Category: Review


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

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

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! The ideal blend of romance, humor, angst, and spice! I loved everything about this book. Jason and Haley’s first interaction, their friendship that becomes more, the falling out, the reconciling, 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 […]

Posted September 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Sting by Sandra Brown

Review: Sting by Sandra Brown

Dorsey’s Review  4 Stars!! Sandra Brown is one of my favorite romantic suspense writers, her novels keep me on the edge, her characters are intriguing, mysterious, and some are just plain sinister. This story centers around Jordan “Jordie” Bennet, her brother Josh Bennet, and her brother’s troubles with his employer who is determined to stop Josh from testifying against him on his multiple fraudulent schemes and all of the missing money. In order to avoid prison, Josh is working the with the FBI. Naturally, his employer has sent two men to kill him, Mickey Bolden and Shaw Kinnard. Shaw sees Jordie and next thing you know he takes Jordie with the hopes of […]

Posted September 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Oh, how I loved this novella!!  If you are looking for a few laughs, some quick entertainment, and a believable and passionate romance, this novella has all you could hope for and more!! I have been a fan of the Maiden Lane series since the beginning.  I envy those people that have never read the series, because the Maiden Lane series is ten and a half books of pure entertainment.  Of course, some are more memorable than others, but in the hands of Elizabeth Hoyt, you are always guaranteed a good read.  Once Upon a Moonlit Night, although a novella, is no exception to this rule.  I […]

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

Review: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Dorsey’s Review   4 Fantastic Spin-off Stars!! First off, I’m a huge…HUGE fan of the Sin Brothers series and I’m thrilled to say that it’s not over! Blood Brothers, Rebecca Zanetti’s new series, is a spinoff of the Sin Brothers and introduces a trio of brothers who are trying to survive while looking for answers to their past. Their upbringing is much different than the Dean Brothers but certainly not any better. Ryker and his brothers find the lost. When the law firm that Zara works for hires their services, Zara and Ryker develop a physical relationship, while Ryker keeps his past and secrets close. Ryker and Zara are trying to understand […]

Posted September 8, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review Rewind: CONTROL BY CHARLOTTE STEIN

Review Rewind: CONTROL BY CHARLOTTE STEIN

Karla’s Review *image courtesy of Dorsey* 4.5 Sizzlin’ Stars! This book was not at all what I expected; it was so much more. It made me LOSE my control! It started out as a very “juicy” erotic read and then developed into a lusty love story! It’s told from Madison’s point-of-view and the style of writing is certainly different. It took more than a few pages to get used to it. Madison owns an erotic bookstore. She wants to hire an assistant and ends up having some very bawdy trysts, as in many steamy and sizzling, with Andy, a hot hunky applicant. She certainly was attracted to him, as he was […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Too Hot to Handle (The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Review: Too Hot to Handle (The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Dorsey’s Review 3 “Too Hot To Handle” Stars! Rita Clarkson and her three siblings set out to honor their deceased mother’s last wish, so they pack up the old suburban and set out on a road trip from San Francisco to New York City to participate in the polar bear plunge on New Year’s Day, just as their mother had done many years earlier. Rita is having a hard time lately, she has just (accidentally…sort of) burned down her famed mother’s restaurant where she was head chef and had a mishap on a televised cooking show that made her an unwilling YouTube star. She is definitely at crossroads in her life so […]

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

Review: Grievous (Wanted Men, #5) by Nancy Haviland

Review: Grievous (Wanted Men, #5)  by Nancy Haviland

Dorsey’s Review 5 Brutal Grieving Stars!!  Lucian Fane has lost his beloved little brother Markus, and now his inner demons are demanding vengeance. Knowing that he will destroy everything in his path, deserving or not, Lucian needs to get his demons under control and to do that he needs the only thing that can distract him…Yasmeen. Lucian is a man used to being in control, and seeing his inconsolable grief was heartbreaking. Yasmeen Michaels grew up going from one horrible foster home to another. She fought for a better life  and she attended college, earned her degree, and is exactly where she wants to be. She has her dream job working […]

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

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise!  An endearing and fun love story! Think Maverick/Cheyenne Social Club/Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all rolled into one.  Eliza Jane, divorced women’s libber has come to town, and now the townsfolk are in an uproar, and she is at the center of it all. The trigger finger happy sheriff, Adam, and town doc/deputy sheriff, Will, have made it their business to keep her in line. One wants to shoot her, and the other one wants to bed her. Quite the comedic duo. Will is charming, sexy, sweet, and he’s just the man to keep Eliza Jane out of trouble…maybe! But trouble has a way of […]

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

Review: Don’t Tempt Me (Guthrie Brothers, #1) by Lori Foster

Review: Don’t Tempt Me (Guthrie Brothers, #1)  by Lori Foster

Dorsey’s Review 4.5 Hunky Neighbor Stars!!  I really loved this book, classic Lori Foster!! Where to begin….. Don’t Tempt Me starts when Honor moves into her new fixer-upper house with the help of her BFF, Lexie. Right off the bat her sexy neighbor Jason, his brother Hogan, and his adorable teen nephew Colt start to intrude in her very private, quiet, and busy life, and things get a little bit crazy for her. Now about the Guthrie Brothers (and Colt)….they are very friendly, generous, caring, honest, funny, and super protective. Jason was attracted to Honor right from the start but Honor has a lot of personal stuff to work through. She has […]

Posted August 3, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4) by Nalini Singh

Review: Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4) by Nalini Singh

Kristen’s Review 4 Solid Stars!! What a wonderful ending to an enjoyable series. To be honest, I was surprised how much I truly enjoyed this book. I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t fully connect with this particular love story considering how ambivalent I have been toward Abe’s character throughout the series. I shouldn’t have worried. There is a reason Nalini Singh is my favorite author. She just knows how to write my type of romance. This story not only offered a heartbreaking but sweet second chance at romance storyline between Abe and his ex-wife Sarah, but it also gave page time to the other couples in the series. That aspect […]

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