Dear Ms. Reid: Romance is equated with porn quite often. Porn, of course, is traditionally labeled as a creative activity that has no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire. If romance is porn in any way, it is emotional porn in that the romance novel stimulates ... more >
Public Marriage, Private Secrets by Helen Bianchin Bianchin has a certain trope she likes to write and most of her books are a variation on the theme of two people who married because their families wanted it and they were a good match on paper, who secretly fall in love ... more >
Dear Ms. March: I know when the review copy first came to my house, I pretty much passed it over. The title, I think, was a bit twee but a month or so ago, I came across the review copy again and learned that this was your debut book. I ... more >
If I were to describe this plot, I would say that it is a plot of estranged spouses. Ned has gone from boy to man, as is most often the result of journeys. And Lady Kathleen has suffered the rumor of her husband's swift removal for the past three years. But this book is so much more than the reconciliation of estranged spouses. It is more than the two protagonist's getting to know each other as they fall in love, despite the forced marriage. No, this is a book about what makes a hero.
Hot Finish is a Save the Contemporary pick. Go here to find out details on how to win an 8 GB iPod Touch. Dear Ms. McCarthy: I love this series and I particularly love this book. One reason is because sarcastic, outspoken, irreverent and bossy Suzanne isn’t toned down when ... more >
Dear Ms. Ashley: I really enjoyed The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie and started reading the sequel featuring a brother of Lord Ian the minute Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage dropped on my doorstep. Lady Isabella met and married Roland Mackenzie on the night of her debutante ball. Mac, as ... more >