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Love Letters From a Duke (Bachelor Chronicles, #3)
Ahhhh. This is what I was looking for. Good Regency, nice adherence to the rules of the era, effective use of intimacy, and believable characters that ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Simply Love (Simply Quartet #2)
Expect beautiful character sketches, flowing dialogue, a certain level of anguish, and emotional satisfaction. However, as is typical of recent Balogh ...more
Feb 2007
Jul 09, 2007
The Demon's Daughter (Tale of the Demon World, #1)
I wish Emma Holly would write something other than porn. She's a very strong writer, but there's only so much you can do with Tab A and Slot B (or eve ...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
Gone with the Wind
I really liked this book ... when I was 12. I recently re-watched the movie and realized how uncomfortably racist it is. I know, I know: hiding from t ...more
Jan 1987
Jul 09, 2007
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1)
The writing style was really smooth, and characterization, at least of Miranda, glowed. I swear I know a Miranda or two: self-deprecating clever quiet ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 30, 2007
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13)
There's nothing quite like a Plum to bring the chuckles. From Grandma Mazur's bizarre love life and fashion sense to Stephanie's pitiable luck with ca ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Simply Magic (Simply Quartet #3)
I'm a die-hard Mary Balogh fan. Even when I don't have time to read, I consume the extra caffeine to stay up all night reading a new Balogh. That sai ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 09, 2007
Suddenly You
I liked this book and would recommend it. It’s popcorn, sure, and full of cliché: the hero is brooding, damaged, and rogueish (I think she even uses t ...more
Feb 29, 2008
Mar 02, 2008
An Invitation to Sin (Griffin Family, #2)
Caroline's single-mindedness made the development of an all-consuming love story pretty unbelievable. I saw Zachary's character progression a lot more ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
The Pact
Jodi Picoult is like crack. She has these nifty plot-twist court-drama zingers and a bunch of really uptight, believable, and irritating characters. I ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 14, 2008
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
I hated this book. The characters were pompous, annoying, unbelievable, and shallow. Indeed, the portayal of the female character bordered on misogyni ...more
Dec 2006
Nov 30, 2007
Something About Emmaline (Bachelor Chronicles, #1)
This book was such fun. It took an impossible situation and made it work. What I enjoyed most was the hero's development. He simultaneously became sel ...more
Jan 20, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14)
What a nadir for this series. Mystery? There wasn't one. Mr Secret Identity? I'd spoil it for ya, but it wouldn't really be a surprise. Or in any way ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
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