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.
Waiting On You is the third book in the Blue Heron series and arguably better than its recent predecessor...Waiting On You has everything that Higgins’s fans expect: smoldering sexual tension, messy, hilarious family ties, and laugh-out-loud humor.
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.
The secondary characters are real and deep and I am in love with all of them. I truly hope that this series continues so I can read what happens to these great characters.
Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best.
Yep! I just read my heart out. And now I’m grinning, feeling a little melancholy ’cause I miss the crew...and now I wanna snuggle real bad. Who wants to snuggle? Beware of this book… ’cause it gives you the need to *snuggle*.
If you enjoy contemporary female-centric stories but prefer them with emotion and integrity as opposed to the trademark sass and sarcasm of many chick lit titles (or maybe just want to try out something a little different for a change), I’d definitely recommend checking out Evening Stars...
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.
Overall, I loved Take A Chance. It was basically an emotional roller coaster for me...Do I recommend this one? Abso-freaking-lutely. It is honestly one of my favorite Glines books.
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 romance was really disappointing and quite weak in comparison to what I’ve come to expect from this author...and while it becomes clear who the bad guys are, this issue is left open which was also disappointing.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
All superb storytelling aspects combine to make Concealed in Death another intellectually engaging and emotionally satisfying novel. Loyal readers will finish Concealed in Death eager for volume 39.