Review: The Gentleman’s Keeper by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon

The Gentleman's Keeper by Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon

Too long with nothing intriguing in his life, he decided. Gambling and racing, boxing and dancing, sexual dalliances and alcohol — he’d indulged in every vice and amusement possible for a wealthy man. He’d cut a swath across Europe and ended the journey sated yet unfulfilled. At least this journey to his roots promised something different. Discomfort, […]

Review: Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare

Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare

Many years ago I received a frantic text from a friend late at night. It read something like, “I just read the most amazing book and I can’t believe how much I loved it and if you don’t read it immediately I’m going to go crazy. I can’t even put into words what this book […]

Review: Surrender by Pamela Clare

Surrender

Surrender was originally published in 2006, but it’s being re-released with some new material. It’s the 1st book in Clare’s MacKinnon’s Rangers series. I haven’t read the series and I don’t normally read “Highlander” books, but Pamela Clare is one of my favorite authors so I thought I would give it a try. I’ll admit […]

Review: The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman

The Heart Specialist

I looked briefly up from my notes. I was surrounded by hearts, sectioned and preserved. Hearts with holes. Hearts with leaking valves or thickened walls. Hearts with narrow or transposed aortas. I closed my eyes. Summary. The Heart Specialist is the story of Agnes White, a young woman who becomes one of the first female doctors in […]

Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu

The Taker

This novel is a story about the choices we make and how they can result in consequences we are unwilling to imagine at the time and unable to fix later on. It’s a story about blind and selfish love, about becoming a slave to one’s desires, about the evilness that exists in the human heart […]

Review: The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene

The Last Time I Saw Paris

In most Fiction (outside of Romance and UF) I don’t need to like the main character to enjoy the story. I guess it’s because I don’t get attached to them the same way I do Romance and UF protagonists. It’s more like watching a movie as opposed to immersing yourself in a book. But the […]

The Sunday Spotlight: Exit The Actress by Priya Parmar

Exit the Actress

  While selling oranges in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, sweet and sprightly Ellen “Nell” Gwyn impresses the theater’s proprietors with a wit and sparkle that belie her youth and poverty. She quickly earns a place in the company, narrowly avoiding the life of prostitution to which her sister has already succumbed. As her roles […]

Review: The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas

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I am…conflicted over this book. I had some issues with it, and they were very much “me” issues, so I had a hard time rating it. But then I figured I should just do what I always do and grade it based on my enjoyment. I did enjoy it, but I’m going to detail the […]