Category Archives: Romance

The Road to Her, by KE Payne (2013)

When Fiction Becomes Fact (nb: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Your name is Holly Croft. You’re a twenty-year-old actress on “Portobello Road,” a hugely popular evening soap opera. One day, the producers call … Continue reading

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A Really Awesome Mess, by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “A Really Awesome Mess” tells the story of two sixteen-year-olds—Emmy and Justin—who have been sent to a therapeutic boarding school, Heartland Academy. The place is essentially … Continue reading

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Killing Me Softly, by Leisl Leighton (2013)

 Romance, Redemption, and Danger: A Lovely Ride “Killing Me Softly” is the perfect title for this book. The next phrase in Roberta Flack’s legendary 1970’s hit is “…with his song.” The title works wonderfully on two levels. First, the novel … Continue reading

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Sweet, Decadent, and Fun: “Skinny Bitch in Love,” by Kim Barnouin (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) The “opposites attract” leitmotif is a standard in modern fiction. The straight cop ends up with the bumbling private investigator; the rich guy ends up with a streetwalker. … Continue reading

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Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy #1), by Karice Bolton (2011)

Imagine you’re a pretty, twenty-year-old woman waitressing in a ski village bar & grill. One night, you meet three people to whom you are irresistibly drawn, especially one tall, handsome guy with arresting green eyes. Eventually, they tell you the … Continue reading

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Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell (2013)

There are some couples you just want to work out, you want it to the core of your being. It seems like there’s always huge adversity for these couples, too. In John Green’s amazing “The Fault in Our Stars,” Hazel … Continue reading

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The Camp, by Karice Bolton (2013)

The Camp by Karice Bolton My rating: 2 of 5 stars Emma didn’t want to go to camp in the first place. It’s the summer before she starts college, and her 18th birthday is just a couple weeks away, but … Continue reading

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