Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 3 ½ Stars! Hit the Spot is a book that I couldn’t wait to read after finishing Four-Letter Word.  The chemistry between Jaime and Tori was so evident in the first book that I couldn’t wait to see it finally play out.  I have found that couples who fight the most sometimes have incredibly explosive chemistry in and out of bed. Unfortunately, I found myself really put off by Jamie and his crude language and aggressive way of relating to Tori.  He came across as very immature, rude, and cocky.  Sometimes those types of heroes really work for me.  If the author is successful in getting them to soften […]

Posted June 26, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Reviews   Dorsey says: 5 Action Packed Sexy Stars! Kato is a millennia old warrior who’s not only very powerful in magic but, also has a powerful presence once he is finally released from his stone prison. When he is freed from his prison by unsuspecting Grace, Kato (along with Grace) embark on a mission to track down and eliminate the dangerous demons Grace unwittingly unleashed while attempting to decode three ancient scrolls. “They’ll never let us in there.” “Yes, they will,” he said with such irritating confidence that she wanted to slug him. Grace is a strong independent woman disguised as a mild-mannered museum employee. She’s fluent in several languages […]

Posted June 23, 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

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

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: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars! God help me the day this series comes to an end, I’ll have to find a withdrawal program. I can’t imagine not being able to look forward to another installment in this series…I enjoy it that much! What’s the saying…don’t bring a knife to a gunfight…that is unless you’re Gin Blanco because she wields her weapon of choice with pinpoint accuracy! This was another action packed, kickass installment in this ever evolving series! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when this group of friends and family work collectively to oust the enemy, it makes the story even better. Gin alone is magic, the group at […]

Posted October 31, 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