Tag Archives: Romance

I do think that I've had my fill of romance novels for awhile, even though I did enjoy my latest read. I like the fact that some romance novels are starting to be written like 'regular' fiction books instead of pure, ridiculous fantasy.  The Christmas Gift, Nov11 1745, by Darlene Gardner, a Harlequin Super Romance.

the crabby geese

Alex Costas has never left his home town out of guilt and family obligation. He's built a life and a career.

Krista Novak wanted to see the world and family was not going to stop her from doing that. She has made new friends and loves where she lives.

It's been years since these two have seen each other and the sparks are still flying. Who is going to give in first? Who is going to stay and who is going to go?

I enjoyed the book because it shows that you can follow your dreams and still be a part of a family. You don't have to give up on your passion for someone else. Sure there may be consequences but you should at least try before you say "I can't" or I'll never be able to".

No x-rated love scenes. Sometimes they are not necessary, in my opinion. We all get what's going to happen.

Christmas may be over but it's a good pick me up in the middle of a drab January or February.

The Christmas Gift I am an Amazon Affiliate, however I was not paid to do this review.

I give The Christmas Gift 4 out of 5.

P.S. Be safe out there tomorrow night. Keep a couple 20's in the bottom of your shoe as a backup for a taxi. Stay at a friends house. Utilize your local bus service for free rides home. No drinking and driving please. We all want a good start to the new year. See you next year!

Song of the Day:Make You Feel My Love - 19  Make You Feel My Love- Adele, 19, 2008, XL Recordings Ltd (Written and recorded by Bob Dylan as To Make You Feel My Love in 1997). Click here to see a live performance of Make You Feel My Love.

Till next time,


Dark & Rainy

It's Friday,  I'm thankful for that. I'm reviewing a Harlequin Super Romance, Finding Her Dad by Janice Kay Johnson. Every once and a while a like to switch up my reading with some lighter, fun material. Romance novels generally fit that bill.

The premise of this novel is about the varieties of families that can be built from using the service of a sperm bank. Something that has been a part of many societies for decades now. I was wondering when a romance novel would use that premise. Here it is.

The donor is supposed to be anonymous. Able to give his donation, move on with life and never have to deal with the offspring again. Not in this case, Jonathan Brenner is living his life, campaigning to become the newest sheriff of town. His unknown, biological, teenage daughter Sierra has recently had her world turned up-side down. Finding her bio-dad is what she feels she needs to do.

Sierra is living with her foster mother Lucy when her search for her bio-dad starts. Lucy is reluctant and worried that Sierra will get hurt. Sierra is willing to take the chance plus she sees romantic possibility between Lucy and Jonathan when they finally meet.

A great read for a cool and rainy weekend or a long trip out of town. Whether your a romance novel fanatic or just a casual reader this is a fun read.

I give Finding Her Dad 4 out of 5.

What are some of your favourite romance authors or recent romance titles?
Finding Her Dad
(I am a e-Harlequin affiliate.)

Song of the Day:La Tortura (feat. Alejandro Sanz) - Single - Shakira La Tortura - Shakira (feat. Alejandro Sanz), 2005, Fijación Oral Vol. 1, Epic. Click here to watch a live performance in video.

Till next time,