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Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, #1)
3.76
it was ok
There is an audience for Anya Bast's Witch Fire, but unfortunately I am not it.

Here's the Not My Cup of Tea part: this is one of those paranormal roma
...more
Jul 15, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5)
4.01
it was ok
Decided to give Julie Garwood a go since she'd been recommended to me, but apparently I picked the wrong book or something, because Slow Burn mostly j ...more
Mar 02, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Tribute
3.92
really liked it
Every time I go into a Nora Roberts book, I expect to not be very surprised. And this isn't exactly fair of me, because while yes, we're talking roman ...more
May 15, 2009
May 14, 2009
 
The Spymaster's Lady (The Spymaster Series)
4.04
liked it
I read this one after seeing it lauded on Smart Bitches Trashy Books as a sterling example of an author portraying non-English dialogue very well. Sin ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Dec 20, 2010
 
Only Love (Only Series, #4)
3.95
liked it
Concluding my Elizabeth Lowell "Only"-athon, last but not least we have Book Four, wherein Rafe "Whip" Moran, thusly nicknamed for his skill with a bu ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Always Time to Die
3.79
liked it
Note: I originally read this book back in 2006, and read it again in 2011. My opinion of the book hasn't changed in the interval, though it's worth no ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2011
Dec 22, 2008
 
Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, #1)
3.82
it was ok
Sacred Sins is one of Nora Roberts' late 80's-era novels, and for me at least, it falls somewhat flat compared to her later work. The elements are cer ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
Only His (Only Series, #1)
3.99
liked it
Let's talk Elizabeth Lowell Old West romance!

Willow Moran is heading west in search of her missing brother Matt, last heard from on his way to a gold
...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Born in Death (In Death, #23)
4.33
it was ok
Is the In Death series really up to 23 books? Wow. No wonder it's getting harder for it to have installments that stand out from the crowd. The last f ...more
Jul 12, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Hollow (Sign of Seven, #2)
4.11
really liked it
On to book two of Sign of the Seven!

I definitely liked this one better than Book 1, for a couple of reasons. One, I liked Fox as a male lead character
...more
Jun 30, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
Whirlpool
3.74
it was ok
I've posted before about my affection for Elizabeth Lowell's books, formulaic though they are. Whirlpool is no exception, though it's an earlier examp ...more
May 15, 2011
May 16, 2010
 
Hot Ice
3.68
liked it
Nora Roberts' Hot Ice, one of her older standalone books from the late 80's, is a halfway decent caper novel. Thief Douglas Lord, betrayed by the man ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Angels Fall
3.98
really liked it
Turned out that, despite all the various Nora Roberts recommendations folks kindly gave me, the first non-J.D. Robb of hers that I read was Angels Fal ...more
Aug 03, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
Only You (Only Series, #3)
3.94
it was ok
This is another of my reviews in my marathon run through Elizabeth Lowell's "Only" quartet of Old West romances. "Only You" is actually Book 3, which ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
4.13
really liked it
This is the very first of the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb, who is of course better known by her other name, Nora Roberts. To this day I remain very ...more
Mar 05, 2010
not set
Mar 05, 2010
 
Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1)
4.15
really liked it
That I have read two Nora Roberts novels back to back I ascribe entirely to the fact that La Nora semi-regularly posts comments on Smart Bitches Trash ...more
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Line of Sight (Athena Force #18)
3.41
really liked it
I'm a long-standing Rachel Caine fan, and after recently getting my iPhone I wanted to check out another of her books I hadn't read--a romantic suspen ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Dec 07, 2008
 
Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, #3)
4.04
really liked it
Silent on the Moor, the third of the Lady Julia Grey novels, is not as awesome as Book 1--but it's better than Book 2, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Th
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Aug 06, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Flirting with Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1)
3.93
really liked it
Flirting With Danger is actually a re-read for me. I originally read this as a borrowed paperback, and once I found out there was a whole series invol ...more
Dec 28, 2010
not set
Dec 22, 2008
 
Midnight in Ruby Bayou
4.00
liked it
The fourth book of Elizabeth Lowell's Donovans series, Midnight in Ruby Bayou, is for my money the best of the lot. It's got the most complex of any o ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
 
In the Black (Tales from the Edge, #1)
3.31
really liked it
(Disclaimer before I begin: Sheryl and I are both Carina Press authors, and she has been featured on my site's Boosting the Signal column, promoting t ...more
Mar 19, 2015
May 17, 2014
 
The Pagan Stone (Sign of Seven #3)
4.14
liked it
The conclusion of Nora Roberts' Sign of Seven trilogy, The Pagan Stone, was about what I expected: the remaining couple of the feature characters, Gag ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Stranded with a Spy (Code Name: Danger #11)
3.30
it was ok
I'm sure there's a target audience for this book, but unfortunately, it wasn't me. Even for a free ebook.

The basic setup seemed interesting enough: Co
...more
Sep 03, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
Autumn Lover (Maxwells, #1) (Only, #5)
3.74
it was ok
This is another of the books I've read in my marathon charge through a bunch of Elizabeth Lowell's older romance works, and it's the last of the "Only ...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
 
No Control (Delta Force #2)
4.00
liked it
Given that I started reading this book on the day I had surgery, and that I've finished it off in bits and pieces during my subsequent recovery, it co ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Only Mine (Only, #2)
3.92
it was ok
More Elizabeth Lowell "Only" romance! Swinging back to Book 2, Lady Jessica Charteris from England has saved herself from being forced into marriage w ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Chocolatier's Wife
3.82
it was amazing
The Chocolatier's Wife is a delightful little novel, nicely blending fantasy, romance, and a touch of murder mystery all together into a single confec ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Wrong Hostage (St. Kilda Consulting, #2)
3.87
liked it
It seems that Elizabeth Lowell is trying to break in a new series these days: books all centered around St. Kilda Consulting, a group of freelancers w ...more
May 03, 2007
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Color of Death
3.88
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I think the overall issue I have with this book is that unlike just about all of the previous Lowells I've read, the heroine doesn't ...more
Jun 02, 2005
Dec 22, 2008
 
Too Good To Forget (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #399)
3.00
liked it
This is a book I first read as a loaner from a dear friend, and she recently found it again and loaned it to me--and I cheerfully zipped right through ...more
Jan 02, 2010
not set
Jan 03, 2010
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