Reviews : Romance

‘Songs Unfinished’ by Holly Stratimore

As Songs Unfinished opens, Shawn Davies is in big trouble. After a long spiral downward, she’s just about hit rock bottom and it doesn’t seem as if she’ll be able to bounce back up. Shawn leaves a guy named Brinkman knocked out cold in a sleazy motel, and counting what scant money she has to… read more

‘Love Is Enough’ by Cindy Rizzo

When Massachusetts Congressional Representative, Angie Antonelli, gives in to her friend Patty to go out on a blind date with investment manager, Jan Clifford, she’s convinced it will be another in a long line of misadventures. She’s convinced this new mystery woman will be just like all her previous dates since her heart was broken… read more

‘Life After Love’ by KG MacGregor

Is life after love even a possibility? Bea Lawson certainly isn’t convinced. It’s okay, though, because Bea isn’t interested in pursuing a permanent relationship with anyone. She’s convinced that her life with her dog, Dexter, and the friendships she has, especially with Kit, one of her employees, and Kit’s wife, Marta, is more than enough…. read more

‘Sweet, Sweet Wine’ by Jaime Clevenger

In the opening paragraphs of Sweet, Sweet Wine, Riley Robinson and Ana Potrero meet in the Rocky Mountain town of Catori. Riley has come to town to put some space between her and her recently failed relationship by visiting her friend, Sharon, who owns a bed and breakfast in the tourist town. Ana is in… read more

‘Under a Falling Star’ by Jae

A good lesbian romance is always welcome, but a romance with wit and humor is a most welcome gift to brighten up “those” days, and in fact every day…. read more

‘Eight Dates’ by Lori L. Lake

Skylar Cassidy’s life has recently gone down the tubes as Eight Dates begins. Separated from her partner after some unconventional propositions on Brittany’s part, Sky moves into the only abode she can afford, the outdated and run-down converted apartments known as the Miracle Motel…. read more

'Barring Complications' by Blythe Rippon

No doubt about it: June 26, 2013 will always be remembered as one of the pivotal moments in the historical fight for LGBTQI rights. The tide which gathered first with the Stonewall uprising swept away the obstacles to marriage equality when the US Supreme Court decided that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional…. read more

‘The War Within’ by Yolanda Wallace

The lives of four people intersect on Jekyll Island, Georgia during one summer in The War Within. The story is divided into two sections, one historical and one contemporary. The first section gives us the story of a young, idealistic nurse who has volunteered for duty during the Vietnam War. Idealism gives way to realism… read more

‘Kicker's Journey’ by Lois Cloarec Hart

Canadian author Lois Cloarec Hart claims to be an accidental author. But her latest rich, opulent period piece set in Victorian England and the Canadian “Wild West” demonstrates that readers are all the better for the circumstances which prompted this gifted author to take up ink and pen…. read more

‘Keepsake Self Storage’ by Marianne Banks

The story of Keepsake Self Storage starts with a “body” floating down the Connecticut River. However, May Hammond is wrong about the ominous looking blob, as she finds out later when the police investigate to find a bag of old clothing. Nevertheless, a body-shaped bag of debris turns out to be a metaphor for the… read more