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Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Review: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Crista’s Review 2 Stars! Unfortunately, this book did not work for me.  I am all for forbidden and tragic storylines, but this one was too much for me to handle.  The premise of this book was intriguing: A child brought up in horrific surroundings, parents who personify neglect, and criminal activity finds love in the most unlikely of places.  However, the reality of this book dove into the darkness so deeply that I wasn’t able to find my way back to the light. This book spans the course of when Wavy is 8 years old to the time when she is a consenting adult.  We see her taking sole responsibility for […]

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

Review: Troublemaker by Linda Howard

Review: Troublemaker by Linda Howard

Dorsey’s Review 2 Disappointing Stars!! I hate that I am so disappointed with a Linda Howard book. When reading the book blurb I was so excited because it sounded like a classic Linda Howard book….I was sorely disappointed. I was expecting a book reminiscent of her “CIA Spies” books. What we got was basically the life of a beloved Labrador in a small West Virginia town. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs but I don’t want to read a whole book about a dog when I expected a book that was clearly tagged as romantic suspense! It started out strong, the first two chapters we’re introduced to Morgan Yancy, an […]

Posted May 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1)  by Brittainy C. Cherry

What it’s about I was warned about Tristan Cole. “Stay away from him,” people said. “He’s cruel.” “He’s cold.” “He’s damaged.” It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me. We were both empty. We were both looking for something else. Something more. We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays. Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.  Karla’s Review 2 Stars! OH SO GOOD to EGADS! This started out as a touching, […]

Posted December 11, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Redemption Bay (Haven Point #2) by RaeAnne Thayne

Redemption Bay (Haven Point #2) by RaeAnne Thayne

What it’s about New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…  McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point. It may be small and struggling, but it’s never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family’s factory, leaving the town’s economy in shambles. Now he’s back—his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point’s sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.  What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? He left Haven Point behind years ago, for good reason. […]

Posted July 27, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

For Keeps (Love to the Rescue #2) by Rachel Lacey

For Keeps (Love to the Rescue #2) by Rachel Lacey

What it’s about A SUMMER FLING . . . OR SOMETHING MORE? Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue – even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It’s hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children’s camp where she’s just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry’s style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay. TJ Jameson isn’t looking for anything complicated-just a peaceful life on his family’s ranch with a wife and kids. “No-strings” Merry Atwater doesn’t fit that bill, […]

Posted June 8, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Destroyed (Lost in Oblivion, #3) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Destroyed (Lost in Oblivion, #3)  by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

What it’s about Only one woman has ever refused him…and she’s the only one he wants.  Now that he’s successful beyond his wildest dreams with his band Oblivion, Simon Kagan is happy to enjoy his all-access pass to the groupie train. After getting more fists in the ribs than hugs growing up, he discovers having a warm female in his bed is an easy way to escape the loneliness.  Until Margo.  From the moment the classy, buttoned up violinist entered his sphere, he knew she was different. After one amazing night in the studio, he feels like he’s finally connected with someone on a deeper level—only to have her walk away […]

Posted June 1, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Renegade Lady (Renegade Sons MC #1) by Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

Renegade Lady (Renegade Sons MC #1) by Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

What it’s about Jenna “Ice” Chandler grew up as part of a motorcycle club. She considered it her home, until one wrong move made it her prison. After months of abuse, she is rescued by Chipper, who takes her to Big Clifty, Missouri, home of the Renegade Sons MC. Kiddrick “Kidd” Jones is the president of the Renegades. He knows there is something special about Ice the moment his older brother, Chipper, brings her into the club, but stays away, because she is too young. When time comes for Ice to take her place in the club, she has two choices, become an old lady or a club whore. Not believing […]

Posted March 6, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Craving Resurrection (The Aces #4) by Nicole Jacquelyn

Craving Resurrection (The Aces #4) by Nicole Jacquelyn

What it’s about Poet and Amy’s story… Patrick Gallagher’s future was mapped out—and it didn’t include Amy Henderson or the IRA. She was everything he’d never wanted. Too young. Too naïve. Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but be fascinated by the girl who took refuge in his old bedroom, staying with his mum more often than not. She looked like a Renaissance painting and argued like a solicitor. He couldn’t resist her, and before long, he didn’t even want to. Instead, he loved her unreservedly… then he married her. But he couldn’t have prepared for what happened after. Actions, no matter how large or how small, have consequences—and when the IRA comes […]

Posted February 7, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Ripped (Real, #5) by Katy Evans

Ripped (Real, #5) by Katy Evans

What it’s about The fifth book in the New York Times new adult series that began with Real. When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both. Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie, thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he’s back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig. But when they are caught […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

My Skylar by Penelope Ward

My Skylar by Penelope Ward

What it’s about Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever. First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again. But now she’s back…and living with him. I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t […]

Posted December 24, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments