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

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

Review: Forevermore (Darkest London, #7) by Kristen Callihan

Review: Forevermore (Darkest London, #7) by Kristen Callihan

Crista’s Review 5 stars! Oh my, I am in love with this series!  I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I am so thankful that I did.  Waiting for these books is torture and yet each book is so well worth the wait!  Unfortunately, this book is the grand finale and supposedly the last book in the Darkest London series.  With Forevermore, this author saves the very best for last! Forevermore tells the long awaited story of Sin.  I have been a fan of Sin since the start of this series and have watched this tormented soul struggle after making a bad decision that alters the […]

Posted June 29, 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

Review: Damian (Stone Warriors #1) by D.B. Reynolds

Review: Damian (Stone Warriors #1) by D.B. Reynolds

Reviews Dorsey says:  5 Warrior God Stars!!! Damian is the first book in the new Stone Warriors series, a spin-off of D. B. Reynolds’s Vampires in America. We met Nick Katsaros, Cyn’s one-time lover in Raphael, and again when he became an unlikely ally in Deception. This book picks up after Compelled.  As we discovered from the most recent ViA books, Nick is an ancient and powerful sorcerer whose nemesis magically encased his four warrior brothers in stone for centuries. Nick’s quest has been to find and free his brothers and seek revenge on his enemy. I have to admit, I really didn’t think I would like this new series as […]

Posted June 4, 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

Quickie Review: Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Quickie Review: Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Steffi’s Review Laura Griffin undeniably has a gift for writing the most intricate, detailed and gripping romantic suspense. As a die-hard fan of the genre, I always look for books that surprise, engage and stay with me for a long time. Every Laura Griffin book I have read does just that, and Deep Dark is another fantastic example. Reed and Laney are a fantastic couple but I loved returning to the Delphi Center even more. While it is not necessary to read the previous books at all to enjoy this one (all of them can stand alone, in my opinion), I highly recommend the entire series simply because it is excellent. […]

Posted May 24, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers #3) by Claudia Connor

Review: Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers #3) by Claudia Connor

Karla’s Review  5 Stars!! My goodness did I enjoy this book! This inspiring story delivers a heartfelt message about overcoming adversity and forgiveness. It also depicts the resilience of children and how they view the world and triumph over life’s challenges in a most simplistic manner. Claudia Connor takes chances with her storylines and it’s what draws me to The McKinney Brothers series again and again. While I had an issue with one of her characters in the first book, Worth the Fall, the couple pairing and family dynamic was unique and for the most part I enjoyed the read. Her debut book impressed me enough that I couldn’t wait for […]

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

Review: Lake of Dreams by Linda Howard

Review: Lake of Dreams by Linda Howard

Reviews Dorsey says: 3 Stars! This is a reissue of an older Linda Howard story, which I realized after the first few pages of reading. I read this a few years ago in the Everlasting Love, an anthology book. I’m a HUGE fan of Linda Howard’s romantic suspense books and while I enjoyed this one, I didn’t love it. Thea Marlow is having sensual dreams of a mysterious man, they are actually haunting her dreams. The dreams are very real and can bring her ecstasy or fear. As the dreams progress, she attempts to escape the dreams by going to her family’s lake cabin. Her peaceful getaway is broken when she […]

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