Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan #Review

Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 5 Stars on 21 April, 2015 / 1 Comment

I saw an early review on this book and the reader’s descriptions absolutely captivated me so I knew I had to pick this one up and read it. The author is already an established favorite plus this was the beginning of a new series so win all around. I’ve always had a huge admiration for people who face disabilities because, seriously, life is hard without […]

Homefront by Jessica Scott #Review

Homefront by Jessica Scott #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4.5 Stars on 20 April, 2015 / 8 Comments

A man gives his all for his career in the Army, but if he sacrificed so much along the way and his regrets lead him to hope that with this new assignment to Ft. Hood, he may see his hope fulfilled. A woman couldn’t handle the rigors of Army life with a young child and a husband gone for long periods of time. Regrets for […]

The Outlaw Takes a Bride by Susan Page Davis #YoursAffectionately #Review

The Outlaw Takes a Bride by Susan Page Davis #YoursAffectionately #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 19 April, 2015 / 9 Comments

I love a strong western historical romance and trying new to me authors, but it wasn’t just that. The title and blurb roped me in quick. This was mail-order bride meets false identity meets frontier life danger and excitement. Oh, saddle that bronc up, I am so there. I didn’t realize it was Inspiration Fiction at the time and discovered that as I read, but […]

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat #Review

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 5 Stars on 18 April, 2015 / 15 Comments

This was recommended to me even before this current form of publication and it sounded fantastic. I didn’t have an opportunity to read it until now. I loved the idea of getting in while it was newly published and this edition comes with a bonus short story too. This fantasy ‘captive’ romance story started off grabbing my attention from the start and I read it […]

The Muse by Jessica Evans #Review

The Muse by Jessica Evans #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4.5 Stars on 17 April, 2015 / 20 Comments

I was excited to read this book for two reasons- new to me author and new to me setting. I was curious about a contemporary ballet setting. Now before I dive right in with my thoughts on the book, I will say that a reader doesn’t have to already have read Pride and Prejudice even though this is a retelling. If you read contemporary romance, then […]

Below the Belt by Jeanette Murray #Review

Below the Belt by Jeanette Murray #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in Uncategorized on 16 April, 2015 / 21 Comments

A squad of Marines trying out for a boxing team? Who cares about a story! Haha! Just teasing! I do have a review here for real. I enjoyed the author’s previous trio of romances set on a Marine base and was tickled to death that she tackled the double punch of a sports and military romance. The tone is sassy and light, but has sustenance […]

Ten Good Reasons by Lauren Christopher #Review

Ten Good Reasons by Lauren Christopher #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 3.5 Stars on 15 April, 2015 / 17 Comments

I adored the first book in this series and was eager to pick things up with the sister, Lia’s romance. The small sea side town setting and focus on the sea with the whale watching business was a huge plus. I got a shock when I started reading because I was anticipating something much like I got from the first book in tone, pacing, characters […]

The Protector by Marliss Melton, narrator David Brenin #AudioReview

The Protector by Marliss Melton, narrator David Brenin #AudioReview

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 14 April, 2015 / 22 Comments

This was an exciting story to begin an action-packed, passionate new romantic suspense series. I’ve listened to the author’s stories before, loved them and was eager to give this series a go. The book leaped out of the gates and stayed strong throughout with an ending that had me deeply satisfied. The story opens with English language teacher, Eryn McClellan, barely escaping death at the […]

Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert #Review

Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 13 April, 2015 / 18 Comments

I read the blurb and my curiosity was grabbed instantly. A woman is out for her first night at a sex club to explore her submissiveness with a man she really wants to be interested in. Things get interesting when the man’s twin- the man who walked away from her eight years before- ends up being the one to walk into her room and make […]

A Peculiar Connection by Jan Hahn #Review

A Peculiar Connection by Jan Hahn #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 12 April, 2015 / 14 Comments

I found this Pride and Prejudice variation to offer something new and a bit different to the retelling niche. This one begs the question of what happens if a pair of lovers discovers that fate has been cruel enough that they are really brother and sister. Did your jaw hit the floor? Mine did. I just had to keep reading and discover how the author […]

Steam Me Up, Rawley by Angela Quarles #Review

Steam Me Up, Rawley by Angela Quarles #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 11 April, 2015 / 12 Comments

A steampunk romantic suspense set in America’s Deep South sounded all sorts of fun times so I was eager to reach for this book and get started. And what’s a steampunk tale without a daring, independent-minded heroine and a smart, handsome hero to ride at her side? Let’s just say that I didn’t have to find out because this book opening a new thrilling series […]

Warlord by Lana Grayson #Review

Warlord by Lana Grayson #Review

Posted by Sophia Rose in 4 Stars on 10 April, 2015 / 13 Comments

I’ve wanted to branch out and try some biker romances from new to me authors and series after being cozy with just a few early established favorites for me. I tend to be on the squeamish side so those that are mild to moderate in the biker romance category suit me best. This one sat between those on the scale offering a gritty, dark world, […]