Welcome to the March roundup of romance, romantic suspense and erotica. These genres are receiving a consistent number of reviews each month with 20 reviews of 19 books. That means we have a great variety of reviews, so I’m sure you will find something you like!
Once again, Brenda was our top reviewer with 5 reviews.
Brenda particularly enjoyed Kerrie Peterson’s Letting Go, giving it 5 stars:
“Letting Go by Aussie author Kerrie Paterson is the first in the Hope Creek series and it was an absolutely delightful novella – heartbreaking and sad, but filled with hope and optimism it covered areas of grief; teenage angst and the much despaired teenage road deaths. The never ending battle in trying to save these kids’ lives; in making them realise they’re not invincible. I thoroughly enjoyed Letting Go and will be keen to read the next in the series. Highly recommended.”
The most popular book reviewed in March was Avril Tremayne’s Escaping Mr Right. Jess @ The Never-Ending Bookshelf had a contagious enthusiasm for this book:
“Just to emphasise how much I LOVE this book, I literally have a note on the THIRD paragraph of the narrative that reads: Fun quirky start. Love the humour and the characters already. That like never happens. Ever. What’s more Tremayne’s dialogue was superb. It was really natural, but super witty too and in the moment.”
Love Lines was similarly hooked with this book (and I love the reference to black forest cake!):
“Avril Tremayne lived up to the promise of that opening sentence, delivering a smart and sassy romance with a dark heart that lingered long after I read ‘the end’. The story packs the emotional punch of a black forest cake layered with kirsch-infused cherries and topped with cream – rich, melt-in-your-mouth sensuality with a powerful kick.”
Kelly @ Orange Pekoe reviewed Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask, an erotic mystery novel written in verse:
“I felt a real sense of the main character and the events in her life that led her to becoming a private detective. Much to my surprise I really enjoyed the contemporary world of poets and poetry: cut throat and full of deception and lies.”
Michelle @ Beauty and Lace slipped into the glamorous world of the 1920’s with Natasha Lester’s A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald (available April 26), giving it high praise:
“Natasha Lester has done a magnificent job of bringing to life a time that I was unfamiliar with and writing characters that evoke strong emotional reactions – not all of them positive. Overall this book was an engaging read withe some interesting twists and a touching emotional journey.
If all Lester’s writing is of this calibre I will definitely be keeping an eye out for her other books.”
Amy Brownlee lost sleep finishing Kaz Delaney’s The Reluctant Jillaroo, a sure sign of a good book.
“The best part about reading this though is how it feels like you are right alongside these characters, riding along trails, whispering at night in bunks, and having everyday experiences. That’s what makes Kaz’s writing so wonderful, it feels so realistic. Everything happens all at once, everything overlaps, and there can be fun and drama and love alongside one another.”
Another great list of reviews this month – thank you to all those who submitted their reviews and the authors for keeping us readers supplied with such goodness! Now I’m off to check out some of these books in more detail…
About me: I’m Sam, of Sam Still Reading. In between working, studying and organizing far too many things, I love to read and share my book reviews on my blog of six years. Reading is one of my favourite ways of relaxing and I’m always up for a book recommendation or three.