Y'all, this one is a complicated review.
First of all, if you are a fan of suspense - especially
atmospheric British suspense - you'll find a lot to love
here in LET ME LIE. It's taut and well plotted, with good
pacing and an empathetic protagonist.
The complications come Read more...
Ohmylaaawwwddd did I love THE FIRST TIME AT FIRELIGHT FALLS.
When I started reading, I had been in the middle of a
particular dry spell (don't you hate those?) and so I was
very glad to spend some time in the capable hands of Julie
I adored Read more...
Lawd jaysus, I did not enjoy this book. If I weren't being
asked to review it, I wouldn't have finished it. None of it
worked for me, and I have read
Susan Mallery's books for years.
First of all, I found the idea of a town named Read more...
When the press blurb says it's a "mesmerizing debut", it is NOT
KIDDING. I picked THE LAST MRS. PARRISH up around 9 p.m.,
which was the biggest
mistake of my week. Next thing I knew it was 2 a.m. and I
my Kindle closed.
While Read more...
There's so much depth in ILLEGAL CONTACT by Santino Hassell
that it requires your full
attention. It will suck you in as the two lads slowly fall
other - but in my opinion, what's even more important is
learn about themselves along the way.
By Read more...
I completely understand Colbie's instinct to run away to avoid
writer's block. I did it myself a few times when completing
and it was always great to clear your brain. My writer's
never came with a side of true love, however, so Colbie wins Read more...
SUCH A PRETTY GIRL by Tess Diamond is absolutely BONKERS and
gripping at every turn. I've never
read anything by Tess Diamond before, but I certainly plan
her on my radar from here on out.
It's a bit like if the show Bones was in a Read more...
Our hero and heroine have a lot of obstacles in their way
in HOME RUN by Heidi McLoughlin. Cooper's career, both its
success and his
stumbles since meeting Ainsley, provide most of the main
ones, but Ainsley's got some inner baggage that works
against them as well.
In Read more...
Essays about how awkward life is, essays that will make you
essays that will maybe make you feel not alone as a lady
casual sexism that imbues every waking moment. Kelly Oxford
known humorist for a reason, y'all, and she shines in WHEN
YOU Read more...
Harlequin SuperRomance is one of my favorite Harlequin
authors have time to really tease out the stories. PICKET
FENCE SURPRISE by Kris Fletcher was
particularly delightful, with two single parents finding out
what love on
this side of parenting can look like.
I appreciated that Heather had to Read more...
One of the issues with new adult romance is that it tends
towards treacle just a little too
often. The author builds complex stories and you think are
somewhere deep and then it veers into... not. CONFESSIONS OF
A FORMER PUCK BUNNY by Cindi Madsen suffers from
that syndrome Read more...
Holy cracker jacks, Batman, THE DUCHESS DEAL is a delight. As
you can tell from the other reviews posted by my
colleagues, this is not a unique opinion. THE DUCHESS
DEAL by Tessa Dare has gotten rave reviews from most
and all the pre-release stuff was tongue Read more...
If y'all have not read Jo Beverley before, then please,
start here and now. A true master of her craft and a gift
to our genre, this posthumously published book, MERELY A
MARRIAGE, is an
excellent example of why.
If you're a fan of second chances, this is Read more...
As a plus-size lady myself, I appreciate when I can see
myself on the page. I like it better when - like Alice
Clayton - they're careful to make sure I know what size
they're talking about, since "plus size" runs from 12-40
in some cases. I imagine Read more...
Y'all. THIS BOOK.
Sarah MacLean has been clear DAY OF THE DUCHESS is a
to the 2016 Election. (If you haven't read it, her piece
in the Washington Times about hope and tenderness and
groveling is worth your time.) She wanted to craft a hero
who Read more...
If the pilot of Grey's Anatomy took place in an office
rather than a Settle
hospital, you'd have the premise of TAKEN BY THE CEO by
Stefanie London, with a few
exceptions. Instead of the hyper-competent resident Meredith
we have Emmaline, who is posing as a Read more...
So, this drama with their dad maybe having an affair got
messy in the first book and even messier in ANY TIME, ANY
PLACE by Jennifer Probst. I hope as the secrets get revealed
more and more than the story will settle. The revelations
didn't completely off track this Read more...
MY FAIR DUCHESS was my first Megan Frampton book and I was
by it. I tore through it in one day and if there is any
part of you that is intrigued by the synopsis, I would
encourage you to head to the right of the page and
purchase Read more...
I adored the second book in the Hawthorne House series
so much that requesting this book for review was a no-
brainer. Sadly for me, I did not connect with the
characters in this book nearly Read more...
Kristen reviews anything with a
happily ever after, but prefers
contemporary sports romances or small
town ones where everybody knows
everybody's business. Her reviews can
also be found at beveragesandbooks.com