Category: Review


Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Reviews Kristen says: 4.5 Stars! WOW! What an unexpected surprise A Breach of Promise turned out to be! I was captivated, riveted, and charmed by this superbly written short story. I’m in awe of Ms. Vane’s ability to write a novella that is not only historically detailed, engaging, and cleverly contrived, but simultaneously sweeps the reader into a world full of richly developed characters, and terrific, witty dialogue. The cast of characters in this short story were simply amazing for a novella. I can honestly say, I don’t think I’ve read a more charming, delightful, and so full of himself hero! Marcus was such a weasel. I couldn’t help but love the conceited rake. I absolutely […]

Posted May 6, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

We’re thrilled to welcome Catherine Bybee back to the blog. Crista and Steffi are both huge fans of this author’s work and have religiously read her books. Today, Steffi reviews Doing It Over, the first book in Catherine’s new Most Likely To series. Check out the review below and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway. Catherine is very generously giving away a Kindle to one lucky winner and a $50 Amazon GC each to 2 runner-ups. Good Luck! Steffi’s Review 5 stars! Catherine Bybee has done it again! Her new Most Likely To series has strong addiction potential! Doing It Over introduces Melanie, Jo and Zoe who are best friends in […]

Posted May 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

Karla’s Review 5++ Feel Good Stars! A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed. I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell  in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an […]

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

Review: Midnight Quest: A ‘Men of Midnight’ Short Novel (Midnight Men, #4.5) by Lisa Marie Rice

Review: Midnight Quest: A ‘Men of Midnight’ Short Novel (Midnight Men, #4.5)  by Lisa Marie Rice

Dorsey’s Review 4 Soul Searching Stars!! We were introduced to Lauren and Jacko in Midnight Vengeance. Jacko has always been a loner, other than his SEAL family he has no family ties, his junkie mother died years earlier and he never knew who his father was or if he has any blood family left at all. He never had a home or felt any kind of tenderness until Lauren. He totally and completely loves Lauren, without question, she is his heart, his soul….his home. When Lauren drops a bombshell on him he panics and goes in search of his roots, what he finds out about his mother and his grandparents is […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Wonderful! A sweet story about getting it right the second time around. Lots of great characters, especially Harper and Nick. He’s so laid back and willing to let life play itself out and she over-thinks things and acts on a whim. Yet they are perfect for each other. Harper’s feelings were so well written and even though her personality was annoying at times, my heart just broke for her. Nick’s declaration of love just warmed me through and through. You’ll find yourself placing your hand over your heart and breathing out a happy sigh. Loved it! My One and Only is a keeper! A feel good book […]

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

Review: Compelled (Vampires in America #10.5) by D.B. Reynolds

Review: Compelled (Vampires in America #10.5) by D.B. Reynolds

Dorsey’s Review 5 Compelling Stars!!! D.B.Reynolds delivers once again in Compelled!! We are treated to an enthralling, fast-paced, entertaining and passionate Vampires in America novella! Two impossibly powerful alphas, who have enough distrust and hatred for one another to cause Cyn headaches are thrown together for a common goal; find the manacles that imprisoned Raphael in Deception, but will the love they share for Cyn be enough to prevent the violence they both want to unleash on one another? “Vampire,” he said by way of greeting. “Sorcerer.” “Human!” she sang out in disgust. -Nick, Raphael, and Cyn  Cyn is called upon to uphold the promise she made to Nick to help […]

Posted April 28, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Beast by J.R. Ward

Review: The Beast by J.R. Ward

Reviews Dorsey says: 5 Beautiful Beast Stars!! Rhage, aka “Hollywood” is the most handsome brother who’s cursed with a Beast. His Mary is the immortal human who owns his heart and soul, together they make the most unlikely couple, yet they totally fit. Rhage is very humorous, he always has something funny to say and is very sweet, whereas Mary is very serious. I have to say I didn’t totally fully connect with Mary in Lover Eternal but in The Beast…I totally connected with her and fell in love with them as a couple. They truly convinced me that they completely belong together, they are meant for one another. “You are […]

Posted April 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: On Thin Ice (Ice #6) by Anne Stuart

Flashback Friday Favorite: On Thin Ice (Ice #6) by Anne Stuart

Reviews Crista says: 5 Stars! Why on earth does this author have the ability to leave me with a silly grin on my face while I replay countless scenes from the book in my head, which inadvertently prohibits me from moving on to my next book? I guess with this question, all roads lead to Rome, which is obviously this author’s unique, awesome, and unparalleled talent. On Thin Ice was an unexpected gift as I thought that Fire And Ice was the final chapter in the ICE series. Now instead of being grateful and satisfied, I find myself hoping that she will “surprise” me once more with another…and then another….and then […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Lake of Dreams by Linda Howard

Review: Lake of Dreams by Linda Howard

Reviews Dorsey says: 3 Stars! This is a reissue of an older Linda Howard story, which I realized after the first few pages of reading. I read this a few years ago in the Everlasting Love, an anthology book. I’m a HUGE fan of Linda Howard’s romantic suspense books and while I enjoyed this one, I didn’t love it. Thea Marlow is having sensual dreams of a mysterious man, they are actually haunting her dreams. The dreams are very real and can bring her ecstasy or fear. As the dreams progress, she attempts to escape the dreams by going to her family’s lake cabin. Her peaceful getaway is broken when she […]

Posted April 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Let Me (The O’Brien Family Book 2) by Cecy Robson

Review: Let Me (The O’Brien Family Book 2) by Cecy Robson

Steffi’s Review 4 Stars! The second book in the popular O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson gives Finn the happy ending he so very much deserves, but the road to happiness is a rocky one. Let Me tells the story of Finn O’Brien and Sol Marieles. We already find out a bit about Finn in the first book in the O’Brien Family series, Once Kissed, and know that he went through a traumatic event in his childhood. Now a successful MMA star, Finn channels his aggression into his sport, but some situations and emotions can still be overwhelming. Finn never completely processed what happened to him, but just tried to block […]

Posted April 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment