I'm growing weary of billionaire romances, so the authors
I trust with them are getting fewer and farther between.
Jessica Lemmon is on that list and so I was thrilled when
the latest in her billionaire series, THE BASTARD
BILLIONAIRE, came up for review.
I had so much fun Read more...
Here's what you really need to know: Sabrina Bowen is one
of the best hockey romance writers out there. Her
characters are vivid, the game is important and central,
but not ostracizing for non-fans, and the relationships
are fabulous. I *inhale* these books and wish she would
write Read more...
One of my biggest takeaways from living in the U.K. was a
delightful authors that I had never encountered before.
Lindsey Kelk is one of
those, and I have loved just about every book she's written.
dialogue is snappy and the POV passages are sparkling Read more...
Guys, I have no idea what MIDNIGHT IN ST. PETERSBURG by
Vanora Bennett is trying to be. If
it wants to be a romance, it falls drastically short.
There is no spark there, as it were, and I was just so
I was really excited to read this after Read more...
I usually love second-chance romances. I'm a firm
believer that finding love is as much about luck and
timing as it is about compatibility, so this particular
trope just makes me happy. In HOW TO HANDLE A SCANDAL by
however, I spent a lot of the Read more...
In SECRET CHILD, ROYAL SCANDAL by Cat Schield, Noelle has
zero time for
Christian. They had a fling, sure, and that fling
resulted in a child, but she has long ago decided that
her kid and her kid's father need have nothing to do with
Unfortunately for Read more...
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS by Anita Hughes takes place in the span
of about a week.
Maybe two, but no more than a month. Our heroine starts
the book in love with one man and engaged to another by
the end of it. She's either an absolute idiot with no Read more...
ROOKIE MOVE by Sabrina Bowen is a super sexy, really fun
book from start
to finish. The heroine, Georgia Worthington, is a few
months into her new job and dealing with all the
associated stress there-in. Plus said new-job
is for a new NHL franchise and that stress Read more...
Y'all, WIFE FOR THE WEEKEND by Ophelia London was a little
odd. It's not that it didn't
work, it was just a little jarring at times. Jules is a
staunch environmentalist, complete with an intense
antipathy towards technology, a firm belief in feng sui,
and hyper judgmentalism Read more...
A lot of other reviewers have pointed out that SCOT IN THE
DARK by Sarah MacLean
doesn't exactly drip with historical accuracy. There are
idioms that aren't time-appropriate, and the behaviour of
both the hero and heroine are a bit more modern than
Regency. There's also Read more...
I wouldn't say I'm the biggest fan of magical realism -
the genre of fiction where the world is completely like
ours, but with small twists to magic. THE SECRET INGREDIENT
OF WISHES by Susan Bishop Crispell, however,
worked for me. The charming way the characters interacted
with each Read more...
THE GREEK'S READY-MADE WIFE is a typical Harlequin
Romance title. As reality is not what we're peddling
here, the author gets to take readers on a flight of
fancy into a world populated with characters who could
have walked out of the latest episode of your favorite Read more...
I grew up loving historical fiction and it was one of my
go-to subgenres. I've strayed from it a bit in recent
years but am trying to add more of it to my TBR. I
especially like storylines or time periods I haven't
already read about seven Read more...
If you've never read a Sabrina Jeffries novel and you
consider yourself a fan of Regency Romances, you are
simply missing out. She is one of the best of the genre, and
with her grasp on characterization and historical detail, I
know that I am in good hands whenever Read more...
Some books are so perfectly situated in their location
that you feel as though you've purchased a plane ticket.
So it is with THE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT, Ella Griffin's new
novel about a florist in Dublin and how she measures love
Lara has used flowers as therapy Read more...
DON'T YOU CRY held so much promise for me. I adored
Kubica's first book, THE GOOD GIRL, so when this came up
for review, I pounced. I bumped it up my review list and
eagerly cracked it open, ready to be transported by
Kubica's tight narration and Read more...
One of the common criticisms of historical romance is
that they all take place in ballrooms and at house
parties. While this is certainly true of a lot of Regency
romances, it is false on several other accounts. Firstly,
not even all Regency-era ones focus on ballrooms, and
there Read more...
For American audiences, Sarah Morgan may be an unfamiliar
name. Prolific in the UK, I discovered her work in a
Belfast charity shop, attracted to the colorful cover and
the need to distract myself from my onerous PhD work. I
inhaled the book quickly, and discovered an author I
would Read more...
TILL I KISSED YOU is the culmination of a story building
not only for the span of the two previous Cottonbloom
books, but for the lifetime of these characters. While
this can be read as a stand alone, I'll be honest and say
I think you'll be missing 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