Posts Categorized: 4 stars

Review: Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren

Review: Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren

Title: Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5) Author: Christina Lauren Publication Date: November 19, 2013 Publisher: Pocket Star Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased Back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands off each other in Beautiful Bastard, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming. An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling. Chloe and Bennett are finally getting married! Their relationship has seen its ups and downs but the two… Read more »

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Review: Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis

Review: Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis

Title: Accidental Cowgirl Author: Maggie McGinnis Publication Date: October 8, 2013 Publisher: Loveswept Genre: Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an… Read more »

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Review: In Bed With Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert

Review: In Bed With Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert

Title: In Bed With Mr. Wrong Author: Katee Robert Publication Date: January 13, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Brazen Genre: Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased The blind date from hell is about to get hotter… Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too. Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked… Read more »

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Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Title: Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) Author: Tessa DarePublication Date: January 28, 2014Publisher: AvonGenre: Adult Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via Edelweiss In the first in Tessa Dare’s captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . . As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan?Abducted by handsome highwayman?Rescued from drudgery by… Read more »

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Review: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

Review: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

Title: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After Author: Julia Quinn Publication Date: April 2, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Genre: Adult Historical Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N; Book Depository Source: Publisher via Edelweiss For the first time in print, New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents a collection of “second epilogues” to her Bridgerton series, previously published as e-originals, plus a new bonus Bridgerton novella: “Violet in Bloom,” a short story in which we finally meet Edmund Bridgerton. The Bridgertons are back! As a huge fan of the Bridgerton series, I was very excited to hear that Julia Quinn was coming out with a book of second epilogues for the… Read more »

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Review: Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre

Review: Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre

Title: Before Now Author: Cheryl McIntyre Publication Date: June 2, 2013 Publisher: Cheryl McIntyre Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased Park Reed is a bastard in every sense of the word. He hasn’t always been this way. But after his heart was broken by the only girl he ever loved, being heartless gets him through the day and allows him to fill his nights with the nameless girls he has no intentions of seeing again. He now lives his life following his ever-growing list of “life lessons.” Lucy Braden is everything Park is not. She’s sweet, caring, and an all-around nice person…. Read more »

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Review: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Review: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Title: Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) Author: Veronica RossiPublication Date: January 3, 2012Publisher: Harper CollinsGenre: Young Adult FictionFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: ARC Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.This was worse.Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry…. Read more »

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Short Story Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

Short Story Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

Title: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas #1.5) Author: Meljean BrookPublication Date: August 7, 2012Publisher: ForeverGenre: Adult Paranormal Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Bought Eight months after The Iron Duke, can their marriage survive a new danger? After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that… Read more »

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Review: Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelynn Drake

Review: Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelynn Drake

Title: Dead Man’s Dead (The Asylum Tales #2) Author: Jocelynn DrakePublication Date: May 7, 2013Publisher: Harper VoyagerGenre: Adult Urban FantasyFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Publisher via Edelweiss In a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires swim free in a sea of humanity, sometimes you need an edge. Looking for a little love? Need some luck? Desperate for revenge? Gage can give you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows the right symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart’s desire. One tattoo is all it takes. But remember, everything has its price… Gage learned that… Read more »

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Short Story Review: Entwined by Kristen Callihan

Short Story Review: Entwined by Kristen Callihan

Title: Entwined (Darkest London #3.5) Author: Kristen CallihanPublication Date: November 5, 2013Publisher: ForeverGenre: Adult Paranormal Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via NetGalley Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother’s shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame-and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it’s Eamon’s help-and quick wit and romantic heart–that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady…a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man. Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest… Read more »

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