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Total D*ck

Total D*ck wavered between a 3 star and a 3.5 star read for me. I liked Scarlett and how she took no prisoners, period. It was nice to see that she was able to stand up to Kennedy without ever resorting to being anything less than polite an...

3 Stars

Crosscurrents - Southern Elemental Guardians, #2

Crosscurrents started out slow, but ended up being mostly sweet and fun. Ilsa and Paul were very sweet together, one of those d'awww couples that are lovely to watch fall in love. I did think that it would have been nice to have had a littl...

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Traveller

Traveller left me torn; on one hand, I loved Emerson and her feisty, SunTzu quoting, ex-beauty pageant martial arts badass ways and on the other hand, I really did not take a shine to Traveller ways. So yeah, this is a four star book becaus...

4 Stars

Edge of Control

Gritty, harsh, but yet beautiful at times. I was conflicted by Edge of Control because there were moments when I disliked everyone in it and more moments when I just wanted to tell Eiryn to just toss it all to the flames and go. But, despit...

4 Stars

The Summer Bride - A Chance Sisters Romance, #1

Sweet, funny, and thoughtful - I reach for her stories when I need something cheerful and Anne Gracie doesn't disappoint. Moreover, it's never pure fluff - it's velvet wrapped around a core of pure titanium. Daisy is a gem. It would be so e...

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Widow's Wicked Wish - Idyllwild, #2

Irreverent and joyfully scandalous with just enough humor to keep things light -- this was a great introduction to Lynne. I was disappointed to see that there was only one other book in her backlist. I really liked how Olivia knew her own m...

4 Stars

The Institute: Mishka's Spanking - Age Play Discipline Romance

Not the best example of Anderson's work. This book is a sequel to Daddy Issues, which I found hot, fun, and sweet in just the ways that Anderson can carry off. I was looking forward to a continuation of Mishka and Salt's story, but unfortun...

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The Institute: Daddy Issues - Age Play Discipline Romance

Sweet, sexy, and most of all, believable. I'm not usually one who goes in for age play, but the author did a good job on selling why it would be something that would appeal to the characters and how it could be hot. Unfortunately, certain b...

4 Stars

Cloaked in Blood - Wulfkin Legacy

Interesting premise, but ultimately an uninspiring execution. The villain was almost a parody of himself; the political setup was sort of unbelievable in how unsustainable it was; the characters weren't convincing in their roles as essentia...

3 Stars

Stepping Over the Line - A Stepbrother Novel

As someone who usually goes in for stepbrother romances -- this really, really, really didn't do it for me. This had all of the angst and the drama and everything that could go wrong and everyone that could behave badly doing so without any...

3 Stars

Thieves' Honor - Wizards of London #1

Sweet, sassy, and a lot of fun, if a bit rushed and pat. Em and Thomas are really adorable together. A bookish duke's son and an intrepid street-wise thief? Yes, please. Add a large and boisterous family, loyal friends and a generous dosing...

4 Stars

Two Die For Her Love - Lurid Power Book 9

This book does not standalone. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to rate this story as it is very much book 9 and I came into it fairly lost and stayed lost. So. Fair warning: there's a lot going on and many things referenced and this book w...

3 Stars

A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal - A Birch Hall Romance, #2

I have mixed feelings about A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal. On the one hand, the basic premise of the conflict is the massively irritating one where things happen, or don't happen as the case may be, because certain people can't manage to g...

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From This Day Forward - Wedding Belles Prequel

From This Day Forward was an okay story, but it really didn't carry the usual heft and swing I've come to expect of a Lauren Layne story. It functioned, but that was about it. I felt like it was missing the usual amount of funny banter and...

3 Stars

Hot in Hellcat Canyon - Hellcat Canyon, #1

Hot in Hellcat Canyon wavered between a 4 and a 4.5 for me because it starts out really, really slowly and somewhat awkwardly. There's a lot of description and flowery language and roundaboutation in the first chapter or two where it felt l...

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A Most Unusual Princess - Royal Desires Series, #1

Short and steamy, but rather lackluster and forgettable. The premise was interesting, but the execution sadly didn't live up to it. I thought that the romance between Elara and Dalton wasn't fully fleshed out and therefore not particularly...

3 Stars
  • Author: Kelli A. Wilkins
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Kelli A. Wilkins

Zendara: Begins - Zendara, #1

A rather enjoyable debut fantasy romance, with more of an emphasis on fantasy. However, it should be noted that the story ends very abruptly without warning or resolution. First in the series and most definitely doesn't stand alone. Zendara...

3 Stars

Strategic Alliance - The Witchpyre Legacy Book 1

Lucian and Isabelle's story was funny and entertaining. The antics of the reluctant bride and groom to be are amusing and yet they never cross the boundary into too-stupid-for-words. I appreciated that, because sometimes people who are goin...

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What the Marquess Sees - Agents of Change Book 2

I appreciated the attempt to bend the usual tropes: the misunderstood female who has to be ruthless in order to get out of a life, the kind and honorable gentleman who must see past her blustering and actions to see the worthy person within...

3 Stars

Lust Is the Thorn - Love Is the Rose

Sweet, tender, and ...well, angsty. I'm not a fan of secrets kept, but Lust is the Thorn manages to mostly keep that pet peeve at bay. It helps a little that the secret Thorn keeps is at least partially because he doesn't want Rose to be wi...

4 Stars

Edge of Temptation

I have to admit, I came into this story with some trepidation. Gunnar is a man half-crazed with grief and guilt and self-doubt, a tech-wizard looking for a virgin to sacrifice to bring his true love back to life. Not the most auspicious beg...

4 Stars

Guilty Pleasure - Bound Hearts

Guilty Pleasure indeed -- although the only guilt here might not be the one they're referencing... Marty and Khalid's story could have been exciting, heart-stopping, and with enough fire to warm the entire Eastern seaboard during winter. Un...

3 Stars

Darkness Embraced

I had high hopes for this story, but it didn't quite ring all the bells. Escaped slave girl, the barbarian who saves her from a fate worse than death, and the always fun obstacle of incapability to communicate -- how could this go wrong? Th...

3 Stars

Phantom Desire - Psychic Ménage, #2

Disclaimer: New readers: This book does not stand alone, at all. That said, I'm not sure how useful it was to have read the first book. The politics didn't really come hugely into play in this book; most of it was centered around Chandra an...

3 Stars
  • Author: Houston Havens
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: H.A.W.K. Publishing

Reason to Wed - Distinguished Rogues, #7

A quick, hot, entertaining read, even if asides from the little detail of what the various earls of Windermere do to ensure the fecundity of their wives, Reason to Wed isn't particularly out of the ordinary. Esme and Richard are fun togethe...

4 Stars
  • Author: Heather Boyd
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: LLD Press

Perihelion - Queenships, #1

I'm fairly conflicted about this book. It's got an interesting premise and a wonderful cast of characters and an intriguing world and I loved Kato and Mas'ud, but I couldn't get past the issues. For one, it really doesn't read like it belon...

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A Scandalous Proposal - The Little Season, #2

Light-hearted fun with an endearing cast and a fun hero and heroine. The good: I really liked Coop and Dani. They're both realistic but optimistic people who do the best they can with that they have. Despite the rather grim matter of blackm...

3 Stars

Eight Ways to Ecstasy - Art of Passion , #2

Eight Ways to Ecstasy is well-written, poetic in its prose, lush in its imagery and the characterizations are so vivid I could imagine I could feel their emotions hovering in the air between me and the book. But I didn't love it. I might ha...

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Chase Me - Paris Nights Book 2

This book nearly got 4.5 stars. I relented because the reason was that I wanted more and it ended. Laura Florand's Chase Me is handled with her usual grace and exquisite sensitivity. Chase Me deals with issues of grief, of terrorism, the wo...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura Florand
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Laura Florand

Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous, #4

Childhood lovers separated by stupidity/the rash pride of a young man and a second chance at love -- to be honest, at first the way things were set up just didn't work for me. I thought the reason behind James and Olivia's initial heartbrea...

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Pirate Bound - Telepathic Space Pirates - A Prequel

This first book by writing duo Carysa Locke is intriguing. A Talented, mostly telepathic race. Pirates in space. Two women on the run from a dastardly evil brother. What's not to like? Well. There's the slightly unsettling mental comparison...

4 Stars

Subject X

Fun, sweet, and romantic - I really enjoyed Subject X -- even though the science felt like it was on fairly shaky ground throughout. Charlotte was a great character, although I bemoan the trope of an intelligent woman having little clue abo...

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A Brazen Bargain - Spies and Lovers, #2

I enjoyed the fireworks between Rafe and Minerva greatly. I especially appreciated that Rafe was a good enough man to try and save Simon from himself. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous book, however, in part because of how fru...

4 Stars

Orphan's Blade

I'm pretty conflicted about Orphan's Blade. On the one hand, Valoria is pretty kick-ass and amazing for a minstrel princess. Yes. She harnesses the forces of darkness, pulls down mountains, and repels zombies with music. She's also honorabl...

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An Indecent Invitation - Spies and Lovers #1

Sweet, funny, and sassy, An Indecent Invitation put Laura Trentham on the map for me. I went into the story expecting that Lily wouldn't actually be able to do much, as most debutante-turned-spies tend to. However, I was very pleasantly sur...

4 Stars

Sinful Surrender - Psychic Ménage, #1

Decently entertaining, but lacking a certain spark. I like this book well enough -- the premise was interesting, the characters mostly engaging and the conflict was enough to carry my interest through the book. However, I felt that the worl...

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Happily Bedded Bliss - The Rakes of Cavendish Square, #2

Sweeter and more fun than I expected. Despite their rocky beginnings, Esme and Gabriel were a fairly persuasive couple. Tracy Anne Warren did a very good job of setting events up to create the situation while throwing the two together in a...

4 Stars

Rebellion - Alien Attachments Book 2

Politics, kick-ass heroine, a rebel with a cause, telepathic fated mates -- usually a recipe for success, but this one fell a bit short for me. I felt like the author was trying to do way too much at the beginning of the book. This isn't th...

3 Stars

Theirs To Take

Steamy, intense, with a surprising dollop of love thrown in for good measure. I went into this book expecting it to be kind of dark and grim and was pleasantly surprised otherwise. Yes, it talks about pretty stark things like human traffick...

4 Stars

Dangerous - Rockwood Family Series, #2

Well-written with vibrant lovable characters and an interesting premise. Besides, how can you resist a scholarly gentlewoman who knows more about Egyptian artifacts than the average museum curator of the time? Couple that with a devilishly...

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Mirage

All right. Bonus points for writing a sheikh in the time of corsets and smelling salts and the Little Season. Also bonus points for writing an intrepid code-breaking Egyptian-ologist (is that a word?) heroine. Further bonus points for a smo...

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Love Me, Love Me Not

Well written with an interesting premise and lovely prose. I adored Pierce and I loved the relationship between him and Ana and how sweet and beautiful it was. But honestly, none of it balanced out the frustration for me. There was just way...

3 Stars

The Rogue - A Devil's Duke Novel, #1

It is difficult to judge this book. It was both sweet and poignant, lovely and poetic, and a confusingly paced slog through things that I wasn't sure I cared about in the end with threads left untied. The good: Saint was, well, almost saint...

4 Stars

The Groom Wore Plaid - Highland Weddings, #2

Gayle Callen’s The Groom Wore Plaid was unexceptionally sweet for a romance, but the paranormal theme was thrown into the story more for spice, rather than for the meat of the tale. The lack of paranormal was unfortunate because I rather li...

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Deviant

Let's be honest here - this is straight out brain-candyland. We have the hardened hitman with a dark and traumatizing past and the girl on the run who inexplicably is drawn to him and his darkness. That is not to say that Natasha Knight doe...

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Not Okay Cupid

Sweet, cute, and gave me a mixed bag of feelings. What I loved: Hazel and Felix are really, really sweet and cute together. I also loved that Hazel had her life together and didn't fall into the overused trope of "unattractive geek girl wit...

4 Stars

The Art of Taming a Rake - Legendary Lovers, #4

I have to admit, this story initially got off to a rocky start for me. The "stronger (shrewish?) older sister protecting younger sister from a rake" setup has always been a bit hit or miss because I'm not all that fond when the heroine is a...

3 Stars

Grading the Curve

Had the potential to be more than a fun quickie, but sadly fell a bit short. To be fair, Nicola Cameron packs quite a lot of oomph into what is there. Cord's personality stands out, as does the potent chemistry between him and Ellen. Unfort...

3 Stars

Kiss Across Swords - Kiss Across Time Series, #2

Very well rendered with just the right amount of historical detail for fun without sinking too much into the horrors and barbarism of times past. I am uncertain about how much I believe in the way time works in Cooper-Posey's world, but tha...

4 Stars

4-Ever Theirs - Four to Score

...now looking forward to re-reading some of Jayne Rylon's previous stuff because this really just didn't do it for me. For one, the interactions and the romance just wasn't sufficiently there. She has this wonderful relationship with each...

3 Stars

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