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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Champion's Heart: Born to Win Men by Piper Huguley

Released: Dec. 2016
Rating: 5-star

Piper Huguley is one of my favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint with this her latest historical romance. A Champion's Heart tells the story of Delie and Champion. Fans of Ms. Huguley and her Migrations of the Heart series (A Virtuous Ruby, A Most Precious Pearl, and A Treasure of Gold) will recognize Delie as one of the younger Bledsoe sisters from the fictional town of Winslow, Georgia. At this stage of the family saga, Cordelia "Delie" Bledsoe is all grown up. Unlike her older sisters, Delie has never left Winslow. Instead, she remains at her family home, brokenhearted and caring for a group of mostly abandoned children alongside her sister Emerald (Em). Seven years ago, an engaged Delie was left behind without a word by Champion, the man she intended to marry. Champion has since become a boxer and he's preparing to fight the most important fights of his life. One of which is to regain the forgiveness, trust, and affection of the love of his life. Unfortunately, both Champion and Delie harbor secrets that could prevent them from having their happily ever after.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

His to Own by Theodora Taylor

Released: Dec. 2016
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

His to Own is the story of Mason and June. If you've read “Them Fairgood Boys” or the standalone “His Forbidden Bride” you'll recognize Mason as the cousin of “D” and Colin Fairgood. You'll also recall that Mason is a homegrown white nationalist. Yup, this is the love story of a racist white man who falls in love with an African-American woman and the little boy that she cares for. Intrigued? Disgusted? Confused? Believe me, I felt all of these things too. The funny thing is I actually liked the story.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review Quickie: Them Fairgood Boys by Theodora Taylor

Rating: 4-star 

This is a two-book set featuring His for Keeps and His Forbidden Bride. Them Fairgood Boys is classic Theodora Taylor featuring drama, hot love scenes, surprises, and then a lot more drama! In both books, fans of Taylor will appreciate the ups and downs the characters take during their journey toward true love and HEA.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Galaxy of Scars by Jorja Tabu

Published: August 2016
Rating: 3 out of 5

The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is the first Jorja Tabu book that I've had the opportunity to read, so as always when it comes to new writers I was excited to give it a try. A Galaxy of Scars was well written, and the storytelling had a visual quality that I appreciated. It is obvious that Jorja Tabu is a writer with talent, yet there was something that held me back from truly enjoying A Galaxy of Scars as much as I wanted to.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lies You Tell by LaQuette

Publisher: LooseId
Published: 9/2016
4 out of 5 stars
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Lies You Tell is a contemporary romance published by LooseId and written by the new-to-me author LaQuette. One of the first things that I noticed about this book was the cover. Covers can make or break a book in my opinion, and they have the power to turn me off before I read a single sentence. I really liked this particular cover for a number of reasons. First, I loved that the heroine was a darker woman with natural hair. Covers with women like this stand out to me because they are relatively rare. I also liked the image of the couple embracing. Actually, it's the expression and posture of the hero that I like. The gun in one hand, the other hand protectively at her back, and the "Don't fuck with my woman" look in his eyes pretty are a pretty accurate depiction of the hero Dante and his feelings for the heroine. Very fitting.
And the book wasn't too bad either...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pussycat in Peril by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Kenyan/Arab W & Arab M
Pages 95
Published: May 2015
5 out of 5 stars

Roslyn Hardy Holcomb, you've done it. You have successfully pulled me out of my book funk with Pussycat in Peril. You did your thing, and I was both captivated and thrilled from page one. To say that I simply recommend this book is an understatement. I give it 5 stars!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

City of Simplicity by Rae Lori

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Published 6/2015

City of Simplicity is about a city where people live a life of manufactured simplicity. They are required to take a drug called Emotin, which so happens to suppress their emotions and clear the mind of memories about their past. The "media" keeps a watchful eye on the citizen of Simplicity and even tells them what the daily fashion or style is. The story follows Citizen 52701, a law enforcement officer whose real name is Lyn. Lyn is having dreams about a man. Dreams that feel like memories that she shouldn't be having. By day, her job is to terminate people who try to rebel or escape from Simplicity. Unfortunately, the man of her dreams is also a man her profession requires to kill. The question is, can Lyn recall enough of her past and save him from termination?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

His Revenge Baby by Theodora Taylor

Rating: 2.5 stars
Published: July 2016

In His Revenge Baby, we get the story of Norio (No) Nakamura, the brother of Suro Nakamura (Her Perfect Gift). It's been awhile since Suro's story, and although it isn't necessary, I recommend reading Her Perfect Gift if you haven't already. It's a great story and I think it gives you a better feel for this book. Unfortunately, I didn't love this one. Wow! That was painful to say considering I really was looking forward to reading it. But I cannot tell a lie folks, and there were many things that didn't work for me. So let's explore my feelings and thoughts shall we?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Guest Post: Author Danielle Allen (The One)

This is the first time that I've had a guest post on RBTC so I hope you all enjoy! Today's post is courtesy of Danielle Allen author of The One. She's currently doing a Spotlight Tour so I thought I'd shine a little light on her right here on Romance Between the Covers. 

Danielle Allen is a contemporary romance novelist who writes diverse love stories with a twist. She has earned a small, but loyal following due to her complex storytelling that weaves unique characters with original storylines. Danielle hails from Virginia and spends her time with her family and friends.