Tag: 4 stars


Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Crista’s Review 4 Disturbing Stars! Addiction. Codependency. Dysfunction. Wealth. These are the words that come to mind when thinking about the relationship between Loren Hale and Lily Calloway.  The Ritchie sisters take a no-holds-bar look at the high cost of codependency in a relationship and the devastating impact that addiction takes on peoples’ lives. Loren Hale is a raging alcoholic.  Raised by a critical and condescending father who withheld his love, Loren now spends his days trying to forget it all in the “comfort” of the bottle.  His family believes that his drinking problem was simply part of growing up and that his drunkenness is in the past.  Lily Calloway makes […]

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

Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Dorsey’s Review 4 Fighting for Love Stars!! WOW!! I really didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did! The book starts out with heartbreaking prologue, and my heart broke for the heroine Elizabeth. Two years later she has picked up the pieces, at least in appearance, and she’s a college student where she meets  the gorgeous Brit, Declan. Declan is a tattooed underground MMA fighter who happens to have just moved into the student housing right next door to Elizabeth along with his funny, charming, loosely straight-laced  twin, Dax. (perhaps he’ll get his own book….fingers crossed!) Declan was just perfect, almost too good to be true, he loves […]

Posted June 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing #1) by Robyn Carr

Review: What We Find (Sullivan’s Crossing #1) by Robyn Carr

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! A nice start to this new series!  This is what I like to refer to as quiet read, not much in the way of a wow factor or too exciting, but a nice way to spend an afternoon with a good book. The story focuses on two people dealing with life-changing events that have affected them both personally and professionally.  They are both taking a break and contemplating what route they should take next. Their paths cross in a surprising place, a campground, and a setting I really enjoyed. The two central characters, Cal and Maggie, were a good fit.  They were both professionals their late 30’s, […]

Posted June 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Quickie Review: Interference (Pilot’s Hockey, #3) by Sophia Henry

Quickie Review: Interference (Pilot’s Hockey, #3) by Sophia Henry

Steffi’s Review The third book in the Pilots Hockey series tells the long awaited story of Jason Taylor. I was very excited for Jason’s story since finding out a bit more about him in Power Play as he is Landon’s brother. While it is beneficial to read the first two books in the series, Interference can be read as a stand alone. I knew I was going to like Jason but didn’t expect to fall in love with Linden and her family so much. She is a fantastic heroine for this story and a great fit for Jason. Linden had to overcome many obstacles, raising her son with only the help of […]

Posted June 1, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

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