Category: Review


Blog Tour + Review: Vulnerable by Mary Burton

Blog Tour + Review: Vulnerable by Mary Burton

We are thrilled to welcome Mary Burton to Swept Away By Romance today! As a long-time Mary Burton and big romantic-suspense fan, Vulnerable was a must read for Steffi and it absolutely blew her away. So, check out her raving 5 star review down below, find out more about Mary and the book and leave us a comment down below. We’d love to know what you think!!   Steffi’s Review What a wild ride Mary Burton takes us on in Vulnerable. This book is not your average romantic suspense – it plays tricks on one’s mind that not only confused our investigators in the story, but made me doubt everything I […]

Posted March 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5) by Lauren Layne

Review: Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5) by Lauren Layne

karla’s review 5 Stars! A delightfully charming, very enjoyable New Adult romance! One of the best I’ve ever read! Too often for my taste, NA romances are filled with unnecessary drama and angst, and while Isn’t She Lovely has its share of emotional moments, the characters don’t resign themselves to childish behavior and pointless drama. Ethan and Stephanie understand their relationship was borne out of a scheme and ultimately has an end date…or does it? What they don’t expect is for the pretend to feel so real and to fall in love. Ethan was an incredibly sweet guy and a character who I came to adore.  He’s been molded from birth, […]

Posted March 15, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: A Taste Of Heaven by Penny Watson

Review + Giveaway: A Taste Of Heaven by Penny Watson

Fun on the blog today with Penny Watson. She’s a SABR favorite and always a top pick in our year-end favorites list. In 2015 A Taste of Heaven and Apples Should be Red were both picks in our novella category. Her books are always a quirky good time and should be on everyone’s must-read list! Today we have two 5 star reviews from Steffi and Karla for A Taste of Heaven. We also want to celebrate the awesomeness that is Penny Watson and we are giving away  winner’s choice of any one of her ebooks and a $10 Amazon gift card. If you’ve read her books this is a chance for […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 6 Comments

Review: Until It’s Right by Jamie Howard

Review: Until It’s Right by Jamie Howard

Steffi’s Review Initially, I was wary to start a book by Jamie Howard since I knew that her debut, Until We Break, had a few pet peeves of mine in the story line. The blurb of Until It’s Right sounded so appealing, however, that I decided to give this author a try myself. I am so glad I did. While I will probably never go back and read Until We Break, Until It’s Right made me a new fan of Jamie Howard’s. Haley Mitchell went through a tough break up. With an ex-boyfriend she was expecting to marry, Haley is finally ready to join the dating world again. When she meets Bryce […]

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

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! A good read but missing some of that “WOW” factor! I love the Elemental Assassin series and have been in it from the beginning. I anxiously wait for each release and my expectations are always high. Jennifer Estep usually meets or exceeds them, but Bitter Bite didn’t quite work for me as the other books in the series have. If I had to put my finger on what was missing I would say it was due to Deidre’s, Finn’s mother, elemental aspect. Part of what I look forward to is finding out what horrific power the evil entity possesses and she had an elemental power we’ve seen […]

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

Flashback Friday: Ice Storm (Ice, #4) by Anne Stuart

Flashback Friday: Ice Storm (Ice, #4)  by Anne Stuart

Dorsey’s Review 5 Delicious Anti-Hero Stars!!! Isobel met Killian for the first time when he saved her from a brutal rape. She was eighteen years old and touring Europe before heading to college in Paris. Killian is not the “Knight in Shining Armor” he portrayed himself as. He is a professional killer and needs a cover so he uses young Isobel.  She is the innocent, naïve American girl and is the perfect cover. He callously uses her and breaks her young heart which turned her into the cold women she is today. I loved Madame Isobel Lambert, the “Ice Madame”, and her backstory with Killian. I’ve been fascinated with her since her […]

Posted March 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Power Play (Pilot’s Hockey #2) by Sophia Henry

Review: Power Play (Pilot’s Hockey #2) by Sophia Henry

Steffi’s Review Not usually being a fan of YA/NA, I was introduced to the Pilot’s Hockey series because the blurb of book one, Delayed Penalty caught my attention. Not only did I love Auden and Sasha in Delayed Penalty, it made me very curious about Logan. While her characters are young, Sophia Henry gives them a grown up and responsible voice which I really appreciate. Gabriella’s family owns several produce shops and market stalls as well as a recently opened local artisan shop in Detroit. Logan’s family has gotten their produce from the Bertucci’s since he was in diapers and they’ve casually known each other all their lives. When Gabriella’s father has […]

Posted March 10, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1) by Vi Keeland

Review: Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1)  by Vi Keeland

Dorsey’s review  4.5 Fighting Stars!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m not normally a “Sports Romance” type of gal but it came highly recommended and I knew I needed to read it! I loved both the hero and the heroine and the complexity of their characters. They both had demons in their past that they were punishing themselves for and believed they were unworthy of any kind of future happiness. Elle is a bright young attorney and is working long hours at a small firm where she interned. She is steadily seeing a fellow attorney, William, who she went to law school with. He is more of a “friends with […]

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

Review: A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard #1) by Candis Terry

Review: A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard #1) by Candis Terry

Steffi’s Review While A Better Man is my first book by Candis Terry and I didn’t know what to expect, I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful cover. A great suspenseful contemporary romance, I enjoyed spending time with the Kincade family but our hero, Jordan, didn’t click with me. After a tragic accident that kills Jordan’s parents, the hockey player returns home to his large family. After being absent for so long and only thinking about his career, Jordan has a lot to make up for, especially with his teenage sister, Nikki. Lucy is not only Nikki’s teacher, the one whose class she is failing, she is also the shy, […]

Posted March 8, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Here Comes The Rainne Again (Invertary #6) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Review: Here Comes The Rainne Again (Invertary #6) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Steffi’s Review Since reading her first published book, I’ve been a die-hard Janet Elizabeth Henderson fan. Her stories are written with a unique, quirky and witty voice that guarantees a good time! Here Comes The Rainne Again is almost like a mid-series wrap up – it ties up a lot of lose ends, introduces new characters and lets us revisit with some old favorites. Since the story relies heavily on the plot from previous books, you should at least have read Lingerie Wars (it’s free, so no reason not to get it:)). I’ve been waiting for Rainne and Alastair’s happy ending since the first book in the Invertary series. At that […]

Posted March 5, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments