Reviews: Books We Love

Here are the reviews submitted by our review team, listed in order of appearance. To find books by genre, please see the Reviews Menu below Our Books in the sidebar.

Reivew: Take Me by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

Reivew: Take Me by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

Book info: Title: Take Me (Bit of Life, #1) Author: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey Publisher: Eire Publishing Release Date: April 29, 2014 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC received from Author Book Summary: With his wife away on business, Trevor … Continue reading

Review: Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

Book info: Title: Blind Faith Author: Rebecca Zanetti Publisher: Forever (Grand Central) Pub date: May 6th, 2014 Book description: A betrayal he couldn’t forget . . . For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret … Continue reading

Review: A Shot of Red by Tracy March

Review: A Shot of Red by Tracy March

Book info: Title: A Shot of Red Author: Tracy March Publisher: Entangled Edge Release Date: April 21, 2014 Category: Romantic Suspense/Thriller Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Book Summary: After fleeing DC following a one-night stand that had her … Continue reading

Review: Molly Gets Her Man by Julie Rowe

Review: Molly Gets Her Man by Julie Rowe

Book info: Title: Molly Gets Her Man Author: Julie Rowe Publisher: Entangled Ignite Release Date: January 27, 2014 Rating: 3.5 Stars Source: Received from Author Book Summary: Trust is earned, not given… When flaky Las Vegas hairdresser Molly McLaren overhears … Continue reading

Review: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Review: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Book Info: Title: The Ophelia Prophecy Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher Publisher: Tor Books Publication date: 1 April , 2014 Copy received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Book description: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered … Continue reading

Review: Love at Stake by Victoria Davies

Review: Love at Stake by Victoria Davies

Book Info: Book Title: Love at Stake Author: Victoria Davies Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Covet Imprint Genre: Paranormal Publication Date: 1/27/14 Book Description: Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community … Continue reading

Review: The Forgotten Roses by Deborah Doucette

Review: The Forgotten Roses by Deborah Doucette

Book info: Title: The Forgotten Roses Author: Deborah Doucette Publisher: Owl Canyon Press Publication date: February 24, 2014 Book Description: Rebecca Griffin has everything she ever wanted – or so says her big-hearted Italian American family. But now her marriage … Continue reading

Review: Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Farrell

Review: Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Farrell

Book info: Title: Mr. Good Enough Author: Jamie Farrell Release Date: March 1, 2014 Rating: 4 Stars Source: Purchased from Amazon Book Summary: Maddie Mason isn’t desperate. She’s simply tired of waiting for the universe to deliver her Mr. Perfect. … Continue reading

Review: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Review: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Book info: Title: Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, #2) Author: Laura Kaye Publisher: Avon (HarperCollins) Release Date: February 25, 2014 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via Edelweiss Book Summary: Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One … Continue reading

Review: The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal

Review: The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal

Book info: Title: The All You Can Dream Buffet Author: Barbara O’Neal Publisher: Random House Pub date: 4 March 2014 Book description: Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven … Continue reading

Review: Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

Review: Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Title: Once In A Lifetime (Lucky Harbory, #9) Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Grand Central Release Date: February 18, 2014 Category: Contemporary Romance Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Book Summary: Sometimes wrong is oh-so-right… After a wrenching … Continue reading

Review: Haunt Me by Heather Long

Review: Haunt Me by Heather Long

Book info: Book Title: Haunt Me Author name: Heather Long Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Covet Imprint Book Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication date: 1/27/2014 Book Description: Recently divorced author MacKenzie Dillon has lost her writing mojo. When she inherits her great aunt’s … Continue reading

Review: Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

Review: Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

Book info: Title: Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes, #1) Author: Suzanne Brockmann Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: February 4, 2014 Rating: 4 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Book Summary: Navy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue in a … Continue reading

Review: Avenger’s Heat by Katie Reus

Review: Avenger’s Heat by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Avenger’s Heat (Moon Shifter, #4) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin) Release Date: February 4, 2014 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher Book Summary: To truly have her, he must free her from her … Continue reading

Review: Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane

Review: Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane

About the Book: Title: Off the Edge (The Associates, #2) Author: Carolyn Crane Release Date: December 30, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Author via NetGalley Book Summary: SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY… For deadly secret agent … Continue reading

Review: Temptation in a Bottle by Shona Husk

Review: Temptation in a Bottle by Shona Husk

Book info: Title: Boyfriend in a Bottle Author: Shona Husk Release date: 28 January 2014 Type: Short Story Book description: His only wish is to be free… For centuries Gage has existed only to fulfill the most intimate desires of … Continue reading

Review: Latymer by Tracey Devlyn

Review: Latymer by Tracey Devlyn

Title: Latymer (Nexus, #4) Author: Tracey Devlyn Release Date: January 7, 2014 Rating: 4 stars Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble Book Summary: Traitor or savior . . . or something far more devastating? William Townsend—Lord Latymer—lost the woman he … Continue reading

Review: Snow Day

Review: Snow Day

Book info: Title: Snow Day Authors: Shannon Stacey, Jennifer Greene, and Barbara Dunlop Publisher: Harlequin Release Date: December 31, 2013 Rating: 3.5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Tucker’s Point three-day forecast: stormy with a chance … Continue reading

Review: Rebel by Skye Jordan

Review: Rebel by Skye Jordan

Book info: Title: Rebel (Renegades, #2) Author: Skye Jordan Release Date: December 22, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received via NetGalley Book Summary: Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. … Continue reading

Review: Shatter by Joan Swan

Review: Shatter by Joan Swan

Book info: Title: Shatter (Phoenix Rising, #4) Author: Joan Swan Publisher: Kensington Release Date: December 31, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Book Summary: For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she’s … Continue reading

Review: Master of the Opera Act I & II by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Master of the Opera Act I & II by Jeffe Kennedy

About the Books: Title: Passionate Overture (Master of the Opera, Act I) Author: Jeffe Kennedy Publisher: Kensington Release Date: January 2, 2014 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Book Summary: In the first tantalizing installment of … Continue reading

Review: Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey

Review: Love a Little Sideways by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: Love a Little Sideways (Kowalski, #7 Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 26, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble Official Summary: Liz Kowalski is heading home to Whitford, Maine—this time … Continue reading

Review: Hard as it Gets by Laura Kaye

Review: Hard as it Gets by Laura Kaye

Book info: Title: Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) Author: Laura Kaye Publisher: Avon Books (HarperCollins) Release Date: November 26, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via Edelweiss Official Summary: Tall, dark, and lethal… Trouble just … Continue reading

Review: Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Review: Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Book info: Title: Kissing Under The Mistletoe (The Sullivan’s, #10) Author: Bella Andre Publisher: Harlequin Release Date: September 24, 2013 Rating: 3.5 Stars Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, … Continue reading

Review: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus

Review: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Darkness Awakened (Darkness, #1) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Katie Reus Release Date: November 3, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC received from Author Official Summary: Years ago he ended things between them to protect her… As leader … Continue reading

Review: Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

Review: Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Rumor Has it (Animal Magnetism, #4) Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Penguin Berkley Release Date: November 5, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: He’ll help unleash the new woman in her… Special … Continue reading

Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey

Review: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: Snowbound with the CEO Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 4, 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and … Continue reading

Review: Southern Fried Blues by Jamie Farrell

Review: Southern Fried Blues by Jamie Farrell

Book info: Title: Southern Fried Blues Author: Jamie Farrell Publisher: Jamie Farrell Release Date: August 29, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: Copy received from Author Official Summary: A Yankee Lady Stuck in the South Divorced wasn’t a label Anna Martin … Continue reading

Review: Pecan Pies and Deadly Lies by Nancy Naigle

Review: Pecan Pies and Deadly Lies by Nancy Naigle

Book info: Title: Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies (Adams Grove, #4) Author: Nancy Naigle Publisher: Montlake Romance Release Date: September 24, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: Purchased from Amazon Official Summary: Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is a sweet, down-home … Continue reading

Review: Rogue’s Possession by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Rogue’s Possession by Jeffe Kennedy

Book info: Title: Rogue’s Possession (Covenant of Thorns, #2) Author: Jeffe Kennedy Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: October 7, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Author Official Summary: A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession … Continue reading

Review: Targeted by Katie Reus

Review: Targeted by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Targeted (Deadly Ops, #1) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Penguin Signet Eclipse Release Date: October 1, 2013 Rating: 4.5 Stars Source: ARC received from Author Official Summary: Hidden in plain sight… Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent … Continue reading

Review: A Lady’s Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn

Review: A Lady’s Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn

Book info: Title: A Lady’s Secret Weapon (Nexus, #3) Author: Tracey Devlyn Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Release Date: October 1, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Seduction is His Duty to King and Country … Continue reading

Review; Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

Review; Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

Book info: Title: Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover, #3) Author: Lori Foster Publisher: Harlequin Release Date: September 24, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received via Publisher from NetGalley Official Summary: An alpha hero’s attraction to the one woman he can’t … Continue reading

Review: Fearless by Tawny Weber

Review: Fearless by Tawny Weber

Book info: Title: Fearless Author: Tawny Weber Publisher: Harlequin Release Date: September 17, 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Promising career: check Amazing apartment: check The best of friends: check Sex life: MIA … Continue reading

Review: Lethal Pursuit by Kaylea Cross

Review: Lethal Pursuit by Kaylea Cross

Book info: Title: Lethal Pursuit (Bagram Special Ops, #3) Author: Kaylea Cross Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 16, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher, via NetGalley Official Summary: Security Forces Lieutenant Maya Lopez is right at … Continue reading

Review: Reckless by Skye Jordan

Review: Reckless by Skye Jordan

Book info: Title: Reckless (Renegades, #1) Author: Skye Jordan Publisher: Cygnet Books Release Date: August 23, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s … Continue reading

Review: Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

Review: Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

Book info: Title: Personal Assets (Texas Nights, #1) Author: Kelsey Browning Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: August 26, 2013 Category: Contemporary Romance Source: ARC received from Author Official Summary: Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could … Continue reading

Review: Dog Collar Crime by Adrienne Giordano

Review: Dog Collar Crime by Adrienne Giordano

Book info: Title: Dog Collar Crime (A Lucie Rizzo Adventure, #1) Author: Adrienne Giordano Publisher: Adrienne Giordano Anthology: The Perfect Ten Release Date: August 4, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Official Summary: Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie … Continue reading

Review: Rush by Joan Swan

Review: Rush by Joan Swan

Book info: Title: Rush (Phoenix Rising, #3) Author: Joan Swan Publisher: Kensington Release Date: August 27, 2013 Source: ARC received from Author Rating: 5 Stars Official Summary: Jessica Fury, Washington lobbyist, has money, connections, and her own firm. But five … Continue reading

Review: First Temptation by Joan Swan

Review: First Temptation by Joan Swan

Book info: Title: First Temptation (Cover Affairs, #1.5) Author: Joan Swan Publisher: Joan Swan Release Date: August 19, 2013 Category: Romantic Suspense / Erotic Romance Source: ARC received from Author Rating: 4 Stars Official Summary: Counterterrorist agent Taft Walker knows … Continue reading

Review: The Courage to Say Yes by Barbara Wallace

Review: The Courage to Say Yes by Barbara Wallace

Book info: Title: The Courage to Say Yes Author: Barbara Wallace Publisher: Harlequin Release Date: August 1, 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley requested through Magical Musings Official Summary: Can she find the courage to … Continue reading

Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

Book info: Title: Letters To Nowhere Author: Julie Cross Publisher: Julie Cross Category: Young Adult Source: ARC received from Author Rating: 5 Stars Official Summary: A Mature YA/NA set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics. Grief, love and pursuing … Continue reading

Review: Love Him or Leave Him by Sara Daniel

Review: Love Him or Leave Him by Sara Daniel

Book info: Title: Love Him or Leave Him (Small Town, Big Dreams, #2) Author: Sara Daniel Publisher: Entangled Bliss Release Date: July 8, 2013 Rating: 4 Stars Official Summary: Sometimes dreams are where you least expect them. Connor O’Malley and … Continue reading

Review: Wedding Cake & Big Mistakes (An Adams Grove Novel, #3) by Nancy Naigle

Review: Wedding Cake & Big Mistakes (An Adams Grove Novel, #3) by Nancy Naigle

Book info: Title: Wedding Cake & Big Mistakes (An Adams Grove Novel, #3) Author: Nancy Naigle Publisher: Montlake Romance Release Date: July 9, 2013 Category: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Welcome … Continue reading

Review: The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera

Review: The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera

Book info: Book Title: The Right Temptation Author name: Diane Escalera Publication date: July 1, 2013 Publisher: Lyrical Press Book Description: Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing? Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a … Continue reading

Review: Ignited by Kaylea Cross

Review: Ignited by Kaylea Cross

Book info: Title: Ignited (Titanium Security, #1) Author: Kaylea Cross Publisher: Kaylea Cross Release Date: June 15, 2013 Category: Romantic Suspense Source: Copy received from Author Official Summary: When her father is murdered by a Taliban cell in the tribal … Continue reading

Review: Too Sexy for his Stetson by Mal Olson

Review: Too Sexy for his Stetson by Mal Olson

Book info: Title: Too Sexy for his Stetson Author: Mal Olson Release date: 30 April 2013 Official Description: Rookie cop Brandy Wilcox grew up on her own, on the run, and on the wrong side of the tracks. One burning … Continue reading

Review: Beyond: Two Suns by Maureen A . Miller

Review: Beyond: Two Suns by Maureen A . Miller

Book info: Title: Beyond: Two Suns (Beyond, #2) Author: Marueen A. Miller Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: April 23, 2014 Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy Romance Source: Copy received from Author Rating: 4 Stars Official Summary: They were coming. It wasn’t … Continue reading

Review: Opposing Forces (Private Protectors, #6) by Adrienne Giodano

Review: Opposing Forces (Private Protectors, #6) by Adrienne Giodano

Book info: Title: Opposing Forces (Private Protectors, #6) Author: Adrienne Giordano Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 10, 2013 Source: ARC received from Author Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Jackson Lynx always has a plan. He wouldn’t be Vice President … Continue reading

Review: The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels by JB Lynn

Review: The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels by JB Lynn

Book info: Title: The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman, #4) Author: JB Lynn Publisher: JB Lynn Release Date: April 26, 2013 Source: ARC won from Author Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: How do you … Continue reading

Review: His Southern Temptation by Robin Covington

Review: His Southern Temptation by Robin Covington

Book info: Title: His Southern Temptation (The Boys are Back in Town, #2) Author: Robin Covington Publisher: Entangled Indulgence Release Date: April 1, 2013 Source: Copy received from Publisher Rating: 3.5 Stars Official Summary: Some women are bad. Some women … Continue reading

Review: It Had to be You by Jill Shalvis

Review: It Had to be You by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Title: It Had To be You (Lucky Harbor, #7) Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: May 28, 2013 Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Ali Winters is not having … Continue reading

Review: South of Surrender by Laura Kaye

Review: South of Surrender by Laura Kaye

Book info: Title: South of Surrender (Hearts of Anemoi, #3) Author: Laura Kaye Publisher: Entangled Publishing Release Date: May 28, 2013 Source: ARC received from Publisher Official Summary: She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy façade … Continue reading

Review: Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman

Review: Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman

Book info: Title: Kissing the Maid of Honor (Secret Wishes, #1) Author: Robin Bielman Publisher: Entangled Bliss Release Date: May 13, 2013 Source: ARC received from Publisher Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Kissing her best friend’s brother never felt so … Continue reading

Review: Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy

Book info: Title: Ruby (Facets of Passion, #3) Author: Jeffe Kennedy Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 13, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley Official Summary: Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order … Continue reading

Review: Tempting Nurse Scarlet by Wendy S. Marcus

Review: Tempting Nurse Scarlet by Wendy S. Marcus

Book info: Title: Tempting Nurse Scarlet (NYC Angels, #6) Author: Wendy S. Marcus Publisher: Harlequin Mills and Boon Medical Romance Release Date: May 1, 2013 Source: ARC received from Author Official Summary: Breaking all her rules… Head nurse Scarlet Miller’s … Continue reading

Review: Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock

Review: Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock

Book info: Title: Alaina Claiborne (A British Agent Novels, #1) Author: MK McClintock Publisher: Trappers Peak Publishing Release Date: January 8, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Source: Received from Author via Magical Musings Official Summary: How far would you go to … Continue reading

Review: Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

Review: Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

Book info: Title: Wrecked Author: Shiloh Walker Publisher: Berkley Release Date: April 2, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble Official Summary: In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars … Continue reading

Review: Just for the Summer by Jenna Rutland

Review: Just for the Summer by Jenna Rutland

Book info: Title: Just for the Summer Author: Jenna Rutland Publisher: Entangled Bliss Release Date: March 11, 2013 Rating: 4.5 stars Official Summary: His temptation. Her secret. Their summer. Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest … Continue reading

Review: Tempting Cameron by Karen Erickson

Review: Tempting Cameron by Karen Erickson

Book info: Title: Tempting Cameron Author: Karen Erickson Publisher: Entangled Bliss Release Date: April 8, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Source: Copy received from publisher Official Summary: For Cameron McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best … Continue reading

Review: The Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight

Review: The Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight

Book info: Title: The Highlander’s Reward (The Stolen Bride Series, #1) Author: Eliza Knight Publisher: Eliza Knight Release Date: July 11, 2012 Category: Historical Romance Rating: 4 stars Source: Received from author via Magical Musings Official Summary: She belonged to … Continue reading

Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Book info: Title: Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4) Author: Julie James Publisher: Berkley Books (Penguin) Release Date: April 1, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Berkley via NetGalley Official Summary: HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS… A … Continue reading

Review: Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South #1) by Mary Jane Hathaway

Review: Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South #1) by Mary Jane Hathaway

Book info: Title: Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South #1) Author: Mary Jane Hathaway Publisher: Gumbo Books Release Date: January 1st, 2013 Rating: 4 stars Official Summary: Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track … Continue reading

Review: The Practice Proposal by Tracy March

Review: The Practice Proposal by Tracy March

Book info: Title: The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten, #1) Author: Tracy March Publisher: Entangled Bliss Release Date: March 11, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid … Continue reading

Review: Secrets of a Shy Socialite by Wendy S. Marcus

Review: Secrets of a Shy Socialite by Wendy S. Marcus

Book info: Title: Secrets of a Shy Socialite (Beyond the Spotlight, #2) Author: Wendy S. Marcus Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romance Release Date: February 1, 2013 Rating: 5 Stars Source: Copy received from Author Official Summary: She’ll do anything to protect … Continue reading

Review: Tactical Strike by Kaylea Cross

Review: Tactical Strike by Kaylea Cross

Book info: Title: Tactical Strike (Bagram Special Ops Series, #2) Author: Kaylea Cross Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: March 11, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Gunship pilot Captain Candace Bradford has worked long and hard to earn her rank … Continue reading

Review: Craving Her Soldier’s Touch by Wendy S. Marcus

Review: Craving Her Soldier’s Touch by Wendy S. Marcus

Book info: Title: Craving Her Soldier’s Touch Author: Wendy S. Marcus Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romance Release Date: February 1, 2013 Category: Contemporary/Medical Romance Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: She swore she’d never give in to him… Feisty nurse Jaci Piermont’s … Continue reading

Review: Mating Instinct (Moon Shifters #3) by Katie Reus

Review: Mating Instinct (Moon Shifters #3) by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Mating Instinct (Moon Shifters #3) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse Date Published: March 5, 2013 Official summary: Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova … Continue reading

Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy

Book info: Title: Platinum (Facets of Passion, #2) Author: Jeffe Kennedy Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: Feburary 25, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC from Carina Press via NetGalley Official Summary: Althea Grant is doing fine. Sure, her Charleston gallery … Continue reading

Review: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Review: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Book info: Title: The Best Man Author: Kristan Higgins Publisher: Harlequin Date Published: February 26, 2013 Official Summary: SOMETIMES THE BEST MAN IS THE ONE YOU LEAST EXPECT… Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now … Continue reading

Review: All He Ever Dreamed by Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Dreamed by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: All He Ever Dreamed (Kowalski’s, #6) Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: January 21, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Official Summary: Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while … Continue reading

Review: Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman

Review: Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman

Book info: Title: Yours at Midnight Author: Robin Bielman Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Ever After) Date Released: December 17, 2012 Rating: 5 stars Source: Digital copy received from Entangled Publishing via Magical Musings Official Summary: Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for … Continue reading

Review: The Chase by Adrienne Giordano

Review: The Chase by Adrienne Giordano

Book info: Title:The Chase Author: Adrienne Giordano Release Date: January 17, 2013 Official Summary: In this novella, hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy—in other words, a major pain in NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend’s butt. Working … Continue reading

Review: Playing the Part by Darcy Daniel

Review: Playing the Part by Darcy Daniel

Book info: Title: Playing the Part Author: Darcy Daniel Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: February 4, 2013 Rating: 5 stars Source: ARC received from Carina Press via NetGalley Official Summary: Anthea Cane is a successful actress—well, action star. Her films … Continue reading

Review: When Noonday Ends by Carmen DeSousa

Review: When Noonday Ends by Carmen DeSousa

Book info: Title: When Noonday Ends (Nantahala, #2) Author: Carmen DeSousa Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing Date Published: December 26, 2012 Official Summary: When a new attorney accepts a pro-bono case of an abused woman suspected of attempted murder, he ends … Continue reading

Review: Blaze by Joan Swan

Review: Blaze by Joan Swan

Book info: Title: Blaze Author: Joan Swan Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Date Published: September 25, 2012 Official summary: With a man like him, every mission becomes personal. . . Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy … Continue reading

Review: Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

Review: Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

Book info: Title: Checkmate, My Lord (Book 2 – Nexus Series) Author: Tracey Devlyn Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Release Date: February 1, 2013 Received from: NetGalley Official Description: A desperate mother falls in love with the spymaster she’s sent to betray. … Continue reading

Review: His to Protect by Katie Reus

Review: His to Protect by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: His to Protect (Red Stone Security, #5) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Katie Reus Date Published: December 29, 2012 Official Summary: No woman ever affected Red Stone Security expert Kell Malone quite like Charlotte Bastien. It’s been a … Continue reading

Review: For the Love of a Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk (Two reviewers’ thoughts)

Review: For the Love of a Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk (Two reviewers’ thoughts)

Book info: Title: For the Love of a Goblin Warrior Author: Shona Husk Published by: Sourcebooks Publication Date: January 2013 ISBN (Print): 978-1402262098 Page Count (print): 288 pages Official Description: Centuries ago, Meryn was thought to be utterly lost–all traces … Continue reading

Review: Romancing the Holidays by HelenKay Dimon, Christi Barth & Jaci Burton

Review: Romancing the Holidays by HelenKay Dimon, Christi Barth & Jaci Burton

Book info: Title: Romancing the Holiday (We’ll Be Home for Christmas\Ask Her at Christmas\The Best Thing) Author: HelenKay Dimon, Christi Barth, Jaci Burton (listed in order of how their stories appeared in the book) Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: December … Continue reading

Review: The Luminary by Elle J Rossi

Review: The Luminary by Elle J Rossi

Book info: Author: Elle J Rossi Title: The Luminary Publisher: Crimson Romance Publication Date: September 10, 2012 Official blurb: When Meera Brennan learns she’s a Luminary, one of the most powerful witches in existence, it rocks her already fragile world. … Continue reading

Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Review: Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Title: Under the Mistletoe Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: December 4, 2012 Review copy received from NetGalley Official Description: JUST ONE MORE KISS There’s no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky … Continue reading

Review: Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by J.B. Lynn

Review: Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by J.B. Lynn

Book info: Title: Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman Author: JB Lynn Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers / Avon Impulse Release Date: October 16, 2012 Official Description: Take three wacky aunts, two talking animals, one nervous bride, and an upcoming hit, … Continue reading

Review: Rogue’s Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Rogue’s Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

Book info: Title: Rogue’s Pawn Author: Jeffe Kennedy Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: July 16, 2012 Official Description: This is no fairy tale. Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, … Continue reading

Review: Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Review: Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Book info: Title: Archangel of Mercy Author: Christina Ashcroft Publisher: Berkley Publication date: 4 December 2012 Official description: Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation — and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn… When Aurora … Continue reading

Review: All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: All He Ever Desired Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 12, 2012 Official Description: A second shot at first love. After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter … Continue reading

Review: Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis

Review: Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Title: Rescue My Heart Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Berkley Release Date: November 6, 2012 Book Received From: NetGalley Official Description: After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the … Continue reading

Review: Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle

Review: Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle

Book Info: Title: Sweet Tea and Secrets Author: Nancy Naigle Publisher: Montlake Romance Release Date: September 25, 2012 Official Description: This edition of Sweet Tea and Secrets has been revised and includes new scenes. When beloved town matriarch Pearl Clemmons … Continue reading

Review: Fatal Deception by Katie Reus

Review: Fatal Deception by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Fatal Deception (Book 3 in Red Stone Security Series) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Katie Reus Release Date: October 2, 2012 Official Description: Mara Caldwell is a woman with a dark past. She made a clean break from … Continue reading

Review: Beyond by Maureen A. Miller

Review: Beyond by Maureen A. Miller

Book Info: Title: BEYOND Author: Maureen A. Miller Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: September 9, 2012 Official Description: It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. … Continue reading

Review: Entangled Dreams by Carmen DeSousa

Review: Entangled Dreams by Carmen DeSousa

Book info: Title: Entangled Dreams Author: Carmen DeSousa Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing Release Date: September 9, 2012 Official Description: When Alexandra Nicole was eight, she thought she was a princess in a fairytale. But after a tragic accident shatters her … Continue reading

Review: Charmed by Ines Saint

Review: Charmed by Ines Saint

Book info: Title: Charmed Author: Ines Saint Publisher: Crimson Romance Release Date: October 1, 2012 Official Description: Jamie Sullivan is a fun-loving, widowed mother of twin five-year old boys. A creative goldsmith with her own line of designer charms, she … Continue reading

Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: All He Ever Needed Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: September 10, 2012 Official Description: He won’t stay put for a woman, and she won’t chase after any man… Mitch Kowalski lives out of a … Continue reading

Review: Primal Possession by Katie Reus

Review: Primal Possession by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Primal Possession (Book 2 – Moon Shifter Series) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Release Date: September 4, 2012 Official Description: To protect her, he will unleash the beast within… As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter … Continue reading

Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Title: Run the Risk Author: Lori Foster Publisher: Harlequin Publication Date: September 25, 2012 Official Description: NOTHING CAN SHAKE A COP FROM PURSUING JUSTICE—except a beautiful witness marked for death, in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster’s sexy new … Continue reading

Review: Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig

Review: Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig

Book info: Title: Blame it on Texas Author: Christie Craig Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: August 28, 2012 Official Description: Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into … Continue reading

Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Alpha Instinct (Book 1 – Moon Shifter Series) Author: Katie Reus Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse Release Date: February 7, 2012 Official Description: Fear has a scent. So does desire… Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the … Continue reading

Review: Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

Review: Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

Book info: Title: Forever and a Day Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: July 31, 2012 Official Description: LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything … Continue reading

Review: Best Laid Plans by Elizabeth Palmer

Review: Best Laid Plans by Elizabeth Palmer

Book info: Title: Best Laid Plans by Elizabeth Palmer Publisher: Crimson Romance Publication Date: July 2nd, 2012 Official description: “Raven-haired anchorwoman Violet Gallagher is a planner and a plotter, not a dreamer. She reads self-help books, not fairy tales; keeps … Continue reading

Review: Relentless Pursuit by Adrienne Giordano

Review: Relentless Pursuit by Adrienne Giordano

Book info: Title: Relentless Pursuit Author: Adrienne Giordano Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: August 13, 2012 Official Description: You call this a mission? Yeah, ex-Army Ranger and Taylor Securities operative Billy Tripp screwed up. So instead of being assigned to … Continue reading

Review: Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan

Review: Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan

Book info: Title: Intimate Enemies Author: Joan Swan Publisher: Joan Swan Release Date: July 18, 2012 Official Description: She is on a quest for answers; answers that could just get her killed. Six months after the mysterious yacht explosion that … Continue reading

Review: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

Review: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

Book info: Title: Wicked Nights Author: Gena Showalter Publisher: Harlequin Published: June 26th 2012. Book Description: Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless—and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose … Continue reading

Review: Defining Moments by Faye Hicks

Review: Defining Moments by Faye Hicks

Book info: Title: Defining Moments Author: Faye Hicks Publisher: Amazon & Smashwords Publication Date: December 2011 Book Description: ‘Defining Moments’ is the story of Ellie Ward, a professor with a knack for making bad decisions at life’s crossroads, often with … Continue reading

Review: Danger Next Door by Katie Reus

Review: Danger Next Door by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: Danger Next Door Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Katie Reus Release Date: June 1, 2012 Official Description: After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while … Continue reading

Review: Strangers in the Night by Inés Saint

Review: Strangers in the Night by Inés Saint

Book info: Title: Strangers In The Night Author: Inés Saint Publisher: Crimson Romance Published: July 9, 2012 Official description: All-American playboy Jake Kelly is Chicago’s conservative mayoral candidate. Heir to a dubiously obtained real estate fortune, he’s had a hard time … Continue reading

Review: No One To Trust by Katie Reus

Review: No One To Trust by Katie Reus

Book info: Title: No One To Trust Author: Katie Reus Publisher: Katie Reus Release Date: February 27, 2012 Official Description: Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky … Continue reading

Review: Worth the Risk by Robin Bielman

Review: Worth the Risk by Robin Bielman

Book info: Title: Worth The Risk Author: Robin Bielman Publisher: Entangled Publishing Release Date: April 25, 2012 Official Description: Their love was ancient history…until their paths crossed again. Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, … Continue reading

Review: Darkest Caress by Kaylea Cross

Review: Darkest Caress by Kaylea Cross

Book info: Title: Darkest Caress Author: Kaylea Cross Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: April 23, 2012 Official Description: Two-hundred-year-old Daegan Blackwell is one of the last remaining Empowered, an ancient magical race. Daegan’s duty is to lead and protect his … Continue reading

Review: The Officer Says I Do by Jeanette Murray

Review: The Officer Says I Do by Jeanette Murray

Book info: Publication date: 1 July 2012 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Official description: He’s a Marine…she grew up on a commune. He always puts duty first…she’s a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate. He loves routine and order…she brings … Continue reading

Review: Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey

Review: Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey

Book info: Title: Slow Summer Kisses Author: Shannon Stacey Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 4, 2012 Official Description: Anna Frazier is used to living life at 100 mph, but being downsized out of a job in the financial industry … Continue reading

Review: A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Devlyn

Review: A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Devlyn

Book info: Title: A Lady’s Revenge Author: Tracey Devlyn Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Release Date: April 1, 2012 Official Description: British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching … Continue reading

Review: Eden’s Garden by Juliet Greenwood

Review: Eden’s Garden by Juliet Greenwood

Book info: Publisher: Honno Press Book Title: Eden’s Garden Author: Juliet Greenwood Publication date: March 15th 2012 Book Description: Eden’s Garden is a time-slip set in the present and in Victorian Times. If you love the books of Kate Morton, … Continue reading

Review: Land of the Noonday Sun by Carmen DeSousa

Review: Land of the Noonday Sun by Carmen DeSousa

Book info: Title: Land of the Noonday Sun Author: Carmen DeSousa Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing Release Date: May 23,2012 Official Description: When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a … Continue reading

Review: Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Review: Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Book info: Publisher: Harlequin HQN Publication date: June 19, 2012 Official description: Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he’s determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher’s wife. … Continue reading

Review: Negotiating Point by Adrienne Giordano

Review: Negotiating Point by Adrienne Giordano

Book info: Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 4, 2012 Official Description: As a hostage negotiator for Taylor Security, Gavin Sheppard has just been given the toughest assignment of his career: securing the release of his boss’s pregnant wife. He’s … Continue reading

Review: I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre

Review: I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre

Book info: Publisher: Oak Press Publication Date: April 10, 2012 Official Description: Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she’s convinced the … Continue reading

Review: The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard

Review: The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard

Book info: Publication date: 24 April 2012 Publisher: Avon Official description: Fearless, smoking hot, and single: meet the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. These firemen might be heroes, but it’s their bad luck in love that makes them legendary. News … Continue reading

Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

Book info: Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin, NY (an imprint of St Martin’s Press) Publication date: 2011 Page Count: 304 plus Author’s Notes. Official Description: Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a … Continue reading

Review: The Ghost in the Basement by Sue Fineman

Review: The Ghost in the Basement by Sue Fineman

Book info: Publisher: Sue Fineman Publication date: March 2012 Official description: Hannah Taylor inherits her grandfather’s home in Ohio, but there are strings attached. She must share the house with Police Detective Donovan Kane and his family for a year, … Continue reading

Review: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

Review: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

Book info: Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – Forever imprint Publication date: 22 May 2012 Official description: They’re here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell’s minions … Continue reading

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan

Book info: Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication date: May 22nd, 2012 Official blurb: I don’t do dangerous. Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha—that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number one unattainable crush. A kiss that did … Continue reading

Review: Edge of Light by Cynthia Justlin

Review: Edge of Light by Cynthia Justlin

Book info: Publication date: 14 May 2012 Publisher: Carina Press Official Description: Taken prisoner by a ruthless group of anarchists deep in the Cambodian jungle, anthropologist Jocelyn Hewitt is isolated in a dark prison cell. Without chance of rescue. Or … Continue reading

Review: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

Review: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

Book info: Page Count: 352 pages Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication Date: August 14th, 2012 Official Description: Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood; she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until … Continue reading

Review: Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

Review: Coveted by Shawntelle Madison

Book info: Publisher: Ballantine Books Publication date: 24th April 2012 Official description: SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP. For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown … Continue reading

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book info: Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication date: February 2010 Official blurb: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined… Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when … Continue reading

Review: Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Review: Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Book info: Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Publication date: March 2011 Official blurb: Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap lately. Her parents are getting a divorce for who the heck knows why. Her boyfriend broke … Continue reading

Book Review: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Book Review: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Wicked Game By: Jeri Smith-Ready Pocket Books ISBN: 978-1-4391-6614-7 Ciara Griffin is a recovering con artist. Going to business school and applying to a radio station for her internship. When she’s offered the job, she’s also privy to the fact … Continue reading

Review: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

Review: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

I read this book in one gulp. There is something oddly haunting about it, and the dark, cold landscape adds to it. Katie Burkholder was raised Amish, but decided not to stay in the Amish way of life. Now she’s … Continue reading

Review: The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Review: The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

In the Introduction, Louann Brizendine, the NY Times bestselling writer of The Female Brain, said as she “considered writing The Male Brain, nearly everyone I consulted made the same joke: ‘That will be a short book! Maybe a pamphlet.’” Oddly, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Book Review: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

I was pleasantly surprised when I read this on the cover… “A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel that I’m telling everyone I know to read.” ~Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help. Well, y’all know how I feel about The Help, so … Continue reading

Review – First Drop of Crimson

Review – First Drop of Crimson

First Drop of Crimson By: Jeaniene Frost ISBN: 978-0-06-158322-3 After the grisly death of her husband, Denise MacGregor, best friend to Cat Crawfield of Frost’s Night Huntress Series, wants nothing to do with the paranormal world. She cuts all ties … Continue reading

Review: A Cup of Light by Nicole Mones

Review: A Cup of Light by Nicole Mones

This book was a sensual pleasure. This second novel by the author of Lost in Translation is a wonderful mix of delighting the senses with art and with love. Lia Frank, a porcelain expert for a high-end auctioneers (think Sothebys), … Continue reading

Review: The Lace Makers of Glenmara

Review: The Lace Makers of Glenmara

by Heather Barbieri Aspiring fashion designer Kate Robinson is reeling from the betrayal of her boyfriend, the rejections of her designs, and the early death of her beloved mother. Instead of staying with her memories, she goes to Ireland, the … Continue reading

Review: Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

Review: Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

by Elizabeth Lyon A Perigee Book by the Penguin Group Manuscript Makeover has everything a writer needs to shape and hone her book. Elizabeth Lyon has been editing books professionally since the early 1980s, and has put everything she knows … Continue reading

Review: And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Review: And Only To Deceive by Tasha Alexander

And Only To Deceive bills itself as a novel of suspense, but it’s much more. The editor and marketing department must have had a hard time deciding where to put it. It’s set in Victorian England for a big chunk … Continue reading

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is just one of many books I’ve read recently set in Scandanavia. I’ve read a Danish detective series for a few years, and this Swedish thriller was a natural title for me to pick … Continue reading

Book Review: The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

Book Review: The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

This historical reference work is really tailor-made for writers. Ian Mortimer couldn’t be a more qualified source of information, as a member of the Royal Historical Society, and the recipient of their prestigeous Alexander Prize in 2004. What I love … Continue reading

Review: The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh

The Last Will of Moira Leahy is as wonderful and lovely as the cover. It has suspense, mystery, romance, and magic. Above all, magic. Twenty-five-year-old Maeve Leahy is haunted by the tragic accident of her twin sister, Moira, nine years … Continue reading

Review – Night’s Cold Kiss

Review – Night’s Cold Kiss

By: Tracey O’Hara A Dark Brethren Novel EOS Urban Fantasy ISBN: 978-0-06-178313-5 We had Tracey O’Hara as a guest blogger here at MagicalMusings a few weeks ago and when her book “Night’s Cold Kiss” came out, I had to have … Continue reading

Review: Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

Review: Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

I reviewed the first in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series a while back, and happily got my hands on another book in the series, although not the second one. Bad Luck and Trouble looks like it is a couple of … Continue reading

Review: Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon

Review: Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon

In this collection of three short stories (although Diana Gabaldon doesn’t really ‘do’ short stories, LOL, so its more a collection of three relatively short single title novels), she takes a character from the Outlander series, Lord John Grey, and … Continue reading

Review: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

by Leanna Renee Hieber Dorchester Publishing Pub date: September 2009 In 1867, six children of various ages and stations are drawn to a secret room below the chapel in the Athens Academy in the middle of London. A divine creature, … Continue reading

Book Review: Stone by Adam Roberts

Book Review: Stone by Adam Roberts

This book is a really intriguing mix of concepts. I’m still not sure what I really thought of it, but found myself talking about it to someone just yesterday, and realized it is still intriguing me, so bravo, Adam Roberts. … Continue reading

Review: The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

Review: The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book. The back cover copy didn’t say, and actually implored me to not tell anyone what the book was about myself, after I had finished it. It asked … Continue reading

Review: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

Review: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

I’d heard the buzz about this book, how well the author handled a hero with Asperger’s Syndrome, but after I bought the book, it took a few weeks for me to open it. I was afraid to expect too much, … Continue reading

Review: THE LOVE RESPONSE by Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Review: THE LOVE RESPONSE by Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a “how to feel good” book. I wasn’t looking for one, but THE LOVE RESPONSE was on the end cap of my library by the New Fiction books and the title drew me. I … Continue reading

Review: Killing Floor by Lee Child

Review: Killing Floor by Lee Child

Killing Floor is the first novel in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, and I was totally glued to the page. Twist after twist, impossible situation after impossible situation, I’ll compare him to Harlan Coben but with a hero that is … Continue reading

Book Review: Evermore by Alyson Noel

Book Review: Evermore by Alyson Noel

Alyson Noel will be our guest blogger on May 28th, and Evermore is the first book in her YA Immortal Series. Sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom, is the sole survivor of a car wreck that destroys her family. A NDE changes her … Continue reading

Review: The School of Essential Ingredients

Review: The School of Essential Ingredients

by Erica Bauermeister A group of eight strangers (except for one married couple) get together one night a month for a cooking class at Lillian’s restaurant. Each of these nine people have intriguing, heart-touching stories, including Lillian, connected by food … Continue reading

Review: The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe

Review: The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe is an occassional visitor to this blog, and on discovering he’d written a fantasy novel entitled The Sword-Edged Blonde, I had to go out and read it. I wasn’t disappointed. It is a sort of hard-boiled detective novel … Continue reading

Review: The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World by Theresa Cheung

Review: The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World by Theresa Cheung

On the cover of The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World it says: “the ultimate a-z of spirits, mysteries and the paranormal”. A big claim, but that’s just what this book gives the reader. The book is huge, 850 pages … Continue reading

Review: The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman

Review: The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman

As I’ve recently moved to Australia, I’ve been trying to read a few Australian authors I hadn’t heard of before, and this led me to The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman. Set in China in an historical fantasy … Continue reading

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Sometimes an amazing book comes along and everything stops around you, and you’re inside the pages living a story. That’s how I felt while reading The Help. The year is 1962 in Jackson Mississippi, and the story is told through … Continue reading

Review: Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton

Review: Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton

CASTING SPELLS is set in Sugar Maple, Vermont, a Gilmore Girls-type village that’s populated by a gamut of paranormal beings (only the tourists can’t see what they are). Chloe Hobbs owns the knitting shop, “a popular knit shop where your … Continue reading

Book Review: The Body in the Record Room by Joe Barone

Book Review: The Body in the Record Room by Joe Barone

I first heard about this book over at Erica Orloff’s blog and I loved the sound of it, as well as the history behind it. Joe Barone is a man who has led a fascinating life, and his childhood spent … Continue reading

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Book Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

I bought Firefly Lane last weekend, thinking there was no way I would be able to read all 479 pages before this Saturday review. I was happily proved wrong; it only took two days. Firefly Lane is brilliant tale of … Continue reading

Review: The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal

Review: The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal

Every once in a while, I find a book I want to tell everyone to read. The Lost Recipe for Happiness, about food, love and healing, is one of those books. Elena Alvarez is damaged, body and heart and soul, … Continue reading

Review – The Warlord’s Daughter

Review – The Warlord’s Daughter

By: Susan Grant HQN Paranormal Romance ISBN: 13-978-0-373-77361.9 Kept secluded and hidden on the all female planet of Barokk Awrenkka (“Wren”) e’Rakuu is the only daughter of the Warlord and, with the death of her father and the defeat of … Continue reading

Review: You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose

Review: You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose

I stayed up until 2.30am in the morning to finish this book. I couldn’t even believe the time when I finally came to THE END. And I didn’t regret the semi-conscious state I wondered around in the next day. It … Continue reading

Book Review: The Healer by Sharon Sala

Book Review: The Healer by Sharon Sala

I’ve been reading Sharon Sala’s fantastic books for years, and this one didn’t disappoint. Jonah Gray Wolf has the ability to heal, and his mystical connection to animals is unexplainable. A man on the run, he’s driven to find peace … Continue reading

Review: Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton

Review: Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton

Thanks to Kathy Calarco for recommending Kissing Games of the World. I was hooked on the book from the first sentence: “Harris Goddard’s life ran out on an ordinary April afternoon, on the very day it seemed all the rest … Continue reading

Book review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Book review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling is a book that simply leapt off the shelves into my hands. I was standing in the queue with some books and the cover caught my eye. I promptly left the queue and went to get it, and I … Continue reading

Review: The Definitive Book of Body Language

Review: The Definitive Book of Body Language

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK OF BODY LANGUAGE by Allan and Barbara Pease Publisher: Bantam ISBN: 0553804723 Allan and Barbara Pease intended this book as a manual for salesmen and business people, but it ended up being useful “for any aspect of … Continue reading

Review – SWALLOWING DARKNESS

Review – SWALLOWING DARKNESS

By: Laurell K. Hamilton Ballantine Books ISBN: 978-0-345-49593-8 SWALLOWING DARKNESS is the continuation of the Merry Gentry series, princess of the Unseelie Court and heir to the throne now that she’s pregnant with twins. To give her unborn children an … Continue reading

Review: The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella

Review: The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella

The Wedding Officer is set in Naples towards the end of WWII. The situation in Italy is desperate, and most of the women in Naples have turned to prostitution to survive. I love the one line towards the beginning of … Continue reading

Book Review: The Memory of Water by Karen White

Book Review: The Memory of Water by Karen White

I’m a huge fan of character driven stories, and I’ve discovered a jewel of a writer. I shall buy the rest of Karen White’s work. In ~The Memory of Water~ Marnie Maitland returns to her Carolina Lowcountry home at the … Continue reading

Review: Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Review: Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Publisher: Avon (2004) ISBN: 0380794489 Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the headmistress of an English girls school, wants to cause a scandal during her visit to Texas in order to convince a pompous Duke she … Continue reading

Review: King of Sword and Sky

Review: King of Sword and Sky

By: C.L. Wilson ISBN: 978-0-8439-6059-4 Publisher: Dorchester Leisure With the third book in her Tairen Soul series, C.L. Wilson has come up with another heart stopping tale. Decimated by war and a mysterious low birth rate, the Fey are few, … Continue reading

Book review: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Book review: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Company of Liars is a book that I’ll think about and turn over in my mind for years to come. Superbly written, page-turningly good, and twining the stark reality of mediavel England at the outbreak of the Plague in 1348 … Continue reading

Book Review: It Happened One Night by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D’Alessandro, and Candice Hern

Book Review: It Happened One Night by Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D’Alessandro, and Candice Hern

What would happen if four authors were to write a novella, and they all used the same plot premise? And what if they did it on purpose… This got my attention, besides the fact the authors lined up are brilliant! … Continue reading

Review: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You

Review: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You

Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Hyperion Books ISBN: 1423100042 The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is really a spy school. Fifteen-year-old Cammie Morgan is fluent in 14 languages, can hack into computers, is a Martial Arts black belt, and since … Continue reading

Review – The Druid Made Me Do It

Review – The Druid Made Me Do It

By: Natale Stenzel Publisher: Dorchester Love Spell ISBN: 10-0-505-52777-4 The sequel to “Pandora’s Box”, “The Druid Made Me Do It” picks up where Riordan’s story ends. His half brother, a Puca known as Robin Goodfellow was the one instrumental for … Continue reading

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Author: John Boyne Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ISBN: 0552773808 / 978-0552773805 This book is thought-provoking on so many levels, and I read it in one sitting. It is a quick read, but by no means a light … Continue reading

Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Ever since I discovered, Twilight, I’m in awe of Stephenie Meyer’s talent. Each book has originality stamped all over it. In her novel, The Host, an invasion of our world by unknown invaders sweeps across the population. Most of humanity … Continue reading

Review: A Jarful of Angels by Babs Horton

Review: A Jarful of Angels by Babs Horton

Author: Babs Horton Title: A Jarful of Angels Publisher: Pocket Books ISBN: 0743449711 / 978-0743449717 In this evocative story set in a small Welsh mining village in the early 1960s, four children spend the summer playing together, but violence, abuse … Continue reading

Review: Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force

Review: Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force

Publisher: Sourcebooks Release date: Sept 1, 2008 He’ll do anything to win her back, if only it’s not too late. Susannah is ten days away from a finalized divorced, and she’s planning a wedding. You could say she was moving … Continue reading

Review: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Forever, Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 9780446406918 I love it when a terrific writer gets more fabulous. Elizabeth Hoyt proves she belongs in that group with her fourth historical, To Taste Temptation. Widowed Lady Emeline Gordon, so proper and so … Continue reading

Review: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Review: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Author: Deanna Raybourn Title: Silent in the Grave Publisher: MIRA Silent in the Grave was a breath of fresh air. A Victorian-set historical that was wry, poignant, engaging and gripping. In short, I loved it. It starts with the death … Continue reading

Book Review: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Book Review: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love? This compelling tagline caught my eye on the cover, and I had to step inside. Jane Margaux is the daughter of a Hollywood producer mom, and she’s a … Continue reading

Review – The Third Circle by Amanda Quick

Review – The Third Circle by Amanda Quick

Publisher: Putnam ISBN: 978-0399154843 Disguised as a a male servant, Leona Hewitt sneaks into Lord Belbridge’s private museum to steal back a powerful crystal that was stolen from her family. She doesn’t expect to find a murdered woman or Thaddeus … Continue reading

Review: Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

Review: Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

Author: Donna Leon Title: Doctored Evidence Published: Penguin 2005 ISBN – 10: 0143035630 I have long been a fan of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. For a start, I love Venice. I spent 3 days there once, and they are … Continue reading

Book Review: Treasure Forest by Cat Bordhi

Book Review: Treasure Forest by Cat Bordhi

I love when I stumble on a jewel, and Treasure Forest is one. Cat’s lyrical writing is a dream, and I didn’t want to wake up. An original find that’s like finding a trail of pixie dust and following it … Continue reading

Review – The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Review – The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen Publisher: Bantam Books ISBN: 9780553805499 Josey Carrini has devoted herself to her wealthy, narcissist mother to make up for the brat she was in her childhood before her beloved father died when she … Continue reading

Review: The Chameleon’s Shadow

Review: The Chameleon’s Shadow

Review: Save the Cat

Review: Save the Cat

SAVE THE CAT! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder Michael Wiese Productions ISBN: 1932907009 Fast-paced, easy to read, and entertaining, this book is filled with insights. The title describes the scene that draws us into … Continue reading

Review – La Vida Vampire

Review – La Vida Vampire

By: Nancy Haddock Publisher: Berkley ISBN: 978-0-425-21995-9 Francesca Marinelli “lived” better than 200 years ago, when Florida was a young state and vampires were viewed with distrust and fear. Through a series of vampire political agendas, she finds herself trapped … Continue reading

Review: White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz

Review: White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz Title: White Lies Published:2007 ISBN:0515143995 Book 2 in the Arcane Society series (I haven’t read Book 1), White Lies ranks as the best romantic suspense / paranormal romance I’ve read this year. There is something about … Continue reading

Review: Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Review: Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Title: Repossessed Author: A.M. Jenkins Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 13-9780060835682 Kiriel isn’t a demon, he’s a fallen angel. After milleniums of tormenting the damned, he decides to take a vacation — in the body of 17-year-old Shaun Simpson, who’s going to … Continue reading

Review: Agent Zigzag by Ben MacIntyre

Review: Agent Zigzag by Ben MacIntyre

Title: Agent Zigzag Author: Ben MacIntyre ISBN: 9780747592839 I bought this book for research purposes, but as it read like a thriller, it was certainly no hardship to get through. Quite the contrary. In fact, if a writer were to … Continue reading

Book Review: Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco

Book Review: Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco

With my debut book on the horizon, I thought it necessary to educate myself a little. Although I have a great publisher, who plays an amazing role in book promotions, I bought this book so I could understand the whole … Continue reading