Dear Ms. Sorenson, It is with regret that I write this DNF review. The blurb of “Stranded with Her Ex” sounded so interesting. Two divorced wildlife researchers – a seal researcher and a shark expert, stuck together out on a… more
Dear Ms. Guhrke: When I read a couple of books in your bachelor girls series, I wasn't sure your historical voice was compatible with my reader's ear. Then Jane started urging me to read your new back-to-back releases, which are… more
Dear Ms. James, I enjoy a good ‘second chance at romance’ story and the blurb, which mentioned the heroine standing in as an elf and later corralling kittens, sounded cute so I gave “Heating Up the Holidays” a shot. Mrs…. 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.
Dear Ms. Hunter: Reader Statch recommended your books a few weeks ago. Fortunately for me two things existed. First, the four books preceding Red Hot Renegade were already digitized and easy for me to purchase and download. (FN1). Second,… more
Dear Ms. Braemel: I like good erotic romance and even though I know that it is hard to do and there are some real clunkers out there, I continue to return in hopes of finding a new gem. While Texas… more
Dear Ms. Stacey: There has been a good deal of buzz around your upcoming release, Exclusively Yours, which is also one of the titles included in the Carina Press launch. Curious on both counts and always looking for a good… more
Dear Ms. Brenna: Sometimes the hardest reviews to write are the ones about books that are totally competent yet somehow failed to reach me as a reader and this is one of those reviews. The writing was competent. There was… more
Dear Ms. Burton, After being inundated with shifters, weres, vampires, and all sorts of alien and/or immortal life forms, it’s nice to indulge in a Contemporary Chaser (yes, right along the lines of a Unicorn Chaser). I believe the only… more
Dear Readers: It has been five years since we've had a new Laura Kinsale book to read, and Lessons in French is quite a departure from her last book, Shadowheart. Callie, or more properly, Lady Callista Taillefaire, is a 27-year… more
Dear Ms. Reid: I’m a big, but recent, Harlequin Presents fan. When the blogger bundles came out and one of them was a collection of Harlequin Presents, I couldn’t resist the lure to buy them (plus, they are $9.99 at… more
Dear Ms. Boyle: I don’t think I’ve read any significant number of your novels but I wanted to read a historical. How I Met My Countess blurb promised a reconciled lover story and I thought I would give it a… more
A Black Tie Affair begins a series about the Smith sisters who are famously as beautiful as the “Cushing, Bouvier, and Miller sisters.” The Smith sisters have had a long history with the Clayworth’s of Chicago, the last event being the hasty termination of their father, former treasurer of the Clayworth department store. There are rumors that Mr. Smith was let go because of something shady and this only serves to foster negative feelings by the Smiths toward the Clayworths, or so we are told.
Athena Smith fell in love with Drew Clayworth and he with her. When his parents died in the Fastnet sailing race, Athena was there for him. Drew felt that Athena had betrayed him and their relationship ended.
Dear Ms. O’Keefe: I mentioned on Twitter that I wanted to try out more Harlequin Superromance authors and Larissa Ione suggested your books. I am so glad for the recommendation. Baby Makes Three is not a book I would have… more
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Dear Ms. Shinn,