine (#55 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 11, 2011 It's always such a thrill when a long anticipated book lives up to expectations. Readers who loved It Had to be You and Nobody's Baby But Mine have been waiting a long time for Kevin and Molly's story, and I'm so glad to say that this ...

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The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

What an amuse bouche of a story! In the just ninety pages that comprise The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo, Zen Cho builds a larger than life portrayal of Jade Yeo, her motivations and her shortcomings. The powerful message of this story is that love is accepting and love is kind. Even if you make a mist ...

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Imprudent Lady

Many authors have had books likened to those of Georgette Heyer, and while that is a comparison that’s always going to draw my eye, I’ve been disappointed on many an occasion.  Not so here.  Imprudent Lady is an utterly delightful rake-meets-bluestocking story full to the brim with sparkling d ...

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Romancing Miss Right

Author Lizzie Shane takes a look behind the curtain of reality TV in her adorable Reality Romance series. In Romancing Miss Right readers are introduced to Marcy Henrickson, the latest Miss Right searching for her perfect match in a television series quite similar to The Bachelorette. Being last ye ...

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In the Waning Light

After hearing Dabney rave about Loreth Anne White, I knew I'd have to give her books a try. Intelligent romantic suspense is something that will make me happy anytime I can find it. With In the Waning Light, White explores the darker side of small-town life, resulting in a often unsettling book. We ...

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Rise

A few months ago I did a Pandora’s Box here with Dabney about Karina Bliss’ Rise. For me, it’s a clear DIK, while for Dabney it’s a B. I liked it so much – and have actually reread it since writing the Pandora’s Box – that I thought it deserved a full review and spot in the AAR reviews ...

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The Siren

There are some books I recommend because they charm me and I absolutely adored every moment of reading them. However, "endearing" is not an apt word to describe The Siren because while some portions of the story were very moving, other parts will likely make readers extremely uncomfortable or even a ...

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Love Letters

Sometimes we need a cozy romance to slow down our world and take a breather. Since Ms. Fforde is an author known for her cozies, I expected to be charmed into a peaceful world with minor setbacks, a world completely different than the one I see around me. Instead, I was given a book with a title poi ...