Thursday, March 26, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews

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

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Blood Hunt: The Legend, by Judith Gilbert ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, hot

How far would you go to keep a deadly secret? Would you let a little boy die? Nurse Brianna Eaton's world turns upside down when EMTs bring her best friend and her six-year-old son to St. Francis. Bri's blood is the only hope he has. If she saves him, she can no longer hide what she is--a hybrid, part vampire, part witch. Forces will come against her; it's only a matter of time. Not even the fierce vampire protector her father assigns can stop the fulfillment of The Legend.

“If you love Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave and Barb and J.C. Hendee’s Dhampir series, then you will love Blood Hunt ! … This is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and sincerely hope that there will be a second book!” – Nicole, Bitten by Books …full review
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The Bride Wore Blue, by Cillian Burns ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Wounded war correspondent Brett Peters returns home from Iraq to the biggest shock of his life—a son he didn’t know he had. Ten years before, he had left Beth Phillips behind, bitterly certain she did not love him enough to go with him to the Middle East. He’d moved on, he thought...until he set eyes on Beth and his son, Ryan. More…

“WOW! The Bride Wore Blue is a delightful romance. Cillian Burns is a talented author. She created a plot that other authors will envy. The story flows smoothly, enticing the reader to turn the pages….Well done, Ms. Burns.” – Debra Gaynor, Review Your Book …full review
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Damn Good Man, by Michelle Witvliet ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Widower Joel Hubbard isn’t interested in his friends’ attempts to fix him up. He’s content with his quiet, structured life as a single dad until he wanders into Gwen Marconi’s real estate office and discovers everything he never knew he was missing in his life. Gwen has a knack for attracting womanizers, losers and jerks. From what she can tell, Joel isn’t any of those things. In fact, he’s everything she ever wanted in a man and it starts her thinking she’s finally found herself a keeper. More…

“Have a house to sell? Ask for Gwen Marconi. Have a heart longing for its perfect match? Ask for Dr. Joel Hubbard. Want a sexy love story that combines the best elements of both? Then you need to read Damn Good Man.” – Tiger Lily, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Salvation Bride, by Anna Kathryn Lanier ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), spicy

The hot dusty town of Salvation, Texas has more than its share of secrets in 1873 when Laura Ashton's stage rolls into town. Sheriff David Slade has no idea what baggage his mail-order bride is bringing into his life. Throw in the nightmares from his Civil War days and he's got more than courting to contend with. Laura's a woman ahead of her time, a woman trained in medicine. And she's got a will that could move mountains. Unfortunately, the only mountains in Salvation are in Sheriff Slade's memory. Can the determined doctor heal his pain, or will the dark secret in her past turn up to steal his Salvation Bride?

“Ms. Lanier created a fantastic plot about a couple who had much to learn about the other….This storyline was very intense, with unexpected encounters. The ending was really a surprise. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance with conflict.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio …full review
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews

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

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

Top Read
Mike, the Molly, and Me,
by Deborah Tompkins ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sweet

When two artistic recluses pick the same mountain to hide on… Someone is bound to be found out.

“I have to be honest. Mike, the Molly and Me had me laughing out loud at the antics of the characters….This book was just too good not to read fast, then read again. It has it all, some excitement, danger, misunderstandings, some surprises, and lots of love. ” – Rose, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Taste of Passion, by Tessa Armytage ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

“I will donate to charity the sum of a million dollars, if you will apprentice yourself to me for a single night.” The scene is a press conference. Constance Halliday, talented broadsheet journalist, has just challenged infamous master chef, Alistair Douglas, on the subject of his hot temper. He has returned fire with a challenge of his own. And made refusal impossible. More…

“This was by far the best romance novel I have read in many years. Miss Armytage used all the things; passion, romantic encounters, sadness, joy, deception and much more to make a perfect story.” – Monika Blanchard, WRDF Reviews …full review
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The Dating Game, by Stephanie-Anne Street ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sweet

Her dancing career in ruins after a hit-and-run accident, Fenella Grant starts a new chapter of her life when she opens her own matchmaking agency, Discreet Liaisons. The agency performs like a dream until attractive James McAllister becomes one of her clients and causes havoc in her love-starved heart….James’ sister has bought him a year’s membership as a joke – and to cure him of his casual dating habits. But serial dater James has no intention of going out with ‘sad, sex-starved singletons’ and demands Fen cancel his subscription. Instead, she decides to put him in his place by matching him with her most intimidating client. More…

“Ms Street is an incredibly witty writer who knows exactly what the reader wants to experience in a book. The Dating Game was a laugh out loud funny read with romance intricately woven throughout the book.” – Violet, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Limited Light, by Carla Rossi ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

What happens when a big city career girl…
Successful financial advisor Marti Randolph is returning home to grandma in small town Madison, Texas after a disastrous relationship with her boss. Expecting a marriage proposal, she was devastated to find he was already married. Already finding it difficult to accept God’s mercy and forgiveness for her mistake, the situation is made worse by small town gossips who won’t let the rumors of her workplace romance and subsequent resignation die.
…meets a small town single and seeking pastor? More…

“Don’t miss this wonderful rollicking story. No matter your genre of choice, I know you’ll enjoy the quirky characters caught in the real-life problems of LIMITED LIGHT.” – Cheri Jetton, Novel Editions …full review
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Luck be a Cowboy, by Stacy Dawn ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), sensual

Travel consultant Sarah Monroe’s sudden streak of bad luck continues when, after taking a baseball bat to her cheating fiancĂ©’s truck, she discovers she’s trashed the wrong one. Worse, the real owner, sexy cowboy Harper Reed, witnesses her act of vengeful vandalism. The last thing she needs is her passport cancelled due to a criminal record—or to risk trusting another handsome man. More…

“I loved this fast-paced book. The plot was great and the storyline just made the actions more endearing....I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh and maybe shed a tear while reading a fabulous book. ” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio …full review
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Ransomed Heart, by Michelle Cary ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Vanessa Beaumont is desperate to protect her beloved thoroughbred, Ransom, from her ex-husband’s clutches. Intent on hiding Ransom at her friend’s farm hidden in the mountains of Pennsylvania, Vanessa falls short of her destination when she collides with a deer during a summer storm and is forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger to help protect her horse. What she didn’t count on was her own attraction to him or the ease with which she fits into his life. More…

“A strong romance, fascinating characters, and plot full of suspense…this story had it all. I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful story and to Ms. Cary, I say “Bravo!” This is one that I have no qualms about recommending.” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews

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

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

Top Read
Mr. Hyde’s Assets, by Sheridon Smythe ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Mr. Hyde was fit to be tied! Rugged Austin Hyde was up to his brawny biceps in a bizarre situation. His mad scientist brother had gone and appropriated Austin's "assets" to impregnate a tycoon's widow at his fertility clinic. Worse, rumor had it that the elegant Candice VanAusdale might be making a baby simply to inherit big bucks—without having a clue the kid would be his! Mr. Hyde was fit to be tied, but not tied down by a web of lies. Yet how to untangle "Dr. Jekyll's " deception? More…

“What can I say? I loved every minute of it. Humor, suspense, and knowing how badly one would want to “pulverize” a brother were the tips of the ice berg. Getting to know Candice and Austin, both artists in their own right, was fascinating fun that I’d like to do again . . . and again . . . and again.” – Marianne Gibson, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Bridget’s Rainbow, by C.H. Admirand ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Bridget O’Halloran has a second chance to make a wish when the magic rainbow appears in the mist over Killarney Lake. She wishes for a man to love; one that would be strong and wise and love her forever. But between the voice calling to her from the depths of the lake and the faeries hovering about her, she leans over too far. More…

“I love the magical land of Bridget’s Rainbow….The whole delightful story grabbed me immediately and took me on a journey I will not forget.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review
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Circle of Grace, by Jan King ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

In the past, three gifted sisters live through a night of terror and heartbreak, when each of them make a decision that ends in tragedy…and a curse that causes a massive ship to burn for centuries on the midnight water of the Atlantic. In the present, Catherine Gallagher is content with her life on a mystical Maritime island, when she is thrown into a nightmare world of reincarnation by a not-so-mortal being, who calmly informs her she's lived before, and that she is expected to risk her life to avenge the spirit of the doomed girl she once was! Added to the mix are two friends who must be dragged kicking and screaming into the fray, a sexy love interest, and a very human stalker, possessed by the past, who is bent on destroying her…

Circle Of Grace is an exciting story that weaves the tragedy of the past into the lives of three current day women….Every character has a story and is woven into the tale with artistry. I felt like I really knew them and wanted it to go on and on.” – Jaded, Bitten by Books …full review
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The Claddagh Ring, by Sharon A. Donovan ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Struggling with her faith after her mother’s death, Meghan O’Malley finds comfort in wearing the family Claddagh Ring, believed to be blessed by St. Patrick. When Meghan meets Rork, she finds love, friendship, and loyalty, but before everything comes full circle under God’s plan, Meghan must face the biggest challenge of her life. More…

“Donovan fits an awful lot in a small package! Her characters feel. Her dialogue is plausible. The backdrop pulls more emotion from the tale; from the plaintive strains of Danny Boy and the strumming harp to the hint of lavender, every sense is fed….I just loved it.” – Snapdragon, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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The Cowboy Comes Home, by Roni Adams ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

They say you can never go home again. Tyler Weston is hoping that's not true. Two years ago he thought he wanted freedom and to be as far away from Sweet Meadow, Texas as he could get. He left behind his family's ranch, his brothers and his childhood sweetheart, Beth Sampson. Now he's home for the holidays, but he's hoping to make it a permanent move. Will he be able to mend the hurts he's caused especially with Beth or has she grown up and gotten completely over him? More…

“The Cowboy Comes Home reminds us why everybody deserve a second chance and what one must do to achieve their dreams and happiness. An enjoyable read, Roni Adams shows us happiness is everywhere; if you give love a chance.” – Amylove, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Dilemma of the Heart, by Cindy K. Green ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational (Historical), sweet

Cassandra Huddleston has a dilemma. Her heart still resides with her sweetheart, Frederick Adair, reported as killed in action at the close of the Civil War. Now she has a new suitor, Emerson Bryce, powerful, attractive, and dominant; he usually gets what he wants. Cassandra must decide if she can forget the man of her heart and learn to love the man offering her a future. More…

“"Dilemma of the Heart" was an endearing, sweet and captivating read. I don't usually read historical romance but I felt myself drawn into the storyline and I simply had to turn the pages as quickly as I could.” – Violet, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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From the Ashes, by Cait McCarter ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

The memory of her pyreweld demon lover haunts HANNAH REED. Two years ago, WILL CALDWELL deserted her for a female demon, extinguishing a fiery passion in Hannah’s heart. Left to rekindle scattered feelings, Hannah turns more and more to her old friend MICHAEL PARKER. Until the day he announces that he loves her—the same day Hannah senses Will’s return to their small Texas town. More…

“To be able to sit and read a novella with the depth and characteristics of a full length novel is quite the treat, and one I thoroughly enjoyed….All in all this is a great story and one I can't recommend enough.” – Agapanthus, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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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…

“This writing team known as Sheridon Smythe does an incredible job with their books. I love historical romances, so I always seem to be drawn to ones with their name on the cover. This one was no exception. It seems that each offering gets better than the previous one.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio …full review
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Love on a Wire, by Jo Barrett ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sweet

Two lonely people brought together by a meddling aunt's matchmaking find more than just friendship over the Internet.

“Casey's character made me both laugh and cry. I felt her pain when she felt it and laughed my head off when she talked about her ex. I thought this was such a great read because it was specifically dated to our world today.” – Val, You Gotta Read Reviews …full review
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Said the Spider to the Fly, by Miss Mae ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, sweet

Mona Murphy returns to Copper Springs to attend her grandfather's memorial service. His passing appeared ordinary enough—the official report stated he'd tripped and fallen down the staircase. Yet Preston Hitchcock, the insurance agent who'd sold a half million-dollar policy to Mona's grandfather days before the old man died, isn't convinced, especially when bloody towels are discovered in the backyard. More…

“At first, this book appeared to be a sweet romance with nothing out of the ordinary to make it special. Not so! I soon found the story pulling me in. Every time I figured out who the murderer was, the story took another turn and I had to think again.” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Wayback Texas: All the Way Back,
by Cindy Spencer Pape ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), hot

Drew Lawson left Wayback for the army a long time ago. Now he’s back, a little older and a lot wiser, but the past still haunts him. Music teacher Annie Zykov had a crush on Drew when she was a kid, but what she feels for the man is something else entirely. With Annie’s help, can Drew come to grips with his past and learn to face the future? Is love what it takes to bring him All the Way Back?

“As with the other books I have read in this series, I am very excited to say that I loved this book! Ms. Pape created two definitely lovable characters and they naturally fit together.” – Kim N. …full review
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Where the Rain is Made, by K. Celeste Bryan ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

A Dangerous Warrior Held captive by a decadent-looking savage, Francesca DuVall spends every waking moment planning an escape for her brother, Marsh. But she never counted on falling in love with the man whose smoldering sapphire eyes cause her to tremble with unbridled passion. Ethan Gray, the man, is a curator at a famous museum . . . most of the time, that is. At other times, he’s Meko, a savage warrior hurtled into the past to help his beloved people, the Cheyenne. More…

“I was impressed with the way K. Celeste Bryan portrayed the different aspects of Ethan’s character during his time with the Cheyenne. I felt the characters were well developed and realistic, and although this was a violent time in our history, the violence did not overwhelm the storyline….I highly recommend this story to all who entertain the possibility of time travel.” – Mary, Bitten by Books …full review
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Latest 5 Star Romance Novel Reviews

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

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

Top Read
Said the Spider to the Fly, by Miss Mae ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, sweet

Mona Murphy returns to Copper Springs to attend her grandfather's memorial service. His passing appeared ordinary enough—the official report stated he'd tripped and fallen down the staircase. Yet Preston Hitchcock, the insurance agent who'd sold a half million-dollar policy to Mona's grandfather days before the old man died, isn't convinced, especially when bloody towels are discovered in the backyard. And that’s only the beginning. More…

“Miss Mae has skilfully woven a web of intrigue and danger that draws you in and introduces you to characters who may or may not be what they seem. Who can you trust? Who can you believe? If you want to read a book that you can immerse yourself in, then this is a must.” – Andrea, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Top Read
The Sweetheart Dance, by Patti Ann Colt ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Although Echo Falls high school teacher Meg Applegate aches to belong to Bret Cara body and soul, he maintains a hands-off policy. She is wife material and violates his no relationship philosophy based on years with combative parents. But when a practical joker spikes Meg’s drinks at the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, Bret comes to her rescue – and she astounds him with a hot, sensual kiss. Assisting the police department in tracking teen felons, Meg takes the opportunity to snag the handsome cop’s attention and they launch an affair based on Bret’s ‘no strings’ rules. More…

“A Top Read, THE SWEETHEART DANCE is a simple plot that packs a solid punch….I loved every page of THE SWEETHEART DANCE and can’t wait to read the Tom’s story and other books about this family. This book is a definite keeper…” – Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Don’t Call Me Darlin’, by Fleeta Cunningham ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, spicy

Life in Santa Rita, Texas, 1957: Calm...slow-moving...placid...or it was until that radical librarian and her controversial books came to town. Then the County Judge falls in love with her. And the editor of the local newspaper starts trying to convince the judge that the girl’s a Communist sympathizer. What with the Commissioners in an uproar, two irrepressible teens adding their own brand of confusion, and a menacing midnight caller threatening the girl he loves, Judge Sam Lindley has enough interference in his courtship to sink it. More…

“If you’re the sort of person who likes something meaty, thought provoking, warm and moving, who likes to take time and savour a book, who likes to be immersed in detail then this is for you.”– Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Home Style Lovin, by Elizabeth Palmer ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Sometimes Ty Clayton wins; sometimes he loses. But he never, ever gives up. A failed investment has forced him to work for his domineering father at mega-corporation TexAmerica. His can’t-fail assignment: the acquisition of Ike’s Home-Style Bar-B-Q, a popular but in-the-red restaurant in Angel Springs, Colorado. There’s just one problem, however—a big one in a size 6 package. The widowed owner of Ike’s, Anna McAllister, doesn’t want to sell. Not to anyone, but especially not to Ty Clayton. More…

“Elizabeth Palmer creates a story that tugs at the reader and brings many things, one being trust, into light, where the characters seem to find their own journey of discovery in this magnificent read.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review
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Losing Patience, by Kara Lynn Russell ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Shaun Thiesen’s jealous nature and quick temper drove his wife Patience away. Since then he’s been through counseling with Pastor Isaac and gotten involved with the church. Now he’s just waiting for his second chance. When he learns Patience is visiting her parents for Thanksgiving, he thinks this may be it. In only a few precious days he has to win back his wife, and suddenly the stakes are raised when Patience tells him he’s going to be a father. Can Shaun show convince her they deserve a second chance?

Losing Patience is a romance with a difference. Sweet and inspirational, this story runs the full gamut of feelings from despair to love.” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Out of Her League, by Kaylea Cross ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Christa Bailey is one cut away from making the Olympic softball team when threats from an obsessed fan jeopardize her dream, and her safety. Forced to put her life on hold, she reluctantly turns to ERT officer Rayne Hutchinson for help, praying the police catch her stalker before she is cut from the team or does something stupid, like fall in love with her unattainable protector. More…

“The author provides lots of tension and edge-of-your-seat action. The final resolution is a true nailbiter. This was an extremely enjoyable story and I recommend it highly.” – Lynn Bushey, The Romance Studio …full review
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The Valentine Edition, by Robin Lee Shope ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

The last place in the world Jodi Williams wanted to live was Turtle Creek, Wisconsin, but when her stepdad refused to put in a good word for her at the Chicago paper, she had no other choice than to accept the first job offer that came her way. Josh Thomas was Turtle Creek's veterinarian, but he also happened to be single and quite handsome. His life was pretty peaceful until a pretty, young stranger came to his clinic with a dog that had been hit by a car. More…

“I can’t wait to read the other books in this series if THE VALENTINE EDITION is typical of the Turtle Creek Editions. This is an inspirational romance I liked [despite the fun it pokes at self-help books and audios, which I swear by!]… A definite keeper!” – Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews …full review
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