Genre: Contemporary

Average Rating: 4.06


Flashback Friday: Falling for Gracie (Los Lobos, #2) by Susan Mallery

Flashback Friday: Falling for Gracie (Los Lobos, #2)  by Susan Mallery

Dorsey’s Review 5 Feel Good Stars!! Fourteen-year-old Gracie Landon falls in love with eighteen-year-old Riley Whitefield, really truly in love. Her antics to discourage him from dating got so out of hand that she made the local small town newspaper which became to be known as “The Gracie Chronicles”. Her mother, in desperation, and in what was supposed to be a temporary solution, shipped Gracie off to live with her aunt and uncle, however, it would be 14 years until she finally returns. Much to Gracie’s dismay, her antics are town lore and NOT forgotten. “She’d been so hopeful that people would forget her.” Gracie is now a successful and popular wedding […]

Posted July 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Saddle Up (Hot Cowboy Nights #4) by Victoria Vane

Review: Saddle Up (Hot Cowboy Nights #4) by Victoria Vane

Karla’s Review 3.5 Stars! While I loved the detail about the plight of the  mustangs I felt that it might have overshadowed the romance element in the story. For that reason, I had a hard time feeling the chemistry between the 2 main protagonists, Keith and Miranda. I loved them well enough as individuals but I didn’t get that all-consuming feeling that they belonged together, something I look for in my romance reads. I also would have liked more information as to why Keith had the falling out with his tribe due to the documentary that was filmed about him. There were bits and pieces but nothing concrete that would help […]

Posted July 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Rockin’ Stars!! Storm and Evelyn meet during a blizzard when Evelyn loses control of her car and gets stuck in a ditch and Storm saves her. Later they both get stuck and learn a lot about each other during their confinement. Storm is very cocky, yet sweet with a tragic past, he’s very sexy and can pretty much have any woman he wants and he wants Evie, Evie makes him feel like himself. With Evie, he can give up the rock star persona he has to show the world. The only problem is, Evie is in a long-term relationship (12 years) with her live-in boyfriend. She’s at a […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

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: 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

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: 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: Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Review: Stuck-Up Suit  by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Dorsey’s Review 4 Sexy Fun Texting Stars!! Graham and Soraya’s story starts with a cell phone on a train. A cell phone that belongs to a pompous, rude, jerk of a guy….albeit a drop-dead gorgeous jerk of a guy, who Soraya has dubbed as “Mr. Big Prick”.  He’s a gorgeous jerk without his phone since Soraya finds it as she’s exiting the train…and now the fun begins. Talk about opposites attracting. Soraya is feisty, fun, and a bit flamboyant. She’s the personal assistant to an advice columnist and hears a lot of sob stories from people who need advice. But rarely does she get to actually give the advice she would love […]

Posted June 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing #1) by Robyn Carr

Review: What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing #1) by Robyn Carr

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! A nice start to this new series!  This is what I like to refer to as quiet read, not much in the way of a wow factor or too exciting, but a nice way to spend an afternoon with a good book. The story focuses on two people dealing with life-changing events that have affected them both personally and professionally.  They are both taking a break and contemplating what route they should take next. Their paths cross in a surprising place, a campground, and a setting I really enjoyed. The two central characters, Cal and Maggie, were a good fit.  They were both professionals their late 30’s, […]

Posted June 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments