Quick Search

Advanced Search


Clear Filters

Review Search Results

There are 1,486 results matching your search criteria.

The Loving Daylights

This delightfully entertaining spy novel is filled with quirky inventions and madcap adventures that are characteristic of this prolific author’s stories. The self-deprecating but brilliant Jane has a delicious foil in pragmatic Abel who ha...

4 Stars

Dead Man Walker - Consignment Shop Mysteries #5

This short cozy mystery gives the delightful flavor of the series while drawing the reader into another eye-opening mystery that has pretty astounding repercussions. I found it a little jarring to have the story told in Walker’s point of vi...

4 Stars
  • Author: Duffy Brown
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Berkley

Forsaken Realms - Bounty Hunters United, #1

This erotic science fiction story has an imaginative and creative framework and a lot of intriguing elements. I like that the female is a resourceful and self-reliant individual who has managed to achieve success and status in her chosen pr...

Stars

Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan - The Lost Fleet

The complex science fiction tales that comprise this series continue to provide both the expected intense space battles and unexpected surprises that have been an integral part of the stories thus far. There are some rather unwelcome revela...

4 Stars

After Midnight - Black Phoenix, #1

This wonderfully intense story provides both a deliciously spicy glimpse of larger-than-life individuals and creates a wrenching portrait of the events that have shaped them. I love the way the story gradually unfolds and reveals layers of...

Stars
  • Author: Sarah Grimm
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Sarah Grimm

Way of the Warrior

Military romance stories have ready-made heroes inherent in the genre but their fascination lies in the contrast between the kick-ass capabilities displayed and the vulnerability of letting one’s guard down and allowing someone else to beco...

Stars
  • Authors: Tina Wainscott, Suzanne Brockmann, Catherine Mann, Anne Elizabeth, M. L. Buchman, Julie Ann Walker, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Life Lessons

This romantic suspense m/m story is an excellent introduction to a complex and sensual set of stories that follow two very different gay men. The gradual exposition of the events that have formed the personality and choices of each is an in...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Susp: Action / Thriller, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: MLR Press,LLC

Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant

This television series was one of my favorites, not only because Monk’s behavior epitomizes many of the odd tendencies and phobias that I share (on a far smaller scale, thank goodness) but because he finds a way to make things work accordin...

Stars
  • Author: Hy Conrad
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Lover Claimed - Dark Wolf Enterprises, #1

This exciting erotic paranormal romance series continues to highlight a clan of sexy alpha males who are comfortable in both their wolf and human forms. Naturally, the females who become their mates must be just as unique and strong enough...

Stars

Winter's Wolf - Tales of the Harker Pack, #3

This erotic m/m paranormal tale is an excellent addition to an inventive and entertaining series. I always enjoy this author’s tales because she delights in taking established conventions in a particular genre and tweaking them in a new and...

Stars

The Cat Sitter's Whiskers - Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, #10

This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I am delighted that this author has continued the saga that his mom so adeptly created. I love the combination of exotic climes and delightful animal characters that are key in these storie...

Stars
  • Authors: Blaize Clement, John Clement
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

My Secret Diary - Nancy Clancy

“Nancy Clancy: My Secret Diary” is written by Jane O’Connor and is based on the Nancy Clancy series, and has a beautifully illustrated cover by Robin Preiss Glasser. This is a great volume for stimulating the imagination and encouraging a y...

Stars

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire - Half Moon Hollow, #3

There is such a hilarious combination of elements in this paranormal romance that one can’t help giggling maniacally while trying to keep from having whiplash as circumstances shift rapidly around Gigi. The slightly tongue-in-cheek tips abo...

4 Stars

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes - The Art of the Films

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films” by Sharon Gosling and Adam Newell is an oversized book that is a wondrous look at the incredible amount of work that went into making these two movies...

5 Stars

The Book of Life - All Souls Trilogy, #3

One is tempted to believe that the author must have witch blood in her due to her remarkable ability to gather disparate threads and keep them from tangling while weaving such an intricate tapestry that spans three volumes and still leaves...

5 Stars
  • Author: Deborah Harkness
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Midnight's Kiss - A Novel of the Elder Races, #8

This entertaining addition to one of my favorite paranormal series gives a more detailed picture of King Julian and provides a different perspective on the being who was such a formidable opponent to Carly during her struggles. This story w...

4 Stars
  • Author: Thea Harrison
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

“The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015” is a mind-bogging collection of details about a myriad of subjects. It is an interesting resource for a society that has become dependent on using the internet search engines because it also can pr...

5 Stars

Nor Iron Bars a Cage

This mesmerizing tale blends a fascinating character study with an intriguing and chilling portrait of the dangers of a thirst for knowledge. The deep emotionalism evoked by the author portrays a beautiful and sensitive unfolding of a relat...

Stars

Paw and Order - A Paw Enforcement Novel, #2

This contemporary mystery has a mixture of human and animal characters that provide an interesting twist. There is a character study that follows the slippery slope into criminal behavior which is counterbalanced by images of the excitement...

Stars

The Beautiful Ashes - Broken Destiny, #1

This exciting new adult paranormal story has interesting twists on certain tenets of Christian religious beliefs combined with elements of mythology. The angst-filled vacillation of the main characters that seems to be a hallmark of this ge...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jeaniene Frost
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Pearls and Poison - A Consignment Shop Mystery, #3

Each story in this cozy mystery series provides a great combination of hijinks and humor and one can’t help but chuckle while trying to figure out the killer’s motive and identity from the clues being gradually uncovered. The flavor of the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Duffy Brown
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Skin Game - Dresden Files, #15

One of the most entertaining aspects of this delightful urban fantasy series is the blending of extraordinary occurrences with easily recognizable commonplace events. For example, having one’s foot fall asleep because the dog’s head is rest...

Stars
  • Author: Jim Butcher
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

Mandalas - 120 illustrations

“Mandalas: A gorgeous coloring book with more than 120 illustrations to complete” is a Barron’s book with perforated pages bearing a multiplicity of drawings to color. I liked that there were some pages that had two smaller drawings to work...

4 Stars

The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress

This fun historical romance provides a twist on the typical stories of this genre and gives a view of the rigidity of society of this era from the perspective of a woman who has grown up in a brash new country that has made its own rules. I...

4 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Alexander
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Love After All - A Hope Novel, #4

The charm of this enjoyable contemporary romance series lies in the vivid depiction of life in a small town that is prevalent in all of the stories and this tale is no exception. I love that there are glimpses of characters from previous ti...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jaci Burton
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Jove

Pocket Apocalypse - An Incryptid Novel, #4

This creative and entertaining mixture of science fiction and paranormal tale challenges one to look at the world just a little differently. Although I am unfamiliar with the series, there are enough clues distributed throughout the story t...

Stars
  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Icefall - Rebel Angel Series, #4

This raw and gritty fantasy series has been building up to this moment over the past three volumes and this gutwrenching and action-filled tale reminds us that these are indeed a different class of beings from the light and fluffy ones so o...

Stars

Cowboy Heaven

This sizzling and entertaining read combines the author’s unabashedly sexy style with an intriguing look at the logistics of ranching and the interdependence on teamwork and a strong support system to keep things running smoothly. There are...

4 Stars

The Liar

This tension-filled story gives a frightening look at the insidious methods an abuser can use to isolate a victim from friends and family. One element was unfortunately a little predictable for me but it was delightful to watch the assimila...

Stars
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Putnam

One Kiss with a Rock Star - Half-Life, #2

This exciting contemporary erotic romance is gritty and sometimes very carnal but displays intense emotionalism as it gives a startling perspective on those who live their lives in the spotlight. The eye-opening revelations make one view th...

Stars

Homefront

Part of the charm of this author’s storytelling is her ability to make the reader understand so much of a world that is foreign to many of us, the strictly regimented world of the military that circumscribes the actions of individuals who a...

Stars
  • Author: Jessica Scott
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Jessica Scott

Still the One - An Animal Magnetism Novel, #6

This is a delicious contemporary romance story that is part of a wonderful series peopled with an intriguing combination of characters. Darcy hasn’t been the most personable character in the series thus far, but one can’t help admire her de...

Stars
  • Author: Jill Shalvis
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Ghost Killer - The Ghost Seer Series, #3

This fun paranormal series provides a different perspective on the concept of ghosts. There is an intriguing connection to several notorious figures from the Wild West as the mystery unfolds and a dismaying parallel to Clare’s own experienc...

4 Stars
  • Author: Robin D. Owens
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

Rescue Me - Second Chance Ranch, #1

There is a nice blend of mystery and small town feel in this contemporary romance that adds to this series which has engaging canine secondary characters. The connection between the humans and some of the rescue dogs gives a poignant look a...

Stars
  • Author: Catherine Mann
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Hunter Reborn - Moon Shifter, #5

This exciting paranormal romance is an erotic and thrilling story that starts with a bang and continues to keep one enthralled as events unfold. Despite the fact that I am unfamiliar with the series, I was drawn into the action and intrigue...

Stars
  • Author: Katie Reus
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Signet

Force of Attraction - A K-9 Rescue Novel, #2

This exciting romantic suspense story has a wonderful twist that added to its allure and gave it an interesting dimension. The fascinating canine partners and the glimpse of what is involved in agility training is a delightful addition to t...

4 Stars

Total Surrender - Sin Brothers, #4

The brothers in this series have been through unimaginable torment that has acted as a crucible and honed them into incredible men and amazing warriors. The clock has been ticking throughout the series and is about to reach zero, so it is n...

Stars
  • Author: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Forever

In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams

This enjoyable historical romance gives a view of the American Civil War from a different perspective and provides both an exciting sensual story and an entertaining mystery. The sometimes disturbing experiences that Glynis has gone through...

4 Stars

Darker Than Desire - A Secrets & Shadows Novel, #3

This definitely dark and erotic romantic suspense tale has been unfolding with unexpected twists throughout the entire series and this particular tale definitely provides even more shocking revelations as it progresses. I love the combinati...

Stars

Riding Steele - Ready to Ride, #1

This sizzling contemporary erotic romance has a great combination of alpha males and a potentially intriguing storyline. There are plenty of the intensely carnal scenes that characterize this author’s storytelling but I did not feel a deep...

Stars

Win Friends and Customers - Relationship and Business Success from Empathic Acknowledging

This short non-fiction title does a nice job of exploring a very important tool in establishing rapport with one another. I was struck by its relevance to every single interaction that one has with another person and the number one detail i...

Stars

Don't Go

This contemporary tale gives a sobering look at the price being paid by those who are serving in the armed services even as it depicts a slowly revealed mystery. The emotional journey that the main character travels is poignantly depicted a...

4 Stars

Mortal Danger - The Immortal Game, #1

This intriguing young adult story provides a sobering look at the repercussions of bullying but has a delicious and thought-provoking paranormal aspect. It is somewhat disconcerting that Edie's planned revenge seems to be regularly circumve...

Stars
  • Author: Ann Aguirre
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Blind Faith - Sin Brothers, #3

The unshakeable bond that has been forged despite years of torture and experimentation is once again highlighted in this exciting paranormal romantic suspense story that centers on the man who epitomizes loyalty and commitment and forms the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Forever

A Play of Shadow - Night's Edge, #2

The fun thing about reading fantasy is having one's imagination stretched, as one amazing event forms the framework for another, but it is essential for a vivid universe to be established in order for everything else to make sense, especial...

5 Stars

If the Viscount Falls - The Duke’s Men, #4

This particular historical romance is one that made me cheer when I realized that Dominick was finally going to get his story. Whenever I see this author's name, I know that I am going to read an entertaining tale, but it seems like I have...

Stars

Snow Angels - Calendar Men, #12

This erotic contemporary romance novella is a delightful combination of emotion and heat. The intriguing information that is gradually revealed about each of the characters gives the reader a wonderful connection to them, and I was particul...

Stars

Before I Fall - Falling, #1

In Before I Fall, the combination of angst and romance that seems to be a hallmark of new adult romances is wonderfully presented in this enthralling story. I am not a particular fan of the trend to tell stories in the first person, but thi...

Stars
  • Author: Jessica Scott
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: New Adult & College, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Jessica Scott

Universal Alien - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #10

The science fiction genre can occasionally overwhelm one with esoteric concepts and an overabundance of facts until one is almost bored to tears. That is definitely NOT the problem with this rollercoaster ride of a story. It is already rema...

Stars

Mr. Monk Is Open For Business

This entertaining mystery is a fun picture of the eccentric detective that evokes everything that is so intriguing about the series. It is great to get a glimpse of some of the leaps of logic that add to the mystique of the man who operates...

Stars
  • Author: Hy Conrad
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Signet

There are 1,486 results matching your search criteria.