Let Me by Cecy Robson #Review

Let Me by Cecy Robson #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 18, 2016 / 30 Comments

Each new release in this series brings me the blend of humor, family, heartache, and romance that I have come to expect and crave from this author.  Finn and Sol’s story broke my heart and made it whole again. This is the second book in the O’Brien Family series which is in itself a spin-off of the Shattered Past trilogy.  I recommend reading them in order starting with the Shattered Past books and making your way through the O’Brien Family […]

Completing the Pass by Jeanette Murray #Review

Completing the Pass by Jeanette Murray #Review
Posted by Shari on May 17, 2016 / 15 Comments

Give me some football! The Santa Fe Bobcats are my fictional favorite football team. Highlight fictional since I am a die hard Indianapolis Colts fan and I don’t see that changing (and even if the Bobcats play the Colts, I go Colts)! I have a great love for this series, but the last book left me with a bad feeling and I didn’t know what was going to happen with this book. I immediately jumped in Josh Leeman being called into […]

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 16, 2016 / 25 Comments

Can you both dread and anticipate the same book?  Yes, you can when you’re getting the last book in a favorite series.  Naturally my dread is for the fact that I must say good-bye to a series and cast of characters that I have loved, but the anticipation came from who was the last of the Survivor’s Club to get his story.  Not just a few times, I wondered about the strong, wise, gentle, and patient man who was the […]

A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde #Review

A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 15, 2016 / 18 Comments

This book was an all-around fabulous surprise.  It did the job of setting up a new series, offering up a cunning mystery plot, challenging characters, and the history came alive in this one.  It was one of those books where I started it late at night with the whole ‘I’ll just read one or two chapters’ chestnut and ended up finishing half in one sitting.  And then the next day, I was in a feverish need to get back to […]

Dial L for Lynda by Tracey Jane Jackson and Amanda Washington #Review

Dial L for Lynda by Tracey Jane Jackson and Amanda Washington #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 14, 2016 / 10 Comments

Girlfriend Power!  Murder!  And let the mayhem commence! This was a fun, quirky, cozy mystery with a load of humor and some teasing romance tossed in for good measure.  I had a good time reading this lighter story that was a team writing effort though don’t ask me who wrote what since it was seamless from my perspective. Addison Allen and Harley James have been best buds since childhood along with Addison’s brother who also happens to be Harley’s not […]

Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer

Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 13, 2016 / 14 Comments

Did someone mention Jamie Fraser?  Yep, I perked right up when I saw that this book was tied to Outlander and Jamie Fraser.  I may have acquired a mini-obsession over this series about five years ago when I started the first book in that series. I was eager to read a story about a woman who went beyond loyal fan and book boyfriend crush to shaping her whole romantic hopes on tracking down her own real life Jamie Fraser and […]

Tempest by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock #AudioReview

Tempest by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock #AudioReview
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 12, 2016 / 6 Comments

Things have been building toward a furious storm since the beginning between Mac and Henry, but sorting their personal life must come back seat to the storm swirling around them in the form of murder, set up, on the run, crazy shenanigans, and straight up bad luck.  I love this series for its light, but gritty romantic suspense, cunning use of Shakespeare, and colorful, engaging characters. This is the final book in a trilogy that really must be read in […]

By Her Side by Lizzy Chandler #Review

By Her Side by Lizzy Chandler #Review
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 11, 2016 / 24 Comments

I read another book by this author and loved it so when I had the chance to pick up this one, I did.  I love that the author is an Australian setting her romantic suspense in Australia.  The story was a nice balance of both romance and suspense with a fair amount of character development tossed in for good measure. The story opens with Rory Sutton Whitfield returning home from her travels to figure out her future.  She grew up […]

Mayday by Olivia Dade #Review

Mayday by Olivia Dade #Review
Posted by Shari on May 10, 2016 / 6 Comments

For months now I have been fascinated with a series by Olivia Dade about librarians falling in love. Two books in, I picked up Mayday with so much excitement, but found myself feeling a little off and not very into a the story. We start with a one night stand, but just any one night stand. Helen Murphy is a virgin, working part-time at the local library and living in her parents house after the bookstore she worked in went out […]

Precious Metals by L.A. Witt #AfternoonDelight

Precious Metals by L.A. Witt #AfternoonDelight
Posted by Sophia Rose on May 9, 2016 / 16 Comments

I read the first book in this series that combines Steampunk Romance against the Klondike Gold strike and loved it so I was eager to give the second book a go as a result.  This was moderately engaging and offered a good adventure, but lacked some of the umph that grabbed me in the first book. This is the second book in the series, but it was only loosely tied to the first book as far as plot was concerned. […]