Tag: 3.5 stars


REVIEW: WILD FIRE by Anne Stuart (Fire #3)

REVIEW: WILD FIRE by Anne Stuart (Fire #3)

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Anti-Hero Stars! Sophie is a prisoner on her husband’s private island. She’s an ex-operative for the Committee and made the mistake of falling in love with her target Archer and marrying him. Archer eventually found out about her ties to the Committee and had her shot, but, the shot didn’t kill her, only paralyzed her. Now Sophie is confined to a wheelchair, angry, and want’s revenge all the while being subjected to Archer’s physical abuse, emotional abuse, and mind games. The Committee has now sent another agent, Malcolm (Mal), to finish the job that Sophie failed. Mal and Sophie become reluctant allies against Archer while both fight the […]

Posted October 23, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: WIRED by Julie Garwood (Buchanan-Renard #13)

REVIEW: WIRED by Julie Garwood (Buchanan-Renard #13)

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Stars!! Not one of my favorites of the series, but, I did enjoy it. I loved that we had cameo’s from Noah, Jordan (who is Alli’s close friend), and Alec. FBI Agent Liam Scott (he was first introduced to us in Fast Track) is trying to find out who in the FBI is leaking confidential information via email. Allison Trent is in her senior year at college, beautiful, and a genius at computers and unfortunately hacking, she’s a modern-day cyber Robin Hood and earns money to pay for her education (and support her horrid family) by modeling on the side. Liam enlists her help in solving his case […]

Posted October 16, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

REVIEW: THE CHOSEN by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15)

REVIEW: THE CHOSEN by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15)

Dorsey’s Review *** WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!*** 3.5 Deceitful Chosen Stars!! Sooooo…..I’m going to break this down by storylines (and there are many) as I did with the last couple of books. Layla and Xcor I was waiting what seems like forever for their story, whether you like them or not, or you just wanted to be done with them, we waited a loooooong time!! Xcor, admittedly was not good guy, we find out that he suffered as a young boy, teen, and young adult and then throw in the Blood Letter finding and claiming him as his son, those experiences hardened him, and I have to say as much […]

Posted September 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Review: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4)  by Jeaniene Frost

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Demons, Witches, and Magic Oh My….. Stars!! I’ve been anxiously awaiting what seems like a very long time for Vlad’s final book!! Sadly, it wasn’t what I had hoped for…..don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. There are some fun moments between Vlad and Layla, but, honestly, Ian kind of stole the show in this one. To me, this read was more like a prequel to Ian’s book rather than a Night Prince Novel. New plot twists, story lines, and changes in current characters were introduced, but, I felt like I was left hanging on a couple of […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1) by Jasinda Wilder

Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1)  by Jasinda Wilder

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Badd Brother Stars!! Dru is feeling uneasy on her wedding day, she’s having major jitters, so she seeks out her fiancé Michael so he can reassure her and put her uneasy feelings to rest. However, she finds her fiancé boinking one of her bridesmaids. Dru flees the church with her father and gets drunk with him and his police cronies at their watering hole, which happens to be at private airfield bar. After getting drunk she proceeds to catch a plane and winds up in Ketchikan, Alaska where she drunkenly stumbles into Badd’s Bar & Grill and meets Sebastian Badd. The attraction is immediate, overwhelming, and intense!! Sebastian […]

Posted July 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

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

Review: Hard Core by Tess Oliver

Review: Hard Core by Tess Oliver

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Stars!! I loved the idea of this book, but I didn’t feel the overwhelming powerful connection between Ledger and Jacy that I love to have in my heroes and heroines. Jacy’s picking up the pieces of her life after getting out of an abusive marriage. Ledger was always in trouble growing up until one day he went a bit too far and ended up in jail. Ledger and Jacy are both trying to live their lives and find comfort in one another…but Ledger is keeping a secret, one that can destroy the fragile relationship their building. Honestly, I can understand why Ledger hesitated to tell Jacy the truth […]

Posted September 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 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 Rewind: Run from Fear (Dead Wrong #3) by Jami Alden

Review Rewind: Run from Fear (Dead Wrong #3) by Jami Alden

Steffi’s Review 3.5 Stars! Run from Fear is the third and last book in Jami Alden’s very successful romantic suspense trilogy. Beg for Mercy totally blew me away and made me a huge fan of Jami’s writing. We first meet Talia in Beg for Mercy when she withholds crucial information to protect herself and her little sister, Rosario. Maybe she didn’t always make the right decisions but they were understandable. Jack Brooks was the man who cottoned on to her secret and promised to always protect her and Rosie if she’d come forward. Two years later, Run from Fear tells Talia and Jack’s story. Talia has built a new life for herself […]

Posted June 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments