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After the Wedding
by Courtney Milan
"Two Pollyannas fall in love"
Posted April 28, 2018

AFTER THE WEDDING is second book in Courtney Milan's Worth Saga. Book 1, ONCE UPON A MARQUESS, was released in 2015, and Read more...

The Sins of Lord Lockwood
by Meredith Duran
"Tortured Lord pursues revenge, but can't reject love"
Posted March 24, 2018

THE SINS OF LORD LOCKWOOD is book six in the Rules for the Reckless series by the redoubtable Meredith Duran. Liam Devaliant, our tortured (literally!) earl, first stepped into our notice a decade ago in THE Read more...

Hurts to Love You
by Alisha Rai
"Even angst and family drama cannot stop true love"
Posted March 18, 2018

HURTS TO LOVE YOU is book three in the angsty goodness of Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series. I have always enjoyed Rai's writing, but she has outdone herself with this latest contemporary series. I Read more...

A Brush with Shadows
by Anna Lee Huber
"Delightful familial murder mystery on the chilling moors"
Posted March 13, 2018

A BRUSH OF SHADOWS is book six in the Georgian Lady Darby historical mystery series. I love this series, it is always filled with rich depictions of the era and a good mystery I can dig Read more...

Burn Bright
by Patricia Briggs
"Werewolves fight witchcraft's treachery against close allies of their own pack"
Posted March 8, 2018

BURN BRIGHT by author Patricia Briggs is book five in the Alpha and Omega series which is closely linked to the Mercy Thompson series. Both fabulous series focus on children of the Marrok, the Read more...

Lake Silence
by Anne Bishop
"Gritty and dark fantasy provides a taut and satisfying ride"
Posted March 7, 2018

LAKE SILENCE is book one in the new series, World of the Others, which is set in the same world as the creepily fantastic series The Others by Anne Bishop. My lord, can this Read more...

A Duke in the Night
by Kelly Bowen
"Bachelor duke meets his match in a blutestocking headmistress"
Posted February 20, 2018

A DUKE IN THE NIGHT is book one in a new series by Kelly Bowen, Devils of Dover. Kelly Bowen is an auto-read historical author for me, bursting onto the publishing scene in 2014. Don Read more...

The Trouble with True Love
by Laura Lee Guhrke
"Eavesdropping leads to blackmail, blackmail leads to love"
Posted February 14, 2018

THE TROUBLE WITH TRUE LOVE is book two in the Dear Lady Truelove series by Laura Lee Guhrke. Two sisters have taken over the running of the family's business, a newspaper. It's all that Read more...

A Treacherous Curse
by Deanna Raybourn
"Delightfully witty Victorian sleuth and her sidekick foil Egyptian thief"
Posted January 2, 2018

A TREACHEROUS CURSE is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series by the stupendously clever Deanna Raybourn. If I could pick anyone to be when I grow up, it would be Raybourn. She's witty, well read Read more...

A Distant Heart
by Sonali Dev
"Lush book of hope and romantic connection in the face of challenges"
Posted December 31, 2017

Sonali Dev is an author I heard about for quite some time before picking up her first book. Most of my major books blogs were raving about Dev's writing, but as someone with no interest in watching Bollywood movies, I figured a book series labeled Read more...

Heart on Fire
by Amanda Bouchet
"It all comes to a head in this tense and sexy finale"
Posted December 10, 2017

HEART ON FIRE is the eagerly awaited completion to The Kingmaker Trilogy by Amanda Bouchet. Reading this series in order is crucial. Bouchet takes to heart the phrase Go Big or Go Home; she definitely Read more...

Amid the Winter Snow
by Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Elizabeth Hunter, Jeffe Kennedy
"Lush and atmospheric anthology of winter fantasy and love"
Posted December 3, 2017

AMID THE WINTER SNOW is an anthology that showcases some of my very favorite fantasy/paranormal romance authors. The theme underpinning the anthology is that of romance blooming during the stark beauty of a snowy winter season. Coming during the last month of the year, this book quite easily makes Read more...

Someone to Wed
by Mary Balogh
"Sweet and contemplative Regency romance"
Posted November 8, 2017

SOMEONE TO WED is book 3 in the Westcott series by long-term favorite Regency romance author Mary Balogh. I think I'm still somehow stuck in her last series, the Read more...

House of Shadows
by Nicola Cornick
"Beautifully wrought intertwining tale of three couples across the ages"
Posted October 4, 2017

HOUSE OF SHADOWS is a standalone multi-time frame saga from historical fiction and historical romance author Nicola Cornick. I want to call this a time slip novel, buts it's not, really. The underpinning of the three couples across the three different time periods are the divination tools of Read more...

Archangel's Viper
by Nalini Singh
"Searing love between two deadly creatures"
Posted October 3, 2017

ARCHANGEL's VIPER is book 10 in the unspeakably good Guild Hunter series by author Nalini Singh. This is a series centered around Raphael, the Archangel of New York, his consort Elena (who was once a Guild Hunter Read more...

The Shift of the Tide
by Jeffe Kennedy
"Will a magical shapeshifter have to sacrifice love to fulfill her duty?"
Posted September 29, 2017

THE SHIFT OF THE TIDE by Jeffe Kennedy is book 3 in The Uncharted Realms and book 6 in the related The Twelve Kingdoms series. Kennedy writes lovely fantasy and romance wrapped up in a pleasing package. This is a series that benefits from being read Read more...

Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap
by Julie Anne Long
"This is easily one of the top romance books of 2017"
Posted September 20, 2017

DIRTY DANCING AT DEVIL'S LEAP is book three in the glorious Hellcat Canyon series by Julie Anne Long. I came to appreciate Long's word from her Read more...

Devil's Cut
by J.R. Ward
"Mesmerizing end to a convoluted soap opera drama of sex, power, and betrayal"
Posted August 29, 2017

DEVIL'S CUT is book 3 in the gloriously maladjusted The Bourbon Kings trilogy by J.R. Ward. This is a fun and trashy Twinky sort of book, with no redeeming nutritive value, but plenty of enjoyment to Read more...

The Duchess Deal
by Tessa Dare
"Funny and sexy Regency reworking of Beauty and the Beast"
Posted August 9, 2017

THE DUCHESS DEAL is book 1 in Tessa Dare's new series, Girl Meets Duke. THE DUCHESS DEAL is a Regency romance re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. We get a monstrously scarred Beast hero with a gruff and grouchy exterior whose heart eventually melts Read more...

by Ilona Andrews
"Magic and love make for a wild ride in this exceptionally captivating PNR world"
Posted August 7, 2017

Let me start out by saying, thank god that WILDFIRE by Ilona Andrews does not appear to be the last book in the Hidden Legacy series. This series was listed on Goodreads as a trilogy. But WILDFIRE is clearly not Read more...

Make Kay

Make works in Florida, and would love to have more time to get through her massive TBR pile! A lifelong avid reader, Make loves to read book blogs and hear from authors when she is not working or reading.

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