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Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)
4.17
This book feels like a guilty pleasure, though I don't think it's really all that bad for you, even given its super Alpha hero and the "mating" busine ...more
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Nov 15, 2011
 
Badlands (Aftershock, #3)
3.91
This is a decently paced, readable romantic suspense like one can expect from Sorenson. What is also not so surprising from Sorensen - but certainly u ...more
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Nov 17, 2013
 
Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
3.96
ETA: I've decided to first list the things I liked about this book, so they don't become buried under the (more link:

1) Our heroine is a social reform
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Painted Faces (Painted Faces, #1)
4.25
It's about time someone wrote a Romance novel with a straight drag queen for a hero! No, really, what an awesomely wonky premise.

And I particularly l
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Jan 28, 2013
 
Laugh (Burnside, #2)
4.00
I'm rating this one up a bit, because although I don't think Mary Ann Rivers has written her "five star" book(s) yet, her style and tone is so refresh ...more
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Feb 05, 2014
 
Wherever You Go
3.85
This book is very earnest, and pretty badly written, though perhaps not in the most glaring typos and bad grammar kind of way. One thing that is glari ...more
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Sep 10, 2011
 
Slow Twitch (Brenna Blixen, #3)
3.92
I'm not sure if this is the last book in this series, but it could be, and if so it would work, despite a lack of complete and utter closure on all fr ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Shadow Heir (Dark Swan, #4)
3.87
2.5 stars? I dunno, for whatever reason(s), this is my least favorite of Mead's series, and this final book cements that fact. It just lacks the juici ...more
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Oct 03, 2011
 
Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)
3.95
This was my review of Wake (to which Fade is a sequel):

"In some ways, this book reads like it was written by a very, very smart teenager on the older/
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Jul 30, 2011
 
Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3)
4.16
"The princess rescues the villain," he whispered. "It's a nice variation on the story."

Dear book,

Upon realizing that this is my third reading of you a
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Dec 05, 2012
 
Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop, #2)
3.81
I really enjoyed this book. In particular, it deals with class and race issues in ways that are integral to the characters and plot without being forc ...more
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Nov 17, 2013
 
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
4.18
While I'm all for the inclusion of more cats in my Romance, I could do without the cutesieness of this one - which in fact was not the fault of the ca ...more
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Jan 28, 2013
 
Running Hot (Arcane Society, # 5)
4.03
Love this installment of the Arcane series! First of all, the "Nightshade" plot arch is coming to a boil in this one.

But also, both our hero and hero
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2)
3.91
In a review of an earlier Long book, I wrote:

Long's greatest strength lies in the depth, intimacy and detail of her characterization. She writes slow,
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
3.80
I'm giving this one four stars even though it's maybe not the very best of this series, but it was the first one I read and it hooked me. [And indeed, ...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
3.89
Oh, this one was fun! That was apparent from the outset when our hero and heroine meet right off the bat while both are trying to steal the same artif ...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
4.18
For some reason, I read this one first though it is the last in the "trilogy." And I'm also apparently putting the word "trilogy" in quotation marks, ...more
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Feb 20, 2012
 
Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, # 3)
4.00
Another satisfying Arcane society installment--the second in the "Nightshade" plot arch. Incidentally, I can't decide if this author's choice to split ...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Hard and Fast (Fast Track, #2)
4.04
Hmmmm. So this book was cute and sexy, and generally actually did a good job of convincing me that this unlikely pairing might make sense in a nonsens ...more
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Feb 20, 2012
 
The Chase (Fast Track, #4)
3.97
Another favorite in this series. Second-chance-at-love; mutual admiration, respect and power-sharing between the h/h; a race car driving heroine...wha ...more
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Feb 20, 2012
 
Gone (Dream Catcher, #3)
3.72
You know how a lot of Hunger Games fans really dislike Mockingjay and recommend that people just quit after the first two books? I am resolutely NOT i ...more
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Jul 30, 2011
 
Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1)
4.00
Hmmm, as a whole the "Dreamlight Trilogy" section of the Arcane Society series is not my favorite, largely because the plots--especially the romance p ...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, #1)
3.70
When I think of this book, I think of how wonderfully capable the heroine is. And the hero too, actually. But it is a defining characteristic of Madel ...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Tempted (Alex Kennedy, #1)
3.73
It seems to be consensus that "Dirty" and "Broken" are Megan Hart's best work. And I agree. Although I have a soft spot for this one too. It's certain ...more
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Nov 07, 2011
 
Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)
4.04
I loved this glimpse into Tod's transformation from bean sidhe to Reaper (reaper sidhe? heh). It adds new dimension to our understanding of this chara ...more
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Nov 25, 2011
 
Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
4.00
So although I've read all of the previous Arcane Society books, this is my first Harmony book. And although it did seem more jargony (?) because it's ...more
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Mar 28, 2012
 
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
3.99
Definitely better than the first one: likable heroine who's not perfect (if astonishingly altruistic) and has a brain--more brain than brawn, which is ...more
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Nov 25, 2011
 
I Kissed an Earl (Pennyroyal Green, #4)
3.89
Not my favorite of this series, but I do really like this one. Scroll to bottom of my review for my blanket compliments for Long's work in general and ...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Cross My Heart (Landry, #2)
3.79
3.5 stars.

This short book had a lot going for it thematically: starchy hero gets unstarched by younger rock musician heroine who helps him repair his
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Mar 12, 2013
 
Falling For Finn
3.41
More of a 2.5 stars, I suppose. I think the author has some promise and the prose is smooth enough but neither the situation nor the emotional logic o ...more
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Mar 12, 2013
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