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Dear Sir, I'm Yours (The Connaghers #1)
3.64
I think if there hadn't been all the unnecessary Lifetime movie of the week elements added it would have been a million times better, because then we ...more
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Oct 12, 2010
 
Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1)
3.96
Well, it made me laugh. Although I'm not sure how intentional that was. And despite all of Knight's talk about liking to control his women, he really ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
The Theory of Attraction (Science of Temptation, #1)
3.66
4.5 stars

The nerd humor made me laugh, out loud a few times near the beginning. The friends to lovers development was surprisingly sweet, and there wa
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Jul 12, 2012
 
Siren in the City (Texas Sirens, #2)
4.28
I think this book signals the end of my Sophie Oak glom. I was hoping to enjoy spending more time with Jack and Sam and Abby, but instead found myself ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
A Love Like No Other
3.17
It read more like a sketch for a story than a story itself. The hero and heroine meet, have sex and a few days later declare their love. The end. Ther ...more
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Feb 17, 2011
 
Ripping the Bodice
3.57
From the opening daydream scene to the end, this is a loving send-up of old school romance and pulp fiction novels from the past, oh, 150 years maybe. ...more
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Sep 15, 2010
 
Just Right (Bradfords, #1)
3.79
It started off cute and light, then got strangely preachy. The heroine was interesting at first, then it started to get like she had a really really m ...more
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Feb 08, 2011
 
Tex (Burnout, #2)
3.50
What I liked:
The way Mark and Abby learned to trust and communicate with each other. At first it seemed like Abby was the one who had to learn how to
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Aug 05, 2014
 
Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1)
4.21
I saw this posted on the Smart Bitches list of where to start with Linda Howard, so dug it out of storage. I forgot how totally goofy this story is.

Fr
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Aug 16, 2014
 
Having Her (Lies We Tell, #2)
3.76
3.5 stars

Oh, the angst! Had a few quibbles (e.g., cutting placement on wrists rather than upper arms, thighs, stomach) but overall enjoyed this quite
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Feb 23, 2014
 
Hawk (Burnout, #3)
3.97
Well, that was depressing.

Tildy-as-woobie would have made more sense to me if she didn't have a Finance degree and access to money. Hawk was just as i
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Aug 07, 2014
 
Losing Control (Babysitting a Billionaire, #1)
3.77
This book has all the tropes: a rich alpha hero who borders on douchey but doesn't totally cross the line*, a smart beautiful kickass heroine who look ...more
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Dec 02, 2014
 
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
4.16
On an emotional level, this book was made a lot of sense. I enjoyed watching Swift continue to grow as a person and struggle with his choices and thei ...more
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Dec 04, 2012
 
Walk on the Wild Side (Halloween Heart-Throbs)
3.57
A short, light-hearted BDSM romance.

The set-up: Brianna and Justin are engaged. When Brianna tells Justin that she's interested in bringing BDSM eleme
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Aug 23, 2011
 
Painted Faces (Painted Faces, #1)
4.25
I liked that the characters had a palpable connection, and that they were willing/able to give real apologies to each other when needed. I also liked ...more
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Jan 27, 2013
 
Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5)
4.11
3.5 stars

Kind of low-key for a Kristen Ashley, given that no one (not even the heroine) gets kidnapped or shot. Well, the hero does get hacked at by a
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Nov 12, 2013
 
Tell Me No Lies (Truth and Lies #4)
3.45
Hmm, no one has written a review for this yet? My thoughts, in no particular order:

Given how short the story is, I was really happy that it built on t
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Dec 12, 2012
 
Grease Monkey Jive
3.63
2.5 stars

I mostly enjoyed this while I was reading it, but the more I think about it the less I liked it.

* It's very long, and condensing some of the
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Jan 21, 2013
 
Trail of the Tudor Blue
3.78
"I didn't need to open my eyes to know the Tudor Blue had been taken. I felt its absence. Not in a mystical, ring-of-power sort of way. But with a com ...more
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Jun 01, 2011
 
Rising, Freestyle
3.84
2.5 stars

Three years after suffering from a horrific climbing accident and rejection at the hands of her lover because of the scar tissue riddling her
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Jul 19, 2011
 
Rocky Mountain Desire (Six Pack Ranch, #3)
4.19
Better than book one, but I kept shaking my head at Matt ('cause he's kind of an idiot in the first part) and Beth... I don't know.

I've lived in smal
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May 25, 2013
 
Golden Trail (The 'Burg, #3)
4.32
3.5 stars

Was afraid to read this because of some of the reviews I've seen, so was very surprised to find that I enjoyed it. Low expectations plus bein
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Nov 12, 2013
 
Sinister and Fatal: The Guinevere Jones Collection Volume 2
3.69
The Sinister Touch - I enjoyed meeting Mason, the "naked artist" from the previous books. And it was fun watching Gwen and Zac deal with their jealous ...more
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Mar 12, 2014
 
Play It Safe
4.28
2.5 stars

It's books like this that make me wonder if KA uses speech-to-text software to record her stories, then revises them afterwards. Or, does a h
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Nov 14, 2013
 
One in a Million (Lucky Harbor, #12)
4.26
Generally enjoyable, though I didn't really feel like the characters matched their character descriptions --

for example, it seemed like the author wa
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Oct 27, 2014
 
Creed (Unfinished Hero, #2)
4.18
2.5 stars maybe?

I liked the story concept and Sylvie's hard-living lifestyle didn't bother me like it did other readers (it made sense given her traum
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Oct 27, 2013
 
Penmort Castle (Ghosts and Reincarnation, #1)
4.09
3.5 stars

The set-up reminded me of many of the Harlequins I read long ago -- rich dude thinks the heroine is a prostitute, hires her, we find out that
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Oct 27, 2013
 
Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1)
4.02
On the plus side: the author has improved a lot in the years since she wrote this.

On the minus side: I spent most of the book wondering if it was more
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Jan 20, 2014
 
Love is a Battlefield (Games of Love, #1)
3.53
I enjoyed the storytelling, but the characters at times annoyed.

Not so much Julian, although I didn't understand why he didn't explain to Kate why the
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May 08, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Perfection (Neighbor from Hell, #2)
4.19
I liked this more than I did book 1. Possibly because there was almost no use of the phrase "little grasshopper."

Same humor, similar dynamic in terms
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May 04, 2012
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