Celebrate World Book Day 2023 in style by reading some passionate and emotional romance novels set all over the world. We’ve got 10 great recommendations.
Category Romance Review: Smoke in the Wind by Robyn Donald
Smoke in the Wind by Robyn Donald features one of her trademark piggishly cruel heroes. However, it’s one of her better books. 4.5 Stars
Tribute To Author Miranda Lee (aka Maureen Lee)
Along with Charlotte Lamb, Miranda Lee was my favorite writer from the Harlequin Presents line. Sadly, she passed away on November 13, 2021. Lee wrote sensually charged romances that promoted the modern woman in all her forms.
Category Romance Review: Arafura Pirate by Victoria Gordon
Harlequin Romance #3025 Arafura Pirate by Victoria Gordon A spunky marine biologist butts head with the captain of the ship she and her crew are sailing on to tag sharks in the Australian ocean. 31/2 stars
Category Romance Review: Asking for Trouble by Miranda Lee
Asking for Trouble by Miranda Lee a beautiful, yet virginal woman and a burn-by-love playboy find passion together. Is it enough to last? The problem with reading a much-beloved author almost 50 times is that their books begin to blend together. Plotlines get replayed. And replayed. 2 stars
Belated Farewell to Emma Darcy
After writing my review for Emma Darcy’s Don’t Ask Me Now, I found out the sad news that she had passed away four months ago, on December 21, 2020, at the age of 80. Emma Darcy was a pseudonym for the husband-and-wife duo of Frank and Wendy Brennan.
Category Romance Review: Don’t Ask Me Now by Emma Darcy
Harlequin Presents #948 Don’t Ask Me Now by Emma Darcy features a unique love triangle about one woman, her ex-lover, a rich playboy, and her nice best friend. Guess who wins? 5 stars
Category Romance Review: The Millionaire’s Mistress by Miranda Lee
Miranda Lee’s The Millionaire’s Mistress is a bit of an uneven read. I’m undecided on this one…Still, this Harlequin Presents makes for an enjoyable, quick read. 3 1/2 stars
Category Romance Review: Simply Irresistible by Miranda Lee
Simply Irresistible Miranda Lee The Australians Vivien and Ross’s one night stand turns into more than they bargained for!
Historical Romance Review: The Jacaranda Tree by Rebecca Brandewyne
The Jacaranda Tree was my least favorite of Rebecca Brandewyne’s historicals, mainly because it was almost a verbatim regurgitation of conversations, plot points, and love scenes from other book. 3 Stars