About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis

What a great story! Kylie has been working with wood for a long time. She is an expert in her field and constantly creates lovely pieces. Kylie is sure that she doesn’t need love and is not really interested until she meets Joe Malone. Joe is a sexy, dark, mysterious guy with a job in the security field. Joe and Kylie share a kiss and suddenly the earth changes for both of them. I can’t say how much I loved this plot. Jill Shalvis has incorporated a sweet, sexy story with a touch of mystery and humor. It was so enjoyable to read. Not a regular, “cat and mouse” type romance! I highly recommend this book to lovers of contemporary romance.

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis is now available by Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Most Eligible Highlander in Scotland by Michele Sinclair

Conan McTiernay is one of seven brothers in the McTiernay clan. He has vowed to never marry and spend his life traveling the country, drawing maps of all the clan lands for King Robert. Mhàiri Mayboill promises to never marry and to travel the countryside while capturing her surroundings by drawing. The two meet, are tossed together and shaken up while everyone who knows them, wonders if either one will change their mind. An enjoyable story but a little too much “chase” for me.

The Most Eligible Highlander in Scotland by Michele Sinclair will be available January 30, 2018 from Zebra, in imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Wild Abandon by Cassie Edwards

Who would have ever known that something so good and loving would come from the Civil War? Lauralee Johnston was only 5 years old when her father went off to war. Her father was the commander of a troop of Confederate Cherokee warriors that he had been close to for many years. His best friend is Joe Dancing Cloud, a chief of the Wolf Cherokee clan. Joe would do anything for the commander, so he is willing when asked, to accompany Lauralee to Illinois to live with her aunt and uncle. This story sweeps through the years and is fast-paced, full of adventure and love. I found the characters to be vivid and endearing, the plot to be satisfying but stereotypical. In this book, I was able to overlook the stereotypes and enjoyed it to the very end.

Wild Abandon by Cassie Edwards will be available January 30, 2018 from Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Taste of Temptation by Julia Kelly

Caroline Burkett is in a big hurry to leave London after her fiancé breaks off their engagement. She leaves for Edinburgh,Scotland to stay with her brother and sister-in-law. Caroline is determined to marry as soon as possible so she hires a famous matchmaker to help her along. Unfortunately, Caroline’s infamous notoriety from a London love affair follows her to Scotland. A prominent owner of an Edinburgh gossip column newspaper, Jonathan Moray, meets Caroline at the theatre and tries to get the story for his local tabloid. Caroline is a beautiful woman so Jonathan must “get in line” to try to get close to her. Clearly, this is the best historical romance I’ve read this year. I absolutely loved the story and stayed up till early morning because I couldn’t put it down. Wish that I could give it a rating over 5 stars since this book is one of the best in a long time.

The Taste of Temptation by Julia Kelly will be available February 5, 2018 from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Death at the Durbar by Arjun Raj Gaind

This excellent mystery is set in 1911 in Delhi, India. The British are presenting the new king, George V, in a durbar that will be attended by all the Maharajas and Nawabs. The Delhi Durbar in 1911 was organized by the British to honor the coronation of the new king. It is a historical fact that George V was the only actual British king to attend a durbar. Maharaja Sikander Singh of Rajpore is summoned by the British to help solve the murder of a nautch-girl. (A nautch girl was a highly skilled dancer who served as entertainment and companionship for the British, especially soldiers.) Sikander accepts the large task of trying to solve the murder before George V arrives. I loved all the rich history and carefully woven plot in this thoughtful mystery.  The second in the series, I recommend this book as an excellent addition to historical fiction-mystery.

Death at the Durbar by Arjun Raj Gaind will be available March 6, 2018 by Poisoned Pen Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel

In 1939, Ruby Henderson Benoit leaves the United States to live in Paris with her French husband, Marcel. They move next door to a Jewish couple and their daughter, Charlotte. The horrors of World War II approach the City of Lights and soon all lives are changed with Paris’ occupation. A British pilot, Thomas Clarke is shot down over France and with much help, finds himself in Paris. He realizes that his life will never be the same after meeting Ruby and Charlotte and now he questions whether or not he ever wants to leave Paris. This book has an excellent story and is a great addition for those who love historical fiction. Definitely recommended for all !

The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel will be available March 27, 2018 from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Thanks Fur Last Night by Eve Langlais

Shape-shifter stories are quite popular today and I have recently been reading and reviewing shape-shifter romance. This book is a series of short stories of that genre by three different authors. I think that a book of this type is perfect to introduce the reader to this genre and new authors. Enjoyable stories make this book a good read to add to the list of expanding para-normal romance.

Thanks Fur Last Night by Eve Langlais will be available January 30, 2018 from St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.