Publisher: Berkley

Joint Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Joint Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

Anne’s Review  Move over Griff!  I’ve been secretly lusting after A.J. since Then Came You and now it’s official.  AJ holds a top spot in my heart. Griffin’s lady, Kate is still my favorite gal in the series, though.  Jill Shalvis’ characters always feel like real people to me and I love them.  They are not perfect; they are real. Well, they are real to me.  Jill Shalvis never disappoints. OMG AJ!  You are a god among men.  AJ thinks she doesn’t love him and he still puts her first!!!!!!  I am melted.  He is such an admirable man, working with those who are hurt even when they can’t pay him.  He’s trying to find someone to provide grants for people once their insurance runs out […]


Anne Loves This Series! And I Love Her by Marie Force

Anne Loves This Series! And I Love Her by Marie Force

Posted March 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

    I really love this series.  It captured me with the first book, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE , when I fell in love with Will and has never let me go.  This family of TEN children set in a small Vermont mountain town is warm, funny, and sexy.   The titles are all Beatles songs because Gramps, Elmer, loves the Beatles. The family and small town dynamics are great.  The characters feel like family and friends. The stories are somewhat typical and almost realistic romance but with the humor and caring, they are far better than most in this genre.  It is so comforting to see other family members from previous books. I have to admit one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

  I’ve REALLY enjoyed this series.  It has more romance than most urban fantasy and I like that.  I love a situation where a couple is together and works together on their problems or mystery or adventure.  I rated each of the first two books, GHOST SEER and GHOST LAYER, as 5 stars.  I don’t recommend GHOST KILLER as a standalone book. This is my favorite kind of supernatural – something with the mind – like a witch or clairvoyant or pre-cognition that sort of thing.  Claire is a ghost seer and Zach is a sort of pre-cognizant. Claire has a ghost dog, Enzo, to help her with her cases. The Clare and Zach relationship is front and center all the time, which is unusual.  It […]


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 […]