I do a lot of used romance buying in thrift stores. I actually have a couple of amazing used bookstores in my area, but it’s always wonderfully serendipitous to arrive at a Goodwill the same day someone has off-loaded their complete collection of 1970s Harlequins. Or, in this case, a random Harlequin Romance from 2002
Ghost romance? Yeah, I wasn’t so sure either. But in The Siren’s Touch I was pleasantly surprised to find an unexpectedly twisty, intriguing and ultimately satisfying read. I have enjoyed Amber Belldene’s books in the past so I knew the writing would be good, but well, the heroine is a ghost. Now, either that grabs
This month’s TBR Challenge theme was a “Random Pick” and this one was pretty random. I picked up all three books in the Grabbed series by Lolita Lopez at the recommendation of a friend. The basic plot is that a planet-bound agrarian society is defended from external threats by a sky-going warrior race in return
For TBR Challenge this month I am sooo cheating. Well, sort of. I had intended to read The Sleeping Night by Barbara Samuel, but I completely forgot about the deadline (note to self: add a one week reminder to my TBR Challenge calendar). But Misfits by Garrett Leigh, the book I’m reviewing today, also qualifies.
This month’s TBR Challenge these was Series Catch-Up and I am way behind on the Spymaster series by Joanna Bourne. Well, technically, I’m not behind so much as rationing them. I’ve read My Lord and Spymaster and The Spymaster’s Lady so this is my third by her. After this I have two more to go
Don’t forget, just a few more days to enter to win an ebook copy of Hard Knocks by Ruby Lang. Check out my review for more details on this steaming contemporary about a neurosurgeon and a hockey player. It’s January, which means that the TBR Challenge theme is shorts: novellas, short stories, category romances, etc.
Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain is a smart, light-hearted, slightly unconventional historical romance. On the face of it, it’s a bluestocking heroine and a rakish hero meeting up at a holiday house party on the shaky basis of a wager between the hero, Lord Xavier, and his equally disreputable cousin, Lord Lockwood. Louisa is
This month’s TBR Challenge theme was “All About the Hype”. I did try to read a different book, Hate F@*k by Ainsley Booth, but that ended up not working for me despite a promising beginning. My DNF review of that is here. So I’m not writing about that. Instead I’m writing about Magic Bites by
This month’s TBR Challenge theme was RITA winning or RITA nominated books, in honor of this month’s RITA awards. Unfortunately, RITA winners and I don’t have a great track record. As I was skimming the lists, I recognized several books I absolutely loathed. Of course, I loved Carolyn Crane’s Off the Edge from last year