More Alward Cowboys: Crooked Valley Ranch

Several years ago I read (and loved) The Cowboy's Homecoming, third book in the Crooked Valley Ranch series. In my review, I praised both the story and the series. Now I've finally read the first two: The Cowboy's Christmas Gift, and The Cowboy's Valentine. The Cowboy's Christmas Gift has a slightly misleading title. Duke isn't …

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A Breathless Race: Chasing the Heiress

Chasing the Heiress is a 2016 historical romance  from Rachel Miles. This is from Zebra books, specifically their Shout Fresh New Romance line. Not sure what that all means. The story is in a series called Muses Salon, but in this book the titular salon is just an idea occasionally mentioned. It's been a while …

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Campground Love: Hometown Girl Again

This book and the next I'll be discussing have several aspects in common with my Romance One draft. It's reassuring to see this, because it lets me know that my ideas are well within the genre. For example, in Stranded with The Rancher (next post), it's a storm that brings together and isolates the couple …

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Taylor’s Temptation

Taylor's Temptation is a 2001 Silhouette Intimate Moments, by Suzanne Brockman - part of her Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series. I wanted to like the book, because I admire the author, but I was disappointed. Bobby is a Navy SEAL. Recently wounded, he's taking a short leave when his buddy Wes asks him to visit …

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