Harlequin Presents: The Unforgettable Husband

20 Apr

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Amnesia is my favorite Harlequin Presents trope. It’s like a reset button of sorts; it can enable relationships to start over and turn total jerks into fine upstanding citizens and sweethearts. This particular story, however, uses amnesia as a pause button. Neither of the two leads change very much and once the afflicted recovers her […]

Harlequin Presents: Passionate Stranger by Flora Kidd

17 Apr

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Hello, kiddies. I know “rock star” romances are hot right now, but back in 1981, Flora Kidd wrote this rock star story like a boss. It may not look it from the cover, but this is a pretty good rock star story. I was entranced from first page and read 187 pages in less than […]

Harlequin Presents: Heartbreaker by Charlotte Lamb

16 Apr

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Poor, poor Caroline Storr. For years, she suffered through a physically abusive marriage with an alcoholic, afraid to ask for help because she lived in a small town and the scandal would have killed her mother-in-law. But when Peter starts hitting her little girl, Kelly, Caroline decides she’s had enough and whisks herself and her […]

Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

21 Dec

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In high school, I had a crush on this guy named Micah* and he was totally into George R.R. Martin. Micah and the nerds at school were freaking out over this new book, A Game of Thrones and talked about nothing else and I, desperate for Micah’s attention, decided to read it. For the most […]

Review: The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

17 Sep

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I think I remember the story of the “Ugly Duckling.” I had a set of those Little Golden Books when I was a kid. SPOILERS AHEAD. Basically, a little cygnet egg (holy crap, did you know that baby swans are called cygnets?) rolls out of its nest and makes its way to a duck’s nest […]