Tag: contemporary romance


Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1) by Jasinda Wilder

Review: Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers, #1)  by Jasinda Wilder

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Badd Brother Stars!! Dru is feeling uneasy on her wedding day, she’s having major jitters, so she seeks out her fiancé Michael so he can reassure her and put her uneasy feelings to rest. However, she finds her fiancé boinking one of her bridesmaids. Dru flees the church with her father and gets drunk with him and his police cronies at their watering hole, which happens to be at private airfield bar. After getting drunk she proceeds to catch a plane and winds up in Ketchikan, Alaska where she drunkenly stumbles into Badd’s Bar & Grill and meets Sebastian Badd. The attraction is immediate, overwhelming, and intense!! Sebastian […]

Posted July 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Review: Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Every Little Thing is the second book in Samantha Young’s Harts Boardwalk series.  This series has a very “small town” feel to it, in that all the character live in the same town of Hartwell, Delaware.  The characters are business owners, friends, and neighbors who all rub elbows with one another on a consistent basis.  I was not a huge fan of the first book in this series, The One Real Thing.  Thankfully, this book was markedly better than it’s predecessor. We met Vaughn Tremaine and Bailey Hartwell in the first book and I could not wait for their story.  They were sworn enemies who you knew […]

Posted July 3, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Review: Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 3 ½ Stars! Hit the Spot is a book that I couldn’t wait to read after finishing Four-Letter Word.  The chemistry between Jaime and Tori was so evident in the first book that I couldn’t wait to see it finally play out.  I have found that couples who fight the most sometimes have incredibly explosive chemistry in and out of bed. Unfortunately, I found myself really put off by Jamie and his crude language and aggressive way of relating to Tori.  He came across as very immature, rude, and cocky.  Sometimes those types of heroes really work for me.  If the author is successful in getting them to soften […]

Posted June 26, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Review: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This book came out of nowhere and surprised the daylights out of me.  Here I thought I was going to reading a quick, steamy, and lighthearted romance, and instead I got THIS.  Four-Letter Word was anything but lighthearted.  This is a romance filled with so much angst that your heart hurts for a great portion of the book. Brian and Sydney have an unlikely romance in the fact that they meet after Sydney accidentally calls the wrong number.  Her intent is to unleash her fury on her best friend’s ex-boyfriend who has just broken her friend’s heart.  She dials the number and when “he” answers, she […]

Posted June 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Transfer (The Retrieval Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

Transfer (The Retrieval Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

Crista’s Review 5 stars! ***Spoiler-Free Review*** Please be careful when reading reviews about Transfer.  This second book in the Retrieval Duet must be experienced without knowing much about it to be enjoyed to its fullest. In a nutshell, Transfer is about Clare’s journey away from the darkness of her marriage and the monster with whom she is married into the light of freedom, safety, and love. Ever since watching Julia Roberts in the movie Sleeping With the Enemy, and then watching Julianne Hough in the movie Safe Haven, I have been looking for a book that would give me the same kind of butterflies and edge of my seat suspense that […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1) by Aly Martinez

Review: Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet #1)  by Aly Martinez

Crista’s Review 4 Stars! Wow!  This is book 1 of a book “duet”, and let me tell you, I guarantee that after you read this, you’ll be reaching for the next book as quickly as you can!  This first book has a little bit of everything: heartbreak, forgiveness, renewal, and hope. This is the story of a couple who experience a huge tragedy that ultimately leads to their divorce.  It is told in alternating perspectives, which is important as their entire relationship is retold in a series of flashbacks. This book aptly named.  Roman is still completely in love with his ex-wife Elisabeth, and at the first sign of a green […]

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

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Review: Tempting Alibi by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

Dorsey’s Review 4 Tongue Tied Stars!! This is a short book, only about 140 pages or so, but oooh so sweet, hot, and fun!! Scott O’Callaghan is a former Marine sniper who has returned home. Scott grew up on the wrong side of the tracks with an abusive alcoholic father and was on the road to destruction until he joined the Marines. Now he’s home and the local mechanic having opened his own garage. He has a serious crush on his neighbor Michaela but gets tongued tied whenever she’s in the vicinity. Michaela Miller is from one of the oldest and most influential families in their small town, she owns and […]

Posted January 19, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

Crista’s Review 3 Stars! This is probably just a matter of personal preference and taste, but I liked this book the least of all the Men at Work holiday reads. The Halloween book and the Thanksgiving book were sweet and romantic reads.  One Hot December is actually much more in line with the Tiffany Reisz that I came to know while reading the Original Sinners series.  It is raunchy, tough, and definitely more sexually explicit.  I guess for me personally, I like more of a feel-good, romantic Christmas story and this book was anything but that. Veronica “Flash” Redding was one tough female lead.  A welder by trade, I just couldn’t […]

Posted January 10, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

  Dorsey’s Review  5+ Building Castle Stars!!! To say I was excited to hear KA was writing Daisy and Marcus’s story is an understatement, I have wanted their story for a very long time, I was beyond excited!!! I’ve wanted to know how Daisy fell for….no way to avoid it, a criminal…a respected businessman and feared crime boss. Marcus has always been a bit of a mystery, but, we always had the knowledge that he adored Daisy, and Daisy loved and adored him right back, there was absolutely no mistaking his love and devotion to Daisy throughout the RC Series. “I’ll handle you with care. I’ll always handle you with care. […]

Posted January 7, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Review: Preacher (Rapid City Stories #1) by Dahlia West

Dorsey’s Review 4 Preacher Loving Stars!! Jack “Preacher” Prior is the President of the Badlands Buzzards MC, and he was betrayed by his MC brothers and left for dead. Jack’s journey back to the living is intense, heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time. Erin Walker is the owner of a small rehab horse ranch, she loves what she does but it seems nothing is going well for her, however she determined to make her rehab ranch a success!! Then her world tilts with a betrayal and a mysterious wounded stranger who comes to her aid when needed. Jack winds up staying on the ranch to help Erin out, but […]

Posted October 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments