The Dresden Files is one of those series that everyone seems to love and I feel like I should love it, too. I diligently listened to the first two books and, while I found them entertaining, they didn’t wow me. I never wanted to rush out and read the next book and I always felt like something was missing. But I kept seeing the reviews and people said that it just took a little bit of time for the series to hit its stride and then you’d be hooked. With that in mind, I decided to give the third book in The Dresden Files a chance in the hopes that it would be the book that would convince me of this series’ awesomeness.
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Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Publication date: 01 April 1995 by Avon Romance ISBN 10/13: 0380776847 | 9780380776849Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Contemporary, romance, realisticFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Library Synopsis: Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby Tom has reservations about being a movie star — and no plans to cooperate with a prim and bossy Ohio wallflower whom he can’t… Read more »
I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded great. As a bit of an Austen groupie myself, the idea of finding romance at a Jane Austen retreat sounds like my dream come true. Unfortunately, Austenland reads like bad chick lit.
Wicked As They Come (Blud #1) by Delilah S. Wilson Publication date: 27 March 2012 by Pocket Books ISBN 10/13: 1451657889 | 9781451657883Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Paranormal Romance/SteampunkKeywords: Paranormal, romance, steampunk, vampiresFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis: When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future,… Read more »
Hidden Paradise by Janet Mullany Publication date: 18 September 2012 by Harlequin ISBN 10/13: 0373777191 | 9780373777198Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound Category: Adult Erotica/RomanceKeywords: Erotica, romance, Jane Austen, historicalFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: e-ARC received from Netgalley Synopsis: Louisa Connelly, a recently widowed Jane Austen scholar, needs some relief from her stifling world. When a friend calls to offer her a temporary escape from her Montana ranch, she is whisked into a dizzying world of sumptuous food, flowing wine and endless temptation.She’s an honored guest at Paradise Hall, an English resort boasting the full experience of an authentic Georgian country-house weekend. Liveried servants tend… Read more »
Forever Mine (The Rumor #0.5) by Delilah Marvelle Publication date: 01 December 2011 by Harlequin ISBN 13: 9781426834110Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Category: Adult Historical Romance novellaKeywords: Historical, romance, novella, short story, missing persons, prequelFormat: eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis:London, 1802 Lady Augustine Jane Ascott longs for a man who will do more than offer his hand in marriage. She wants a husband she can trust, someone who will shield her from the darkness of the world. Her heart was broken when her little brother was kidnapped years earlier, and she still carries the pain of his loss. When the handsome Duke of Wentworth makes his feelings… Read more »
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris Publication date: 01 May 2012 by Ace ISBN 10/13: 1937007448 | 9781937007447Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Urban FantasyKeywords: Urban fantasy, paranormal, mystery, vampires, shifters, weres, murder, faeFormat: Hardcover, eBookSource: Library Synopsis: With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank. Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that,… Read more »
Can’t Stand The Heat (Recipe for Love #1) by Louisa Edwards Publication date: 01 September 2009 by St. Martin’s Press ISBN 10/13: 0312356498 | 9780312356491Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Romance, contemporary, realistic, cookingFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Library From Goodreads: For sharp-tongued Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple’s kitchen to write an exposé is a journalistic dream come true. Surely Miranda can find a way to cut the hotshot chef down to size once she learns what really goes on at his trendy Manhattan restaurant. The trouble is, she never expected… Read more »
Someone To Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners #1) by Lisa Kleypas Publication date: 01 May 1999 by Avon ISBN 10/13: 0380802309 | 9780380802302Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, amnesia, murder, courtesanFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook From Goodreads: A temptingly beautiful woman is rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London’s most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of the enigmatic and charming Grant Morgan, one of London’s most eligible, and unattainable, catches. As his love for this mysterious beauty… Read more »
An Irresistible Bachelor (Unforgettable Lady #2) by J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird Publication date: 05 July 2007 by Signet (re-released July 5 2011) ISBN 10/13: 0451230981 | 9780451230980 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Romance, contemporary, realisticFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook From Goodreads: CALL HER CRAZY… Art conservationist Callie Burke isn’t thrilled with her lucrative new assignment. Restoring a masterpiece acquired by ruthless business magnate and politico Jack Walker should have been the project of a lifetime. But the problem is not the painting–it’s that the sexy owner is a perfect work of art in his… Read more »