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Recommended Reads by Dear Author for February 2012

Erotic romances:

  • Rush by Maya Banks (reviewed and recommended by Kati D)
  • Going Under by Lauren Dane (review to come, recommended by Kati D)


  • The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee (reviewed and recommended by Jennie)
  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean  (reviewed  by Dabney who initially recommended it but upon review decided on a lower grade)


The rest of us? Jia, Jayne and I?  We are still reading but none of the books we are reading are rising to the recommended level this month.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Ros
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 11:16:05

    I’m pretty sure Sunita’s review of the Sarah Morgan went up a week or two ago.

  2. Anne V
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 11:24:40

    January 28. I remember it. I bought it from the review.

  3. Estara
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 11:30:45

    Jia, you might like And All the Stars – that would be something to recommend, hehe. And the ebook is only a dollar this February.

  4. Shelly
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:04:58

    From the linked review, it didn’t sound like One Good Earl Deserves a Lover was recommended.

  5. Jane
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:09:48

    @Shelly: You may be right. I’ll have to check with Dabney.

  6. Dabney
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 13:17:11

    @Shelly: When I read it the first time, I really enjoyed it. When I read it the second time, I realized I didn’t like the book as much as I liked the series. (I still enjoyed it.) I tried to reflect that in my review.

    I would recommend the book to anyone who is interested in the plot lines begun in the first novel. However, I gave this book a lower grade because it’s weakest as a love story and thus is not a strong romance.

  7. Readsalot81
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 13:18:08

    The Type Writer Girl is going on my wishlist. I’ve been looking for that one at my library, but no dice so far. I loved How to Misbehave and Crazy Thing Called Love. Both of those books ended up with me purchasing other books by those authors :)

  8. Shelly
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 13:59:33

    Thanks for this info, Dabney. I was on the fence with this one because of your review, but now I think I’ll give it a shot. I really liked her earlier books and I enjoyed Rogue.

  9. cleo
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 18:36:03

    Reservations for Two is on my wishlist – because it was featured here recently (as a print debut iirc). I’m waiting for the review. I love the premise (Polish restaurant in Chicago – I’m there), but the writing in the excerpt was a little clunky (for lack of a better word) for my taste.

  10. Amy
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 01:39:52

    I recently finished Going Under after reading Kati’s review. I’m curious why it is not listed here under a “Paranormal Romance” label? It really doesn’t fit my definition of erotic romance — which is similar to Jane’s (as described in; nor does it seem to be a romance that is particularly sexed up (the general consensus based on that poll from the earlier post)?

  11. amandine
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 03:35:04

    Just randomly noticed the title on this post is for feb 2012 and its a feb 2013 post. If only we could use this post to time travel!!

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