Category: Reviews


[Review] – Noble Love (Nobles of Sweet Rapids, Book 1) by Te’ Russ

[Review] – Noble Love (Nobles of Sweet Rapids, Book 1) by Te’ Russ

My usual review of a romance novel includes a lot of grumbling about how fast characters fall in love. I do understand that instant attraction and that ~feeling~ is swoon worthy. I DO! However engagements at two months in and weddings before the season is even over… I am always going to complain about the hyper speed that characters reach their Happily Ever After.

But you know what? While I don’t have that complaint about this book, Te DID get me toward the end when I thought a too-early grand gesture was coming but it turned out to be something awesome and wonderfully sweet.





[Review] I Almost Forgot About You by Terri McMillan

[Review] I Almost Forgot About You by Terri McMillan

I have always loved McMillan’s laid back style. It’s more like having drinks with a girlfriend than reading a novel. You’re friends with the main character practically before you meet her and get the inside scoop on her life. She’s a single woman in her 50’s with two grown children, an Optometry practice and a line of men in her wake that she may or may not want to get in touch with again.

I also feel like McMillan’s characters are full and three dimensional, very realistic on the page, from Georgia Young’s neighbors to her best friends to her children and the men in (and out of) her life.






[Review] The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey-

[Review] The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey-

Eric Jerome Dickey has always been a detailed, decadent writer. From one of the first books I ever read by him, Friends and Lovers, I appreciated that I felt like I was ‘in the scene’, like I could go to LA and drive around, because he’d been so descriptive, down to the number of streetlights one might encounter on Crenshaw Boulevard. So when one sits down to read an EJD book, one should not expect to skip and flit over details.




[Review] Having It Both Ways by Tasha L. Harrison

[Review] Having It Both Ways by Tasha L. Harrison

Having It Both Ways represents, to me, a tearing down and a building back up. I think Yves and Elijah met and fulfilled a need for each other, so many books ago. But I also think that relationships reach a place where you have to grow… either together or apart, but it has to [i/go somewhere[/i]. The split was heartbreaking to read about, but I also think it was necessary for the two of them to explore away from each other to realize what they truly meant to each other. Unfortunately this discovery happened at the expense of the love and adoration of other people, but as that quippy saying goes, the heart wants what it wants.