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."
The romance is charming, but the main strength of the story is Katie and Demeter’s evolving relationship. Kinsella creates characters that are well-rounded, quirky, and a complete joy to read.
Bestseller Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is not only prolific but consistently inventive, entertaining, and clever in her crime series set in a near-future New York City, as shown by the stunning 44th entry...
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.
She is honest about her feelings as Ward reassesses his prejudices and assumptions. Even though Eugenia forgives him far too easily for his mistakes, their romance is a fine addition to the series.
The lovers’ courage and passion match the mounting dangers, cementing the bond between them in this enjoyable romp.
The uninspired third (after Into the Whirlwind) in bestseller Martin’s uneven romantic thriller series about Brodie Operations Security Services (BOSS) Inc. focuses on professional bounty hunters...Limited gender roles and an uneasy mix of genres make this a negligible contribution to the series.
...sadly for me, Caraval the book very closely resembles Caraval the game: A beautiful setting for a hollow stone.
Even when I knew what was going to happen next, my interest was glued to the page and I couldn’t wait to see it unfold. And, there are plenty of hotties running around as Archer has a security agency.
Bellisia is so fascinating to me and it in part has to do with her DNA. The fact that Zeke was willing to do whatever he could to make her comfortable and happy made my day. I highly recommend this amazing read.
EGOMANIAC was everything I love about a Vi Keeland book. A heroine you want as a friend, a hero that is equal parts hot-ass alpha male and dominating a-hole, and a romance that is believable and enviable. If you don’t have this book already, you must run and get.
"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...