Romance

Journey's Arcane

Eda Scott (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by James Farlow

Journey’s Arcane by Eda Scott is an intriguing narrative blending mystery, romance, and a dash of supernatural lore. The story follows Nora Carter, a young woman escaping the toxic grip of her family with the mission of preserving a historical property in Journey, Manitoba. Her journey is laden with personal revelations, family confrontations, and unexpected romantic entanglements, especially with the enigmatic bartender Leon. The book opens with a beautifully detailed description of Nora's nostalgic drive to this quaint town, setting the...

The Fallen Man

Cat Treadgold (Cat Treadgold)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

The Fallen Man by Cat Treadgold is a captivating conclusion to the Olympic Peninsula series. It features intriguing characters amidst the picturesque backdrop of Port Townsend. The narrative is filled with familial tensions, romantic entanglements, and personal growth, drawing readers into a world where secrets simmer beneath the surface and the ghosts of the past refuse to be ignored. Edward is a former priest who embraces new freedom and struggles with love and desire. He struggles internally as he navigates his post-clerical life, and his en...

The Next Breath: An Angsty and Uplifting Love Story

Laurel Osterkamp ()

| Reviewed by Franklin Bauer

In The Next Breath by Laurel Osterkamp, Robin struggles to let go and anchor her heart in a new love adventure. It is a captivating tale of love, loss, and self-discovery. Haunted by the memory of her late boyfriend, Jed, Robin grapples with the arrival of Nick, a potential new love interest. As she confronts past wounds and buried emotions while starring in a play written by her late boyfriend, Robin must choose between the comfort of familiar ghosts and the promise of a new beginning. With heartfelt moments and gripping revelations,...

Doctor Fearless

Lili Anne Dean (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Doctor Fearless by Lili Anne Dean offers a mesmerizing journey into the captivating world of Dr. Victor Sterling, a man seemingly perfect but utterly broken within. With his silver-gray hair and irresistible charisma, Dr. Fearless captivates people, exuding confidence and professionalism as a renowned surgeon. Yet, beneath this façade lies a true narcissist skilled in the art of seduction, weaving a spell that convinces anyone of the unparalleled beauty in his eyes. Meet three empathetic women trapped by the enigma of Dr. Fearless: Susan,...

Almost Perfect

E.F. Dodd (Sugar Beaver Books)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Dave Richardson is bartending after leaving a job that left him dissatisfied. He is still struggling to figure out what is best for him. His life takes a new turn when Vivian walks into his bar. She is taking a quick break from her job as a pediatrician and on a girls’ trip to Rochester, New York. E.F. Dodd's Almost Perfect is an immersive exploration of the complex nature of contemporary love, an engaging narrative with a unique take on passion, vulnerability, and the obstacles faced in long-distance relationships. The love story between Dave...

Since the Day We Danced

Kerk Murray (Magnolia Press)

| Reviewed by Matthew Novak

Since the Day We Danced by Kerk Murray is a heartwarming and emotionally resonant novel that explores themes of love, redemption, and second chances. With its compelling characters, picturesque setting, and heartfelt storytelling, this book is a beautiful journey of healing and new beginnings. The story follows Emma Wright, a woman in her forties who is starting her life over after an unexpected divorce. Emma's journey of self-discovery and resilience is relatable and inspiring. Readers will empathize with her as she navigates the challenges of...

Heir (A Remembered Classics Romance Book 11)

J L Wilson (Wild Rose Press)

| Reviewed by James Farlow

 Heir (A Remembered Classics Romance Book 11) by J.L. Wilson is a riveting and suspenseful tale of second chances and the quest for freedom and identity. Jessa, a young woman who spent her first sixteen years as a prisoner, is finally freed by the determined police officer Nick Kingson. Now, years later, Nick returns to protect Jessa as her estranged father wants to reconnect with her. He is powerful and rich. With danger following them, Jessa and Nick travel back to the town where she was once held captive, but she's no longer the girl wh...

Closure

David M. Selcern (David M. Selcer)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Closure: Amateur Sleuth Mystery Novel by David M. Selcer opens with traumatic scenes and a compelling premise. Marty is going through a neurogenic shock and her heart rate might not increase. She experiences bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. She has just ended her marriage with a sexually abusive and pitiless union boss. Her attraction for Larry is quick. But Larry has a painful past also, one filled with traumatic episodes. He has been rejected from medical school three times and has suffered from a failed marriage. He brings with...

Never Say Goodbye: Never Series

Sabreena Lowe (‎ Independently Published)

| Reviewed by Jane Riley

Never Say Goodbye: A Second Chance Romance (Never Series) by Sabreena Lowe is a compelling narrative, a romance with lovable characters and a clever plot. Alaina Dexter is an orphan and it has been three years since he left her. He has not also been present in the life of his two-year-old daughter. Now she is to have a face-to-face interview with Christian Riley, the defensive player for New England Patriots. As for Christian Riley, he is worked-up about the thought of an interview with the love of his life and the woman he abandoned, believing...

The Monster, Mayhem, & Magical Love (Peter Pan Man #3)

Lawrence H Sola (Black Rose Writing)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

The Monster, Mayhem, & Magical Love is the third entry in the Peter Pan Man series by Lawrence H. Sola and it is a mesmerizing romance littered with intrigue and surprising moments.Larry is an author who is researching his next book. After an interview with Carla Kimbrel, a journalist from a reputable book magazine, he gets the inspiration he needs for his next novel. But everything takes a sudden and unexpected turn when a doctor who has been his fiancée’s ex-boyfriend hints at a leakage of a virus from a bioweapons lab that...

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