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Fifteen Years Later: Review of “His Sinful Touch” by Candace Camp

Title: His Sinful TouchAuthor: Candace CampISBN: 0373789963Publisher: HQNSeries: Mad Morelands #5Price: $5.98 (Paperback) $5.99 (e-book) $19.96(Audible)Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2Most readers remember their first, the first book of their particular genre that they read, whether they enjoyed the book or not.  I have two firsts–the first romance I ever read was a Harlequin Intrigue written by Amanda Stevens.  If you’ve read …

Coming Out 10/25-10/31

There are a lot of books coming out this Tuesday–more than any other week I’ve run this column.  Most of them were even good.  Here’s a synopsis of the books I’ve reviewed that will be out this week. I’ll Never Let You Go by Mary Burton (10/27): This is the third book in the Morgan’s of …

Review of “What Happens Under the Mistletoe” by Various

What Happens Under the Mistletoe is the new Christmas anthology featuring novellas by Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran.  I’ve heard of all of these authors, but I’ve only read Candace Camp.  Each book involves the magic of Christmas and mistletoe.  As with all anthologies, some of the novellas are stronger (Sweetest …

Review of “Temptation Has Green Eyes” by Lynne Connolly

I really wanted to like this book.  Lynne Connolly has been on my radar for a long time, but for some reason I never tried one of her books before.  When I got an ARC of Temptation Has Green Eyes from Netgalley, I was excited.  This book has everything I want in a romance novel, so …

Guilty Pleasure Books

I was watching the newest episode of The Goldbergs earlier today and it featured the song The Safety Dance, which as far as I know has never been a cool song.  It is one of those songs that everybody knows, but no one ever admits to liking.  It was the Mmbop of the day (I will admit …

My Favorite and Least Favorite Novel Tropes

During this last reading slump, I did a lot of thinking about the things that I like and the things that I don’t like when it comes to romance novels, and recently I posted about my hatred of all things vampire and were-related.  What I realized is that I am very picky when it comes …

Trying a New Author

Until recently, I pretty much stuck with the same authors, my bookshelves looking like an homage to Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and Karen Rose.  I was loathe to try anyone new, and honestly I’m not sure why.  I didn’t start out only wanting to read one author (boy would my reading have been limited–7 books until Casual …

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 …

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 …

Review of “An Affair Without End” by Candace Camp

Disclaimer: I wrote this review for an old blog that I am in the process of deleting, so even though this review appears right after the review for A Lady Never Tells and A Gentleman Always Remembers it was originally written a year after the first review. I wrote a review of A Lady Never Tells …