“Fever” by Joan Swan (romantic suspense w/paranormal elements, Kensington, February 2012, $14.00, 352pp)
Series: Phoenix Rising
“A Rogue by Any Other Name” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
“Lust in the Library” by Amelia Fayer (erotic, Avon Red, February 2012, $0.99, 96pp): First off, I was intrigued by the title of this book. As a librarian, I can’t help but be interested in books that feature libraries or librarians. It is a bit of a compulsion. So, I didn’t bother to actually read a description of this one before I requested an e-ARC. I mention this because “Lust in the Library” was not what I was expecting it to be. It actually has two separate although related stories, and in my opinion is much closer to erotica than erotic romance. While I do read erotica, I much prefer erotic romance – and generally don’t review erotica. This all makes me a bit uncomfortable or unsure about how to discuss my reaction to these two stories, especially since this one didn't work so well for me.
The first story is “Necking in Nonfiction” and explores the blossoming sexual relationship between Sara, the librarian, and William, a researcher. Sara and William are attracted to each other, but neither have been able to make a move – until Sara tracks William down in the stacks one day. This leads to a hot and heavy necking session that is followed by some oral sex in the elevator, some solo action in the stacks and the big finish in Sarah’s office behind the circulation desk.
“Angels' Flight” by Nalini Singh – anthology including “Angels' Pawn,” “Angels' Judgment,” “Angel's Wolf,” and “Angel's Dance” (paranormal, Berkley, February 2012, $7.99, 368pp)
Giveaway: Berkley is giving away one copy of this book to a US resident who comments on this review. Contest is open until Monday, February 28, 2012 at Noon EST. Winner will be chosen at random.
Series: Guild Hunters
“Nightfire” by Lisa Marie Rice (erotic, romantic suspense, Avon Red, February 2012, $13.99, 320pp)
Series: The Protectors
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:22 Written by Jennifer Porter
“Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel” by Samantha Grace (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 412pp): How do I talk about “Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel,” Samantha Grace’s debut historical romance? I don’t really know. I had a very difficult time reading this book. While it had a strong setup and characters I thought were great together (well, at first), the central source of conflict between the hero and the heroine was The Big Misunderstanding – ok, really The Big Misunderstandings that happened again and again and again. The story showed such promise but that promise was not realized.
Miss Lana Hillary is in her second season – and is still unwed. Her mother is obsessively worried that Lana has no prospects and is pushing less than desirable men at her daughter. Lana catches the attention of Lord Andrew Forest, a younger son of a duke who is rake, scoundrel and pleasure seeker. Yet, something about Lana calls to Drew, so much so that he cannot stay away from her – despite his brother’s explicit order to leave the innocent woman alone.
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:55 Written by Jennifer Porter
“The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, January 2012, $7.99, 496pp)
Series: The Cynster Sisters’ Trilogy & 18th Cynster book
“Intimate Exposure” by Portia Da Costa (erotic, Carina, February 2012, $3.99, 40,000 words)
“Not Wicked Enough” by Carolyn Jewel (historical, Berkley, February 2012, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: Seducing the Scoundrels
“The Rogue Pirate’s Bride” by Shana Galen (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 352pp)
Series: Sons of Revolution