Displaying items by tag: Recommended
Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:27
I have felt rather disconnected from historical romance of late. I do not read nearly as many historical romances as I once did, and I often don’t even notice - well until I read some great ones that remind me of what I am missing out on. Recently, I had this experience with two books: Tessa Dare’s Say Yes to the Marquess and Miranda Neville’s The Duke of Dark Desires. Both were wonderful stories with heart despite being very different.
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare is the lighter of the two romances. Clio Whitmore has been engaged to local lord, Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville, for eight long years. Piers has been absent for quite some time, working as a diplomat abroad. Clio is tired of waiting, and Piers really isn’t the husband she wants anyway. Determined to take control over her own life, Clio marches into a seedy area of London to find the only man who can free her from her engagement, Lord Rafe Brandon, her brother in law to be.
Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:47
Solving for Nic by Lexxi Callahan (contemporary, self published, December 2014, $2.99, 233pp)
Series: Self Made Men . . . Southern Style, book 2
He just gets a whole lot more than he bargained for with Lizzie.
Saturday, 03 January 2015 13:52
Shadowed Heart: Luc & Summer book 2 by Laura Florand (contemporary, December 2014, self-published, $3.99, 216pp)
Series: Amour et Chocolat
Three words, to call on all a man's strength, all his courage, all his love, and all his ability to hope and dream...and trust.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 19:19
A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai (erotic, self-published, November 2014, $4.99, 315pp)
Billionaire businesswoman Akira Mori can get anything and anyone her heart desires. Anyone, that is, except for a certain aloof author who has been dominating her dreams for over a decade. Accustomed to Jacob Campbell’s stern disapproval, Akira has turned provocation into an art, using every trick in her arsenal to keep the man from guessing the depth of her filthy fantasies.
Saturday, 06 December 2014 19:04
Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker (erotic, BDSM, self-published, December 2014, $3.99 e, 302pp)
Series: The Compass series, book 1
Sunday, 12 October 2014 20:12
Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wyle (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, 336pp)
Series: Reapers Motorcycle Club, book 4
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:16
I’ve had a tough time with the New Adult romance genre. There are several reasons, but one of the major ones seems to be the glaring disparity in what books get that label. Also, I’ve been burned by many NA books that were just horrible reads for me. But lately, I’ve read some fantastic ones that are making me reevaluate my opinion. Both Kristen Callihan’s The Hook Up and Scratch by Rhonda Helms hit the sweet spot for me with college-set stories that combine sweet and sexy romances with deep emotional angst. The stories are not the same, but have the same type of feel. I highly recommend both.
The Hook Up has Drew, the star college quarterback and Anna, the standoffish woman who is determined to keep her emotions bottled up. Drew is the pursuer, a man who sees Anna and falls for her immediately. Anna is gun shy and suspicious of Drew’s motives. How could the school’s star quarterback like her? Additionally, she has learned that relationships don’t last from her mother who has never had any luck with men.
Monday, 21 July 2014 18:05
Going Under by Jeffe Kennedy (erotic, Carina, July 2014, $3.99, 226pp)
Series: Falling Under, book one
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 19:13
Sun-Kissed by Laura Florand (contemporary, self-published, May 2014, $3.99, 199pp)
Series: Amour et Chocolat
Thursday, 08 May 2014 19:45
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James (contemporary, Berkley, May 2014, $7.99, 304pp)
Series: FBI/US Attorney, book 5