ARC: Giving It Up by Amber Lin

ARC: Giving It Up by Amber Lin

The most amazing book I have read in a long time. Giving It Up is an outstanding tale about a woman on the journey of finding herself and realizing that she is worth so much more than she believed. The uber-hot Colin accompanies her on that journey and it turns out he has some demons to battle himself. Once a month, Allie goes on the prowl for a man, one that takes her hard and rough. Maybe a little too rough, but that’s exactly what she wants; to escape to that place without pain because that’s what she deserves right? That’s what sex is about. Sex hurts and she has to […]

Posted June 17, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Fury of Ice by Coreene Callahan

Fury of Ice by Coreene Callahan

Nice second installment in the series, but not without some issues. First off let me say that I loved Angela and Rikar’s pairing, a great match between two strong characters. Angela was kick-ass awesome and Rikar was so in tune with her, wanted her so badly, but treated her with kid gloves and let her take the lead in their relationship. It seems to be the trend in this series, as it was Myst who initiated intimacy with Bastian in their book. The women are the aggressors when it comes to “first contact” and I rather enjoy that for a change! I also relished the strong presence of all the characters […]

Posted June 16, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy by Tammara Webber

5 HUGE STARS!! When I picked up this book I was hoping to get an angst-filled young adult romance, with a swoon-worthy dreamy boy that would propel me back to my youth…make me feel young… and give me that floating on a cloud feeling. I got all that and SO MUCH MORE!! I’m not going to delve in the plot, because there is much to be said about the element of surprise and the impact it holds. So much is better just left unsaid. However, I will say that this is a book about choices, the nasty and the sweet side of life, empowerment, and friendship. Jacqueline and Lucas are brought […]

Posted June 13, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

A Brooding Beauty and A Ravishing Redhead by Jillian Eaton

A Brooding Beauty and A Ravishing Redhead by Jillian Eaton

A Brooding Beauty tells the story of Catherine and Marcus Windfair, Duke and Duchess of Kensington. When Catherine and Marcus married they were considered the perfect couple of the ton and they were actually quite happy together until Marcus had to leave Catherine for a few months to take care of business. That separation marks the end of a happy marriage for Catherine and Marcus. When Marcus finally returns, he remains cool and standoffish and while Catherine suspects the reason for Marcus’ behaviour, she never confronts him about it. About three years later, Catherine can’t stand staying in a loveless marriage anymore and asks Marcus for a divorce. Well, let’s just […]

Posted June 3, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Historical Romance Month – Winners of Week 4!

Our winners for Week 4 of Historical Romance Month are…. Amanda and Kelly!! Congrats to both of you!!! As always, the winners were chosen using random.org. Thanks to all of you who participated in Historical Romance Month. We enjoyed reading all your comments, and loved giving away some of our favorite books.  A special thank you shout-out to our guest reviewers, Kathleen, Kristen and Elizabeth. We could not have done this without you and your awesome reviews!! Check back with us soon. We will continue to post reviews and have some exciting giveaways in the upcoming months!

Posted May 27, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Historical Romance Week 4: The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran and Sea Change by Darlene Marshall

Historical Romance Week 4: The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran and Sea Change by Darlene Marshall

The last week of Historical Romance Month has arrived and we’ve got two wonderful books for you. One of our guest reviewers, Kathleen, recommended Sea Change by Darlene Marshall for Week 4, as we’re visiting exotic locations this week. Steffi decided to include The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran, which is an amazing book that’s partly set in India. We can’t believe Historical Romance Month is coming to an end already. This has been so much fun and we want to thank Kathleen, Kristen and Elizabeth again for being the fabulous reviewers they are and allowing us to publish their reviews on Swept Away By Romance. As always, directions on […]

Posted May 22, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

Historical Romance Month – Winners of Week 3!

Historical Romance Month – Winners of Week 3!

Our winners for Week 3 of Historical Romance Month are…. Kelly and Susan!! Congrats to both of you!!! As always, the winners were chosen using random.org. We visited England, America and the Scottish Highlands and are slowly nearing the end of Historical Romance Month. The last week will spotlight historical romance in exotic locations. We have two wonderful books for you: The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran and Sea Change by Darlene Marshall. For reviews and a chance to win either one of the featured books check back on Tuesday, May 22, when Historical Romance Week 4 begins. Steffi and Karla

Posted May 20, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Skin Deep (I-Team After Hours #1) by Pamela Clare

Skin Deep (I-Team After Hours #1)  by Pamela Clare

5 Gigantic Stars! The Boys Are Back In Town!!!Yes they are and there’s a new boy ridin’ with the posse…Nathaniel West, former Marine, rancher and Marc Hunter’s worst nightmare. Nate’s got his eye on Megan, Marc’s baby sister, who he rescues from the clutches of her drug addicted ex, Donny. Now Megan’s making eyes at Nate and Marc’s not happy, because no one can take care of his sister as good as he can…so he thinks! Let the pissin’ contest begin!!! Pamela Clare does it again! I could not put it down, and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish! Beautifully written story about 2 people who […]

Posted May 19, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Historical Romance Week 3: The Bride by Julie Garwood and My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

Historical Romance Week 3: The Bride by Julie Garwood and My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

Please welcome our guest reviewers of week 3 of Historical Romance Month. We asked Kristen and Kathleen for their reviews of these books because their love for them shines through in their writing. Historical Romance Week 3 is all about sexy Scottish Highlanders and we thought we’d give you a little visual to keep your attentionJ Enjoy the reviews and the man candy! Directions on how to win the featured books are down below. I loved this book. It’s one of those feel good stories that leaves you smiling for days.  If I was to sum-up this book with one word, “delightful” comes to mind.  I honestly can’t think of a […]

Posted May 15, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 13 Comments

Congrats to the winners of Historical Romance Week 2 and Happy Mother’s Day!

Congrats to the winners of Historical Romance Week 2 and Happy Mother’s Day!

Congratulations to Kathleen and Natalija! You are our winners of Historical Romance Week 2. As always, winners were chosen using random.org. As a little treat, Karla gives you a glimpse of her PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY: Karla’s Perfect Mother’s Day! So I don’t know what you all want for Mother’s Day, but I just want a day to relax. I imagine in my mind…and here’s how it goes…. First, I’m going to find someone to help with the housework. Okay you can put the basket down now…please! Then I’m going to have breakfast in bed…mmmmm…yummy! Take a relaxing bath…oh look a tubby toy…you think if I squeeze him, he’ll squeak?! And maybe […]

Posted May 13, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments