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Against the Rules
3.59
it was ok
I love Linda Howard's books. She's really great. This book was awful, but I read it (okay, skimmed it) anyway, because I almost had to. It was that ba ...more
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May 24, 2011
 
The Vampire Who Loved Me (Cabot, #2)
3.88
it was ok
Very disappointing follow-up to After Midnight. This book was missing the classic, mysterious feel of the first, but that was to be expected since we' ...more
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May 14, 2010
 
Island of Dreams
3.32
it was ok
I've read tons of books, but I have never come across such a strange combination of overcomplexity and oversimplicity. If you'd have asked me two days ...more
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Jan 02, 2014
 
Silent Melody (Georgian, #2)
3.78
liked it
This is one of those odd three-star ratings that is a combination of loves and hates, rather than a true average. There are aspects of this book that ...more
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Sep 01, 2011
 
The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount (Desperate Debutantes, #3)
3.83
liked it
A good book, but not quite as good as the first Julia London book I happened upon so I'm rounding down. I liked the characters, the situation was plau ...more
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Jul 27, 2014
 
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4)
3.95
liked it
Georgianna wears three different masks including the fallen daughter of a duchess and the mysterious owner of a gaming hell. But now she wants to marr ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
What a Wallflower Wants (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #3)
3.75
really liked it
I liked this book. I didn't love it, but I don't know why. I can't think of a bad thing to say about it -- I liked the characters, the narration, the ...more
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Jun 02, 2015
 
Blame It on Chocolate
3.74
it was amazing
I picked this book up because, as a serious chocoholic and chocolate snob, the title appealed to me. What unfolded was a story that came closer to bei ...more
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May 19, 2010
 
Forever, Victoria
3.90
really liked it
I've been having good luck trying new (to me) authors lately, and this was another one. The book wasn't anything spectacular, it was a sweet, escapist ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
 
Stealing the Bride (Danvers, #2)
3.71
it was ok
This was generally entertaining...I didn't feel like putting it down at any point...but it was pretty far-fetched, even for a romance novel. Plus, by ...more
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Jun 03, 2010
 
Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, #4)
3.96
liked it
The setup and implementation were fun, but I felt like this book had more potential than it realized.

Quip: I don't understand how you can be attempti
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Feb 04, 2017
 
The Game and the Governess (Winner Takes All, #1)
3.39
liked it
This book was neither actively good nor actively bad. It was pretty boring, honestly, despite the intriguing setup. I expect that next year I won't re ...more
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Jan 20, 2015
 
Lucky's Lady (Doucet, #2)
3.95
really liked it
This is an older romance from the early 90's, with the definite feel of romances from that time period, but overall I thought it still worked today. L ...more
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Nov 11, 2014
 
Dangerous Joy (Company of Rogues, #5)
3.75
liked it
Good. I do enjoy the way that this author stretches the norms of the romance genre, particularly the historical romance sub-genre. Earlier in this ser ...more
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Jun 22, 2011
 
The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, #0.5)
3.97
it was ok
Though this was shorter than most of Stephanie Lauren's books, I thought it could have been shorter still. A novella, maybe, or even a short story. Th ...more
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May 22, 2011
 
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
4.04
it was ok
I read about 1/6 of this book but I can't get into it. The main character hasn't done much for me, I don't understand her motivations (especially why ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #13)
4.31
it was amazing
Love the series. This final book set up a spin-off, which I'm desperate to read, but which I've also been anticipating for a few books now. The ending ...more
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Jun 06, 2019
 
Angel of Fire
3.40
really liked it
A classic story of vengeance set in the late 1800's in Kansas and Colorado. Well written and engaging. A bit more angst than I like, but then again it ...more
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Aug 21, 2015
 
My Fair Temptress (Governess Brides, #8)
3.82
it was ok
There's no question that Christina Dodd can write steamy sex. Most of the time, she even comes up with decent characters and plot to go with it, but n ...more
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Apr 17, 2010
 
Foundation (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, #1)
4.00
really liked it
Another Valdemar book. This will actually be the first time that I've read the first book in one of the Valdemar trilogies before all three books were ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
 
Beachcomber
3.85
liked it
Exciting, fast-paced read. Everything I expect from Karen Robards. But the ending was very abrupt, and actually a little unconvincing. Still, the ride ...more
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Nov 09, 2015
 
Never Marry a Cowboy (Rogues in Texas, #3)
3.96
it was ok
None of the books in this series did much for me, to be honest, especially this last one. I thought Kit was a reasonably complex character, but the he ...more
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Feb 06, 2013
 
Summer at Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #1)
3.96
This was so well written and well-characterized that I was probably halfway through the book before I realized that it was actually pretty boring. I'l ...more
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May 19, 2010
 
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
3.84
liked it
All right. Can't honestly say I know what the fuss is about. I'm also not sure what an alibi had to do with anything as we learn early on that the vic ...more
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Jan 02, 2009
 
Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #2)
4.08
liked it
This book started out amazing! It was a real tear-at-your-heartstrings kind of setup and I couldn't put it down. I almost cried a few times. Genevieve ...more
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May 22, 2014
 
Accidentally in Love with...a God? (Accidentally Yours, #1)
3.79
really liked it
Emma has a problem. There's a voice in her head only she can hear. She calls him Guy and he's been there her entire life, but now at 22, with him sabo ...more
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Sep 28, 2014
 
Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? (Accidentally Yours, #2)
3.90
it was ok
What a let down after such an entertaining opening to this series! (Accidentally in Love With ... A God?)

Okay, vampires aren't my thing, but I was wil
...more
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Sep 28, 2014
 
The Power
3.85
it was amazing
This book was intense, and thought-provoking, and probably deeply flawed. I'm giving it five stars for all of those reasons, even the flaws, because a ...more
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Mar 26, 2019
 
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (Cynster, #17; The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #2)
3.87
it was ok
In this second volume of the Cynster Sisters Trilogy, Eliza is kidnapped by the same Scottish Laird who took her sister in the first book. Luckily, sh ...more
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Jun 19, 2014
 
The Unlikely Angel
3.65
it was amazing
This was a very good historical romance with engaging characters, a well-researched historical backdrop, and an inviting writing style.

What would you
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Feb 02, 2015
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