Publisher: Berkley

Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

Anne’s Thoughts on Casually Cursed by Kimberly Frost

Posted February 5, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

I’ve read every book in Southern Witch series in 2014, including this ARC at the end of the year. I love the characters and the zany antics. Magic is my favorite paranormal thing. The previous two books, HALFWAY HEXED and SLIGHTLY SPELLBOUND, where among my favorite reads in 2014. So I was excited to read CASUALLY CURSED. I knew it would involve more of the fae side of the family and more of  Tamara’s relatives. I was worried the relatives would be horrible to Bryn or somehow separate him from Tamara. And of course, there would be some big adventure or why would there be a book? I enjoyed the developing relationship between Tamara and her sister, Kismet.  They were the focus of this story.  There was […]


A Very Modern Romance in Love Irresistibly by Julie James

A Very Modern Romance in Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Posted September 9, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 9 Comments

Snagged at the Library! Quick summary Assistant US Attorney Cade Morgan meets Brooke Parker, general counsel for a restaurant company, when he needs to set up a sting at one of her dining locales. Though there’s obviously an attraction, her past relationships haven’t survived the rigors of her career and he never has progressed beyond casual.   Story dynamics Though there’s an element of suspense centered around the sting, it’s minor as the real issues are focused on Cade and Brooke’s relationship. It takes a while for the two of them to even admit they were in one. Their friends figured it out before they did. She’s smart, driven and operating in a male-dominated arena so she’s a challenge for Cade. He’s attractive, successful but […]


Then Came You by Jill Shalvis

Then Came You by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 3, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

Then Came You is the fifth book in Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism series and the second book of hers that I’ve read. So why did I skip ahead to book five? I’ve been seeing other readers raving about how this was their favorite installment in the series so far. Even though I’m not one to read series out-of-order, I figured I could jump into Then Came You with no problems. And I was right! It read great as a stand alone. I know I was missing back stories on the other couples but I was not lost. The Animal Magnetism series features men and women who are animal lovers. In Then Came You, we get to see Emily and Wyatt, two vets fall in love. They shared one night […]


Review: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

Review: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

Posted April 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

  Quick Summary Emma Burnett returns home to Hope to buy the veterinary practice of a retiring doctor. This is a fulfillment of a dream delayed by an awful relationship. Policeman Luke McCormick was badly burned during his marriage and has soured on committed relationships, other than the one he has with his canine partner, Boomer. When the dog requires medical care, it sets off something that neither Luke or Emma saw coming.   So, what changed? After a rocky start, Luke and Emma figured they’d work well as friends and possibly with benefits. A series of break-ins at facilities with pharmaceuticals threw them together even more and, well, they really made the best of it:)   How was the romance? I loved their journey […]


Review: About That Night by Julie James

Review: About That Night by Julie James

Posted July 17, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  Rylann Pierce and Kyle Rhodes had an encounter in Champaigne, Illinois nine years ago when she was a law school student and he was completing his graduate work. Circumstances interrupted what might have been and now they find themselves together again but this time in court to handle his request to reduce his sentence to time served. She’s now an assistant US attorney working out of the Chicago office and he’s trying to pick up the pieces of his life after having served four months in prison for hacking into Twitter and shutting it down for two days.I enjoyed Kyle’s relationship with his sister Jordan in A Lot Like Love and he doesn’t disappoint here. He’s interesting, clever and extremely appealing (looks like Sawyer […]


Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Posted June 14, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Nick McCall is an FBI Special Agent who has spent the last six years working undercover. The Roberto Martino case has led to another potential suspect who has laundered money for Martino’s organization. Jordan Rhodes owns a wine business, is the daughter of a billionaire and the twin of man who is now in prison for computer hacking. She’s been invited to the suspect’s gala event and is the FBI’s ticket to gaining entry to his establishment to place listening devices. I really enjoyed this story, primarily because of the characters. Nick is given more dimension through his interactions with his family, providing another perspective of the hard-edged G-man. Jordan is interesting, witty and self-confident without being arrogant. She’s quick and the dialogue with Nick […]


Review: Something About You by Julie James

Review: Something About You by Julie James

Posted June 7, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Cameron Lynde happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and inadvertently glimpsed a man who had just committed murder. She’s an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago and finds herself needing witness protection as police and the FBI search for the killer. Unfortunately, the FBI Special Agent assigned to the case is Jack Pallas and the two of them have a history that’s not good. They soon find themselves dealing with new emotions that provide many moments of sexual tension that both find hard to resist. Julie James is a new author for me and I’m now an instant fan. This story is well written with a delicious mix of humor, suspense, mystery and romance. The secondary characters are also well developed and […]