Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire

Rating: B         Romance: 3.5/5          Raunch: 3.5/5 Redonk Nutshell: Woman falls for an associate of her disowned, deceased father Jenna Wilinski has inherited her father’s seedy boxing gym, and she has intentions to gradually close it and turn it into offices for her new business venture, a dating service. Her plan […]

The Lass Wore Black by Karen Ranney

You’ll hold her when she cries, and try like hell to understand why she’s angry. You’ll coax her and reason with her, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with her. You better damn well like her, my boy, because love is ninety percent like and ten percent passion. Redonk Nutshell: Recovering woman finds solace in her physician Catriona […]

Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers

Whenever you are ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours, until Death do us part. Whatever that may mean when consorting with one of Death’s handmaidens. Redonk Nutshell: Holy assassin is surrounded by intrigue and romance while on  assignment This is a YA book that has generated a lot of buzz in […]

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

The Castle. He’d seen this expression far too many times during their marriage. The Castle was Bryony drawing up the gates and retreating deep into the inner keep. And he’d always hated it. Marriage meant that you shared your goddamn castle. You didn’t leave your poor knight of a husband circling the walls trying to […]

A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch

“Apologies,” he said roughly. “I don’t like anyone coming up behind me.” Theresa nodded. “I can see that. Would you please release my bosom?” He stayed where he was, his hard body pressing her against the wall, close enough to kiss but not doing so. “I don’t want to,”  he murmured. “Her heart skittered. “Do […]

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

Redonk Nutshell: Rich girl learns the age old lesson of not judging a book by its cover Children’s author Parker Welles has some tough choices to make when the money from both her’s and her son’s trust fund are confiscated by the government, thanks to her father’s insider trading charges.  The only legacy she has […]

A Secret in Her Kiss by Anna Randol

Redonk Nutshell: Artist embroiled in espionage finds herself in over her head when a British officer is assigned to protect her during her final tasks Mari Sinclair is a talented artist that has lived in Constantinople for years.  The British enlist her skill in order to get detailed sketches of Ottoman camps, hidden within what […]

Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla

Redonk Nutshell: Immortal assassin takes on a case that blows her world as she knows it to smithereens I had put this on my TBR pile after reading some mixed reviews.  What was intriguing to me was that people either loved it or really didn’t like it at all.  I was looking forward to seeing […]

Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis

Redonk Nutshell: Wayward heroine finds herself attracted to town’s stoic sheriff I’ve been pushing myself to read more contemporary romance, and I snagged this after seeing so many good reviews of it. Wild child Chloe has always been a free-spirit.  She’s helping her sisters run a B&B in Lucky Harbor, and she recently has found […]

The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros

I’ve seen creatures in the Indian rain forest so wondrous and rare they haven’t had names since the Garden of Eden. I’ve ridden an elephant across the African veldt with nothing but grass as far as the eye could see. I’ve watched the sun rise and set over the ancient pyramids of Giza. I’ve traveled […]

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Redonk Nutshell: An intense physical attraction between a shy woman and an indulgent man leads to a deep and complicated attachment I came across this book through browsing around the Kindle store.  After reading the premise and the reviews I was intrigued enough to add it to my library.  I sped through it like a […]

Flawless by Carrie Lofty

Redonk Nutshell: Jaded spouses reunite to revive a recently inherited crumbling diamond dynasty I fell in love with this cover. Ain’t it purty? Then I fell for the premise – a regency romance set in…wait for it…SOUTH AFRICA?  Score.  What I got was a gritty and at times uncomfortable not-so-fluffy romance story between a husband […]