Friday, January 16, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

Top Read
Her Sanctuary, by Toni Anderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan. Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work. But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. More…

Her Sanctuary by Toni Anderson is everything one could wish for in a Romantic Suspense.... Toni Anderson had definitely given us a great book in the footsteps of Christine Feehan, J.D. Robb, Nina Bruhns, Brenda Joyce, and others of that ilk.” – Rose, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Top Read
Hero for Hire, by Sheridon Smythe ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

Bounty hunter Mackenzy Cord had known for a long time Savannah Carrington was the woman for him--he just had to convince her of that. When she flees her father to escape an arranged marriage, Mac gets an opportunity to finally let her know how he feels. Mr. Carrington hires him to bring his daughter home--wed or unwed. Savannah sets out to prove to her father she doesn't need to be married to be happy, but her plans backfire when she's framed for a bank robbery in Jamestown, New York. Thank God for her best friend, Mac, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time. More…

Hero For Hire by Sheridan Smythe is everything one could hope for in a Sheridan Smythe story. It has an entirely new twist on the Western Historical romance that tingles and yet has a whole lot of tongue-in-cheek humor.” – Rose, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Top Read
Let Nothing You Dismay, by Linda Swift ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sweet

Kala's position as a tour guide at a Kentucky Welcome Center isn't enough to cope with huge debts left by her late husband's illness, but she manages to make ends meet…until her car quits running. To save money on repairs, she enrolls in an auto-maintenance class taught by Rex, a handsome part-time instructor whose broken heart needs repairing, too. More…

“Beautifully written, there is warmth exuding from this book that makes you feel happy: it is a winner; a book to keep and read over and over again.” – Andrea, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Reviewer Top Pick
You’re All I Want for Christmas,
by Arleigh Bish ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

When struggling single Mom, Heidi Gentry begins writing to her friend’s brother, who is serving in Iraq, she never expected to fall in love with him. To make matters worse he’s married, at least she thinks he is. She immediately cuts off communication with him. But Christmas often brings surprises, and a chance encounter with Heidi at the local mall convinces Rick, divorced and back from Iraq, to find out where he stands with the woman who captured his heart with her very first e-mail. More…

“Ms. Bish penned a fun and exciting Christmas read within these pages…. Ms. Bish is a new author to me, but I assure you she is one I will definitely keep my eye on! ” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance …full review
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A Christmas Smile, by Kathy Otten ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), spicy

After years in a Yankee prison camp, Tom Montgomery returned to Virginia to discover the wife who said she'd love him forever had mistakenly been informed of his death and married another man. Seven years later, Tom returns to Montgomery, Texas to discover Elizabeth has been living at his grandfather's ranch. Can a Christmas miracle heal the pain of betrayal and bring their two hearts together again?

“Ms. Kathy Otten has written a fabulous story about a man and his soul mate who, even after so many years, had neither replaced the other. This poignant story is so emotionally remarkable that I read straight through.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio …full review
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Caribbean Dreams of Love, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lilly, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic man named Peter whose idiosyncrasies in dress and speech mark him as an eccentric person to avoid. But Daisy can't avoid him. In fact, she begins to obsess about him from the first moment she catches him staring at her in the cruise ship terminal. More…

“This is such a heart warming book! It tells a story of a woman who gets another shot in love and romance….This is a must read for dreamers and to those who never stop looking for true love. Thumbs up!” – Amylove, WRDF Reviews …full review
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To Deceive is to Love, by Lynne King ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

A pilot who performs daring flights for the Swift Flying Circus, Chantelle Duvall is used to taking risks. And the enigmatic David Bishop, her partner’s brother, is a risk she can’t resist. But as things heat up between them, Chantelle learns David isn’t who he seems. More…

“This book pulled me in and kept my interest riveted to the tale from first page to last.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio …full review
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He’s Her, by Mimi Barbour ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sensual

One minute a casino owner from Vegas, Rhett Parks, was relaxing on a bench in a small English town. To his dismay, a young woman interrupted his sanctuary. A minute later, his body was out cold on the ground and he was taking up residence inside the intruder, schoolteacher Carrie Temple — and without her permission. Her first words, "Get out," didn't solve anything because he had no idea of how he "got in." More…

“It’s quirky and sparky and Ms Barbour gets the mix right with Carrie….And the end- well it just made me want to go Aaaaahhhhh…..sweet! You'll need to read it yourself though to see why. A great little story. Recommended.” -- Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews …full review
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On the Run, by Judith Rochelle ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, sensual

When Robin Fleming witnesses the murder of her sister, Jamie, her only thought is to grab her nephew and run, from her vicious brother-in-law. Running and hiding, covering their tracks, they eventually settle in Memphis to begin a new life. More…

“Judith Rochelle knows how to build a suspense that will have you biting your nails….I honestly couldn’t put this book down once I started it.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio …full review
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Three Moon Station, by Icy Snow Blackstone ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

She thought she was hired as a housekeeper; he thought he was buying a wife. When Katherine Rawls witnesses a murder, no place on Earth is safe, so going offplanet is the only answer. When a group of Domestics is transported to a pioneering planet, Katy goes along, taking the evidence with her. More…

Three Moon Station is an out of this world must read….It is so well written that it’s a bestseller contender, one that I would proudly display in my personal library.” – Larkspur, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Wayback Texas: Blackest Heart,
by Amber Leigh Williams ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

America's Sweetheart, Stella Ridge has been away from Wayback for fifteen years paving her way to the top of the acting business. When a car accident leaves her physically and emotionally scarred, the only place she wants to go is home to Texas and her family's ranch. The changes that have taken place since her departure are enough to rock her world again. More…

“I love Judd. He appealed to me from the outset and he is absolutely gorgeous. I’m not a great Western/ cowboy fan myself but this story went a long way towards converting me…. Definitely recommended.” -- Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews …full review
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