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Audio Review: Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter

Audio Review: Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulterby Keira G

Hero: Philip Hawsbury is no longer the second son. When his older brother died, he became the next Earl of Rothermere. Now his father is on his deathbed and Philip must fulfill a longstanding promise his father made to impoverished Alexander Kilbracken, the Scottish Earl of Ruthven. He must marry one of the daughters – […]

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Audio Review: Her Secondhand Groom (The Grooms, Book 3) by Rose Gordon

Audio Review: Her Secondhand Groom (The Grooms, Book 3) by Rose Gordonby Keira G

Hero: Patrick Ramsey, needs a woman. She must like children, be good with children, and able to teach children. And Viscount Drakely will get what he needs – a motherness – or a mother and a governess for his three girls (Celia, Helena and Kate), all rolled up into one female. He knows the perfect […]

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You Don’t Need Great Vision to Spot a Great Catch

You Don’t Need Great Vision to Spot a Great Catchby Keira G

I’ve always been a fan of bespectacled heroines and blind heroes. Their circumstances create instant empathy in me as a reader. In the historical genre, there is a trend in how each character type pans out at the end of the story. For example, I fully expect hilarious hijinks in the case of the heroine […]

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Review: The Lady Most Willing (Lady Most, Book 2) by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway

Review: The Lady Most Willing (Lady Most, Book 2) by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockwayby Keira G

What happened:  Laird Taran Ferguson and some of his clansmen kidnap four ladies, one by mistake, and carry them back to Finovair castle. Along the way the men accidentally kidnap a duke and everybody gets snowed-in. Will there be hell to pay or marriages at the end of this debacle? Whatever the case this is […]

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Review: Maximum Witch by Jodi Redford

Review: Maximum Witch by Jodi Redfordby Susan S.

Reviewed by Susan S. Summary: Book Three in That Old Black Magic Series Maxwell Truitt (hero) is a shark-shifting sheriff. And for reasons unbeknownst to me, I want to sing that to the tune of Bob Marley’s song, I Shot the Sheriff. All right, let’s move on. Max is patrolling the Atlantic one night when […]

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Review: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypasby Keira G

Let me start off by saying Derek is one hot hero, he’s like number 11 on my top ten heroes list, just a hairsbreadth from being there. Derek Craven is a self-made man. He’s wealthier than most of the gentry, but he is not one. Born in the slums of London to a prostitute and […]

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Review: Love and Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson

Review: Love and Scandal by Donna Lea Simpsonby Keira G

A lady in Victorian times had little options when it came to acceptable jobs. Writing novels was simply not one of them and certainly not publishing them. That’s why Collette Jardiniere hides her authorship of The Last Days of a Rake behind the pseudonym Collin Jenkins. That is until some trumped-up peacock of a rake […]

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Review: Ripping the Bodice by Inara Lavey

Review: Ripping the Bodice by Inara Laveyby Keira G

Old School romance daydreams + embarrassing contemporary situations * 2 potential heroes = exponential fun. Inara Lavey writes loving parodies of old school romance for Cassandra to daydream. Of course our plucky heroine (who is the very definition of spitfire) gets caught out time and again. She lands in some very funny situations as she […]

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