Review: A Bad Boy for Christmas

Review: A Bad Boy for ChristmasA Bad Boy for Christmas by Kelly Hunter My rating: 4 of 5 stars I liked this book. That said, I’m an old cranky bitch who likes to find things to complain about and picky as hell. I’ve liked the books Kelly Hunter had written for Harlequin Presents in the past. Going into this book,... Read More »

Review: Marriage Meltdown by Emma Darcy

Review: Marriage Meltdown by Emma DarcyMarriage Meltdown by Charlotte Lamb My rating: 4 of 5 stars I never thought I would enjoy the “marriage in peril” trope. You know, the one where hero/heroine are in a troubled marriage and they go through some stuff and rediscover they’re made for each other, so there’s lots of “whoa, we’ve never done it... Read More »

Review: Abduction

Review: AbductionAbduction by Charlotte Lamb My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have never come across a heroine in a contemporary romance novel so broken and weak that I don’t want her to end up with anyone at all. That the only happy ending I want for her is a safe place in a high-walled, gated... Read More »

Review: Castelli’s Virgin Widow

Review: Castelli’s Virgin WidowCastelli’s Virgin Widow by Caitlin Crews My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was all set to give this book a A- or at the very least, a B+, I liked the beginning so much. It is always a cause for celebration in all my years of reading Harlequin Presents whenever I come across a... Read More »

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name[Fake Blurb Alert!] She has never belonged anywhere… Luanna Joy is the most beautiful girl in Belle Terre, Alabama. But she is also the loneliest. Other girls have never invited her to their parties or get-togethers. They never asked her to hang out and have a drink after work. She had often wondered if they... Read More »

The Vulcan’s Secret Baby

The Vulcan’s Secret Baby[Fake Plot Summary!] She vowed never to be overruled by passion… Lady T’Shaih of House Sarek, the youngest daughter of Councilor Sarek and the last one to leave the fold, has finally convinced her strict and forbidding father to release her from the cloister and let her attend Starfleet Academy. Ever since her older sister... Read More »

Review: All Night Long

Review: All Night LongAll Night Long by Anne Mather My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” type of story and I dug it for the most part. I thought the heroine protested a little too hard and a little too long to her own detriment…and yes, the hero is in... Read More »

One Night with a Snifter…of Whiskey

One Night with a Snifter…of Whiskey[Fake Plot Summary!] Sunshine Derby comes from a long line of powerful witches mated with shape-shifters. Her mother had married a werewolf, Sunshine’s father, and after his death, became the queen consort of the king of the most powerful pride in California. Her step-father was a fair and righteous male, if not a kind one,... Read More »

Let’s Not Play Any Games…

Let’s Not Play Any Games…[monologue] After months of searching, I’ve finally found you, bellissima, and here we are now in this quaint little diner in some backwater town… Giancarlo! Dove siamo? Che vuol dire, che non sai? Texas? Come diavolo siamo arrivati qui? Ah, basta! Forgive me for my outburst, cara mia… my driver, he takes me a little... Read More »

Not Quite Ready for Love

Not Quite Ready for Love[in media res] Renee could only stare in fascinated horror as she watched her former lover’s head move slowly toward her and knew he meant to kiss her on the mouth. She knew it was going to happen, expected it and even mentally prepared herself for it. But nothing could have prepared her for the... Read More »