Review: Devil’s Moon

Available now: Devil’s Moon (Border Nights) *** 3 stars:  Liked it, through and through Betrayal and misunderstandings are hard to overcome in The Harlot Countess. Recommended readers: If you love historical romance If you are a sucker for Scottish Highland men Here’s my Rankings: 2.5/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: While Lady Robina Gledstanes’ child brother is Laird of her family’s home, … Continue reading Review: Devil’s Moon

Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Available now: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin ***3.5/5 stars- Liked it to the edge of love- a stage I crush “There ain’t nobody in the world like book people…”  If you believe this, give A.J. Fikry and his bookstore a try. Recommended readers: If you love books, and I mean actual books, If you truly appreciate, but occasionally cringe at, the number … Continue reading Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Review: The Harlot Countess

Available now: The Harlot Countess (Wicked Deceptions) *** 3 stars:  Liked it, through and through Betrayal and misunderstandings are hard to overcome in The Harlot Countess. Recommended readers: If you love historical romance If you like a romance that overcomes misunderstandings Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: When Lady Hawkin’s debut goes from magical to heartbreaking, she learns to … Continue reading Review: The Harlot Countess

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Available this week: At the Water’s Edge: A Novel *****5/5 stars Another historically compelling, deeply personal novel by Sara Gruen, At the Water’s Edge is a great read. Recommended readers: Book clubs Those who like multiple genres in one book – historical, coming of age, romance and more And if you liked Water for Elephants. Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 characters 5/5 plot 5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS … Continue reading At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Review: The Book Thief

Available now: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak *****5/5 stars Don’t be put off by the young adult category or the experimental format: this one is worth your time. Recommended readers: If you’re open to experimental fiction and alternate formats, If you’re looking for something new and utterly original in Halocaust literature, And if you hope to be completely undone by a book once in … Continue reading Review: The Book Thief

Fiction Review: Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Available August 19: Mean Streak ****4/5 stars There’s no stopping point in Sandra Brown’s latest mystery-suspense – so be ready for an all-nighter. Recommended readers: If you like books you just can’t put down If you like a good modern-day mystery-suspense If you’re a fan of Sandra Brown Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 5/5 for plot 4/5 overall Steaminess: 3 of 5  (see our scale here) … Continue reading Fiction Review: Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

How the Scoundrel Seduces

Available August 19: How the Scoundrel Seduces (The Duke’s Men) ****3.5/5 stars In this delightful historical romance, two people struggle to overcome their own and society’s expectations in the midst of a family mystery. Recommended readers: If you like Sabrina Jeffries and regency historical romance Here’s my Rankings: 3.5/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall Note: 2 of 5 steaminess (some steaminess) REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR … Continue reading How the Scoundrel Seduces

Fiction Review: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Available August 5: Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel *****5/5 stars The epitome of a summer read, Secrets of the Lighthouse is a mystery romance with a true depth that makes you breath with the characters. Santa Montefiore is brilliant! Recommended readers: If you like a little suspense with your romance… if you have ever dreamed of escaping the your long lost relatives in Ireland… … Continue reading Fiction Review: Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Claimed by the Laird by Nicola Cornick

Available July 29: Claimed by the Laird (Hqn) ****3.5/5 stars An eventful romance, there’s much to like about Claimed by the Laird. Recommended readers: If you like a wall flower character If you like historical romance Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3.5/5 overall Steaminess: 3 out of 5 (A fair amount of sex) REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: When I grabbed this book, I … Continue reading Claimed by the Laird by Nicola Cornick

Fiction Review: The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller

Available now: The Marriage Pact (Hqn) ****4/5 stars The best-selling Linda Lael Miller proves again why you can’t go wrong with her modern-day romance The Marriage Pact. Recommended readers: If you like a modern romance with a small town, Western flair… If you ever had a crush on your older brother’s friend(s)… Here’s my Rankings: 3.5/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Fiction Review: The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller