Tag: 5 stars


Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Karla’s Review 5 Satisfying Stars! Beautiful, heart-warming LOVE story! The first few pages into this book I thought I was going to read about “Club Kids” and didn’t think the read was for me, but I kept at it and boy am I glad I did. Rue works in a dance club and is a somewhat flamboyant character, but he’s also hard-working, devoted, loving and when life dealt him an unexpected hand he was up to the challenge! Without a moment of hesitation…yes, he wanted his baby! He embraced fatherhood and was an exceptional dad! That in itself made for a beautiful story, but then bring the sheltered, quirky, anxious, owl-eyed Erik […]

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

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! This is the Lisa Kleypas that I know and love.  When she is writing at the top of her game, no one compares, and I am thrilled to report that Lisa Kleypas is writing at the top of her game!  The best part of the first book in this series, Cold Hearted Rake, was Rhys Winterborne and Lady Helen, so I have been eagerly awaiting their book, Marrying Winterborne! Rhys Winterborne is the quintessential Kleypas hero: a self-made and filthy rich entrepreneur, who lives with shame and doesn’t feel like he will ever be worthy.  Rhys nearly died after a horrible accident in the first book, and […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson

Flashback Friday Favorite: Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by R.L. Mathewson

Reviews Karla says:  5 Stars! The ideal blend of romance, humor, and spice! I loved everything about this book. Jason and Haley’s first interaction, their friendship that becomes more, the falling out, the reconciliation, and lordy lordy…their time between the sheets was steamy and sensual. The writing is wonderful, plenty of witty dialogue, and it included a delightful array of amusing secondary characters. It’s the perfect length; it was enough story that you’re committed to the characters, yet the plot is not overwhelming. I felt very much at ease with Jason and Haley’s relationship, it was comfortable and developed rather nicely. The time they spent together as buddies made me adore […]

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

Review: Ultimate Vengeance (Wanted Men #4) by Nancy Haviland

Review: Ultimate Vengeance (Wanted Men #4) by Nancy Haviland

Dorsey’s Review  5 Ultimate Stars!! In Ultimate Vengeance, we’re finally getting the full story behind Alek’s heartbreak. Alekzander (Alek) Tarasov is one unhappy Bratva Underboss! He is heartbroken, miserable and regrets his decision of sending his ex-girlfriend. Sacha, literally running from him, their home, and the life they shared. He made an emotional decision when something horrific happened to a family member….now he wants Sacha back and will stop at nothing to claim his woman. “She was the one woman who could tie him up in f***ing knots and make him enjoy the cramping pain.” I have to say, I love Vassily he has always come across as more of a father to […]

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

Quickie Review: Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Quickie Review: Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Steffi’s Review Laura Griffin undeniably has a gift for writing the most intricate, detailed and gripping romantic suspense. As a die-hard fan of the genre, I always look for books that surprise, engage and stay with me for a long time. Every Laura Griffin book I have read does just that, and Deep Dark is another fantastic example. Reed and Laney are a fantastic couple but I loved returning to the Delphi Center even more. While it is not necessary to read the previous books at all to enjoy this one (all of them can stand alone, in my opinion), I highly recommend the entire series simply because it is excellent. […]

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

Flashback Friday: Chill Factor by Sandra Brown

Flashback Friday: Chill Factor by Sandra Brown

Dorsey’s Review  5 Chilling Stars!! Sandra Brown is one of my top “go-to” authors  when I’m in the mood for a great mystery suspense that will keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat. She also manages to add just the right amount of romance to keep the characters connected and the reader enthralled. In the town of Cleary, North Carolina, four women are missing and presumed dead. The town has a serial killer (The Blue Ribbon Killer) on the loose and as the story unfolds, and as usual with a Sandra Brown novel, there are several suspects and a couple of side stories with many twists and turns. Lilly […]

Posted May 20, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks

Flashback Friday Favorite: In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks

Reviews Karla says: 5 Stars! Wonderful! The McCabe brothers have stolen my heart as well as the adorable Crispin. Ewan wanted to marry Mairin for what the union would bring to his clan, and found himself captivated by her charming and determined ways. Her relationship with Crispin, in the way of mother and child, warmed my heart. She challenged Ewan and his brothers at every turn and proved to be as fierce and protective as they were of the ones she loved. This devotion and determination earned her the loyalty and acceptance into the clan. So many breathtaking moments, but when Ewan assures her she is his greatest treasure…*gasp, swoon, faint*…I WANTED […]

Posted May 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

We’re thrilled to welcome Catherine Bybee back to the blog. Crista and Steffi are both huge fans of this author’s work and have religiously read her books. Today, Steffi reviews Doing It Over, the first book in Catherine’s new Most Likely To series. Check out the review below and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway. Catherine is very generously giving away a Kindle to one lucky winner and a $50 Amazon GC each to 2 runner-ups. Good Luck! Steffi’s Review 5 stars! Catherine Bybee has done it again! Her new Most Likely To series has strong addiction potential! Doing It Over introduces Melanie, Jo and Zoe who are best friends in […]

Posted May 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

Karla’s Review 5++ Feel Good Stars! A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed. I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell  in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an […]

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

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Wonderful! A sweet story about getting it right the second time around. Lots of great characters, especially Harper and Nick. He’s so laid back and willing to let life play itself out and she over-thinks things and acts on a whim. Yet they are perfect for each other. Harper’s feelings were so well written and even though her personality was annoying at times, my heart just broke for her. Nick’s declaration of love just warmed me through and through. You’ll find yourself placing your hand over your heart and breathing out a happy sigh. Loved it! My One and Only is a keeper! A feel good book […]

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