Review: Clarence by Sarah M. Anderson

clarenceReviewed by Jen

I jumped into the Men of the White Sandy series with it already in progress. But what I have liked about the installments I have read is that the characters are imperfect. They’re not stunningly beautiful. They’re not billionaires.  They struggle with self-esteem and want the things that we all want: to love and to be love.  They struggle with the kinds of things we can all relate to: making enough money to pay the bills, worrying about our weight… our age… our looks, wondering if we can measure up to those around us.  It’s the vulnerability of the characters, juxtaposed to how we see them through the eyes of their lovers, that makes the stories work. [Read more…]

Review: Rodeo Dreams by Sarah M. Anderson

rodeo dreamsReviewed by Jen

I’m not normally a big reader of contemporary romance, but I am always such a sucker for a scarred hero, I couldn’t turn this one down.  I found it to be a quick and easy read.  I ended up enjoying it for the most part, though I had a few small niggles that kept it from being a home run.

Jane is a Native American college student who has never wanted to be anything but a bull rider.  Unfortunately, it’s a man’s world and no one wants to let her in to the boy’s club, no matter how good she is.  [Read more…]

Review: Nobody by Sarah M. Anderson

nobodyReviewed by Jen

Nobody is the kind of tortured hero I love.  He is strong and powerful, yet painfully vulnerable. He knows how to cherish and to protect, but he doesn’t know how to be loved.  He has been through hell and back, and he thinks that survival is the best he can hope for.  But we know better.

Even Melinda was intimidated the first time she saw him. All of those muscles; all of those scars; his silence; his stealth.  But it took her next to no time see beyond all that.   She asks him questions no one has ever dared. She looks at him when no one else does.  He barely knows what to do with that. He can’t wrap his brain around the idea that someone could want him. It pushes all my happy buttons. [Read more…]