Review: Desired by Nicola Cornick

This was my first Nicola Cornick romance, and I’ll admit that after reading the summary of Desired I was somewhat apprehensive. The heroine, Tess, is not my favorite type for historical romances, but I have been trying to read outside of my romance “comfort zone.” I’m happy to say that with this book, my taking […]

Catherine’s October 2011 Recommendations

The Mane Attraction

Ah, October. Somehow it’s already over and we’re on our way to Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. I can’t say that I had a very great reading month, unfortunately. There were a few A books and a nice group of B books, but there were enough low C’s and D’s to really […]

Twofer Review: Bad Boys Do & Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. And that’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book […]

Anthologies: Yes Please, No Thanks, What’s An Anthology?

LOLCats Sampler

I was browsing around the book-blogosphere this morning and I ran across a couple of reviews of anthologies that started out something like this: “I’m not a fan of anthologies…” and contained phrases like this: “I rarely ever like every story in an anthology…”. I see this time and time again and I’m positive we have many reviews […]

Review: Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott

Shadow Kin

I’ve found that I tend to drift more toward darker books. I read widely across the spectrum, but the ones that really resonate with me have that core of darkness. I like the complication of muddying the waters with gray characters and I like the complexity that comes from slightly twisted situations. I wouldn’t say […]

Tempting Teaser: Desired by Nicola Cornick


He stopped when he was no more than a couple of feet away from Tess. Her violet-blue eyes met his very directly. There was now no nervousness in them. Owen wondered if he had imagined the tension he thought he had sensed in her. But no. He felt it again, and saw the way in […]

Review: Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott

Too Wicked To Wed

This is the beginning of Cara Elliott’s new trilogy Lords of Midnight and one of the best things about this book was undoubtedly the aforementioned Lords. I loved the interactions between Connor, Cameron, and Gryff. They each have distinct personalities, which is sometimes a pitfall in these types of historical romance series. I’m most looking forward […]

Review: Sage Creek by Jill Gregory

Sage Creek

If you are looking for a simple, sweet romance, then this book is probably right up your alley. There are a few subplots in it, but on the whole it’s a surprisingly uncomplicated book. It’s just a guy and a girl who have had bad luck in their last relationships and are wary of being […]