The most successfully drawn people are Alec and Meg; Lamprell has perfect pitch when it comes to marital discord...But by the end, this guidebook reads like it has gone through a Cuisinart, leaving a choppy, chaotic mess. Arrivederci, Roma. The wise reader will stick with Fodor’s next time.
Such a setup might sound short on comic potential but Eberlen’s touch is, for the most part, wonderfully light and there are not a few occasions when the musicals-mad Hope nearly steals the show.
Ultimately, I think the book stands or falls on how Cash works for the reader. For me, Cash is a guy I’d be happy to spend time with any place, any day so it was definitely a win for me and it’s why I recommend.
Mercy is great and I love reading about her adventures. There is always something going on with her and her pack of wolves.
With gripping action, political intrigue and an air of danger, the novel is one of the best reads of the year.
An often vivid portrait of Provincetown life and May-December friendships, despite a bland main character.
The jump — a few precious moments of dizzying freedom and possibility — is the core metaphor in a novel of remarkable power, precision and compassion.
"A sweeping and engaging historical romance, Angelina’s Secret has emotion, action, suspense, and above all, an epic and timeless love. Diane Merrill Wigginton delivers the key elements of an enjoyable historical romance. She draws readers in with vivid descriptions of settings and characters, creating the feeling of a period drama on film."
Driven by Katie’s witty observations and numerous missteps as she attempts to reconcile various aspects of her identity, this novel is smartly satirical and entertaining.
Written with an irresistibly wry sense of humor and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters, the second in Balogh’s exceptional Westcott series, following Someone to Love (2016), is another gorgeously written love story from the queen of Regency romances.
The millions of Eve Dallas fans worried about Robb’s (Nora Roberts) much ballyhooed switch to a new publisher can breathe a sigh of relief since the author’s latest tautly constructed entry is every bit as addictively readable as the previous 43 installments in this highly entertaining series.
....Any historical romance reader will enjoy this book, but James’ fans will be especially pleased to revisit characters from the original Desperate Duchesses series titles
Readers with a weakness for gallant Scottish lairds will be delighted by the simplicity and purity of Murine and Dougall’s romance—especially the few wild and erotic scenes out in the elements.
This story is full of action, adventure and attitude. And, then, the loving begins. This book is part of a series but can be read without having read previous books. Get ready to jump into the world of bounty hunting.
...sadly for me, Caraval the book very closely resembles Caraval the game: A beautiful setting for a hollow stone.
Ms. Shalvis excels at easing new characters into the growing cast in such a way that readers have a chance to get to know them gradually. I enjoyed this addition to the Heartbreak Bay series...
One of the key reasons why Feehan’s GhostWalkers series is so outstanding is its overarching theme of outsiders learning how to trust, love and build relationships. Paranormal romance at its best!
I can’t recommend this book enough. If you like snark, romance, dirty talking cocky heros, little gestures that make you melt and an adorable little boy to boot, this book is for you.
"Manning considers Austen’s Fanny to be too “insipid” a heroine to inspire reader interest. Thus, she alters the story beginning with Austen’s play scene in Chapter XV...Many try to emulate Austen; not all succeed. Here, Manning triumphs. She has retained Austen’s spirit, while providing a stronger Fanny who will surely win today’s readers."
The side characters are brilliant in their own right, each one playing an intricate role in the tale. But as with each novel in this series, it’s the compulsive, insecure but constantly self-improving protagonist Melanie who is the show-stealer...