We're back again and counting down until the Romantic Times Convention in Chicago in April. Until then here is the list and reviews of what we have been reading this past month.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Reader loved it. Hero is dying from drug use. He was forced into it through his parents’ murder. Has a cliffhanger ending.
Dream Machine by Jayne Rylon
Great idea. Machine is hooked up to a person, and helps them act out their fantasy. Intimate scenes were pretty good, but story writing was a little invasive. Eventually it stretched the patience of the reader and the ending seemed a little convenient. Our reviewer liked the book because it was about going beyond your limits. Maybe a 3 out of 5 stars.
The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes
Reader LOVED it. Don’t read Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish. It was bad. But this one was great! Hero is a pianist who is forced to stop playing—huge emotional shock. Our Hero and Heroine come to the relationship in a believable manner. “I’ve never read a book where I believe in the relationship as much as this one.” I would definitely recommend this one.
To Wed a Wild Lordby Sabrina Jeffries
It should be awesome, but it wasn’t (2 readers agreed). I skimmed the bedroom scenes because by the time I got to them, it didn’t matter. This book didn’t do the characters justice which is sad because the rest of the series was really enjoyable.
Finding Your Mojo by Stephanie Bond
He’s thinking, “what is wrong with me when I’m around this woman?” He doesn’t realize she’s a person from his past. The heroine is in the Witness Protection Program so no one is supposed to know her. This book had some fun wacky characters and is a light fluffy read.
If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker
Wasn’t steamy like I expected, but story was good. The heroine is blind and the author does a good job making the reader believe it for the most part. The first time hero sees her, he’s instantly attracted to her. She “senses” the attraction. Book is not a scorcher like the Romantic Times review suggested. Final thoughts on this title would be, beware the ending.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
You think that you know the real Romeo and Juliet, but that tragic tale isn't the real story. In this tale Romeo kills her—to preserve his immortality. But supprisingly Juliet was also granted immortality. And ever since, Romeo’s been trying to kill her for 700 years. This time, something changes.
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
Book two in the series. Heroine was a bit juvenile. Liked the setup for book 3. That one promises to have a real crusty situation.
Nightshine by Lynn Viehl
This book is part of a series and while the other books were interesting this one was not. Our reviewer couldn't even finish it, and that is a first for this author.