Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

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First, the setting was a delight. I am so tired of contemporaries, and dystopian settings in YA are a dime a dozen. Historical fiction set in the Ottoman Empire? It’s nice to see a book set in a time other than 1800 Europe or America – we need more variety in the stories offered by publishers, instead of cookie-cutter copies of the next ‘big’ thing.

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Review: Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

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Riley and Mercy are the featured couple in Branded by Fire.  Both are dominant and rank high in their packs.  Mercy is a leopard, and Riley is a wolf.  I have to admit that I have a thing for the ShadowDancer wolves.  I just love them.  While I like the DarkRiver leopards, they can’t hold a candle to the wolves, so I’m always happy when the wolves are prominently featured in the stories.

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Review: The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids @HarlequinBooks

 

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I loved this book!  It’s emotional, with delightful bursts of humor, and a slow building romance.  Joseph is a gruff dairy farmer, more content dealing with his goats than talking to the humans in his Amish community.  Anne is a mid-wife, irritated with the grumpy farmer next door and his mischievous goats, which keep sneaking into her garden and eating her produce.  Both of them are suffering from tragedies in their past, and neither is will to risk heartache again.

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Mini Review: Lawyer for the Dog by

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I loved everything about this book. Sally’s life is a mess, mostly self-inflicted, but she’s such a likable character you want her to figure things out. Forty-nine, divorced, and emotionally bruised after her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, she just wants some normalcy back. Unfortunately, when Judge Baynard, her ex-husband, appoints her the lawyer for a dog in a divorce case, things seem to be going even more off the rails. Sally doesn’t know anything about dogs, and she’s quite sure she doesn’t want to learn. Soon, she’s caught up in the case, captivated by Sherman’s bright black eyes and soft doggy sighs. Now she’s more determined than ever to do right by Sherman, but the feuding couple are giving her all kinds of headaches.

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Review: Her Stubborn Cowboy by Patricia Johns @HarlequinBooks

 

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I really enjoyed this sweet romance. If you are looking for sizzle, you won’t find it here; the most the characters do is kiss, and that was fine by me. Chet’s a man of his word, and this leads to so much conflict between himself and Mack. His younger brother Andy is a douche, and I cringed every time he was featured on page – selfish, clueless, lacking in integrity; it’s no wonder the brothers were constantly at odds.

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Review: Texas Rebels: Jude by Linda Warren

 

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I try to read all of the American Romances as soon as the library receives them.  I don’t usually read the book descriptions before I check them out; they are automatically added to my library basket.  While not every one is a success for me, I enjoy a majority of them.  Texas Rebels: Jude had a couple rocky issues, but overall, I did enjoy my first Linda Warren read, too.

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