Genre: Contemporary Romance

Average Rating: 4.35


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

Quickie Review: The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Quickie Review: The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Steffi’s Review Can this series get any better? It just has! The Second Circle Tattoos series is a definite binge read. After reading the first two books back to back, I was beyond excited for Pixie and Dred’ story. We always knew that Pix’s past would play a major role in her book but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t overshadow the romance since Dred also has a troubled past and more than complicated life. A relationship between the two takes work and effort but their attraction is so strong, they always find their way back to each other. I absolutely loved Dred’s band mates and am ecstatic that there […]

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

Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

Review: The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

Dorsey’s Review 3 Tortured Hero Stars!! Dmitri Sevastyan is the youngest Sevastyan brother, he survived a horrid childhood and is now extremely wealthy, very handsome and very, very troubled. Having recently been reunited with his older brothers, he has decided to take a break from business and visit Vegas along with his brothers and their beloved wives (loved catching up with them!!). Victoria is from a long line of grifters (con artists). She is very much involved in her family’s business and she considers herself a ‘confidence artist’, but her last few targets didn’t pan out. With her father in a trouble after a con gone wrong, the whole family is […]

Posted May 25, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Spotlight + Giveaway: The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Spotlight + Giveaway: The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Can heavy metal rock God, Dred, put his turbulent upbringing in a Toronto group home behind him long enough to fall in love and save Pix from her past? Find out in THE PUREST HOOK by RITA nominee, Scarlett Cole and St. Martin’s Press. Fans of Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series or Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive books will fall in love with the tattooed heroes of the Second Circle Tattoos! Excerpt Pyrotechnics went off all the way around the stage as the crowd screamed and cheered. He hugged each of the guys, then ran off the stage to pull Pixie from Harper and Drea. The break between the end of the […]

Posted May 10, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment