Tag: 4 stars


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

Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Kristen’s Review 4 Stars! I loved The Perfect Play. It’s very erotic, emotional, and captivating. The characters are richly developed and the plot, though somewhat cliché, is engaging and fun to read. I really love this book! The characters are fantastic and realistic.  Mick and Tara, the hero and heroine, are full of flaws and strengths. I easily believed in their struggles, in their triumphs, and in their relationship. There’s enormous chemistry between the two, and I simply couldn’t get enough them. I thoroughly enjoyed Tara’s son Nathan. The author captured the essences of a teenage boy. Nathan was delightful and brought many humorous moments to the book. I especially enjoyed the mother/son […]

Posted January 13, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Midnight Untamed (Midnight Breed #14.5) by Lara Adrian

Review: Midnight Untamed (Midnight Breed #14.5) by Lara Adrian

Dorsey’s Review 4 Savage Stars! Ettore “Savage” Selveggio is a Breed Warrior with the Rome Order who’s on a mission to take down the head of organization controlled by Opus in Italy. Just when he’s about to execute his plan he spots a young woman among the enemy who is achingly familiar. A woman he walked away from 10 years earlier, a woman who still owns his heart. Naturally, plans change and we are treated to another great Midnight Breed fight against the enemy and hot breed mating!! We are again introduced to a new character, this time it’s Trygg’s damaged, silent, and deadly brother Scythe. All I can say is […]

Posted November 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Dorsey’s Review 4 Preacher Loving Stars!! Jack “Preacher” Prior is the President of the Badlands Buzzards MC, and he was betrayed by his MC brothers and left for dead. Jack’s journey back to the living is intense, heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time. Erin Walker is the owner of a small rehab horse ranch, she loves what she does but it seems nothing is going well for her, however she determined to make her rehab ranch a success!! Then her world tilts with a betrayal and a mysterious wounded stranger who comes to her aid when needed. Jack winds up staying on the ranch to help Erin out, but […]

Posted October 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Review: First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! When Susan Elizabeth Phillips is at her best, she writes on a different writing plane than anyone else in the business.  Her quirky characters, witty dialogue, and memorable scenes, make me eager anticipate whatever she publishes.  While First Star I See Tonight is not my absolute favorite of her books, it is reminiscent of some of her best works. The Chicago Stars series is absolutely a “must-read” series and one that I find myself thinking of and coming back to year after year.  Whenever I want to introduce someone to the romance genre, it is this series that is my “go-to” series.  First Star I See Tonight […]

Posted October 24, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Review: Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC, #1)  by Lani Lynn Vale

Dorsey’s Review 4 Not Your Typical MC Book Stars!! Griffin is part of a MC Club, however, this is not your typical MC club, all the “brothers” in the club all happen to be in some type of law enforcement. Griffin himself is a Texas Ranger who is out for revenge on the persons responsible for the death of his child. Lenore is the owner and operator of the towns only adult toy store. Lenore and Griffin meet when he makes a late night purchase at her store. Their introduction was quite cute and entertaining. When Griffin meets Lenore he feels things he doesn’t want to feel. He tries to stay away […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14) by Lara Adrian

Review: Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14)  by Lara Adrian

Dorsey’s Review 4 Female Gen One Stars!! Brynne Kirkland is a JUSTIS agent, and Zael, who we met and found out in the last book is (Rio’s mate) Dylan’s father, is an Atlantean Warrior. Brynne and Zeal have a strong mutual attraction but Brynne is hiding a secret that prevents her from acting on that powerful attraction. Brynne is a Gen One Breed female, a day walker, friend to The Order, and half-sister to Tavia Chase who is the breedmate to The Order’s Sterling “Harvard” Chase. Brynne is hiding the nightmarish secret of her upbringing along with the horrific abuse she suffered from Dragos, but she has a much darker secret that […]

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

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Review: The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Reviews Dorsey says: 4.5 Demon Highlander Stars!! The Highlander is the third book in the Victorian Rebels series and it was just as fantastic as the first two books in the series!! MacKenzie is known as the “Demon Highlander”. He earned his reputation because of his deadly fighting skills and imposing appearance and suddenly finds his life is changed forever when his children’s new governess arrives. “Sometimes……when in a predicament like yours, the safest place to be is at the side of a violent man.” Philomena “Mena” St. Vincent is on the run from her horrid abusive husband, the things he subjected her to broke my heart. Mena escaped her prison with […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments