Meh. Best Man for the Bridesmaid is a perfectly fine book. I was just bored or rolling my eyes or bored while rolling my eyes. Best Man for the Bridesmaid isn’t a silly book, per se. It’s just…has silly (but not funny) moments that sorta made me want to cringe…. Read more »
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Three “meh” stars I picked up Expecting the Earl’s Baby randomly at my most recent library trip. I haven’t read a lot of HQNs lately so I thought I’d grab a few to try again. Expecting the Earl’s Baby is…rather sweet. There is no on page sex in this not-quite-secret… Read more »
Versed in Desire is hot but short. I can’t really say it did much for me – it feels much closer to a vignette than a short story (about 40 pages or so). There’s not much characterization or even action. The majority of the story the reader is in the… Read more »
I hated this book. No, seriously. I really, really hated this book. I started reading this in May but I didn’t finish it up until now because…I was ready to be done before I got to the end of the first chapter. I should have just thrown in the towel… Read more »
WOW. This short is HAWT. Anne Calhoun has written another story that just grabs you and doesn’t want to let go. Shorts rarely work for me, you know. I know I’m often disappointed but I continue to read them because occasionally I run across a short like What She Needs… Read more »
This was a rather adorable erotic romance that I was greatly surprised to really enjoy. I picked up a copy of The Debutante’s Dilemma in 2011 when it was being offered as a free download by Carina Press. I have to admit…the cover really drew me in: it’s gorgeous and… Read more »
I’ve finally come to the end of the road with the Hurley Boys and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I have given quite a bit of thought to finding some of her other contemporary romances, however (I really want to read Lush (Delicious #3) Damien +… Read more »
Sometimes when I sit down to write a review…I don’t know what to say. Usually its for one of two reasons: either the book was so entertaining I don’t know where to to start…or the book was so underwhelming that I barely remember reading it. A Pregnancy, a Party &… Read more »
I loved The Best Kind of Trouble so when Broken Open was announced, I was rather excited. THEN I saw the cover for Broken Open and I swooned. Every once in a while publishers get covers right and this one is pretty much on the money! That BEARD. Her HAIR…. Read more »
There are few things that are more stressful for me in the mornings that walking my dog after it rains. The earthworms are everywhere and I try diligently not to step on them but they just seem to keep coming for my boots as if they want to be squished…. Read more »