Tag: 4.5 stars


The Rancher and the Rock Star by Lizbeth Selvig

The Rancher and the Rock Star  by Lizbeth Selvig

4 1/2 Stars! Well developed, very enjoyable romance/family drama! I was impressed.  Right off the bat I want to say, don’t judge this book by its cover or its title, neither do the book justice! Yes, this is a book about a small-time rancher and rock star, but not in the way that you might think. Abby Stadler runs a small horse farm, and Gray Covey is a rock star, however, he’s not a down and dirty, gritty rock star as is being depicted in so many popular reads of late. I would attribute him to a “Bruce Springsteen” type, famous in his day and that popularity has proven itself over time and […]

Posted October 8, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd

Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd

Genre: Contemporary, MATURE Young Adult Heat Barometer: 3 out of 5 flames Written from the heroine’s, Keatyn, POV Gossip Girl meets Mean Girls with the setting in Malibu. I loved it and all its glamour, money, cars, killer clothes, popular crowd’s antics and the fickleness of the teenage relationships-“in and out of love” before they could get their tongues out of each other’s mouths. This was a mature Young Adult romance because of the sexual situations and drugs. The sex wasn’t descriptive, but the wild parties seemed to make these kids much more advanced than 16 & 17 years of age. At times I felt like I was watching an episode […]

Posted September 12, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lessons Learned by Sydney Logan

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lessons Learned by Sydney Logan

Lessons Learned by Sydney Logan E-Book Giveaway and Blog Tour Stop!! We are excited to be a part of a blog hop tour and giveaway of Sydney Logan’s debut book Lessons Learned. We have a Q& A joint review by Steffi and Karla that we hope you will enjoy. Leave a comment, along with your e-mail address to enter to win. Sydney will be stopping by to reply to some of the comments. The contest runs from September 4-7 and is open to everyone who wants to win a very beautiful and touching book. Good Luck! Official book blurb A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman […]

Posted September 5, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 26 Comments

Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) by Raine Miller

Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) by Raine Miller

  4 1/2 Quivering Stars!! I’m in love with Ethan Blackstone!! I can see the comparisons coming already, but I don’t care, I LOVED this book!! I reiterate, you can’t help that books are going to have similar underlying themes, but how the story plays out, the way characters are portrayed and the skill of the author’s writing, is what differentiates them and sets them apart. This one shoots straight to the top!! “That picture changed everything. I was not the same after I saw it and I couldn’t go back to the man I’d been before seeing it either. Not after we met that night on the street. My whole […]

Posted August 31, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

Ashes and Wine by Taryn Elliot

Ashes and Wine by Taryn Elliot

Royal Andreas just can’t stay away from Tessa Winter. The monthly wine tastings at Tessa’s bookstore are his fix. Tessa wants to taste much more than Royal’s wine but he keeps his distance even though she’s sure of his interest in her. Tessa and Royal have known each other for a while but haven’t taken that next step yet. On another wine tasting, things get steamy between them but when Royal turns away from her again, she gets determined to take their relationship to the next level. Royal knows that if he gets more involved with Tessa, he will never let her go, but he’s not in a good place in […]

Posted August 19, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 5 Comments

How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo

How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Genre: Contemporary Romance Heat Barometer: 3 out of 5 stars I wanted to rename this book How to Kill Splage with 15% of the story left…I think it made my heart stop and I felt totally lost… I mean WHOA I was scared how it was going to end. Let me just say that EVERY decision that Eliza and Paul made was wrong. It was crazy because they had such passion about their music and love for each other that they would contemplate and make decisions that they thought was the best for everyone instead of just for themselves and it seemed like they couldn’t catch a break. Why did I […]

Posted August 17, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

After a couple of more emotional books I was in need of something more fun and wicked when I stumbled upon the latest What To Read Wednesday blog post by author Ruthie Knox. She highly recommended The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden and I thought I’d give it a try. I am so glad I did!! Camilla has been stalking watching her nerdy neighbor Ivan for quite a while. She just can’t keep her eyes off him but he doesn’t seem to notice her as more than a friendly neighbor. Ivan is not the most social of guys but when he needs help with schmoozing investors on a fundraiser, he turns […]

Posted July 14, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

ARC: Giving It Up by Amber Lin

ARC: Giving It Up by Amber Lin

The most amazing book I have read in a long time. Giving It Up is an outstanding tale about a woman on the journey of finding herself and realizing that she is worth so much more than she believed. The uber-hot Colin accompanies her on that journey and it turns out he has some demons to battle himself. Once a month, Allie goes on the prowl for a man, one that takes her hard and rough. Maybe a little too rough, but that’s exactly what she wants; to escape to that place without pain because that’s what she deserves right? That’s what sex is about. Sex hurts and she has to […]

Posted June 17, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Fabulous freebie! I picked this up on a whim. I have other books from this author that have gotten some good ratings…all free at one time too…so I checked it out. I intend on reading all of them…after reading this little gem today. When I read the blurb for the story, I thought this sounds ridiculous, so I clicked on “read the sample”, because I’m so overwhelmed with books, I didn’t want to add another one, just for the sake of getting it for free. I sampled, and needed more right away. I bought it…zero dollars…and then read until I was done. Very enjoyable and it left me with a warm […]

Posted April 22, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments