Review: A December with a Duke

A December with a Duke by Collette Cameron, book 3 in the Seductive Scoundrels series. 4 stars Wealthy widow Everleigh Chatterton got lucky when her abusive husband died and left her with a fortune. She is determined that she will never be in a situation again where a man will…

Review: Admit to Mayhem

Admit to Mayhem  Four stars. Recommended. Available in e-book, paperback and audio book. Admit to Mayhem (Horatio Press 2014) by D.J. Adamson’s is the first entry into a delightful, quirky mystery series featuring Lillian Dove, a somewhat hapless, but strong, smart young woman lost in a life she’s didn’t plan….

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody By Maria Grazia Swan Reviewed by Claire Matturro Five stars Recommended From the opening paragraphs of Bohemian Rhapsody (Echo Canyon Press 2019) by Maria Grazia Swan, readers will know they are in the talented hands of a masterful storyteller. Graced with lyrical language, the novella is at once…

Review: Butterflies & White Lies

Mary Poser, Butterflies and White Lies as Bollywood Comes to Nashville By Angel A Angel’s Leap PTY LTD August 2017, 480 pages Reviewed by Lyndsey Redding In Mary Poser, Butterflies and White Lies as Bollywood Comes to Nashville, this reviewer discovered a more complex story than the title suggested, also…

Review: Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove by Brita Addams Review of Cedar Grove (July 2018) by Brita Addams, ASIN: B07FRH4LKX, 401 pages Reviewed by Claire Matturro Recommended – Four stars Brita Addams in her novel Cedar Grove accomplishes something difficult—she finds one angle to a story set during the American Civil War that hasn’t been…

Review: Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying by Leigh Court 4.5 out of 5 stars Contemporary Romance Novella “You’re never going to die in a plane crash.” Jessie Jordan doesn’t believe in psychics, but has a hard time ignoring the one who seems to know her worst fear. As a book publicist for a…

Review: Fear of Flying (#2)

Fear of Flying by Leigh Court was an enjoyable easy read. I give it 4+ stars. “You will not die in a plane crash,” and “you will meet at tall, dark stranger.” That’s the fortune teller’s good news for the heroine. Jessie Jordan is a publicist who specializes in blog…

Review: Her Next Dance

Her Next Dance Her Next Dance by Susan C. Fischer  Four stars. Recommended.  Available in e-book and paperback. Her Next Dance (Forget Me Not Romance 2019) by Susan C. Fischer, is a gentle, clean romantic story about a single mother with a challenging career and a handsome dance instructor who…

Review: One Magick Yule

One Magick Yule by Teresa Keefer Reviewed by Livia Quinn One Magick Yule by Teresa Keeler is a delightful, sweet holiday story. As the title suggests our heroine is a witch, actually, a wiccan of the Appalachian variety. And she communicates with animals which creates not only a few humorous…

Review: Privilege

Privilege by Claire Matturro Call it a romantic suspense or a story of survival–Ruby’s survival. She survives a difficult childhood, a dark past, and an abusive husband. With her wild beauty and uncanny intelligence, she easily attracts men. Each boyfriend helps her in a different way. Determined  to be independent,…

Review: Red Dale Ray

Red Dale Ray: A Sober Rebrand by Deb Cunningham By Mary H. Mcfarland Ray Bowler wants to downsize, sell Hilda’s, his failing bar, and hit the road in his Red Dale Ray camper trailer. Ray’s only problem, however, isn’t negotiating his camper’s tiny shower or keeping it jacked up in…

Review: Red Dale Ray (#2)

Red Dale Ray: A Sober Rebrand by Debra Cunningham Review by Claire Matturro Red Dale Ray is a sweet gem of a book about an alcoholic bar owner, his quirky patrons, his bossy bartender, folks Ray meets on the road, and a moose named Wally with a mind of his…

Review: Rush

Rush by Lisa Patton St. Martin’s Press August 2018, ISBN-13: 978-1250020666, Hardcover: 416 pages Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Rush is a great read, a gentle-hearted literary novel of the New South telling an eye-opening, entertaining story with a conscious. The author Lisa Patton, herself a Deep South native and…

Review: She’s Out of His League

She’s Out of His League: A Story of Love, Baseball and Happy Endings By Kathy Coatney Windtree Press January 2014, 222 pages Recommended for the contemporary romance reader, fans of sports romance, and any reader wanting to enjoy a heartfelt, well-told love story. Reviewed by Lyndsey Redding She’s Out of…

Review: Split Level

Split-Level by Sande Boritz Berger Five Stars Recommended Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Split-Level (She Writes Press May 7, 2019), by acclaimed author Sande Boritz Berger, is a bold, beautiful, shimmery novel, full of longing, wit, and insight, at once both sad and hopeful, ultimately uplifting, sometimes funny, and always…

Review: The Accidental Stranger

The Accidental Stranger (The Accidental Series, book 2) By CJ Fosdick The Wild Rose Press January 2017, 390 pages Recommended for fans of time travel romance, historical romance, and romantic mystery Available in ebook and paperback While The Accidental Stranger is book 2 in the continuing Accidental Series story, author…

Review: The Reluctant Princess

The Reluctant Princess (Champagne Book Group November 2018) Book One in the Charm City Hearts Series by M. C. Vaughan. 270 pages. Five stars in romance. Recommended for the contemporary romance reader, New Adult fans, and any reader wanting to enjoy a steamy, heartfelt, well-told love story. Reviewed by Claire…

Review: The Reluctant Princess (#2)

The Reluctant Princess is a promising start to the Charm City Hearts series set in author, M.C. Vaughan’s beloved Baltimore. Laced with humor and crackling dialogue, it follows gifted artist Zara Kissette as she prepares for a major gallery show, literally rising from the ashes of a devastating fire that…

Review: Till It Stops Beating

TIL IT STOPS BEATING by Hannah R. Goodman Reviewed by: Lynne Pearson I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I was unaware that this is the fourth book in the “Maddie Chronicles” series; that being said, I think it reads quite well as a stand-alone…

Review: Trouble’s Wedding Caper

Trouble’s Wedding Caper by Jen Talty Reviewed by Claire Matturro Recommended Five stars 278 pages Available as an e-book and a paperback. KaliOka Press (February 4, 2019) Jen Talty—a talented, best-selling author of romance books—weaves a complicated tale of deceptions, betrayals, broken hearts, thefts, and suspense in Trouble’s Wedding Caper…

Review: Turning For Trouble

Turning for Trouble (KaliOka Press July 2018)/ 230 pages 5 Stars/ Recommended Read Category: Cozy; contemporary romantic mystery Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Historical romance author Susan Y. Tanner takes a different path in her most recent book, Turning for Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 7). Oh, there’s romance for sure,…

Review: Winds Across Texas

Winds Across Texas By Susan Yawn Tanner Reviewed by Claire Matturro Four Stars Recommended Katherine Bellamy, the youthful heroine of Winds Across Texas (Secret Staircase Books, 2019) by Susan Yawn Tanner, knows danger, conflict, and adversity. What she doesn’t yet know is true, fulfilling sensual and emotional love. Yet, with…