Review: Five stars for Sophie Moss’ Wind Chime Café, a hot and romantic read that touches the heart

imageWind Chime Café by Sophie Moss is a novel that everyone should have on their must-read list. Truly, everyone. From the moment I began reading this story the heroine Annie Malone and her daughter took hold in my heart.

Annie’s dream of opening a restaurant on the Heron Island in the Chesapeake Bay seems to be killed before it can even begin to come to fruition with the return of Navy SEAL and Heron Island native, Will. During their first encounter as Will stumbles into Annie’s new home, and perhaps dream restaurant, he discovers her dream is built upon the …

Review: Three stars for Marie Force’s predictable romance All You Need is Love, the first book in her new Green Mountain series

imageI love reading romances. I love reading small town romances. What I don’t love is feeling like I’m reading a formula romance. You know, let’s set a series in a feel good place, think up some quirky outlandish characters, invent a town mascot, and voila, have a bestselling series. I know this happens to some extent with many romance novels, I’m not that naive, but when I open up the first book in a series and just feel manipulated as a reader from almost the first few pages? Not cool, definitely not cool.

However, I try to be an impartial …

Review: Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner is a five star, fast-paced, fun, and steamy read!

imageLaurann Dohner’s New Species series is an amazing read and a year or so ago, I decided to try some of her other books. I quickly became hooked on her Cyborg Seduction series about the race of Cyborgs who escaped from their earth creators / captors and made a new home on Garden.

Each of the books features a different Cyborg (and, in full disclosure, sometimes two). The Cyborgs are usually not only highly sexed, but very Alpha males. Their introduction to human (i.e. Earth women) was not an easy one, but now by the eighth book, an obviously successful …

Review: Four stars for Sarah Gilman’s Ashes, a flaming HOT, fascinating read!

imageASHES by Sarah Gilman is the first book by this author that I’ve read, but certainly not the last.

The story of the Phoenix, the bird that is reborn time and again from fire, is one that is both fascinating and also the premise of Sarah Gilman’s book. A journalist unknowingly steps into the home of a phoenix who is about to expire. As she leaves, the home explodes and there are some very interesting consequences to her inhaling the ashes.

The phoenix isn’t just any phoenix, but Reece is the king of his species – even if he hasn’t …

Review: Four stars for In the Dark, a page-turning, suspenseful read from Sally Eggert

imageOne of the reasons I’m a fan of romantic suspense is it serves as the bridge between my love of mysteries and romance novels. The adrenaline rush that readers (and I) receive when an author has us wrapped up in the characters and story is not to be missed, so I’m always on the lookout for new titles and authors in this genre.

IN THE DARK: A Loveswept Romantic Suspense by Sally Eggert is one of these titles. I’ll admit that when I first started reading the story, I wasn’t swept up in it, but I persevered and soon found …