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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Best 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.

NOTE: What a number of wonderful reviews this week! In an effort to shorten the blog, and also to save myself quite a bit of time while putting this lengthy post together, this week I’ll only include a link to the review, instead of posting a quote from it.

Recommended Read
I Bid One American, by Amy Corwin ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, sweet

She’s an American heiress nobody wants; he’s a Duke every woman is after. When Nathaniel, Duke of Peckham, meets Charlotte, he’s suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have sought—and failed—to catch him. However, Charlotte is more interested in dead pharaohs than English dukes.
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Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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Recommended Read
Letters from Home, by Jo Barrett ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Letters from home lift John Caldwell’s spirits during his tour of duty in Iraq. Phoebe Honeycutt, otherwise known as Aunt Bee to all the kids in the neighborhood, fills an empty place in his life through her letters and cookie care packages after the death of his grandmother. But what John doesn’t realize is that Phoebe isn’t the doddering old lady he believes her to be. And when they come face to face at last, her delicious cookies aren’t the only things he wants to sample

Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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Recommended Read
Troubled Hearts, by Donna Hatch ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical, sweet

Desperate to escape her estranged husband and a home enshrouded with death and despair, Julia flees in the middle of the night. Little does she know that her determined husband is in pursuit. Along the journey, she discovers a telling revelation. But will it be enough to banish the ghosts of the past and soothe her troubled heart?

Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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All or Nothing, by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

RuthAnne Newcomb, a young widow starting over, nearly dies on the perilous winding road to Tucson, Arizona in 1876. The accident is a cover-up for a heinous crime at the hand of the murderous bandit El Tejano. Robbed and left for dead, all that remains for RuthAnne is her faith and her God-given talents. She needs both to endure the handsome, vengeful cavalry captain who saves her life.
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Read WRDF’s Review
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Babies in the Bargain, by Mona Risk ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

With only one year left to complete her medical training in Neonatology, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Marc Suarez who broke her heart seven years ago.
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Read Romance Junkies’ Review
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Blind Sight, by Susan Shay ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, spicy

Cassie Reynolds is channeling the dreams of a serial killer. But without the resources to stop him—if she's able to discover who he is—how can she succeed? Only cynical Keegan Flynn, who believes in nothing and no one, has the tools needed to complete her gift. Will Cassie be able to make Keegan believe in time, or will Christmas this year be murder?

Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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A Convenient Cowboy, by Shari Thayn ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

Nina Randall needs a change. Her career as an ad exec is in a shambles and she has no personal life to speak of. She has one last chance to prove herself—a soda pop commercial in a Western setting. The thought of rough, rugged cowboys positively beckons.
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Read WRDF’s Review
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The Daddy Issue, by Melissa Beck ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, sensual

The last souvenir small-town girl Gretchen expected from her Chicago vacation was getting pregnant from one night of delight. The sexy, successful CEO she hooked up with told her he wasn't interested in a family, so she never revealed what had happened. Five years later, Daniel is at the top of his game in both business and womanizing, but he's shaken off his pedestal when a friend hints that he might have a daughter.
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Read You Gotta Read’s 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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Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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Enter the Parrot, by Kiki Lon ☆☆☆☆☆
Young Adult, sweet

Meet Jade, the White girl in the Wong family. On the surface, Jade fits in perfectly. But just below the surface lurks the fragrance of ginger, ginseng, and a secret kung fu society. When her crazy grandpa’s deluded parrot goes missing, Jade must dive deep into the seedy underbelly of Chinatown to find him, keeping secrets from her best friends and her cute eco-mentor, Cedric: aka the hottest guy in school.
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Read You Gotta Read’s Review
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From a Distance, by Jo Barrett ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary (Western), sensual

One business consultant, one cowboy, and two thousand miles between them. Can their love survive the distance?

Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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Krysta’s Curse, by Tara West ☆☆☆☆☆
Young Adult, sweet

Everything about Krysta Richards is wrong, from her short height to her unmanageable hair. Her ability to talk to spirits doesn’t help things, either. Her physical flaws don’t seem to matter to Bryon, her lab partner. Just as the chemistry between them is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father suddenly takes an interest in her life and her dead friends enlist her in a crusade to save their decrepit cemetery.
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Read Night Owl Romance’s Review
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Miner in Petticoats, by Paty Jager ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), spicy

Shouldering the burdens of his family and the mining community, Ethan Halsey devotes himself to providing for the growing families of his brothers. However, Aileen Miller, a widow, also looking out for her family’s interests, refuses to part with the land he needs. As they battle—one to push his dream to reality and the other to prove no man will hurt her again—their lives become enmeshed and their hearts collide.

Read Love Western Romances’ Review
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Mixed Blessings, by Diane Amos ☆☆☆☆☆
Contemporary, spicy

When Monique St. Cyr's mother, erotic fiction author Ann Marie, leaves on a three-month honeymoon, Monique is certain her life is about to improve: that is, until old-fashioned Aunt Lilly and deaf Gramps move into the duplex next door—boxes of her mother's ripped erotic books show up on Monique's doorstep with threatening notes—and her aunt and her best friend end up pregnant. While Monique struggles to balance her career and her romance with gorgeous cop, Jake Dube, his ex-fiancĂ©e announces she wants him back.
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Read Romance Junkies’ Review
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The Rosemary Thief, by Fiona Law ☆☆☆☆☆
Paranormal, sweet

Meagan is passionate about cooking and goes to great lengths to obtain the right ingredients for her recipes. She prides herself on turning out perfect dishes. Desperate for fresh rosemary she plunders a bush belonging to a witch. Caught red handed by Brock, the witch’s enigmatic henchman, she finds herself working off her theiving in the witch’s kitchen.
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Read Long and Short’s Review
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Shadows in the Fog, by Doris Jean ☆☆☆☆☆
Vintage, sweet

Amanda yearns for adventure--to drive an automobile or ride in a flying machine--but her parents expect her to marry well. When she won’t cooperate, they order her to a mountain spa to cure her 'nervous disorder.' Unhappy and alone, Amanda watches out her window every day as a solitary stranger appears at the foot of the mountain like a shadow in the fog. Amanda knows nothing about him except she must meet him.
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Read Fallen Angels’ Review Bold
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That Wyoming Wind, by Jo Barrett ☆☆☆☆☆
Historical (Western), spicy

The weather had never been so strange, but Jodi Parker didn't give it much thought since she'd lost everything to her lying cheating boyfriend. That is until a dust devil picks her up and drops her in a different time and place. One with a few too many handsome cowboys.

Read Fallen Angels’ Review
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Truths Unveiled, by Kimberly Alan ☆☆☆☆☆
Inspirational, sweet

How do you deal with someone you can't avoid and who makes it their business to constantly irk you? And how do you forgive yourself for getting involved with them in the first place? How do you forgive yourself for surviving a fatal accident when deep inside, you believe you were the cause, and then someone unknown to you exploits that belief in order to keep you from discovering the truth?
Pam Harrington and Tom Jarrod shared a past that tore them apart fourteen years ago. Since then, they have separately struggled to right the individual wrongs they’d committed.
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Read The Romance Studio’s Review
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