Tag: Karla


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

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