Genre: Romance

Average Rating: 4.26


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

The Duke (Victorian Rebels #4) by Kerrigan Byrne

The Duke (Victorian Rebels #4) by Kerrigan Byrne

Crista’s Review 4 Stars!  Kerrigan Byrne is an author that I discovered in 2016 and is proof that each new year has the opportunity to present you with a new favorite author.  Her writing is flawless and she is solely responsible for re-igniting my passion for historical romance. The Victorian Rebel series is a dark and somber look at the atrocities of war and the darkness of humanity.  These are somber and heavy books filled with tragedy and horrific circumstance.  However, the love stories are so memorable, poignant, and hopeful that they balance out the darkness. The Duke is the fourth book in the Victorian Rebel series and lives up to […]

Posted January 17, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

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

Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy, #2) by J.R. Ward

Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy, #2)  by J.R. Ward

Dorsey’s Review 5 Black Dagger Loving Stars!! Honestly, I cannot get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, so I am beyond ecstatic for the Black Dagger Legacy series, it feeds my addiction for these vampires!! So it took me awhile to do this review and I’ve decided to break it down into three mini reviews. Axe & Elise: Axe is a commoner, a guy who just wants to survive and make it through the Brotherhood trainee program. He’s had a hard knock’s life, his mother abandoned him and his father for a better life when he was a young boy. His father basically spent the rest of his life waiting for […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Lucifer (Vampires in America #11) by D.B. Reynolds

Lucifer (Vampires in America #11) by D.B. Reynolds

Dorsey’s Review 5 Vampire-Loving Stars!! D.B. Reynolds does it again!! She is truly a master storyteller. I wish I had even a quarter of her amazing storytelling talent! Once again she has given us a delicious vampire to fall in love with. In Lucifer we actually get two storylines that are interwoven, but this is definitely Lucifer’s book.  However, we all know that something is going on with Lady Sophia and her mate Colin and we finally get answers. Lucifer, like all DBR’s vampires, is gorgeous, witty, charming and has an abundance of charisma, he’s also very passionate and a bit vulnerable at times, but only when it comes to Eleanor. […]

Posted January 6, 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: Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! I wish that Duke of Pleasure could be made into a movie.  The drama, intrigue, romance, and larger than life characters would come alive on the big screen.  I also kept seeing the man on the cover in my mind while I read this novel, and I would love to see him in the flesh!! This can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s better if you’ve been reading the series and are familiar with the characters.  However, I am a reader of this series, and I’m not sure how I could’ve missed that Alf is a GIRL!!  Alf is a beloved character from previous books that […]

Posted November 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Midnight Untamed (Midnight Breed #14.5) by Lara Adrian

Review: Midnight Untamed (Midnight Breed #14.5) by Lara Adrian

Dorsey’s Review 4 Savage Stars! Ettore “Savage” Selveggio is a Breed Warrior with the Rome Order who’s on a mission to take down the head of organization controlled by Opus in Italy. Just when he’s about to execute his plan he spots a young woman among the enemy who is achingly familiar. A woman he walked away from 10 years earlier, a woman who still owns his heart. Naturally, plans change and we are treated to another great Midnight Breed fight against the enemy and hot breed mating!! We are again introduced to a new character, this time it’s Trygg’s damaged, silent, and deadly brother Scythe. All I can say is […]

Posted November 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments