Tag: 3 stars


REVIEW: COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

REVIEW: COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

Dorsey’s Review 3 Stars!! The book takes place on the Bodine Dude Ranch and Resort which is a very large spread Montana and is part Dude Ranch and part Luxury Spa & Event Center. Twenty-five years prior, Alice Bodine the rebel of the family and youngest daughter ran off to Hollywood. Things didn’t go as planned for Alice in Hollywood and she decides to return home. Sadly, Alice never makes home…and what happens to her will shock readers as pieces of her story play out in the book. The resort is now run primarily by Alice’s niece, Bodine, and the ranch by Bodine’s brother Chace. Her parents, older sister Maureen, grandmother, great-grandmother, […]

Posted August 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s  Review 3 Stars!! I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the continuation of Xavier and Anna’s love story. The overall story was good, just not as great as I was hoping for. This picks up right where Phenomenal X left off, I found the multiple storylines a bit dramatic at times and there were just too many obstacles thrown in X and Anna’s way, along with too much self-doubt for both of them. X’s self-loathing was just plain sad and I missed the over confidentA cocky alpha he was in Phenomenal X! “You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me—my angel—my everything, and I’ll never let you go […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

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

Review: Too Hot to Handle (The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Review: Too Hot to Handle (The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Dorsey’s Review 3 “Too Hot To Handle” Stars! Rita Clarkson and her three siblings set out to honor their deceased mother’s last wish, so they pack up the old suburban and set out on a road trip from San Francisco to New York City to participate in the polar bear plunge on New Year’s Day, just as their mother had done many years earlier. Rita is having a hard time lately, she has just (accidentally…sort of) burned down her famed mother’s restaurant where she was head chef and had a mishap on a televised cooking show that made her an unwilling YouTube star. She is definitely at crossroads in her life so […]

Posted August 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

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: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Kristen’s Review 2 Stars? 4 Stars? I’M NOT SURE! There were parts of this book that I loved while other parts bored or confused me. I guess I’ll settle for 3 maybe 3 1/2 stars. Overall, I loved this series! I loved every second I spent in Gideon and Eva’s world, especially during the first THREE books. The TRILOGY aspect of this series was phenomenal. I even loved the fourth book, though it brought nothing new to Gideon and Eva’s love story. As for this book? Well, I’m not sure what to think. There were aspects that I absolutely loved (LUCKY, THE PUPPY), other parts that I really enjoyed, and a few […]

Posted June 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: The Search by Nora Roberts

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: The Search  by Nora Roberts

Karla’s Review 3 Stars! I’m still “SEARCHING” for the excitement! Okay, so the book had some moments, but I really expected more in the way of a thrilling read. I did like the two main characters, Fiona and Simon. Fiona was easy going, funny and a dog trainer extraordinaire! Simon was gruff, demanding, pushy, but it added to his appeal and they played well off of each other. I enjoyed the dog training aspect of the book, I love dogs, but when a book is titled The Search and the underlying plot centers around a serial killer, well, you would think it would be more exciting! Fiona survived a kidnapping, the […]

Posted May 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: RoomHate by Penelope Ward

Review: RoomHate by Penelope Ward

Crista’s Review ROOMHATE by Penelope Ward was a quick, emotion-filled, romantic read that I was able read in less than a day.  It was a book that I wasn’t quite sold on, so I played it safe and downloaded the sample before committing.   If only the book could have kept the same intensity going as the first three chapters!! This is a love story that spans many years.  Our main characters lived next to one another growing up and were best friends.  As they went through puberty, that friendship grew into a deeper attraction.  When Amelia discovers a painful truth and decides to move away, her decision breaks Justin’s heart and […]

Posted February 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

When A Child Is Born by Virginia Brown, Sharon Sobel, Karen Frisch, Jo Ann Ferguson

When A Child Is Born by Virginia Brown, Sharon Sobel, Karen Frisch, Jo Ann Ferguson

What it’s about A baby changes everything…especially at Christmas! War-weary Baron Paxton is on his way home to celebrate a peaceful holiday with his family. But when he finds an abandoned baby in his carriage—with a note telling him the child is his—there’s no peace to be had in Child of Mine? by Virginia Brown Ladies’ maid Adelaide Rowland finds herself on a Yuletide adventure, fleeing her home with her mistress’s child, in What Child Is This by Jo Ann Ferguson. But what happens when her mistress doesn’t meet her, as arranged? And a very curious—and handsome—gentleman takes a personal interest in her and the little girl? In Through the Eyes […]

Posted December 16, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Quickie Review: A Christmas Surprise – A Regency Romance by Emily Murdoch

Quickie Review: A Christmas Surprise – A Regency Romance by Emily Murdoch

What it’s about Every year for thirty years Lord Robert, the Viscount of Marchwood, throws a Christmas Ball. But this year the Marchwood Christmas Ball holds extra importance. His daughter, Lady Audrey, has just turned eighteen, and it is time for her to be introduced into society. It is Audrey’s first, best, and potentially only chance of securing a husband. Especially seeing as there are rumours that the Marchwood money is running dry. But headstrong Lady Audrey is not sure she wants a husband. Ever since her mother died she has been left to her own devices. Though she is very close to her father, it was often the servants she […]

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