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Thu
Apr 10 2014 9:30am

The Daughter of the Manor by Betty NeelsSome older romance novels don’t hold up well to the passage of time. The changes in fashion make the clothes seem dated; the changes in tech make the situations seem absurd; the changes in male-female relations make the romance seem stilted. It’s amazing what we thought was charming, romantic, or hot twenty or thirty years ago. The heroine of lots of those books seem insipid. The heroes of many of those books are hard to take in large doses without setting fire to the book.

A Betty Neels book is a different breed. The books are dated, but the characters are so strong it doesn’t matter in the least. Her heroes are usually doctors and whether they are a country doctor in a small village or a highly sought after specialist, they are all used to getting their own way. They are alpha, through and through, but underneath there is a gentleness. One of my favorite scenes is in Daughter of the Manor. The heroine Leonora is running herself into the ground caring for the great, old manor of the title and for her sick relatives. To help her out, the hero arranges for dinner to be brought to her. But, knowing her pride wouldn’t permit her to accept charity, he passes it off as a gift from a neighbor. The really amazing thing is the way the hero James talks about Leonora. He doesn’t fault her for her pride or think it silly or useless. It’s a part of her personality and he just accepts it and works around it to try and make her life easier without causing her any embarrassment.

[That's all anyone really wants...]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 2:00pm

Unfixable by Tessa BaileyTessa Bailey
Unfixable
Entangled Embrace / April 14, 2014 / $2.99 digital

Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.

Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.

But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?

Unfixable is a New Adult title, but also a sequel to Tessa Bailey’s popular Line of Duty series. Our heroine Willa is the younger sister of the heroine from Protecting What’s His. Although Ginger and her HEA play a part in Willa’s book, it never felt gratuitous (although I will be forced to go back and read her story!) or unwelcome. “Love few, love hard” is the Peet family motto and Ginger and her husband are two of the few people Willa loves. Willa’s past and how she views herself because of that past play a big part in the conflict of Unfixable.

[Don't look back...]

Sun
Feb 16 2014 11:36am

Karen Booth
Back Forever
Turquoise Morning Press / February 17, 2014 / $3.99 digital 

The breakup that rocked Christopher Penman and Claire Abby’s romance was a painful test of their love. Now back together, they’re eager to embrace their future. Christopher’s band is making a run at it after a long hiatus. Claire lands a magazine job she never dreamed she could get. Only a ring on Claire’s finger and a baby on the way could make their new life more complete, and Chris is determined they’ll have everything they ever wanted.

But when Claire’s dad starts behaving strangely and her teenage daughter feels left out, Chris and Claire’s picture-perfect plans begin to unravel. Career demands, family strife, and a piece of devastating news send Claire into a downward spiral. Chris must help Claire find the good in all they’ve been through–they will have it all as long as they have each other, forever.

When I realized Karen Booth's Back Forever wasn’t just a connected book, but a sequel to Bring Me Back, I got a copy and read that first and I’m really glad I did. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but the dedication reads “To every reader who fell in love with Chris and wished to be Claire.” Back Forever is a love letter to fans of Chris and Claire.

[Fall for them again...]

Wed
Feb 5 2014 4:30pm

Suleikha Snyder
Bollywood and the Beast
Samhain / February 11, 2014 / $4.50 digital

American-born ingénue Rakhee “Rocky” Varma knows a career in Bollywood is no fairy tale, but that truth hits home when her outspoken nature lands her in hot water with the media.

Banished to her leading man’s crumbling mansion on the outskirts of Delhi until things cool down, she is wholly unprepared to meet her costar’s reclusive brother, Taj Ali Khan. Taj, a former action hero until a stunt gone horribly wrong ended his career, wears a cape of scars and a crown of rudeness.

As his cynicism collides with her determination to stick it out in Bollywood no matter what, sparks fly. But little do they know that demons not of their making may turn their fiery, fragile connection to ash. And it will take more than sheer grit to face down the most frightening monsters of all—the ones inside themselves.

Bollywood is the perfect setting for a romance with its glamour and emphasis on appearances, as demonstrated by Suleikha Snyder's Bollywood and the Beast. Bollywood's a fantasy world where reality and illusion coexist and then when heroine Rocky goes to stay in the Beast’s castle, the whole story takes on a magical feel, one that allows anything to happen.

[Expect the unexpected...]

Fri
Jan 17 2014 1:00pm

Mary Ann Rivers
Live
Loveswept / January 21, 2014 / $2.99 digital

If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But as the rejection letters pile up, Destiny finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on. With his rich Welsh accent, Hefin Thomas stirs Destiny so completely that, even though he’s leaving soon, she lets herself believe the memory of his scorching kisses will be enough.

Hefin can’t help but notice the slender, confident woman with ginger hair who returns each day, so hopeful and determined. So when the tears start to fall, his silence—penance for a failed marriage—finally cracks. Once he’s touched her, what Hefin wants is to take her back to Wales and hold her forever. But Destiny’s roots run too deep. What they both need is each other—to learn how to live and love again.

Mary Ann Rivers's debut full-length, Live, will make you curl up with your box of tissues and cry until you’re not even sure whether they count as happy or sad tears. Rivers's world and characters feel so real, their emotions so raw, that I need the almost poetic beauty of the words to bear so much truth.

[Hurts so good...]

Fri
Dec 20 2013 5:00pm

Written in Red by Anne BishopMay old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with four days of the Best of 2013. We asked our bloggers for their favorite books of 2013, with one stipulation, they had to be new to them and not necessarily new to 2013. We know we got a few recommendations to add to our to be read piles and it's a great way to feed those readers you hopefully get for Christmas!

Check back every other weekday between now and Christmas for all of the blogger recommendations! See the recommendations for Day 1Day 3, and Day 4.

Sahara Hoshi:

Anne Bishop's Written in Red
Cranky wolf shifter meets fun and adorable magically gifted heroine, what's not to love?

Nalini Singh's Heart of Obsidian
The heroine has an amazing name and the hero isn't too shabby either.

Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl
For every time you squeed or sighed over something and nobody understood you, finally there's a book for it.

[Who's next!]

Sun
Nov 17 2013 12:45pm

Quill and inkMore and more, authors are engaging with readers online. It’s great to be able to tell a favorite author how much I love her work. Just as fun as the peek behind the scenes as an author is researching the next book—pinning pictures of the hero or the location and tweeting little plot points that make me want to gobble the book up.

While following along, sometimes the lingo gets a bit hard to follow along. Most of the time Google comes to my rescue quite nicely but some of the terms were a bit hard to ferret out. If I can’t guess from the context or find it with a quick search, I’ve even interrupted a conversation to ask before, because I’m needy like that. So that you don’t have to do that, here’s a glossary of some of the more common words I see floating around on Facebook and Twitter.

Copy Editor or CE: The copy editor doesn’t concern herself with the content of the story. That part is settled at this point. She is the one who checks not just the spelling and grammar of the manuscript but keeps track of the continuity. She’s the reason that the heroine doesn’t sit down twice and that the hero isn’t both brown eyed and later blue eyed.

[What else've ya got?...]

Mon
Nov 11 2013 5:30pm

Christmas in Tahoe by Elisabeth BarrettElisabeth Barrett
Christmas in Tahoe
Elisabeth Barrett / November 11, 2013 / $2.99 digital

Silicon Valley actuary Ann Smith is an expert at calculating probabilities, but lately the odds haven’t been in her favor. Two years ago her fiancé died a week before their planned Christmas wedding, leaving Ann heartbroken and alone. When a friend suggests heading up to Lake Tahoe for a long Christmas weekend of skiing, wine, and relaxation, Ann thinks it might be just the thing to help get her life back on track. But Ann’s plans go awry when her friend cancels at the last minute, and Ann ends up driving to Tahoe with Chase Deckert, a sexy snowboarder who pushes all her buttons.

Chase Deckert is a man who lives by his own rules. A few years ago his business partner betrayed him by selling out their biomedical research for a quick profit. Chase left science far behind, and now spends his days snowboarding in Tahoe, wanting nothing to do with the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. Chase has closed his mind and his heart and only believes in one thing: fate. But fate seems to be in a giving mood, because joining him for Christmas is a brave, beautiful woman who shows him the true meaning of the season and helps him rediscover a part of himself he’d long forgotten.

Fueled by the mountain scenery, the season, and their unbelievable chemistry, Ann and Chase end up learning more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined possible. Can one long, steamy Christmas help them realize they’re meant to be together? Or when the holiday is over will they be right back where they started?

Elisabeth Barrett's Christmas in Tahoe takes a number of the romance genre’s expectations and tweaks them just a bit. Our heroine Ann Smith is still struggling with being an “almost widow” two years after her fiancé’s sudden death. She’s been barely holding on, burying herself in the welcome oblivion of a busy career.

One of the first things that caught my eye about this book was the heroine’s occupation. She’s an actuary. Now that’s an occupation that stands out in a sea of cupcake decorators and B&B owners. Even better, Ann Smith loves her job, loves making sense of the world around her. It’s not every heroine who can own a profession that is stereotyped as so dull and uninteresting and bring love and passion to it. Her work for an insurance company is a way to help people. Her passion for compiling facts numbers extends to carrying a GPS on her road trip, so she’ll always know where she’s going and where she’s been.

[Gotta love love a well-drawn heroine...]

Thu
Oct 31 2013 1:30pm

Truly by Ruthie KnoxRuthie Knox’s latest book is available for free for a limited time on Wattpad. The book has been serialized over the last two months, each week bringing another chunk of the story. Knox’s emotional stories are a good fit for a serial; at no point do the chapter endings feel like forced cliffhanger endings designed to drive readers back the following week, but it was still hard to wait even overnight for the latest installment.

Truly has been a wonderful read. It’s so very close to the end now that even if you don’t like the serialized format, you should jump in and read: the next and last installment will post Monday, November 4. But hurry! Not long after that Knox’s publisher will pull the Wattpad book in anticipation of traditionally publishing the book in the summer of 2014.

Wattpad itself is really way more fun to use than I expected. It’s a book and Pinterest and Facebook all rolled into one, turning reading into a social media experience. Each chapter of Truly has a picture with it, a bit of inspiration or scenery related to the chapter and there’s space for comments and conversation at the bottom. It made reading the book feel at once intimate and really public, just like one of my favorite things in life: Twitter!

[The joys of social reading...]

Tue
Oct 8 2013 10:24am

Emma Woodhouse in Emma ApprovedYesterday saw the debut of the new webseries, Emma Approved, from the team responsible for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The new show is the team's adaptation of Austen’s Emma. While I loved The LBD, I never quite warmed up to Welcome to Sanditon in the same way. I think part of that was the fact that I wasn’t as familiar with the source material. I, like many romance readers, have read and reread Pride and Prejudice and watched every adaptation and even read most of the derivative works. I enjoyed seeing how The LBD brought their own spin on the characters I loved as much as I liked watching the story unfold. I love Emma nearly as much as P&P, so I’m looking forward to see how all these characters and their situations translate to the modern world.

The Emma Woodhouse of the novel runs her friends’ lives with more enthusiasm than skill or understanding and they tolerate her because of her goodness and their affection for her. It’s a fine line. It’s easy for Emma to seem unsympathetic and selfish instead of a little spoiled and oblivious and over-confident. I think this Emma is going to walk the right side of the line for me.

[What Would Jane Austen Do?...]

Mon
Oct 7 2013 3:00pm

Princess Buttercup in The Princess BrideSeveral months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why I love that movie so much. After I was done, I thought more about Buttercup and how she is so often maligned as a weak heroine. And it’s true, she is weak. She isn’t the smartest or strongest character; she has no magical or martial skills. She isn’t the equal of any of the men in the movie. But I think she is still the heroine.

Despite her deficits, Buttercup jumps off the boat to flee Vizzini, fights off the Dread Pirate Robert and refuses to be cowed by Prince Humperdink. She never gets very far with her efforts, but it’s not for want of trying.  She simply doesn’t have the power to accomplish more.

While I love my kickass PNR heroines, I also like a relationship where the heroine seems completely outclassed, yet somehow ends up winning the hero’s heart. One of my favorite books is Carolyn Jewel’s Lord Ruin for this reason (and many others). Anne isn’t popular or talented or beautiful, which of course is of such great importance for a woman at that time.  She is forced to marry a duke who is titled, rich, handsome, powerful and pursued by women. Their relationship should feel unbalanced, but she never fails to do her best to take what control she can of circumstance and her own heart.

[Never let anyone make you feel unworthy...]

Fri
Oct 4 2013 9:30am

I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella AndreBella Andre is widely read, and her books are well-loved. It’s easy to see why; the standard pieces from a romance are rearranged, like she spun a kaleidoscope, and all the colors fall together in a new pattern.

The Sullivan series, all her books really, are a wonderful blend of the traditional romance that many of us grew up reading and something more modern. I Only Have Eyes for You is a best friend’s little sister book. The bad boy hero has the expected qualms about getting involved with good girl Sophie. When her sister catches them post-first-kiss, instead of lying or retreating or letting her fella take care of it, Sophie wades right in.

“He kissed me,” Sophie told her sister, her expression stubborn as she faced her. “Now you don’t have to talk about it. Let’s go.” She grabbed her sister’s hand and made sure they walked together past the shed.

In Can’t Help Falling in Love, fire fighter Gabe rescues Megan from the fire that destroys her home and everything she owns. She visits him in the hospital to thank him, but they don’t become involved until months later when Megan is back on her feet again. She doesn’t need Gabe to save her twice. In one heated love scene it’s the heroine who rips off the hero’s shirt. In high school artsy Vicki saves jock Ryan by shoving him out of the path of an oncoming car which is the start of their lifelong friendship. All those surprises keep me turning the pages.

[You can't stop there...]

Wed
Aug 28 2013 4:30pm

When the New Adult genre first took off I was adamant that it wasn’t for me. I mean, my kids are nearly that age and I don’t like to think of them and their friends while I’m reading a great romance. But bit by bit, book by book, I’ve been won over and Elyssa Patrick's Stay With Me is an excellent example of why.

Hailey Bloom is a child star turned rock star, one who has dropped out of the business, left all the glitz and glamour behind, to attend a small college in Vermont. The first person narration makes for a great vehicle to show how difficult that level of fame is to tolerate and how impossible it is to completely leave behind.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows me. Or rather, they think they do.

As soon as I walked into the party earlier tonight, people bombarded me. They wanted to take a picture and get my autograph, and some even tried to get me to sing.”

Hailey has to fight hard to have a normal life and to even understand what one is. It costs her her relationship her mother and most of her Hollywood friends as well. When the book opens, Hailey is struggling to fit in and filled with insecurities. She’s at the moment of early adulthood when anything and everything seems possible and the choices are nearly overwhelming. I think this is what I found compelling in Old Skool romances with their sheltered, virgin heroines. Hailey is the polar opposite. She is far from sheltered and is refreshingly comfortable with her sexual history.

[No slut shaming here!...]

Wed
Aug 7 2013 9:30am

Slow Summer Burn by Elisabeth BarrettElisabeth Barrett
Slow Summer Burn
Loveswept / August 12, 2013 / $2.99 digital

Cameron Stahl has everything, so why does she feel like her life is incomplete? A beautiful Boston socialite and a successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor and business is booming. But one searing look from Val Grayson sends fire through her body and shows her exactly what’s missing from her life: a real man who doesn’t play games and who makes her feel like the most desired woman on earth.

DEA agent Val Grayson has always looked after his brothers. Now it’s his turn to find love—though Cam is the last sort of woman he ever dreamed he’d fall for. When courageous Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player within Boston’s political elite, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But as the drug bust of his career looms, all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.

Elisabeth Barrett’s Slow Summer Burn is the fourth book in her popular Star Harbor series. If only Star Harbor were a real place; the town is charming and Barrett perfectly captures that New England beach town feel (her bio says she grew up spending summers on Cape Cod). Since I now live far from the Massachusetts coast, after reading this book I watched The Vineyard, a new “reality” show based on Martha’s Vineyard. I think I should stick with the more entertaining and personable people of Star Harbor.

[Pull up a chair and let's dish...]

Fri
Jul 12 2013 1:30pm

The Story Guy by Mary Ann RiversI’ve seen a couple of conversations on Twitter the last couple of months about the lack of contemporary romance heroines who didn’t have Issues in their past. So many of the characters in recent books have grim problems to overcome—crushing poverty, a history of abuse, a lack of any real friendships, neglectful families, long-dead parents. If you too have been wanting more unbaggaged heroines, then Carrie, the heroine of Mary Ann Rivers' just-released novella The Story Guy, is the woman you’ve been waiting for.

Carrie has a comfortable life, a circle of family and friends who genuinely support her. She even has work she loves “at the Metropolitan Library, where I’m happy, where I love the kingdom of teen collections over which I reign, except today, when in the middle of everything, I wasn’t.” She’s approaching middle age without any panic attacks over the fact that she hasn’t yet walked down the aisle in yards of satin and tulle. In sum, she has the sort of life I’d wish for my kids. Still, Carrie thinks there is something missing from her life.

[Can't we all relate sometimes?...]

Wed
Jun 19 2013 12:30pm

Baring It All by Megan FramptonMegan Frampton
Baring It All
Loveswept / June 24, 2013 / $.99 digital

It is with great discretion that this columnist discusses the sensitive topic of undergarments. Some ladies, it seems, do not pay strict attention to what they wear under their gowns. A crucial error, my ladies.

Lady Violet knows Lord Christian Jepstow is interested in women. The problem is, he hasn’t seemed to realize that Violetis a living, breathing woman—a woman with needs. Which is a huge problem, considering the fact that Violet and Christian are betrothed. Violet has no intention of saying her vows without knowing if her husband has the capacity to love her properly, so she does what anyone would do in her situation—she steps into his study and offers to take off her clothes. What happens next could be an utter disaster . . . or it could be surprising, seductive, and sizzlingly sexy.

(Full disclosure: Megan Frampton is the community manager for Heroes and Heartbreakers.)

Megan Frampton's Baring It All begins where most Regency romances end—the blushing innocent bride is happily engaged to the handsome, titled gentleman to the joy of both their families. What kind of story could come after that? When the young woman in question is Lady Violet, the story is sexy and playful and wonderful.

[The beginning in the end...]

Fri
May 17 2013 12:30pm

Welcome to Sanditon bannerThe folks behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are at it again. Remember the summer miniseries they promised during their Kickstarter campaign? It’s here!

This adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished work Sanditon has Gigi Darcy taking the Pemberley Digital app on the road to the town of Sanditon. Remember that Domino app that Gigi and Darcy used to track down George Wickham? It’s back and the townspeople—with Gigi’s ever-adorable help—are using this “life revealing” app to tell the stories of their town. She’s only posted the first episode “Home Away from Home,” and already it’s clear this is going to be a different kind of show.

Right from the introduction of the first Sanditon residents there is a conflict. Mayor Tom Parker has plans for big changes in little Sanditon. Using the town as the site for Domino’s beta testing is only part of his plan; Sanditon Scoops owner Clara Breton wants people to remember all the good things about Sanditon. Clara has no plans to turn her ice cream shop—which has free sprinkles night!—into a juice bar or whatever to get on board with Tom’s plan to turn Sanditon into a health mecca. Clara is sweet and devoted to her town. Tom is hilariously internet-savvy deficient and self-righteous. His sci-fi reference making assistant is the charmingly awkward Edward Denham. Do I see a ship on the horizon? With this fandom, I doubt it will be a question for long.

[Can Sanditon fill the LBD-shaped hole in our hearts?...]

Sat
May 4 2013 1:00pm

Mistral's Daughter by Judith KrantzI grew up playing Barbies. More accurately, I grew up dressing Barbies. If we wanted to play a game, we were more likely to act it out ourselves. Dolls were all about the clothes and boots and bags and scarves. All the accoutrements of the grown-up world that we weren’t really yet a part of.

By the time high school rolled around, the dolls were long gone but I had other ways to play. I went to high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and sometimes strolled down Madison Avenue where I people watched and pretended to window shop. Weekends we went to the Village to enjoy the cool, slightly seedy '80s scene. And I read fashion magazines—Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Glamour, Cosmo, anyone remember Mirabella? If I was feeling especially flush, I would spring for the French and British magazines. I would study the pages. Not the words (although Vogue really does have some great articles); it was always about the clothes, the accessories, the photos. And living in New York, from time to time I would see the models and their huge black portfolios and the occasional photo shoot in the wild. I slurped up books like Judith Krantz's Mistral’s Daughter—all the passion and romance dressed up in amazing clothes? I’m always on board for that. Naturally I adored The September Issue even more than The Devil Wears Prada.

It’s not really a purposeful thing, but I’ve collected a fair number of romance novels that take place within (or on the outskirts of) the fashion world. Designers, models, photographers. I don’t have a fashion magazine editor yet, but I think someone needs to write Wintour a happy ending for me.

[Gives a whole new meaning to “book jacket” doesn't it?]

Wed
May 1 2013 2:00pm

Love Irresistibly by Julie JamesJulie James’s FBI/US Attorney series gets its fourth installment this month with the release of Love Irresistibly, and the series continues to stay as strong as when I first fell in love with it.

These books center around the men and women of the FBI and US Attorney’s office in Chicago, aggressive, hard-hitting heroes and heroines who have no trouble holding their own. All of the agents and lawyers in this book are driven men and women who love their jobs. They are fiercely competitive—both the men AND the women—and totally unapologetic about it. The rivalries are genuine, no punches are pulled, but when it comes down to it, they pull together as a team. That commitment gives all the characters so much life that they practically leap off the page. They are dedicated and passionate, workaholics even. But that creates some problems in romance department. Let’s face it, for an agent undercover months at a time or a lawyer with her eyes on billing enough hours to make partner, it’s hard to maintain much of a love life. But never fear! They find a way to make it work.

[Work hard; play hard...]

Thu
Apr 4 2013 2:44pm

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' Lizzie and DarcyThere’s been a real hole in my week without a new The Lizzie Bennet Diaries episode. I have been planning my Mondays and Thursdays around the release of new LBD episodes for so long that I don’t know quite what to do with myself. If you’re at a loss, I’m ready with the list of things I’ve been reading and watching to ease my grief.

If you’re still missing Lizzie, there aren’t knew videos but there are loads of fans still around. There is Darceny, a fan group that is rewatching LBD and discussing the series and P&P. They just started this week, so if you were late finding the series, here’s your chance! There is a fan-run Dr. Gardiner account on Tumblr evaluating on Lizzie’s evaluating. After all, she hasn’t graduated yet! The LBD Seahorses community hosts chats, sometimes including the cast of the show and just generally share their love for the series.

That’s not enough of Lizzie and Jane and Lydia for you? There are tons of screenshots and GIFs on Tumblr and a robust fanfic community. One writer I’ve consistently enjoyed is imaginary circus.

[The Internet is your oyster...]