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Review of “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden

And the streak continues.  Now that I’ve reached 3 bad books in a row maybe I’ll get one I like–you know since bad things supposedly come in threes.Against the Tide had so much potential.  The heroine, Lydia, is a young woman in 1891, who actually works for a living and isn’t a servant or a …

Review of “Wicked Intentions” by Elizabeth Hoyt

Yesterday, after finishing Follow My Lead, I waited a few hours to jump into a new book–not because of how good it was, but because of how bad it was.  I must confess to sometimes being a bit superstitious when it comes to reading and I’m always a bit wary of starting a book after a …

Review of “The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy” by Julia Quinn

I love Julia Quinn.  Her books are funny (especially anything with the Pleinsworth sisters) and the central romances tend to be sigh-worthy. This book was not.  It was actually so bad that it has taken me a whole week to be able to write this review.  (I will admit that part of my disappointment in …

Review of “The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macomber

Strike 2.  After finishing Call Me Mrs. Miracle, I decided to give another Macomber Christmas book a chance, figuring that the problems I had with CMMM came from the fact that I had seen the movie version a couple of times and really liked it. I tried to like The Perfect Christmas, I really did.  It is …

Review of “Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right”

This is what I get for choosing a book based on its title; I guess I mistakenly assumed that the ability to craft an amusing title meant that the author also had to ability to write a good book.  Boy was I wrong.  I got about 60 pages into this before I finally decided that …

Review of “Fatal Affair” by Marie Force

Fatal Affair had such promise.  The plot synopsis was pretty good: Dead US Senator found at the Watergate by his chief of staff (COS)/best friend.  The cops are called in and COS recognizes the cop in charge as the one that got away.  The two work together to solve the murder and fall in love. …

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 …

Review of “What I Did for Love” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Over the last few years I have heard a lot of good things about SEP and so when I saw What I Did for Love (henceforth known as WIDFL mostly because I don’t want to keep writing the entire title out) at my local library last week I decided I would give her a try.  Never have …