Tag: contemporary romance


REVIEW: The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley (Magdalene, #3)

REVIEW: The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley (Magdalene, #3)

Dorsey’s Review   3 Second Chance Stars!!! Cady and Coert’s story begins in Denver eighteen years earlier. Their attraction was instant, mutual, and it didn’t take long before they were in love. Cady’s home life was a sad lonely existence; she’s unappreciated and generally ignored unless it’s to tell her what a failure she is, mainly by her cold unfeeling mother and brother…her father just kinda tows the line. Problem is Cady doesn’t want the life her parents expect out of her, she’s content working at a convenience store, while striving to make her dreams of becoming a clothing buyer come true. Cady is a loyal to her childhood friend and […]

Posted September 25, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 5 Comments

REVIEW: VINES by Brynne Asher (The Killers, #1)

REVIEW: VINES by Brynne Asher (The Killers, #1)

Dorsey’s Review 4 Alpha Loving Stars!! Addy is the owner of a small Virginia winery. She has a few employees she considers family since she has no family of her own. Her father was killed when she was a child and she recently lost her mother to cancer. While on a trip Addy comes across a small vineyard for sale, it was fate and an opportunity that Addy just couldn’t pass up. “Certain moments in life become etched in your soul. For me, I have merely a handful. Buried deep, they’re entwined, tangled, and even disheveled. Living together forever, they create who we are and how we see the world. More so, how we react to […]

Posted September 11, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 4 Comments

Review Rewind: Star Crossed (Battered Hearts #2) by Kele Moon

Review Rewind: Star Crossed (Battered Hearts #2) by Kele Moon

Karla’s Review 5 Spicy Stars!! O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?? He’s in this book, and he’s SCRUMPTIOUS!! I was captivated from beginning to end! My fan nearly blew up!! Yes, it was hot, hot, hot, but Jules and Romeo’s chemistry and the overall story is what made this read such a treat!! Romeo and Juliet you say?! Maybe you’re rolling your eyes and snickering…well don’t because it worked and it worked VERY WELL!! I never once winced over the choice of names and when Romeo uses Jules’ given name…Juliet…YOU WILL MELT!! “I’m not your enemy.” Romeo lifted his gaze to hers and studied her beautiful face under the bright […]

Posted September 1, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

Review: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! The first romance novel I ever read was written by Diana Palmer and featured one of her typical brooding cowboy heroes.  I’ll always have a fondness for her and her heroes.  When I saw that this book was recommended for fans of Diana Palmer, I jumped at the chance to read and review it. Lost Rider is just the kind of book that I love.  It features a heroine who’s been in love with the hero her entire life.  I love books where the main couple knew one another from the time they were teens.  It also features a wounded cowboy, both physically and emotionally. If you […]

Posted August 23, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday & Re-Release: With Good Behavior (Conduct #1) by Jennifer Lane

Flashback Friday & Re-Release: With Good Behavior (Conduct #1) by Jennifer Lane

Re-Release reviews of a favorite book with one of my most adored heroes. Get lost in this sweet romance, a great beach read, pool read, couch read…wherever, and for only $0.99, worth every penny!! Karla’s Review -2011 4.5 Stars! With Good Behavior is an extremely well-written engaging book. It has one of the sweetest heroes I’ve ever encountered, Grant Madsen. He’s honorable, charming, emotional, and so sexy. He meets the delightful Sophie while visiting his parole officer. She’s a complete stranger to him and yet he offers her comfort in his arms. He had me at that first hug. As the two of them get to know one another, they tell […]

Posted August 18, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 3 Comments

Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley #1) by Devney Perry

Review: The Coppersmith Farmhouse  (Jamison Valley #1) by Devney Perry

Dorsey’s Review 4.5 Alpha Loving Stars!! I was blown away by this new authors debut book!! It had everything I love to read about, it’s reminiscent of a Kristen Ashley or a C.P. Smith book, but, Devney Perry definitely has her own style and voice which was fabulous. I’m so excited to have another author to follow and look forward to!! Georgia “Gigi” is a nurse and single mother to adorable four year Rowen “Roe”, who inherits a farmhouse in Montana from Ben, a former patient and pseudo grandparent to Roe. After losing her mother and then Ben, she decides to start over and moves from Seattle to the farmhouse for a […]

Posted August 14, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

Review: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

Crista’s Review 4 Stars!  It is no secret that I have mad love for this author.  Kylie Scott wrote the Stage Dive series that still remains my favorite rock band series.  When I heard that Kylie Scott was writing a spin-off series to the Stage Dive series, I was quick to read Dirty, which I loved.  Twist is another great read that had me flipping pages as quickly as I could as I binged on this second installment of the Dive Bar Series. Alex Parks has traveled from Seattle to meet her online love interest, a man named Eric.  When she learns that it’s not actually Eric that she’s been developing […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Identity Crisis by Rochelle Paige

REVIEW: Identity Crisis by Rochelle Paige

  Dorsey’s Review   4 Sexy Alpha Seal Stars!! Blaine West is an ex-Navy SEAL working as a head of security for a wealthy Las Vegas Casino owner when he receives an urgent message from his childhood friend and first love who’s obviously terrified and asking for help to hide. Blaine arranges for her to find safe shelter until he can arrive. Once he arrives at the agreed meeting place, a local hotel, she doesn’t show but he soon learns a local author was murdered that morning at the same hotel. An author who bears an uncanny resemblance to his friend. Delia Sinclair is a reclusive romance novelist who’s on a deadline […]

Posted July 31, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s  Review 3 Stars!! I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the continuation of Xavier and Anna’s love story. The overall story was good, just not as great as I was hoping for. This picks up right where Phenomenal X left off, I found the multiple storylines a bit dramatic at times and there were just too many obstacles thrown in X and Anna’s way, along with too much self-doubt for both of them. X’s self-loathing was just plain sad and I missed the over confidentA cocky alpha he was in Phenomenal X! “You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me—my angel—my everything, and I’ll never let you go […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review Rewind: Taking a Shot (Play by Play #3) BY Jaci Burton

Review Rewind: Taking a Shot (Play by Play #3) BY Jaci Burton

Karla’s Review  5 Stars! I absolutely LOVED it!! In my opinion, the best book in the series. I understand that quite a few reviews have expressed their annoyance or dislike for Jenna, but once she explained herself, I was on board with her feelings. I had my issues with her too, but as I continued to read and the big picture presented itself, it made sense and I gave her my sympathy. She never once laid blame on Ty for anything and always reprimanded herself when her actions towards him were unacceptable, unfortunately only in her head. Was it right how she treated him?! No, but then there would have been no drama. […]

Posted July 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments