In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman

Goodman hits upon many of the genre’s clichés, including the spunky female, brooding male, dangerous past, and romantic impediment(s), but executes them well enough that readers will find it difficult Read more...

Posted by on October 20, 2017

Hot Books for October 2017!

Fiction Origin by Dan Brown Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology and frequent saver of the world, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to hear a major Read more...

Posted by on October 10, 2017

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow lives in a world divided by blood. As a Red she is a common peasant who thieves to help her family get by. Her people are watched and Read more...

Posted by on September 22, 2017

The Last Message Received by Emily Trunko

You don’t always remember the first words someone says to you, but you often remember the last. In this book by Emily Trunko and originally inspired by tumblr posts, readers Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Wired by Julie Garwood

Beautiful Allison Trent loves searching for the puzzles in her computer hacking. It’s all for the good, she rationalizes, as she finds the money trail of missing funds at a Read more...

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Four Nights With the Duke by Eloisa James

Four Nights With the Duke is a Regency-era romance that tries for sensuous, but doesn’t quite make it.  Mia and Evander spend so much of the book fighting their physical Read more...

Posted by on August 1, 2017

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is a mildly sensuous romance with a plot made almost as clunky as its title by Cecilia’s deceptions, but which is entertaining enough to Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia, a member of a prominent Scholar family, helps her grandparents earn a meager living until her brother Darin is caught and arrested as a traitor of the Empire. Not Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2017

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

“Cats don’t cry,” Cat tells herself constantly. The oracle is done with crying. She’s escaped a terrible life and has started a new one in the circus. War is brewing, territories Read more...

Posted by on February 15, 2017

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Wedding science fiction with literary fiction in a post-WWI setting, The Arrival of Missives is a unique and enjoyable coming of age story. Shirley Fearn is seventeen and has it Read more...

Posted by on January 25, 2017

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Famed pastry chef Olivia Rawlings seems to have it all— until she accidentally sets a Manhattan restaurant on fire with her flaming dessert! Asked “to take a break” from work, Read more...

Posted by on September 22, 2016

Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Every night since Alice was a child, she has dreamt of the same boy: Max. When Alice moves to Boston, she runs, literally, into the boy of her dreams.

Posted by on September 12, 2016

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Princess Lia of Morrighan, tired of living a life ruled by tradition and duty, is pushed to her limits when her hand is offered in marriage to the prince of Read more...

Posted by on September 11, 2016

First & Then by Emma Mills

The story borrows from Pride and Prejudice, yet forges its own identity, straying from its source material enough to keep you guessing what will happen. An unexpectedly touching, thoroughly delightful Read more...

Posted by on September 11, 2016

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Bow presents an intriguing concept but is unable to follow through with her characters, pacing, or focus. The writing is littered with unexplained technological terms and the staccato sentences take Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016