Category Archives: recommending

Rameau’s review archive: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Synopsis: Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed. Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her … Continue reading

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God’s War (Bel Dame Apocrypha 01) by Kameron Hurley

Synopsis: Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn’t make any difference… On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels 03) by Loretta Chase

This is one of our second opinion reviews. You can find Ana’s review here. Synopsis: DETERMINED LADY Tough-minded Jessica Trent’s sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Season for Surrender (Holiday Pleasures 02) by Theresa Romain

Synopsis: Honor Among Rogues Alexander Edgeware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation—for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Raven Prince (Princess trilogy 01) by Elizabeth Hoyt

rameau’s ramblings: This is a second opinion review from the olden days. You can find Ana’s aka Scorn’s review here. Synopsis: There comes a time in a lady’s life… Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan

Synopsis: Once the seeds of desire are sown . . . Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Firelight (Darkest London 01) by Kristen Callihan

Synopsis: Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Värisuora (Smiley’s People: George Smiley 07) by John le Carré

Synopsis: John le Carre’s classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him — and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.Rounding … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Synopsis: Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Harlot (Taskill Witches 01) by Saskia Walker

Synopsis: It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lass will do what she must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins… Forced to watch her mother burned at the stake and separated … Continue reading

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