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October 13, 2008

Review: Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye

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Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye

Listen up ladies! This is a  book out of every woman’s fantasies. A man who cooks, cleans, takes care of you (and your dog), AND has lots of money! I know what your saying “Its too good to be true” right? Nope. It’s “Romeo, Romeo” by Robin Kaye. This is a little escape into just about every woman’s dream.



September 7, 2008

Review: Dangerous Pleasures by Bertrice Small

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Dangerous Pleasures by Bertrice Small

Bertrice Small is another big name in women’s romance. Her earlier books (way back in the 80s) were much spicier than the average historical romance and if you wanted a steamier read, then you knew Ms Small would deliver. Finally in 2005 she published her first erotic contemporary romance and “Dangerous Pleasures” is the fourth book in her ‘Pleasures’ series. This series is definitively erotica as the sex is almost a character itself. If you removed the sex, the story would be quite incomplete, and for me at least, that’s one way to delineate between romance and erotica.


August 8, 2008

Review: Game for Anything by Bella Andre

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Game for Anything by Bella Andre

Bella Andre writes books that are decidedly spicy, but they don’t quite cross over into erotica for me.  The fine line that divides mainstream romance and erotica seems to be becoming ever thinner in the past few years.  For me to classify a book as erotica, there needs to be something more than just hot sex.  Even a lot of hot sex.  For me to use the term erotica, the story must have that ‘something’ extra; an unusual sex act, toys, more than two people, etc.  So when I say that I don’t think “Game For Anything” crosses the line into erotica, it certainly doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of hot sex…because there is!  But the relationship between these two, for me, has more of the elements of a romance than an erotica story.  Complaints may be lodged and will be read but hey, this is my opinion.


May 28, 2008

Review: By Appointment Only by Janice Maynard

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By Appointment Only by Janice Maynard

When I received “By Appointment Only” by Janice Maynard, I was looking forward to a frothy, steamy read. There was certainly steam but not so much froth! According to the back cover blurb, the premise revolves around a couple taking pre-marital sex therapy. What I actually found was a book that took a quick look at marriage and commitment and what that means to different people.


May 19, 2008

Review: SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge

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SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge

What an incredibly powerful book! I confess I’d heard positive buzz on a few Internet sites about this book, but I wasn’t prepared for the read I got. Stories about SEALs and other elite military forces are very popular these days. I confess that I don’t usually run out to buy these; primarily because many of them tend to pass over the incredible sacrifices these men and women make everyday. In “SEALed with a Kiss,” Mary Margret Daughtridge has done a stellar job writing a realistic romance without trying to sugarcoat the difficulties inherent in any military relationship.


May 16, 2008

Review: Red-Hot and Royal by Susanna Carr

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Red-Hot and Royal by Susanna Carr

It’s always fascinating to read intertwined stories and “Red-Hot and Royal” by Susanna Carr is a delightful offering of three red-hot princes who each find the perfect woman in the most unexpected places. Ms. Carr does a grand job of providing each of her characters with distinct personalities. No cookie-cutter heroes here. Her heroines are also unusual in true fairytale manner as none of them fit the generic princess mold.


May 14, 2008

Review: Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery

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Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery

How does Susan Mallery do it? Her stories interest me, suck me in, make me think, spit me out smiling, and then leave me hungry for the next! The heroine of “Sweet Spot”, Nicole, was introduced in the first book of this series, “Sweet Talk”. I really didn’t like Nicole! She was snarky, bad-tempered, and whiny. I just couldn’t see how even Susan Mallery could make her likable. Well, darn it, she did it. As I read Nicole’s story, I began to understand the whys and hows of her behavior. And even though there were still times I wanted to kick her into next week, she turned out to be someone I’d really love to have as a friend.


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