Genre: Contemporary

Average Rating: 4.09


Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Dorsey’s Review 4 Alpha Cowboy Stars!! Emma Garcia has been trapped in a forced relationship with powerful crime lord Ricardo and when she witnesses a murder she goes on the run, hiding from the powerful man who’d been blackmailing her for years. She changes her appearance and lands on a rural ranch taking a position as a cook until she can earn enough money to move on. Former Marine Caleb Ryder couldn’t think straight the minute he laid eyes on Emma. She was his “fantasy” woman come alive” but he could tell right off that Emma was not being completely honest. He knew she was running scared and hiding something, so […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This book came out of nowhere and surprised the daylights out of me.  Here I thought I was going to reading a quick, steamy, and lighthearted romance, and instead I got THIS.  Four-Letter Word was anything but lighthearted.  This is a romance filled with so much angst that your heart hurts for a great portion of the book. Brian and Sydney have an unlikely romance in the fact that they meet after Sydney accidentally calls the wrong number.  Her intent is to unleash her fury on her best friend’s ex-boyfriend who has just broken her friend’s heart.  She dials the number and when “he” answers, she […]

Posted June 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Dorsey’s Review 4 Tongue Tied Stars!! This is a short book, only about 140 pages or so, but oooh so sweet, hot, and fun!! Scott O’Callaghan is a former Marine sniper who has returned home. Scott grew up on the wrong side of the tracks with an abusive alcoholic father and was on the road to destruction until he joined the Marines. Now he’s home and the local mechanic having opened his own garage. He has a serious crush on his neighbor Michaela but gets tongued tied whenever she’s in the vicinity. Michaela Miller is from one of the oldest and most influential families in their small town, she owns and […]

Posted January 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

Crista’s Review 3 Stars! This is probably just a matter of personal preference and taste, but I liked this book the least of all the Men at Work holiday reads. The Halloween book and the Thanksgiving book were sweet and romantic reads.  One Hot December is actually much more in line with the Tiffany Reisz that I came to know while reading the Original Sinners series.  It is raunchy, tough, and definitely more sexually explicit.  I guess for me personally, I like more of a feel-good, romantic Christmas story and this book was anything but that. Veronica “Flash” Redding was one tough female lead.  A welder by trade, I just couldn’t […]

Posted January 10, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Going Deep (Alpha Ops #5) by Anne Calhoun

Going Deep (Alpha Ops #5) by Anne Calhoun

Crista’s Review 2 Stars!  I am sorry, but this one did not work for me. It’s been awhile since I read a book written by this author.  I’m not sure if my preferences have changed, the writing style is different, or if this just wasn’t one of her best works.  Whatever the reason, I struggled to finish this one. First off, I was in the mood for a good romantic suspense novel.  This book just isn’t one.  It’s a contemporary romance at best. This is also a book that reminded me a lot of the movie The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  In this book, Cady Ward is a […]

Posted January 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Dorsey’s Review 4 Preacher Loving Stars!! Jack “Preacher” Prior is the President of the Badlands Buzzards MC, and he was betrayed by his MC brothers and left for dead. Jack’s journey back to the living is intense, heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time. Erin Walker is the owner of a small rehab horse ranch, she loves what she does but it seems nothing is going well for her, however she determined to make her rehab ranch a success!! Then her world tilts with a betrayal and a mysterious wounded stranger who comes to her aid when needed. Jack winds up staying on the ranch to help Erin out, but […]

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

Review: Split by JB Salsbury

Review: Split by JB Salsbury

Crista’s Review 5 Stars!! ***Spoiler-Free Review*** This is definitely a book that should NOT be spoiled.  In some ways I am completely uncertain how to review this book without spoiling anything, so I guess I will be vague and brief. I absolutely adored this book! This is a book that I stayed up ’til the wee hours of the night to finish.  I seem to remember books that I loose sleep over (and don’t regret it), and this was certainly one of those. Shyann is coming home after being gone for five years.  She is estranged from her father and is going to home to rebuild her bank account and pick […]

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

Review: The One Real Thing ((Hart’s Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young

Review: The One Real Thing ((Hart’s Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young

Crista’s Review 3 Stars! I honestly can’t believe that I am rating a book written by the talented Samantha Young anything less than 5 stars.  Her, On Dublin Street series, is one of my all-time favorites, and I was thrilled to learn that she was beginning a brand new series called Hart’s Boardwalk. I found myself bored by this book.  The characters just weren’t that compelling or interesting.  Jessica Huntington is a physician who works for a women’s correctional facility.  She comes across love letters written by a former inmate who is now deceased and makes it her mission to deliver the letters to their intended recipient. This mission takes her to […]

Posted September 19, 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: 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