Category Archives: Grade C Reviews

Alpha, Rachel Vincent

Alpha is the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series, and despite the length, not much happens that hasn’t happened in another book. Villain Cal Malone manipulates the Council and comes out on top – check A bunch of fights … Continue reading

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The Black Duke's Prize, Suzanne Enoch

Many readers have probably never even heard of this hard to find, out of print title, THE BLACK DUKE’S PRIZE by Suzanne Enoch. You can read the first chapter here. THE BLACK DUKE’S PRIZE is a slim regency paperback dated … Continue reading

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Ain't Misbehaving, Jeanne Grant

Contemporary romance writer, Jennifer Greene, who currently writes for Harlequin (last I checked), wrote quite a few category romances under the pen name of Jeanne Grant for two now defunct lines: To Have and To Hold which explored life past … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing, Kristan Higgins [Guest Review]

The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins (HQN 2010) is a paperback, 400 pages, contemporary romance. This review was written by fellow reader, Senetra. ***** Kristan Higgins’ The Next Best Thing features pastry chef Lucy Lang Mirabelli, who has been … Continue reading

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Lead Me On, Victoria Dahl

Lead Me On (Harlequin 2010) by Victoria Dahl is a contemporary romance at 352 pages with a list price of $7.99 for paperback. Lead Me On is the third book in the Tumble Creek series. The other two titles are … Continue reading

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Wednesday's Child, Gayle Wilson [Guest Review]

Wednesday’s Child (HQN 2005) by Gayle Wilson (384 pgs) is a romantic suspense novel. This TBR Challenge review was submitted by fellow reader Janet Webb aka @JanetNorCal. This month’s TBR category is categories and as it happened, I spent most … Continue reading

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A Candle for Nick, Lorna Michaels [Guest Review]

A Candle For Nick by Lorna Michaels was going to be my December holiday TBR choice, but I got caught up in other things, so here it is, fresh for 2010. Good thing, because it’s not a holiday-themed book. Yes, … Continue reading

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"Hard to Hold," Stephanie Tyler

“Hard to Hold,” by Stephanie Tyler (Dell 2009) is a romantic suspense novel, the first in a trilogy featuring Navy SEAL’s. The first story in this series features Lieutenant Junior Grade Jake Hansen. I think this quote lifted from the … Continue reading

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Underwhelmed with "Children of the Sea" by Daisuke Igarashi

Children of the Sea (vol.1) by Daisuke Igarashi and published by Viz Media, US $14.99, 320 pgs. Rated T for older teens. “There are demons in the sea.” What can I say, the cover was arresting and the story sounded … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Shadow Lover by Anne Stuart

Shadow Lover (1999) by Anne Stuart is a romantic suspense novel published by Onyx. It’s a standalone. Anne Stuart is probably best known for her dark heroes. Heroes who enjoy skirting very close to or stepping over the line. I’d … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Open Secret by Janice Kay Johnson (Guest Review)

This review is a guest review written by fellow reader, Senetra. **** I chose to read Open Secret (2006) by Janice Kay Johnson, one of my auto-buy authors. This is the first book in a trilogy about siblings separated by … Continue reading

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