Review & Excerpt: Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton @Berkleyromance


May Contain Spoilers

This is the first Play-by-Play novel that I’ve picked up, and I was interested in it because of the backdrop of the international games. Even I knew that the Winter Olympics were looming when I started reading this, and even though I haven’t watched much of the Games since I was in high school, I still remember with fondness sitting in the family room and cheering on the home team with the family (how we all saw the action on that little screen, I’ll never fully comprehend). Two of my favorite events are represented here – hockey and figure skating. What could go wrong?

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Review: The Crown Prince’s Bride by Donna Alward

May Contain Spoilers

Donna Alward is a favorite of mine, so picking this up was a no-brainer. I read The Playboy Prince and the Nanny and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to reading Raoul’s story. While I didn’t like him as much as younger brother, Diego, he slowly grew on me.  Stephani I liked from the get go, but I wondered why she put of with some of Raoul’s nonsense.

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Review: Baby, I’m Howling for You by Christine Warren


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May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, and I was looking for something outside of my usual reading fodder. Baby, I’m Howling for You showed up on Netgalley, and it looked like what I was looking for. I don’t read many shifter romances, but this looked fun, so I clicked the request button.

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Audio Review: Storm’s Heart by Thea Harrison @BerkleyPub


May Contain Spoilers

Book 2 of the Elder Races

I really enjoyed Dragon Bound, the first book in the Elder Races, but I haven’t had time to pick up Book Two. Then along came Audible and their Romance Package, and soon I was listening away to Storm’s Heart during my short commutes around town. I listened to most of this, but caved near the end and borrowed the book from the library so I could gobble it up and be done. It was a fun read!

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Review: Year One by Nora Roberts @StMartinsPress


Spoiler Free!

I went into Year One without really knowing much about it. I haven’t read Nora Roberts in years and years, except for a re-read of Irish Thoroughbred that didn’t go well, but the premise of Year One piqued my interest. I was curious to see how Roberts handled the end of the world, and post-apocalyptic titles are right up my alley. Especially if there are zombies. There were none here, but the paranormal elements were fun anyway.

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Manga Review: I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino


May Contain Spoilers

This was a quiet little gem. Taichi is a college student, and he’s drifting through life. Raised by his grandfather, money has always been tight. Taichi has a bit of a temper, and he isn’t afraid to defend himself or others should the need arise. He has been working low wage jobs to help feed himself, and suddenly finds himself at loose ends. When Kohei, a student who has a hearing disability, offers to give him lunch boxes in exchange for help taking notes in class, Taichi thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. Kohei’s lunches are delish, and now Taichi has an excuse to go to class.

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Review: Once Upon a Texas Christmas by Winnie Griggs


May Contain Spoilers

Somehow this is the first book by Winnie Griggs I have read. Not sure how I missed her books in the past, since I have been trying to read the Love Inspired Historicals as they are released every month. All the better for me; this is the tenth and final book in the Texas Grooms series, and now that I’ve discovered it, I will be checking out more of the series from the library.

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