Genre: Contemporary Romance

Average Rating: 4.4


Transfer (The Retrieval Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

Transfer (The Retrieval Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

Crista’s Review 5 stars! ***Spoiler-Free Review*** Please be careful when reading reviews about Transfer.  This second book in the Retrieval Duet must be experienced without knowing much about it to be enjoyed to its fullest. In a nutshell, Transfer is about Clare’s journey away from the darkness of her marriage and the monster with whom she is married into the light of freedom, safety, and love. Ever since watching Julia Roberts in the movie Sleeping With the Enemy, and then watching Julianne Hough in the movie Safe Haven, I have been looking for a book that would give me the same kind of butterflies and edge of my seat suspense that […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1) by Aly Martinez

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1)  by Aly Martinez

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This is book 1 of a book “duet”, and let me tell you, I guarantee that after you read this, you’ll be reaching for the next book as quickly as you can!  This first book has a little bit of everything: heartbreak, forgiveness, renewal, and hope. This is the story of a couple who experience a huge tragedy that ultimately leads to their divorce.  It is told in alternating perspectives, which is important as their entire relationship is retold in a series of flashbacks. This book aptly named.  Roman is still completely in love with his ex-wife Elisabeth, and at the first sign of a green […]

Posted January 23, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

  Dorsey’s Review  5+ Building Castle Stars!!! To say I was excited to hear KA was writing Daisy and Marcus’s story is an understatement, I have wanted their story for a very long time, I was beyond excited!!! I’ve wanted to know how Daisy fell for….no way to avoid it, a criminal…a respected businessman and feared crime boss. Marcus has always been a bit of a mystery, but, we always had the knowledge that he adored Daisy, and Daisy loved and adored him right back, there was absolutely no mistaking his love and devotion to Daisy throughout the RC Series. “I’ll handle you with care. I’ll always handle you with care. […]

Posted January 7, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

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: 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

Blog Tour: Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite #5) by Catherine Bybee ~ Excerpt + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite #5) by Catherine Bybee ~ Excerpt + Giveaway

Praise for the Not Quite Series “Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places…The love scenes are sizzling and the multidimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.” — Publishers Weekly on Not Quite Forever ” Not Quite Dating offers a sweet and satisfying Cinderella fantasy that will keep you smiling long after you’ve finished reading…” — USA Today, Happy Ever After “Bybee’s gift for creating unforgettable romances cannot be ignored. [Not Quite Enough] will sweep readers away to a paradise, and they will be intrigued by the thrilling story that accompanies their literary […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

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

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Crista’s Review 4 Disturbing Stars! Addiction. Codependency. Dysfunction. Wealth. These are the words that come to mind when thinking about the relationship between Loren Hale and Lily Calloway.  The Ritchie sisters take a no-holds-bar look at the high cost of codependency in a relationship and the devastating impact that addiction takes on peoples’ lives. Loren Hale is a raging alcoholic.  Raised by a critical and condescending father who withheld his love, Loren now spends his days trying to forget it all in the “comfort” of the bottle.  His family believes that his drinking problem was simply part of growing up and that his drunkenness is in the past.  Lily Calloway makes […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 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

Quickie Review: Interference (Pilot’s Hockey, #3) by Sophia Henry

Quickie Review: Interference (Pilot’s Hockey, #3) by Sophia Henry

Steffi’s Review The third book in the Pilots Hockey series tells the long awaited story of Jason Taylor. I was very excited for Jason’s story since finding out a bit more about him in Power Play as he is Landon’s brother. While it is beneficial to read the first two books in the series, Interference can be read as a stand alone. I knew I was going to like Jason but didn’t expect to fall in love with Linden and her family so much. She is a fantastic heroine for this story and a great fit for Jason. Linden had to overcome many obstacles, raising her son with only the help of […]

Posted June 1, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments