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Sunday, 23 October 2011 19:50
“Serpent’s Kiss” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Berkley, October 2011, $7.99, 336pp)
Series: The Elder Races
Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:07
“If You Hear Her” by Shiloh Walker (romantic suspense, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 400pp)
****Spoiler Alert: I try hard to avoid giving away spoilers that may ruin the reading experience. But in this review, I do talk about a surprising facet to the ending of the book. I recommend that readers who dislike spoilers avoid this review.****
Lately, I have had a definite partiality for romantic suspense. If one comes in from a publisher, I can’t resist reading it, and this was definitely the case when an ARC of Shiloh Walker’s “If You Hear Her” arrived in my mailbox. I was excited to sit down and read this book. But something rather interesting happened while I was reading this one.
Sunday, 16 October 2011 20:48
“Sapphire” by Jeffe Kennedy (erotic, contemporary, Carina Press, October 2011, $3.99, 247kb – ebook)
M. Taylor Hamilton is a driven businesswoman with a set life plan. Her work is her life. Taylor uses her work as a shield to protect herself from getting too close to anyone. But Adam Kirliss sees beneath the brittle façade to the passionate woman hiding inside, yearning for someone to push past her defenses. Adam believes himself to be that man.
Sunday, 16 October 2011 13:40
“In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October, 2011, $7.99, 448pp)
Series: The Cynster Sisters Trilogy
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 20:41
“Darkness Dawns” by Dianne Duvall (paranormal, Zebra, February 2011, $6.99, 346pp)
Series: Immortal Guardians
Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . .
Monday, 10 October 2011 16:25
“Night Moves” by Stephanie Tyler (romantic suspense, Dell, October 2011, $7.99, 368pp)
Series: Shadow Force
Monday, 03 October 2011 20:12
“Dating and Other Dangers” by Natalie Anderson (contemporary, Mills and Boon, July 2011, £2.65, 266pp)*
Natalie Anderson brings the battle of the sexes into the Internet age in “Dating and Other Dangers.” It pits Nadia Keenan, a woman scorned and proprietor of the WomanBWarned dating website, against Ethan Rush, a serial dater who ends up on Nadia’s site as an object of scorn. The battle is an intense one that puts both Nadia and Ethan through significant emotional turmoil. The end result is a thoroughly modern tale that will make readers believe that the battle of the sexes can have a satisfying and happy ending.
Friday, 30 September 2011 18:28
“What a Duke Wants” by Lavinia Kent (historical, Avon, October 2011, $7.99, 384pp): Most romance readers have particular plot devices that drive them crazy, that push all of the wrong emotional buttons and make it difficult to enjoy certain books. One of mine is when a historical hero asks the love interest to become his mistress. These heroes often seem to be so incredibly ignorant about the plight of women with no money, with no one to protect them and/or with no choices. I find it hard to forgive these very selfish and shortsighted heroes – which makes it very difficult to believe that they deserve a happily ever after.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:43
"Inferno's Kiss" by Monica Burns (paranormal, Berkley, October 2011, $15.00, 368pp)
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:32
“Seduction of a Highland Lass” by Maya Banks (historical, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 352pp)
“Seduction of a Highland Lass” is the second book in Maya Banks’ McCabe trilogy. Set in Scotland, the story follows Ewan McCabe's brother Alaric as he sets out to a neighboring clan to sacrifice himself on the altar of matrimony in order to solidify plans for an alliance. But something happens to Alaric on his way to meet his intended which changes the course of this life.