Theirs to Cherish is the eighth novel in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lover’s series, and the first I’ve read. I felt like I was jumping into the middle of a story, but the narrative quickly got me up to speed. The novel opens with Callie Ward, an heiress who has been on the run for nearly a decade, accused of killing her father and sister for her inheritance. She shows up on the proverbial doorstep of Logan Edgington, a former Navy SEAL who had no reason to help her “given how bratty she’d been to him.” She tells him she needs his help to “disappear.” It’s not the first time Callie has needed to disappear. For the past four years, she [...]
Romance is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last by Patience Bloom February 6, 2014 Penguin Group $26.95 print/ $10.99 digital As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like the heroines’ on the page: That shy guy she had a crush on wouldn’t just take her out—he’d sweep her off her feet with witty banter, quiet charm, and a secret life as a rock star. Not exactly her reality, but Bloom kept reading books that fed her reveries. Years later she moved to New York and found her dream job, editing romances for Harlequin. Every day, her romantic fantasies came true—on paper. Bloom became an [...]
Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career—a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and “I do”—she’ll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.
There are lots of different romance websites out there, many of which offer book reviews. Looking though the different review formats, styles, contents of those reviews I wonder what really makes a review work for you? What type of review really resonates and makes you want to go and buy that book? A few weeks back, we talked about websites and the sites we gravitated to, and many of us responded that we enjoyed the sites that had book reviews. This post is primarily to find out, what you look for in a book review and what is the one thing that makes you buy that book? A book review in its simplest form is a description, critical analysis, and [...]
There are many reasons people read romance. I read romance because it entertains me and makes me happy, plain and simple. Even when a romance novel makes me cry, I can always count on that happily-ever-after ending to lift me up and make me smile. But there are times when life throws a curve ball and a case of the blues seems inevitable. At times like these, I tend to read more romance, and I turn to specific sub-genres to “take me away”. Not just any romance novel will do though. While all romance novels involve a certain amount of fantasy, I find that I tend to read less contemporary and historical romance when I’m feeling down and instead I [...]