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Phaze - Xi Force Book 2

This is definitely a second book, but I think it mostly stands alone. There's backstory enough to make the world interesting, but understanding everything isn't necessary to enjoying the book as it is. Although I'm definitely going back and...

4 Stars

Intended Bondmates

Sweet story, albeit a bit brief for my tastes. Lieber created an interesting world, one that isn't quite like any other paranormal romance novel I've seen, and it would have been lovely to see how Runa and Konner's relationship did (or didn...

4 Stars

The Kiss Quotient

I finished "The Kiss Quotient" because I was determined that this review be done on a fully finished book rather than a DNF, however if given my druthers, I would've stopped short less than halfway through. To be clear, I had reservations g...

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  • Author: Helen Hoang
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Debut Title, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Berkley

Too Wilde to Wed - Wildes of Lindow Castle

I was hesitant about this book at first because I'd read the one previous and I thought North a bit too oblivious and stuffy and I wished Diana would simply speak up if the wedding wasn't what she wanted. I'm so pleased to note that North i...

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The Prince - A Devil's Duke Novel, #4

"The Prince" was wonderful, heartbreaking, amazing, and I wished that it was longer still so I could fully see the happily ever after that Libby and Ziyaeddin wrought for themselves. Ashe pulls no punches in this one, by the way. Sodomy and...

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Counter Spike - Innate Wright Book 5

Note: this is book 5 out of a serial; the previous books must be read in order for the story to make sense. For those who read Viola Grace's romances - this is not one of them. There is no romance arc. Why doesn't it surprise me that the he...

4 Stars

Unmasked by the Marquess - The Regency Impostors, #1

"Unmasked by the Marquess" was a wonderful surprise. If you like it when the heroine sets the hero on his ear, calls him to task for being an overbearing, over-privileged aristocrat who knows nothing, and refuses to compromise her true self...

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The Other Lady Vanishes

I wavered between a 3.5 and a 4 for "The Other Lady Vanished" and in the end I bumped it up to 4 because I really do appreciate Adelaide and how resourceful she is and how she really is the leading lady of the show. Jake is cool and all, an...

4 Stars
  • Author: Amanda Quick
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Berkley

Blend and Defend - Innate Wright Book 6

Note: This is the last part of a serialized story. Please start from the beginning and read in order. Also, for those who read Viola Grace's romances - this isn't one. Yay! We're at the end and surprises abound. Ish. Some of the twists were...

4 Stars

Engineering a Plan - Innate Wright Book 4

Note: this is installment 4 of a serial. Should be read in order for maximum understanding and enjoyment. Also, for those accustomed to Viola Grace's romances - this story doesn't have a romance arc. Engineering a Plan might be the weakest...

3 Stars

Kostas's Convenient Bride - Marrying a Tycoon

I wavered between a 3.5 and a 4 for Kosta's Convenient Bride because on one hand I really enjoyed how Kayla took Andreas to task when everything went sideways, but on the other hand I was a bit frustrated by the casual shorthand of using "G...

4 Stars

Hard Wood - The Ash Brothers

Despite being fond of Jenika Snow and her filthy-mouthed heroes and how they fall hard for their heroines, "Hard Wood" left me wanting more and slightly cold. Note: I found that I prefer her independently published titles more. Noah and Mia...

3 Stars

City Strike - Innate Wright Book 3

Note: The Innate Wright books are a serial and must be read in order. Also, for those used to reading Viola Grace's romances - there is no romance in this story. "City Strike" is where the story and the heroines really hit their stride, pun...

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Mine to Hold - Dirty Sexy Space Book 4

I enjoyed "Mine to Hold", but it's not quite a four-star read for me because I felt that it ended very much on a HFN note with what I'd consider a very minor cliffhanger. There is a slight spoiler to follow at the very end for those who nee...

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  • Author: Shona Husk
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Shona Husk

Rescued by the Cyborg - Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, #5.5

"Rescued by the Cyborg" was sweet and a refreshing departure from the usual fare of cyborg hero and human heroine. I found the Faria (winged beings!) intriguing, and I wanted to learn more about the world Solia and Roarke lived in. I loved...

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Burning Day - Innate Wright Book 1

Note: this is the first installment of a serial. Also for those who are used to Viola Grace's romances - there is no romance thread in this story. The Innate Wright books are difficult for me to rate because I came into them thinking there'...

4 Stars

Break for Home - Innate Wright Book 2

Note: this is the second installment of a serial; definitely not a standalone. Also, there is no romance thread in this story. Break for Home picks up almost immediately where Burning Day drops off. What's done really well is that we have s...

4 Stars

Beautiful Dreamer

I couldn't finish Beautiful Dreamer. The pacing felt slow and clunky because of all the description and backstory. The side-plots would have been interesting, except it felt like the main characters were begrudging their help and plus it fu...

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The Woman Left Behind

From the blurb of "The Woman Left Behind", I thought that this book would focus on what happens after Jina gets left behind and how Ace gets her back -- I'm glad to say that's not the main focus of the book. Not gonna lie, I was worried abo...

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Flight of the White Wolf - White Wolf, #2

I'm a bit conflicted about "Flight of the White Wolf". Note to readers - there's a lot of suspense in this one, but suspense that I wanted to skip rather than suspense that pulled me in. On one hand it's kind of sweet - Gavin and Amelia wor...

3 Stars

A Princess in Theory - Reluctant Royals, #1

Where to begin? So conflicted. I wavered between a four and a four point five all through writing this review. First of all, I adored Ledi. She's amazing and wonderful and kickass and all the good things in life. I loved the humor, like the...

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  • Author: Alyssa Cole
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Avon Books

My Once and Future Duke - The Wagers of Sin

Definitely going on the re-read shelf. I think what struck me most about Jack and Sophie's story is how very unfailingly decent they both are. My Once and Future Duke is a pure comfort read, with an intelligent heroine who doesn't shy away...

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Wicked Attraction - The Protector, #2

Disclaimer and caveat: I would have given this 2.5 stars, but it is the second book in the series. I haven't read the first book, and I feel it might make a definite difference in how I approached this one. There's a lot that I didn't get a...

3 Stars
  • Author: Megan Hart
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Swerve

Headmaster - Lessons from the Rack, #2

"Headmaster" just didn't do it for me; I ended up skimming most of my way through it. It wasn't DNF territory, but it came close. I wasn't convinced of Mariela and Lennox's HEA and how they went about getting it - it felt like they were bar...

3 Stars

Alpha's Challenge - Bad Boy Alphas Book 4

I liked it. Of course I did. How could I not love a snarky sassy fox shifter and how she runs circles around a wolf called Tank? And it's Renee and Lee, which means Alpha's Challenge is funny, sweet, and filled with action of all sorts. Yep...

4 Stars

Grady Judd - Heartbreakers & Heroes Book 1

What I liked - Charli was kickass and definitely didn't need saving. What didn't work out so well for me: I was hoping for something where Charli and Grady played off each other, where maybe they'd have their fun and have something light-he...

3 Stars

The Werewolf Tycoon's Baby - Howls Romance Book 1

I'm very conflicted about "The Werewolf Tycoon's Baby" because I'm honestly not sure what sort of mindset I'm supposed to read this with. It's clearly a pastiche of the Harlequin line of romance novels. The adjective noun's noun. As such I'...

3 Stars

The Not So Little Merman - Royal Duty Book 1

Keep a firm hold on your ability to fend off disbelief, because you'll need it. "The Not So Little Merman" is very much a cotton-candy story, complete with insta-love mating and the ability to roll with anything on the part of the character...

3 Stars

The Heiress's Deception - Sinful Brides Book 4

I was a bit iffy about whether to pick up "The Heiress's Deception" because I'm not usually a fan of second chance romances that involve betrayal. I'm glad I did though, because Eve and Calum's story is sweet, with two people who both try v...

4 Stars

Sleeping Lord Beattie - The Contrary Fairy Tales Book 1

"Sleeping Lord Beattie" was a bit of a slow burn for me. I wasn't the biggest fan of Emily in the beginning because seriously, what were you thinking, Em? But then Gideon bent all his considerable charisma to charming her and I fell in love...

4 Stars

Marital Duty

"Marital Duty" sits somewhere between OK and Could Not Finish. I liked the premise, but the execution fell flat - there was barely any buildup before Selina and Evaline started having at it and then suddenly Kingston's all for it and Beaumo...

3 Stars

Dangerously Dark - The Dreamcaster Series Book 3

For the record, Dangerously Dark does indeed standalone despite being the third book in the series. Full disclosure, even though one might notice I've reviewed all three books, I actually started in reverse order. Burright has created an in...

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  • Author: C.J. Burright
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, New Adult & College, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Pronoun

Once Upon a Christmas Eve - A Maiden Lane Novella

Unapologetically warm fluffy fun; I truly enjoyed this novella by Hoyt as it was somewhat sweeter than I expected and yet without losing any of her usual wit. And is there anything lovelier than a reformed rake who adores his grandmama? Per...

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  • Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Under 45k Words, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Forever Yours

Wonderfully Wicked - The Dreamcaster Series Book 1

Kalila and Lydon, everyone! The bad news: I liked book one the least out of the series. It's still good, don't get me wrong, but Kalila is just not particularly my flavor of heroine. She's still strong and badass in her own "I can withstand...

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The Dreamer's Song - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #11

"The Dreamer's Song" is book 11 in the Nine Kingdom series and it really doesn't stand alone. There are characters mentioned, plotlines references, and events spoken of that will be much more clear if previous books were read. That said. It...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Berkley

Branded by Fire - Blood & Magic Book 4

The note to reviewer says this stands alone. Reader, it does not, not really. It's the fourth book in the series, and I came in knowing very little, expecting certain things because of the blurb, and not quite getting what I signed up for....

3 Stars

Beautifully Burned - The Dreamcaster Series Book 2

Second book of the series, and it does mostly standalone. There's a bit more world-establishing than book three, which is somewhat to be expected, but that coupled with Ella's preoccupation with survival and her worry over her sister means...

4 Stars

Once Upon a Maiden Lane - A Maiden Lane Novella

"Once Upon a Maiden Lane" has Hoyt's characteristic humor and gritty sweetness along with the edge of a twist. I really did love Mary. She has this grace in the face of change and a fiery backbone of titanium. It was a pleasure watching her...

4 Stars

Master of Magic

"Master of Magic" is a mostly standalone romp through the Mageverse world and I really enjoyed Olivia and Rhys' story. Mostly standalone because there's some mention of how magic works and the laws that govern it that might have been easier...

4 Stars
  • Author: Angela Knight
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: InterMix

The Jarl’s Witch

Fun, steamy quick romp. I liked Eileen and Leif - I appreciated that they both tried to do the right thing within the parameters of what they had to work with. There's also a sense of humor about the story that didn't take itself too seriou...

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Dawn - Stronghold Book 3

"Dawn" is fast, hot, and fun in all the good ways. It mostly stands alone. I think this series would be best if read in order so the reader has a better idea of what came before, who the Sentries are, and what they do, but it's not strictly...

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Duke of Desire - Maiden Lane, #12

"Duke of Desire" is extremely well done; I adored Iris and Raphael and I desperately wanted them to find their happy together. Raphael is that super-damaged sort of broody, but Iris has more than enough steel in her spine to face him down a...

4 Stars

Second to None - A Second Glances Novella

I was hesitant about Second to None, since I'm never sure about when the friend falls in love with his friend's wife. Nancy Herkness hasn't let me down yet, however, and I'm glad I picked this book up. Max is lovely, and it was a joy to see...

4 Stars

New Tricks - A Redwood Ridge Romance

Loved the small town feel, loved the humor, and loved the sweetness of New Tricks. There's grief and loss, painful amounts of it, but New Tricks does a wonderful job of acknowledging that terrible things happen while giving warm reassurance...

4 Stars

Servant of the Forest - A fairy tale retelling

"Servant of the Forest" very much is a fairytale retelling. There's a couple that are referenced in the story, but the overarching one is the story of Cinderella. Cinderella is a fairytale that doesn't lend itself well to re-tellings for me...

4 Stars

Benediction - Cattenach Ranch

I'll admit, I liked the premise of Benediction when I first picked it up, but I was wary of how it'd play out. The guy who never looks back, coupled with being Arapaho -- I was more than a bit gun-shy. I'm thrilled to say that Benediction m...

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Misconduct - Birmingham Rebels

Carmina, Tom and Danny just work together - I don't know how it all meshes together, but it does. Tom's the good-time-boy next door, but when he starts dominating Carmina and Danny, watch out. Danny's surliness just turns to sheer adorablen...

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Stay Close (For You)

This is definitely an Alexa Riley read - it's sweet, a bit over the top, and nothing but pure sugary spice. That said, it is pretty much cotton candy with little conflict and next to no drama. Sure, Ivan works for her parents and Penelope's...

4 Stars

Falling for her Brother's Best Friend - Tea for Two Book 1

Falling for her brother's best friend was sweet and I liked Noah and Emma - but it never really took off for me. This is a fairly standard brother's best friend to lovers story - Noah and Emma are cute together, they've got shared history t...

3 Stars

Betrayed by Blood - Mark of the Moon, #2

I couldn't get into "Betrayed by Blood", but since this is the second book in the series and I knew that going in, I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt for readers who have read the first book. Otherwise I'd be rating this as a 2.5...

3 Stars

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