Tag: 5 stars


While You Were Dead by C.J. Snyder

While You Were Dead by C.J. Snyder

For a while I didn’t read any romantic-suspense, even though it’s my favorite romance genre. The reason being that I was annoyed by the predictable plots and boring revelations of something I’ve known since page 10. You see, I was quite annoyed and in a real RS funk. So much so, that when I first picked up While You Were Dead, I didn’t get past the first 20 pages. I just wasn’t in the mood and that can happen but when I felt the time had come to give romantic suspense another try, I returned to this book. Thank you CJ Snyder for bringing back my love for RS and managing […]

Posted May 10, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Historical Romance Week 2: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne and Taming Eliza Jane by Shannon Stacey

Historical Romance Week 2: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne and Taming Eliza Jane by Shannon Stacey

The hosts of this blog are back for Historical Romance Week 2. This week it’s all about America and the Wild West. Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne is Steffi’s choice for this week, while Karla decided on Taming Eliza Jane by Shannon Stacey. Two wonderful books by two talented authors. We are giving away all reviewed books this month and Silver Lining and Taming Eliza Jane are no exception. Directions on how to enter are down below. What a pleasant surprise! One of the most endearing love stories I’ve ever read. Think Maverick/Cheyenne Social Club/Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all rolled into one. Eliza Jane, divorced women’s libber has come to […]

Posted May 8, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 24 Comments

Historical Romance Week 1: A Rogue By Any Other Name and Seven Years To Sin

Historical Romance Week 1: A Rogue By Any Other Name and Seven Years To Sin

We already mentioned that we are having three guest reviewers at Swept Away By Romance for Historical Romance Month. Elizabeth provided this amazing review for us. A Rogue By Any Other Name was in the discussion of being included in this contest from the start but her review made it a definite addition. Thank you for this wonderful review, Elizabeth! – The Story – A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement […]

Posted May 1, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 26 Comments

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Having My Baby and Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan

Fabulous freebie! I picked this up on a whim. I have other books from this author that have gotten some good ratings…all free at one time too…so I checked it out. I intend on reading all of them…after reading this little gem today. When I read the blurb for the story, I thought this sounds ridiculous, so I clicked on “read the sample”, because I’m so overwhelmed with books, I didn’t want to add another one, just for the sake of getting it for free. I sampled, and needed more right away. I bought it…zero dollars…and then read until I was done. Very enjoyable and it left me with a warm […]

Posted April 22, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

It has been a very long time since I laughed so hard and had so much fun with a book. Haley and Jason are neighbors and colleagues but they don’t get along very well.  Or at least it feels that way for Haley. Jason is loud, ignorant and quite selfish and Haley never complains. But one day it’s simply enough and Haley decides to change her life and starts speaking up for herself. Surprisingly, she and Jason strike up a friendship. That friendship and Jason’s influence help Haley to free herself and be the strong woman that she always knew she was. All that sounds really serious and emotional but it […]

Posted February 16, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

ARC: Fatal Flaw by Marie Force and Series Giveaway

ARC: Fatal Flaw by Marie Force and Series Giveaway

Nick and Sam have just come back from their honeymoon on Bora Bora. Now that they’re back home, they know that they are going to be busy again but they definitely didn’t expect to come back to a serial murder case or the personal threats they both receive. On top of all that, Sam’s father faces serious health issues and they are trying to adopt the boy that has grown to be like a son to them. I have loved every single book in the series so far and after that amazing wedding novella, Nick and Sam feel like close friends that I love to visit with. There is a lot […]

Posted January 21, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Four Days of Christmas: Day Three

Four Days of Christmas: Day Three

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas Since the publication of the second book (Rainshadow Road) in the marvelous Friday Harbor series by Lisa Kleypas is coming closer, I thought it would be fitting to include the first book, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, in our Four Days of Christmas event. I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book when I first read it. Here is the review I first posted on goodreads: “The first book in the Friday Harbor series by Lisa Kleypas. I was so looking forward to this book and literally quivering when it finally hit the stores:) The love story was very sweet […]

Posted December 21, 2011 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments