Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War, #4)
I think "John Scalzi" is actually a teenage girl who's too smart for her own good. I began this book with the expectation of dropping it after a few c...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
The Sergeant's Lady (The Arringtons and Wright-Gordons, #2)
If The Sergeant's Lady, by debut author Susanna Fraser, is a representative sample of what Carina Press (the digital arm of Harlequin) is publishing,...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Love and Other Scandals (Scandals, #1)
This book really worked for me, though I can't put my finger on exactly why. The trope here is wicked rake (Tristan) falls for Amazon spinster (Joan)....more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold, #1)
I'm a fan of Weber's Honor Harrington books, and as I read the prologue to Armageddon, I settled in with a smile, anticipating some heart-pounding spa...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
Beyond Innocence (Beyond Duet, #1)
This is one of those contrived, predictable plots with an ultra-innocent female character ("Oh my! What are you doing?") and a stereotypical duty-boun...more
not set
Mar 25, 2012
Her Hesitant Heart
I've read just about everything that Carla Kelly has ever published. And I feel more than a little disloyal saying that her heroes and heroines are st...more
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Peacekeeper (Major Ariane Kedros, #1)
I have mixed feelings about this book. The main character is a woman who was directly involved in the destruction of an entire universe. She's now a p...more
Sep 02, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, #1)
Loved this book and can't wait for the next installment, Children of Scarabaeus. While Song has created a buzz among SFR readers, it isn't really a ro...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Dark Edge of Honor
For some reason, I've never read any of Aleksander Voinov's work before now. And let me tell you, that is about to change in a big way. Dark Edge was...more
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
The Fortune Hunter (Lord Rival, #2)
I'm a fan of Diane Farr's traditional Regencies, and The Fortune Hunter bridges the gap between trads and historicals. The plot is basically lady-refo...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Written in Red (The Others, #1)
I really enjoyed this futuristic and very original novel. The vampires and wolves in this novel are not your usual romantic heroes. While there are ro...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Dark Space (Dark Space, #1)
Totally original premise, with good writing and a strong narrative voice. First person really works here--young conscript Garrett, a medic-in-training...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
The Good Boy (Boy, #1)
Good writing, great characters, and some hilarious scenes with an over-the-top 'brat' (a secondary character). While there's a lot of D/s M/M sex, the...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1)
Thanks to Julie C for this recommendation, which is a fabulous read. Great writing, great characterization, and blazing hot sexual chemistry between t...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)
This is my second J.R. Ward book in a row, and the minute I finished it, I began reading the third book, Lover Awakened. I almost never read a series...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
A Reason to Live (Forrester Brothers, #1)
This is a post-Civil War western romance, and a pretty darn good one, too. I'm not a fan of westerns, but I am a fan of good writing and good romance,...more
May 31, 2011
Dec 12, 2010
Agent of Change (Liaden Universe, #9)
I have mixed feelings about this book, which is the second Liaden novel that I've read. I liked the interaction between the H/H and I adored the descr...more
May 08, 2013
May 10, 2013
The King's Daughter (Thornleigh, #2)
I really enjoy historical fiction when it's combined with a happily-ever-after romance, which is the case with The King's Daughter. Though you'll be a...more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1)
First let me say that I'm an Elizabeth Hoyt fan. I'll read anything she writes. Her latest effort, however, is not her best. The premise is great--ari...more
Aug 03, 2010
May 04, 2010
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, #6)
I held off for a long time before I read this book, because Jim Butcher hasn't written any more fantasy. And that really bums me out. I tried the Harr...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
Oh, wow! If I had any idea J.R. Ward was this good, I would have started reading her years ago. While the names of the characters make me cringe (Phur...more
Nov 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Captive Prince: Volume One
Pretty much perfect. The writing is exquisite--not a single word out of place. Writing like that is incredibly time-consuming and painstaking and I'm...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
The Irish Rogue
I just reread this book, which I had on my keeper shelf. I wondered whether I'd still like it ten years after the first read. And yes, it's still that...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Heat defies genre boundaries in just about every way. It's science fiction, but set on Earth. There's romance, but it's not the kind you find in mains...more
not set
Aug 28, 2014
A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mystery, #2)
I've been on an M/M kick lately, and having great luck with authors--Manna Francis, J.K. Charles, and now Josh Lanyon. All three feature both internal...more
Apr 2014
Apr 02, 2014
A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies, #2)
I really enjoyed the second installment of the Magpies series. Yes, you do need to read the first book, The Magpie Lord, in order to appreciate the de...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Her Ladyship's Curse (Disenchanted & Co., Book 1, Part #1)
Just FYI, Her Ladyship's Curse is half a book, something I didn't realize when I bought it. In fact, I wouldn't have bought it if I'd realized that. T...more
Apr 06, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Quid Pro Quo (The Administration, #2)
Manna Francis is a hidden gem of a writer. It's difficult to categorize her work--it's certainly not romance, although there is a compelling relations...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters, #2)
I love that Suzanne Brockmann weaves together multiple love stories in one book, something that she does throughout the Troubleshooters series.

I actua...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
Strain is a "fuck or die" book--the main character, Rhys, has to, er, bend over and take it, or he'll either succumb to the Rot or become a zombie-lik...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
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