Category: Review


Review: First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Review: First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! When Susan Elizabeth Phillips is at her best, she writes on a different writing plane than anyone else in the business.  Her quirky characters, witty dialogue, and memorable scenes, make me eager anticipate whatever she publishes.  While First Star I See Tonight is not my absolute favorite of her books, it is reminiscent of some of her best works. The Chicago Stars series is absolutely a “must-read” series and one that I find myself thinking of and coming back to year after year.  Whenever I want to introduce someone to the romance genre, it is this series that is my “go-to” series.  First Star I See Tonight […]

Posted October 24, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Review: Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC, #1)  by Lani Lynn Vale

Dorsey’s Review 4 Not Your Typical MC Book Stars!! Griffin is part of a MC Club, however, this is not your typical MC club, all the “brothers” in the club all happen to be in some type of law enforcement. Griffin himself is a Texas Ranger who is out for revenge on the persons responsible for the death of his child. Lenore is the owner and operator of the towns only adult toy store. Lenore and Griffin meet when he makes a late night purchase at her store. Their introduction was quite cute and entertaining. When Griffin meets Lenore he feels things he doesn’t want to feel. He tries to stay away […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Split by JB Salsbury

Review: Split by JB Salsbury

Crista’s Review 5 Stars!! ***Spoiler-Free Review*** This is definitely a book that should NOT be spoiled.  In some ways I am completely uncertain how to review this book without spoiling anything, so I guess I will be vague and brief. I absolutely adored this book! This is a book that I stayed up ’til the wee hours of the night to finish.  I seem to remember books that I loose sleep over (and don’t regret it), and this was certainly one of those. Shyann is coming home after being gone for five years.  She is estranged from her father and is going to home to rebuild her bank account and pick […]

Posted October 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Dark Journey (Anne Stuart’s Bad Boys, #1) by Anne Stuart

Review: Dark Journey (Anne Stuart’s Bad Boys, #1) by Anne Stuart

Dorsey’s Review 5 Grimm Reaper Stars!! Well, this was certainly different!! Alex, is death….literally. The Grimm Reaper in all his unholy glory and he’s in love with Laura. She’s a sickly and fragile young women whose wealthy, influential, overprotective family keeps a very close eye on her, especially since she’s been at death’s door several times, yet she’s spared each time. When Alex finds her again at death’s door he takes a reprieve from his grim duties to spare her one last time, but this time will be different….much different. Anne Stuart is a MASTER storyteller, who can create unforgettable tales and anti-hero’s like no one else!! This novella is less […]

Posted October 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Slow Burn by Pamela Clare (Colorado High Country #2)

Review: Slow Burn by Pamela Clare (Colorado High Country #2)

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! Slow Burn is the second novel in Pamela Clare’s new Colorado High Country series.  I enjoyed the first book, Barely Breathing and gave it 5 stars, but this book is even better!! I enjoyed it more, so if I could, I would give it MORE than 5 stars! This is great writing.  You can tell that Ms. Clare understands Colorado and lives there.  The mountains and the setting come alive in this series, and I have half a mind to move to Colorado just to live near this fictional town and fictional characters! Eric Hawke.  Just his name gives me the chills and his character is even […]

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

Review: Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14) by Lara Adrian

Review: Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14)  by Lara Adrian

Dorsey’s Review 4 Female Gen One Stars!! Brynne Kirkland is a JUSTIS agent, and Zael, who we met and found out in the last book is (Rio’s mate) Dylan’s father, is an Atlantean Warrior. Brynne and Zeal have a strong mutual attraction but Brynne is hiding a secret that prevents her from acting on that powerful attraction. Brynne is a Gen One Breed female, a day walker, friend to The Order, and half-sister to Tavia Chase who is the breedmate to The Order’s Sterling “Harvard” Chase. Brynne is hiding the nightmarish secret of her upbringing along with the horrific abuse she suffered from Dragos, but she has a much darker secret that […]

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

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars!! This was on its way to being a 5 plus star read…until the end because there really wasn’t one, or at least not one that satisfied me. I only detracted a half a star, because the rest of the book is amazing. I enjoyed the comparisons and stereotypes of two completely different families. Samantha is a sweet, determined young woman who is showcased like an object by her mother and at the same time sheltered. After many years of observing the family next door, she finally meets Jase, the third oldest in the Garrett clan. He approaches her as she’s sitting on the roof ledge by her […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Reviews Dorsey says: 4.5 Demon Highlander Stars!! The Highlander is the third book in the Victorian Rebels series and it was just as fantastic as the first two books in the series!! MacKenzie is known as the “Demon Highlander”. He earned his reputation because of his deadly fighting skills and imposing appearance and suddenly finds his life is changed forever when his children’s new governess arrives. “Sometimes……when in a predicament like yours, the safest place to be is at the side of a violent man.” Philomena “Mena” St. Vincent is on the run from her horrid abusive husband, the things he subjected her to broke my heart. Mena escaped her prison with […]

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

Review: The One Real Thing ((Hart’s Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young

Review: The One Real Thing ((Hart’s Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young

Crista’s Review 3 Stars! I honestly can’t believe that I am rating a book written by the talented Samantha Young anything less than 5 stars.  Her, On Dublin Street series, is one of my all-time favorites, and I was thrilled to learn that she was beginning a brand new series called Hart’s Boardwalk. I found myself bored by this book.  The characters just weren’t that compelling or interesting.  Jessica Huntington is a physician who works for a women’s correctional facility.  She comes across love letters written by a former inmate who is now deceased and makes it her mission to deliver the letters to their intended recipient. This mission takes her to […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Hard Core by Tess Oliver

Review: Hard Core by Tess Oliver

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Stars!! I loved the idea of this book, but I didn’t feel the overwhelming powerful connection between Ledger and Jacy that I love to have in my heroes and heroines. Jacy’s picking up the pieces of her life after getting out of an abusive marriage. Ledger was always in trouble growing up until one day he went a bit too far and ended up in jail. Ledger and Jacy are both trying to live their lives and find comfort in one another…but Ledger is keeping a secret, one that can destroy the fragile relationship their building. Honestly, I can understand why Ledger hesitated to tell Jacy the truth […]

Posted September 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments