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3

Review: The Wife He Always Wanted by Cheryl Ann Smith

Review: The Wife He Always Wanted by Cheryl Ann Smith The Wife He Always Wanted Author: Cheryl Ann Smith Reviewer: Ang Rating: B-, 3 Stars What I’m Talking About: I want to like Cheryl Ann Smith’s novels. She steps out of the box and mixes Victorian period romances with decent mysteries. My struggle is that in every book I’ve read of hers one side of the story or the other suffers, The Wife He Always Wanted was no exception. It starts out strong. Rough and rowdy cowboy shows up at the door rescue the struggling and starving maiden and sister of his best friend, except he isn’t a cowboy–he is a gentlemen, and off they go on an adventure to...
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Aug
20

Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon Title: Doon Author: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon Reviewer: Ang Rating: A+, 5 Stars What I’m Talking About: Anyone who reads my reviews knows I am a tough grader. It is rare for me give anything higher than a B. I have exacting standards when it comes to books. I want a strong storyline, great characters and most of all I want to be brought into the story. I am the queen of show me, don’t tell me, which was why when I read Doon and found myself completely smitten with it, I was hesitant to turn in my grade. Don’t get me wrong when I turned the last page...
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Aug
16

Review: Behind His Blue Eyes by Kaki Warner

Review: Behind His Blue Eyes by Kaki Warner Behind His Blue Eyes Author: Kaki Warner Reviewer: Ang Rating: C What I’m Talking About: Let me start by saying I REALLY REALLY like Kaki Warner’s writing. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book I have read by her up to this point. I love the way she captures the Colorado frontier. I adore her handsome, haunted, brave heroes and her beautiful, feisty, smart heroines. She is a master of showing what is going on and capturing a moment or feeling. Her relationships are fun to read, the danger is real and I wait with baited breath for the kidnapping or other trouble to come and for the gallant hero...
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Jul
31

Review: In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Review: In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow In Too Deep Author: Michelle Kemper Brownlow Reviewer: Ang Rating: DNF Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him. Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought...
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Jun
25

Review: Carolina Girl by Virginia Kantra

Review: Carolina Girl by Virginia Kantra Carolina Girl Author: Virginia Kantra  Release Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Berkley Dare Island #2 ISBN: #978-0425251225 Genre: Contemporary Romance Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      Meg Fletcher spent her childhood dreaming of escaping Dare Island-her family’s home for generations. So after she landed a high-powered job in New York City, she left and never looked back. But when she loses both her job and the support of her long-term, live-in boyfriend, she returns home to lick her wounds and reevaluate her life.      Helping out her parents at the family inn, she can’t avoid the reminders of the past she’d...
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Jun
10

Review: How to Tame Your Duke by Juliana Gray

Review: How to Tame Your Duke by Juliana Gray How to Tame Your Duke Author: here Juliana Gray Release Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Berkley A Princess In Hiding #1 ISBN: #978-0425265666 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), ebook Book Source: Publisher About the book:       Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown—until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe…       England, 1888. Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until she’s forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws...
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May
8

Review: Whisper’s Edge by LuAnn McLane

Review: Whisper’s Edge by LuAnn McLane Whisper’s Edge Author: LuAnn McLane  Release Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Signet Cricket Creek #4 ISBN: #978-0451415578 Genre: Contemporary Romance Format(s): Paperback (304 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are affecting the residents of the local retirement community—until a handsome hero shows up         Savannah Perry loves her job as social director of Whisper’s Edge, a retirement community on the picturesque waterfront of Cricket Creek. Raised in foster care, twenty-nine-year-old Savannah feels treasured and loved by the retired residents, who treat her as their...
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Apr
9

Review: Let it Be Me by Kate Noble

Review: Let it Be Me by Kate Noble Let it Be Me Author: Kate Noble  Release Date: April 2, 2013 Publisher: Berkley The Blue Raven #5 ISBN: #978-0425251201 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher/ NetGalley About the book: Bridget longs to meet a gentleman who doesn’t mention her beautiful sister upon shaking her hand. But since being branded a shrew after a disastrous social season, Bridget knows she’s lucky to even have a man come near her. It’s enough to make a lady flee the country… So Bridget heads to Venice for music lessons with the renowned Italian composer Vincenzo Carpenini, with whom she’s been corresponding. But not only is Carpenini not...
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Mar
6

Review: The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie

Review: The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie The Autumn Bride Author: Anne Gracie  Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013 Publisher: Berkley Chance Sisters #1 ISBN: #978-0425259252 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher/ NetGalley About the book:      Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice’s predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice’s eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her “nieces,” neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!...
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Feb
19

Review: The Dark Lady by Maire Clairmont

Review: The Dark Lady by Maire Clairmont The Dark Lady Author: Maire Clairmont  Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013 Publisher: Signet Eclipse Mad Passions #1 ISBN: #978-0451417992 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (336 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse. Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross...
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