Thursday, June 4, 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.

Reviewer Top Pick
Movin’ Up with J.J., by Kim Sheard ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sweet

Alexandra Coulter awaits the temporary worker needed for her Movin’ Up crew to pack and relocate the offices of a patent attorney. When a man strolls toward them, she assumes this is the temp and shouts out instructions. She has a business to run and a deadline to meet, and can’t get distracted by the handsome stranger. Jacob Edward Chamberlain, Jr. needs to retrieve trade secrets left unsecured, and figures joining the moving crew will accomplish this without jeopardizing his practice. More…

“This is the first story of Kim Sheard’s that I have, but it won’t be the last. I loved that she created this tough heroine who didn’t care about love until it hit her in the face….Movin up with J.J. is a book that will have readers falling in love all over again.” – Melinda, Nightowl Romance …full review
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Dragon Rescue, by Rachel Reeves ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

The elfin princess, Jenna, craves adventure in her life. She finds herself soaring through the sky on the back of the dragon, Camille. Life suddenly takes a turn as she crash-lands and is rescued by a handsome stranger. More…

“Rachel Reeves crafts an action-packed read with a bit of wit along the way, and a lovely romance that heightens with each turn of the page.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews…full review
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Forever from Paris, by Nicola Beaumont ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational (Contemporary), sweet

The Desire of her heart... Finally, a man who doesn't think Marie is a bumbling fool for not being able to articulate her thoughts. Kind, thoughtful, attentive...handsome: He's definitely the answer to her prayer for a devoted husband. A promise of forever... Observant, funny, shy...gorgeous: Martin is tempted by the thought of a lifetime with Marie, but he must put aside his desire, for his heart is not free to love another woman. More…

“This short story by Nicola Beaumont is totally unique and beyond cataloging into a normal romance subgenre. It is sweet. It is inspirational. It is romance. But it's not typical. "Forever from Paris" is a story about an amazing love triangle.” – Kara Lynn Russell, Novel Editions …full review
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How Much You Want to Bet?, by Melissa Blue ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Neil never thought a game of pool could change the course of her life. When she plays against Gibland Winifred the Third, Neil knows she’s liable to lose the game and her heart.

How Much Do You Want to Bet? is a page turner. The chemistry between the two players, along with the dialogue, gives great momentum to this story filled with passion and so much more.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews…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…

Luck Be A Cowboy: The Legacy of the Celtic an awesome read that I absolutely enjoyed. Every turn of the page is satisfying, as the lively characters add some delicious humor along the way.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews…full review
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The Making of a Country Doctor,
by Patrice Moore ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

It’s hard to attract doctors — and women — to rural areas. Physician Ben Taylor, temporarily confined to a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident, desperately needs help running his medical clinic in remote Jasper, Idaho. But he never expected his new Resident Doctor, Julia Chambers, to be an exotic beauty. Julia is traumatized after losing a maternity patient during her emergency room rotation in Portland, Oregon, her trauma compounded by the desertion of her fiancĂ©. She is seeking a place to hide and recover from her ordeal. She has no interest in developing a relationship with Ben. More…

“Ms. Moore tackles the topic of running scared with ease and humor. You can’t help but identify with Julia and her troubles….If you want a sexy read for the beach, or just a great novel to curl up with on a lazy day, then The Making of a Country Doctor is the novel for you.” – Tiger Lily, Long and Short Reviews …full review
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Nuclear Ambitions, by R.N. Novey ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Everything about Abigail Anderson’s life is orderly and thoroughly planned. As a fact-finder, she bases her every move on logic—until her co-workers convince her to join them for an impromptu vacation in a tropical paradise. Although Abigail has trouble admitting it, even to herself, she hopes to find more than just sand and sun—maybe even a chiseled surfer to make her island fantasies come true. Instead, she finds herself flying in a tiny two-seater airplane, sitting beside Jack Bearudan, a daredevil bush pilot. Sure, he’s hot, but his devil-may-care attitude puts her on edge almost as much as the sudden, violent storm they encounter. More…

“If you choose to read this book then you're going to get a roller-coaster ride. It is jam-packed with adventure and edge of your seat suspense but is seamlessly put together with great dialogue so you end up being swept along from one thing to another without being aware of the progression.” – Vasiliki Scurfield, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Renaissance Woman, by Anne Clayre Mason ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Mysterious dreams of a life in Renaissance Italy draw Louisiana antique shop owner Renee Martin to Venice at the start of the city’s famous Carnevale. There, she literally meets the man of her dreams, Patrick Jordan, a handsome art gallery owner from Houston. After she purchases a topaz pendant from a local shop, her life begins to parallel with startling similarities that of Renata Briana, a young sixteenth-century Venetian woman the original owner of the topaz. Unscrupulous people who are after the valuable topaz chase Renee and Patrick through narrow alleys and twisting canals creating a seemingly endless nightmare. More…

“So you like historical romance? Contemporary too? How about a two-fer? Two romances, twined into one. I loved the premise of this book. Love lost, possible reincarnated souls searching, prophetic dreams, mystery, murder, and of course love.” – Jade Ryan, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Something About Her, by Jeannie Ruesch ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

Michael Ashton, the Duke of Ravensdale, is caught in two scandals, neither of which is his own doing. The first involves a woman (don’t they always), and the second…well, it also involves a woman and a large sum of stolen money. To clear his family name, Michael must track down his charlatan cousin… the same cousin believed to be dead. More…

“Who doesn't love a great historical romance? Dukes, Ladies, beautiful dresses, fancy balls... Sigh, I know I do. Ms. Ruesch has a knack for writing historicals….A sweet romance, I recommend Something About Her.” – Jade Ryan, WRDF Reviews …full review
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Timeless Blue, by Adrianna Ravel ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

While vacationing in the Caribbean one summer, Jordan Brentwood meets Renee Carlson, a woman who is instantly captivated by him yet keeps her heart heavily guarded. Jordan isn’t used to chasing after what he wants, but something about Renee intrigues him. Once Jordan realizes that Renee is his one and only love, he suddenly loses her in a car accident that changes his life forever. More…

“Adrianna Ravel writes a sweeping story with impressive characters that shine in a read that grabs the reader and doesn't let go until the ending.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews…full review
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Under the 5th Street Bridge, by Carla Rossi ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Last Easter, Trey Lawson returned from war with a combat injury and a long road to recovery. A year later, his life appears to be back on track, but he’s not exactly where God wants him. He couldn’t be. He’s miserable. Joy Cavanaugh has waited a year for Trey to snap out of it. Their once-serious relationship has all but disappeared since his return. She’s convinced he still loves her, but why has he shut her out? More…

“I never miss a chance to read Carla Rossi’s work, and this short story is no exception….Always a pleasure to read.” – Cheri Jetton, Novel Editions …full review
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A Wife for Big John, by Lauri Robinson ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), sweet

At first sight, Dani Jones fell in love- not with Big John, but with his stove. It’s the latest model and makes her believe her cooking alone will encourage the Boss Man to let her stay until she has enough money to travel to California and be reunited with the man she promised to marry. More…

“Ms. Robinson brings humor, suspense, heartache, love, and friendship into the plot leaving readers feeling great about the time spent immersed in each page.” – Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies …full review
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