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Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3)
4.22
Think I'll wait to start reading this trilogy until this last one comes out...
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Jan 28, 2012
 
Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8; Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
4.02
liked it
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
 
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)
4.13
really liked it
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)
3.96
really liked it
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
 
The Hot Shot (Game On, #4)
4.25
it was ok
I've read and enjoyed most of Callihan's books - some more than others, but she's pretty reliable. And indeed, the writing & plot of this one was ...more
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Mar 20, 2017
 
Almost A Gentleman
3.35
really liked it
You have to suspend some disbelief for this one, and I think some aspects are historically anachronistic. For example, the titled hero secretly having ...more
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Mar 18, 2013
 
Painted Faces (Painted Faces, #1)
4.18
really liked it
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
 
Slow Twitch (Brenna Blixen, #3)
3.91
really liked it
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)
3.88
it was ok
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
 
Wherever You Go
3.86
did not like it
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
 
Laugh (Burnside, #2)
3.83
it was amazing
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
 
Fade (Wake, #2)
3.95
really liked it
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
 
Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1)
3.76
did not like it
I dunno. This book got good ratings, and some good reviews from people I usually agree with, but it annoyed the crap out of me!

The lead just seemed wh
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Nov 15, 2011
 
Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3)
4.18
it was amazing
"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
 
Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)
3.96
it was ok
It's been a week or two since I skimmed/read this book and I honestly don't remember that much about it. Which explains why I'm rating it a 2 to 2.5. ...more
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Aug 24, 2011
 
Back to the Good Fortune Diner
3.58
liked it
I think I'm dnf-ing this one, and yet I'll probably try this author again. Because there were things I did like about this book, in particular the aut ...more
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Jan 06, 2013
 
The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, #3)
4.18
really liked it
I have to say that I can really get behind this mini-trend in NA of series including a GLBT romance among the other het books.
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May 29, 2015
 
Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop, #2)
3.74
really liked it
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
 
Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
3.84
really liked it
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
 
Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2)
3.90
it was amazing
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
 
The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
3.93
really liked it
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
 
Midnight Crystal (Ghost Hunters, #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
4.06
liked it
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
 
Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, #3)
4.05
really liked it
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
really liked it
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 Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, #1)
3.71
it was amazing
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
 
Gone (Wake, #3)
3.72
liked it
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
 
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
3.98
really liked it
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
 
Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
4.17
really liked it
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
 
The Chase (Fast Track, #4)
3.97
really liked it
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
 
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
4.10
it was ok
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
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