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Book review: Valentine Rogues

Valentine Rogues by Cindy Holbrook My rating: 3 of 5 stars Finished this yesterday. Once in a while, I will read an Old Skool style romance to remind me of why I prefer newer, more inclusive romance. This collection of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley

Too Dangerous For a Lady by Jo Beverley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyed this as a Regency Undercover Cop tale. Sort of. Trying to prevent a revolution, Mark Thayne accidentally endangers Hermione Merriweather. Shenanigans ensue. This was enjoyable, … Continue reading

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Book review: It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman

It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman My rating: 5 of 5 stars THIS WAS HOLIDAY CATNIP. House party. Bored Viscount. New to the ton country relative. Trapped in a silver closet because they are both fleeing over-eager suitors. … Continue reading

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Book review: Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase

Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Ravenclaws fall in love… Simon is a Lord, stuck minding his poet cousin. Leonie Noirot is a dressmaker, raised and educated as a lady in Paris before … Continue reading

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Book review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m an occasional fan of The Bloggess’s blog, so got this as an ebook from my local library. Thoroughly enjoyed this; it’s memoir … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Trade Me by Courtney Milan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first Courtney Milan contemporary I’ve read (I’ve only read her historicals before), and I’m completely sold. Tina and Blake have (as expected with Milan) FANTASTIC BANTER. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood

The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a really fun novella-length mashup between SF/F and Westerns. Self aware, diverse cast, lots of great wise-cracking banter. Underwood is a master at creating dramatic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

[cross posted from my Goodreads] Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh My rating: 4 of 5 stars Picked up the ebook on sale, since I enjoyed the other Nalini Singh books I’ve read (her shapeshifters stuff). Settled down with this while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I honestly feared I would not like this when I began reading it. It is a stretch from my typical fare: it’s proper “hard” biological SFF; the characters are unnamed; … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novik My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very solid fairy tale riff. I enjoyed the characters and the plot of the killer Wood, but I found myself a little frustrated with the main character–Agniezka’s impulsiveness didn’t seem … Continue reading

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