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My Favorite Romance Novel Heroes

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what i like and what I don’t like when it comes to romance novel heroes.  Figuring out what I don’t like is fairly easy.  I don’t like heroes that are assholes, who care more about themselves than about their heroines.  I especially don’t like heroes that believe …

Review of “Midnight” by Beverly Jenkins

On Friday, I wrote about the crap luck I’ve been having choosing books to read and how I wasn’t sure whether I should continue reading Midnight by Beverly Jenkins.  Not long after publishing, I decided that I had had enough.  There are far too many good books out there (if only I could find one) for …

Do You Have A Reading Soundtrack?

Last night, I was reading (I finally found a book I like!!!) and listening to music when Falling Slowly from Once the Musical came on, and I realized that it is probably one of the most perfect songs for a romance novel.  The opening lines alone represent so many romance novel relationships.  They are: I …

Review of “Loyalty in Death” by J.D. Robb

As I stated last week, Loyalty in Death, is one of my favorite In Death novels, but I have never reviewed it before.  If you’ve never read one of the In Death novels, the series surrounds New York Cop Eve Dallas and her husband, billionaire Roarke.  The series takes place in the near future (Loyalty plays out …

How Long Do You Give A Book Before Dumping It?

I seem to be having a lot of bad luck picking books lately.  Since finishing Under the Rose, I’ve gone through 3 books, discarding each one only a few pages after getting into them–so close to the beginning of the book that it isn’t even worth reviewing the books. I’m not even sure what it is …

Review of “Any Duchess Will Do” by Tessa Dare

Any Duchess Will Do is the third book I have read by Tessa Dare and might just be my favorite book that she has written.  It follows Griff Duke of Halsford and Pauline, a serving girl from Sussex, who he brings into his home to help get his mother off of his back.  In return, …

Review of “Under the Rose” by Diana Peterfreund

I hereby confess… I really liked Under the Rose–as a matter of fact I liked it even more than Secret Society Girl.  This book had some of the same problems that the first one did (mainly a rushed ending), but either they weren’t as bad as in the first book or they just didn’t bother me as …

Babies, Babies, Babies

In an earlier post, I posed the question, “Why do romance novels assume that a baby = HEA (Happily Ever After)?”  To me and to many other women like me, babies are not the be all and end all.  I, personally, do not need a baby to feel complete, but so many romance novels use …

Spending a Quiet Night…

At home watching a movie.  After spending an entire week reading while listening to old episodes of Friends on my computer, I decided that I would relax with an good, old fashioned movie night.  What am I watching, you ask?  Love Actually.  Yes, it is a Christmas movie and it is only June, but it is …