Posts By: Meoskop

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

March 3, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2 DNF

In keeping with my 2014 policy of reviewing more DNF’s, I’m going to talk about the first few chapters of K.M. Jackson’s Bounce. At it’s heart, Bounce is about a woman rediscovering herself. We meet Sabrina struggling to emotionally connect to her husband after learning of his infidelity. Sabrina’s pain… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

February 23, 2014 Opinion 1

I bang on a lot about the way domestic violence can be subtly normalized in the genre. Back in the day, the DV was more open and obvious than it is now. While rereading Moonstruck Madness I wondered if the lack of subtlety will make readers less accepting of the… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

February 21, 2014 Historical, Reviews 4

Laurie McBain is an author  often underrepresented in casual histories of the genre. Moonstruck Madness did massive business. I decided to revisit Moonstruck Madness because it was the book I remembered the least. MM is a glorious train wreck of domestic violence and kitchen sink plotting. No wonder I forgot most of… Read more »

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No Place For A Dame by Connie Brockway

No Place For A Dame by Connie Brockway

February 17, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3 DNF

Uncle. Seriously. I give up. I’ve been trying to read Connie Brockway’s No Place For A Dame since November 1st. I think three months is enough. Why don’t I love this book? No idea. None. The setup is a science minded heroine and her non science minded man. There’s class… Read more »

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Is It Romance Or Is It Erotica?

February 9, 2014 Opinion 22

Ridley and I are both advocates of porn. Wait, that sounds wrong. Hm, let’s try that again. There have been many discussions between Ridley and Meoskop (that’s me!) about what makes a good romance. We both believe the key ingredient is heroic people. By heroic we don’t mean perfect, we… Read more »

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The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin

The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin

February 3, 2014 Historical, Reviews 0

The Jade Temptress technically has a March release date. I’ve stopped advance reviewing because people find it annoying, but Harlequin has a history of early release in it’s e-store and I wanted to talk about something I liked for a change. We’ll keep it spoiler free. A few pages in to The… Read more »

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I’ll Catch You by Farrah Rochon

I’ll Catch You by Farrah Rochon

January 13, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Rameau’s take on Farrah Rochon lined up with a free promo for I’ll Catch You. Kimani’s haven’t worked for me in the past, but this was a wonderful book. Payton is a former attorney looking to build a new career in sports management. Cedric is an NFL player with an image problem…. Read more »

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Parsimonious Peers

Parsimonious Peers

January 12, 2014 Opinion 4

As usual, Sarah MacLean’s latest book made me crazy enough to follow my review with a generic genre fatigue piece. I don’t even know where to start, but I do know that this will go beyond spoilers and into examination. Read No Duke Goes Unpunished first, if you’re at all… Read more »

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