Tag: Karla


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 Rewind: Chase in Shadow (Johnnies #1) by Amy Lane

Review Rewind: Chase in Shadow (Johnnies #1) by Amy Lane

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! A very powerful and emotional read! I had no idea the journey I was going on when I started this book, but it was one filled with unbelievable highs and lows, amazing characters, and a story that damn near ripped my heart out of my chest. Slowly the layers are peeled back on Chase’s past as his story progresses in the present, and you understand why he has chosen to hide behind the image of being straight. The guilt that this boy carried around for most of his life was unimaginable, and the façade he hid behind because of a tragic childhood, never allowed him to be […]

Posted August 4, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 1 Comment

Flashback Friday: Beg for Mercy (Dead Wrong #1) by Jami Alden

Flashback Friday: Beg for Mercy (Dead Wrong #1) by Jami Alden

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Excellent romantic suspense/thriller! This had everything I love in this genre of book. A twisted villain committing gruesome murders, nail-biting suspense, an intense romance, and great secondary characters. Nothing sugar-coated here, pretty graphic descriptions of the deeds and the aftermath of the crime. Although the killer was easy to spot, it did not take away from the story. There was still that desperation to solve the murders, and the hopelessness of the situation if it was left unresolved. What I really loved about this book is that although it wrapped up nicely, the circumstances of the crimes had far reaching effects on other characters and some issues […]

Posted July 28, 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

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Release Day Review: The Stone Warriors: Kato by D.B. Reynolds

Reviews   Dorsey says: 5 Action Packed Sexy Stars! Kato is a millennia old warrior who’s not only very powerful in magic but, also has a powerful presence once he is finally released from his stone prison. When he is freed from his prison by unsuspecting Grace, Kato (along with Grace) embark on a mission to track down and eliminate the dangerous demons Grace unwittingly unleashed while attempting to decode three ancient scrolls. “They’ll never let us in there.” “Yes, they will,” he said with such irritating confidence that she wanted to slug him. Grace is a strong independent woman disguised as a mild-mannered museum employee. She’s fluent in several languages […]

Posted June 23, 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: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars! God help me the day this series comes to an end, I’ll have to find a withdrawal program. I can’t imagine not being able to look forward to another installment in this series…I enjoy it that much! What’s the saying…don’t bring a knife to a gunfight…that is unless you’re Gin Blanco because she wields her weapon of choice with pinpoint accuracy! This was another action packed, kickass installment in this ever evolving series! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when this group of friends and family work collectively to oust the enemy, it makes the story even better. Gin alone is magic, the group at […]

Posted October 31, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars!! This was on its way to being a 5 plus star read…until the end because there really wasn’t one, or at least not one that satisfied me. I only detracted a half a star, because the rest of the book is amazing. I enjoyed the comparisons and stereotypes of two completely different families. Samantha is a sweet, determined young woman who is showcased like an object by her mother and at the same time sheltered. After many years of observing the family next door, she finally meets Jase, the third oldest in the Garrett clan. He approaches her as she’s sitting on the roof ledge by her […]

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

Series Spotlight (August 7-10) + Giveaway: Fantasyland by Kristen Ashley ~ Day One – Wildest Dreams!

Series Spotlight (August 7-10) + Giveaway: Fantasyland by Kristen Ashley ~  Day One – Wildest Dreams!

For the next 4 days, we are going to put the spotlight on Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series! With the release of Midnight Soul, the 5th, and final book in the series just around the corner (August 15th), we thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane. Today we will be posting reviews for Wildest Dreams, the 1st book in the series. We have a snippet from Karla and a full review from Dorsey. For The Golden Dynasty we’ll have a review from Splage, then for Fantastical we’ll hear from both Kristen and Splage, and for Broken Dove, we’ll see what Dorsey has to say! To add to the fun […]

Posted August 7, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour / 16 Comments

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise!  An endearing and fun love story! Think Maverick/Cheyenne Social Club/Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all rolled into one.  Eliza Jane, divorced women’s libber has come to town, and now the townsfolk are in an uproar, and she is at the center of it all. The trigger finger happy sheriff, Adam, and town doc/deputy sheriff, Will, have made it their business to keep her in line. One wants to shoot her, and the other one wants to bed her. Quite the comedic duo. Will is charming, sexy, sweet, and he’s just the man to keep Eliza Jane out of trouble…maybe! But trouble has a way of […]

Posted August 5, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments