Maryann O. (Romance-fan) - Reviews

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3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys
3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys
Author: Lucy Monroe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 140
Review Date: 8/30/2008
Helpful Score: 2


This was a great anthology.

A book that made me laugh, cry, and sigh. A winner!

Three gorgeous brothers and the women who snag them.

Just enough sexy banter and intimate encounters to not be offensive to some who don't like the steamy, blatant erotica titles.

Three brothers with the same father, different mothers.

Rand, Carter and Colton find the women who tame their inner bad boys.

Enjoy!


Accidentally Yours
Accidentally Yours
Author: Susan Mallery
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 290
Review Date: 1/19/2008
Helpful Score: 2


This was a great book. Forget the kleenex, have a hankie that won't shred from the tears real close at hand. Nathan and Kerri's love story is marvelous, but it is the story of a mother's love for her dying child that tugs at your heart.


Acts of Honor
Acts of Honor
Author: Vicki Hinze
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 5/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Amazing book about the love that builds between a doctor and one of her patients, a mentally shattered sholdier in a secret military hospital. Great characters and superb plot.


After Dark  (Harmony, Bk 1)
After Dark (Harmony, Bk 1)
Author: Jayne Castle
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 286
Review Date: 1/20/2007


Life is tough enough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed Para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget musuem. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn't going well. Stuff keeps happening

Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sargohagus exhibits. Finding out that her new client is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn't helping matters either.


Angel in a Red Dress
Angel in a Red Dress
Author: Judith Ivory
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 72
Review Date: 1/13/2007


Beautiful heroine has every reason to avoid hero. He is an earl while she is of common birth--he will never offer marriage. He is a man of intrigue, perhaps playing both sides in a most perilous game. Worst of all, the arrogant, lethally charming rogue revels in his repulation as libertine, unrepentant of the many bedchambers through which he's romped and the many hearts he's broken.


Arousing Suspicions
Arousing Suspicions
Author: Marianne Stillings
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 89
Review Date: 7/26/2007
Helpful Score: 3


A can't-put-down-book. Great characters, plot and dialogue. A psychic dream interpretor claims she can see other people's dreams. See insists she "saw" a murder. The San Francisco police detective thinks she may be involved in the murder and doesn't believe in the psychic world.

Soon Tabitha is running for her life and falling in love with Nate, the police detective who is protecting her.


The Awakening (Servant, Bk 1)
The Awakening (Servant, Bk 1)
Author: L. L. Foster
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 11/26/2008
Helpful Score: 3


This book is very strange!

Characters with challenges are very interesting, but the heroine, Gaby, in this book is so deep in a black hole, I couldn't feel much for her but pity, and at times disgust. She is abrasive, hateful, dirty, mean, and that's on a regular day.

On the back of the book Elizabeth Lowell offers: "One of the most intriguing heroines since J.D. Robb's early Eve Dallas." This was hard for me to understand, an avid Eve Dallas fan.

In Robb's books, you know what drives Eve Dallas: Justice!
Gaby, in Servant, comes across as a crazy, pathetic character. At the beginning, the author did not do a very good set up for the why Gaby is like the way she. Not until very late in the book do we get a glimmer of what she is about. I think that is because Foster is writing multiple books for this character's story and wanted to string the reader along.

One reader's opinion!


Back in Fortune's Bed (Dakota Fortunes, Bk 2) (Silhouette Desire, No 1777)
Review Date: 2/22/2007


Good read, not great. Learned heroine's emotional baggage but didn't get enough info about the hero.


Be Mine Tonight (Brotherhood of Blood, Bk 1)
Be Mine Tonight (Brotherhood of Blood, Bk 1)
Author: Kathryn Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/12/2007


Good vampire story. Be ready with a pile of kleenex for the last part of the book!

Prudence's young life is slipping away and she seeks the deliverance of the Grail--unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. Chapel sought the Grail six hundred years ago, but found a hellish cup of damnation instead. Can he offer her which she most desires-the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: his immortal kiss?


Behind Closed Doors (McCloud, Bk 1)
Behind Closed Doors (McCloud, Bk 1)
Author: Shannon McKenna
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 214
Review Date: 10/8/2007
Helpful Score: 4


Hot sex! Alpha male. Damsel in distress. A great romantic suspense book. Seth is one sexy male, and Raine is a great female counterpoint. Their lives and their future are on the line as they fight not only the villians but their attraction to each other.


Billionaire Boss (Matched In Montana, Bk 6) (Silhouette Desire, No 1505)
Billionaire Boss (Matched In Montana, Bk 6) (Silhouette Desire, No 1505)
Author: Meagan McKinney
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 4/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Cute read. Not much substance, and written too much in Megan McKinney's historical voice.


The Billionaire's Bidding (Silhouette Desire, No 1793)
The Billionaire's Bidding (Silhouette Desire, No 1793)
Author: Barbara Dunlop
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 40
Review Date: 6/12/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Good read. Keeps your interest with private planes, gorgeous hotel suites, and a South Seas honeymoon. Sexy, powerful billionaire and a vulnerable heroine. A good twist on the marriage of convenience story.

"Scrambling to save her family's company, Emma McKinley was shocked when billionaire hotel magnate Alex Garrison tossed her a lifeline. It was a textbook marriage of convenience: he calls off her creditors; she gives him half her company.

But the elaborate game of make-believe soon became more intoxicating than either of them expected. Could a marriage built on a lie withstand the test of true passion?"
(Back cover blurb)


Black Silk
Black Silk
Author: Metsy Hingle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 79
Review Date: 2/8/2009
Helpful Score: 1


I enjoyed this book. Though it was a little light on the romance (I like more romance and passion) and a bit heavy on the suspense and police procedure, the story was good.

New Orleans homicide detective, Charlotte Le Blanc, views a crime scene's evidence, a chilling reminder of her sister's murder six years ago.

The suspect pool includes the victim's soon to be groom and his four sons. From the beginning, there is a great attraction between Charlotte and Cole Stratton, the oldest son.

The story twists and turns around the five Stratton men. The murderer kills two other women before Charlotte follows clues to the past and learns why her sister was killed. That leads to the who.


Bloodline
Bloodline
Author: Jill Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/3/2007


A modern-day Jack the Ripper walks the streets, and one woman must stop him--or beome his next victim.

Victoria Thomas is one of the FBI's criminal profilers, a career born of the tragic, unsolved murder of her younger sister. She's also a closet "Sherlockian," involved in a group that follows the famous English detective. This hobby leads her to London, to a symposium on Sherlock Holmes, where she finds unexpected passion...and a chilling murder mystery involving a modern-day Jack the Ripper.
He's murdering women and leaving clever, diabolical messages for Victoria to follow. He's teasing her, taunting her, daring her to find him. For he, too, is following his calling--answering the terrible demons of his bloodline, proving he is every bit as elusive as his infamous ancestor.
In the chilling BLOODLINE, Jill Jones weaves a spellbinding tale of icy suspense, haunting romance, and lost history, that spans from the time of Jack the Ripper in 1888, to this very day.

Blurb on back cover


Blowout (FBI Thriller, Bk 9)
Blowout (FBI Thriller, Bk 9)
Author: Catherine Coulter
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 148
Review Date: 3/17/2007


Savich and Sherlock, FBI thriller.


Blush
Blush
Author: Opal Carew
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 96
Review Date: 6/3/2009


Great book. A keeper!


The Bodyguard's Return (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
The Bodyguard's Return (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
Author: Carla Cassidy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 2/5/2007


Good read. Better than The Bodyguard's Promise, the last book in her series.


The Brass Bed (Brass Bed, Bk 1)
The Brass Bed (Brass Bed, Bk 1)
Author: Jennifer Stevenson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2008
Helpful Score: 10


This is a book that I could not finish. It did not flow well. The dialogue was very disjointed and almost as if the character had many characters in her head speaking and acting for her. The heroine was not a likable character from the information given by the author. This is the first book in many years that I wanted to throw against the wall. Maybe someone else will find it interesting.
I dislike giving such a negative review, but the book after an interesting cover and back blurb did not hold my attention. The story could have been much better with a better editing job at the publishing house.


Brazen (Braddock Black, Bk 4)
Brazen (Braddock Black, Bk 4)
Author: Susan Johnson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 71
Review Date: 3/25/2007


England 1896

Another vintage Susan Johnson


Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, Bk 9)
Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, Bk 9)
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 286
Review Date: 5/27/2007
Helpful Score: 2


I know this book received many great reviews. But this was a book I couldn't get into. I've read many Brockmann books but this story kept jumping back and forth between 18 months before present day, to four months before present day, then present day, then back again and forward again. The jumping time periods in the major character's lives was disconcerting. Cuts down on the forward flow and the tension that needs to be built in a book such as this about terrorists and kidnappings.


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