Category: Review


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

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

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Kristen’s Review 2 Stars? 4 Stars? I’M NOT SURE! There were parts of this book that I loved while other parts bored or confused me. I guess I’ll settle for 3 maybe 3 1/2 stars. Overall, I loved this series! I loved every second I spent in Gideon and Eva’s world, especially during the first THREE books. The TRILOGY aspect of this series was phenomenal. I even loved the fourth book, though it brought nothing new to Gideon and Eva’s love story. As for this book? Well, I’m not sure what to think. There were aspects that I absolutely loved (LUCKY, THE PUPPY), other parts that I really enjoyed, and a few […]

Posted June 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review Rewind: Run from Fear (Dead Wrong #3) by Jami Alden

Review Rewind: Run from Fear (Dead Wrong #3) by Jami Alden

Steffi’s Review 3.5 Stars! Run from Fear is the third and last book in Jami Alden’s very successful romantic suspense trilogy. Beg for Mercy totally blew me away and made me a huge fan of Jami’s writing. We first meet Talia in Beg for Mercy when she withholds crucial information to protect herself and her little sister, Rosario. Maybe she didn’t always make the right decisions but they were understandable. Jack Brooks was the man who cottoned on to her secret and promised to always protect her and Rosie if she’d come forward. Two years later, Run from Fear tells Talia and Jack’s story. Talia has built a new life for herself […]

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

Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dorsey’s Review 4 Fighting for Love Stars!! WOW!! I really didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did! The book starts out with heartbreaking prologue, and my heart broke for the heroine Elizabeth. Two years later she has picked up the pieces, at least in appearance, and she’s a college student where she meets  the gorgeous Brit, Declan. Declan is a tattooed underground MMA fighter who happens to have just moved into the student housing right next door to Elizabeth along with his funny, charming, loosely straight-laced  twin, Dax. (perhaps he’ll get his own book….fingers crossed!) Declan was just perfect, almost too good to be true, he loves […]

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