Review: The Dollmaker by Mary Burton

Reviewed by Debz

Ah, finally a murder mystery I can sink my teeth into. I have been looking for some slasher romance all year and I just keep getting disappointed. This one has been such a joy for me to read. An author who knows how to write about serial killers and keep me interested. I’m in LOVE.

I’m kinda tempted to say the protagonist is not the heroine in this book. Even though it all points to her, she feels like more of a passive character compared to the hero. But I like them just the same. Dakota Sharp and Tessa McGowan have been married for about 16 months and separated for half as long. This is because Dakota is kind of a dickhead. He’s cold, brusque and only has time for his job as an Agent in the Virginia state police. [Read more…]

Review: The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

Reviewed by Debz

So I saw pictures from Princess Eugene’s wedding and she looked absolutely stunning. Her dress was, dare I say, the best royal bridal gown this year and it took a lot of confidence for her to break with royal tradition and show her scars for the world to see. She rocked it!!!

It was also serendipitous that at the same time the wedding was going on, I was reading about another bad ass princess (albeit fictional) and her journey to happy ever after. This one was a rocky journey, though; boy were there twists and turns.

Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria is second in line to the throne of Drieden and is supposed to marry dashing Scottish Duke, Christian Fraser-Campbell in the wedding of the decade….except he doesn’t show up for the wedding. That must have been super devastating and embarrassing. It is a bother to say the least, to be stood up at the altar, but to do that at a Royal wedding!!! With all the preparation and money and time that had been put into it!!!!! A disaster of epic proportions. [Read more…]

Review: Revealed to Him by Jen Frederick

rervealed to him
Reviewed by Shelly

I had a few firsts here – first time reading this author; first time reading about an agoraphobic; first time reading about an amputee with this level of imagery. I’m a very happy reader after Jen Frederick’s story. This is the 3rd book in this series and I have no clue what the previous 2 were like, but I can tell you I don’t really care, because I didn’t miss a thing reading this story. I’m not going to say that this was a perfect story, but it was darn good. [Read more…]

Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows

broken honorReviewed by Carrie

The HORNET series is one of my recent favorite military/romantic suspense series of late. The last book, Honor Reclaimed, tore my heart out. These guys might all be alpha to the core, but they are all faced with being limited in some way and how they deal with it.  While the action was plenty here, I found the romance a little on the weak side.  While it is not completely necessary, I do suggest reading the first 2 books in the series prior to this story. [Read more…]

Review: Revealed by Caitlyn O’Leary

revealedReviewed by Shelly

If you enjoy a strong heroine who can hold her own, Kelly Wachowski is that. The hero, Noah Kukailimoku, has his own set of strong attributes that make him just as likeable, but it was Kelly who kept me interested. Caitlyn O’Leary’s new series about a group of ‘Found’ starts off with an enjoyable story. The premise of these ‘Found’ starts with much intrigue – where are they from? What are they here for? That kind of thing and so far guys, it’s pretty interesting. [Read more…]

Review: Risking it All by Tessa Bailey

risking it allReviewed by Carrie

Tessa Bailey is back with her dirty talking alpha heroes! This time she pulls in several characters from previous books (Ruby and Troy from His Risk to Take and Derek from Protecting What’s His) and pushes this first book in a new series into a really interesting direction.

Seraphina Newsome is on a mission. The ER nurse turned cop is attempting to avenge her brother’s death by going undercover as a bar waitress for a crime lord in order to obtain incriminating evidence in the form of a ledger. Sera, as a rookie cop, has the deck stacked against her going into the unsanctioned operation with no support, but she just can’t let the man who killed her brother get off so easy. [Read more…]

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

gone girlReviewed by Jen

OK, I’ll admit I stepped a little outside of my genre comfort zone with this one, but with all of the hoopla surrounding the movie and the urging of several co-workers, I decided to give it a go.  The result? It’s somewhat of a mixed bag.  The book was engaging and kept me guessing until the very last page.  I had no idea who the “bad guy” was and I had no idea how it would all play out.  I didn’t want to put it down.  But I didn’t like the ending and ultimately, I found that there was not a single character worthy of redemption in the end. That’s a pretty tough pill for me to swallow. [Read more…]