Thursday, January 01, 2009

December Reads

1.The Desert Lord's Bride. Olivia Gates. A+. (Disguise, Misunderstood, Bad Reputation, Sheikh, Lost Heir, Arranged Marriage). Silhouette Desire. Farah, Shehab. 12/6/08.
2.The Executive's Valentine Seduction. Merline Lovelace. B+. (Reunited, Military, Hero in Pursuit). Silhouette Desire. Caroline, Rory. 12/6/08.
3.Windfall. Emily Carmichael. A+. (Pregnant, Marriage of Convenience, Across the Pond, Woman Doctor, Victorian, Western.) Ellen, Jordan. 12/7/08.
4.The Changelings: Firestorm. B. (Erotic Romance, Anthology, Review Read, Shapeshifters, Paranormal, Non-vanilla sex). 12/6/08.
5.A Bride for the Holidays. Renee Roszel. A. (Holiday, Cold heart, Wary of Love, Marriage Bargain, Pretend Lovers, Animals). Silhouette Romance. Dragan, Trisha. 12/10/08.
6.The Heir. Johanna Lindsey. A. (Scottish hero, Family feud, Seeking a Bride, Friends to Lovers, Plain Jane, Regency, Family Scandal). Sabrina, Duncan. 12/2/08.
7."Fire and Ice" from Man of My Dreams. Sherrilyn Kenyon. A+. (Scarred hero, Tortured hero, Futuristic, Scarred heroine, Healing Abilities, Avoiding forced marriage, Shotgun marriage.) Adron, Livia. 12/13/08.
8.Home for the Holidays. Johanna Lindsey. A. (Revenge, Cold and Heartless, Holiday, Family, Knight in tarnished armor, Tortured hero, seduction, Hero in Pursuit). Larissa, Vincent. 12/13/08.
9.Naughty or Nice. Melanie George. A. (Addiction, Self-made hero, Military, Holiday, Woman in Pants, Guardian, Tarnished Knight, Dark Secret, Vengeance). Lucian, Fancy. 12/14/08.(Challenge read-holiday)
10.Romance of the Rose. Julie Beard. A+. (Elizabethan, Spy, Intrigue, Woman Playwright, Shakespeare, Theater, Enemies to Lovers, Unrequited). 12/20/08. Drake, Rosalind. (Challenge read-marriage/four letters in title)
11.The Desert Virgin. Sandra Marton. A (Captive, Special Forces/Warrior, Alpha hero, On the Run, Pseudo-scarlet woman). Harlequin Present. Cameron, Leanna. 12/21/08.
12.Tempt Me Not. Eve Byron. A+ (Compromised, shotgun marriage, unrequited, friends to Lovers, Family secrets, Love wary, Historical Regency). Jillian, Max. 12/21/08.
13.The Moon: Dravian's Seer. Selena Illyria. A-. (Seer, Tormented heroine, crush, Bargain, Fated to be mated, Dark Fantasy (sword and sorceror, Interracial: BWWM). Dravian, Lilya. 12/22/08.
14.A Western Winter Wonderland. Cheryl St. John, Jenna Kernan, Pam Crooks. A+ (Holiday). 12/22/08.
15."Sultry" from Summer Love. A+ . Reread. (Sherriff/Gunslinger, Pretend Marriage, Saloon Owner, Showdown, Hero in Pursuit, Fallen from grace, Western). 12/25/08.
16.Christmas Getaway. Anne Stuart/Tina Leonard/Marion Lennox. A+ (Holiday, Family, Stolen Diamonds, On the Run, fugitive, Lawman, Related stories). 12/26/08.
17. The Prince's Arranged Bride. Susan Stephens. B+. (Arranged Marriage, Bargain, Royalty, Lawyer heroine, Pregnant). Harlequin Presents. Emily, Alessandro. 12/27/08.
18.Christmas Wedding Belles. Nicola Cornick/Margaret McPhee/Miranda Jarrett. A. (Regency, Georgian, Harlequin Historicals, Famous Historical Figures). 12/27/08.
19.Winter Kissed. Michele Hauf/Vivi Anna. A. (Paranormal, Winter Folklore. Interracial (AWWM) in Ice Bound by Vivi Anna. 12/27/08.
20.Only a Duke Will Do. Sabrina Jeffries. A++. (Reunited, Betrayed, Hero in Pursuit, Crusader heroine/Bluestocking, Confirmed Spinster, Regency, Politics, Social Reform, Celibate Hero, Tortured Hero.) Simon, Louisa. 12/27/08.

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