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Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect, #1)
3.98
liked it
Had a hard time getting past the total nonsense set-up (the heroine has a doctorate in "immunology and pathogens" and is hired to work as a mental hea ...more
not set
Jul 12, 2015
 
Getting Out of Hand (Sapphire Falls, #1)
3.87
liked it
It was ok. Not really boring, but didn't really require me to fully engage, either. I mostly tried to ignore the narrow sex roles the male and female ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 24, 2015
 
Just Right (The Bradfords, #1)
3.82
it was ok
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
not set
Feb 08, 2011
 
Dear Sir, I'm Yours (The Connaghers, #2)
3.63
liked it
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
not set
Oct 12, 2010
 
Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1)
3.93
it was ok
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
 
Family Man
3.95
really liked it
Dropping this from 5 stars to 4 stars because, while the cooking scene at the end is still quite possibly the only "grand gesture" scene that's every ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2010
 
The Player and the Pixie (Rugby, #2)
4.14
liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first one. I think because we spend the first 80-90% of the book with the heroine performing emotional la ...more
Apr 15, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
 
Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys, #1)
3.95
really liked it
Re-read. Liked it much better this time around (I'm also quite a bit older this time around!). Amy still bugged the crap out of me, but I adored the h ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 14, 2016
 
The Theory of Attraction (Science of Temptation, #1)
3.63
really liked it
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
...more
not set
Jul 12, 2012
 
Siren in the City (Texas Sirens, #2)
4.30
did not like it
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
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Ripping the Bodice
3.43
it was amazing
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
not set
Sep 15, 2010
 
Rocky Mountain Desire (Six Pack Ranch #3; Rocky Mountain House #3)
4.19
liked it
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
...more
not set
May 25, 2013
 
Tex (Burnout, #2)
3.54
liked it
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
...more
not set
Aug 05, 2014
 
A Love Like No Other
3.18
it was ok
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
not set
Feb 17, 2011
 
Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City, #7)
4.22
liked it
3.5 stars

I enjoyed the romance between Dan-the-security-man and Kat, but alas, I found myself annoyed by the ending more than charmed by it. I also fo
...more
Mar 10, 2018
Nov 29, 2016
 
Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5; 1001 Dark Nights #52)
4.54
it was ok
I think I may just be over KA. It's a novella, and instead of fitting everything within the word count by cutting the word soup, she cut the character ...more
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
 
In Your Corner (Redemption, #2)
4.06
it was ok
2.5 stars

All the guys talk like they walked off the stage of a Kristen Ashley novel.
All the fighter people had names like they walked off the stage o
...more
not set
Mar 25, 2015
 
Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1)
4.19
liked it
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
...more
not set
Aug 16, 2014
 
Against the Ropes (Redemption, #1)
3.91
liked it
2.5 stars. Rounding up because I liked it marginally better than book 2. Also, got it free from the library, which makes my mood a little brighter.

I s
...more
not set
May 17, 2015
 
The Will (Magdalene, #1)
4.30
it was ok
The heroine's speech patterns were bizarre. Like an attempt at formal academic speech, but in a way that reminded me of Marilyn Monroe's character in ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2015
 
Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2)
3.89
liked it
Once again a very sweet romance, but I can't help notice how Freya seems to have been retconned from book 1 - it feels like the author tried to make h ...more
Jan 2015
Jul 12, 2015
 
Bound by Duty (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #2)
4.06
liked it
It kind of felt like a Harlequin Presents with a Lawful Evil hero ("hero") and a Chaotic Neutral heroine, set against a mafia backdrop (which seemed O ...more
Jul 2015
Jul 12, 2015
 
Play (Stage Dive, #2)
4.32
really liked it
I'm not into the rock star romance thing because, honestly, the lifestyle sounds really annoying. But it was on the shelf at my library and I like the ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2015
 
Having Her (Lies We Tell, #2)
3.68
really liked it
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
...more
not set
Feb 23, 2014
 
The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1)
3.94
really liked it
Sports hero + shy nerdy heroine. I'm not into sports romances (celebrity worship baffles me) but maybe because I barely know what rugby is, that aspec ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2015
 
Lick (Stage Dive, #1)
4.14
liked it
Glad I started the series with book 2 instead of this one, as this contains pretty much everything I feared would be in a rock star book. (Not to the ...more
not set
May 19, 2015
 
Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1)
4.00
it was ok
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
...more
not set
Jan 20, 2014
 
Hawk (Burnout, #3)
4.00
it was ok
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
...more
not set
Aug 07, 2014
 
Deep Waters
3.87
really liked it
Elias and Charity are fun - I enjoy their banter as they get to know each other, and I like how they like each other. It's odd to think that not all r ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2010
 
Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers, #4)
4.30
really liked it
CW: self-harm

The heroine has OCD and is in therapy to reduce its impact on her life enough for her to hold her baby nephew. The author does not flinch
...more
Aug 05, 2017
Nov 29, 2016
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