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Review: The Paris Key by Julie..

Posted September 15, 2015 by Nima in Rating C, reviews, woman's fiction
Review: The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell

The Paris Key Author: Juliet Blackwell Reviewer: Nima Rating: C What I’m Talking About: The Paris Key is aptly named on several levels. I like a good title. In this case it ties together multiple plot points of locksmithing, love, ghosts of the past, and finding a way through to the future.  Main character Genevieve […]

Review: Breakout by Ann Aguirr..

Posted September 9, 2015 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Breakout by Ann Aguirre

Breakout Author: Ann Aguirre Reviewer:  Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Breakout picks up right where Havoc left off, completing the Dred Chronicles.  The series should be read in order.  New readers of the trilogy will have the luxury of reading the series without the publication gaps the rest of us have experienced.  However, […]

Review: The Highlander’s..

Posted August 31, 2015 by Nima in historical romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester

The Highlander’s Bride Author: Amanda Forester Reviewer: Nima Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: There are something like a million books out there (ok, I’m exaggerating, but there are a lot) that share the title or some variation of The Highlander’s Bride. We like our Scottish heroes and imagining what’s under—or not under—their kilts.  Come […]

Review: All Wound Up by Jaci B..

Posted August 18, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating C, reviews
Review: All Wound Up by Jaci Burton

All Wound Up Author: Jaci Burton Reviewer: Nima Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Ok, this is book ten.  Burton successfully does what she’s done the entire series.  All Wound Up continues to deliver what her readers have come to love and expect with this series. More of the same isn’t a bad thing, especially […]

Review: Hot Nights with the Fi..

Posted July 27, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating D, reviews
Review: Hot Nights with the Fireman by Lynne Silver

Hot Nights with the Fireman Author: Lynne Silver Reviewer: Nima Rating: D What I’m Talking About: Lynne Silver is a new-to-me author.  Hot Nights with the Fireman is the first in her Alpha Heroes series. It’s the heated love story of fire fighter Jason Moore and ambitious public relations expert Valerie Wainwright. It should have […]

Review: Back to Us by Christi ..

Posted July 15, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Back to Us by Christi Barth

Back to Us Author: Christi Barth Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Christi Barth is another new-to-me author and may I say, “So far, so good.”  After reading Back to Us, book three in the Shore Secrets series at Barth’s request, I wish I had read the first two.  The story can absolutely […]

Review: The Glass Arrow

Posted July 8, 2015 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, YA Literature
Review: The Glass Arrow

The Glass Arrow Author: Kristen Simmons Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Glass Arrow is set in a future Earth dystopia.  In this alternative future, women have been reduced to little more than cattle, bought and sold at public auction.  When the female population rises too high, female infants and children are […]

Review: If You’re Not th..

Posted June 10, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating D, reviews
Review: If You’re Not the One by Jemma Forte

If You’re Not the One Author: Jemma Forte Reviewer: Nima Rating: D What I’m Talking About: If You’re Not the One had an intriguing premise.  It piqued my interest and I was excited to start the book.  Unfortunately, what began with great promise did not deliver.  Main character Jennifer Wright is dissatisfied with a life […]

Review: Suddenly One Summer by..

Posted May 27, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Suddenly One Summer Author: Julie James Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Suddenly One Summer will be released just in time for your summer vacation.  It’s definitely one you want to earmark for poolside enjoyment.  It is a light, romantic story without a lot of conflict.  It’s the kind of no-stress read with […]

Review: A Midsummer Night̵..

Posted May 12, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating C, reviews
Review: A Midsummer Night’s Romp by Katie MacAlister

A Midsummer Night’s Romp Author: Katie MacAlister Reviewer: Nima Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: A Midsummer Night’s Romp is the second installment in the Ainsley Brothers series.  The Ainsley brothers are part of a large crew that have been adopted by Lord and Lady Ainsley.  Set in modern day England, there is no real […]

Review: Joe Steele by Harry Tu..

Posted April 29, 2015 by Nima in Historical Fiction, Rating C, reviews
Review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

Joe Steele Author: Harry Turtledove Reviewer: Nima Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili was born in the Soviet Union in 1878.  When he was in his 30s, he took the name Stalin from the Russian for “man of steel.”  What if Joseph Stalin’s parents had immigrated to the United States before he […]

Review: Sanguine Mountain by J..

Posted April 15, 2015 by Nima in paranormal YA, Rating A, reviews, YA Literature
Review: Sanguine Mountain by Jennifer Foxcroft

Sanguine Mountain Author: Jennifer Foxcroft Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Sanguine Mountain’s title suggests a story of vampires and blood.  There is blood, although very little, and there are vampire—bats.  Neither Lestat nor Edward Cullen are sneaking in anyone’s windows.  The only creatures of the night in this tale are actual bats.  […]

Review: Love After All by Jaci..

Posted March 30, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Love After All by Jaci Burton

Love After All Author: Jaci Burton Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: I’m not exactly sure how to review Love After All, book 4 in the Hope Series.  It is a very predictable narrative because there’s virtually no plot.  Parts of it are even cliché for the regular romance reader. There is a […]

Review: Playing with Fire by K..

Posted March 6, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Playing with Fire by Kat Black

Playing with Fire Author: Kat Black Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I admit it, I have literary hang-ups.  Among the worst offenders to me are titles that have little or nothing to do with the story, messy endings, and anything from words to whole phrases that are painfully overused.  Unfortunately, “Playing with […]

Reviews: The First Kiss + Kiss..

Posted February 17, 2015 by Nima in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Reviews: The First Kiss + Kiss Me Hello by Grace Burrowes

The First Kiss Kiss Me Hello Author: Grace Burrowes Reviewer: Nima Rating: B and B+ What I’m Talking About: The First Kiss and Kiss Me Hello are the second and third books in the Sweetest Kisses series.  The First Kiss tells the story of two damaged people, concert pianist Vera Waltham and contract attorney James […]