Thursday, April 2, 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
Tracks of Love, by D.K. Harper ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), spicy

Samantha Templar wasn't looking for love the second time around but a thirty-six hour train trip to Florida proves to be a life altering experience for the 42 year old divorcee. Her desire to regroup after her husband's infidelity is challenged when she is physically rear ended in the train station by Mark Fields, a 40 year-old widower traveling with his two small children. The close encounter of the sensual kind gives rise to Samantha's other, more urgent desires, but she considers Mark taboo--he's wearing a wedding ring.

“I could harp on about three D characters, plot, dialogue and the like. But to cut it short all I can say is that this story is awesome! I loved it. Great writing, tight story, gorgeous characters, sexy hero (really yummy) this book is hot chocolate with a bite.” – Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Candy, Corpses, and Classified Ads,
by JL Wilson ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Twenty years ago, JT McCord jilted Molly Lawford. She survived and moved on to marry twice, but her first husband died and her second husband ran off with a hairdresser. Molly gave up on romance and settled down in Tangle Butte, Minnesota, as a small town reporter. Now JT McCord is back in town as the Chief of Police. His first official act is to investigate how Molly's thought-to-be-vanished husband turned up buried next to the septic tank in Molly's back yard, dug up by a neighbor's marauding pig. More…

“I absolutely loved this book. Candy, Corpses, and Classified Ads is amazing. The dialogue between JT and Molly is delightful. I didn’t want this book to end.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review
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Dragonstone, by Michelle Young ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Lady Katerina is the independent, headstrong heir to the Latharian throne, the one to fulfill the prophecy and defeat Black magic. When betrayal and a violent Awakening transforms her own magical Dragonstone Black, she vanquishes it, rendering her virtually powerless. Now, after a three year sojourn, she returns to claim her crown and discovers sinister forces are working against her. Though able to handle a weapon as well as any man, Katerina reluctantly agrees to a personal guard. Amongst the candidates, one man emerges, the handsome but infuriating knight, Sir Logan Shepherd. More…

Dragonstone sparked my imagination in the first few moments and kept me reading through the night…. Fabulous!” – Jaded, Bitten by Books …full review
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Free Falling, by Mary Eason ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Special Agent Rainie McClain wants out. Out of The Agency. Out of the shadow life that has consumed her for far too long. Walking away from The Agency means letting go of the only man she’s ever loved, her husband, Captain Roc Branson. But at thirty-eight, Rainie has seen all the violence and death she can handle. And after discovering she’s pregnant, she just wants a normal life. But what can be normal about the reappearance of a long lost brother who may or may not be a sadistic killer, the heartrending demise of her marriage, and the web of lies that grows until she no longer knows who to trust? More…

Free Falling is an action-packed read that grabbed this reader from the beginning….Mary Eason fashions a wonderful read with in-depth characters, mind-blowing scenes, and lots of suspense to keep the reader glued.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews …full review
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Lasting Love, by Sharon A. Donovan ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

When Vermont florist Abbey Jordan’s nursery manager quits a few days before Easter, she is left up the proverbial creek without a paddle. However, when she places it in God’s hands, she finds lasting love in a garden of roses. Brady Jones has a daughter to raise, is out of work, and knows a lot about cultivating roses. When Abbey meets him and hires him as the Horticultural Manager of her nursery, it seems like the answer to both of their prayers. Just on the brink of a budding romance, a fire destroys the nursery and buries all hope of love. Will their passion spark and resurrect or stay unlit beneath the burning bed of ashes?

“This is a great little novelette, which can be read in a matter of minutes. It will restore your faith in things not seen.” – Debra Gaynor, Review Your Book …full review
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Love, Lilies, and the Unbroken Straw,
by Teri Wilson ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

Christabel Wilde’s life has just turned upside-down. With little more than the clothes on her back and her newly rescued Chihuahua tucked under her arm, she makes a pledge to start over and applies for a job as a groom at a horse rescue farm. Nevermind that she’s never been up close to a horse before, she has a bigger secret to hide. A mysterious gift her new neighbor, Dr. Declan Armstrong, is determined to uncover. When the irresistible veterinarian volunteers to give her riding lessons, Christabel knows it could be the end of her secret. With the Easter holiday approaching, she tries to remember that sometimes what looks like the end is really a new beginning.

Love, Lilies, and the Unbroken Straw is a sweet, sensitive story which shows the full range of Christabel’s feelings for her amazing gift, the horses and most of all Declan.” – Orchid, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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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…

If you enjoy stories full of remarkable characters, smoking hot love scenes and an entertaining plot you should give this book a try.” – Jacquelyn R. Ward, The Romance Studio …full review
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