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I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

Karla’s Review 5++ Feel Good Stars! A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed. I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell  in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an […]

Posted May 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Wonderful! A sweet story about getting it right the second time around. Lots of great characters, especially Harper and Nick. He’s so laid back and willing to let life play itself out and she over-thinks things and acts on a whim. Yet they are perfect for each other. Harper’s feelings were so well written and even though her personality was annoying at times, my heart just broke for her. Nick’s declaration of love just warmed me through and through. You’ll find yourself placing your hand over your heart and breathing out a happy sigh. Loved it! My One and Only is a keeper! A feel good book […]

Posted April 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Beauty and the Bull Rider (Hotel Rodeo)

Review: Beauty and the Bull Rider (Hotel Rodeo)

  Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars! A great addition to the Hotel Rodeo series! Zac and Delaney proved to be match made in baby makin’ heaven, but they also had wonderful chemistry and you could feel how much they cared for each other. These two started out with a deal, but when all was said and done, they were in it for love. I wasn’t sure how Delaney would fit into this series being she’s Ty’s ex, and whether or not if I would like her. Delaney grew on me and turned out to be such a likable character, someone who was misjudged and proved herself to be very capable and smart. […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom

Flashback Friday: Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom

   Reviews Karla says: 4.5 stars. From the very first hot sentence to the last page, I was hooked! Samson and Delilah (I know *rolls eyes*, just some of the author’s warped subtle humor) have sizzling chemistry. She seems to be the answer to his…ahem….problem. He can’t get IT up and once he meets her…IT doesn’t want to go down. Funny stuff. The connection they have is more than sexual and he has feelings for her that are not normal for a vampire. What a fun journey exploring this unique world, and seeing Samson and Delilah discovering each other on an emotional and intimate level. Some great secondary characters, a bit of […]

Posted April 8, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver  by Robin Benway

  Karla’s review 4 Stars! A touching, heartwarming, pensive read! “Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” This thought-provoking story is about a parental kidnapping and the impact it has on the lives of the friends and family of a young boy who was taken by his father. Oh, the joy when he’s finally found, or maybe not… Oliver’s not a little boy anymore, he’s a teenager with his own opinions and feelings about what happened. He’s been taken all over again from […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Frisk Me (New York’s Finest, #1) by Lauren Layne

Review: Frisk Me (New York’s Finest, #1)  by Lauren Layne

   Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Great start to this series! I’m in love with Luc and his family! Luc is the pretty boy and baby of the family and due to his recent heroics, he’s become somewhat of a celebrity, not something he’s a fan of. It hasn’t gone to his head, as a matter of fact quite the opposite, he’s angry and annoyed by all the attention. He doesn’t have an ounce of ego, he loves his job and truly believes what he did is all part of being a cop. Ava is the reporter assigned to doing the fluff piece on “America’s Hero”. She crossed paths with Luc years […]

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

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