To Marry a Scottish Laird

My most recent review is up at All About Romance (although I’m late in posting this blog).

To Marry A Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands

This book wins the award for the longest I have ever attempted to avoid having to read a review book. For roughly half a year I have been trying to put off forcing myself to finish reading To Marry a Scottish Laird. There was just nothing about it that called out to me to read it.”

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New Blog: Best Books of 2014

Over at All About Romance we all picked our favorite books of 2014.

There were a lot of books this year that I really enjoyed but for my favorite book of 2014 I chose All Broke Down (review here) by Cora Carmack. The reason i think this won out over some of the other books I read, which were great as well, is that I think it deserves some recognition for being a stand-out options among the many New Adult novels.

Read the rest here.

Review: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

I have a new review over at All About Romance of Nora Robert’s new release Blood Magick.

Well, my anticipation for Branna and Finbar’s story was, sadly, not met. This is the third book in the Cousins O’Dywerseries and I had been hoping that it would be the one to put the others to shame. The first two books, Dark Witch andShadow Spell were pretty dull. All along though, Branna and Fin seemed to have the best chemistry, so I had really hoped that the third time would be the charm. It wasn’t.

Read the rest here…

Reviews in the Wild: Sleigh Bells in the Snow

Since I shared my review of All I Want Is You that ended up on the Seattle Public Library page, I thought I would share my most exciting Review in the Wild so far. I got blurbed in a book! Sadly, it doesn’t have my name, just All About Romance, but I know it was mine. My review of Sleigh Bells in the Snow was blurbed in Sarah Morgan’s next book, Suddenly Last Summer.

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New Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

My review of All Broke Down, a New Adult novel by Cora Carmack, is up at All About Romance today.

As much as I enjoyed Cora Carmack’s first three books, I was totally avoiding the Rusk University series. First of all, New Adult is a very hit or miss genre for me. I like Carmack’s books but any others that I have read don’t do it for me. They tend to employ the same storylines and devices over and over. Bad boy meets nice girl, gives her a nickname, there’s random fighting, usually over jealousy, maybe sexual abuse, bad boy is a player but falls in love with the girl. However, Carmack manages to avoid some of these and craft a story entertaining enough that I wasn’t rolling my eyes at the few she used…

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Review: All I Want Is You by Toni Blake

My new review of Toni Blake’s book All I Want Is You is up over at All About Romance.

Although Toni Blake is one of my authors I automatically read, my enjoyment of All I Want Is You had its ups and downs. I started off really loving the book, but the middle got too screwball and cheesy. By the end, I felt better, but still couldn’t bring myself back up to how much I enjoyed the beginning.

Read the rest here. 

Blog: You Never Forget Your First

A blog I contributed to and compiled over at All About Romance:

Here at All About Romance, our team of reviewers is dedicated to the romance genre. We read, review, and keep up with the goings on of all things romance. We’ve even had quite a few people who turned to writing romance as well. I wouldn’t call us romance addicts, per say, but we definitely have a strong habit. Like any good addiction hobby, there had to be a first time that captured our attention and made us life-long romance lovers…

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