Tag: 4 stars


Review: Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Review: Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! Unique plot concept and a different kind of hero! I won’t lie, I had my doubts about whether or not this book was going to hold my attention, but this author knows how to run with a different story-line. Most readers know Tracey Garvis-Graves for her brilliant debut book, On the Island, and when I first started that book I had much the same feelings about the plot. Lo and behold it’s become one of my all-time favorite reads. While Heart-Shaped Hack didn’t quite wow me as much as On the Island did, it set itself apart from the typical contemporary romance and made for a memorable […]

Posted May 23, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Midnight Quest: A ‘Men of Midnight’ Short Novel (Midnight Men, #4.5) by Lisa Marie Rice

Review: Midnight Quest: A ‘Men of Midnight’ Short Novel (Midnight Men, #4.5)  by Lisa Marie Rice

Dorsey’s Review 4 Soul Searching Stars!! We were introduced to Lauren and Jacko in Midnight Vengeance. Jacko has always been a loner, other than his SEAL family he has no family ties, his junkie mother died years earlier and he never knew who his father was or if he has any blood family left at all. He never had a home or felt any kind of tenderness until Lauren. He totally and completely loves Lauren, without question, she is his heart, his soul….his home. When Lauren drops a bombshell on him he panics and goes in search of his roots, what he finds out about his mother and his grandparents is […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Let Me (The O’Brien Family Book 2) by Cecy Robson

Review: Let Me (The O’Brien Family Book 2) by Cecy Robson

Steffi’s Review 4 Stars! The second book in the popular O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson gives Finn the happy ending he so very much deserves, but the road to happiness is a rocky one. Let Me tells the story of Finn O’Brien and Sol Marieles. We already find out a bit about Finn in the first book in the O’Brien Family series, Once Kissed, and know that he went through a traumatic event in his childhood. Now a successful MMA star, Finn channels his aggression into his sport, but some situations and emotions can still be overwhelming. Finn never completely processed what happened to him, but just tried to block […]

Posted April 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! After writing my favorite rock band romance series, The Stage Dive series, I was ecstatic that Kylie Scott had ventured into a spinoff series that involves Vaughn, a secondary character from the Stage Dive series. This series will focus its attention on a community of characters that own and/or work at the Dive Bar, an amazing bar that features live entertainment, tasty food, and incredibly attractive bartenders! Vaughn has come home to sell his deceased parents home. He is weary from all the touring he’s done with Stage Dive and is somewhat rocked after the break-up of his band. He comes home to find a woman in […]

Posted April 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver  by Robin Benway

  Karla’s review 4 Stars! A touching, heartwarming, pensive read! “Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” This thought-provoking story is about a parental kidnapping and the impact it has on the lives of the friends and family of a young boy who was taken by his father. Oh, the joy when he’s finally found, or maybe not… Oliver’s not a little boy anymore, he’s a teenager with his own opinions and feelings about what happened. He’s been taken all over again from […]

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

Flashback Friday: Still Lake by Anne Stuart

Flashback Friday: Still Lake by Anne Stuart

  Dorsey’s Review 4 Murderous Stars!!! When Sophie Davis buys a rundown lakeside farm, she moves her parentless and rebellious almost 18-year-old half-sister, and seemingly pre-Alzheimer mother into what she hopes it to be the answer to her problems. Sophie Davis, according to her sister Martie, is known as the “Poor Woman’s Martha Stewart”. She uses her successful homemaking columnist skills to convert the old farm house into a B&B. Stonegate Farm on Still Lake in Colby, VT unfortunately, has a grisly history. Meanwhile, “John Smith” has rented the cottage across the lake, and from the start, Sophie resents his presence, resents what he makes her feel and wants him gone!!! […]

Posted March 25, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Duke Of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Review: Duke Of Sin (Maiden Lane #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Crista’s Review Duke of Sin is book 10 of Elizabeth Hoyt’s brilliant Maiden Lane series.  It can be read as a standalone, but the characters do appear in other books and readers may miss some backstory if not familiar with the previous books.  On the other hand, this book is VERY different from all other books in the series, so it might actually work to read it all by itself. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is not a nice man.  He is definitely an anti-hero and has done some truly despicable things.  This is a new avenue for Hoyt, and she really does a fabulous job tackling a very difficult […]

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

Review: Honor & Roses (Swordcross Knights #1) by Elizabeth Cole

Review: Honor & Roses (Swordcross Knights #1) by Elizabeth Cole

  Steffi’s Review Get lost in the world of medieval England in Elizabeth Cole’s Honor & Roses! Originally drawn in by the beautiful cover, Elizabeth Cole quickly managed to transport me to another time and place. Honor & Roses starts off at a point when our heroine, Lady Cecily de Vere, is still quite young but there is already a strong bond between her and Alric of Hawksmere, one of her uncle’s trained knights. Not much older than Cecily, Alric leaves to fight in the war. When they meet again years later, the connection they once shared flares up again but Alric is below Cecily’s station and she is to be […]

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

Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

  Dorsey’s Review 4 Suspenseful Stars! As I started this book I was instantly drawn to young Naomi. Naomi is a couple of days away from her 12th birthday when she discovers what a monster her father is. As the story continues we see Naomi, her mother, and young brother Mason learning to live with the fallout of her father’s depravity with the help of her beloved Uncle Seth and his partner Harry. Young Naomi is excited about her upcoming birthday and to see if she’ll get a new bicycle. Naomi wakes up during the middle of the night and sees her father heading into the woods, she thinks he’s hidden […]

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

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! A good read but missing some of that “WOW” factor! I love the Elemental Assassin series and have been in it from the beginning. I anxiously wait for each release and my expectations are always high. Jennifer Estep usually meets or exceeds them, but Bitter Bite didn’t quite work for me as the other books in the series have. If I had to put my finger on what was missing I would say it was due to Deidre’s, Finn’s mother, elemental aspect. Part of what I look forward to is finding out what horrific power the evil entity possesses and she had an elemental power we’ve seen […]

Posted March 12, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments