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Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Steffi’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise! Silver Lining is the story of Low Down or Louise Downe, a woman who just wants to be one of the guys. Or rather she has to be because she is one of many prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies. When everyone around her suddenly falls ill, Low Down nurses the men through the pox. In return, they agree to grant her, her deepest wish. Low Down’s deepest most heartfelt wish is….a baby but no one volunteers for the job, so the men have a drawing. The man who has to step in for his friends and comrades is Max McCord. When […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Rockin’ Stars!! Storm and Evelyn meet during a blizzard when Evelyn loses control of her car and gets stuck in a ditch and Storm saves her. Later they both get stuck and learn a lot about each other during their confinement. Storm is very cocky, yet sweet with a tragic past, he’s very sexy and can pretty much have any woman he wants and he wants Evie, Evie makes him feel like himself. With Evie, he can give up the rock star persona he has to show the world. The only problem is, Evie is in a long-term relationship (12 years) with her live-in boyfriend. She’s at a […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Karla’s Review 5 Satisfying Stars! Beautiful, heart-warming LOVE story! The first few pages into this book I thought I was going to read about “Club Kids” and didn’t think the read was for me, but I kept at it and boy am I glad I did. Rue works in a dance club and is a somewhat flamboyant character, but he’s also hard-working, devoted, loving and when life dealt him an unexpected hand he was up to the challenge! Without a moment of hesitation…yes, he wanted his baby! He embraced fatherhood and was an exceptional dad! That in itself made for a beautiful story, but then bring the sheltered, quirky, anxious, owl-eyed Erik […]

Posted July 12, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! This is the Lisa Kleypas that I know and love.  When she is writing at the top of her game, no one compares, and I am thrilled to report that Lisa Kleypas is writing at the top of her game!  The best part of the first book in this series, Cold Hearted Rake, was Rhys Winterborne and Lady Helen, so I have been eagerly awaiting their book, Marrying Winterborne! Rhys Winterborne is the quintessential Kleypas hero: a self-made and filthy rich entrepreneur, who lives with shame and doesn’t feel like he will ever be worthy.  Rhys nearly died after a horrible accident in the first book, and […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward

Review: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward

Crista’s Review 4.5 Stars!  Aghh!  I am in agony! The only bad part about finishing a book written by J.R. Ward is that you have to wait at least six months before getting another one!  Her books are my addiction and I absolutely love her new Bourbon Kings series. There are certainly similarities between her Black Dagger Brotherhood series and this series.  Both have compelling “families” that engage both your interest as well as your heart.  Ward also has a writing style that reads like watching a soap opera.  Each chapter switches to another storyline and new characters.  She writes this way with The Brotherhood, and she does so with The […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Devil and the Deep (Deep Six, #2) by Julie Ann Walker

Review: Devil and the Deep (Deep Six, #2) by Julie Ann Walker

Crista’s Review 3 Stars! The Devil and the Deep is the second book in Julie Ann Walker’s Deep Six series which features Navy SEAL heroes.  I didn’t realize this until I was already into the book.  Although it probably would’ve been helpful to have read the first book first, (as that is where Maddy and Bran are first introduced), I was still able to follow along pretty well. What is it about Navy SEAL heroes that get to me every single time???  I was in the mood for a good romantic suspense and Julie Ann Walker is a go-to author for me in this genre.   I thought that this book was […]

Posted July 5, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Barely Breathing (Colorado High Country, #1) by Pamela Clare

Review: Barely Breathing  (Colorado High Country, #1) by Pamela Clare

Crista’s Review 5 stars! Barely Breathing is aptly named.  There were parts of this book that held me so captive that I felt like I was barely breathing.  Pamela Clare’s writing talent is virtually unparalleled.  She can craft stories that feel so real that fiction and reality blur to a point that these characters come alive.  Lexi and Austin came alive for me. Another trademark of Pamela Clare’s writing is the research that she incorporates into her writing.  With Barely Breathing, she turns that research to the topic of climbing and search and rescue.  I found myself doing Google searches to find out more information about this highly skilled, potentially dangerous, […]

Posted July 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson

Flashback Friday Favorite: Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson

Reviews Karla says:  5 Stars! The ideal blend of romance, humor, and spice! I loved everything about this book. Jason and Haley’s first interaction, their friendship that becomes more, the falling out, the reconciliation, and lordy lordy…their time between the sheets was steamy and sensual. The writing is wonderful, plenty of witty dialogue, and it included a delightful array of amusing secondary characters. It’s the perfect length; it was enough story that you’re committed to the characters, yet the plot is not overwhelming. I felt very much at ease with Jason and Haley’s relationship, it was comfortable and developed rather nicely. The time they spent together as buddies made me adore […]

Posted July 1, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Sneak Peek: RIGHT THROUGH ME by Shannon McKenna

Sneak Peek: RIGHT THROUGH ME by Shannon McKenna

NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author Shannon McKenna launches The Obsidian Files with RIGHT THROUGH ME, a pulse-pounding tale of thrilling suspense and searing passion. A beautiful fugitive and a biotech tycoon with strange powers must face the lethal rage of a vicious enemy bent on their annihilation. Excerpt Welcome to the secret and dangerous world of The Obsidian Files! I love stories about people forced to widen the idea of what it means to be a human being, as well as stories about what it would be like to be superhuman.  Now that the technology to augment, enhance, even design human beings is becoming an accepted reality, it fascinates me […]

Posted June 30, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review: Forevermore (Darkest London, #7) by Kristen Callihan

Review: Forevermore (Darkest London, #7) by Kristen Callihan

Crista’s Review 5 stars! Oh my, I am in love with this series!  I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I am so thankful that I did.  Waiting for these books is torture and yet each book is so well worth the wait!  Unfortunately, this book is the grand finale and supposedly the last book in the Darkest London series.  With Forevermore, this author saves the very best for last! Forevermore tells the long awaited story of Sin.  I have been a fan of Sin since the start of this series and have watched this tormented soul struggle after making a bad decision that alters the […]

Posted June 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments