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"The Ideal Man," Julie Garwood

Pros: Fun characters & story Cons: Some aspects to the writing that pull me out of the story a bit Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Dr. Ellie Sullivan, a trauma surgeon, has just

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"You Belong to Me," Karen Rose

Pros: taut pacing and plotting; characters I want to see more of; suspenseful Cons: large cast of characters with plenty of dark secrets—pro or con depending on the reader (see review) Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of

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"Chasing Fire," Nora Roberts

Pros: Delightful characters; panoramic backdrop; immersion in the setting and culture; thoughtful depiction of relationships Cons: Not a thrill-a-minute book, so if you’re looking for that sort of suspense, you’ll be disappointed Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected

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"Always Look Twice," Geralyn Dawson

Pros: Fun action; tension; mystery; enjoyable heroine; interesting family dynamics Cons: Annoying hero (sometimes); some issues too easily solved Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Mark Callahan and Annabelle Monroe, once members of the

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"An Unforgettable Lady," J.R. Ward as Jessica Bird

Pros: Fantastic characters; plenty of heat and tension Cons: Somewhat obvious & silly resolution to mystery; a character left unresolved. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   I usually pass on books about society romances

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"Cold Sight," Leslie Parrish

Pros: Fantastic tension & pacing; wonderful plot twists; great romance; made me cry! Cons: Can’t think of any! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   There are a few authors whose work I instantly fell

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"Urgent Care," CJ Lyons

Pros: Strong medical mystery; intense dark thriller material; plenty of personal drama Cons: Personal drama is a little less focused than in “Warning Signs” Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group.   I absolutely loved author

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"Waking Evil," Kylie Brant

Pros: Wonderful characters & mystery; fascinating legendry Cons: Identity of killer insufficiently foreshadowed; too many similarities between heroine of this book and heroine of last one Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   Ramsey Clark

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"Waking Nightmare," Kylie Brant

Pros: Wonderful psych material; great characters; interesting mystery Cons: Identity of killer insufficiently foreshadowed Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   There’s a serial rapist loose in Savannah, and detective Ryne Robel is determined to

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"Up Close and Personal," Carla Cassidy

Pros: Wonderful characters; interesting family relationships; delightful suspense Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group. Expected publication date: 10/6/2009.   Jordan Sampson is ready for a change. Her daughter seems to be

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