Doree T. (DoreeLynne) - Reviews

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Adopted: Twins! (Parents Wanted, Bk 3) (Harlequin Romance, No 3694)
Adopted: Twins! (Parents Wanted, Bk 3) (Harlequin Romance, No 3694)
Author: Marion Lennox
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 9/24/2007


From the back cover:

HIS BACHELOR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Matt McKay thinks he has his life all mapped out. He's on the way to propose to his "suitable" girlfriend-when fate intervenes. Irresistible Erin Douglas is catapulted into his path, with cute twin boys in tow! Matt's chivalrous instincts take over, and his single lifestyle flies out the window as this ready-made family moves in to his bachelor pad. But Matt soon realizes he likes having the twins around-and, even more, he wants the woman who loves them...


Almost a Wife (Harlequin Romance, No 3621)
Almost a Wife (Harlequin Romance, No 3621)
Author: Eva Rutland
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/24/2007


From the back cover:

WAS MARRIAGE ON HIS MIND?

Leah loved her new job looking after two children-even though her employer, Tray Kingsley, had cost Lisa her previous highly paid executive position. He had no idea they'd met before-or why Lisa was so mad at him!

But living with tray, caring for the children in his charge, Lisa was growing increasingly close to him. In practical terms she was almost his wife! What would she do if Tray suggested a marriage for real?


Angel's Baby (New Arrivals) (Harlequin American Romance, No 600)
Angel's Baby (New Arrivals) (Harlequin American Romance, No 600)
Author: Pamela Browning
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/6/2007


From the back cover:

"Let's make a baby together."

Angel McCabe's biological clock was ringing-loud. But there was no one else on th otherwise uninhabited Florida island to hear it. With no husband in sight, she had no choice but to run a personal ad. Once wedded-and pregnant-Angel would send the man packing.

Sexy sailor Stewart Adams wanted to ensure his immortality and his name before disappearing into the South Seas, but he didn't plan on being around long enough to become a domesticated dad. Angel sounded like the ideal wife for him.

Theirs would have been the perfect marriage of convenience-if it weren't for one small thing...


Apocalypse Happens (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 3)
Apocalypse Happens (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 3)
Author: Lori Handeland
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 59
Review Date: 4/11/2010


I hate to disagree with the other reviewers and usually I like Handeland but this book didn't do anything for me. I suffered through the second in the series and wish I had passed on this one, I almost quit numerous times. I'm going to pass on any other in this series.....that said, the heroine is still angst filled, loving Jimmy but still having sex with most comers, specifically Sawyer...sorry for the pun. The story is scattered but at the same time the plot doesn't move far forward, really this could have been a short story if you take out some of the hate/love Jimmy angst. My suggestion, use your credits don't waste your money.


At Close Range
At Close Range
Author: Marilyn Tracy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 9/15/2007


From the back cover:

How could he tell the woman who touched his heart the nightmares that haunted him? Mack Dorsey's scars served as a permanent reminder of the children he couldn't save in a school bombing, even though he had been hailed a hero. The tortured teacher had come to the Ranch Milagro foster home in the remote New Mexican desert to start anew with a group of children who desperately needed him. What he hadn't planned on: meeting beautiful, spirited Corrie Stratton, a former journalist and ranch co-owner who knew there was more to his story than he was telling. And more to their soul-searching kisses than he admitted. But could Corrie heal his wounded heart before danger struck again-and Mack was called to be a hero one more time?


Athena: Froggy-Can
Athena: Froggy-Can
Author: Franklin Bandy
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 10/26/2008


From the back cover:

Athena von Dietrich had been found not guilty of murdering her husband. The members of the jury, however, were suspect: Someone, at least one, had accepted a bribe. Everyone on the jury was tainted.

For Jonathan Michaelis, the allegations meant that he lost a presidential appointment. Harold Strang didn't lose anything, he just didn't like being accused. Michaelis was a professor; Strang a soldier of fortune. They had nothing in common except the desire to clear their names...and a trail of death behind them.. Everyone they talked to was being killed and they knew someone had them in their sights.

Athens herself, beautiful, intelligent, young, is the person they have to talk to, but she can't trust anyone. She's at the center of an international hunt for the secret her father discovered, a power source she refuses to reveal to anyone.

Even if she lives long enough to talk...


Baby Secret (A Memory Away) (Harlequin Intrigue, No 546)
Baby Secret (A Memory Away) (Harlequin Intrigue, No 546)
Author: Joyce Sullivan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 10/15/2007


From the back cover:

WHO WAS THE FATHER OF HER BABY?

Waking up with a raging headache and nausea, Paige Roberts couldn't remember the past six weeks of her life! And when her symptoms turned out to be much more than the flu, Paige was stunned. A baby? But who was the father? And why was she so attracted to her charming but mysterious new neighbor?

Matt Darby couldn't believe Paige couldn't remember their steamy nights together-of the explosion that nearly killed them both. Somehow Matt had to jar Paige's shattered memories without reveling his identity. But when he learned he was going to be a father, Matt's desperation grew. Because a killer was on the hunt, after him-and after Paige, the only witness to a horrible crime...


Bachelor Daddy (The Holiday Heart, Bk 2) (Harlequin American Romance, No 678)
Review Date: 9/8/2007


From the back cover:

A Mother's Day Match...

A Confirmed Bachelor...

Stretch marks, teddy bears and tea parties were beyond the ken of Michael Holiday-syndicated single gut and quintessential unattached male. So what made him buy a home next to a single mom of six-and why did he want to barbecue hot dogs?

A No-Nonsense Mom...

Janice Parker;s well-honed mother's intuition told her Michael was too sophisticated, too suave-and too sexy. No way was this man husband material. Yet, one bu one he charmed her kids...How would she survive seven against one?


The Bachelor Next Door  (Women to Watch) (Silhouette Desire, No 1104)
Review Date: 10/15/2007


From the back cover:

SINGLE MOM STUCK IN BATHTUB!

Cass Gambrel grained at the memory of Rafe Santini coming to the rescue! The infuriating man had freed her with a gleam in his eyes that said, "I'm interested...but bot in commitment." Well, Cass didn't need a man like that.

Rafe knew women weren't happy until every man in town was wearing a wedding ring! But he had no intention of getting caught in the trap. Still, something about Cass had this bachelor losing sleep and wondering if it was time to end his wandering ways...


Beauty and the Boss (Marrying the Boss) (Harlequin Romance, No 3548)
Beauty and the Boss (Marrying the Boss) (Harlequin Romance, No 3548)
Author: Lucy Gordon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 10/12/2007


From the back cover:

WAS THE BOSS BLIND...TO LOVE?

Craig Locksley thought he couldn't be charmed by his beautiful business associate, Delia, because he couldn't see. However, temporarily parted from his young daughter and his beloved dog, Craig was forced to accept Delia's offer to act as his guide.

Delia found Craig impossibly grouchy and increfdibly attractive! It seemed Craig, too, was unable to deny his feelings of attraction, though he insisted to Delia that they could only ever be colleagues. He was about to undergo an operation, but the chance of his sight being restored was very small, and his stubborn pride told him Delia shouldn't be asked to sacrifice her life for a blind husband...


Because a Husband is Forever (Cameo, Bk 1) (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1671)
Review Date: 8/29/2007


From the back cover:

The Crime: Breaking and entering-her heart...

When talk show host Dakota Delany agrees to allow bodyguard Ian Russell to shadow her for two weeks, she doesn't count on constantly battling the drop-dead-gorgeous man who monitors her every move. And she definitely doesn't expect the strong and silent Ian to immediately take hold of not only her safety, but also her heart.

Strong-willed, feisty Dakota is hardly Ian's ideal client, but she might just be something more-his perfect match. And it would be more than a ratings triumph if the warring opposites put aside their differences and stopped protecting themselves from thier shared fear: true love.


Bells, Rings & Angels' Wings (Holiday Homecoming) (Harlequin American Romance, No 707)
Review Date: 11/14/2006


HOliday Homecoming

LIbby Barnes wished Christmas would go away-along with her husband, Tyler.

Suddenly darkness fell, snow swirled and Libby could barely find her way home. But strangers answered her bell..and elsewhere family hung stockings without her. Then she saw Tyler under the mistletoe with another woman.
How could Libby make them beleive who she was, and get her life-and her husband-back in time for Christmas.


Between Duty and Desire (Man Talk) (Silhouette Desire, No 1599)
Between Duty and Desire (Man Talk) (Silhouette Desire, No 1599)
Author: Leanne Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 5/27/2007


From the back cover:

THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE...AND HE WAS JUST INCHES FROM CROSSING IT.

Bound by a promise made to a fallen comrade, retired marine Brock Armstrong had no choice but to seek out the man's widow. Past conversations and shared letters had given Brock great insight into Callie Newton; he knew her every like and dislike, her every dream...and her every desire. Arriving on her door, seeing her in person, had Brock reeling. This Callie was even better than his fantasy. And it wasn't long before he acknowledged how deeply he wanted her in his bed...in his life...forever.

But, for a man of duty, Callie was a prize he dared not covet.


Boss Man (Holiday Heart, Bk 3) (Harlequin American Romance, No 694)
Boss Man (Holiday Heart, Bk 3) (Harlequin American Romance, No 694)
Author: Linda Cajio
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 9/8/2007


From the back cover:

A Labor of Love....

Who's in charge?

Boss-secretary romance...love at first sight...malarkey! Nonetheless, Jared Holiday was buying into both and breaking all the rules after his Labor Day meeting with Alison Palmer, his new assistant. Alison's allure had Jared tossing lawyerly sensibilities out the window, along with his old Ideal-Mate list.

Who's calling the shots?

While the counselor persuasively presented his case for a conjugal union, it was his raw masculinity Alison couldn't deny. No woman could resist Jared's velvety voice, devastating good looks and fabulous body-but Alison had to. She was already married...to her other, undercover job.


Bridesmaid's Secret (Harlequin Romance, No 3687)
Bridesmaid's Secret (Harlequin Romance, No 3687)
Author: Sophie Weston
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/24/2007


From the back cover:

THE BRIDESMAID AND THE TYCOON...

Bella Carew is dreading going home to England for her sister's wedding! In New York she has a glamorous job, a whole new circle of friends. Best of all, nobody knows anything about her love life...

Gil de la Court interrupts a major business deal to go to his friend's English wedding. Still, a dance with the beautiful bridesmaid feels like more than adequate compensation! But why does Bella seem to be working so hard to pretend she's having fun? Gil suspects this bridesmaid has a secret...


Bright Hopes (Tyler, Bk 2) (Family Saga)
Bright Hopes (Tyler, Bk 2) (Family Saga)
Author: Pat Warren
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/31/2007


Sit in the bleachers and catch up on the latest gossip. Share the passions and pastimes of America's favorite hometown. Each book set in Tyler is a self-contained story; together they stitch the fabric of a community.

The Hometown Hero and the Lady Coach
Patrick Kelsey, Tyler's former all-star, is not impressed to learn that Tyler High's new football coach is a woman. But Pam Casals isn' what Patrick expects.

Can They Create a Winning Team?
Pam's bright, vivacious and dedicated. Her infectious enthusiasm inspires everyone around her. Yet, when Patrick tries to get close to her, she backs off. Patrick begins to wonder if there's something important Pam isn't telling him.


Brother of the Groom (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1152)
Brother of the Groom (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1152)
Author: Judith Yates
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 8/29/2007


From the back cover:

The Bride...

Though five years had passed, Holly West still couldn't forget being left at the altar. She'd fled town in disgrace, taking with her a secret no one would ever discover-that she was carrying her fiancee's child...

And the Baby...

For four years she had raised her daughter out of harm's way. But now, suddenly,her ex-groom's brother, Jordan Mason, had appeared on her doorstep. What had brought him to Golden after all these years? Could he have uncovered her secret? Or did he have a more personal mission on his mind?


Cassidy Harte And The Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No. 1144)
Review Date: 9/15/2007


From the back cover:

NEVER A BRIDE?

Ten years ago, Cassidy Harte had stood at the altar waiting for Zach Slater. And when he didn't show up-and was said to have disappeared with her brother's flirtatious wife-she did the only thing she could do. Held her head up high. Helped raise her motherless niece. And swore never to get involved with a man again.

And then back into her life walked Zach-with an "I'm sorry" on his lips, and explanation she refused to hear and the vow he would make her his once again. And this was one vow he was determined to keep...


Charlie's Angels (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1630)
Charlie's Angels (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1630)
Author: Cheryl St. John
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/28/2007


From the back cover:

Sometimes dreams really come true...

Charlie McGraw never should have bought the angel book for his precocious daughter. Because then Meredith wouldn't be convinced that getting a new mommy was as simple as having an "angel" sprinkle his with her "miracle dust". And, she never would have believed the beautiful blondhaired woman who drove a truck called "Silver Angel" was some treetop angel come to life.

Starla Richards was no angel. But telling that to a five-year-old who was so starved for a mother's love that she'd stowed away on Starla's rig. Or convincing herself that miracles just didn't happen to ordinary people when Starla found herself snowbound with the handsome, caring widower and his adorable daughter...


Cinderella's Secret Agent (Year of Loving Dangerously, Bk 11) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No 1076)
Review Date: 9/19/2007
Helpful Score: 1


From the back cover:

THE AGENT: Dashing sharpshooter Del Rogers.

THE EMERGENCY MISSION: Saving the day when pregnant waitress Maggie Rice needed a helping hand-pronto!

THE HIDDEN TALENT: Giving Sir Galahad a run for his money.

Holed up on a stakeout, Del was determined to capture a dangerous traitor named Simon. After a history of heartbreak, falling in lover did not factor into his undercover mission. But then he delivered Maggie's baby and found the Cinderella of his dreams. Before he could assess the situation, Del had temporarily stepped into the role of Delilah's doting father...and Maggie's adoring husband! Dare this chivalrous secret agent indulge in fantseies of happily-ever-after?


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