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Highlander's Hope - Castle Brides Book 2

Collette Cameron has created a Historical Romance set in the Regency Era just after the first Napoleonic Wars. The author has stayed true to her time period by using words that suggest it. Words such as the nickname that was given to King G...

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Take the Monkey and Run - A Call of the Wilde Mystery, #4

This was the first cozy mystery book I read by Laura Morrigan. However, it’s the fourth book in her “Call of the Wilde” Mystery series starring Morrigan’s sleuth and animal telepath Grace Wilde. I thoroughly enjoyed the book even though it...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura Morrigan
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Trickery

First things first, this book has some very steamy scenes that go on for pages so be prepared to get super-hot! The author has created this short paranormal tale that also has a snappy dialogue between the main characters. Plus the tale als...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sabrina York
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Sabrina York

A Season of Ruin - Sutherland Scandals, #2

This is the second historical romance book in the “The Sutherland Scandals” I have read by author Anna Bradley. The first book in the series was called “A Wicked Way to Win an Earl” and I gave it 3.5 stars back in 2015. However, I am giving...

4 Stars

Love Cuffs

Hope’s hearing has increase so much she can hear stuff behind a lock door or around the block. At her wedding, she hears screams of pain from across the alley and goes to investigate in her wedding dress. She finds a guy named Dorian...

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Irresistibly Yours - The Durand Chronicles - Book Two

This is the 2nd book in the “Durand Chronicles” by Lark Brennan, however, it’s the first one I have read in the series. It has some major flaws. The relationship seems weird between the hero and heroine because it felt too one-sided. I also...

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Valley of the Moon

“Valley of the Moon” has an intriguing premise: what would a person do if they stumbled on to a town that was stuck in time? This is just one question the heroine of this story, Lux, has to answer. I love the world building created by Melan...

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Every Bride Has Her Day - Brides with Style, #3

“Every Bride Has Her Day” is the 3rd book in the “Brides with Style” series and it has some major problems. First off there is no “true” introduction between the hero and heroine (or anybody else for that matter). I also disliked the heroin...

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  • Author: Janice Thompson
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Revell

Dying for a Taste - A Sally Solari Mystery

This cozy mystery has a major flaw and some minor flaws. The major flaw is the overuse of “cuss words” (f*ck, b*tch, and godd *mn, and many more) that kept appearing every few pages at the start of this book. The minor flaws include: a writ...

3 Stars

A Fool and His Monet - Serena Jones Mysteries, #1

Author Sandra Orchard has created a new mystery series that had me reading into the night! I could not wait to read what her new heroine, Serena, was doing while she was investigating the art theft. I also wanted to figure out who was the v...

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  • Author: Sandra Orchard
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Revell

Magnate - The Knickerbocker Club, #1

Joanna Shupe grabbed my attention in the first chapter of this book where we meet her hero, the Magnate, and her heroine, Elizabeth; especially Elizabeth since she is unlike most of the ladies of her time because she wants to make her own m...

4 Stars

Wade and Taryn

Taryn owns a winery. She needs to drum up some more business for the winery so she decides to go see the owner of the Wulf’s Den’s , Beowulf. While there she meets Beowulf’s brother Wade. Wade is werewolf who believes Tary...

4 Stars

Tall, Dark, Billionaire Texan - The Billionaire's Club Collection

Until I read the back blurb of this book I thought I had only two contemporary romance stories in my hand since I went by the front book cover that said it included one full story and one bonus story. However, when you read the back blurb o...

5 Stars

Beowulf & Roxie

Beowulf is a werewolf and running a club called the Wulf's Den. One night the doors open and Roxie steps in with her friend Candice, who had to bug Roxie to get her to come to the club or any club for that matter. Roxie believes no handsome...

4 Stars

Good Dukes Wear Black - The Lords of Anarchy, #3

This is the 3rd book in the “Lords of Anarchy” series. It has some major problems: a lack of suspense when it comes to the mystery aspect of the story, a writing flow problem, and there is also no “true” introduction between the hero and he...

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Death of A Bad Apple - A Food Festival Mystery, #3

As usual Penny Pike got my attention from the first chapter of this book when she describes her heroine, Darcy, and her family to the new food that is being made for the new festival the family is going. However, this book has a flaw; its’...

4 Stars
  • Author: Penny Pike
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

One Foot in the Grove - An Olive Grove Mystery, #1

Plot: Can Eva figure out why someone killed the fishing and hunting guided at her family plantation before she is thrown into jail for the murder? Author Kelly Lane has created a cozy mystery that drew my attention at first chapter and kept...

3 Stars
  • Author: Kelly Lane
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Along Came a Rogue - The Secret Life of Scoundrels, #2

Anna Harrington historical romance “Along Came a Rogue is part of the “The Secret Life of Scoundrels” series. In this installment, we have to main characters who have been scarred by life. The hero, Nathan, and the heroine he loves, Emily....

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A Wee Dose of Death - A ScotShop Mystery, #2

This is the second book in the series 'A ScotShop Mystery', however, it’s the first time I have read anything by this author. I am glad I did, because I loved her characters, the small town setting in which the story takes place, and the te...

5 Stars
  • Author: Fran Stewart
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Daisies For Innocence - An Enchanted Garden Mystery, #1

I got hooked on this story when I read the back blurb and realized it was about a perfume store! I have always wanted to know more information on how perfume is made and used in items. The heroine of this story, Elliana (Ellie), has her own...

4 Stars
  • Author: Bailey Cattrell
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

The Dragon's Descent - An Ether Novel, #3

This is a wonderful middle grade book that is part of a series of books that tells the story of a young guardian angel named Vero. We first met Vero in Laurice E. Molinari’s first book in the series called The Ether: Vero’s Rising. It tells...

5 Stars

Macbeth #killingit - OMG Shakespeare

Courtney Carbone has taken the backbone of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth storyline and “killed it” by putting it into text messages style of speech used on social media sites such as Twitter. She also does not use any of Shakespeare’s style...

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  • Authors: William Shakespeare, Courtney Carbone
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Classics
  • Publisher: Random House

A Midsummer Night #nofilter - OMG Shakespeare

Like a similar book in series, Courtney Carbone’s Macbeth #killing it, I did earlier this month; this story is written in text messages that are used on social media web sites. Because Brett Wright used the previous style of writing, this s...

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  • Authors: William Shakespeare, Brett Wright
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Classics
  • Publisher: Random House

Untimely Death - A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, #1

Elizabeth J. Duncan drew me into her story about Charlotte, a British costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, who moved to a hotel in the Catskills in the USA after her affair with an actor went sour. I liked the fact that the Ch...

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The Great Christmas Knit-Off

When I first read the black blurb of this book and found out there was a “Star Wars” theme wedding in it I thought it was going to be a funny book to read about a British heroine who loves “Star Wars”; Boy was I wrong! Instead this book sta...

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A Wicked Way to Win an Earl - Sutherland Scandals, #1

Anna Bradley has written a historical romance that is the first book in a new series of books called “The Sutherland Scandals.” I love the heroine of this story; however, I hated the hero of this story for most of the novel because he came...

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  • Author: Anna Bradley
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Berkley

Slated for Death - A Penny Brannigan Mystery, #6

This cozy mystery novel by Elizabeth J. Duncan has all the elements of a cozy mystery: amateur detective, a murder that isn’t described in grizzly details, and lovable side characters. Yet, I felt this book was missing the excitement that k...

4 Stars

Divine Intervention - The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers, #1

I was unable to finish this Young Adult fantasy novel by Elyse Kishimoto because it has some major flaws that made it impossible to read: a hard to follow story-line, over 10+ characters in it that also have hard to pronounce names, and too...

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Deeper In Sin - The Wicked Dukes, #2

Sharon Page has created an unique Erotic Historical Romance in her “Wicked Dukes” series that stars two people who have been scarred by life: Sophia, our heroine, and Fitzwilliam Montclief, the Duke of Caradon—AKA as Cary to his friends. Th...

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Some Like It Scottish - A Kilts and Quilts Novel, #3

Patience Griffin created a book that gripped my attention from the beginning. However, as I continued to read I got bored because the hero of this story started out being a jerk. Then the storyline evolved into a will-they-or-won't-they get...

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To Desire a Highlander - Scandalous Scots, #2

This is the second story in the “A Scandalous Scots Novel” series by Sue-Ellen Welfonder. It has some major problems. The story takes forever to get the romance between the hero and heroine started. There is also a writing flow problem; it...

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  • Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

Ever After - Love to the Rescue, #3

I love this story and since this is the third book in the “Love to the Rescue” series by Rachel Lacey I have a new series to read and a few stories to catch-up on. This story has great characters, very lovable pets, and a storyline that kep...

5 Stars

A Lady of Good Family

When I read the blurb on the back cover of this book, I thought it was going to be a great story from author Jeanne Mackin based on a real life character from America’s Gilded Age, the 1920s. However, I was seriously disappointed in it beca...

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  • Author: Jeanne Mackin
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Exposed

Brighton Walsh has created a dark, gritty contemporary romance that grabbed my attention from the first few pages of it. I thought it was a refreshing change from the light and fluffy stories I had previously read; however, as I kept readin...

3 Stars

What a Lass Wants - A Claimed By the Highlander Novel, #4

This is the first time I read any of Rowan Keats’ “A Claimed by the Highlander Novel” book and I found What A Lass Wants to have some major problems: a relationship that seems weird, writing flow problems, and a lack of suspense in the acti...

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Death of a Chocolate Cheater - A Food Festival Mystery, #2

I picked up this book to read because of its title, Death of a Chocolate Cheater, due to the fact I love chocolate and also because when I looked at the back pages in it I found some chocolate recipes to try. When I finished reading this bo...

5 Stars
  • Author: Penny Pike
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Aground on St. Thomas - Mystery in the Islands, #3

This is not your typical cozy mystery due to the fact there is no “true” hero or heroine of this book, the story itself is not your typical cozy mystery either, and it’s written like a manuscript for a movie. However, the story kept me read...

4 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca M. Hale
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Book Stops Here - A Bibliophile Mystery, #8

Kate Carlisle pulled me into another terrific cozy mystery but this time it’s one in her “Bibliophile Mystery” series. I have only read one other book in this series. It was the first one, “Homicide in Hardcover,” and this is book nine in t...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kate Carlisle
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

The Unlikely Lady - Playful Brides, #3

The Unlikely Lady is not a true standalone book because most of the characters in this book have appeared in previous books in this series, “The Playful Brides.” Yet, this did not stop me from being pulled right into the storyline on page o...

4 Stars

A Sinful Deception - A Breconridge Brothers Novel, #2

This is the second book in the “Breconridge Brothers” trilogy; I, however, had no problem with the storyline since the hero, Geoffrey, was such a wonderful, dashing hero. I also loved the background world of this story. Yet, I thought the r...

4 Stars

Wolf Bride - Lust in the Tudor Court, #1

Elizabeth Moss has created a book that had me rooting for two people who were emotionally scarred by love, and a background world that came off as very authentic. This book also has such hot love scenes. Make sure to be prepared! First, whe...

4 Stars

The Mermaid's Sister

Carrie Anne Noble has created a fantasy world that dragged me into the story on the first page due to the lively characters that stayed in my mind after reading this story. Yet, one of the heroines of this story got on my nerves with all th...

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  • Author: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Death by Roses

I could not finish this book because it has two major flaws: a hard to follow storyline and two self-centered main female characters that were not funny, which is bizarre since this book was listed as a romantic comedy. First of all, the ch...

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This Old Homicide - A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #2

Kate Carlisle hooked me into her cozy mystery story by using a female contractor who restores houses for a living, and the background world she created for her heroine. However, it does have one drawback to it: a “love triangle” storyline g...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kate Carlisle
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Signet

In For the Kill - The Mccloud Series Book 11

This is not your typical romantic suspense story due to it having no true introduction to the main characters; very dark and gritty subject matters that I do not like to read about in any books, and a sadomasochism storyline that had me put...

3 Stars

License to Dill - Pickled and Preserved Mystery, #2

When I first looked at the cover of this book and read the back cover synopsis I thought to myself that I had found a great new cozy mystery series to read. I could not wait to get it home and read it. However, my euphoria did not last long...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mary Ellen Hughes
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

A Scandal to Remember - The Reckless Brides

When I read the synopsis of this book I thought it was going to take place on a desert island yet that doesn't happen until the middle of it because the first two-hundred pages are filled with people living on a leaky pine boat in an Englis...

3 Stars

Love, Eternally - Roman Time Travel Series, #1

Morgan O’Neill has created a time-travel romance that will enchant you one moment and in the next moment leave you breathless with excitement! There are several conflicts going on in the story that will keep you turning the pages to find ou...

4 Stars

After the Fall - Roman Time Travel Series, #2

When I first started reading this book I thought it was just one author writing these stories. However, it turns out that I was wrong. Morgan O’Neill is the pen name shared by two authors: Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes. Both...

4 Stars

Return to Me - Roman Time Travel Series, #3

Morgan O’Neill (author duo) have created a brilliant and rewarding conclusion to the tale that they started with Love, Eternally. Our magnificent and honorable hero is back, Magnus, along with his time-traveling wife, Gigi. Gigi is a strong...

4 Stars

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