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Friday, 29 June 2012 19:36

Review: Scandal Wears Satin

Scandal_Wears_Satin“Scandal Wears Satin” by Loretta Chase (historical, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: The Dressmakers #2


The Earl of Longmore's sister Lady Clara has gotten herself into trouble and must marry a man neither she or her family like.  But with the help of her dressmaker, Sophy Noirot, things just maybe all will turn out right.


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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:03

Review: Willow Springs

WillowSprings“Willow Springs” by Toni Blake (contemporary, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: Book 5 of Destiny Series


This lovesick matchmaker has finally met her match…

Amy Bright might be the best matchmaker in Destiny, Ohio, but she's desperately shy when it comes to her own love life—and helpless when it comes to Logan Whitaker, the best friend whom she's head-over-heels in love with. So Amy decides to become Logan's secret admirer, sending him sensual love letters steamy enough to unseal their own envelopes. One letter leads to another, one thing leads to another, and then comes an unplanned kiss…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:56

Review: A Night Like This

Night_Like_This“A Night Like This” by Julia Quinn (historical, Avon, June 2012, $7.99, 384pp)




Series: The Smythe-Smith Quartet

  1. “Just Like Heaven” – Honoria Smythe-Smith & Marcus Holyroyd
  2. “A Night Like This” – Anne Wynter & Daniel Smythe-Smith


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Sunday, 27 May 2012 08:19

Review: Hot for Fireman

hot-for-fireman-150“Hot for Fireman” by Jennifer Bernard (contemporary, Avon, June 2012, $5.99, 384pp)


Series: Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

  1. “The Fireman Who Loved Me” - Melissa McGuire & Harry Brody
  2. “Hot for Fireman” – Katie Dean & Ryan Blake


Katie Dean is stuck running her Dad’s bar and hires Ryan Blake as her new bartender, but runs into trouble as she tries to keep the bar afloat and look for a way to torch it at the same time.  How was she supposed to know Ryan is a former firefighter.


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Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:17

Review: Rescue Me

Rescue-Me-171x300“Rescue Me” by Rachel Gibson (contemporary, Avon, June 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

Mercedes (Sadie) Howell is a successful realtor who returns to her small hometown in Texas to attend her cousin’s wedding.  Seen as a maverick by the proper ladies of town, she hasn’t returned since her high school graduation.  She arrives in town in time to rescue former Navy SEAL Vince Haven whose truck has broken down on his way to Lovett to visit his aunt. Will these two outsiders fit into Lovett, TX or cause a scandal?


Review: (This reviewer gives "Rescue Me" 3 of 5 stars)
This book was good, but while it had its funny moments in many ways it dragged.  Vince and Sadie spend more time apart in the first half of the book than together.  One thing that bothered me were all the current event references, which I believe will date the book quickly, and make this one not something to be picked up and enjoyed time and again.  But all and all a decent read.


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Friday, 27 April 2012 19:14

Review: Lyon's Bride

LYONS-BRIDE_223“Lyon’s Bride” by Cathy Maxwell (historical, Avon, May 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: The Chattan Curse

  1. “Lyon’s Bride” – Thea Martin & Neal Chattan, Lord Lyon
  2. “The Scottish Witch” – Harry Chattan (to be released in November of 2012)
  3. “The Devil’s Heart” – Margaret Chattan (to be released in early 2013)


"When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above..."


They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined— and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying— and having a son—without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever.


Enter beautiful Thea Martin—a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride—a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.


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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:43

Review: A Week to Be Wicked

week-to-be-wicked-mm-c“A Week to Be Wicked” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 354pp)




Series: Spindle Cove

  1. “A Night to Surrender” – Victor Bramwell & Susanna Finch
  2. “Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” – Violet Winterbottom & Lord Christian Pierce
  3. “A Week to Be Wicked” – Minerva Highwood & Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne
  4. “A Lady by Midnight” – Kate Taylor & Samuel Thorne (a September 2012 release)


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Thursday, 29 March 2012 17:49

Cathy Maxwell's When Dreams Come True

WhenDreamsComeTrue_dblCathy Maxwell's "When Dreams Come True" was re-released on March 27, 2012. Read on to learn more about this romance classic, to read an excerpt, to win a copy and to find out what is up next for Cathy Maxwell


Giveaway: Cathy Maxwell is giving away one copy of "When Dreams Come True" to one winner. To enter, simply comment on this post. Contest will be open until Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Midnight EST. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be chosen randomly.


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Confessions“Confessions from an Arranged Marriage” by Miranda Neville (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 384)




Series: The Burgundy Club

  1. “The Wild Marquis” – the Marquis of Chase & Juliana Merton
  2. “The Dangerous Viscount” – Diana Fanshawe & Sebastian Iverley
  3. “The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton” – Celia Seaton & Tarquin Compton
  4. “Confessions from an Arranged Marriage” – Minerva Montrose & the Marquis of Blakeney


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Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:49

Review: The Husband Hunt

husbandhunt_150“The Husband Hunt” by Lynsay Sands (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 384pp)



  1. “The Countess” – Christiana & Richard
  2. “The Heiress” – Suzette & Daniel
  3. “The Husband Hunt” – Lisa & Robert


Hmm. I’m having a difficult time trying to process by thoughts on Lynsay Sands’ “The Husband Hunt.” It is the final book in a trilogy about the three Madison sisters. Christiana found her true love in “The Countess” and Suzette in “The Heiress” – two books that actually take place at the same time. I love both of these books. They were extremely funny and sweet. I was so anxious for the third book, especially since Lisa has been pining for Robert since the start of the series. While parts of the story surpassed my expectations, others made me want to yell loudly (and throw things).


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