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Book Review and New Release: Wish Upon a Star by Michelle McLean

  Title: Wish Upon a Star Author: Michelle McLean Genre: paranormal/sci fi romance Published: 2013 Pages: 120 Format read: ebook Rating: C I don’t read a lot of zombie-related fiction; for the most part I leave that to Mini Moe #1; but Warm Bodies is sitting in my TBR pile–I’ve heard good things. Something about this one spoke to me, though, so I decided to request it. It’s a novella and Halloween is coming, so I thought, why not? Ceri McKinley has brought her young daughter Skye to Pleasure Island, one of Las Vegas’s hottest locations. She’s already feeling nervous, because her ex, Russell Saxton, owner of…

Book Review and New Release: Ivy Entwined by Laura Simcox (Book one in the Something to Celebrate Series)

Title: Ivy Entwined Author: Laura Simcox Series: Something to Celebrate Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 240 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ (The synopsis for Ivy Entwined was posted last week, along with an interview with author Laura Simcox. If you missed it, you can find it here. Don’t miss the giveaway either–there’s still a few days left to enter to win!) There were a lot of things to like about Ivy Entwined. The small town setting of Celebration, New York (somewhere near Syracuse) is charming and quirky. There’s quite a few colorful secondary characters, many of whom will hopefully show up in future novels–Alberta Fields, former English teacher…

Book Review and New Release: One Night at the Spa by Kathy Lyons

  Title: One Night at the Spa Author: Kathy Lyons Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 74 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ One Night at the Spa is a short, steamy (pun absolutely intended), friends-to-lovers story. Kathy Lyons (who also writes as Jade Lee) is a new-to-me author, and I’ll definitely be reading more from her in the future. Kim Castillo managed a gym, since an ACL injury has sidelined her career as a pro racquetball player. The loss of her sports career is only part of her current problem, though. All the years of excessive exercise have put her libido on ice,…

Book Review and New Release: Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman (Risk It #2)

  Title: Risky Surrender Author:  Robin Bielman Series: Risk It Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 109 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ Risky Surrender is one of three novellas being released by Entangled’s Ever After line on August 26th as part of their “August Ever After” promotion. Having loved Robin’s Kissing the Maid of Honor, I was really looking forward to this book. In the end it was an enjoyable read, but felt a bit uneven. Lucy Davenport is an archaeologist on a mission. She’s leery of love, because she feels that everyone she’s ever loved has died and left her–including her archaeologist husband and…

Book Review and New Release: Gamble in Gold by Natalie Anderson (Flirting to Win #3)

  Title: Gamble in Gold Author:  Natalie Anderson Series: Flirting to Win Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 (originally part of anthology Flirting to Win, published 2012) Pages: 97 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ Gamble in Gold is the third novella in a series set in London during the recent summer Olympics there. It’s a cute, quick read–though it’s one I definitely wish had been longer. Both the characters and the plot could have used more…though that is one of the dangers of a novella. Still, it was an enjoyable read with fun characters…and a dog named Mango. Lexie Peterson has always been shy and quiet. An…

Book Review and New Release: A Curse of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez (Book two of the Deadly Legends series)

Title: A Curse of Passion Author: Melissa Bourbon Ramierez Series: Deadly Legends Genre: romantic suspense Published: 2013 Pages: 250 Format read: ebook Rating: C Can I just start by saying that no high school principal I’ve ever seen looks like the guy on the cover of this book? Granted, given the excessive hormones flying around any place that teenagers congregate, this is probably a very good thing, but still…. When Johanna Rios was eleven and her younger sister Carmen nine, their mother drowned herself in the San Julio River. First, though, she tried to drown her two daughters. The ghost of…

Book Review and New Release: Something’s Cooking by Meg Lacey

Title: Something’s Cooking Author: Meg Lacey Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 182 Format read: ebook Rating: C Tess Banyon has made a name for herself in the kitchen. She’s become, almost overnight, a “Martha Stewart”-esque personage (minus the pesky jail time, of course) across the country. When the “diva of domesticity” takes over half the space that was supposed to be devoted to his newspaper column and is on the verge of getting her own television show, investigative reporter Josh Faraday decides it’s time to strike back. Josh has been trying to pitch his own hard-hitting news program to…

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