Moyes has mastered the art of likable, not terribly memorable, but far from simple-minded storytelling.
Owen’s sentence-by-sentence prose is extraordinarily polished—a noteworthy feat for a 500-page debut—and she packs many surprises into her tale, making it a book for readers to lose themselves in.
A multifaceted cast of characters, a plot twist involving the legendary Romanovs, and plenty of sensual romance will keep readers riveted.
Northanger Abbey is frequently thought of alongside Austen’s juvenilia. Too often, this oddly literal reimagining comes off as simply juvenile.
Foster skillfully balances steamy seduction and police work as Margo and Dash learn to be a team in and out of the bedroom.
This installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood started out slowly for me...But from the midpoint on, I was enraptured with the story and didn’t want to put it down.
Higgins’ talent shines, as does her inimitable ability to hit romantic highs, make readers laugh and express heart-wrenching emotion.
It’s tricky terrain, but Carr leads with confidence, and the path, though familiar, is fresh and inviting.
Despite the many characters and subplots, this is easily read as a standalone, though taking in the entire series will only add to the pleasure.
While chaotic at times, this delightfully zany novel is anything but disappointing, and Laurenston’s fans will gobble it up like Livy with a jar of cinnamon honey.
I will say that I enjoyed this second book a little more than the first book. I think that I connected with Ronin & Amery more in Unwound then in Bound. It was a great story of love, loss and learning to find one’s self. There were many heart breaking parts of this book but so many good parts.
The plot is fairly simple, but what makes it such a terrific story is the depth to the characterization of the two principals, neither of whom turns out to be quite what they seem. The book is warm, funny and very sexy, with a great cast of secondary characters...
Maybe Someday is one of my favorite books of 2014 and actually, I think it's probably one of my favorite books of all time. There was just something so amazing and wonderful about this story. From the plot, to the characters, and to the music, this story is not to be missed!
Mallery’s immensely entertaining, intensely emotional novel is a vividly descriptive, locale-perfect, stand-out story, starring an eclectic cast of unforgettable characters who will warm hearts and confound, and heroines that readers will champion.
Laine loves to make soup on rainy days. (We’re told this a few too many times). Carr writes the equivalent of Laine’s soup - cozy, rainy-day books that make you feel a little bit warmer and a little bit better about the world. This isn’t a perfect version of Carr’s recipe, but it’s definitely an acceptable variation.
The romance is the best part! The book goes back and forth between the future and three months before. You see where Harlow and Grant first hit it off and now how they stand.
Less funny than Evanovich’s knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie.
The big draw with Vampire Most Wanted, and the thing that keeps me coming back for more of Sands’ Argeneau series, is her writing. The humor and snark are fantastic. She has the ability to give you a set of characters that you fall in love with.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All the In Death books have their mystery and their more personal parts. I thought both these aspects were well done here, so I’d recommend Concealed in Death...I’d say this comes in at a solid B on the strength of the mystery and the Mavis backstory.