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Friday, December 26, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

Best Book
The Truth About Roxy, by Jenny Gilliam ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Roxy Palmer is a walking, breathing cliché. And darned tired of it. Working as the assistant librarian in her small, Southern home town, Roxy also anonymously pens the local love column, ASK PAULA ROCKWELL--Thorton, Georgia's answer to Dear Abby. But when the door leading to Roxy's lifetime dream is slammed in her face by one of the good ol' boys, Roxy brings out the big guns--and turns the genteel town upside down with her racier, feminist, home-wrecking new format. Paula Rockwell is making Sheriff Noah Kennedy's life crazy.
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“I absolutely loved The Truth About Roxy. With great characters and an absorbing plot it is definitely a keeper.” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews
…full review
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Reviewer Top Pick
Twelve Days of Bliss, by Monica Robinson ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, hot

It’s the most wonderful time of year and all Angel Parker wants to do is hide. Her co-workers think she’s a Scrooge and the only man she wants can’t even get her name right. All signs point to another lonely Christmas, until Angel finds herself doing the unthinkable—propositioning her boss at the company holiday party.
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“Ms. Robinson has a way with telling a story that grabs you immediately and entertains her readers the entire time they’re reading. I would highly recommend this story and I eagerly look forward to reading more work from this author.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review
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Do You Hear What I Hear?, by Teri Wilson ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

As a child, Simone Littleton adores the European folktale that animals are given the gift of speech at midnight on Christmas Eve. She makes a wish to talk to animals "forever and ever" and, when her pet Dalmatian asks her for a biscuit, she discovers her wish has been granted. Now Simone is all grown up and she uses her unique gift to rehabilitate unwanted horses. When racehorse trainer Chet Wallace rolls into San Antonio, with chocolate eyes and dimples blazing beneath his black Stetson, romantic sparks fly.
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“I was totally charmed by this book from the first page. Teri Wilson creates a wonderful slate of characters, human, canine and equine, that grab your heart and won’t let go.” – Crystal, CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
…full review
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Heart of Stone, by Sandra Kay ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

A marriage in name only. A secret past. Can love be found amid the tangle of distrust and betrayal? Alone and pregnant with twins, Amber Wilson has only a fuzzy memory of how she got that way. One thing she knows for sure—no man will ever get near enough to hurt her again. But when she meets Stone Brandon, the attraction is too great to ignore. Stone’s ex-fiancée’s betrayal has hardened his heart. Though he is drawn to Amber, he knows he can never fall in love again.
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“Sandra Kay has written a great story that draws the reader in from the beginning and keeps them there with her ability to bring her characters to life. She makes this a keeper.” – Sandra, The Romance Studio
…full review
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Her Sanctuary, by Toni Anderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan. Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work. But Elizabeth isn't what she seems.
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“With a well-crafted plot, and a passionate and stirring romance between Nat and Elizabeth, [Ms. Anderson] generates an outstanding read that is invigorating.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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The Laird’s Lady, by Patti Shenberger ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Much to her surprise, Devin Noone inherits a Scottish Castle and with it the title of Lady. Devin conjures up images of knights on white chargers, fair-haired damsels in distress and, fire-breathing dragons. She’s never imagined what she’d get in addition to the Castle—a seaweed covered canine and a two hundred year old specter, Lord Kyle MacLay.
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“I was swept away by the story and enjoyed the escape into this fascinating tale.” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews
…full review
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

All My Hopes and Dreams, by Celia Yeary ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), spicy

To escape an arranged marriage, beautiful, proper Cynthia Harrington from East Texas impulsively marries Ricardo Romero, a striking, sensual Spaniard who ranches on the far western edge of the Texas frontier. Innocently, she steps into a hotbed of anger, rivalry, and strong wills. As she struggles to gain a foothold in the hostile household and foreign ranch community, she finds that her biggest challenge is to make her husband love her.
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“This is an emotionally charged, fast pace historical western that takes your heart in the saddle for a incredible ride. A must read.” – Debra, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Reviewer Top Pick
Caribbean Dreams of Love, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lilly, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic man named Peter whose idiosyncrasies in dress and speech mark him as an eccentric person to avoid. But Daisy can't avoid him. In fact, she begins to obsess about him from the first moment she catches him staring at her in the cruise ship terminal.
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“Ms. McBride has outdone herself yet again. I absolutely adored this story! The author’s descriptions of the characters, the beautiful scenery and the legends were all exquisitely done.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Reviews
…full review
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Reviewer Top Pick
Do You Hear What I Hear?, by Teri Wilson ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

As a child, Simone Littleton adores the European folktale that animals are given the gift of speech at midnight on Christmas Eve. She makes a wish to talk to animals "forever and ever" and, when her pet Dalmatian asks her for a biscuit, she discovers her wish has been granted. Now Simone is all grown up and she uses her unique gift to rehabilitate unwanted horses. When racehorse trainer Chet Wallace rolls into San Antonio, with chocolate eyes and dimples blazing beneath his black Stetson, romantic sparks fly.
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“Ms. Wilson has penned a wonderful story. I loved how the author came up with the creative storyline of Simone being able to communicate with animals and I was truly heartbroken with how she was treated by most people because of her special gift.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
...full review
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No Funny Stuff!, by Michele Hart ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Something's Rotten at the Gates of Heaven.... Under conspiratorial inspiration of Olympian thrones, Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, sends a blessing of love and laughter to Drew Murphy, a young man cursed to a short and miserable life. But when her favorite messenger Daisy Sullivan accidentally launches the magic --wrong time, wrong place, wrong method, wrong everything!-- Thalia must force to light buried secrets of a millennia-old family curse…
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“Beautifully written, with characters so three-dimensional you feel you can reach out and touch them, this novel is the best I’ve read for a long time. It will have you laughing out loud, chewing your nails, and sitting nowhere but on the very edge of your seat.” -- Eglantine, Long and Short Reviews
…full review
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Roses for Rachel, by Dianne Miley ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sensual

Young widow Rachel Santos raises her daughters alone and tries to get past the pain of losing her cheating husband. Attracted to pretty boys, she goes from one bad relationship to another. When she dumps her cheating boyfriend, someone vandalizes her home and sabotages her job. Faithful Elliot Truman catches this demented stalker... and convinces her some men are worth loving.

“The writer has given us characters who are beautifully drawn and who have real-life problems and a good plot, which twists and turns keeping you guessing right up to the end…. This book was a pleasure to read and I suggest that you add it to your 'must read' list.” – Andrea, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Wayback Texas: Re-Ride at the Rodeo,
by Anne Carrole
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), hot

Saddle bronc rider Clay Tanner is looking for a good time and the tempting little blonde who’s working the beer concession at the rodeo looks like she could use one—except she turns him down. Feeling like he’s been bucked off his bronc before the eight second buzzer, Clay’s betting he can score if she’ll give him a re-ride. But qualifying may call for more than he’s prepared to give.
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“Anne Carole has written such a down-to earth love story with tall, sexy cowboys….This is my first Anne Carole's book and it definitely would not be the last one.” – Amylove, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Wayback Texas: Return of the Prodigal Daughter,
by Marguerite Arotin
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

Famous prodigal daughter Sherrie Porter comes home to Wayback after a wildfire destroys her Malibu home and ruins her supermodel stardom. While she longs for the comfort of family and friends, there’s one person she wants to avoid— her ex-boyfriend Jake Serrano. Jake thought he did the right thing by leaving her to her modeling career, but when they meet again, he can’t deny the flames that never died. Can they rekindle their passion or will stubborn pride tear them apart?

“This story of love lost, love found flowed very nicely….I enjoyed every minute of it.” -- Breia Brickey, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

Top Read
Scandalous, by Diane Drew ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

A rumor surfaces, trapping Adam Hastings and Elizabeth Randolph into wedlock. Adam senses entrapment and sets out to prove the impoverished Randolphs initiated the gossip. Elizabeth would rather wed a groom to salvage her reputation than the wealthy Hastings rake, but her father's threat to use her sisters to fill the family coffers keeps her silent.
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“What a fantastic story teller. All of the elements that made me an historical romance fan are in this book…. Does this author have a fan newsletter? If so, sign me up.” – Riley James, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Blood Wine and Pale Roses,
by Denysé Bridger
☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Eden Colbourne has spent most of her life pursuing dreams that never quite came true. Running from yet another failed relationship, she seeks solace in the familiar surroundings of England's countryside, and her art. Drawn to the remnants of the abbey, she spends her days sketching the face of a man she believes is a ghost haunting both the abbey and her heart. The reality is even more disturbing...
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“For being a short read may I just say WOW! The amount of passion and description in this story rocked my world.” – Kersyn, Bitten by Books
…full review
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The Commander’s Desire, by Jennette Green ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, sensual

Princess Elwytha wants revenge on the monster who murdered her brother. In a false exchange for peace, she offers herself in marriage to the enemy Prince. The plan? Kill the Prince’s battle-scarred Commander—the man who ended King Thor’s life with one filthy sword thrust through the back. To her horror, the Commander agrees to take Elwytha as his bride…
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The Commander’s Desire is a historical novel that reaches you deep down to your soul….Simply stated, I loved this book. No matter what genre you read or what heat level you enjoy, you will be enthralled with The Commander’s Desire.” – Cindy K. Green, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Dibs, by Lisa Wells ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Everyone knows there are three things you don't take away from a woman. Her chocolate, her wine or her ability to have an orgasm. When fantasy coordinator Lacey Valentine finds herself in the unfortunate situation of not being able to reach the big O, she sets out on a mission to get it back. Hunky musician Covey James has just inherited millions of dollars. His wish is to live the life of a playboy. His grandmother's wish is to see him and his two brothers settled down while she's still living.
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“Ms Lisa Wells has, in my opinion, written a best seller in her original novel….The dialogue was fast-flowing and insanely funny while also poignant and heartrending.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
…full review
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The Laird’s Lady, by Patti Shenberger ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Much to her surprise, Devin Noone inherits a Scottish Castle and with it the title of Lady. Devin conjures up images of knights on white chargers, fair-haired damsels in distress and, fire-breathing dragons. She’s never imagined what she’d get in addition to the Castle—a seaweed covered canine and a two hundred year old specter, Lord Kyle MacLay.
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“I loved this story! Patti Shenberger drew me in and made me care about Devin and Lord Kyle. I wanted to solve the mystery right along with her!” – Mary, Bitten by Books
…full review
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Nothing by Chance, by Renee Spencer ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, sensual

Five years ago Squire Oscar Cavendish made a mistake that cost him everything, including his fiancé. Now he is guardian of six orphaned boys who need a roof over their heads. The problem, his ancestral dwelling has fallen into disrepair during his absence. Lady Madeline Armburst is firmly on the shelf after her broken engagement to the Squire. With mounting debts and no means of financial support, Madeline opens a school for educating young ladies on the ways of society. But unforeseen circumstances force Madeline to seek a new residence for her charges.
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“Excellent story. It has everything that makes a story great and to make one want to keep reading, romance, deceit, passion, and treachery. My hat goes off to Renee Spencer.” -- Monika Blanchard, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Twilight Whispers, by Nan Jacobs ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

Railroad conductor Lee Donovan has struggled to raise his nine-year-old son Alex since the death of his wife and twin toddlers. He is fed up with the busybodies and school personnel who refuse to believe a single father can be a capable parent.
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“Set in the 1960s, Twilight Whispers was a fascinating story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t wait to see how things would develop.” – Lilac, Long and Short Reviews
…full review
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

Top Read
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.
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“This is one fine story of magic, of fantasy, love, and belief….Dragonstone is definitely a recommended read, a guaranteed satisfaction and a fantastic book.” – Amy Love, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Shoe-In for Love, by Bronwyn Storm ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, sweet

For shoe designer Nessie Helph, 1984 is another year in the struggle to keep herself safe from her malicious supervisor, Grace Hart. Nessie’s problems worsen when she finds out the company, Victor & Victoria, has been sold to Leo Schumacher. Known as “The Lumberjack,” Leo’s reputation for cutting costs and hacking jobs is legendary, but Nessie’s prepared for any contingency…except the effect he has on her heart.
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“Full marks to Bronwyn Storm for such a perfect book—an enjoyable, fast-paced romantic comedy (with an emphasis on the comedy!!!!)—and such lovable characters.” -- Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews
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A Train through Time, by Bess McBride ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, sweet

College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream.
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“For this mix of historical detail, romance, and suspense, this reader found reading A Train Through Time a thoroughly enjoyable experience.” – Whitney, Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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Demon in Blue Jeans, by Toni V. Sweeney ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Kate wanted a dream man. What she got was an underachieving demon for a one-night stand. Problem is...she's fallen for him, and he's on his way back to Hell--mission accomplished!

“A DEMON IN BLUE JEANS provides rollicking fun mixed with heady emotion and enthusiastic sex – a perfect combination!” – Manda, Dark Angel Reviews
…full review
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Finding Joy, by Kara Lynn Russell ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Shy Joy Harper, the organist for Orchard Hill Community Church, has long been overlooked by Pastor Isaac. Then Pansy Parker announces she’s retiring and Joy is asked to fill in as secretary. With an unusually large number of weddings coming up and the Christmas holidays looming, Joy and Isaac put in a lot of hours together and he discovers a beautiful and caring woman beneath Joy’s reserved façade. Can he convince her that the only gift he wants for Christmas is her heart?

“I sure “found joy” in this book and heartily recommend not only FINDING JOY but also the entire Orchard Hill series.” -- Raakhee Suryaprakash, WRDF Reviews
…full review
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Ghostly Mistakes, by Mary Alice Pritchard ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Lizzy planned to make this mission short and sweet, but thanks to her client, Carl Taylor's inability to provide details, it looks as if she was in for an extended adventure. A dangerous farmer with buried secrets, and the zealous accusations of a lady's church group keep her on her toes. If all this isn't enough to complicate her task, her growing attraction to the highway patrolman who caught her speeding, adds spice to the brew.
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“The author also has a wonderful talent of sprinkling her sense of humor in all the right places and I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at times as I was turning the pages. … This story is a definite keeper in my library.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review
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The Last Promise, by Mallary Mitchell ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, sweet

Andersonville escapee, Captain Josh Elliott, is willing to do anything to get home to his wife. A Georgia boy in Union blue, he dwells on all the empty promises he made his young bride and wishes to make things right.
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“I knew The Last Promise would have a twist ending but this one took me by surprise. This is a tale I won't soon forget.” – Kimber, Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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Losing Patience, by Kara Lynn Russell ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Shaun Thiesen’s jealous nature and quick temper drove his wife Patience away. Since then he’s been through counseling with Pastor Isaac and gotten involved with the church. Now he’s just waiting for his second chance. When he learns Patience is visiting her parents for Thanksgiving, he thinks this may be it. In only a few precious days he has to win back his wife, and suddenly the stakes are raised when Patience tells him he’s going to be a father. Can Shaun show convince her they deserve a second chance?

“Ms. Russell writes a story with such emotion that it’s hard not to fall in love with her story and her characters.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review
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Patience, by C.H. Admirand ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

Viscount Rexley family's fortune is on the brink of bankruptcy and his father is being blackmailed. Marrying an heiress to protect their fortune and family name is the only solution, but before he can begin his search, he has a dawn appointment to keep. Lady Patience is impetuous, impulsive and impossible. But her parents have a plan to secure a marriage, and their daughter's future intending to find a gentleman of noble birth (with deep pockets), who has NEVER met their daughter…
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“C.H. Admirand has a way of telling a story that immediately draws this reader into the events as they unfold.” – Linda L., Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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There’s Only Been You,
by Donna Marie Rogers
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Malicious lies, drugs and a videotape are the reasons young lovers Sara Jamison and Mike Andrews have spent the last eight years apart, each believing the other betrayed them. Sara has no clue where Mike's been all these years, but she knows where she's been busy raising their son.
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“Saying that I enjoyed THERE’S ONLY BEEN YOU would be putting it mildly. Especially when I stayed up half the night to finish it, glued to the story.” – Ali, Wild on Books
…full review
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Vampire Kristmas, by Donna Michaels ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sensual

When vampire, Jeremy Kristmas, is awakened from his two century nap to trade places with his irresponsible twin—two weeks before Christmas, he discovers he has a fiancé who resembles his dead lover. …Pretending to love a cheating vampire is not on Lynette Stevens’ holiday to-do list, however, coming to her promiscuous cousin’s rescue, again is. But when she arrives at Kristmas Mansion, Jeremy is different, more mature, handsome…crazy—insisting she’s his lost love.
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“Ms. Michaels outdid herself yet again with this holiday tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming read.” – Diana Coyle, Night Owl Romance
…full review
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The Victory of Lugh, by Valerie Everhart ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Hymnia, the muse of glorious praise, in an unusual display of arrogance is thrust through time to the dark ages of Ireland. She encounters Dacien, the Laird of Castle Lugh, a rogue dragon who seems anything but god-like. She uncovers the mystery of the disappearing women of his castle but looses her heart to the very person she suspects of doing the killing, in THE VICTORY OF LUGH.

“Valerie Everhart captured my interest and held it for the entire story. Hopefully there will be more stories of the Muses from her.” – Breia Brickey, WRDF Reviews
...full review
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Wayback Texas: Bull by the Horns,
by M.J. Fredrick
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

Lavender Prouty has always lived in the Texas town of Wayback . Everyone in her family fled , leaving her with her ailing grandmother. She’s so accustomed to denying herself , she doesn’t know how to react when a handsome cowboy flirts with her during a field trip to the fairgrounds.
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Bull by the Horns by M.J. Fredrick is in the Wayback Texas series and man-oh-man… saddles, hats, spurs, and chaps; they all had me captivated. I am a cowboy loving gal and I loved this book.” – Kim N., Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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Wayback Texas: Delighting Miss Daisy,
by Abbey MacInnis
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

When Sam Howard, CEO of Sam’s Smooth Sliding Ale, arrives in Wayback to advertise his product for the rodeo, bakery entrepreneur Daisy Porter goes on a crusade to tear down every poster in town. Can Daisy look past the businessman to the compassionate man underneath, or has the lock to her heart finally rusted shut?
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“Mrs. MacInnis has penned a story that fits right in with the Wayback Texas series and I look forwarding to reading more books by this author!” – Kim N, Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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Wayback Texas: Re-Ride at the Rodeo,
by Anne Carrole
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), hot

Saddle bronc rider Clay Tanner is looking for a good time and the tempting little blonde who’s working the beer concession at the rodeo looks like she could use one—except she turns him down. Feeling like he’s been bucked off his bronc before the eight second buzzer, Clay’s betting he can score if she’ll give him a re-ride. But qualifying may call for more than he’s prepared to give.
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“Ms. Carrole writes an enchanting story and I will be sure to keep an eye out for Ms. Carrole’s next book!” – Kim N. Fallen Angel Reviews
…full review
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Friday, November 28, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

Click title to find the book, or hearts to read the review. For a description of ratings, please click here.

A Mother’s Heart, by Misty Simon ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Even though Carrie Metzer is at loose ends in her life, she certainly never thought she'd be running around behind dogs with a pooper scooper. But when her Gran needs help at the pet shelter, Carrie can't say no. Besides, it's business, and business is pretty straightforward—no emotions, no complications.
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“The book should be on everyone’s “To be read” list.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
…full review
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Bride from the Black Lagoon,
by Dara Edmondson
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary

Welcome to television's biggest new reality show ? Bride from the Black Lagoon. Contestant couple Kip and Jodi must overcome a series of challenges on a tropical island to prove they are meant to be together forever. But the show's producer and his assistant pull out all the stops to prevent them from winning the hundred thousand dollar grand prize. Will Kip and Jodi prevail? Will their relationship survive?

“Dara Edmondson gives us a great story with an insider’s view of a reality show.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
…full review
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Fiona, by P.L. Parker ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Love survives the ravages of time.'set against the backdrop of the Taklamakan Desert, Fiona, a beautiful, modern young woman of Celtic heritage, finds herself transported to ancient China during a time of barbarian warriors and marauding nomads from the northern steppes; at what was then a crossroad between East and West. Fiona discovers a new way of life in the arms of the handsome warrior, Kellach, a man of noble stature and a leader among the Celtic settlements ringing the great desert.
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Fiona is a story that generates so much enthusiasm and delight that one feels like they have joined in on her journey. The love that unfolds is so lovely it transcends through the ages.” – Linda L., The Romance Studio
…full review
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Home Again, by Jules Bennett ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

Ellie Blake left her childhood home ten years ago with no intention of returning. But when her life takes unexpected turns, she's left with no other choice. Now she finds herself face to face with the man she'd loved and left so long ago. Gavin Prescott waited nearly a decade for Ellie's return and had almost given up hope….
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“I’ll guarantee that you will find this story both fascinating and spell-binding. I read through the night; I could not put it down.” -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
…full review
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Relationship Rescue, by Cindy K. Green ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

After Mitchell Regan and Robynn Hartley broke off their engagement, they remained friends and continued attending the same church. They've attempted to keep their unhappiness a secret from each other and everyone else but they can't fool their close friends, Marina and Chad Anthony, who decide enough is enough. It's time for a Relationship Rescue.
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“Will their interference bring peace to Mitch and Robynn, or will it just increase their discomfort? All this reviewer is going to say is fix yourself a nice cup of tea and sit down for a short and pleasant read. You'll be glad you did!” – Black-eyed Susan, Long and Short Reviews
…full review
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Riley’s Journey, by P.L. Parker ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

The research project was only supposed to be for an “extended period.” No one said anything about forever! So Riley’s journey begins. Unknowingly sent back 40,000 years to be the mate of a man she had never before met, Riley struggles to understand and adjust. Her journey will take her into a world fraught with dangers - a world made more treacherous by savage beasts, primitive Neanderthals, and the incursion of the aggressive Cro-Magnon man.
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“This imaginative story captivates with thrills and excitement that spin with every turn of the page…. This is a smashing good story with excellent writing. When is the movie?” – Linda L., The Romance Studio
…full review
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Best Romance Novel Reviews

The newest romance novels rated 5 hearts (or stars, books, etc.) from The Wild Rose Press are listed here.

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Destiny’s Captive, by Tracy Preston ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, spicy

Angeline Montgomery’s father is mysteriously murdered, forcing her to flee her home in New York and seek the shelter of her estranged family in England. When her ship is attacked by pirates, her dangerous curiosity reveals their captain is a high-ranking English noble. Astounded by the truth, she is taken captive by the suspicious, dark-eyed lord.
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“I was completely captivated in the intricate tale Ms. Preston weaves between these pages. An amazing and purely magnificent work of literary art.” – Terri Ann Armstrong, WRDF Reviews
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A Temporary Arrangement, by Tricia Jones ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Finn Montgomery needs a wife … temporarily. With his sister’s recent death heavy on his conscience he wants custody of his seven year old nephew, and that means finding a suitable woman and making her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Thia Conway needs a miracle … permanently. Too bad that miracle comes in the shape of a ruthless and arrogant businessman who views a marriage proposal as just another clause in a contract – a contract Thia has no option but to sign.

“I highly recommend this book to anyone....The ending was surprising. This one is a keeper.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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Blood Wine and Pale Roses,
by Denysé Bridger
☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Eden Colbourne has spent most of her life pursuing dreams that never quite came true. Running from yet another failed relationship, she seeks solace in the familiar surroundings of England's countryside, and her art. Drawn to the remnants of the abbey, she spends her days sketching the face of a man she believes is a ghost haunting both the abbey and her heart. The reality is even more disturbing...
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““Blood Wine and Pale Roses” kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page.” – Amaranth, Long and Short Reviews
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The Broken Path, by Cami Checketts ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Involved in a debilitating accident at age six, Ethan Searle believes women eye him with a mixture of pity and disdain. He's tried love before. He won't again. Autumn Reader escaped her abusive marriage with her daughter, a stack of debt, and fear.
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“Ms. Checketts is a gifted storyteller and this book a great one.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
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Drake’s Retreat, by Wendy Davy ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

Maggie Reynolds needs a place to hide. Drake's Retreat is the perfect solution. Nestled deep in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Drake Strong's couple's retreat is the ideal location for Maggie to regain control of her shattered life. But, convincing the intimidating resort owner to allow her to attend the retreat, without a partner, is the first of many obstacles she must overcome in the heart of the wilderness.
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“Ms. Wendy Davy has done an incredible work with this book.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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First Sight to Last, by Sharon Horton ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, sensual

Confident and self-reliant, Special Agent, Singer McLaine believes earning the elite Point Four status will be as routine as all her other assignments have been.… It's because of her abilities, that when two police detectives are missing in action, Singer's skills are called upon. Proficient in her craft Singer finds the detectives, and in one of them, Evan Wolcott, thinks she's found a kindred spirit. She thought wrong.
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“Sharon Horton has done a superb job crafting this story.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
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Forty Something, by Mary Eason ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sweet

Some mistakes are easy to forget, while others can become glaring reminders of past failures that stand ready to haunt you for the rest of your life. For Laney Winters, life is full of glaring reminders. Starting with the fact that she's pregnant at forty-one, has just been divorced by her louse of an ex-husband who has a fetish for his secretaries, and, to top it off, has been forced by financial circumstances to move back home to live with her two very eccentric, matchmaking old-maid aunts.
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“I truly enjoyed this book. It was not at all what I was expecting and was not all smooth sailing. However, the poignant storyline endeared it to me and I won’t soon forget it.” -- Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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Life Begins in Arizona, by Lee Morrison ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (later life), sensual

Claire Stevens, an Emergency Department physician who escaped a violent marriage, is living proof that abuse can happen to anyone. New to Wickenburg, Arizona, she is settling into her home when her ex-husband is released from jail…and finds her. Waking up in the hospital, bruised and battered, she discovers she is married to her neighbor—who happens to be her new boss. At least that’s the story people believe.
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“I loved this book and could not put it down. I was totally surprised at the ending. I highly recommend it to everyone. This one’s a keeper!” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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Love with a Welcome Stranger,
by Lynnette Baughman
☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), spicy

She doesn't remember that the handsome Montana rancher was once a poor cowboy who loved her. He can't forget that she left him and never looked back. Mandy McCay's life as a Hollywood starlet ended with a bullet from a deranged fan. Miraculously, she recovers, learns to walk and speak, but there are gaps in her memory. Important gaps.
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“Ms. Lynnette Baughman has written this, her first, romance novel in such a way that I’m sure it will be a success….I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to escape in a story and appreciates a surprise ending.” – Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
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Searching for Sophie, by Rachel Brimble ☆☆☆☆☆
Suspense, spicy

Harbouring the secret pain of giving up her child for adoption thirteen years ago, Melanie Royal has hidden herself behind the quiet role of Head Librarian in Layley Hill. But then a crazed admirer rips her daughter from a loving home and Melanie is thrown into a race against time to save Sophie's life…
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“I think Ms. Brimble does a great job letting us get into the mind of a birth mother who has been forced to give her child up and the dreams of the child herself. The author builds her stories well, keeping me interested and loving it from first page to last.” – Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
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