Tag: 4 stars


Review: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

Review: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

Crista’s Review 4 Stars!  It is no secret that I have mad love for this author.  Kylie Scott wrote the Stage Dive series that still remains my favorite rock band series.  When I heard that Kylie Scott was writing a spin-off series to the Stage Dive series, I was quick to read Dirty, which I loved.  Twist is another great read that had me flipping pages as quickly as I could as I binged on this second installment of the Dive Bar Series. Alex Parks has traveled from Seattle to meet her online love interest, a man named Eric.  When she learns that it’s not actually Eric that she’s been developing […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Identity Crisis by Rochelle Paige

REVIEW: Identity Crisis by Rochelle Paige

  Dorsey’s Review   4 Sexy Alpha Seal Stars!! Blaine West is an ex-Navy SEAL working as a head of security for a wealthy Las Vegas Casino owner when he receives an urgent message from his childhood friend and first love who’s obviously terrified and asking for help to hide. Blaine arranges for her to find safe shelter until he can arrive. Once he arrives at the agreed meeting place, a local hotel, she doesn’t show but he soon learns a local author was murdered that morning at the same hotel. An author who bears an uncanny resemblance to his friend. Delia Sinclair is a reclusive romance novelist who’s on a deadline […]

Posted July 31, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Phenomenal X  (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s Review 4 Phenomenal Stars!! Xavier “Phenomenal X” Cold is a bad boy who meets a good girl, Anna Cortez, on a plane from Portland to Detroit and the chemistry between them was off the charts from beginning to end!!! Sheltered 21 yr old Anna leaves home and abandons her fiancé, a fiancé her father has chosen, because of her controlling and abusive father. Little did she know how much her life will change…. Xavier Cold is Wrestling’s resident playboy bad boy. He knows his appeal and has no problem using it to pick up women. When there is a commotion on the plane she realizes that arriving passenger Xavier is […]

Posted July 20, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

Review: Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) by Thea Harrison

Dorsey’s Review   4 Exciting Wyr Stars!! Thea Harrison’s Moonshadow is an exciting start to the new Elder Races spin off “Moonshadow” series. In Moonshadow we’re introduced Sophie Ross who works with the LAPD as a Witch Consultant and is recovering from being shot while on a case. While recuperating, she is given the opportunity to travel to England to discover information about her childhood with the chance of inheriting a 5-acre estate in England, but there is a catch, so far nobody has been able to enter the manor house because it’s protected by a spell, so she must find a way to get past the spell and get inside the manor […]

Posted July 17, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Every Little Thing is the second book in Samantha Young’s Harts Boardwalk series.  This series has a very “small town” feel to it, in that all the character live in the same town of Hartwell, Delaware.  The characters are business owners, friends, and neighbors who all rub elbows with one another on a consistent basis.  I was not a huge fan of the first book in this series, The One Real Thing.  Thankfully, this book was markedly better than it’s predecessor. We met Vaughn Tremaine and Bailey Hartwell in the first book and I could not wait for their story.  They were sworn enemies who you knew […]

Posted July 3, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss

Review: Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss

Dorsey’s Review 4 Sinfully Intent Stars!! Morgan DeLuca is uncertain the direction his life is going after leaving the military until he’s persuaded to relocate and join his cousins PI firm. Excited for a change and new career he takes on his first case, but unbeknownst to him, his new client will become more than just a job. Sinful Intent is a fast-paced, steamy read involving Morgan’s first case working for ALPHA Private Investigations. He is assigned to investigating and protecting Race True, who has been receiving harassing and threatening emails that have escalated. Race is a straight-laced corporate type, who is basically married to and totally committed to her job. […]

Posted June 28, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Review: Running From the Past by Katie Reus

Dorsey’s Review 4 Alpha Cowboy Stars!! Emma Garcia has been trapped in a forced relationship with powerful crime lord Ricardo and when she witnesses a murder she goes on the run, hiding from the powerful man who’d been blackmailing her for years. She changes her appearance and lands on a rural ranch taking a position as a cook until she can earn enough money to move on. Former Marine Caleb Ryder couldn’t think straight the minute he laid eyes on Emma. She was his “fantasy” woman come alive” but he could tell right off that Emma was not being completely honest. He knew she was running scared and hiding something, so […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This book came out of nowhere and surprised the daylights out of me.  Here I thought I was going to reading a quick, steamy, and lighthearted romance, and instead I got THIS.  Four-Letter Word was anything but lighthearted.  This is a romance filled with so much angst that your heart hurts for a great portion of the book. Brian and Sydney have an unlikely romance in the fact that they meet after Sydney accidentally calls the wrong number.  Her intent is to unleash her fury on her best friend’s ex-boyfriend who has just broken her friend’s heart.  She dials the number and when “he” answers, she […]

Posted June 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1) by Aly Martinez

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1)  by Aly Martinez

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This is book 1 of a book “duet”, and let me tell you, I guarantee that after you read this, you’ll be reaching for the next book as quickly as you can!  This first book has a little bit of everything: heartbreak, forgiveness, renewal, and hope. This is the story of a couple who experience a huge tragedy that ultimately leads to their divorce.  It is told in alternating perspectives, which is important as their entire relationship is retold in a series of flashbacks. This book aptly named.  Roman is still completely in love with his ex-wife Elisabeth, and at the first sign of a green […]

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

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Dorsey’s Review 4 Tongue Tied Stars!! This is a short book, only about 140 pages or so, but oooh so sweet, hot, and fun!! Scott O’Callaghan is a former Marine sniper who has returned home. Scott grew up on the wrong side of the tracks with an abusive alcoholic father and was on the road to destruction until he joined the Marines. Now he’s home and the local mechanic having opened his own garage. He has a serious crush on his neighbor Michaela but gets tongued tied whenever she’s in the vicinity. Michaela Miller is from one of the oldest and most influential families in their small town, she owns and […]

Posted January 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments