Tag: Karla


Review: Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires #12) by Chloe Neill

Review: Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires #12) by Chloe Neill

  Karla’s review  5 Stars! Fantastic!  One of the best in the series! I can’t get enough, I am an Ethan and Merit groupie for life!  I started reading this series in 2009 and each time I read a new installment I want to go back and start all over, or at the very least, read my favorites parts, which all involve Ethan and Merit, no matter what they were doing. Even when they weren’t in a solid  relationship there was something special about their moments together that always had me tingling with anticipation of what was to come. Some books have been better than others and at one point or […]

Posted March 23, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Closing the Deal (Wicked Warrens #2) by Marie Harte

Flashback Friday: Closing the Deal (Wicked Warrens #2) by Marie Harte

  Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars! I really enjoyed this sexy, sweet, quick read about Derrick and Sydney. We met them in Enjoying the Show, the first book in the series,  and I was looking forward to seeing how these two would make a connection. Derrick always gets what he wants and he wants Sydney, but she’s not having it, and so the chase is on! Who better to seek advice from than his mom and brothers. His mom, Barbara, and twin, Dylan, are psychologists, and of course, Gage is now the expert in the love department because he’s already hooked his own girl, Hailey. A very blunt and amusing conversation takes place, as it […]

Posted March 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5) by Lauren Layne

Review: Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption 0.5) by Lauren Layne

karla’s review 5 Stars! A delightfully charming, very enjoyable New Adult romance! One of the best I’ve ever read! Too often for my taste, NA romances are filled with unnecessary drama and angst, and while Isn’t She Lovely has its share of emotional moments, the characters don’t resign themselves to childish behavior and pointless drama. Ethan and Stephanie understand their relationship was borne out of a scheme and ultimately has an end date…or does it? What they don’t expect is for the pretend to feel so real and to fall in love. Ethan was an incredibly sweet guy and a character who I came to adore.  He’s been molded from birth, […]

Posted March 15, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: A Taste Of Heaven by Penny Watson

Review + Giveaway: A Taste Of Heaven by Penny Watson

Fun on the blog today with Penny Watson. She’s a SABR favorite and always a top pick in our year-end favorites list. In 2015 A Taste of Heaven and Apples Should be Red were both picks in our novella category. Her books are always a quirky good time and should be on everyone’s must-read list! Today we have two 5 star reviews from Steffi and Karla for A Taste of Heaven. We also want to celebrate the awesomeness that is Penny Watson and we are giving away  winner’s choice of any one of her ebooks and a $10 Amazon gift card. If you’ve read her books this is a chance for […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 6 Comments

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14) by Jennifer Estep

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! A good read but missing some of that “WOW” factor! I love the Elemental Assassin series and have been in it from the beginning. I anxiously wait for each release and my expectations are always high. Jennifer Estep usually meets or exceeds them, but Bitter Bite didn’t quite work for me as the other books in the series have. If I had to put my finger on what was missing I would say it was due to Deidre’s, Finn’s mother, elemental aspect. Part of what I look forward to is finding out what horrific power the evil entity possesses and she had an elemental power we’ve seen […]

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

Review: The Story Guy (Lakefield novellas) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: The Story Guy (Lakefield novellas) by Mary Ann Rivers

Crista says: The Story Guy is a quick and short read that never comes across that way. It is multi-layered, unique, and memorable. Brian Newburgh and Carrie West meet online after Carrie answers a personal add. The add states that Brian is looking for a Wednesday afternoon weekly meeting that will consist of “kissing only”. The add clearly states that this meeting will not result in a relationship or anything further sexual. Kissing only. This is of course a romance novel, so the rules set up in the personal add were meant to be broken:) Although this relationship starts out “playing by the rules”, as the chemistry heats up between Brian […]

Posted February 28, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: Kiss a Falling Star by Barbara Elsborg

Flashback Friday Favorite: Kiss a Falling Star by Barbara Elsborg

Reviews Splage says: 5 Stars! This is the second book I’ve read by Barbara Elsborg and both have been big hits with me. I love that she can write knock-your-socks-off erotica with a meaty story and characters you fall in love with. Caspar is the brooding hero that the whole town hates. He is the son of an Earl, has zero money, zero potential to get a job because of a past tragedy that the town holds him responsible for and he can’t forgive himself for the incident either. He uses women, one night stands only, and he tries to do things to make people hate him even more. But, he’s the […]

Posted February 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Release Day Blitz: Two to Wrangle (Hotel Rodeo, #2) by Victoria Vane ~ Excerpt & Author Interview

Release Day Blitz: Two to Wrangle (Hotel Rodeo, #2) by Victoria Vane ~ Excerpt & Author Interview

  It’s here!! Two To Wrangle is the 2nd book in Victoria Vane’s unique cowboy series, Hotel Rodeo. It’s the contiuation of Ty and Monia’s story, which started in Hell on Heels, and Karla was dying to get her hands on it. She loves this couple and series, and you can check out her review along with a fun excerpt and a wonderful, informative interview with Victoria Vane. So pack your bags and check in to the Hotel Rodeo, you’re never going to want to leave!You can find Karla’s review for Hell on Heels here, and look for her review for Beauty and the Bullrider coming soon. What it’s about A […]

Posted February 16, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hell on Heels (Hotel Rodeo #1) by Victoria Vane

Hell on Heels (Hotel Rodeo #1) by Victoria Vane

  What it’s about Some Odds are Meant to be Played…  PLACE YOUR BET The Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision… ROLL THE DICE She left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can […]

Posted February 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Super Bowl Sunday Recommended Read ~ The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel by Vi Keeland

Super Bowl Sunday Recommended Read ~ The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel by Vi Keeland

  What it’s about The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room. It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster. The famed quarterback decided to bare all. And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets. No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera. The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me. When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me. But I don’t date players. And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world […]

Posted February 7, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments