Reviews of The Lone Warrior, Love Your Entity, and The Chocolate Heart, plus a full list of Romance reviews from the December 2013 issue.
LJ is once again venturing into new territory, as we did with e-original reviews two years ago, with a quarterly column covering what our reviewer considers the best of current erotic fiction (this first foray is just a taste). We will try diligently to keep the lines distinct between erotica and erotic romance; our romance coverage will continue in its six-times-a-year frequency. If the craze for all things erotic is still strong in your library, we trust these reviews will help with those “prickly” collection decisions. Feel free to blush!
The phrase “desperate times call for desperate measures” is especially true for December’s selections. Whether plunging into a gang war or jockeying to be plucked as a millionaire’s wife, the characters in these novels find themselves caught up in desperate situations. Some will turn to God and others will rely on superior firepower.
Layered storytelling from Abrams and Dorst, de Giovanni builds on his gloomy but brilliant detectives, Delaney’s grim tale shouts Greek tragedy more than standard mystery fare, a somewhat entertaining debut from Devereaux-Nelson, Forrest’s beloved detective Kate Delafield returns, give The Card a shot, savor Rodale’s funny, heartfelt, and lovingly crafted romance