Moyes has mastered the art of likable, not terribly memorable, but far from simple-minded storytelling.
The book’s energy, its wide reach and rich detail make it a confident example of the “unputdownable” novel.
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.
Ward expertly weaves a second romance for Wrath and Beth in a way that makes you further understand their characters. She excels in creating a connection between the couples that transcend what most other authors are capable of.
Colleen's feelings of abandonment and Lucas's unstable early years offer compelling character traits that keep the pages turning despite a thin plot.
A thought-provoking look at women of a certain age and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren’t exactly what they expected—or thought they were.
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.
My favorite thing about Ronin...is the way he’s so damn Zen and sexy. The way he’s able to center himself, and share the calm is amazing for me.
As Thorn and India hesitantly reveal their secrets to each other, they wonder whether they can accept the risks of love. James’s wonderful cast and effortless plotting make this a delicious romance to be savored again and again.
Overall, I loved this book every time I read it. And I've read it three times. Each time I've read it, I find just one more piece of their story that makes my heart sing even more.
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 story is fast paced with sexy romance on the side. The characters are well drawn and there are a few twists thrown into the story line. I can't wait until Grant and Harlow's next book is released...
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.
While the ending is somewhat happy, don’t expect to be satisfied. The story just kind of dropped off, without any real conclusion. Although Sands’ new book managed to keep me entertained, some of the dialogue comes off as awkward and unnatural.
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.