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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